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We’ll Never Be Royals

Mr. Moore and Ms. Sisk’s eighth grade Latin students made presentations this week on Roman monarchies. The slideshows focused on topics including legends of the founding of Rome, Roman kings, brother stories, Etruscan funerals, later kings like Tarquinius Superbus, rebellions that overthrew the monarchy.

Movin’ and Groovin’

The ninth grade physics students are studying kinematics, the science of motion. Mr. Keller’s classes are measuring and calculating hang time, and Mr. Torrence’s students are making slow-motion videos of marbles dropping in order to calculate the acceleration of gravity.  Students consider the motion of vehicles, balls and falling and rolling, and projectiles. They consider gravity, free-fall, and use mathematical equations to explain and predict the nature of motion. 

Staten’s Shields

Sixth grade civics students have been studying Ancient Greek civilization with Mr. Staten. As part of their studies on the city-states of Athens and Sparta, including the Battles of Marathon and Thermopylae, the sixth graders built hoplon battle shields and learned to march in a Spartan phalanx formation.

Goals and Touchdowns!

The undefeated varsity girls soccer team beat DCI 2-0 on Wednesday. The team is coached by Mr. Richardson. Laila Axam and Genet Tewalt scored the goals. The JV girls’ soccer team won their first three games last week. The team is coached by physics teacher Mr. Keller. Meanwhile, the middle school boys soccer team shut out DCI in an impressive 10-0 game at RFK field. The team is coached by Mr. Ochoa and Mr. Cox. The varsity boys and girls soccer will play on Saturday at St. Andrews’ Homecoming Games. The middle school boys’ football team beat Meridian Public Charter School. The team is coached by Mr. Vaughn and Washington Latin alum, Mr. Walters (‘19). 

Fast and Friendly

At Wednesday’s cross country  meet at Kenilworth Park, the girls’ team earned a first place finish in the 4K race. Eighth grader Abby Hawkinson took first place, eighth grader Lola Orlove-Rodriguez took second place, and sixth grader Julianna Rodriguez finished fifth. Eighth grader Ryan Watterson came in sixth overall in the 3K race, with fifth grader Dino Sadiq-Silla, and seventh grader Dylan Hais finishing ninth and 11th. Eighth grader Jackson Trinca showed empathy and superior sportsmanship by stopping his race and helping a player from another team who fell. The cross country team is coached by Mr. Green and Mr. O’Brien.

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Washington Post covers Washington Latin Expansion

Washington Post covers Washington Latin Expansion

A top D.C. charter school educates few at-risk students. Should it be opening a second campus? Washington Latin Public Charter School in Brightwood Park educates a smaller percentage of children from disadvantaged families than that of almost any school in the...

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Latin featured in El Tiempo Latino

Latin featured in El Tiempo Latino

Por David Marín | Especial para El Tiempo Latino Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Si está en la búsqueda de una escuela en la que inscribir a sus hijos para que reciban educación gratuita y de calidad, le contamos que Washington Latin Public Charter tiene abiertas las...

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Ms. Hamm featured in School Library Journal

Ms. Hamm featured in School Library Journal

School Library Journal by Bekah McNeel May 21, 2019 | Filed in News & Features Intensive literacy training and discipline saturate all 49 IDEA school campuses in Texas and Louisiana, including the libraries. While the IDEA libraries feel consistent with the rest...

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Good Morning, Washington visits Latin

Good Morning, Washington visits Latin

Reporter Kidd O'Shea dropped by to appreciate our teachers on Thursday of Teacher Appreciation Week. He brought coffee and breakfast, we shared why we teach. A few early-rising students also shared what they love about teachers at Latin. Diana Smith also introduced...

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WJLA Features Senior Jonathan Benitez

Senior Jonathan Benitez was featured as part of ABC7's Michelle Marsh's Inspire series over the winter break. Benitez is the recipient of a Beat the Odds scholarship from the Children's Defense Fund. You can watch the story below.

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Upcoming Events

  • 6th Grade to Calleva

    10/21/2021  8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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  • Wednesday Schedule - Early Dismissal @ 2:10pm

    10/22/2021
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  • Admissions Open House (in-person)

    10/27/2021  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • 8th Grade Field Trip (details coming soon)

    11/05/2021
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  • Fall Music Concert

    11/10/2021  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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