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Powerful Poets

Tenth graders went on a field trip this week to see poets perform their work. The event was done by an organization called Day Eight. The event was called “DC Stories Performed by DC Poets.” The group provides access for communities to participate in the arts, through production, publication, and promotion of creative projects.  The students watched four local Washington, D.C. poets perform their work at THEARC in Southeast.  The English 10 classes will be performing their Poetry Out Loud poems in two weeks for the annual competition.

Winter Wonderland

For the Annual Winter Dinner Concert, the 8th grade choir, Honors Choir, Latin Voices, and Jazz Band performed Wednesday. The songs included “Howl Like a Winter,” by Ruth Morris Gray, “Drink to Me Only,” “Lacrimoso,”by Mozart, “Armor,” by Sara Bareilles, and the Spanish song “Saludo.” The event is a fundraiser for the performing arts department, complete with dinner and performances.

Surprising Science

The middle school science fair is Friday. The event, which will feature the hard work of the 5th and 6th graders, will include original scientific experiments. Students in Ms. Dobler and Ms. Dorsey’s classes have been conducting original experiments, using various household materials to test their hypotheses. They have collected and analyzed their data and created graphic illustrations of the results to present to outside visiting judges on Friday. It is a great chance for children to boost their public speaking skills and see science at work.

Gene Gurus

The AP Biology class is currently working on a project that puts them in the role of a genetic counselor. They are tasked with researching a particular gene and preparing to diagnose a patient who has a mutation in that gene. They will be assessed on their ability to explain the diagnosis and answer the patient’s questions.

Justice and Mercy

Students in the conflict resolution class will go on a field trip next week to see the film Just Mercy.  The film is based on the memoir of Bryan Stevenson about his experiences working in Alabama appealing a death penalty case.  The class, taught by Ms. Grant, helps students learn to become mediators, working with peers on resolving tricky conflicts and building better communication skills inside our school.

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Latin Featured in Article on Charter School Diversity

Latin Featured in Article on Charter School Diversity

A Bright Spot in School Diversity Diverse public charter schools are in demand and growing. By David Osborne and Emily Langhorne | Nov. 29, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. The Albert Shanker Institute recently released a report that analyzed the negative effects of private schools...

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WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

WJLA Features No Tech Challenge

Is there an appropriate age for kids to get their first cell phone? by Amy Aubert/ABC7, Wednesday, November 15th 2017 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — “If I let them be on these devices all the time, they would be,” said Diana Smith, Principal at the Washington Latin Public...

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Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Blog Post Q&A with Diana Smith about Latin

Q&A: At D.C.’s Washington Latin Public Charter School, ‘the Greatest Success Is the Culture’ By Emily Langhorne, Reinventing America's Schools Diana Smith, principal of Washington Latin Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., received a lot of press this summer...

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Teacher on TV

Teacher on TV

Upper school Arabic teacher Joe Hamd was interviewed on Al Jazeera Arabic in a live TV broadcast around the globe. He spoke about Qatar Foundation International and teaching Arabic in the United States. He had the chance to speak about the work that QFI does to...

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WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

WUSA9 Returns for No Tech Challenge Update

DC students get paid $100 for putting their phones away Evan Koslof, WUSA-9, August 30, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) - A couple months ago, WUSA9 brought you the story of an unusual challenge at one D.C. school. The principal at the Washington Latin Public Charter...

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