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Where in the World

Washington Latin seventh grader Michael, who won the Middle School Geography Bee in January took an online test to qualify for the State level Geography Bee. He will be competing at the State-level GeoBee on March 27 at the National Geographic building.

Muchas Palabras

Ms. Richardson’s  Mi Herencia Multilingual Spanish Heritage class had a  Latino Coffee House on Tuesday.  The class showcased research projects highlighting the Latino population in four neighborhoods in DC. Presentations were in English for the first 45 minutes and Spanish for the second 45. Students also enjoyed various foods including tamales, sweet bread, coffee, tea, jugo de durazno (peach juice), and mango bonbons.

Blonde Ambition

The annual school musical premiered this week, with sold out performances Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The production of “Legally Blonde” features middle and upper schoolers in a comedic performance of a 2007 musical written by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach based on the novel and film Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown. The arts department worked hard on this production with numerous late night practices and months of planning.

All Assembled

Students in the upper school assembled Wednesday to honor Black History Month.  The Jazz Band played an interlude and later performed the song “Minnie the Moocher” by Cab Calloway, with a solo by senior Owen Fox-Whelpton.  Mr. Torrence gave an introductory speech and Ms. Richardson was the main adult speaker this month. Senior Trinity Rich read the poem “Oluwa Seun.” Students including Charlotte Krisetya, Kayla Schifferle, Jelani Massey, Asseyah Walker, Ben Southworth, Essah Goumou, and Zoe Edelman shared the stories of significant figures from history.  Senior Ryann Mellion and junior Hawa Sturr sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” by James Weldon Johnson. The Honors choice also performed the song “Chile Con Carne” by The Real Group and freshman Brandon Souverain performed  “Harlem Shadows” by Claude McKay. The stage was adorned with artwork by art teacher Ms. Coleman of historical figures, musicians and leaders like Malcolm X, Bob Marley, Nina Simone, and Angela Davis, and Adinkra Artwork created by Ms. Richardson. The event was a collaborative chance to celebrate and honor culture as a school community through art, music, philosophy, and spoken word.

Surprising Scientists

The freshmen took part in science fair last Thursday. Each showcased his or her original research and the steps they took to design and implement an experiment and collect data. The winners were Charlotte Krisetya, Zoe Woods-Arthur, and Henry Batkin. Honorable mentions went to Sam Regardie, Madison Davis, Genaba Diallo, and Claire Emanuel.  The winners will also participate in the spring city-wide STEM fair, in which they will again exhibit their research and compete against students throughout the city for various prizes.

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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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