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Power of Poetry

Upper Schoolers took part in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition, culminating in the final round of competitions on Wednesday. In each class, judges selected the students most skilled at reciting poetry with accuracy, emotion, and style. The final competition was judged by several different teachers and Ms. Smith. The winner with sophomore Kayla Park. Second place went to senior Dakota Turnage. Third place was a tie between junior Jalen Richardson and freshman Genaba Diallo.  Kayla will not proceed to compete in the city-wide Poetry Out Loud Competition. Kayla performed the poems “Diameter” by Michele Y. Burke, and “Time does not bring relief; you have lied,” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Jump Shot!

The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team bested DCI with a score of 65-36 on Tuesday’s opening round of the DCSAA basketball tournament.  Thursday, the team played KIPP at Georgetown University. The team is coached by director of athletics Mr. Eleby-El.

Swim Stars

The Washington Latin Middle School Swim Team competed in the final meet of the season, the St. Albans International. Seven members competed, coached by middle school math teacher Ms. Kolb. Fifth grader Robert Campbell finished 1st in the 50 yard freestyle race, and first in the 50 yard butterfly.  The girls 200 Medley Relay team of 8th graders Celia Servaites and Charlotte Lin, sixth grader Alice Lin, and fifth grader Tilly Mott finished third. Alice Lin and Claire Campbell finished 4th and 5th overall in the 50 year freestyle, out of 22 swimmers. Alice also earned a 5th place finish in the 100 meter. Celia came in fourth in the 50 meter freestyle as well as 2nd place in the 50 meter butterfly.  Charlotte finished 5th in the 100 meter race.  Tillie Mott finished 3rd in the 50 meter backstroke. Alice, Tillie, and Claire finished 5th, 6th, and 7th in the 100 meter race.

Evolving Earth

Sixth graders took a trip to the Natural History museum this week to learn about how Earth has changed over time. They visited the exhibits on Plate Tectonics, Rocks Gems and Minerals, and  fossils. They will be collecting data that both connects to and deepens what they have been learning in science class with Ms. Dobler. Throughout the year students are engaged in a study of local waterways, but will use this knowledge to get a deeper understanding of what is happening to the planet.

Presidential Politics

Students in eighth grade history are evaluating the work and achievements of the first five presidents this quarter. Students considered the framers of the constitution’s ideas about the role of presidents in the new nation, and evaluated how the presidents met these goals, through their international treaties, growth of the new nation, trade laws, and attempts to avoid continued war.  In history classes at Washington Latin, students use critical thinking skills like comparison, evaluation, and synthesis to draw conclusions about the meaning of historical events, rather than simply memorizing dates on a timeline.

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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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WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

WAMU Reports on Latin’s No Tech Tuesday Challenge

What I Learned From ‘No Tech Tuesday’: Students Speak About A Summer Without Technology By Kate McGee, August 29, 2017 Before students at Washington Latin Public Charter School in Northwest D.C. left for summer break, their principal announced an unusual summer...

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Good Morning America Features Latin’s Challenge

Good Morning America Features Latin’s Challenge

Principal offers $100 for students who turn off their electronics 1 day a week over summer break CATHERINE THORBECKE Good Morning America June 27, 2017 A school principal from Washington, D.C. is challenging her students to spend one day a week this summer without...

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San Diego FM Radio 94.9 Interviews Diana Smith

San Diego FM Radio 94.9 Interviews Diana Smith

Dana & Jayson - The $100 Tech Challenge JUNE 19, 2017   Diana Smith is the Principal at Washington Latin Public Charter School in DC, and to help her students combat the pull of technology, she issued a challenge. Dana & Jayson had the chance to speak with her...

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WTOP Radio Interviews Diana Smith

WTOP Radio Interviews Diana Smith

DC principal offering students $100 to stay off phones this summer By Hanna Choi, June 12, 2017 8:49 am WASHINGTON — A local principal is offering students $100 each out of her own pocket to stay off their electronic devices just one day a week for the duration of...

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Fox 5 News: Principal Smith interviewed on No-Tech-Tuesday

Fox 5 News: Principal Smith interviewed on No-Tech-Tuesday

Fox 5 Good Morning NO TECH CHALLENGE: Principal to pay students to stay off electronics over summer POSTED: JUN 13 2017 11:55AM EDT WASHINGTON - A D.C. charter school principal is reaching into her own pocket to try and get her students to put down their electronics...

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