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Troubling attendance patterns found across DCPS, Wilson included

Troubling attendance patterns found across DCPS, Wilson included

Benjamin Korn
January 26, 2018
Filed under News

Last month, an investigative report by WAMU and NPR found that over half of the 2017 graduating class at Ballou High School had more than 60 unexcused absences. Just two months before graduation, only 57 students were on track to graduate. Yet every Ballou senior received a diploma. Following these t...

Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates 50th anniversary

Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrates 50th anniversary

DANIELLE BRESLOW
July 7, 2017
Filed under Features

During a couple weeks in June and July the Smithsonian Folklife Festival swings around, and thousands of locals and tourists flood the National Mall to get a taste of cultures from all around the world debuted through its festivities. Each year the two week festival chooses different cultural aspects to h...

Storytime with Mr.Heckler*

Storytime with Mr.Heckler*

April 30, 2015
Filed under Features

BY CHLOE LEO, STAFF WRITER  & DANIELLE BRESLOW, JUNIOR EDITOR   When World History teacher David Heckler was studying business as a rising junior at Georgetown University, he and a buddy did a summer leadership academy in Romania. It was an eye-opening experience for them. The trip he...

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

Homecoming Spirit Week is October 20 – 25

October 16, 2014
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BY DANIELLE BRESLOW and CHLOE LEO Spirit Week is coming up, and Wilson’s scholars and teachers couldn’t be more excited! The week will be packed with activities and theme days, leading up to the homecoming dance and football game this Saturday. Student body Vice President Margaret Ke...

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