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Virginia closes all public schools for rest of school year

Sophia Ibrahim

March 27, 2020

As Virginia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 254, Governor Ralph Northam announced on Monday, March 23, that all public and private schools in Virginia will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 academic year. Initi...

DCPS schools closed until April 27

Chloe Fatsis and Max Karp

March 20, 2020

DCPS delayed the return to school to Monday, April 27, according to a DCPS announcement today. In the meantime, students will participate in distance learning. Teachers have been creating lesson plans for remote learning, wh...

Spring sports postponed due to COVID-19

Margaret Heffernan

March 16, 2020

Wilson spring sports are temporarily suspended due to the DCPS closure of schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chancellor Lewis Ferebee notified all DCPS staff and families on Friday March 13 that schools would be closed...

Mass media competition canceled

Ayomi Wolff

March 15, 2020

The Student Television Network (STN) Competition, set to be hosted in DC on March 12-15th, was canceled on Thursday the 12th due to the recent reports of coronavirus cases within the city. Wilson would have had 49 students...

Teachers plan for remote learning in event of Wilson closure

Amelia Bergeron

March 12, 2020

With dozens of schools in the DC area closing due to COVID-19 and Mayor Muriel Bowser declaring a state of emergency in the District, a DCPS closure seems increasingly likely. To prepare for a temporary shutdown, teachers have begun a...

Coronavirus is not an excuse for racism

The Beacon Staff

March 12, 2020

The past few weeks, we’ve been bombarded with information and subsequent panic regarding the COVID-19 strain of coronavirus. Countless social media posts, memes, and news stories have contributed to a general culture of xenopho...

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