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In-person classes have resumed at Wilson

In-person classes have resumed at Wilson

Joanna Chait February 24, 2021

An estimated 395 students returned to Wilson for in-person learning for the first time in almost one year.  According to Data Coordinator Joseph Bellino, about 600 students of the total enrollment...

Safety is prioritized in Wilson's new hybrid-learning plan

Safety is prioritized in Wilson’s new hybrid-learning plan

Madison Dias February 24, 2021

As Wilson students attend in-person learning (IPL), there are several measures being taken in order to ensure that safety is being prioritized.  Each DC Public School was given a COVID-19 Operations...

Students can choose to sign up for in-person instruction

Students can choose to sign up for in-person instruction

Madison Dias February 5, 2021

Wilson’s hybrid learning plan gives families the option to either volunteer for an in-person seat through contacting guidance counselors, or accept an invitation from teachers. Students may decide to...

Hybrid learning begins

Hybrid learning begins

Joanna Chait February 3, 2021

About two hundred and thirty-five students began in-person learning, one day per week for a half-day, on February 2. Some Wilson staff members have concerns regarding the safety and equity of the plan.  In...

Wilson joins No Place For Hate initiative

Wilson joins No Place For Hate initiative

Madison Dias February 2, 2021

Wilson is currently in the process of receiving their designation of becoming an official No Place for Hate School, joining a national program to encourage inclusivity and diversity. Wilson pledges to...

Community service requirements dropped for class of 2021

Community service requirements dropped for class of 2021

Winston Botts and Madison Dias February 2, 2021

DCPS has waived the graduation requirement of 100 community service hours for the class of 2021. The decision stems from concerns about students being able to safely complete the required hours. Typically,...

New name to be announced soon

New name to be announced soon

Anna Arnsberger February 2, 2021

Mayor Muriel Bowser and DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee have picked a new name for Woodrow Wilson High School. They are set to announce their decision in the coming days.  After promising a name by the...

Teachers foster discussions to process Capitol insurgency

Teachers foster discussions to process Capitol insurgency

Hadley Carr January 26, 2021

At 12:15 PM on Wednesday, January 6, President Trump called for a march on the Capitol. At 12:49 PM, bomb threats were reported on the National Mall. At 2:11 PM, rioters broke in on the West side of the...

Perspective on name options vary

Perspective on name options vary

Madison Dias January 7, 2021

Wilson’s new name is up for debate. Although many stakeholders support the renaming, there are conflicting views on what the criteria for the new name should be. Principal Kimberly Martin was one...

Select students may return to school this February

Select students may return to school this February

Joanna Chait January 7, 2021

Principal Kimberly Martin’s reopening plan is under review for approval by DCPS central office. At least 500 students, a combination of at-risk populations and volunteers, are set to return to school...

Start of in-person elementary school learning postponed

Start of in-person elementary school learning postponed

Andrew Dong January 7, 2021

DCPS pushed the in-person return date for elementary schools to February 1 following a teacher “mental health day,” on November 2.  On November 2, DCPS Chancellor Lewis Ferebee sent an email to...

Federal government awards $16 million to DC schools in order to combat illiteracy

Federal government awards $16 million to DC schools in order to combat illiteracy

Mary Harney January 7, 2021

DC Public Schools have been awarded a 5 year $16 million grant to improve literacy among students. The grant is intended to help children who have disabilities, are learning English or are financially...

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