The Wilson Beacon

Martin leaves Wilson after six years as Principal

Martin leaves Wilson after six years as Principal

Emily Mulderig and Joanna Chait July 8, 2021

After serving six years as the Principal of Wilson High School, Kimberly Martin is leaving to take a promotion within DCPS. Assistant Principal Gregory Bargeman will act as the Interim Principal.   Martin...

Virtual platforms to be used for next year

Virtual platforms to be used for next year

Hannah Lahey June 22, 2021

Students will continue using virtual learning platforms for the 2021-22 school year.  “Now that teachers have become experienced users of technology, we will see a more blended classroom with technology...

District to allocate millions in stimulus funds

District to allocate millions in stimulus funds

Andrew Dong June 22, 2021

DCPS conducted a survey to gauge public opinion on how to allocate the $191 million they will receive in federal stimulus funding. The online survey was available to students, staff, parents, and community...

Metro implements safety policies as usage ramps up

Metro implements safety policies as usage ramps up

Mary Harney June 22, 2021

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) established procedures to limit any lingering risk from COVID-19 in buses and trains.  Their facilities and equipment, including rail...

Masks and social distancing will be required next school year

Masks and social distancing will be required next school year

Joanna Chait June 22, 2021

DCPS has announced its health and safety measures for the 2021-22 school year, which require masks for all and encourage distancing when possible. The District plans to put in place “layered mitigation...

Graduation to require compliance with many restrictions

Graduation to require compliance with many restrictions

Emily Mulderig June 22, 2021

The Wilson administration is adhering to many regulations in order to hold in-person graduation at Audi Field at noon on June 22. When DCPS chose the venue to hold many of this year’s high school...

COVID vaccine not mandated for next school year

COVID vaccine not mandated for next school year

Amelia Johnson June 22, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine will not be required for students or staff in the 2021-2022 school year. The decision may be subject to change as circumstances surrounding COVID-19 evolve. “There may be efforts...

Council awaits vote on name change bill

Council awaits vote on name change bill

Joanna Chait June 17, 2021

The DC Council will hold a hearing and vote on the Mayor’s bill to name the school after playwright August Wilson.  This next step in the process is called a “first reading,” consisting of a...

Select Community stakeholders press for a DC Council Hearing

Select Community stakeholders press for a DC Council Hearing

Hadley Carr and Ellen Carrier June 14, 2021

The DC History and Justice Collective urged the DC Council to hold a hearing to   reconsider the proposal to name the school after August Wilson. Other community members contacted Chairman Phil Mendelson,...

Two new schools buildings to open in Ward 3

Two new schools buildings to open in Ward 3

Emily Mulderig May 18, 2021

DCPS will open two new schools in Ward 3 in the coming years to relieve overcrowding in Wilson’s feeder pattern. The schools are currently being identified as Foxhall and MacArthur. Both buildings...

AP For All initiative rejected by DCPS

AP For All initiative rejected by DCPS

Madison Dias May 16, 2021

DCPS has disapproved the AP For All initiative, which will no longer go into effect. The proposal would have required all incoming juniors to enroll in two AP courses: AP English Language and Composition...

Legislation, funding required for name change

Legislation, funding required for name change

Joanna Chait May 16, 2021

Many additional steps remain to finalize the proposed name change from Woodrow Wilson to August Wilson High School.  Although the process is not totally clear, to move forward with the change, the...

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