The Wilson Beacon

JPMorgan announces $6 million investment to expand IT at DC area schools

JPMorgan announces $6 million investment to expand IT at DC area schools

Zara Hall and Saige Gootman

January 27, 2019

JPMorgan Chase & Co has committed $6 million to “expand access to economic opportunity” for students in the Greater Washington region. The investment hopes to increase the number of high school and college graduates prepared to work in technology jobs. “We have a responsibility to build a bet...

Crew raises remarkable $200,000 in 2018

Crew raises remarkable $200,000 in 2018

Joanna Chait

January 27, 2019

The Wilson Crew team raised $200,000 in fundraising efforts last year, smashing seasonal goals and bankrolling new initiatives for the team. “We are not funded by DCPS because we are technically a ‘club’ even though we are associated with the school obviously,” said varsity captain Evelyn S...

DCPS confirms Wilson enrollment at just under 1,800

DCPS confirms Wilson enrollment at just under 1,800

Sophie Ludgin and Maya Wilson

January 27, 2019

DCPS certified Wilson’s 2018-19 enrollment at 1,796 students, a figure that differs from the number of active student schedules currently in the DCPS student information system Aspen: 1,806. Wilson’s DCPS-certified enrollment is significantly lower than the 1,960 student schedules in Aspen at the begin...

Art therapy, slam poetry, among topics of innovative professional development day

Art therapy, slam poetry, among topics of innovative professional development day

Sarah Morgan and Elie Salem

January 27, 2019

Tuesday’s professional development for Wilson staff was unlike any other. Art teacher Avram Walters taught JROTC instructor Walter Davis how to draw like Picasso, social studies teacher Michelle Bollinger got a crash course in slam poetry, and Principal Martin experimented with meditation. Profession...

Woodrow Wilson’s legacy under debate, community considers new school name

Woodrow Wilson’s legacy under debate, community considers new school name

Chloe Fatsis

January 26, 2019

A new force is working to change Wilson’s name: the DC History and Justice Collective. They planned a forum, which will take place on February 12 at Wilson, to discuss the legacy of President Woodrow Wilson and whether there is community support for a name change. At the forum, seven speakers will participat...

Wilson under watch, awaiting fire safety repairs

Wilson under watch, awaiting fire safety repairs

Max Karp and Elie Salem

January 26, 2019

The DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department put Wilson under “firewatch” on December 8 after the Fire Inspector found that the fire alarm control panel and fire alarms were not functioning. The Department of General Services (DGS) made the necessary repairs to the fire alarm control panel...

January’s News of the Month

Ella Pearlman-Chang and Elie Salem

January 26, 2019

  All Wilson students and faculty will be eligible for a weekly discount in Tenleytown restaurants called “Tenley Tuesday.” The current list of participating restaurants are Bandit Taco, Beefsteak, Chick-Fil-A, Crisp & Juicy, District Taco, Muncheez, Olive Bistro & Cafe, Pete’s New...

Author visits cancelled with loss of Title I status

Author visits cancelled with loss of Title I status

Hannah Bocian and Elie Salem

January 26, 2019

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation terminated their relationship with Wilson, ending a program that had sent authors to the Wilson library to give presentations regularly for years. The foundation ended the program because Wilson no longer qualified as a low-income school under the federal government’s crit...

Stories of the government shutdown

Stories of the government shutdown

Elie Salem, Tiffany Missembe, Zara Hall, and Anna Dueholm

January 26, 2019

The recent government shutdown has been the longest, and likely most catastrophic, in American history. 800,000 federal workers have remained furloughed for close to a month. Tens of thousands have been called back to the government to work without pay. Stories of misfortune abound: DC food banks report th...

DC passes bill to make city 100 percent renewable by 2032

DC passes bill to make city 100 percent renewable by 2032

Max Karp

January 26, 2019

The DC Council unanimously voted to pass a bill making DC’s electricity 100 percent renewable by 2032. The DC Chapter of the Sierra Club fought to have the legislation passed. The ‘Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018’ aims to cut the city’s emissions and institute renewable energy ...

Student internet use blocked after DCPS updates filter

Student internet use blocked after DCPS updates filter

Zoe Friedman

January 25, 2019

Central Office updated the DCPS security firewall at the beginning of this school year in an effort to filter student internet use more effectively. As a result, computers that aren’t issued by DCPS are prevented from using Google on the DCPS Wi-Fi networks. The update makes it impossible to conduct ...

Today Show visits Wilson to film vaping segment

Today Show visits Wilson to film vaping segment

Chloe Fatsis

January 18, 2019

Principal Kimberly Martin and three Wilson students recently went on the Today Show to discuss vaping at Wilson. The interviews were part of a segment on juuling and a organization’s efforts to combat its use, which the Surgeon General of the U.S. has deemed an “epidemic.” Wilson first started collaborating with the ...

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson Senior High School
News