The Wilson Beacon

100 Word Appreciations

Leah Carrier, Madison Dias, Sophia Hosford, and Ellen Carrier

July 2, 2020

Friendship is underrated Written by Leah Carrier My best friend is an outgoing, smiley, life-of-the-party type of girl. She has this heartfelt, honest laugh that I could recognize anywhere. She’s super strong and resil...

Wilson plans for safe fall reopening

Joanna Chait

June 23, 2020

Principal Kimberly Martin is waiting to see how the school will reopen on August 31. Some ideas have been suggested by Chancellor Lewis Ferebee and Mayor Muriel Bowser has released her guidelines for re-opening the city, so the...

Intruders vandalize, steal from Wilson during building’s closure

Anna Arnsberger

June 23, 2020

Unknown suspects broke into the Wilson building three times while it has been closed. The break-ins each occurred between June 2 and June 7, when nobody was present in the school.  The Metropolitan Police Department has been ...

Wilson expecting over 2,000 students next year

Winston Botts and Anna Dueholm

April 2, 2020

Wilson is projected to have a student body of 2,015 students in the upcoming school year, roughly a 25 student increase from this year. This is the highest enrollment projection Wilson has seen to date. Each year, DCPS Cen...

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...

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...

Latinx in STEM club created to diversify science fields

Winston Botts

March 10, 2020

The Latinx in STEM club held its first meeting on Thursday, February 6 to get more Latinx students to consider a career in science. One of the club’s primary focuses is addressing underrepresentation for Latinx people in areas o...

Wilson budget set to increase

Nate Belman and Max Karp

March 10, 2020

DCPS Central Office released the budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. Wilson’s proposed budget included a $1.6 million funding increase, accounting for a projected growth in enrollment by 151 students. The budget is eight percent lar...

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