The Wilson Beacon

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...

Martin proposes extra special education staff to manage 504 plans

Anna Dueholm

March 10, 2020

The number of Wilson students with 504 plans has increased significantly, from 45 plans in 2015 to 167 as of this February. In response, Principal Kimberly Martin has included new special education staff members in the budget for...

An open letter about sexual assault


February 1, 2020

Two years ago, I braided your hair in class. After asking to copy my notes, you took a seat next to me. It was the last two minutes of class. Your hand found my inner thigh, tracing circles, then moving up, slowly, as if you th...

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