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W-L Students Headed to Governor’s School Summer Residential Programs

Washington – Lee High School students were recently announced for their acceptance into the Virginia Department of Education Summer Residential Governor’s School. This unique program provides gifted high school rising juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or […]

17th Grand Championship Earned by Band Students

Congratulations to the Washington Lee Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Big Band and the Jazz Lab. All bands earned a Superior Rating and First Place with the top score of 97 out of 100. Alex DeLazzari, Ben Brooks and Sam Colaccino all earned most outstanding soloist. Washington – Lee HS Bands earned their 17th GRAND […]

Several Students Win the National Scholastic Art Awards

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12. Currently regional winners’ works are exhibited at the Arlington Country Central Library. The top art at the regional level advanced to the national competition in New York City, NY. Only one percent (1%) of works from […]

Student Recognized at National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Carolyn Bradley received a Silver Medal with Distinction for her Writing Portfolio in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She will be honored for her achievement during the National Ceremony at Carnegie Hall in New York City. More than 320,000 students submitted works of art and writing and 2,500 were chosen to receive National […]

Grace Leckey Wins “National Punctuation Day” Contest

For the second consecutive year, a W-L student has won the National Punctuation Day contest. Grace Leckey, 12th grader, wrote to Mrs. Auer, her teacher at Saint Charles School, in Arlington, VA. In addition to her tremendous accomplishment, Leckey received a goody bag of punctuation products as well as a punctuation book. Link to article: National Punctuation Day

IB Film Class Cultivates Creative Learning

When you walk towards the film classroom at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington Virginia, USA, you are met with a visual feast of energetic and colorful walls of graffiti. Diploma Programme (DP) film students embrace this space where they’re engaged and inspiration can flourish. We invited film teacher Rosa Reyes and artist Mas Paz to […]

3rd Annual Art / Latin Museum Visits to Philadelphia

Our 3rd annual Art/Latin Museum Trip took more than 80 students to Philadelphia, PA on Tuesday. Students participated in a fascinating mythological tour of the Philadelphia Art Museum then enjoyed local food at historic Reading Terminal Market for lunch followed by visiting the spectacular Longwood Gardens, established in 1906 by entrepreneur Pierre Du Pont.

Students Earn Several County Awards at Annual PTA Reflections Contest

Washington-Lee High School placed in five categories at the County level of the PTA Reflections contest this year! First place winners will go on to the District and possibly State levels of the contest in the coming weeks. The CCPTA announced winners at their meeting last night with an Awards Reception scheduled to be held on Wednesday, January 18th. Details […]

13th Annual Poetry Out Loud Winners Announced!

The 13th annual Poetry Out Loud competition took place in the school library on Tuesday, December 13th. Three students from each grade level were represented at the event. Junior Garcia-Amezquita placed third, while freshman Kristin Alleyne placed second and sophomore Ellen Berenson placed first. Berenson will continue onto the regional competition on January 27th. Photos […]

Athletics Gains National Award

Washington-Lee High School received the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Quality Program Award at its annual conference in Nashville yesterday. Washington-Lee is the only high school to receive the prestigious award. The NIAAA award recognizes excellence in implementation and administration of a high school athletics program. The award also recognizes the continuing research and […]