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IB Film Students Document Class of 1967’s 50th Reunion

W-L Class of 1967’s 50th Reunion is documented by IB Film students to create a unique memory. The short documentary is the brainchild of Mr. Glen Neumann (drummer of the band, “The Canterbury Tales”) looking for someone to record their reunion. IB Film students showcased their talents while also doing a selfless service for their […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

Think of a time when you’ve responded in a stressful situation with a defense mechanism of your own. Write an essay about the encounter, exploring your emotional response and aspects of your personal history that may have contributed to your instinctive reaction. Submit your pieces to wlpenman@gmail.com

SOL: Testing Dates

Below are the testing dates for this year and the types of SOLs for your information: English 11 Writing SOLs for Seniors = Oct. 16th – 27th / Nov. 13th – 17th (2nd attempts) Non Writing SOLs (Retakes for Seniors + any students who want to schedule for a retake) = Jan. 8th – 17th / Jan. […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

What musicians are part of the soundtrack of your life? Choose several musicians or band integral to your soundtrack, and write poems that reflect on the lives of these musicians, combining research and imagination in a song of your own. Submit your pieces to: wlpenman@gmail.com

“Generals Radio” Hits the Airwaves

Daily Dispatch producer, senior Sam Yarnell, kickstarted his “Generals Radio” broadcast at yesterday’s football game. Sam single-handedly began “Generals Radio” at basketball games last year and has since expanded the program to cover football games this fall. Working on equipment that he purchased himself, Sam commentates live with fellow broadcast enthusiasts Ben Simon and Chris […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

A feeling of helplessness or lack of control over the weather may also contribute to snappish behavior. Write a short story in which your main character struggles to keep calm on one of the hottest (or coldest) days of the year. What is the catalyst that drives your character to lose patience or keep cool? […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

Think of several public landmarks located in your city, and integrate them as cues or red herrings in a short mystery story. How does zeroing in on the small, specific details of familiar landmarks imbue your story with a layer of suspense or tension? Submit your picks to wlpenman@gmail.com

Students in the News: Gautam Malik

This 17-Year-Old Go-Getter’s Journey to Self-Made Entrepreneurship by Shinjini Das, Huffington Post (8/11/2017 6:25 PM ET) Gautam Malik, a 17-year old self-made entrepreneur thriving in the sneaker industry, decided at the age of twelve that he would never work for someone else. At that time, Gautam became immersed in sneakers after buying his first pair […]

Seven Students Named As National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced that 19 Arlington students are semifinalists in the 63nd annual National Merit Scholarship Competition. Semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than one percent of the nation’s seniors. Washington-Lee High School: Christopher-Thomas Cordero Johnston French Jack Horton Jayaprakash Kambhampaty Benjamin McCracken Kerry Meade Lillian […]

IB Film takes Gold Medals at Arlington Student Short Film Festival

IB Film Students took two Gold Medals at the recent Arlington Student Short Film Festival this past weekend. Best Documentary- “We Serve Too” Directed by Carolyn Bradley 2.  Best Audience Choice- CGI Stop-motion Animation, “See the World” Directed by Katherine Smith. Ms. Smith was awarded as the best film viewed by all the filmmakers and judges at […]