Weekly Newsletter – May 26, 2017

4th Quarter
IMYC Themes: Collaboration(6th), Courage (7th), Development (8th)

8th Grade DC Science Assessment: May 31st

The DC Science Assessment, given to all city 8th graders, will be administered on Wednesday, May 31st from 9:00-11:45am. Students must be at the school ON TIME to ensure they complete this critical test. Students have been working with Mr. Loran to prepare. If you have any questions about the test, please reach out to Mr. Loran at floran@washingtonglobal.org. Good luck, 8th Graders!

7th Grade Parents: High School Information Night (June 1st)

Attention all 7th graders and parents! We will be hosting a high school information night on Thursday, June 1st at 5:30 pm. We will share information about options for high school which include private, charter, and application only schools. Many of these schools have entrance exams which your child may want to begin preparing for over the summer! Please contact sleahey@washingtonglobal.org with any questions

8th Grade Prom: Friday, June 2nd

The time has finally arrived for Washington Global’s First Annual 8th Grade Prom! The dance will be held on Friday, June 2nd from 6:00-8:00 pm at the school. Students should be in semi-formal attire to enjoy food, music, and dancing. The event is free for all 8th grade students. Students may not bring any outside individuals to the dance. They may bring only dates who attend Washington Global. If you would like to help in any way with prep, chaperoning, or food, please contact Ms. Thomas (mthomas@washingtonglobal.org). We look forward to seeing our 8th graders there! Note: June 2nd will also be a half day for students in ALL grades to allow setup time for the evening’s festivities.

After School Activities

Sign up for After School Activities and Clubs. Students who want to participate in these activities must fill out a permission form. Please call the front office (202-796-2415) for more information or to enroll. A list of current clubs is listed below:

Day Activities offered
Monday, May 29th No School
Tuesday, May 30th Orchestra, GW Tutoring, Theater, Tech/Coding Club
Wednesday, May 31st GW Tutoring, Orchestra, Arts & Crafts Club
Thursday, June 1st GW Tutoring, Explorers Club, Co-Ed Soccer
Friday, June 2nd -Half Day – NO After school Activities-

End of Year Dates

Please see below for important upcoming dates at Washington Global:
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day (No School)
Friday, June 2: 8th Grade Prom (Half Day for ALL Students)
Tuesday, June 13: 8th Grade Graduation (Half Day for ALL Students)
Friday, June 16: Last Day of School (Half Day for Students)

Serve Your City Summer Program

Looking for something to do this summer? Washington Global is proud to partner with Serve Your City, a local non-profit organization that runs a variety of academic, community engagement, and athletic programs for DC youths. To learn more and/or receive an application for Serve Your City’s Summer Program, please contact Ms. Gray or Ms. Diaz in our main office at: 202-796-2415.

UPDATE: 8th Graduation: Tuesday, June 13th

A letter with more information about the venue, tickets, and more, was sent out last month. An updated letter will be sent out shortly.


Graduation tickets can be either picked up, or sent home with students starting Monday, June 5th. Tickets must be signed for by the parent or the parent can give permission for the student to pick them up. Only 2 tickets per student will be distributed. No tickets will be replaced if lost or stolen.

Caps and Gowns:

Caps and gowns for the 8th grade promotional exercise are now on sale. The cost is $32 per student and funds are due ASAP. Students are required to wear a cap and gown at graduation.


On Thursday, June 1st, Washington Global will take pictures of students in their gaps and gowns. Students should still come to school in their regular uniforms.

Metro – SAFE TRACK Update!

The next phase of Metro’s Safetrack will begin in May. Unfortunately, this phase may impact many of our students. Please read the note from WMATA below and begin to make alternate plans to get to school if you are affected by these closures:

May 14: WMATA SafeTrack Surge 15: Orange Line closure from Stadium-Armory to New Carrollton Station

Starting May 14, the Orange Line Metrorail service will not operate between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton stations. As a result, the Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood stations are closed and will not have eastbound trains from Stadium-Armory. Please be aware of how this shutdown may impact your students’ commutes to school. Limited shuttle bus service will be provided between Stadium Armory and the Minnesota Avenue and Deanwood Stations.

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