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W-L teacher connects with students through music

W-L teacher connects with students through music
November 2, 2020

When freshman Abby Welker logged into her third period class for the first time, she was greeted by a sound she found surprising: her teacher playing ‘70s rock songs on his guitar. She ran to her...

Meet the new principal: Mr. Antonio Hall

Meet the new principal: Mr. Antonio Hall
September 10, 2020

Due to Dr. Gregg Robertson’s retirement, the school is welcoming a new principal this year. Mr. Antonio Hall has 20 years of teaching experience, getting his Master of Arts Degree in Educational Supervision...

Sophomore diagnoses medical mystery patient

Sophomore Alana McBride is greeted by stormtroopers during one long January stay in the hospital. McBride was later inspired to volunteer in patient care at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, doing the same job others had done for her.
April 30, 2019

Sophomore Alana McBride has a patient. She has several, actually. She considers every person she comforts and delivers flowers to in her job at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus to be a patient of hers....

Beyond the Minimum

Ms. Scher helps two of her students with their calculus classwork during Generals Period.
November 30, 2018

Math teacher Ms. Jennifer Scher gives one of her students a signed Generals Period pass to study for the upcoming calculus test. She smiles at her student and assures her that she is always welcome to...

Diversity at School

Mr. Jimmy Carrasquillo, the school’s Hispanic Family Liaison, works with spanish speaking students to translate and work with them to make their time at the school better.
November 30, 2018

There are many students and families from all over the world at the school, and some of them do not speak English. That is where Mr. Jimmy Carrasquillo comes in.Mr. Carrasquillo comes in as the Hispanic...

Curtained cafeteria workers

Ms. Nampha retrieves fresh peppers from one the many refrigerators in the cafeteria to prepare a sandwich for the students of Washington-Lee.
November 30, 2018

To the majority of students, lunch time is the most anticipated time of the day. When students go to the cafeteria they expect a lot, including a fast and timely lunch, well flavored food, and a diverse...

Cycling through School

 Mr. Greg Butler races against competitors at the Full Moon Vista. He grips the handlebar tighter, tucks in his elbows, and squints his eyes ahead to where he can nearly see the finish line.
November 29, 2018

Suddenly, he is interrupted by a wooden board that is about a foot tall. He swiftly gets off the bike, hoists it onto his shoulder, and sprints across the board. By the time he reaches the end of the...

The Man Behind The Curtain

Mr. Glenroy joining in the fun at the Homecoming Dance of 2018. Though he works all day at the school, he still finds time to help out the students after school hours.
November 29, 2018

Mr. Glenroy Williams, commonly known as Mr. Glenroy, treads through the empty hallway, smiling at the few stragglers filing out of the building. Attached to his hip, a small music player fills his ears...

Get Your Head (Back) in the Game

Dr. James Siddall, school psychologist and Assistant Coach of the freshman football team.
November 26, 2018

“Sup man?” Dr. Siddall asks a student who is leaning in the doorway of his office. The boy asks, “You got candy?” Siddall laughs, rolls his eyes, and grabs the bowl on his desk filled with...

Senior Year Struggles

Senior CeCe Collinson smiles at the camera while sitting in the stands with the rest of the marching band.
November 24, 2018

The bell rings, ending seventh period, but senior CeCe Collinson’s hectic day has just begun. The marching band hurries to stand on the football field, Collinson among them, preparing to blast music...

A new form of watching football highlights

Alves browsing Instagram and working on his latest post.
November 15, 2018

Henry Alves gets home from school, eagerly starting work on his latest Steelers video. Tens of thousands of followers are waiting, monitoring their Instagram feed. He has gone through this routine hundreds...

Humans Of Washington-Lee

Humans Of Washington-Lee
January 18, 2017

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