Archive of ‘Penguin Pride’

Walls Lacrosse—So Cool, It’s Hot

School Without Walls High School Boy’s Lacrosse is off to a terrific start for the 2014 season! On March 15, the Fighting Penguins played in the Winners DC Lacrosse Classic, where they beat KIPP Academy, 6-3, and on March 20, the team came from a 2-0 deficit to beat Oxon Hill, 10-4. The LAX team Read more »

Congratulations SWWHS Model UN Team

School Without Walls Model UN team did it again! The SWWHS team was on fine form at the Washington Area Model United Nations Conference (WAMUNC) at GW, winning Outstanding Small Delegation. The Washington Area Model United Nations Conference (WAMUNC), a four-day long exercise in diplomacy, international affairs, and global knowledge, is one of the premiere Read more »

Bonjour. Comment ça va? : French 4 Pen Pals

“Bonjour. Comment ça va?” “Ça va bien, et toi?” “Je vais très bien. Merci!” Every French scholar learns some variation of this basic conversational greeting during their introduction to the language. But there is a big difference between simply writing these phrases as answers on a test and speaking them to a real-life French native. Read more »

SWW Debaters Triumph Again

SWW Debaters Triumph Again by Jacob Ausubel, Debate Club Secretary On January 11th, 2014, Walls’ debaters competed at the fourth Washington Catholic Forensic League (WACFL) tournament held at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia. Students from 21 schools in DC, Maryland, and Virginia — including students from Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, Gonzaga, Georgetown Prep, McClain, Read more »

SWW Chapter of the National French Honor Society Induction Ceremony

The School Without Walls Chapter of the National French Honor Society held its first Induction Ceremony on January 13.  Tijani Marou, Harrison Davis, Megan Eigsti, and Rachel Finston discussed the importance of language, mission, membership and goals of the organization to a room overflowing with inductees, parents, siblings, and school teachers and staff.  A total Read more »

Walls’ Debaters Perform Admirably at Two Tournaments

Walls’ Debaters Perform Admirably at Two Tournaments by Jacob Ausubel The School Without Walls debate club has been busy during the last two months, competing in two tournaments organized by the Washington Catholic Forensic League. The first tournament took place at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia on November 16, and the second tournament took Read more »

Soccer: Lady Penguins Finish Strong

Lady Penguins Finish Strong By Asha Pappajohn This School Without Walls Lady Penguins have concluded their season of exciting and hard-fought soccer. This season the Lady Penguins, not including non-league games, had an overall record of seven wins, three losses, and no tied games. The season was the first without long-time coach Bob O’Sullivan. Taking Read more »

Walls @ HBCU Lacrosse Association

  Congratulations to the four SWW lacrosse players invited to participate in the HBCU Lacrosse Association showcase at Howard University. This is believed to be the largest gathering of African American lacrosse athletes ever in the history of the game. We’re proud to be a part of helping the game to grow and we are Read more »

Smart! Class of 2014!

  Wow Penguins! Well done!  SWW is proud to announce the following student achievements: National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists This year is the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Students who have taken the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) receive consideration for the National Merit Scholarship Program. There are 16,000 semi-finalists chosen out of Read more »

Congrats To SWW Senior Sasha Rickard Representing DC At The 2013 National Youth Science Camp!

SWW Senior Sasha Rickard has been selected to represent the District of Columbia at the 2013 National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia this summer. The camp includes hiking, exploring the woods surrounding Camp Pocahontas, doing science with professionals and peers from other states and countries, and taking field trips – including to meet officials Read more »

Emma Johnson and Camille Titzell DC finalists at Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

Two SWW students – Emma Johnson and Camille Titzell – served as the DC finalists at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair from May 13-17th in Phoenix, Arizona. ISEF invites more than 1600 student-scientists as finalists from around the world including representatives from all US states, districts, and territories, and more than 70 countries. Read more »

High-Schoolers Conquer the Capitol

Katie Thomas-Canfield (School Without Walls) and Ray Clark (Benjamin Banneker High), along with 102 other high-school-aged delegates from throughout the country, gathered on the Hill for an eye-opening week that almost rivaled Mr. Smith’s fabled trip to Washington. Thomas-Canfield and Clark were the two teen representatives from the District selected to participate in the week-long Read more »