Archive of ‘Penguin Pride’

Walls Sophomore William Neidecker-Gonzales wins third place in the NBC4-Telemundo essay contest!

gonzales telemundoceremony1Oct. 5 — William Neidecker-Gonzales won third place in the NBC4-Telemundo Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest, which culminated last evening at a gala reception held at NBC 4’s Washington studios.

SWW Senior Ruby Simon Semifinalist in 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

rubysimon pic croppedWe are pleased to announce that School Without Walls senior, Ruby Simon, has been named a semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Walls Sophomore William Neidecker-Gonzales Advances to Finals in Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest

wmneideckergonzales092011Walls sophomore William Neidecker-Gonzales has been selected as one of 10 finalists in the 2011 NBC 4/Telemundo Washington Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest.

SWW Senior High School Concert Choir at The Kennedy Center

SWW Choir at the Kennedy Center

The School Without Walls Senior High School Concert Choir, under the direction of Ms. Joan Moten, performed at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday evening, March 29, for an evening of vocal music presented by the Kennedy Center District of Columbia Partner Schools. Also performing was Wilson Senior High School. The choirs performed a variety of classical, spiritual, jazz and Broadway selections.

SWW Students Win National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Contest

Congratulations on SWW students Jef Casters and Bella Verela winning the National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest! There is a presentation at the National Cherry Blossom Festival(r) Family Day presented with the National Building Museum this Saturday, March 26th at approx. 2pm. Students from Ms. Leikin’s Computer Graphics 2 class entered their incredible Read more »

School Without Walls, but with a girls’ varsity team in the DCIAA playoffs

School Without Walls, but with a girls’ varsity team in the DCIAA playoffs By Alan Goldenbach Last season, School Without Walls’s girls’ basketball program made its DCIAA debut. Now, the Penguins are getting ready for their first playoff game. After defeating Theodore Roosevelt last Thursday, 56-37, Walls earned the fourth seed in the D.C. Interscholastic Read more »

AP Scholar Awards

On Friday, September 17, 2010, Assistant Principal Lauren Deitz received great news from the College Board. Twenty-four School Without Walls students qualified for 2010 AP Scholar Awards. SWW had 13 AP Scholars (scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams), 7 AP Scholars with Honor (average score of at least 3.25 on Read more »