February 16th, 2017: Five School Without Walls students are National Merit Scholarship Finalists for 2017! Congratulations to: Tuli Bennett-Bose Sophia Claman Aidan Low Mary Marsh Madalena Parsons Have a look at the Penguin Pride Archive to see more of our students’ (and teachers’) fantastic achievements!
During the February LSAT meeting the LSAT approved two measures relating to issues of grade bump inequities among various categories of Walls students. First, for students that are not in the GWU program and did not take Honors classes at other schools, the administration will include with all transcripts an addendum that provides an alternative Read more »
SWW Book Fair at Politics and Prose on April 2, 2017; 10am-8pm. A Parent Coordinator and hourly shifts of on-site volunteers are needed (Students can earn community service hours!) The parent will coordinate this event and work with SWWHS librarian Ms. Vollin to coordinate staffing the table with parents/students in hourly shifts, make the posters Read more »
December 19, 2016 Dear DCPS Families, As we approach the winter months, we have begun planning for inclement weather. Almost every year Washington experiences a few days of very cold, icy, or snowy weather that necessitates closing or delaying school. Hopefully we will have a mild winter, but if not, we want you to be Read more »
Non-senior students and parents, buy your Yearbook now! (Senior students and parents – Yearbooks are included in your class fees.) The Yearbook documents school wide events, academics, and other important moments for students of grades. You can place your order online now at smart-pay.com (go to No Customer Number, choose State – District of Columbia Read more »
Two downloads from DCPS Chancellor Wilson: Letter from DCPS Chancellor Antwan Wilson DCPS FAQ on Communicable Diseases and Common Pests
Ward 7 Families! Be sure to save the date for Sunday, February 26th (1:30-4:30 pm) for a day of fun for students and parents. Students will get to go to a GWU Men’s basketball game against George Mason University at 2 pm, while parents can participate and enjoy a potluck or refreshments located nearby the Read more »
All Walls Parents and Guardians: Come and Enjoy “April in Paris” SWW’s major annual fundraising event, the 2017 Spring Auction/Gala, will be held Saturday, April 29th, from 6:30 to 10pm, at the George Washington University’s Science and Engineering Building, a block away from our school. Join your fellow Walls parents and guardians for a relaxed, Read more »
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A spirited group of parents and fellow Penguin students cheered the Walls girls soccer team last week in the District of Columbia high school girls championship against Wilson High School. Despite a valiant effort, the Walls team lost to Wilson 6-0, though that meant that the team came in 2nd citywide. A very impressive season! Read more »
Nearly 400 Walls students from all four grades came out to dance, socialize and have fun at the annual Homecoming Dance last Friday (Oct 28). The event, which is organized by the school administration and staff, was a huge success and was attended by a wide variety of students from all grades and backgrounds. The Read more »
The Ward 5 and 6 picnics attracted huge crowds of Walls parents and students this past Sunday who were eager to spend a few hours outdoors in the unusually pleasant 75 degree afternoon. More than 100 people attended the Ward 6 party which was held in a tidy triangle park bordered by 9th Street and Read more »