Walls Seniors Win B.I.G. Youth Oratorical Contests

Congratulations to seniors Daniella Butler and Philip O’Sullivan for their performance in the Blacks In Government 2016 Youth Oratorical Competition.

Mayor Bowser bans official travel to North Carolina, DCPS includes field trips

In accordance with Mayor Muriel Bowser’s ban on official travel to North Carolina, DCPS has mandated that all school-related field trips to North Carolina must be cancelled — or must find new destinations. Any Walls club or group affected by the ban should contact the front office for more detail.

Help Send Walls’ Ensemble Concert Choir to Cuba

Walls’ concert choir has been invited by the Cuban Ministry of Culture to learn and perform in Havana at the end of May. The choir is soliciting funding to help cover the cost of visas, travel, lodging and tour costs so that all of our performers can make this one-of-a-kind trip. Support is welcome on any level—can you help?

Books and Bucks for Walls

Please come to Politics and Prose Bookstore (5015 Connecticut Ave. NW) from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 17th, and the bookstore will donate 20% of your purchase to the School Without Walls HSA.

Councilmember Evans Introduces Bill Drafted by Senior Nico Stauffer-Mason 

Walls senior Nico Stauffer-Mason’s final project might become a law to help combat voter disenfranchisement in D.C. Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans yesterday introduced the D.C. Voting Rights Notification Act of 2016, which would require the District to give oral and written notification to returning citizens of their renewed right to vote.

Walls Team Takes Top Prize at Washington Area Model U.N. Conference

Congratulations to the Walls’ Model UN Team, which won the coveted Best Small Delegation award at the April 3 Washington Area Model U.N. Conference. What a great way to end the Model U.N. season for the school year!

LCBIG’s 8th Annual Youth Oratorical Competition

The Library of Congress chapter of Blacks In Government (LCBIG) announces its 8th annual youth oratorical competition, open to students in grades 9-12. The oratorical competition was formed to give students a chance to showcase their oral and written communication skills. Students will compete for scholarships and prizes awarded at the local and regional levels.

Stellar Results at March STEM Fair

Congrats to the 13 SWW students who participated in the DC STEM Fair last weekend! SWW students competed in 5 categories and won every category they were in. Congrats in particular to Sam Lossef and Sylvia Gisler, who won Grand Awards and will be representing SWW and DCPS at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona, in May.

Varsity Debate Team Heading to May 2016 Nationals

Congratulations to the Walls debate team for an amazing showing! Earlier in March three teams from SWW debated at the metrofinals, which invites only the best teams from the region to vie for a spot in the National tournament in May. One of our varsity teams (Noa Rosinplotz and Mahler Revsine) came in second which means they’ll be heading to Sacramento in May.

SWW Art Teacher James Cunningham Honored by DCPS, OSSE, and LearnServe as Outstanding Educator

Most of the Walls family knows by now that Mr. James Cunningham, Walls art teacher, was named DCPS Teacher of the Year. We recently received further congratulations from DC-based service-learning organization LearnServe—of which Mr. Cunningham has been an avid supporter.

SWW Robotics Team advances to FIRST semifinals

Our congratulations go out to the SWW Robotics Team for making it to the semi-finals after the FIRST Robotics district competition! The team—which has more than a dozen members this year—showed creativity and grit in competing against 38 other teams, many with much more experience and equipment.

Walls Students Compete and Win at NAIMUN in February

Congratulations to the School Without Walls Model United Nations team, which continues to represent our school well on the collegiate Model U.N. circuit! In mid-February, 18 Walls students attended the North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN), hosted by Georgetown University. More than 3,500 delegates attended NAIMUN, one of the largest and most competitive conferences in the world.