Month: April 2018

Students’ Film, Time Troubles: Termination, Earns Official Entry at 5th Annual VHSL Film Festival

Several Generals learned this past weekend that their hard work is paying off. Congratulations are in order for: Thomas Bolles, Director/Editor Ethan Spitalney, Original Score Writer Angel Dominguez, Cinematographer Their film,Time Troubles: Termination was selected as an Official Entry at the 5th Annual VHSL Film Festival to be held in Charlottesville, VA, on June 2nd. This is […]

Weekly Writing Prompt

Rubber ducks were first patented as floating rubber toys in the mid-twentieth century by sculptor Peter Ganine, thereafter becoming an iconic children’s bath toy and inspiring Ernie’s signature song on Sesame Street. Write a short story that revolves around the re-emergence of a long-lost childhood toy. What does this discovery bring to the surface for […]

Freshman Arlington HS Latin Certamen Team Captures 1st Place in State Finals

On Saturday, April 21st, the Arlington High School Latin Certamen team placed first in the Advanced Open category at the State Finals Certamen in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Team members consisted of three freshman; Luella Wallander (Washington-Lee), Jack Purple (Yorktown), and Caroline Coleman (Yorktown).  

Weekly Writing Prompt

Is it possible to tell a story about getting better that is as compelling as a story of falling apart? Write a personal essay on a topic or event in your life related to dysfunction or a low point in which you experienced a recovery. Submit your pieces to wlpenman@gmail.com.

Weekly Writing Prompt

In the past fifteen years or so, dozens of lighthouses no longer needed by the United States Coast Guard have been auctioned off to the public. Buyers have found a variety of new uses for their lighthouses, such as converting them into hotels or vacation homes, or even a concert venue. Write a short story […]

Select Students Accepted into Foreign Languages Governor’s Academies for Summer 2018

Congratulations to the following students for being accepted to represent W-L in the prestigious Foreign Languages Governor’s Academies this summer. The World Languages department is extremely proud of their achievement: French: Marina George, Alexandra Burnham (Alternate) Spanish: Charlotte Howard (Alternate) Latin:  Karuna Sinha, Julia Billera 

Music Dept. Has Superior Showing at Myrtle Beach Music Competition

Washington – Lee High School Music Department took home several distinctions at the Myrtle Beach Music Competition held annually in Myrtle Beach, SC. Congratulations are in order for: Symphonic Band – 1st Place Superior Jazz Band – 1st Place Superior Concert Band – 1st Place Superior Chamber Orchestra – 1st Place Superior Concert Orchestra – 1st Place Superior Chamber […]