May 2013
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Sister Mary Bourdon, RJM
Head of School
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The Washington Middle School for Girls
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20020
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Brianne Wetzel
Campus Administrator, THEARC Campus 
(grades 6-8) 
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20020 

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Charlene Hursey
Campus Administrator,
TheVIEW Campus 
(grades 4&5)
2683 Douglass Rd., SE
Washington, DC 20020
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Dear Friends,

Graduation is just around the corner! Over the next few weeks, we will recognize the tremendous success, creativity, and courage of our students at various events. I hope you can join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our students!

Please let Susan Rockwell know if you would like to attend any of the events listed below. She can be reached via email at or by phone at 202-678-1113.

See you around campus soon! 

Thank you for being part of the WMSG family!
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Sister Mary Bourdon, RJM
Science Fair at TheVIEW Campus
Friday, May 24

Science projects from throughout the year will be on display. Drop in at any time to see the projects and hear from 4th and 5th grade students about their work!

*Please RSVP so we know when to expect you! 
2013 Literacy Event
Friday, May 31 

Join us as students in grades 4-8 share some of their favorite original work from the "Freedom and Democracy" unit of their reading/language arts curriculum.  Student work (including essays, poetry, artwork and performances) will answer the question, "How can we collaborate to spark positive change?"  
5th Grade Promotion Exercises
Thursday, June 6
Reception to Follow
The Panorama Room at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help

Join us in honoring the 5th grade class for their accomplishments and celebrating their transition to THEARC Campus in the fall. The Promotion Ceremony will feature guest speaker Kaylah Simmons, WMSG Class of 2009 graduate. Kaylah is anticipating her own graduation from the Connolly School of the Holy Child in Potomac, MD and looking forward to her freshman year at Kalamazoo College this fall.  
Pre-Graduation Breakfast Reception
and "Toast"

Friday, June 7
THEARC Levine Recital Hall
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE

Gather with Sister Mary and friends of the school before the Promotion Exercises for the Class of 2013. This year, we are honoring Posy Mendoza, volunteer librarian, as the recipient of the annual "Best Friend Award." We invite you to help us "toast" her inspirational dedication and service. 

Promotion Exercises for the Class of 2013
Friday, June 7
THEARC Theater

Celebrate the current and future success of the Class of 2013. The Promotion Exercises will feature guest speaker Maritha Gay, Senior Director of External Affairs at Kaiser Permanente.  Each student will briefly share their fondest memories of WMSG.