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August 2013 
Dear Friends,

With that courage, we can stand together for the right of every child, from the corners of Anacostia to the hills of Appalachia, to get an education that stirs the mind and captures the spirit and prepares them for the world that awaits them. 
President Obama, August 28, 2013

Another school year has begun! On this historic day for our nation, as we celebrate the anniversary of the March on Washington, I have great hope in what the future holds for our girls. As I rang bells at 3:00 p.m. today with the students, I saw many young women of courage and compassion who will grow up to be leaders in their communities. We are giving our students the type of education President Obama described today in his commemorative address.
Over the past few days, students have been returning to campus: first the 6th graders had an orientation day at THEARC on Monday, then the 7th and 8th grade students joined them for classes on Tuesday, and finally, all five grades attended school today. The 4th and 5th graders saw their new campus for the first time - for more on the move, read on below! 

With our new campus opening, I hope you will consider supporting our "Open the Doors" campaign. Your support directly helps our students prepare for the world that awaits them. You can find out more by visiting our website: LINK

In the spirit of courageous women,
Sister Mary Bourdon, RJM
Head of School

Students take a break from Science class to watch coverage of the commemoration. 
Students celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" Speech
In honor of the anniversary of the March on Washington, students at WMSG took brief pause from their afternoon classes to watch President Obama address the masses from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King delivered his famous "I have a Dream" speech 50 years ago today. All students and faculty joined in prayer prior to the 3:00 p.m. "Let Freedom Ring" bell ring, reflecting on King's message of faith and non-violence. 
Students wait for Morning Prayer to begin in the new Multi-Purpose room at The VIEW.
The VIEW Opens New Doors
Today, our fourth and fifth grade students opened the doors to their new home at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The new VIEW Campus has more space, increased security, and new technology that will help our teachers deliver material to students in an engaging and effective manner. 
Please save the date for a celebration of the new facility on the morning of Thursday, September 26, 2013.  

Mrs. Hursey, Campus Administrator at The VIEW, welcomes a student to the new campus.

This fall we re-open The VIEW Campus for our fourth and fifth graders in its new location at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help facility.  As the doors open in late August, we are approaching capacity and anticipate this will be a record year for enrollment. Starting at only $25, you can support our students with a donation equal to  items necessary for the opening of the campus.  

The Washington Middle School for Girls
Brianne Wetzel, Campus Administrator
1901 Mississippi Ave., SE 
Washington, DC 20020
The Washington Middle School for Girls
The VIEW Campus
Charlene Hursey, Campus Administrator
1604 Morris Road, SE
Washington, DC  20020

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