June 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,

While it seems like the last day of classes was just a few days ago, WMSG students have already returned, this time for our Summer Program "Think, Believe and Dream." I am so excited about what they have in store for the next six weeks: we are focusing on healthy living for the mind, body and soul. As always, our Summer Program is made possible by our enthusiastic volunteers and staff, including students from the Connelly School of the Holy Child (MD) and Trinity University, as well as a grant by the DC Children Youth Investment Trust.

In this newsletter, enjoy the photos from camp, as well as videos from our end of year Literacy Event, "Life, Liberty and Literacy." 

Be sure to visit our page on Facebook to see updates from the Summer Program over the next several weeks.  You can find us at www.facebook.com/wmsgdc

In the spirit of courageous women,
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Students Begin Summer Program 

The WMSG Summer Program is designed to help current and incoming students prepare for the coming school year through academic, enrichment, and social activities. New students have a chance to learn about the traditions and history of the school with guidance from returning students, who develop their peer leadership skills in the process. Individualized academic support helps each student continue to improve their skills in numerous areas, particularly reading and math, that will be needed the following year. Most importantly though, students get to have fun in a safe environment by going on field trips and enjoying enrichment activities each afternoon. 
These girls get some exercise playing double dutch during recess


A camper helps out by checking in students this morning

These rising 4th graders act out a skit for the rest of the campers
WMSG Receives Funding Award from Children's Charities   
The Washington Middle School for Girls is pleased to announce that the school was selected to receive funding from Children's Charities Foundation. Recognizing the acute need to support area organizations serving at-risk children and youth, Peter Teeley, former US Ambassador, and a group of Washington-area business and professional leaders, created Children's Charities Foundation in 1994. Since then, CCF has distributed nearly $9 million to over 200 organizations in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. CCF supports funding programs that improve educational outcomes, quality of life, health care, and self-sufficiency for families.  CCF raises most of its grant funds with its annual basketball tournament the BB&T Classic, a gala held in early December, as well as a spring Golf Tournament.  
Life, Liberty and Literacy: Students Explore the Theme of Freedom and Democracy

WMSG was proud to present the fourth annual Literacy Event on May 31st, featuring students in all grades reading both classic and original poetry, essays, and speeches based on their study of "Freedom and Democracy" in their social studies and language arts classes. 
Check out the following videos, each featuring a student performing an original work that was part of the event (videos link to the WMSG Facebook Page; if you prefer to see the videos on our website, click here.)
A Letter to Mayor Vincent Gray
Feel The Song


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