Local PBS affiliate WHUT featured WSG in two recent programs: The American Graduate series and Vocal Point: Meeting Students Where They Are.
(Note: these programs were produced prior to our name change, and WSG is referred to by the former name, Washington Middle School for Girls.)
The American Graduate series highlighted a number of programs that are addressing the drop-out crisis, including WMSG. The video focuses on the engaging extended day program that we offer through collaboration with partner organizations at THEARC, including the Boys and Girls Club, the Washington Ballet, the Corcoran ArtReach, and the Levine School of Music. The segment includes interviews from students, staff, former parents, and Sister Mary.
For other videos in the series, visit WHUT's website http://www.whut.org/
WHUT also featured WSG in an episode of Vocal Point, a series that focuses on a wide variety of issues relevant to the DC metro area. WSG graduate Yolanda Long, a recent college graduate and a first-year teacher in DC with Teach for America, participated on a panel with other passionate local educators. In addition to speaking about her teaching experience, Yolanda reflected on her years at WSG, sharing, "I didn't have a vision of going to college before I went to WSG."
You can see the video here.
The program is approximately 1 hour long and address the topic of "Meeting Students Where They Are." Discussion includes ways to develop math and language arts curriculum that are accessible to students who may be operating below grade level, supporting the whole student, and issues of language barriers for immigrant population. Yolanda reflects on her teaching experience at 20:00 minutes, WSG is featured at 30:00 minutes, and Yolanda discusses what she values about her WSG education at 34:00 minutes.