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From the Head of School

By Washington Preparatory School | June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020 Before COVID-19, school closures occurred & the good that came… By Mindy J Watson, Head of School In the mid-2000s, a few of my colleagues and I thought it would be prudent to consider and then develop a process for extended school closure. Now, you native Pacific North-Westerners know darn well that…

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February 2021 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | February 8, 2021

  By Rachel MacKenna – Visual Art Teacher Two inspiration artists that have been part of our discussions in class are Kehinde Wiley and Kara Walker. These contemporary, internationally acclaimed African American artists use shape and pattern symbolically to address the history of racial injustice and representation in their work. In Walker’s work, silhouettes of…

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January 2021 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | January 11, 2021

IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations By Laura Granger  In our IB Mathematics Interpretations and Applications class, students are not only learning new math concepts, but they are also using these concepts to make instruments and to solve problems they would not have been able to otherwise. The following is a project one of my students…

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October 2020 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | October 12, 2020

Qian Zhang–Mandarin Teacher October 6, 2020 When I was a student, I dreamed that I could speak English fluently. Because I thought English could help me to open another door to the world. I worked very hard and learned tons of vocabulary and grammar rules. However, after almost 23 years of learning and having been…

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September 2020 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | September 1, 2020

by Eunice Bonaparte August is one of my favorite months. Personally, it a month filled with family celebrations, and the last of the fun summer rituals. Professionally, it is when I begin final preparations for the new school year. As long as I gather the books, find and watch the videos, download templates, create the…

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August 2020 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | August 5, 2020

Binary Number System by Namrata Poladia A binary number, also known as a base 2 number, is a number composed only of 0s and 1s. The modern binary number system was studied in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries by Thomas Harriot, Juan Caramuel, and Gottfried Leibniz. However, systems related to binary numbers have…

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July 2020 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | July 5, 2020

Blog Post July, 20202 By Laura Granger The final assignment in 2020 for my Pre-Calculus students was to research and present an introduction to conic sections. Students learned that slicing a right cone at varying angles will produce a circle, ellipse, or hyperbola (or of course a point or line if it’s a special case).…

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June 2020 Bobcat Blog

By Washington Preparatory School | June 5, 2020

June 5, 2020 We are living in the 21st century and our life is surrounded by modern technology. We are using smart phones, computers, portable laptops, smart watches, instant pots for easy cooking, IRobot Roomba and IRobot Brava for cleaning, a Kindle for reading and many more devices in our daily routine. All these devices are…

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