Celebrating Latino History and Culture at the National Portrait Gallery

On Saturday, September 29th, community members gathered to celebrate the culture and history of Latinos at the National Portrait Gallery. The celebration was part of the Nuestra Ciudad history project, developed by the Carlos Rosario School and sponsored by the Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs. Visitors learned more about the history of the DC Latino… Read more »

Student Perspective: UnidosUS Annual Conference

Carlos Rosario School graduate Paola A. Diaz Gomez shares lessons learned at the 2018 UnidosUS Annual Conference held this past summer in Washington, D.C. For three days, I attended the Annual UnidosUS Conference in Washington, D.C. as a Carlos Rosario School alum. I studied English as Second Language in this school for one year. Carlos… Read more »

Celebrating the First-Ever Family Day

In celebration of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, our school community of students, teachers, staff, friends and family gathered at the Harvard Street Campus for the school’s first-ever Family Day on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Laughter and gaiety were the overall mood of the celebration. The event provided the perfect opportunity for families to… Read more »

Arts and Culture in the Classrooms and Beyond

Over the past few years the Carlos Rosario School Arts Integration and Culture Program has grown in leaps and bounds. Last year the school launched its first ESL through the Arts class in the evening, taught by veteran teacher Vincent Scott. Through this class students ESL levels 1-5 gained foundational reading, writing, and speaking skills… Read more »

Proud Partner in the DC – San Salvador Sister City Agreement

Earlier this month leaders from the Carlos Rosario School joined Mayor Muriel Bowser and other political, community and business leaders in El Salvador to mark the beginning of the new Sister Cities Agreement between the District of Columbia and San Salvador. This agreement, the first between D.C. and a Latin American city, is aimed at strengthening… Read more »

Meet Erick

Ever since he was a little kid, Erick wanted to be a teacher. Back in his native El Salvador, when he was in high school, he volunteered teaching elderly adults how to read and write in Spanish. Erick is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Carlos Rosario School Bilingual Paraeducator program. Recently, he… Read more »

Pride Month: Celebrating Equality, Freedom and Love

Equality, freedom, empowerment, love. These were some of the words students and staff chose to describe what Pride means to them during the 2018 Pride Lunch. The celebrations this past June at the Carlos Rosario School were a true showcase of those sentiments. For the seventh year, the School hosted its Pride Lunch, co-organized by… Read more »

All the Brightness of Asia and the Pacific Islands

This year’s Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Festival filled with ukeleles, fancy footwork, and ornate gowns was an unforgettable showcase of student talent and hard work. Preceding the festival, the video America Is in the Heart about the Filipino American experience which included a group of Carlos Rosario School students working in the classroom, set the festive tone…. Read more »

A Tasty Field Trip

On a sunny Wednesday in May the Carlos Rosario School communications team walked into the Baronessa Italian restaurant located in a strip mall in Rockville for an unusual and tasty field trip. Looking around, it seems like your typical suburban Italian place, you wouldn’t guess the restaurant recently earned a certification of excellence from TripAdvisor… Read more »