The students of Waterfront Academy walked to the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater on the Washington Mall, had a picnic on the Mall, and then enjoyed the show, “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres” to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres” is a bilingual children’s music show that celebrates Latin culture.
Three days of events celebrating the life of former Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry will take place next week from Thursday, Dec. 4, to Saturday, Dec. 6, officials said.
The details of Barry’s memorial events were released today by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and representatives of Barry’s family.
A female pedestrian on the 100 block of of Tennessee Ave. NE at 8:50 p.m. was approached by two men. They forcibly took her purse and cell phone. The victim suffered minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital.
In Other News
There was an attempted sidewalk robbery on the 1800 block of A St. SE at 8:13 p.m.
There were assaults on:
A resident of the 1000 block of I St. NE answered a knock on the door of his home. He was shot. Multiple shoots were fired.
In Other News
There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1100 block of 21st St. NE at 10:42 a.m. at a residence.
There was a rape at a college dorm located on the 700 block of Florida Ave. NE at 5:42 a.m.
There were burglaries on:
the 1100 block of H St. NE at midnight at a restaurant;
the 200 block of 16th St. SE at 10:40 a.m. at a residence ;
Caption: Tyler Walks for Autism
Basketball legend, Bill Walton, is quoted as saying: “I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.” Now, many Payne Wildcats may share that same sentiment. During the week of October 6th, Dan Hoagland of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) visited the school and brought with him a fleet of bicycles that were used in conjunction with the Physical Education (PE) program for the week.
Mark Bucher, the famed chef at BGR The Burger Joint in Bethesda is bringing his annual Thanksgiving tradition to his Medium Rare’s Barracks Row location (515 Eighth St. SE). Each year, the chef opens up one of his restaurants from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, and deep fries turkeys for his neighbors.
On October 21st and 25th, Eliot-Hine students participated in the “Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Experience” held at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. Students were able to participate in warm-ups and play flag football games inside the Redskins indoor practice facility. More importantly, students learned from a panel about the importance of a healthy body and healthy mind, and enjoyed lunch in the team dining facility.
Maybe Marion was our Mugabe. As my friend Jonetta Rose Barras recently wrote, “If he was an addict, as he admitted, he was also addictive.” Maybe only Shakespeare could explain a person like Marion S. Barry, Jr.
Stuart-Hobson is taking a new approach to math instruction this year: Teachers are using a “blended learning” model, a combination of traditional teacher-led instruction and an adaptive computer program that targets each student’s individual learning needs. Recent research shows that this model has been highly successful at increasing achievement in schools.
In the art room with Watkins’ new art teacher Claire Reintgen, fourth-graders have been producing some intricate artwork that requires focus and patience. It’s “op art” or optical art, abstract pieces that rely on repeating patterns for their sometimes eye-popping effects. Oct. 31, is the annual book character day celebration at Watkins. Students dress up like a favorite book character and bring a copy of the book to carry during a parade on the field.
Peabody Primary Campus
The pre-k classes have begun six-week studies based on the students’ interests. The pre-k3 classes are studying music-making. The pre-k4 classes are studying buildings, and they kicked off their study unit by collecting “found items from the home” contributed by the school community. Meanwhile, the kindergarten team will be working with The Library of Congress this year to teach students about “primary source material” and how to be young historians.
On Nov. 20 at 5:50 p.m., a female pedestrian on the 700 block of E St. NE was approached by two black men, one of whom attempted to snatch her purse. The woman resisted. One of the men pulled out a gun and threatened her. She then handed over her belongings. The two men jumped into a black sedan fleeing the scene.
In Other News
There was a robbery at an unknown location in PSA 106.
There were cars stolen on:
the 1000 block of I St. NE;
the 1100 block of K St. SE.