Kids & Family

Kids & Family

07/02/2014 - 10:09am
Every two years, a lucky group of Cluster students has the unique opportunity to “blast off” for a week-long visit to space camp in Huntsville, Alabama. This year, the 5th and 6th graders who attended the camp came back to school filled... >>more
06/12/2014 - 2:27pm
Cluster 1 Instructional Superintendent Harry Hughes opened the June 11th meeting by praising outgoing Ludlow-Taylor Principal Carolyn Cobbs. Cobbs has taken a position as a superintendent in Colorado. Stating that he has known Cobbs for six years,... >>more
05/29/2014 - 3:39pm
I have a confession to make. When I first starting hearing about charter schools, I thought it was a simply dreadful idea. As a graduate of public schools, including DCPS’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts (albeit a magnet school, but still... >>more
05/09/2014 - 6:39am
The Capitol Hill Day School (CHDS) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Head of School Jason Gray will continue as Head for the next five years. The long term appointment, unusual for an independent school, recognizes Gray’s work in... >>more
05/05/2014 - 2:22pm
The redrawing of the elementary school boundaries for DCPS schools across the city is certain. Due to closing and merging schools over the past several years, some of these changes are already in effect. Others adjust for under or over-enrolled... >>more
04/28/2014 - 10:26am
Parents in close proximity to School Within a School (SWS), now located in the Goding building at Ninth and F Streets NE, have been lobbying to gain some sort of local enrollment preference. Locating a citywide school in their neighborhood is a... >>more
04/15/2014 - 10:27am
On April 5th student entrepreneurs from Mr. LaFleur’s business class at Eliot-Hine Middle School and Serve Your City college volunteer mentors sold lemonade to Eastern Market customers in an effort to promote the benefits of entrepreneurship... >>more
03/28/2014 - 10:35am
Recently District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Chancellor Kaya Henderson released an outline of baseline courses that must be taken by all DCPS middle school students. She has pledged millions of dollars to help improve the current state of the... >>more
02/26/2014 - 9:04am
Proving What’s Also Possible Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools Kaya Henderson held a press conference today to announce a new initiative. DCPS will be launching another Proving What’s Possible (PWP) grant program. A total... >>more
02/07/2014 - 1:36pm
You’ve heard the saying—you’ve met one kid with autism—you’ve met one kid with autism. A dear friend just received an autism diagnosis for her third child. So now she has three children on the autistic spectrum. In... >>more
02/04/2014 - 2:35pm
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about peanuts and hot dogs, ground balls and home runs. Yes, we know the Nationals will be getting ready for their season down in Florida, but spring baseball is fast approaching for our little... >>more
01/17/2014 - 11:59am
Mahni Clarke-Hellams, junior at Eastern Senior High School (ESHS), and five classmates spent five days in July living in a place without television, the internet, electric lights, ovens or stoves, bathrooms, not even running water from a... >>more
01/02/2014 - 10:40am
Kate DiCamillo, Newbery Medal Award-winner and honoree, has been named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. DiCamillo will serve in the position during 2014 and 2015, succeeding Walter... >>more
12/11/2013 - 12:18pm
Wow! Who knew that the Washington Teacher’s Union (WTU) was so raucous? Last Monday night at Eastern High School, the WTU hosted seven of the Democratic mayoral hopefuls in a forum on public education. The candidates seemed to choose one of... >>more
12/03/2013 - 10:03am
This coming Sunday, December 8, Moms on the Hill (MoTH) will host its annual Information Fair. The event will take place from 2-5 pm at Capitol Hill Day School. It is free and open to the public (any parents, not just MoTH's). The official name... >>more