Kids & Family

08/11/2016 - 11:17am
Falling rain splashes against one black and one pink umbrella. Five students in grades 9 to 12 stand in front of the black slab of granite stone, studying the nearly 60,000 etched names of Americans lost in the Vietnam War. On this overcast day in May, the memorial acts as the classroom for the students Blyth-Templeton Academy (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE). The students in the Writers Craft class had just finished reading Tim O’Brien’s book “The Things They Carried,” and... >>more
08/11/2016 - 10:12am
Three and four year olds at Brent Elementary (301 North Carolina Ave. SE) dabble with watercolors and magic markers. No teacher tells them how to uncap the marker or explains the correct ratio of water to paint — they learn through their own trial and error. Across the Hill, preschoolers at AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School (138 12th St. NE) sit in small groups to learn new songs and read aloud. A teacher guides them through the lesson — still allowing them to... >>more
08/11/2016 - 9:12am
Charter schools have been a part of the educational landscape of our city for two decades, educating nearly half of publicly educated students in Washington, DC today. However, many parents, especially those of young children, are uncertain of what a charter school is and whether a charter school education is right for their child. Charter schools are independently managed schools that receive public funds to educate children. In Washington, traditional public schools are run by the Chancellor... >>more
04/06/2016 - 11:12am
While the Netherlands is commonly associated with tulips, windmills, wooden shoes, and cheese, this spring two Capitol Hill students, Marshall and Miles Lloyd, who happen to be brothers plan to make their mark on its soccer fields as invitees of the FC Utrecht Academy, an international soccer academy in the Netherlands.  Miles, a sixth grader, and Marshall, a third grader, were chosen from a pool of candidates based on their performance at the FC Utrecht North American Academy National... >>more
02/13/2016 - 3:39pm
This year the Zoo is celebrating Easter Monday on Monday, March 28 (rain or shine). You are invited to join them for special family-focused activities and live entertainment. They'll have a traditional Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for the kids participating. Older children will enjoy field games. Special animal demonstrations are planned as well as visits from the Easter Panda. Be advised the Zoo enhances security during high visitation days and guests may experience bag checks at a minimum... >>more
02/12/2016 - 12:25pm
Through a partnership with DC Public Schools, the Washington Capitals will introduce hockey to more than 48,000 students across 111 schools through a multi-week street-hockey curriculum. The programming, which will become a core unit in the physical education curriculum, is part of the Capitals’ investment of more than $1.6 million toward the development of youth hockey in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, and is funded primarily by the National Hockey League’s Industry Growth... >>more
02/12/2016 - 12:17pm
The President and First Lady announced today that the South Lawn of the White House will be opened up for children 13 years and younger and their families on Monday, March 28 for the 2016 White House Easter Egg Roll. This will be the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, and will feature live music, sport courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling. In honor of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s event will also... >>more
02/10/2016 - 8:06pm
The Easter Eggstravaganza is an event for kids and families on Capitol Hill (toddlers through fifth grade). They will have live family-friendly entertainment, an Easter Bunny, a bike raffle, popcorn and cotton candy, and six Egg Hunts. It will be held at Lincoln Park on Saturday, March 26. Register for your egg hunt at 1:30 p.m., 2:10 p.m. or 2:50 p.m. at eggstravaganzadc.com.   The Easter Eggstravaganza is one of the largest egg hunts in the area with 100 volunteers and over 15,000 eggs.... >>more
02/10/2016 - 2:44pm
The DC State Athletic Association is accepting applications for the DCSAA 2016 Student-Athlete Academic Scholarship Awards program. Now in its third year, the program provides $1,000 college scholarships to 15 of the District’s top high school student-athletes as part of the DCSAA’s partnerships with Modell’s Sporting Goods and Wendy’s restaurants.   The scholarships are designated for DC high school seniors who have played at least two seasons of varsity sports and... >>more