Kids & Family

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   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
02/08/2016 - 8:48pm
In response to the growing problem of bullying, which sometimes leads to truancy, failing grades and even suicidal thoughts, local not-for-profit organization, Do The Write Thing of DC (DTWT), has developed an anti-bullying program that is currently being implemented in a public charter school. DTWT has published two books to encourage youth to pledge not to bully others--Be A Superhero by Saying No To Bullying (third to fifth graders) and Stand Up Against Bullying Like a Superhero (Pre-K to... >>more
02/08/2016 - 9:22am
The 14th annual Capitol Hill Boy Scout Troop 500 Pancake Breakfast is on Saturday, Feb. 20, 8 to noon, at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Fourth  St. and Independence Ave. SE. The breakfast features four kinds of pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, milk, and unlimited seconds. Tickets, available at the door, are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Additional donations appreciated.   Troop 500 supports the Capitol Hill neighborhood through numerous... >>more