08 Apr 2021


Guest Post: The Peabody Flood of 2020

The post below was written by DCPS parent and long-time Hill resident Valerie Jablow. The account below is an excerpt; to read the whole investigation, please visit Valerie’s blog, educationDC. As of today, Valerie has contacted the Historic Preservation Review Board, as well as the Council of the District of Columbia and other leaders on […]

01 Apr 2011

Mouthwatering Fare, Jazz & Dumpsters at the SWS Auction

It’s hard to say which is more tempting about the upcoming School-Within-a-School at Peabody Jazz Gala & Auction:  the tasty vittles or the diverse items on the block. Each year I get tons of invitations to attend neighborhood school auctions to bid on items like those offered by SWS (hands off the coveted  seasonal membership […]

07 Mar 2011

The results are in and DCPS will need to find more classrooms on the Hill

Guest author Joe Weedon shares his thoughts on the DCPS Lottery. On March 3, DCPS unveiled the results of its annual school lottery. Within minutes of the results being posted, Facebook accounts and twitter feeds were updated. And while a select few posts ended with exclamation points (We got in!!), many more parents were disappointed […]

25 May 2010

More than a Hill o’ Beans: Peabody Creates Schoolyard Edible Garden

Capitol Hill school gardens have begun adding pepper patches to their primrose paths, real or imagined. Long the province of beautification and greening efforts, our Hill schoolyards may become more than visual treats with the vision provided by the Peabody Early Childhood Campus edible school yard, dedicated late last week in a school-wide  assembly. The […]

04 May 2010

Capitol Hill 10K Future Faces Hurdles, But Its Run Isn’t Over Yet

The Capitol Hill Classic wants me back, or at least that’s what they wrote in an email to bolster registration. Alas, since I cannot make it to the 31st Annual Capitol Classic 10K, with  its 3K and Fun Runs, popular with the school kids of the Hill, on Sunday, May 16th, I thought, “Well, I’ll […]

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