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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:
This Friday at the Swedish embassy there will be the 12th annual EcoFest auction to benefit the Hyde-Addison School. Funds raised will be used to support the public elementary school’s programs.
Tickets are $50 per person to the fun-filled event. There are well over 100 cool items up for bidding, such as:
A 1951 Epiphone archtop guitar with 1940’s amplifier.
Spend a day sailing the Chesapeake Bay from beautiful Oxford, Md.
Or an evening with proud Hyde parent Peter Andreasson and his famous Swedish pancakes. As a bonus, Peter will play Swedish songs on his guitar as you munch down the lingonberry-topped treats.
So come on down to the Swedish Embassy this Friday night and take home some cool stuff and help out a great cause to boot.
As part of GM’s continuing series surveying the historic school buildings in Georgetown he turns today to the last remaining open public elementary school in Georgetown: Hyde School.
Anthony Hyde School
3219 O St.
Architect: Arthur B. Heaton
Current Owner: The District of Columbia
Hyde Elementary School was constructed in 1907. It was named after a Georgetown businessman and schools advocate Anthony J. Hyde who lived from 1810 to 1892.
Anthony Hyde was a leading proponent for the construction of the Curtis School which in 1875 was the first school building erected on the block between O and P streets just west of Wisconsin. Soon after the Curtis School was constructed, the Addison School was built right next to it.
By the turn of the century, these two school buildings were not enough for Georgetown’s school population. Thus on the same campus as Curtis and Addison, Hyde Elementary was built. Continue reading
The Georgetown Current alerts GM that the D.C. Public Schools opened up the Out of Boundary lottery process on January 28th. For Georgetown residents interested in sending their children to our local school, Hyde, for pre-k, they actually need to apply through the lottery process. Although Georgetown children have priority for Hyde’s pre-k, there are limited slots, and for Georgetown students to keep their priority they need to apply by March 13th.