Jefferson Academy: Off to a Great Start

Jefferson Academy was buzzing with activity the morning of Saturday, June 9. Twenty-five students, faculty and parents were cheerfully devoting their full day at Book-A-Palooza, cataloguing books found in the basement to be used in classroom libraries next school year. At the Academy’s first awards assembly, sixth-grader Ajani Young, gave a short speech that demonstrating […]

Poem: Love Builds

It doesn’t get better than this. Bring mom and dad, brother and sis. Sports fan or not Care none or a lot This team you don’t want to miss. Their spirit will capture your heart. Underdogs rising are like that. Suffering years Of losing and tears Now Cupid aims true with each dart. Mirroring a […]

From the Southwester Staff

This month’s issue of The Southwester comes just as the public school year ends, and we have lots of education-related stories to show for it.  We’re always grateful to all of our contributors, but this month we’d like to thank Meg Brinckman in particular for contributing four stories and several pictures to this issue.  One […]

Washington Latin Charter School Graduates First Class

Washington Latin Public Charter School made history on June 8 when its first students graduated. It marked the first time students graduated from a D.C. public school with a classical curriculum. The school also has the distinction of having every student in its first senior class accepted to college. Among the graduates were local students […]

Amidon-Bowen Fifth-Graders Honored at Promotion Ceremony

To mark the culmination of their elementary school days, the rising fifth graders at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School were honored June 12 at a well-attended Promotion Ceremony. Principal Izabela Miller presented special awards for outstanding performance to fifth graders Jerimiah Barbour, Shomari Edwards, Robert Freeman and Chinwe Melifonwu. Alan Gropman, Ph.D., representing the Industrial College of […]

Arena Stage Announces New Director of Artistic Programming

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater’s Artistic Director Molly Smith announced that D.C.-area arts manager and artist David Snider will become the company’s Director of Artistic Programming. Snider will be leaving Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), where he has served since 2005 as producing artistic director and CEO, to bring his multi-faceted, award-winning talents to the […]