Amidon-Bowen Shines Again: DC’s Teacher of the Year is Right Here in SW

Amidon-Bowen students Simone Shelton and Zoe Shelton with Teacher of the Year, Ms. Kelly Harper; Photo: Rose Shelton Once again, Amidon-Bowen Elementary School is in the spotlight for another great achievement. On Monday, Nov. 5, Mayor Muriel Bowser presented the 2019 DC Teacher of the Year Award to Amidon-Bowen’s own 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Kelly Harper. Ms. Harper […]

Amidon-Bowen Scholars Advocate to D.C. Council-Four “Petite Powerhouses” Push for Science & Technology Funding

Amidon-Bowen students Za’Mari Wilson, Ameya Johnson, Taniya Washington and Zy’Ree Maddox-Mills in the hearing room of the John A. Wilson Building; Photo: Grace Hu On Monday, Oct. 15, four Amidon-Bowen Elementary School students testified before the D.C. Council Committee on Education as part of a hearing on issues facing D.C. youth. At 4 p.m., the […]

Op-Ed: Looking Ahead—School Report Cards

Across Ward 6, the back-to-school excitement has started to fade into the background as fall approaches. Students have settled into their routines, fall sports and music programs have begun, and students are engaged in their classes. In the coming weeks, we’ll be celebrating Halloween at the Duck Pond and at Fall Festivals across the Ward. […]

Komen Toastmasters Moves to Westminster Presbyterian

Southwest’s Komen Toastmasters has moved its meetings from the Southwest Branch Library to Westminster Presbyterian Church in advance of library construction. Komen Toastmasters, a public speaking and leadership club, continues to meet on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon, as it has for over 20 years. Komen often […]

Jefferson Middle School Academy Welcomes New Principal

Last month, DC Public Schools announced that Andre Samuels will be assuming the role as principal at Jefferson Middle School Academy this school year. Principal Samuels has over 16 years of experience as a leadership coach, middle school special education teacher, assistant principal and principal in DC. He began working with DCPS in 2008. Principal […]

Southwest Celebrates Latest Computers-for-Kids Graduates

Graduations are often referred to as commencement ceremonies because they signify the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the graduates, as well as their families and friends. Seven young people gathered with family and friends at the James Creek Resident Council to celebrate their new beginning as the most recent slate of […]