Friends of Southwest Grant Helps Youngest at Amidon-Bowen

Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students give thanks to the Friends of Southwest DC. Photo caption: Amidon-Bowen students with the Friends of Southwest DC. This past summer, the Friends of Southwest DC (FOS) awarded close to $5,000 to the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA to purchase iPads for early childhood education classrooms. These iPads are now being used by our […]

New School Sign at Amidon-Bowen

Thanks to a grant from Near Southeast Community Partners (NSCP) through the CSX Community Mitigation Fund, the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School PTA was able to purchase and install a new electronic school sign. The old Amidon sign was installed about 25 years ago, long before merger between Amidon and Bowen. The only way to change the […]

Air and Space Museum To Undergo Major Construction

The first major construction project for the Air and Space Museum will start this summer. The facts: This is the first major construction project for the building in Southwest Washington, DC, since its opening 41 years ago. Visitors will start seeing changes to the museum in summer 2018. The museum will remain open through the project by dividing the construction […]

Greenleaf Scholars

The following Greenleaf Gardens Extension residents began their first year of college in this August. Donja Wilkinson graduated from Dunbar Senior High School, where she competed on her school’s track and field team. She is currently attending Georgia State University with plans to study pre-dentistry to become an orthodontist. Wilkinson excelled in her advanced placement classes […]

Amidon-Bowen Welcomes New Spanish Teacher

Amidon-Bowen has welcomed a new Spanish teacher, Leonimel Martelo. Mr. Martelo is from Colombia and moved to Washington, DC, to “make a great contribution to children’s education by motivating them to learn a foreign language.” He holds a bachelor’s degree in teaching with a focus on language and literature from a renowned university in Colombia. […]