Greenleaf Community Honors Local Scholars

Jan. 1 was not only the first day of the year, but it was also the day the Greenleaf Gardens Resident Council Executive Board celebrated our postsecondary students with the Scholar Appreciation Event. The event was held at the Greenleaf Gardens Resident Council Program Center to honor the students of Greenleaf Gardens who are dedicated […]

SW Youth Experience Educational Games Expo

Three students from the Computers for Kids program of the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly’s Youth Activities Task Force (YATF) attended the ED Games Expo 2019, held on Jan. 8 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This allowed 125 developers of educational games to showcase their programs, with plenty of opportunities for students […]

Why Amidon-Bowen?

As deadlines approach for DC’s School lottery, many Southwest families are considering whether to send their child to Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES), or elsewhere. Any families considering ABES or other DC public or charter schools must enroll in the lottery by March 1 through www.myschooldc.org. “The Southwester” interviewed the Co-Presidents of the PTA at ABES, […]

Amidon-Bowen Girls’ Track Team is #1 in DC

Jan. 2 was the first day of school after a long winter holiday break. This was also the date of the DC Interscholastic Athletic Association (DCIAA) Championship Indoor Track and Field Meet for DC’s elementary schools. Despite the long winter holiday break that interrupted the regular training routine of Amidon-Bowen Elementary School’s young athletes, the girls’ and […]

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 […]