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. […]

Westminster, SWNA, Amidon-Bowen Partner to Bring Inspirational Story and STEM to SW

On Saturday, May 13, more than 100 people attended a Hidden Figures movie night at Westminster Presbyterian Church, an event sponsored by three Southwest organizations—Westminster Church Faith & Film Ministries, the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force (SWNA ESTF), and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School. Featuring the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures and a discussion led by Dr. Talitha […]

Amidon-Bowen Cheerleaders Are Champs!

Southwest’s Amidon-Bowen Elementary School added another first place trophy to its collection! The Amidon-Bowen Cheerleading Team placed first in their division at the DCIAA cheerleading competition on Saturday, March 11. The team scored higher than eight other teams in the Elementary Novice division. From their high kicks to great facial expressions, the cheerleaders performed a […]

Amidon-Bowen: Still Our Collective Challenge and Opportunity

Around this time last year, I wrote an article in The Southwester advocating for our neighborhood public elementary school, Amidon-Bowen. It was a call to arms, asking neighborhood families to consider enrolling their children in Amidon-Bowen and to counter the status quo of socioeconomic and racial school segregation in our neighborhood, city, and country. I […]