Amidon-Bowen Parents Tell Mayor and Chancellor: Stop Shortchanging Our Children

On March 8, parents at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School launched a campaign to lobby Mayor Muriel Bowser and DC Public Schools (DCPS) Interim Chancellor Amanda Alexander to provide additional funding to our Southwest neighborhood elementary school. Parents identified two main sources of these problems. First, Bowser’s 2018–19 budget did not provide enough funds to the school […]

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 […]

Mandarin Oriental Selects Jefferson Academy for Fundraiser 

The Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, located at 330 Maryland Ave. SW, has selected Jefferson Academy as the beneficiary of the hotel’s seventh Annual FANtastic March 5K Fundraiser. On Sunday, Nov. 5, hotel colleagues and guests will set off for a run/walk around the National Mall, ending back at the hotel. This year’s fundraising efforts will go toward the […]

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. […]