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 […]

NSO Entertains Amidon-Bowen Students at SW Library

Photos courtesy of Perry Klein. National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) violinist Marissa Regni and guest vocalist Kari Paludan entertained school kids from Amidon-Bowen at the Southwest Library with musical skits. This was part of the “NSO in Your Neighborhood” series in which musicians from the orchestra gave free performances in Southwest at Arena Stage, the Capitol Holiday […]

Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 50 Years of Inspiring Children to Read

Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, celebrated its 50th anniversary of inspiring children to read, learn, and grow by hosting a virtual birthday party at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, DC. Award-winning singer and actress Jordin Sparks; passionate advocate, actor, and musician Tray Chaney; and notable children’s author Tara Lazar joined […]

Mandarin Oriental Selects Amidon-Bowen as 5K Beneficiary

Mandarin Oriental, located at 1330 Maryland Ave SW, announced it selected Amidon-Bowen Elementary School as the beneficiary of the hotel’s annual FANtastic March, a 5K fundraiser. On Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 a.m., hotel colleagues and guests will lace up for the Sixth Annual FANtastic March. The race begins at the hotel’s front drive and winds around […]