March 31: Expert to Speak about Socioeconomic Diversity in Schools

As part of a series of community conversations about the dynamics around race, class, and education in our neighborhood, the Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council (CBCC) will be hosting Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, to talk about the upside and challenges of socioeconomically diverse schools at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, […]

Passion for Teaching Defines a Stellar Career

(photo caption 1: Amidon-Bowen Second Grade Teacher Beverly Worthington photo caption 2: Worthington stands with some of her second grade students photos courtesy of Beverly Worthington.)   This article is part of a series of profiles of teachers and staff at Amidon-Bowen. Dressed like a corporate executive with an actor’s charisma and a minister’s gravitas, […]

Councilmember Catania Attends Amidon-Bowen PTA Meeting

As part of an ongoing effort to visit all DC public and charter schools, DC Councilmember and Education Committee Chairman, David Catania, attended the Amidon-Bowen PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 8th. Catania’s visit gave Amidon-Bowen parents and interested community members the opportunity to learn first-hand about a number of proposals that the Councilmember has introduced […]

Ron McBee Memorial Education Sunday

Event:  Ron McBee Memorial Education Sunday Event Date:  Sunday, November 24, 2013 Location:  Westminster DC, 400 I St SW Contact:  Rev. Ruth Hamilton, 202-641-8221, rwh@westminsterdc.org On Sunday, November 24th, 11am, Westminster Presbyterian will celebrate its annual Education Sunday in memory of the late Ron McBee, who was a friend of the public schools serving Southwest. […]

St. Dominic Church Gives New Books to Amidon Students

St. Dominic Catholic Church has donated 102 new books to young readers at Amidon Elementary School. The books cover a wide range of topics, including rain forests, sports, and geology. The purpose of the program is to help families build home libraries and encourage children to read over the summer break. Last year, the church […]

Amidon’s Playground Opens with Squeals of Delight

With the sound of the lunch-time bell on May 10th, 2013, the Amidon-Bowen Elementary playground opened with children smothering every inch of the dynamic new playgrounds – finding places to climb and to leap that only a child’s imagination can fathom. Playground construction was delayed due to an unusually cold and wet winter/spring that prevented […]