We Have a Rhodes Scholar: Local Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship

By Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Education and Scholarship Task Force Southwest resident Samantha O’Sullivan announced to the world when she was a pigtailed eight-year-old that she intended to be an astronaut. Today, as a college senior, O’Sullivan is one of the 32 American students to receive a 2022 Rhodes Scholarship. After graduation this spring from Harvard […]

Notes of Thanks to Our Elders

By Alexis Tuttle This year, third grade students from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School (ABES) brought some holiday cheer to some of our community seniors at Waterfront Village.   ABES third grade teachers, Ms. Ballenger and Ms. Jayamaha, coordinated a fall thanks and appreciation celebration which culminated in a “3rd Grade Fall Party” held on Friday, Nov. 19.  Throughout […]

Young Readers: How YouTube Can Put a Book in Your Child’s Hands

By Kitty Felde Remember when parents complained about the amount of TV their kids watched? Now, it’s YouTube. I hear from parents over and over again that their kids aren’t reading, not because they’re distracted by video games or binge-watching Netflix, but because their eyeballs are glued to YouTube videos. Yet, YouTube can also be a valuable […]

Inspiring Reluctant Readers with a SImple Challenge

By Kitty Felde It’s the question that frustrates parents and teachers alike: how do you get a reluctant reader to pick up a book? How does a book compete with video games and Snapchat? This month, we begin a new column in The Southwester: Young Readers.  I’m Kitty Felde, host and executive producer of the […]

Waterfront Academy Montessori Miles

By Kate Oczypok Waterfront Academy is taking a unique, fun approach to fundraising this fall. The school has launched “Montessori Miles” this November, encouraging interested participants to run, jog or walk 30 miles in 30 days this November. With registration, you can get a t-shirt that features a “Running Knight” to wear as you complete […]