Jefferson Outdoor Learning Center to Break Ground

By Elinor Bacon, ER Bacon Development, LLC, Partner, Hoffman Madison Waterfront A new destination for learning is coming to the Southwest community as construction begins on an outdoor classroom pavilion at Jefferson Middle School Academy on Maine Avenue SW, across from The Wharf.  The project is a joint effort of the DC Students Construction Trades […]

Scholarship Opportunity for High School Students

Local company FiscalNote has partnered with Girls in Tech and the Wendy Martinez Legacy Project Foundation to provide a $20,000 coding scholarship to a Washington, DC high school student identifying as female. The student can use the scholarship to attend an in-person or virtual STEM/coding camp.The deadline to submit an application is June 10.  To […]

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 […]

Vera M. White, Former Jefferson Jr. High School Principal, Passes Away

By Angela Rice  Mrs. Vera Mae White, Jefferson Jr. High School’s illustrious former principal, peacefully passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the age of 86. A devoted wife to Blanchard White for 62 years and the mother of three sons, she led a life of faith in God and faith in the power […]

Richard Wright Opens New Facility, Student Shares Perspective

By Southwester Staff  The Richard Wright Public Charter School for Journalism and Media Arts held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 17 to mark the completion of a new state-of-the-art facility at 475 School Street SW.  As the first public high school to open in Southwest in over 50 years, the new Richard Wright School includes […]