City Budget Includes Jefferson Modernization and Neighborhood Upgrades

On May 30, the DC Council held its first vote on the fiscal year 2018 budget, moving forward with a budget that included several of Councilmember Charles Allen’s top priorities. This included an increase in the per-pupil funding formula to 3%; significant investments in affordable housing, public safety, and aging-in-place programs; and fully funding the […]

Education Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian

Photo caption: The Jefferson Middle School band. Photo caption: Director Para Perry and the Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir. The choir gowns were woven by members of the Westminster congregation. Photo captions: The Eastern Senior High School choir with Tedrick Bonds, the director. This is the Eastern choir’s inaugural year, and this was their first performance outside […]

Southwest Waterfront Seniors Show Love at the Cupid Ball

Southwest seniors were warmly received at the King-Greenleaf Recreation Center on Feb. 12 for the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative (E/BFSC) Annual Cupid Ball. More than 49 seniors enjoyed a catered meal, dancing, and a live performance from the Amidon-Bowen Student Choir. The success of the event was possible due to the collaboration between the E/BFSC and King-Greenleaf Recreation Center […]

Amidon-Bowen and Jefferson Joint PTA Meeting

We are excited to announce the Jefferson Middle School Academy and Amidon-Bowen Elementary School will be holding a joint PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Amidon-Bowen School Library. Child monitoring will be provided in the gymnasium. The purpose of the joint meeting is to cover several important topics, most […]

Success Stories: Jefferson’s Project AIM

As a 26-year veteran teacher, Dr. Alesia Slocumb-Bradford has spent her career teaching middle-schoolers mathematics and science. Dr. Slocumb-Bradford chose middle school as she believes it provides her with great resources for tapping into how students “think about learning.” Over the last eighteen years, she has used her role as the robotics coach to do […]

Jefferson Trojans Cap Undefeated Season as City-Wide Football Champions

NFL fans are still cheering on the Redskins and RGIII, but in middle school football there’s already a champion. On Nov. 15, the Jefferson Middle School Trojans football team won the City-Wide DCIAA middle schools championship title by defeating Kramer Middle School 21-13. This was the culmination of an undefeated season with a 10-0 record. […]