Comment on Ron’s Passing

To all my friends in Southwest, I am, as you are, saddened by the passing of Ron McBee. He was rightly known as “The Mayor of Southwest,” but of course he was more than that: an astute observer of the political process, one who saw the humor in the world around him, and most of […]

Amidon-Bowen Students Try Their Hand at Chinese

In a continuing effort to enrich the instruction of children at Amidon-Bowen, Assistant Principal Dwayne Ham arranged for Chinese Language instruction to be provided to 1st graders through the University of Maryland MCERT Program. In the Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development at the College of Education at the University of Maryland, candidates […]

Amidon-Bowen Picks Up the Pace in Second Year of Restructuring

Amidon-Bowen Elementary school, under the supervision of Principal Izabela Miller, has just recently completed the second round of Paced Interim Assessments (PIA). These assessments measure progress towards mastery of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. By all accounts, the school, which is in its second year of restructuring, is making […]

Amidon-Bowen Hosts Ward 6 Community Conversation on Quality Schools

On October 1st, DC Deputy Mayor for Education De’Shawn Wright, Ward 6 BOE Representative Monica Warren-Jones and Ward 2 BOE Representative Mary Lord welcomed parents, grandparents, care-givers, teachers, counselors and other community members to the Amidon-Bowen Multipurpose Room. The program, A Community Conversation, which has been conducted citywide, addresses the question, “How can we make sure […]