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When Students Make the Rules

Giving Students Guided Ownership Over Their Social Behavior. What if students set in place their own guiding principles as to how they believe themselves and their classmates should behave? An agreement could be created that all students had a say in, that all students have a sense of ownership in.
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Who Polluted the Potomac?

Kicking off Service Learning for the school year with composting, nut collecting, and an interesting, global look into water pollution beyond the Potomac River
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Busy Bees in their New Hive

The youngest group of new students to the Congressional Family just completed their first full week of school. The bright-eyed Busy Bees, as they are affectionately known, are quickly adjusting to their new school environment.

The Art of Interdisciplinary Learning

Through interdisciplinary methods, Congressional teachers engage students in learning that combines content, skills, and thinking processes as students explore connections among the subject areas.

Service Learning: Students Work Shift at Food for Others Warehouse

A group of seventh grade students volunteered for a two-hour warehouse shift to package food for distribution for Service Learning.
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The Expression of Color

How would you describe a color to someone who has never seen nor can see color? 7th Grade English students asked themselves this question...

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The Power of Reading Aloud

Most parents understand the importance of reading to their children, but many parents might not realize the extent of the power that reading aloud brings to their child’s cognitive and literary development.
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Welcome to Little Colts Academy

Now in its third year, Little Colts Academy was established by Tavis Laws, Congressional’s Director of Athletics and Physical Education, as a way to introduce younger students to intramural sports.
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Chincoteague Bay Field Study

7th graders venture out on an inspiring ecological study of a wildlife refuge.
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