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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.

Some Thoughts on the Writing Process

As students move through the grades, there is growing emphasis on the writing process, and the volume and style of writing increase across the curriculum. In the following article, fifth and sixth grade English teacher, Cameron Yassine, outlines his own writing process, discussing how he perseveres through challenges and draws upon this experience to help students improve and grow as writers.

Developing Lifelong Readers

Our Approach to Inspiring A Love of Reading in Our Students.

Inspiring Lifelong Readers

Familiar Childhood Reflections and a Crucial Balance Needed in Schools. "If the greatest predictor of academic success is reading volume, it is not enough to assign mountains of classics and hope that our students actually read them. We also must give children intrinsic motivation to read."

Digital Technology Unplugged

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are learning the concepts and foundations of coding, robotics, engineering and design. To prepare our youngest learners for the more complex lessons in coding and robotics, Ross Mulry, our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, unplugs the students from technology and goes offline with some valuable hands-on lessons.

Thinking Green

Mrs. Yassine’s sixth grade Global Perspectives classes are winners of Project Green Schools’ 2018 Green Difference Award for their project entitled “Blueprint for a More Sustainable School”.

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Wisdom and Reflections from Student Athletes

Captains of this year’s varsity basketball teams. Leaders among their peers. Examples of our core values both on and off the court. Liam and Ava, Class of 2018, have performed phenomenally in athletics this year. In honor of their accomplishments, we asked them to reflect on Congressional athletics and share wisdom with future student athletes.
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Think Before You Throw

Through Service Learning at Congressional School, students take a proactive interest in community concerns, applying what they have learned in school to real community needs. This year 4th grade students have been focusing on recycling.
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Digital Technology Unplugged

Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are learning the concepts and foundations of coding, robotics, engineering and design. To prepare our youngest learners for the more complex lessons in coding and robotics, Ross Mulry, our Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, unplugs the students from technology and goes offline with some valuable hands-on lessons.
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