Blog – Stories

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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Stage Left, Stage Right

Children love school musicals. From the initial announcement of the production, to the auditions and rehearsals, to the night of the big performance, excitement runs high. 2017 marked our 20th musical performed in the Devers Gymnasium and we look forward to many more!

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From Fulbright to Changemaker

Through a Fulbright Scholarship, Kate Fitzpatrick, Congressional’s Middle School Art Teacher has become a changemaker, leveraging her passion for project-based learning in art and STEM to help underserved students around the world.

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Army Robots Come for a Visit

Excitement filled our 3rd-8th grade students as they walked into our gym and their eyes hit the 3 army-grade robots waiting for them! Thanks to Mr. Suvari, one of our 5th grade parents, three Army Sergeants from the 55 EOD CO joined us on campus for a very intriguing day.

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In the Life of a Firefly

Busy Bees, Lady Bugs, Butterflies, Dragonflies, and Fireflies. Each of our Early Childhood classes comes with a cute name and each classroom with adorable students. Our Fireflies class has our 2.5 – 3 year olds, and between walks around campus every day and Ms. Nancy’s creative lessons, these young explorers are always learning and discovering.

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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.

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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.

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