DEDICATED TO YOUNG LEARNERS
From cradle to grade 8, the students of Congressional benefit from a clear and constant focus on them and their needs. It's an exuberant, intimate, safe learning environment, where kids can be kids, parents can be involved, and everyone can be seen and heard.
ADVANTAGES OF A SCHOOL PRESCHOOL - 8TH GRADE SCHOOL
A preschool - 8th grade environment, where middle school students make a school transition after 8th grade, provides tremendous opportunities. Our entire focus is building a strong educational foundation in our students, thus preparing them for their future wherever they may go.
And choosing where to attend high school is probably the first big decision students face. It enables them to ponder who they are and the kind of environment that would best suit them at an age that is appropriate to begin contemplating those types of questions. It is like a trial run for college admissions, giving them confidence when that time comes.
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Good Morning, Friends!
In our Early Childhood building, each child is greeted every morning by name and asked about their morning or weekend to get a personal connection and to know each individual child. Parents are talked to at drop off and pickup about their child to make them feel secure about the day.
What's the SeeSaw App?
SeeSaw is a an app, a webpage, a social communication glimpse into the school day for our Primary School (Preschool - Grade 2) parents. Made personal, parents are tagged in images of their child enjoying the school day and projects happening in the classroom. This added touch adds that sense of involvement and joy in an image of their child during posted to their private account during the day.
Clubs During the School Day
We love that each student is an individual with their own interests and passions. Because of this, middle school clubs are offered during the school day by teachers who share their interests. Love ceramics? Want to start your own business? Care a lot about the environment? Is drama your thing? There's a club for that!
Every preschool - grade 8 student is paired with a buddy for the entire school year to get to know, play with, and do fun activities with during dedicated buddy times. Younger grades love the attention from the older students and older students are step up and carry themselves as role models. It allows everyone to be the kids they are and really make our whole campus feel like a family.
STRAIGHT FROM OUR FACULTY
We asked our teachers to think about ways they see "Dedicated to Young Learners" in their classrooms and around our school and jot down quick notes for discussion. Here's a glimpse at a few of them...
7th Grade #Advisory with Mr. Gorham; sharing questions, concerns or successes; then Count to Ten #congressionalschool #community #DD #listen pic.twitter.com/qFaPdaCKCv— Brent Hinrichs (@BHinrichsColts) October 20, 2016
Kindergarten friends working on their "me" as they discuss the family members & learn what makes you, you. #congressionalschool pic.twitter.com/2FwsXUfxjP— Kim O'Neil (@MsONeilColts) September 13, 2016