SECOND ANNUAL AUCTION

August 30, 2018

Last year's auction was a wild success because of YOU. Please join us as we raise funds to support the continued growth of The Story of Our Schools and the programing at our next partner school, Payne Elementary in Southeast D.C! Your ticket includes food, open bar, and a great line up of auction prizes! Purchase tickets here

 

THE DC LINE

July 16, 2018

We are thrilled to share that The DC LINE has featured the amazing work of Marie Reed students and staff! Please share this article widely!

 

IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU

June 12, 2018

Whether you’ve been with us from the start or this was your first Story of Our Schools event - thank you for joining us for happy hour on the rooftop of RedRocks! We had a great time discussing the project and our future plans to expand into a third school. We are honored that Payne Elementary School is enthusiastic to partner with us next, and last week’s happy hour was our first fundraising effort to make our partnership a reality.

 

REDROCKS HAPPY HOUR

June 3, 2018

Join us for happy hour on June 12th at RedRocks to celebrate! During the 2017 - 2018 school year we worked with talented students and enthusiastic communities to reveal TWO school exhibits. Join us as we talk about The Story of Our Schools and where we're heading next! Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Can't join in person but want to support The Story of Our Schools? Click here to donate today!

 

MORGAN TO REED: A JOURNEY FORGED BY COMMUNITY

May 16, 2018

Thank you for all who came out to support The Story of Our Schools Club students and our partnership with Marie Reed Elementary School! We couldn't be prouder of the final exhibit. If you missed the opening, feel free to stop by Marie Reed and see it in person!

 

EXHIBIT OPENING

April 20, 2018

Join us on May 16th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm as we unveil our second exhibit in partnership with Marie Reed Elementary. See first-hand what your donations and support have helped to create over the last two years!

RSVP HERE

 

A VISIT TO CHML

March 15, 2018

We had a great time with CHML 1st and 2nd graders as we talked about their history exhibit! Our discussion continued as we walked the neighborhood visiting historical sites, but the best part was ending our session with a dance party in front of Union Station. So much fun to hang out with these bright students!

 

AUCTION NIGHT

October 26, 2017

A heartfelt thanks to all our supporters for coming out and raising funds for The Story of Our Schools and our project at Marie Reed. The night was a huge success because of YOU!

 

THE STORY OF OUR SCHOOL: LOGAN AND THE COMMUNITY

October 11, 2017

Our first exhibit reveal was a great success! Thank you to all who came out to support The Logan Club students and our partnership with CHML. If you missed the opening, drop by CHML during school hours and check out their new exhibit!

 

EXHIBIT OPENING

September 25, 2017

Join us on October 11th to see first-hand what your donations and support have helped to create and grow! After two years of hard work by The Logan Club students and Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (CHML) staff, the wait is over as we unveil our first exhibit in partnership with CHML.

October 11, 2017
6:00 - 7:30pm

Capitol Montessori at Logan
215 G St NE Washington, DC 20002

RSVP HERE

 

HAPPY HOUR AT THE SUDHOUSE

April 17, 2017

Please join us for our 2nd Happy Hour Fundraiser on Tuesday, May 16th! All proceeds benefit the Marie Reed exhibit. Tickets can be purchased here

 

DC HISTORY CONFERENCE

November 4, 2016

We had a great time networking and presenting our projects at the 43rd Annual DC History Conference hosted by the Historical Society of Washington!

 

APPOINTED GIVES BACK

October 20, 2016

We are excited to announce that Appointed – a DC-based desktop tools company – has selected The Story of Our Schools as the first beneficiary of their Appointed Gives Back campaign.

Between October 20, 2016 and May 1, 2017 Appointed will release a limited edition DC notebook for $24 and donate a portion of the proceeds to The Story of Our Schools!

Supplies are limited - act now!

 

HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER

September 20, 2016

Our first happy happy fundraiser was a huge success - thank you for coming out and supporting us! The funds raised will help us build our first exhibit and facilitate the development of a standards-aligned curriculum for future schools. Thank you Ben’s Upstairs for a great event space!

 

THANK YOU ANC

September 14, 2016

Thank you ANC6c for awarding The Story of Our Schools a grant to cover some of the physical exhibit elements in the CHML exhibit. Your early support is much appreciated!

 

ADAMS MORGAN DAY

September 11, 2016

Great turnout for the 38th annual Adams Morgan Day - the longest running community festival in DC!

 

MARIE REED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

August 11, 2016

We are honored to partner with our second school, Marie Reed Elementary School in Adams Morgan! Marie Reed’s building will undergo a complete modernization over the 2016 - 2017 school year, and a “Legacy Walk” exhibit space will be installed in the main lobby of the school. Over the summer, we documented the original building, conducted preliminary research, and began our student/community member interviews. We are excited to see what the students uncover as they kick off the research class on October 11, 2016. We’ll post their progress on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook - stay tuned!

 

THE LOGAN CLUB

June 7, 2016

The Logan Club students celebrate their hard work and efforts as they present their discoveries to parents during the last club session. We’d like to thank CHML for a great pilot year, and we’re excited to move the project into the next phase!

 

THANK YOU CHCF

May 29, 2016

Thank you Capitol Hill Community Foundation for awarding The Story of Our Schools a grant to cover the digital components in the CHML exhibit. Your early support is much appreciated as we piece together our exhibit!

 

STORY CORPS

May 16, 2016

One of The Logan Club students interviewed a long-term resident/CHML alumni today at the Story Corps mobile recording studio!

 

BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY

May 4, 2016

This morning we met fellow residents at Lincoln Park for National Bike to School Day - such a fun way to engage schools and community members!

 

DC EDUCATION BUDGET HEARING

April 15, 2016

The Story of Our Schools testified last night at the DC Education Budget Hearing. We wanted to 1) update Council on our progress and 2) seed the idea that allotting an exhibit space in ALL modernization plans would be beneficial to the school and community. It’s always a pleasure to present and be a part of the testifying process!

 

HILL RAG

February 1, 2016

The Hill Rag, a Capitol Hill community newspaper, ran an article about our partnership with our pilot school, Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan. We loved how they captured what the students in the Logan Club are learning and experiencing!

 

IN THE PRESS!

December 18, 2015

Two days after our official launch, The DCist wrote a great introductory article about our mission to help DC students share the history of their school community. We were thrilled!

 

DC HISTORY CONFERENCE

November 13, 2015

We are excited to participate in The Historical Society of Washington's 42nd Annual Conference on Historical Studies! We'll have a table set up for the networking hour - stop by and check us out!

Photo by Anne McDonough, © Historical Society of Washington, D.C.