THIRD ANNUAL AUCTION
September 27, 2019
Please join us as we raise funds to support the continued growth of The Story of Our Schools. Your ticket includes food, open bar, and a great line up of auction prizes! Purchase tickets here
NEW SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
September 10, 2019
We are thrilled to be partnering with Eliot-Hine (Ward 6), our first middle school partner, and Oyster-Adams (Ward 3), our first bilingual school partner, for the 2019 -2020 school year! We are excited to see the students’ research unfold as they dig deep into their school history adding to the fabric of our past three DC school projects. Learn more about Eliot-Hine Middle School here and Oyster-Adams Bilingual School here.
DC HISTORY CONFERENCE
November 3, 2018
We are so proud of our past CHML Logan Club students for representing and showing off their knowledge at the DC History Conference at UDC!
TAPAS WITH TEACHERS
October 4, 2018
Thanks to the generosity of Ford’s Theatre we had the great opportunity to join Tapas with Teachers! We were able to mingle with DC area teachers, learn about their schools, and provide information about The Story of Our Schools.
AUCTION NIGHT 2018
September 28, 2018
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Second Annual Auction! Whether you were one of our earliest supporters, or just learning about our project for the first time, we thank you for making the evening fun and a smashing success!
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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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.