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Celebrating Black History Month

Stuart-Hobson Black History Month Assembly and Showcase Friday, February 27th 2 PM Students will participate in an all-school assembly and short talent showcase emphasizing poetry, spoken word, and songs and dance from the pre-1970s era. Special guest Russell C. Campbell, a Civil Rights veteran, will also speak to students. Watkins Jabali African Acrobats Tuesday, February […]

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Watkins Students Perform Famous Lincoln Speeches at Ford’s Theatre

On Wednesday, February 11, Watkins 3rd graders took a trip to Ford’s Theatre to celebrate President Lincoln’s Birthday and participate in the 2015 Target Oratory Residency and Festival. The visit is one of several over the past years. It is part of a short-term residency with teaching artists for grades 3-12 which culminates with the Oratory […]

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Stuart-Hobson Chess Team Wins Annual Winter Tournament

Congratulations to Coach Jason and the Stuart-Hobson chess team for winning 1st place (tied with Brent Elementary) in the Chess Club in DC Annual Winter Tournament! The event was held on Saturday, January 31st at the Columbia Heights Education Campus. Mark Meus also won the 1st place individual trophy and Kaleb Hughes won the 2nd place […]

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Standing Ovation Celebrates Excellence in Teaching Award Winner Rachel Houghton

This year marks the fifth annual Standing Ovation celebration, which recognizes a record number of great educators at DCPS. Thanks to the generosity of David Rubenstein, the celebration features the presentation of the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Leadership Awards, and showcases the Rubenstein Awards thirty additional educators.

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Mark Your Calendars for the 2015 Capitol Hill Cluster Rocks! Auction

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Cluster Rocks! Auction on Friday, March 20th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, at the Atlas Theater (1333 H Street, NE).  To make this year’s auction a huge success, we hope that every Cluster family will get involved by helping us secure and donate items for the auction.  

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Get Ready to Run! Registration is Open for the 36th Capitol Hill Classic!

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 — The Capitol Hill Classic 10K race is a major annual fundraiser for the Capitol Hill Cluster School, a DC public school with over 1,000 students.  This will be the 36th annual running of the Classic, which includes a 3K race and a kids’ fun run and is the only race […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual “I Have A Dream” Speech

Updated on January 18, 2015   Each year, the Capitol Hill Cluster School’s Watkins Elementary students rehearse and recite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. For over a decade now, this has been the school tradition at the Cluster and this year will be […]

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Friendship Day 2015 with the Peabody Specials Team

Students had an opportunity to engage in activities that promote kind words and helping hands! Mr. Hoffman ran a music station, Ms. Kushman led a decorative art station, Ms. Bloom led a literature and activity station, and Ms. Jones and Mr. G led a partner-helping station.

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Standing Ovation Celebrates Excellence in Teaching Award Winner Rachel Houghton

This year marks the fifth annual Standing Ovation celebration, which recognizes a record number of great educators at DCPS. Thanks to the generosity of David Rubenstein, the celebration features the presentation of the Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Leadership Awards, and showcases the Rubenstein Awards thirty additional educators.

Enrolling in After-School Enrichment

Winter 2015 after-school enrichment programs will begin the week of January 26th. Registration opens Jan. 7. A full listing of available programs is below. You can learn more and register for classes at our new Web site. (Clicking on the link will open a Web site maintained by the school, in a separate window.) The Peabody […]

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Congratulations to Ms. Houghton: 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

Rachel Houghton, Kindergarten, Peabody Elementary School Rachel Houghton credits her own childhood experiences for pushing her toward her teaching career. “A big part of my becoming a teacher was my love of children’s literature,” she describes. “My mother was a children’s librarian for almost 40 years, and my father read to me each night before […]

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All About “Specials” at Peabody

Want to know more about what’s happening at Peabody in music, library, art, and physical education (PE)? Visit the Peabody Specials web site. You can find everything from the daily routines, to the latest activities as well as photos, lyrics, resources, videos for Spanish songs and books, upcoming events and more!

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A Special Thank You from the Peabody Music Room

Thank you so much for all of the support and donations to our new music room! We have had a blast these first few weeks. Some of our donations were anonymous and we prepared a thank you video to say thanks to everyone and to show what we have been doing.      Thank you so […]

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Watkins Students Attend 2015 Playworks DC Junior Coach Leadership Conference

Several Watkins students attended Playworks DC’s 2015 Junior Coach Leadership Conference which was held on Thursday, January 29th at the Verizon Center. Playworks DC sponsors 200 Junior Coaches from 18 Playworks DC partner schools. The Junior Coach Leadership Conference provided an opportunity for students to participate in games and enrichment sessions with their peers from other […]

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Watkins Students Visit the White House for the 3rd Annual State of STEM Event

On Wednesday, January 21st, nine of our Watkins students were able to attend the State of Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (SoSTEM) address at the White House. Major General Charlie Bolden, Administrator of NASA and an astronaut, kicked off the event by introducing students to three astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Students participated in […]

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual “I Have A Dream” Speech

Updated on January 18, 2015   Each year, the Capitol Hill Cluster School’s Watkins Elementary students rehearse and recite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream Speech” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. For over a decade now, this has been the school tradition at the Cluster and this year will be […]

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Watkins Students Perform at Kennedy Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

On Thursday, December 4, the Kennedy Center broke ground on the first major expansion in its history at a special ceremony. Several of our students and Watkins music teacher Ms. Pergerson attended and sang “America the Beautiful”. The ceremonial groundbreaking celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Center’s original groundbreaking in 1964 and included remarks by […]

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Watkins FoodPrints Program featured on NPR

Since 2009, Watkins has been home to the FoodPrints program. FoodPrints is a FRESHFARM Markets’ local foods school program that builds an edible schoolyard garden and integrates the garden into the school curriculum. Students participate in innovative FoodPrints classes in which garden activities such as planting, harvesting, and cooking are used to teach concepts in […]

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All About “Specials” at Watkins

Want to know more about what’s happening at Watkins in music, art, Spanish, computer class and other “specials”? Visit the Watkins Elementary School Specials web site to see monthly updates about students and their specials classes.

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Stuart-Hobson Chess Team Wins Annual Winter Tournament

Congratulations to Coach Jason and the Stuart-Hobson chess team for winning 1st place (tied with Brent Elementary) in the Chess Club in DC Annual Winter Tournament! The event was held on Saturday, January 31st at the Columbia Heights Education Campus. Mark Meus also won the 1st place individual trophy and Kaleb Hughes won the 2nd place […]

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After-School Registration to Re-Open

Spring After-School All-Stars registration at Stuart-Hobson closed Jan. 14 for the first half of the semester. But the program will offer students more after-school options later this semester: Because there will be new sports teams selected and several new courses available as of April 27, After-School All-Stars will re-open registration March 16 – April 10. […]

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Stuart-Hobson Students Explore History on the “We the People” Tour

The We the People Constitution Program helps to familiarize Washington, D.C. public school students with their city and their government. Since 2005, more than 7,000 students and teachers from more than 30 different public and public charter schools and educational centers in the District of Columbia have taken the “We the People” tour. Last week, on […]

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“Annie” the Musical: Bravo Performance by the Cluster

Congrats to our kids and their teachers for a fantastic three-show run of “Annie” which featured students from all three of the Cluster’s school campuses. It also showcased our beautiful new auditorium at Stuart-Hobson. A big thank you to all the Cluster families, friends and neighbors who came out to watch the awesome show and […]

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Panthers Are the Champs!

Stuart-Hobson won the city football championship Saturday afternoon, beating Jefferson Academy 53-0 at Eastern High. Proud to be Panthers! Congratulations to the team, their coaches and parents! Proud to be Panthers! Stuart-Hobson Middle has won the city football championship, defeating Jefferson Academy 53-0. pic.twitter.com/bvnFNwkh9E — CapHillClustSch PTA (@CHCSPTA) November 22, 2014

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High School Admissions: From the Counselor

Stuart-Hobson’s school guidance counselor, Ms. Tomicula Williams, is focused on getting students into the best possible high schools for them. She’s compiled information to help students and their families investigate their options and plan the application process. Read her welcome letter. The letter includes a survey that Ms. Williams asks all families to complete to […]

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Celebrating Black History Month

Stuart-Hobson Black History Month Assembly and Showcase Friday, February 27th 2 PM Students will participate in an all-school assembly and short talent showcase emphasizing poetry, spoken word, and songs and dance from the pre-1970s era. Special guest Russell C. Campbell, a Civil Rights veteran, will also speak to students. Watkins Jabali African Acrobats Tuesday, February […]

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PTA Meeting, Feb. 24: What Your Child is Learning

PTA Meeting Tuesday, February 24th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Watkins Elementary, 420 12th Street, SE 6:00 – 6:30 pm: Conversation with new
 Deputy Mayor of Education, Jennifer Niles Talk with Ms. Niles about our school and the office of the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME) > Submit your question for our conversation with Deputy Mayor Niles […]

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Mark Your Calendars for the 2015 Capitol Hill Cluster Rocks! Auction

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Cluster Rocks! Auction on Friday, March 20th, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, at the Atlas Theater (1333 H Street, NE).  To make this year’s auction a huge success, we hope that every Cluster family will get involved by helping us secure and donate items for the auction.  

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Get Ready to Run! Registration is Open for the 36th Capitol Hill Classic!

Sunday, May 17th, 2015 — The Capitol Hill Classic 10K race is a major annual fundraiser for the Capitol Hill Cluster School, a DC public school with over 1,000 students.  This will be the 36th annual running of the Classic, which includes a 3K race and a kids’ fun run and is the only race […]

How do we instill an intrinsic desire to learn in our children?

A message from Principal Clemens about instilling grit, perseverance and an intrinsic desire to learn in our children.   Cluster parents, For the past few years, I have talked about a growth mindset: how we instill grit, perseverance and an intrinsic desire to learn in our children. I have mentioned many times the work of Carol […]

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“Reading Rocks” at the Cluster!

  The Cluster Winter Reading Program is underway! Get cozy, grab a book, and “read to the beat” during our “READING ROCKS!” Winter Reading Program this December, January and February! Our goal is 1 million minutes of reading across the Cluster. Reading logs will be sent home in nine categories of music — Pop, Classical, […]

Coming up at the Cluster

March 2, 2015

Read Across America - Cluster Reading Incentive Ends

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015

Arts Addition Grand Opening

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 7:00 pm, March 3, 2015

March 4, 2015

LSAT

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, March 4, 2015

March 6, 2015

SH - Liberty Mountain Ski Resort

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, March 7, 2015

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