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Help Our FoodPrints Program Win A Seeds of Change Grant With Your Vote!

FoodPrints is competing for a $20,000 grant through Seeds Of Change, and needs your help to win! Voting is open and you can vote every day through April 27th. The top 25 schools will move on to the judges round. If selected, any grant money FoodPrints is awarded will be divided equally among our five participating […]

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Watkins 5th Grade Historians Visit Gettysburg Battlefield

Watkins 5th grade historians culminated their Civil War unit with a trip to the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on April 9th. Students toured the battlefield along with a licensed guide and later took advantage of the newly renovated visitors center to visit the historic cyclorama and conduct a museum scavenger hunt.

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Congratulations to Our Stuart-Hobson DC STEM Fair Winners!

On Saturday, March 28 several students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School participated in the 2015 DC STEM Fair. The DC STEM Fair is a long-­standing tradition for DC’s public, public charter, parochial, private, and home‐schooled students in grades 6 through 12 to showcase their research skills and compete for a variety of awards and prizes. Congratulations […]

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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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“Changing Mindsets, Changing Lives”

“When Dawn Clemens became principal of Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C., she held a funeral. Into a mock coffin, she dumped a batch of excuses—slips of paper conveying the many reasons people gave for why students weren’t learning. The ritual was her way of saying that, even though the percentage of students living in […]

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Peabody Sings in Spanish: Saludos (April)

Saludos is Peabody’s April Spanish song about greetings and common phrases. Peabody integrates Spanish into the school curriculum with different songs each month. Special thanks to Peabody’s music teacher Mr. Hoffman. View more Spanish songs and videos on the Peabody Specials Music site.

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Peabody’s Annual Clay “Knee Bowl” Open House

Peabody students have created beautiful clay bowls with their knees and decorated them with gorgeous colors. The Clay “Knee Bowl” Open House will be held on Wednesday, May 20, from 5:30-7 PM in the Art Room at Peabody. Parents and families are invited to come out and see all the amazing bowls on display.

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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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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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Watkins 5th Grade Historians Visit Gettysburg Battlefield

Watkins 5th grade historians culminated their Civil War unit with a trip to the historic Gettysburg Battlefield on April 9th. Students toured the battlefield along with a licensed guide and later took advantage of the newly renovated visitors center to visit the historic cyclorama and conduct a museum scavenger hunt.

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3rd Graders Take a Trip to the White House

3rd grade students from Watkins had a wonderful opportunity to visit and tour the White House on Friday, April 10. Earlier in the year students examined some of DC’s important landmarks as part of the Social Studies curriculum. Taking a visit to one of these historical sites was a remarkable way to enhance what students have been learning.

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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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Congratulations to Our Stuart-Hobson DC STEM Fair Winners!

On Saturday, March 28 several students from Stuart-Hobson Middle School participated in the 2015 DC STEM Fair. The DC STEM Fair is a long-­standing tradition for DC’s public, public charter, parochial, private, and home‐schooled students in grades 6 through 12 to showcase their research skills and compete for a variety of awards and prizes. Congratulations […]

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National Junior Honor Society Welcomes New Stuart-Hobson Members

The Stuart-Hobson chapter of the National Junior Honor Society has welcomed 23 new members. Honor Society members must have an A average. The April 1 induction ceremony was led by Honor Society Chapter organizers Dowan McNair-Lee and Tomicula Williams, along with Principal Dawn Clemens and Assistant Principal Steve Miller. The inductees are: Nina Anderson, Louise Banks, Amora Campbell, […]

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“Changing Mindsets, Changing Lives”

“When Dawn Clemens became principal of Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Washington, D.C., she held a funeral. Into a mock coffin, she dumped a batch of excuses—slips of paper conveying the many reasons people gave for why students weren’t learning. The ritual was her way of saying that, even though the percentage of students living in […]

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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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Stuart-Hobson Among DC’s Top Middle Schools

Stuart-Hobson is among the city’s best middle schools, say readers of the Washington City Paper.

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Watkins/Peabody Principal Selection, Spring 2015

Overview of the Watkins/Peabody Principal Selection Process In February, DCPS announced that a new principal would be added to the Cluster School next school year to oversee Watkins and Peabody. The process to select the new Watkins/Peabody principal will be driven by DCPS — through its defined process for principal selection — with input from a Cluster School interview […]

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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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Fame the Musical Presented by the Capitol Hill Cluster School

May 29-30, 2015 Stuart-Hobson Middle School Auditorium 410 E St. NE Performance Times: Friday, May 29 — 6PM Saturday, May 30 — 2PM and 6PM Ticket Prices Before May 28 – $8 At the door – $10 Family Four Pack – $30 Tickets are available in the main office at Stuart Hobson, Watkins and Peabody […]

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Coming up at the Cluster

April 24, 2015

SH - Pep Assembly

Starts: 1:45 pm

Ends: 2:45 pm, April 24, 2015

SH - Teenage Health Parent Workshop

Starts: 4:30 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, April 24, 2015

Location: Staff Development Room Stuart-Hobson Middle

April 27, 2015

Family Engagement Collaborative (FEC) Meeting

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, April 28, 2015

S-H Boys Soccer

Starts: 3:45 pm

Ends: 5:00 pm, April 27, 2015

Location: S-H Turf Field or Gym

S-H Boys Baseball vs Wheatley @ Kimble

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 27, 2015

S-H Soccer vs Oyster-Adams @ Spingarn HS

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 27, 2015

Location: Spingarn High School, 2500 Benning Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20002, United States

April 28, 2015

Science Laser Show (Grades 1-2)

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 10:45 am, April 28, 2015

Science Laser Show (Grades 3-5)

Starts: 2:00 pm

Ends: 2:45 pm, April 28, 2015

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track

Starts: 4:45 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 28, 2015

Location: S-H Basement Hallways and Outside

April 29, 2015

S-H Boys Soccer

Starts: 3:45 pm

Ends: 5:00 pm, April 29, 2015

Location: S-H Turf Field or Gym

S-H Boys Baseball vs Kelly Miller @ Kelly Miller

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 29, 2015

Location: Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20019, United States

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track

Starts: 4:45 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 29, 2015

Location: S-H Basement Hallways and Outside

April 30, 2015

Global Safari Animals (Grades 1-2)

Starts: 10:00 am

Ends: 10:45 am, April 30, 2015

S-H Girls Soccer vs Deal @Deal

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 30, 2015

Location: Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Drive Northwest, Washington, DC 20016, United States

S-H Boys Soccer vs West @ McKinley Tech HS

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 30, 2015

Location: McKinley Technology High School, T Street Northeast, Washington, DC, United States

S-H Girls Soccer vs Deal @ Deal

Starts: 4:00 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 30, 2015

Boys and Girls Outdoor Track

Starts: 4:45 pm

Ends: 6:00 pm, April 30, 2015

Location: S-H Basement Hallways and Outside

SH - Camp Hoop Heroes

Starts: 5:00 pm

Ends: 8:00 pm, April 30, 2015

Location: SH Gymnasium

Eastern HS Registration Night for Incoming 9th graders

Starts: 5:30 pm

Ends: 7:30 pm, April 30, 2015

Description: Please put Thursday, April 30 (5:30 p.m.) on your school calendars for Eastern’s Registration Night for incoming ninth grade students. At this event, we will hold campus tours, on the spot admissions for remaining seats in our specialized programs, and the opportunity to complete all enrollment forms. We will send more detailed information as the date gets closer, but we would really appreciate if you could pass the following information onto your school communities (families, registrars, main office, etc.):

- If it is possible for eighth graders and their guardians to attend Registration Night on April 30, we would prefer that they register that evening instead of coming in before that date. Our registrar (the amazing and incomparable Ms. Ebron, cc’d here), is going on leave and we are in the process of training new staff in preparation for her absence.
- It is essential that we receive a third term report card with a student’s registration forms. Having report cards is extremely helpful for scheduling courses and also for recommending students for specialized programs. They should bring report cards to Registration Night.
- Enrollment for Eastern should take place here at Eastern (1700 East Capitol Street NE). If families cannot attend Registration Night, we will expect them in early May during regular office hours.

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2019 to the Pride of Capitol Hill!
Best,
-RS
Rachel Skerritt
Principal
Eastern Senior High School
An International Baccalaureate World School

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