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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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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 […]

Watkins music students and staff take a photo with Vice President Joe Biden at the Kennedy Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.

“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, World, […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Kids Voted Too At Peabody!

On Tuesday, November 4th our Peabody students voted too! Peabody students went to a series of activities that fostered learning and excitement about voting and elections. All classes rotated between four stations: Students voted on our field day activities in a voting booth with Mr. G and Ms. Jones. They cast ballots and voted for […]

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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 […]

Watkins music students and staff take a photo with Vice President Joe Biden at the Kennedy Center Groundbreaking Ceremony.

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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Help Keep Drop-off Safe, Courteous

Here’s a reminder of the proper procedures for dropping off students at Watkins (Clicking on the link opens a Word document from the school). Please help keep drop-off safe and smooth by following the rules. Among the important things to remember: 1. Pull all the way to the curb to drop off or pick up students. Don’t […]

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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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“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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Stuart Hobson Uniform Information (2014-2015)

Stuart-Hobson students will need a logo on their shirt by 1/15/2015 to be in uniform.  Parents can order shirts with the logo from Land’s End or French Toast. Have a red shirt without a logo? Add a patch for $2!  Stop by the main office and buy an iron-on patch       Available this school year […]

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Update on Discussions About the Cluster’s Leadership Structure

A message from your Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) parent reps about the meeting Dec. 10 with DCPS to discuss the Cluster School’s administrative structure: As our Cluster community is well aware, DCPS, with input from our school community, is considering whether to alter the administrative structure of our school, given the increasing demands and challenges on our […]

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PTA Investments in Our School, Fall 2014

The Cluster School PTA has supported $130,000 worth of important needs and enhancements at our campuses this fall. Here’s a look at what’s been funded, campus by campus:   STUART-HOBSON At Stuart-Hobson, the PTA has allocated approximately $44,000. The following items have been funded: Support for struggling readers, including library of materials that are of […]

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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, World, […]

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Music Concerts and Performances

Music rocks at the Cluster! Join us for our Fall and Winter Music Concerts. For more information about any of the performances below, please contact Ms. Latoria Pergerson – Latoria.Mckoy@dc.gov “Yes, Virginia There is a Santa Claus” Musical Date: Wednesday, December 17 Time: 9:30 AM and 2:00 PM Place: Watkins ES *3rd grade will perform […]

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