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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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4th Annual Cluster Family Reading Night & PTA Meeting: June 3rd, 5:30PM at Watkins

SUPER HERO SUMMER READING KICK-OFF Up Up and Away – Read Every Day! Each year, before we break for the summer, we celebrate reading and kick off our summer reading program. This year, our summer reading theme is all about heroes (and combating the summer slide): Up Up and Away – Read Every Day! On June 3rd, […]

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Congratulations to Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Finalist Ms. Kellogg

On May 1, DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education celebrated DC Educators and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award finalists. Congratulations to our own Watkins teacher Ms. Kristina Kellogg who was a finalist for this year’s award! The PAEMST is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of […]

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Panthers Win Battle of the Books at MLK Library

On Wednesday, April 21, the Stuart-Hobson Panthers brought home the first-place trophy from the Battle of the Books at Martin Luther King Jr. Library. Three other schools competed — Hardy, Kelly-Miller, and Deal. The Panthers two teams included Leah Silverman, Amari Smith, Sadye Moore, and Amber Whetstone on Team 6 and Emma Morris, Nora Sweeney, L’Naya Chase […]

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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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Music Kids Coming to Peabody

Peabody students were treated to a live violin performance last week, compliments of Music Kids. This fall, Music Kids will bring affordable instrumental music classes to the Peabody Primary Campus. Classes will be for students 3 years old and up. Parents can fill out an interest form that will be used to help determine which instruments are most popular and how […]

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Peabody Celebrates Earth Day!

On Wednesday, April 22, students celebrated Earth Day at Peabody. They participated in a number of activities and talked about how to take care of our earth. They had a great time and shared ideas about how to keep it a beautiful place! Special guests included Michael Recycle and Litterbug Doug — key characters from two […]

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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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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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Congratulations to Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Finalist Ms. Kellogg

On May 1, DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education celebrated DC Educators and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) award finalists. Congratulations to our own Watkins teacher Ms. Kristina Kellogg who was a finalist for this year’s award! The PAEMST is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of […]

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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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Panthers Win Battle of the Books at MLK Library

On Wednesday, April 21, the Stuart-Hobson Panthers brought home the first-place trophy from the Battle of the Books at Martin Luther King Jr. Library. Three other schools competed — Hardy, Kelly-Miller, and Deal. The Panthers two teams included Leah Silverman, Amari Smith, Sadye Moore, and Amber Whetstone on Team 6 and Emma Morris, Nora Sweeney, L’Naya Chase […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Art Across the Cluster: Knee Bowl Open House and Showcase

The Cluster celebrated art across all three campuses on Wednesday, May 20! Peabody students created beautiful clay bowls with their knees and decorated them with gorgeous colors. Stuart-Hobson hosted selected works from each grade at Watkins as well as collaborative works that the entire grade levels have worked. The showcase included: 1st grade mixed media projects showing real […]

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4th Annual Cluster Family Reading Night & PTA Meeting: June 3rd, 5:30PM at Watkins

SUPER HERO SUMMER READING KICK-OFF Up Up and Away – Read Every Day! Each year, before we break for the summer, we celebrate reading and kick off our summer reading program. This year, our summer reading theme is all about heroes (and combating the summer slide): Up Up and Away – Read Every Day! On June 3rd, […]

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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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Coming up at the Cluster

May 28, 2015

Jazz for Young People Performance

Starts: 8:30 am

Ends: 11:00 am, May 28, 2015

Location: Auditiorium

Description: Selected music students and guests from other schools to attend.

May 29, 2015

Watkins Buddy Day

Starts: 1:00 pm

Ends: 2:30 pm, May 29, 2015

SH - Pep Assembly

Starts: 2:00 pm

Ends: 3:15 pm, May 29, 2015

SH Spring Play - Fame

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 8:00 pm, May 29, 2015

May 30, 2015

SH - FAME MUSICAL - Matinee

Starts: 2:00 pm

Ends: 4:00 pm, May 30, 2015

SH Spring Play - Fame

Starts: 6:00 pm

Ends: 8:00 pm, May 30, 2015

June 1, 2015

SH - 4th Street New Drop Off STARTS

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, June 2, 2015

Family Engagement Collaborative (FEC) Meeting

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, June 2, 2015

S-H Boys Baseball Practice

Starts: 5:00 pm

Ends: 6:30 pm, June 1, 2015

Location: S-H Turf Field or Gym

June 2, 2015

Teen Health Focus Group

Starts: 4:30 pm

Ends: 5:30 pm, June 2, 2015

June 3, 2015

8th grade exam: Math

Starts: 12:00 am

Ends: 12:00 am, June 4, 2015

S-H Boys Baseball Practice

Starts: 5:00 pm

Ends: 6:30 pm, June 3, 2015

Location: S-H Turf Field or Gym

Family Reading Night & PTA Meeting

Starts: 5:30 pm

Ends: 7:00 pm, June 3, 2015

Location: Watkins Elementary School

Description: No Child Care

DCPS Night at Nationals Stadium

Starts: 7:00 pm

Ends: 10:00 pm, June 3, 2015

Location: Nationals Stadium

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