About Roberto Clemente Middle School

Roberto Clemente Middle School is a comprehensive middle school located in Germantown, MD.  Clemente serves over 1,300 students.

Our RCMS Vision

We, the RCMS community, inspire a passion in each child by facilitating collaboration and risk taking in authentic learning experiences through purposeful planning of excellent learning opportunities. We collaborate to embrace our common responsibility to develop open-minded, caring citizens who learn through multiple cultural perspectives. As a result, we will become a successful community of lifelong learners who inspire global change through inquiry and action.

Our RCMS Mission

We inspire a passion in each child by making connections to prior knowledge and adapting instructional approaches to meet the varied needs of students.

We create authentic learning opportunities for students through planned self-discovery, recognizing student effort and risk-taking.  We plan learning that is relevant to student interest and current issues.

We facilitate purposeful planning by communicating our collaborative mission.  We invite and facilitate meaningful dialogue with students and teachers.  We use academic language to frame communication.  We analyze student work as the data that drives our continuous improvement cycle.

We develop the whole child through integration of the learner profile within the basic structure of our instructional program.  We demonstrate the value and importance of teaching the whole child through strong, supportive relationships with our students. 

We increase international mindedness by modeling a respect for diversity and differences.  We incorporate global resources within our classroom inquiries.  We support the growth of each student to become effective bi-lingual communicators.

About Roberto Clemente the Humanitarian

1934 Born Roberto Walker Clemente on August 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
1948 Discovered by scout Roberto Marin.
1952 Signs first professional contract with the Santurce Cangrejeros of the Puerto Rican League.
1954 Signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in February and assigned to Triple-A Montreal Royals; purchased by the Pittsburgh Pirates in November for $4,000 draft price.
1960 Pirates win World Series in seven games over the New York Yankees.
1961 Records 1,000th career base hit; wins first batting title with .351 average; wins first of 12 Gold Gloves Awards; appears in first All-Star Game.
1964 Marries Vera Cristina Zabala; wins second batting title.
1965 Wins third batting title.
1966 Records 2,000th base hit; becomes first Puerto Rican baseball player to win the MVP Award.
1970 Honored at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh with Roberto Clemente Night.
1971 Bats .414 in World Series against the Baltimore Orioles and is named Series MVP.
1972 Records 3,000th base hit; killed in plane crash on New Year's Eve.
1973 Clemente's number is retired by the Pirates; becomes the first Hispanic player to be voted into the Hall of Fame.
1994 Roberto Clemente Middle School opened in Germantown, Maryland.
1995 Roberto Clemente Middle School dedication ceremonies held; Vera Clemente attends ceremony and festivities.