Principal's Message   

Dear Roberto Clemente Middle School Family:
Welcome to Roberto Clemente Middle School. Each year we look forward to welcoming our elementary students along with returning or newly enrolled 7th and 8th graders. We are here to assist you in providing a smooth transition to your child’s next grade. The years spent at Roberto Clemente Middle School will be an exciting time in your child’s development as an adolescent learner. We will be working closely with you to ensure the growth of your child academically, socially, and emotionally. We view our students’ education as a partnership between the home, the school, and the community. We are very proud of the quality instructional program that our staff members provide to all our students. Staff members strive to meet the unique developmental needs of young adolescents in a positive, nurturing, and safe school climate. Emphasis and development of critical thinking skills over all three middle school years help to prepare our students for the demands of high school and beyond. Thus, our motto: “Providing opportunities for students to think critically.” The course offerings in this booklet vary widely, offering many opportunities for students to expand their knowledge and to be challenged at all levels. The Roberto Clemente school counselors offer valuable guidance and assistance for both students and their parents/guardians. The goal of our counseling department is to support students as they transition from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school. School counselors also serve as resources for parents and teachers and as liaisons with Roberto Clemente is a great place for students to learn! As your child progresses through the middle years at Roberto Clemente Middle School, please plan to work collaboratively with us to help prepare your child for success in school and in life. We look forward to celebrating our successes!


                                                                           Principal Signature  

                                                                                                Khadija Barkley 



The Clemente Hawk Newsletter

Volume 1, Issue 1 - October 14, 2013 

Volume 1, Issue 2 - January 30, 2014 

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Mission Statement

Personal responsibility for our academic achievements, accomplishments, and commitment to literacy allows everyone to become lifelong learners.

Respectful interaction among all Roberto Clemente community members is the key to nurturing our children to grow, learn, and mature into responsible and productive citizens.

Intelligence comes from effective effort in the learning environment fostered by high and consistent expectations for all students by every adult in the building.

Diversity means that we celebrate, tolerate, and embrace the differences that make our community representative of a global village.

Every child deserves to learn in a safe, clean, and well-maintained building.

Clemente Chronology

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.
18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD 20874
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