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.
||Born Roberto Walker Clemente on August 18 in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
||Discovered by scout Roberto Marin.
||Signs first professional contract with the Santurce Cangrejeros of the Puerto Rican League.
||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.
||Pirates win World Series in seven games over the New York Yankees.
||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.
||Marries Vera Cristina Zabala; wins second batting title.
||Wins third batting title.
||Records 2,000th base hit; becomes first Puerto Rican baseball player to win the MVP Award.
||Honored at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh with Roberto Clemente Night.
||Bats .414 in World Series against the Baltimore Orioles and is named Series MVP.
||Records 3,000th base hit; killed in plane crash on New Year's Eve.
||Clemente's number is retired by the Pirates; becomes the first Hispanic player to be voted into the Hall ofFame.
||Roberto Clemente Middle School opened in Germantown, Maryland.
||Roberto Clemente Middle School dedication ceremonies held; Vera Clemente attends ceremony and festivities.