Seventh graders who are part of Roberto Clemente Middle School’s International Baccalaureate Middle School Years Programme participated in an in-house field trip that took them on a “Journey Through Africa” on Thursday, Dec. 17. “As an IB candidate school, RCMS is provided our students with opportunities to understand the world around them, not just Germantown,” said RCMS Principal Jeff Brown. “The Journey through Africa in-house field trip was an amazing, authentic learning
Jeffery Brown knows he has large shoes to fill when he takes over as principal of Roberto Clemente Middle School. When it was announced in May that current Roberto Clemente Middle School Principal Khadija F. Barkley would be leaving the school to take a new post as Executive Director of The George B. Thomas Sr. Learning Academy Inc., it came a surprise to many in the community. Barkley served as principal at Clemente Middle School for six years. Last week, on June 16, Associa
In the moments prior to the world premiere of “Best Day of My Life: The Rock in Schools Story” last night, the star of the film could be seen greeting her public in lobby of the theatre. The director could be seen nervously pacing awaiting the public’s reaction to the film. The producer could be seen doing interviews with media. The stars of the movie could be seen taking pictures in front of the paparazzi wall. It was a big deal. It may as well been at a big name Hollywood t
Clarksburg resident and Roberto Clemente Middle School student, Abhinav Karthikeyan has placed fifth in the National Geographic Bee which was held in Washington DC on Wednesday. This is the third time that 12-year-old Karthikeyan has represented Maryland as one of the competitors in the National Geographic Bee, and this is the farthest he’s ever gotten. It announced yesterday that he was one of the Top 10 finalists competing for first prize which is a $50,000 college scholars
Administrators found a knife inside a student’s locker at Roberto Clemente Middle School last Thursday, May 7, according to a letter sent home to parents today by Roberto Clemente Middle School Principal Khadija F. Barkley. The letter states that it was brought to school administration’s attention that a knife was seen in a student’s locker on Thursday, and another student brought a toy gun to school on Friday, May 8. The letter did not say the incidents were related. “Admini
They gathered for battle in the media center of Roberto Clemente Middle School. The squads have been preparing for battle for months. With team names like The Gryffindorks, Book Nerds, TALES, Capax Infiniti, and The Last Book Benders, middle school students from four MCPS schools flexed their reading muscles to overcome foes in an all-out book-battle royale -- the second annual Book Wars. Teams from Roberto Clemente, Robert Frost, Rosa Parks and Rocky Hill middle schools gath
“I wanted to create something that could reach that kid that didn’t have something,” says Roberto Clemente Middle School music teacher Randi Levy in the opening line of the trailer for the documentary film which focuses on the Clemente Music Rocks! music program. The film, “Best Day of My Life: The Rock in Schools Story” was produced House Digital Cinema and Clemente Music Rocks in association with $5 Music Video NS Chuck Levins Washington Music Center. It is a documentary fi
In 2013, Abhinav Karthikeyan became the youngest student to win the Maryland State Geography Bee, representing Clearspring Elementary School. He would repeat the feat again in 2014. But in 2015, Karthikeyan, now a sixth grader at Roberto Clemente Middle School, has gone on to achieve the three-peat winning three-straight Maryland State Geography Bees. The state Geography Bee was held at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville on March 27. He will go on to rep
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