Cluster in the News: September Hill Rag
The following article and pictures appear in the School Notes column in the September 2018 edition of Hill Rag. Pick up a copy today!
Pre-K through 8th Grade Prepares for another Great Year at Capitol Hill Cluster School
The Capitol Hill Cluster School has always been a special community, three distinct schools united as one by a common commitment on the part of the students, teachers, parents and administrators to #PantherPride!
Watkins Students carry the Cluster banner at the Barracks Row 4thof July Parade
Last year saw new beginnings throughout the school, with a new playground at the Peabody Early Childhood Campus, a full renovation at Watkins Elementary and a new Principal at Stuart Hobson Middle School.
But the more things change, the more the best parts stay the same. The curtain rose on two great musicals (Willie Wonka and Alice in Wonderland) featuring students from all three schools. Young astronomers from 3 to 13 took in the wonders of the solar eclipse, then first graders studied the moon while middle schoolers reached for the stars at Space Camp and achieved recognition at the District wide Science Fair and National History Day competitions.
Fifth graders from Watkins continued the tradition of reciting Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial before joining voices with grades 1 through 4 to sing “We Shall Overcome”, then Stuart Hobson students had their turn at the Memorial and recited the words of President Obama.
Student athletes represented their school with distinction, on the playing fields, in the gyms, and out in their community. And the Capitol Hill Classic shattered participation and fundraising records while also playing host to a second straight world record!
It was a great year by every measure, but from the 4thof July Parade to the Peabody summer playdates to the PTA breakfast welcoming teachers back, its clear that the energy level at the Cluster is only getting stronger as we begin another great year.