About Roberto Clemente Middle School
Roberto Clemente Middle School is a comprehensive middle school located in Germantown, MD. Clemente serves over 1,200 students.
Meet our Staff
|Mr. Jeffrey Brown
|Mrs. Cherin Hershkowitz
|Ms. Yvonne Sanya
Ms. Karen Orens
Staff Development Teacher
|Ms. Nicki Walter
|Ms. Elizabeth Gall
International Baccalaureate Coordinator
Our RCMS Vision
We, the RCMS community, inspire a passion to recognize and disrupt inequities. We aspire to create self-reflective agents of change who critically examine current policies, mindsets, and pedagogical practices. We develop open-minded, caring activists who explore multiple perspectives and seek justice for those who are historically marginalized. Our continuous reflection demonstrates our vision of becoming a socially just and antiracist institution.
Our RCMS Mission
We inspire passion in individuals through authentic learning experiences that connect with student interest and global issues. We recognize the diverse needs of our students and adapt our instructional approaches to allow for learning to be demonstrated in multiple ways.
We develop the whole child through the integration of the learner profile within our instructional program. We value and prioritize social emotional learning and wellness by cultivating a supportive and restorative community that provides spaces for students to acknowledge and celebrate their individual identities.
We create agents of change by facilitating collaboration, critical thinking and risk taking. We continue to build a community of lifelong, reflective learners devoted to restorative justice that positively affect global and local change through inquiry and direct action.
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.|