SHMS Family Newsletter
January 1, 2023
Greetings Stuart-Hobson community,
Happy new year! I hope that everyone is enjoying a safe and relaxing winter recess and holiday season!
The beginning of calendar year 2022 was marked with many challenges for our school community. Our shared persistence and resolve in the second half of the year paved the way for a strong start to the current school year that we will sustain into this new calendar year.
As students return to school this week we will work to wrap up the second term and complete middle of year testing to begin evaluating student growth and progress thus far. I hope everyone continues to have a pleasant vacation and look forward to starting anew with everyone as we rise to make the most of the challenges and opportunities in 2023!
Upcoming Dates: December 26 - January 6
Monday, December 26 - Friday, December 30
- Winter Recess
- Last day of Winter Recess
- Test to Return and upload test results by 8:00 PM
- A great instructional day!
- Dress down day for 7th grade (Pep Assembly winners!)
- LSAT Meeting, 6:30-7:30 PM
- A great instructional day!
- A great instructional day!
- A great instructional day!
- January 11, SHMS Open House (virtual), 6:00-7:30 PM
- January 12, 8th Grade Mock Interview/Application Night, 6:00-8:00 PM
- January 16, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observed, schools closed
- January 25, End of Term 2: Records-Keeping & PD Day for teachers & staff, no school for students
- January 26, 8th Grade Mock Interview/Application Night, 6:00-8:00 PM
- January 31, Picture Day (Make-Ups), 9:00-12:00 PM
- February 7, LSAT Meeting, 6:30-7:30 PM
- February 15, SHMS Open House, 6:00-7:30 PM
- February 20, Presidents Day, schools closed
- February 21-24, Winter Recess, no school for teachers or students
All students must complete a participation packet every school year. Additionally, the medical forms must be completed within the prior 365 days. We encourage you to have your healthcare provider complete these forms before the school year and attach them to your participation packet.
Click on the link below to submit the athletic forms online.
Indoor Track & Field
Wednesday (Jan 4): 3:45pm - 5:00pm (Practice)
Thursday (Jan. 5): 3:45pm - 5:00pm (Practice)
Head Coach: Taurus McGhee
Head Coach: Mark Smith
Tuesday (Jan 3): 4:30pm - 6:00pm (Practice)
Wednesday (Jan 4): 4:30pm - 6:00pm (Practice)
Thursday (Jan 5): Stuart-Hobson vs. Eliot-Hine @ 6:00pm Stuart-Hobson (Game)
Head Coach: Sylvester Robinson
Tuesday: (Jan 3): 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Practice)
Wednesday (Jan 4): 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Practice)
Thursday: (Jan 5): Stuart-Hobson vs. Eliot-Hine @ Stuart-Hobson 4:45pm (Game)
Head Coach: Troy Henderson
Tuesday (Jan 3): 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Practice)
Wednesday (Jan 4): 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Practice)
Thursday (Jan 5): Stuart-Hobson vs. Eliot-Hine @ Stuart-Hobson 4:30pm - 6:00pm (Game)
Head Coach: Sheritha Dixon
Tuesday (Jan. 3): 3:30pm - 5:00pm @ HD Woodson Aquatics Center (Practice)
Thursday (Jan 5): 3:30pm - 5:00pm @ HD Woodson Aquatics Center (Practice)
Head Coach: Stanley Stancil
Candidates interested in coaching or volunteering. Send your resume to Richard.Strong@k12.dc.gov
Coaching Vacancies: SY 2022-23
Head Coach: Wrestling (Winter Season )
Head Coach: Co-Ed Lacrosse (Spring Season)
Interested candidates or volunteers should send a resume to Athletic Director Strong, Richard.Strong@k12.dc.gov
Shout Outs and Celebrations
Congratulations to students who earned student of the month, P.R.I.D.E. awards, and other recognition at our Town Halls last week!
Thank you to Mr. Harvey for stepping in and spearheading our last Pep Assembly for students and congratulations to the 7th grade for earning a dress down day when we return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd!
Thank you to Ms. Hargrove for organizing our Winter AttenDance for students with perfect attendance on Wednesday!
You can find the latest edition of our student paper, The Panther Gazette, online for easy access anytime and on-the-go!
New Information and Important Updates
REMINDER: Test-to-Return Winter Break
COVID-19 Testing Update: To support a safe return from Winter break, all students and staff will be expected to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Families should test their students and upload their test results on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Your student’s school will distribute testing kits from December 20 through December 22.
Additionally, families can pick up a test kit from any District COVID Center, located in all 8 wards. You can find the COVID Center locations and hours here: https://coronavirus.dc.gov/covidcenters.
Reminder: Uniform & Personal Belongings Policies
Teachers, staff, and administrators will be monitoring adherence to the following policies as students return from the Winter Recess:
1. Crewneck / V-Neck sweaters and sweatshirts: Students may wear crewneck / V-neck sweaters or sweatshirts that are solid RED, BLACK, or WHITE. Sweaters and sweatshirts in those colors with a logo smaller than a dollar bill are also acceptable.
2. School gear: Students may wear sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts (long / short sleeved), and polos that display the school logo. The dollar-bill size logo is waived for clothing showing school / Cluster pride.
3. Not Allowed: There is no change to the policy on other colors, outerwear, or hoodies. Outerwear, hoodies, and shirts that are not red/black/white are NOT ALLOWED to be worn during the school day.
4. Lockers: Students are expected to visit their lockers four times a day - before school, before lunch, after lunch, and at the dismissal bell. Outerwear (may be retrieved for outdoor recess before lunch and returned after lunch) and backpacks should remain in lockers throughout the day.
Failure to adhere to the above policies will result in redirections, student conferences, parent conferences, and the temporary confiscation of belongings that are out of compliance with the policy.
Previous Announcements & Resources
**The information below is new or an updated version of something announced previously! **
Student Clubs & Extra-Curriculars
Space Camp Registration
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Space Camp interest meeting last week! If you missed it or would like to see the slides, you can find all the information in the slide deck by clicking here or you can view the whole presentation by clicking here.
Any family that is interested in registering for Space Camp can sign up via this link, or reach out to Ms. Rosera at Bethany.Rosera@k12.dc.gov for more information. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis, and registrations will be accepted until the trip is full.
Note: If you would like a version of the video with closed captions/transcript, for whatever reason the downloaded video would not save them but please reach out to Ms. Rosera and she will send the "Stream" version directly.
Extracurricular & Athletics Attendance
As the weather has cooled off, we want to remind everyone that students are not allowed inside the school building after 3:30 PM unless they are participating in supervised, school-approved activity. If students do not have practice until later in the afternoon they should not wait in the building unsupervised for practice to begin, instead, they should leave at dismissal and return for their practice. Activity sponsors are responsible for student supervision anytime students are on campus or in the building after-school and in the evenings.
Additionally, please remember that because of space and supervision constraints, students may only attend athletic events as spectators if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who will be responsible for them while they attend the event.
Unless in use for athletic events, students and families should plan for after-school entry and pick-up to occur at the main entrance at 410 E Street NE.
Thank you all for working with us to maintain a safe school community and after-school programming.
SHMS Participation in the Scripps Spelling Bee
Please see the linked study lists for 6th , 7th, and 8th grade spelling words to help your scholar prepare for our first round spelling bees which will occur during Advisory the week of January 9th. Please e-mail email@example.com if you would like access to more comprehensive spelling word lists. More information is coming soon!
National History Day Information Session Recording
Thank you again to the SHMS Social Studies team for hosting an NHD Information Session for families recently. You can find a recording of that event here. Please reach out to your student's Social Studies teacher or the department chair, Mr. Frail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or requests for support.
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) Updates
Current NJHS students were invited to meet during their designated lunch periods on December 1, 2022 to discuss upcoming membership season, service projects, etc.
We are excited to kick-off the SY 22-23 recruitment period. Students who have earned a 3.75 GPA or better in all core courses for Term 1 are invited to attend an information session on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 during their designated lunch periods. During this meeting students will view a presentation outlining the requirements for membership. Each student will be allowed 48 business hours to discuss this information with parents and either accept or decline the invitation for membership.
7th grade students who decline the invitation will be eligible to receive an invitation next school year.
8th grade students who decline the invitation are encouraged to seek out the National Honor Society at the high school of their choice.
We look forward to working with your scholar this school year.
D’Ambra Taylor (email@example.com)
Tomicula Williams-Leary (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Sponsors, SHMS NJHS
Join Stuart Hobson’s new Mock Trial Program!
This is a great program for any student - introverts, extroverts, wanna-be lawyers, actors, writers, free thinkers, good-at-arguing-with-siblings, and everyone in between.
Over the course of the year, students will prepare to conduct a mock criminal trial, with students taking on roles as lawyers and witnesses. The program culminates in June 2023 with a full mock trial before a real judge in a real courtroom (and before an audience of family and friends).
During class, students will learn the nuts and bolts of trials and effective trial advocacy skills. We will also discuss the legal system, some current events that pertain to the law and careers in the law. The majority of class time will be spent preparing for the mock trial. Students will work in teams (the defense team or the prosecution team) to get their “case” ready for trial. Depending on their role, the students will write opening and closing arguments, as well as questions for direct and cross examinations of witnesses.
This class is taught by Kate Weisburd, a Stuart Hobson parent. She has taught this class before, most recently for 5th graders at Ludlow Taylor. By day, Ms. Weisburd is a professor at George Washington Law School and previously worked as a trial attorney for many years. She has taught this class several times and is excited to bring it to Stuart Hobson. Some GW Law students may also provide additional coaching via zoom and/or join occasionally as guest speakers.
You can watch a video of the Ludlow Taylor mock trial here (on zoom because of COVID).
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Ms. Weisburd at email@example.com
Ready to join?
Interested students (or their guardians) should complete this form so that Ms. Weisburd can communicate directly with you.
Does my child have to have an interest in the law?
Absolutely not. It's great if they do, but it's equally great if they don't. This program is designed to expose students to what it's like to be a lawyer, but it's also a great chance to practice written and oral advocacy. Mock trial is also a great fit for students who like to perform and who might enjoy playing a witness.
What happens during class time?
Each class will be structured with a set lesson plan that includes lots of opportunity to practice advocacy skills. Over the course of the year, the students will work towards preparing for a final mock trial.
What is required of the students?
The most important requirement is that students attend class each week between mid-November and the trial. Missing class every now and then is inevitable and fine. But this is a full year commitment. There will also be very short and low-key homework assignments. In the spring, students will work on writing witness questions, as well as opening and closing statements.
Is there a min or max number of students?
The ideal class size is 12-15 students but we may be able to accommodate more students.
REMINDER: Space Camp Returns!
It brings us great pride to announce that one of our school’s signature programs will be returning. Because of the hiatus that the pandemic put on this tradition, we are collaborating with the PTA to offer students in all grade levels the opportunity to participate in Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama in 2023. Typically, we take our incoming 6th grade class, but we want to accommodate students who missed this great opportunity during the past two years. Below is some information for interested families so you can begin planning for your students participation:
Space Camp Dates:
- April 10 to 12, 2023 6th Grade
- May 22 to 24, 2023; 7th and 8th Grades
How can I participate?
- All grade levels are invited for this year’s Space Camp Trip
- The 6th grade trip has a capacity of 90 students
- The 7th and 8th grade trip has a capacity of 90 students (45 per grade level)
- Chaperones: Please reach out to Ms. Lovelock or Mr. Howard if you are interested in chaperoning this trip. All chaperones, must be DCPS employees and/or have passed the clearance process for school-based volunteers
Criteria for Attending Space Camp:
- Students shall not have accrued 9 or more unexcused absences from start of school until November 2022
- Students shall have not received 4 or more behavioral referrals
- Students shall meet general criteria for field trip eligibility
Space Camp Payment Schedule and Process:
- Payments must be made as money orders, payable to "Stuart-Hobson Middle School"
- Families will receive a receipt after each payment.
- Funding will go towards transportation, food, and admission to Space Camp
- Our goal is to fundraise as much as possible to help offset costs for trip participants
- Payments can be received by Ms. Lovelock before school from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and evenings 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday
1st Payment of $250 due Nov. 14th
2nd payment of 250 due Dec. 2nd
3rd and final payment $205 Jan 6th
Spots will be reserved on a first paid basis and failure to meet subsequent payment deadlines may result in the loss of a student's spot on the trip roster.
- 8 scholarships will be available for both trips
- 4 scholarships for 6th grade
- 4 scholarships for 7th and 8th grade (2 per grade level)
- Scholarships are available to families that demonstrate an economic hardship/need and whose student qualifies otherwise
Craft and Chat Club Returns!
Join us to craft (or just doodle!), chat, and have community with each other! Crafts provided!
When: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm
Where: Office #117
Why: To have fun, relax, and craft!
Who: YOU! ALL students are welcome!
Questions? See Ms. Harrington (firstname.lastname@example.org, office #221)
Stuart Hobson Debate Team Tournament Schedule 2022-2023
Tournaments start at 8:30 am and end (roughly) by 5:30 pm
Breakfast and lunch are provided
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from host sites. Should a last-minute change in location occur, every effort will be made to spread the information.
Questions? Contact Mr. Plaisted, email@example.com
Policies & Daily Operations
REMINDER: End of Term Reminders
We hope that all students finish the term strong and pass all of their classes with high levels of success. As the term wraps up we want to remind everyone of some key policies and deadlines.
November 4: This was the last instructional day of the term for students.
November 7: This is the last day of the term and all work must be turned in by 11:59:59 PM to count towards their Term 1 marks.
November 7 - 16: Teachers will grade all Term 1 work and finalize student marks in Aspen.
November 16 - 23: Term 1 report cards will be prepared and mailed home. They will also become visible in Aspen during this timer period.
"WS" Marks - Any assignment with a grade of "WS" (Waiting for Submission) has not yet been turned in and graded. Students have through the end of the term to hand in any late or missing work and the highest grade that late assignments will receive is a "B".
Aspen - Aspen is the official record of student academic performance. While other platforms (Canvas, Reading Plus, Zearn, etc.) may include information about student performance and growth, Aspen houses their attendance, lists of assignments, and grades. Please remember that teachers have up 10 days from when an assignment is turned in until a grade must be posted for that assignment in Aspen.
Grade Appeals - Families and students may appeal student marks AFTER receiving their student's report card. If you believe that a term/final mark was is inaccurate because of a miscalculation or unfairly calculated you can appeal to a counselor or administrator within two weeks of receiving the report card.
Lost & Found
If your student is missing anything, or you recognize any clothing in the recent photos below, please stop by or encourage your student to check the lost and found and retrieve their belongings.
Immunization Compliance Reminder
If you have any questions you can reach out to our school nurse or AP Turner.
DCPS Impact Aid Survey Opens November 1st
This SY22-23 Impact Aid Survey is available starting November 1, 2022. Each year, DCPS asks all families to complete the Impact Aid survey to generate additional federal funds for DCPS. This year, the surveys will be fully electronic using the Seamless platform. All eligible applications received by December 22 will be submitted as part of the initial application due on January 31, 2023. Using the surveys linked below, all DCPS families should complete one survey per child, not household, in their preferred language. While December 22 is our initial deadline, families will have until April 30, 2023 to complete the survey. All additional eligible surveys will be included in our application amendment due June 30, 2023. Please refer to this FAQ document for additional guidance.
If you have questions, please contact us at DCPSImpactAid@k12.dc.gov.
School Mental Health Supports
Field Trip Eligibility
- Passing ALL classes
- In-seat Attendance (ISA) is 90%+
- Fewer than 5 tardies (late arrival) to class per month
- Zero Tier 3-5 behavior infractions
- Fewer than 3 behavior referrals in term (or previous month)
- Mandatory testing (e.g. iReady, RI, etc.) complete
Administrators and teacher teams will review student eligibility prior to any scheduled trips. Please reach out to a grade-level administrator or field trip organizer with any questions about your student's participation or eligibility.
Title I Scholar-Family-School Compact Feedback
As mentioned in Title I family meeting sessions, the draft of our annual Scholar-Family-School Compact is up for review. If you have any recommendations for revisions or additions to this document we encourage you to share them here. We will review any recommendations and publish a final version of these year's compact by the first parent-teacher conference event on October 6. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Student Device Updates
Lost/Stolen DCPS Technology
If your student's DCPS laptop is lost or stolen, email Ms. Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. Notification of lost or stolen technology must be provided to the school in writing. Phone calls or a conversation with a teacher or other staff member does not count as official notification of a lost or stolen item.
For stolen devices, you must file a police report and send a copy to email@example.com. After the police report is received, DCPS will activate location tracking on the stolen device.
For lost devices, there is a waiting period before the school issue a replacement. Starting from the date the school receives written notification that a device is missing, the waiting period is 10 business days for a replacement laptop and 5 business days for a replacement charger or keyboard. During the waiting period, the student must diligently search the school each day, including in classrooms and common spaces like the gym and cafeteria. Most missing laptops turn up after a proper search. If the missing items have not been located after the waiting period, the student's parent or guardian must out to Ms. Tomlinson to schedule an appointment to sign the paperwork for a replacement.
Most accidental damage is covered under warranty. If a student's laptop is damaged, they should see Ms. Tomlinson in the library during first period or after school.
Technology Support at School
Ms. Tomlinson is available for technology support during first period (9:00 am - 10:10 am) and after school from 3:30 - 3:45 pm. Students must obtain a pass from their teacher in order to visit the library for tech support.
Technology Support at Home
Students and parents may call the DCPS Help Desk at 202-442-5715 for assistance outside school hours.
Spanish - We have selected a candidate and expect them to begin reporting in the next 1.5-3 weeks after finishing the onboarding process.
CES (self-contained Special Education) - We have selected a candidate for hire and are waiting for them to complete the onboarding process.
6th & 8th grade Social Studies - We are still seeking a candidate for this position.
Substitutes - We are seeking substitute teachers to report and cover teachers on leave and/or to assist with daily coverage needs.
Please connect any interested candidates directly with Principal Fraser (firstname.lastname@example.org) or an assistant principal.
Free Meals for Students at SHMS!
We are delighted to remind everyone that school meals are free for all students at SHMS again this year! School menus can be found here: dcps.dc.gov/menus.
If your student needs any dietary accommodations, please complete the Dietary Accommodation Forms. Any student that requires a different meal than what is being served (due to medical, food allergy, or philosophical reason) must complete the appropriate form and submit it to email@example.com or to the cafeteria lead. Please note that a new form is no longer required each year; only when the student requires a new accommodation or a change to their accommodation. Dietary accommodations from SY 19-20 and later will carry forward.
Adults, including teachers, school staff, and parents can purchase meals by creating an Adult Meal Account.
Follow us on social media to stay tuned with our latest events on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using @DCPSEats.
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SY 2022-23 Uniform & Dress Code Policy
School uniforms are required while on school property, field trips (before or after school day hours), while attending After School All Stars and school-approved activities after 3:30 PM, unless athletic, dance or other specific apparel is required by the coach/leader.
o Long or short-sleeved solid red polo shirt/t-shirt. SHMS logo optional. Any non-SHMS logo on uniform shirts or sweatshirts must be the size of a $1 bill (1 dollar) or smaller
o Plain black cotton sweatshirts (front zip or pullover) and knit vests. No hoods.
o Khaki pants, skirts/shorts, worn at waist level.
o Comfortable closed-toed shoes or sneakers covering the entire foot. No sandals, slippers, or Crocs.
o Tops like crewneck t-shirts, sweaters, and sweatshirts (no hoods) that show school pride (e.g. SHMS or CHCS logos).
While students may wear some of the following to and from school, they are expected to avoid wearing all of the following during the school day, on trips, and in after-school activities:
• Hoods over student's heads while inside school,
• Outerwear like jackets, fleeces, parkas, windbreakers, etc.,
• Metal studs on headbands and other accessories
• Khaki-colored leggings/ tights (worn in place of Khaki pants).
• Small purses or fanny packs
An SHMS logo is NOT required for any uniform attire. School uniforms may be purchased via Lands End, Target, Old Navy and other retailers. More information regarding our school uniform policy will be shared via our school handbook.
Uniform Non-Compliance PolicyStudents should comply with the uniform policy daily. Uniform policy violations can be documented in Live School. Some uniform deficiencies can be remedied by the support team but the loss of instructional time should be avoided when supporting students in complying with the policy. If for some reason a student is out of compliance in your classroom you may reach out to a grade-level administrator or dean for support or remedy. Patterns of infractions should be handled like other Tier 1 and 2 infractions outlined above in the “Disciplinary Policy” section.
Student Schedules Live This Week!
Student schedules have been posted in Aspen and should be visible to anyone with an Aspen account. Students or families without an account should soon receive an invitation to set one up by email. We will provide students with copies of their schedule during the first week of school as well.
Aspen Family Portal
Aspen Family Portal accounts will be available the week of August 22nd. Returning families should be able to access their account using their username and password from last school year. New families will receive an email from Aspen Family Portal when their family portal account is available to use.
The Portal allows you to keep up with progress in school - including grades, assignments, attendance, and more. The goal of DCPS' new digital portal is to create an open line of communication between home and school.
To Access the Portal:
1. Visit https://aspen.dcps.dc.gov
2. Make sure pop-up blocking is disabled for your browser
3. Your user name will be provided via email
4. Your temporary password will be provided via email
NOTE: Both user name and password are case sensitive
5. Click Log On to access the system. You will be prompted to fill out some information to change your password so that in the future you can click "I forgot my password" to receive a new password.
How to Navigate the Portal:
This flyer gives you the Parent Portal basics:
We strongly recommend that families using iOS devices also download the "Grade Corner" app, which allows you to login to Aspen and monitor your student's grades and attendance in a streamlined app. The app was actually developed by an SHMS parent a few years ago.
Additionally, we will discuss student schedules during the family information sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday and hope you can join us for one of those virtual meetings!
IEPs, 504 Plans, and Language Acquisition
If your student is an English language learner (ELL), has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan, or you are interested in learning about these different supports, please know that our team is ready to connect with you to answer questions and connect you with supports.
Please see the points of contact for each type of inquiry below:
Tamara Lovelock (firstname.lastname@example.org): Special Education and IEPs
Molly Smith (email@example.com): 504 Plans
AP Rennie Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org): English language learners, IEPs, or 504s
Back-To-School Vaccination Checklist
DC Public Schools works closely with DC Health to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. District law and regulations require all schools to ensure students are fully immunized to attend school, and we know that childhood immunizations are critical to keeping our community safe. Now is the time for families to schedule an annual wellness visit with your child’s doctor or attend a neighborhood or school-based vaccine clinic.
New for the 2022-2023 School Year, all students ages 12 and older are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine to attend school. If you need a COVID-19 vaccine or booster, visit your local COVID Center.
Where to Obtain a Vaccine
The best place for DC families to access childhood immunizations is at their primary medical provider. If a family does not have a health care provider for their child or has difficulty securing an appointment before the first day of school, they can select one from a list of pediatric locations, located in every ward. There are DCPS School Based Health Centers to consider on that list, and mobile units that will visit schools through August and September.
- DC Health – Religious Exemption Seeking Process
- OSSE – COVID-19 Compliance Steps
- OSSE – Best Practices for School Leaders
For more information on obtaining immunizations by the first day of school, visit dcpsreopenstrong.com/vaccines.
SY 2022-23 Kids Ride Free Program
The Kids Ride Free (KRF) program allows students to ride for free on Metrobus, Metrorail, and the DC Circulator while traveling within the District. The SY22-23 KRF cards will be delivered to schools starting 8/9 through 8/16 and will be activated as soon as they are assigned to a student. Please note that:
- SY22-23 KRF cards will be assigned to students without KRF cards first
- SY21-22 KRF cards will remain valid through September 30th
- Always tap the KRF card before rides
- Don’t leave home without the KRF card
- There is no fee for replacement cards
- For more information, visit KidsRideFree.dc.gov or call (202) 673-1740.
Please reach out to our Attendance Counselor, Ms. Clara Hargrove, with any questions or requests for support.
Stay Connected At Stuart-Hobson!
There are many ways that you can stay connected with the PTA and other families at SHMS. Here are a few popular spaces in our community:
Families can sign up for individual campus listservs (Peabody, Watkins and/or Stuart-Hobson) through our school website. Our listservs are designed to be open forums for Cluster parents to connect with other Cluster families and stay updated on school-related issues.
CAPITOL HILL CLUSTER SCHOOL WEBSITE
The Cluster School website has general school information, school news including weekly newsletters and the school calendar with events for all three campuses.
Follow us on Instagram! Photos of our Cluster community including Peabody, Watkins and Stuart-Hobson events.
Follow us on Twitter! The best way to see frequent posts and reminders of upcoming school events at all three campuses.
FACEBOOK: Capitol Hill Cluster School
Follow us on Facebook! General information and photos of recent and upcoming school events.
LINKEDIN: Capitol Hill Cluster School Parents Group
Join us on Linkedin! Network with other Peabody, Watkins and Stuart-Hobson parents. Lend your professional expertise to help the Cluster!
Supports for Students & Families
LGBTQ+ Resources & Supports
Please feel free to reach out to Mr. Thrift to begin building a relationship with this support network in the mean time. He works out of room 111 and can be reached at email@example.com
Mental Health Supports
Molly Smith, Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Thompkins, Social Worker, email@example.com
Kimberly Harrington, DBH Social Worker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montrice Williams, CIS Social Worker, email@example.com
Jessica Schimmerling, Guidance Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomicula Willams, Guidance Counselor, email@example.com
Kristin Dezen, firstname.lastname@example.org