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Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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8th Grade Graduation 2014

First, Second and Third graders had their Musical Theatre on Friday morning. They did an amazing job acting, singing and playing instruments. Special thanks to Ms. Rothfuss for putting this all together and to our parents for the spectacular costumes! Click here to see pictures.

Teddy came to visit us this week! He came to race with the 2nd graders as part of an auction item parents bid on at our annual auction. Teddy signed autographs and did a pre-race stretch with the students. All of our students came out to cheer Teddy on! Thanks for visiting us Teddy! Click here for more pictures.
2nd Graders race with Teddy

Our annual Field Day & BBQ with Dads was held on Friday, May 23rd. Good sportsmanship was on display and delicious food was served. Many thanks to all our Dads who cooked and got dunked! A special thanks to Ms. Allen for all her hard work to make our Field Day the best one yet! Click here to see MANY pictures!
2014 Field Day

For our final Student Family activity of the year we made encouragement cards for Special Olympians. Miss Forr’s sister came to speak to us about her experience as a Special Olympic Athlete. We hope all the athletes enjoy their cards! Click here to see pictures!

The second grade class went on the Exploring the Chesapeake Bay field trip at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. The students learned about the bay through five different stations they visited. They went out on the docks to learn about crabs, water testing and the creates that make a oysters shell their home. Click here to read more and see pictures!

Congratulations to all of our soon to be graduating 8th graders for getting into an impressive selection of High Schools. We are all so proud of all your hard work and effort!
8th Grade High School Shirts

On May 7th  the fifth grade attended Weather Day at Nationals Stadium.  The Fox Five news team was on hand to discuss weather patterns and how they can  affect how the game is played.  We squeezed in a history lesson as well as we met a few former presidents.  After the presentation, we grabbed a hotdog and sought shelter.  Unfortunately, we weren’t able to catch any of the game at the park due to a rain delay, but we were happy to see that the Nationals were victorious later in the afternoon! Please click here to see pictures!

Mr. Cooper was Principal for a Day. He was able to do morning and afternoon announcments, have a fire drill and called for 15 extra minutes of recess!
Principal for a Day

Teacher for a Day Will Lukken had some fun activities planned for fifth grade.  Students were tasked with creating a contraption that would protect an egg if it were dropped a distance of ten feet.  Materials were handed out and students were able to craft a unique design alone, with a partner or as a part of group of three.  Only two eggs survived- ask a fifth grader to tell you how! Click here to see pictures!

Fifth grade recently visited the National Archives.  While there, the students were able to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.  Since we just finished studying the founding documents, it was amazing to see the documents on display.  We spent the afternoon digging through classified documents, putting together puzzles, and studying the history of the United States.  We look forward to our next field trip! Click here to see more pictures!
5th National Archives

Tag Day was on Friday, March 21. We raised funds for our sister school in Haiti. Students paid $2 to be dressed as their favorite character from a book or movie.  Click here to see pictures and see if you can guess who our students were dressed as!

Senora Rodriguez took the 8th graders to lunch this week. They had to place their order speaking Spanish. Click here to see pictures!

Grades 4-8 participated in the fourth annual Math Bee on 3/13. The winner was Andy Beckham and Nathaniel Rutledge came in second place. There was also a Pi contest. James Holladay memorized the most digits of pi in the middle school - 178 digits. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Click here to see more pictures!
2014 Math Bee

Our 7th graders are fine tuning their typing skills. Their speed and accuracy is amazing, so Mrs. Wurm is challenging them with keyboard covers! Click here to see more pictures.
7th Graders Typing

Entering its 145th year of service to the Capitol Hill community, St. Peter School was nationally recognized as “Exemplary High Performing,” a category in which private schools are recognized among the nation’s top performing schools. St. Peter School was one of only two schools awarded in the District of Columbia! The Department of Education will honor 236 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov 18-19 here in Washington. In its 31-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,500 of America’s schools. “Excellence in education matters and we should honor the schools that are leading the way to prepare students for success in college and careers,” said Secretary Duncan. “National Blue Ribbon schools represent examples of educational excellence, and their work reflects the belief that every child in America deserves a world-class education."

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