Roberto Clemente Middle School - PTSA

18808 Waring Station Road Germantown, MD 20874

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Clubs and Activities

PTSA Sponsored After-School Clubs

RCMS PTSA sponsors a number of after-school clubs for Clemente students. While these clubs are fee-based, need based scholarships are available for interested students directly from the vendors. Parents are responsible for prompt pickup of their students after the clubs as well as for providing transportation.


  •  Beginning Debate (Vendor– Fairfax Collegiate) 
  • Day – Monday
  • Description - This course is based on the Middle School Public Debate Program ( engage in debates which involve a wide variety of issues of public concern at the local, state, national, and global levels, as well as topics that are of direct relevance to students.
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  • Room – TBD
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    • Programming Club -  (Vendor - Fairfax Collegiate)
    • Day – 
    • Time & Date -  
    • Description -  No prior coding experience needed. 
    • Room – TBD
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    • Debate Tournament League Club (Parent contact – Smitha Menon)
    • Day – Wednesday
    • Description –  This is a parent volunteers organized and funded club that prepares interested students and facilitates their participation in the National Capital Debate League, where these students compete against other teams from the DMV area.
    • Time & Date -  TBD
    • Room –  TBD
    • Registration - Please contact Smitha Menon at
      • Chess Club (Vendor – SKE)
      • Day- Friday
      • Description - Chess clubs split time between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the children. State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill.
      • Time & Date - 3:15 – 4:15 pm, Fridays
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      • Chess Tournament Training (Vendor – SKE)
      • Day - Friday
      • Description - In Tournament Training, every week students play a game against a player close to their skill level.  The game is then analyzed in a group setting with a highly-rated chess coach and peers.  It's a great next step for students who really love chess club!  Beginning tournament players learn how to take chess notation, play with a clock, and the value of game analysis. Intermediate and advanced players get serious games against tough opposition and analysis from high-level coaches. You do not have to be in chess club to be in the chess tournament training club and vice versa.
      • Time & Date - 4:15 – 5:30 pm, Fridays
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      • Registration  

          Stock Market Club (Sparks Academy) 

      •                       Day - Thursday  
      •                 Description -  Returning and new students learn about current investment topics,                  from IPOs and valuations to mergers and stock splits! Students build a $10,000                    stock portfolio using a simulation tool with real-time market data, "learning by                    doing."           
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      •                 Room - TBD   
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