Signature field trips: High school tours, college tours (AVID)
Clubs: Chess Club, Mathletes, MESA, Robotics, Science Club
The arts: Choir, orchestra, drama
After-school program: Student Supper Club
At Albert Einstein Middle School we believe every student should have the opportunity to reach his/her full potential within a positive, challenging, relevant, and secure environment, where care and respect for each other, the school family, and the wider community are paramount.
We believe every student should achieve the highest standards using information and communication resources to be college/career ready, and to thrive and contribute in our global economy. It is our vision to help students become respectful, responsible, caring, trustworthy, and fair lifelong learners on their path to success. To achieve this, our students are provided a rigorous curriculum including gifted/talented education and electives such as visual arts, drama, computers, yearbook, leadership, Spanish, and band. Extra-curricular activities include basketball, soccer, softball, track and dance. Our parents are very supportive.
Oakland painter Milton Bowens, an arts educator whose works hang in galleries and the new Levis Stadium, will be the keynote speaker at The Art of Caring: A Social Emotional Learning Summit and Student Showcase on April 14.
Bowens’ work uses familiar images and historic text to question such topics as race and celebrity in American culture. Click here to view his website.
Students in teacher Tiffany Chandler’s second-grade class at Sequoia Elementary School recently participated in Read-to-a-Dog, a literacy event supported by the Sacramento Public Library and the Lend-a-Heart, Lend-a-Hand organization.
The event took place in the Albert Einstein Middle School Library and was coordinated by Einstein’s book club and librarian Amanda Turkie.
“The purpose of our program is to encourage literacy in the broader community as well as giving our middle school students the opportunity to exhibit their leadership skills,” Turkie says.
Thirty-eight Albert Einstein Middle School students traveled to the Monterey Bay Aquarium last month to explore exhibits, talk to naturalists and investigate current marine issues.
The students were particularly moved by the aquarium’s current exhibit that demonstrates how plastics impact the ocean and marine life. Einstein students were impressed with the art work created from collected plastics.
Albert Einstein Middle School students performed Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Julius Caesar at UC Davis’ Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts last month.
The performance was a component of London’s Globe Theatre’s GEA (Globe Education Academy) program. Einstein teacher Peggie Clapper was one of 12 area educators selected by the program to spend two weeks in London where she studied Shakespeare with the Globe’s directors, actors and professors.
Albert Einstein Middle School Principal Garrett Kirkland visited Jiangman, China, this summer to establish an information exchange and student exchange program with three schools.
The information exchange will operate in two forms, Kirkland says. “Our students will be able to extend their learning on subjects such as the railroad construction,” he says. “For example, we know that Chinese workers had a rough time in America building railroads. We don’t know how the money they earned benefited their families and communities in China.”
Savion Battle is a future audio engineer who leaves a legacy at Albert Einstein Middle School for his outstanding contributions and tremendous gifts in the area of audio/visual, electronics and computer support. At his age, he is already thinking about starting up a sound and lighting production business.
Students from Albert Einstein Middle School were honored by the California Lottery at a ceremony on April 18.
The students’ work has been on display at the Lottery’s Richards Boulevard headquarters. Assemblyman Ken Cooley presented the middle schoolers with a certificate from the Assembly. Sacramento County Supervisor Don Natoli also came to congratulate them.
Albert Einstein Middle School hosted exchange students from China last week who attended classes along with partner students from the school. Einstein plans on hosting another group of Chinese visitors this May.
Albert Einstein Middle School’s Winter Concert and Fundraiser on December 13 is one of the school’s major fundraisers for the year. Teachers and staff have been working hard on collecting donations for the silent auction and raffle but more items are needed.
Items can be gift cards, books, jewelry, electronics, crafting or scrapbooking supplies, tickets to a game or passes to a museum. All donations are tax deductible and will help benefit the school.
A team of students who participated in Albert Einstein Middle School’s “Summer of Service” program spent six weeks designing and building a garden for the Rosemont-area school. The project was completed with the help of district crews.
Fifty six Albert Einstein Middle School intermediate and advanced band students performed on Saturday, May 5, at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill. The students received a “gold” rating for their performance. A special shout-out to the trumpet section, which received an Outstanding Section Award. Trumpet students include: Nick Johnson, Adam Boles, Andrew Treadway, Angelica Mejia, Tremaine Roots, Daniel Topete and Alyssa Jeska. Students then spent the rest of the day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Congratulations!
Ashley De Leon, an eighth grader at Albert Einstein Middle School, will perform a free concert of original songs at lunch on Friday. Ashley, who has been performing since she was 8, sings and plays the piano, ukulele and guitar. Along with other Einstein girls, she recently joined the school’s glee club, where students are learning to sing together, sight read music and breathe correctly while performing.
Albert Einstein Middle School has started “The Girls Circle,” a structured support group for girls. The program integrates relational theory, resiliency practices and skills training in a specific format designed to increase positive connection, personal and collective strengths and competence in girls. It aims to counteract social and interpersonal forces that impede girls’ growth and development by promoting an emotionally safe setting and structure within which girls can develop caring relationships and use authentic voices.
Beginning March 1, 24 of our after-school educational and learning enrichment programs will begin serving an estimated 2,500 “supper” meals daily through the At-Risk After-School Supper Program pilot. The meal is in addition to the snack previously provided to students attending after-school programs that run as late as 6 p.m. Suppers will be served between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and the snack later.
Supper pilot sites are: John Still Elementary, Freeport, Rosa Parks, Edward Kemble, Cesar Chavez, Parkway, Pacific, Fern Bacon, Woodbine, Harkness, C.P. Huntington, Maple, Nicholas, Ethel I. Baker, PS-7, Fruit Ridge, Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny, C.B. Wire, Elder Creek, Albert Einstein, Washington, Jedediah Smith and Peter Burnett.
The suppers are funded by the USDA and administered by the California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division. High-poverty schools (more than 50 percent of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch) are eligible. Reimbursement for at-risk after-school snacks has been available since the 1990s. However, reimbursement for at-risk after-school suppers was formerly available only in a few states. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (P.L. 111-296) expanded the availability for at-risk after-school meals to all states.
Students in 7th and 8th grade are not included in the GATE identification process in the Sacramento City Unified School District. Students who are identified as GATE in grades second through sixth will continue to be identified as GATE students throughout their middle and high school years. These classes include GATE identified students as well as students who have demonstrated high achievement or high potential.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
Go to our Attendance Area page for more information about school boundaries, attendance maps and our neighborhood school locator.