Sports: Volleyball, basketball, soccer, track and field, boxing
Clubs: Mathletes, Chess Club, Drama Club, LGBT
The arts: Choir, band and newspaper
After school: TARGET Excellence
Rosa Parks is a community of resilient individuals equipped with the knowledge and skills to create pathways to opportunities in life. Rosa Parks is a Superintendent Priority K-8 School where students learn to be successful in a healthy, safe environment. Rosa Parks also gives students a rigorous, project-based learning experience in a 21st century classroom.
Students will be prepared for high school and for the conceptual/digital age from exposure of diverse technological media and various clubs
and classroom activities. In addition, community partners will provide mentoring and extra-curricular activities for Rosa Parks’ students. Students needing intervention, including English Learners, will receive exemplary instruction to ensure academic and linguistic proficiency through support programs and additional instructional time. Come be a part of the New Rosa Parks.
Rosa Parks K-8 School hosted its first ever Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Showcase and Family Night last week.
The evening celebrated the Social and Emotional Learning taking place at Rosa Parks. Student artwork was displayed and primary grade students recited “The Pride Creed.” Students in grades 4-6 sang “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement.”
On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake’s order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, after the white section was filled. Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation.
The Rosa Parks Student Support Center and the Men’s and Women’s Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento teamed up last month to provide 100 students with a shopping spree at Kohl’s, a free back-to-school haircut courtesy the Paul Mitchell School and a brand new backpack.
Students were paired with a 20-30 member who helped them purchase clothes and shoes totaling up to $144.
The Active 20-30 Club of Sacramento also chartered buses and provided warm breakfasts for everyone.
The club’s motto states: “One never stands so tall when kneeling to help a child.”
Rosa Parks Middle School held its first annual Career Week from May 28 through May 31.Various professionals visited the campus to explain their careers to students.
On Friday, the week culminated with a fabulous fashion show in the main quad during lunch. The student acappella group “The Poly Boys” sang a song and the girls dance crew “Original” performed a routine that mixed traditional and hip-hop styles.
This is an exciting 7- week program that gives incoming 7th and 8th grade students the privilege of helping out their community through service learning opportunities addressing community issues and concerns. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of summer Showcase!
Dates: June 22 – July 30, 2015
Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: Albert Einstein, California, John Still, Rosa Parks, School of Engineering & Sciences, Sutter and Will C. Wood Middle Schools
Fern Bacon Middle School student Arturo Santana watched players trekking up and down the Luther Burbank High School basketball court and smiled.
A participant in a previous game, Santana was enjoying seeing others having as much fun shooting, passing and scoring in basketball as he did.
“I don’t know if you saw it, but I knocked down three shots,” Santana, 12, said at the conclusion of a round of play at SCUSD’s second annual Spring Inclusive Basketball Tournament on March 20. ”I’m an all-around player that goes with the flow of the game.”
The 2012 Meadowview Alliance, a partnership between City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation and Rosa Parks Middle School, hosted the annual Meadowview Multicultural Parade and Festival at Rosa Parks on May 12. Event coordinators estimated that more than 400 students, parents, and community members attended. The parade featured City Councilmember Bonnie Pannell, representatives of the Sacramento Fire and Sacramento Police departments, and several clubs and community organizations. The festival featured more than 20 community vendors and was sponsored by Pannell, SMUD, Molina Health Care, Florin Road Foundation, Home Depot and Auto Zone. Entertainment included multicultural dancers and the Guardian Knights Bugle and Drum Corps. Rosa Parks PTA sponsored a free hot dog lunch for 400.
Rosa Parks Middle School started California Standards Tests week on April 30 with a pancake breakfast. Many teachers flipped chocolate chip pancakes and students went into testing with full stomachs. On May 3, the school celebrated the heritage of its Latino students at an event with Mark Hopkins Elementary. There was singing, dancing and delicious food for parents and families. Keep it up, Rosa Parks!
April 20 officially marked the successful completion of Parents As Partners in Schools (PAPS) first cohort! The second cohort is currently in full swing and will be completed in the next few weeks! PAPS provides parents and community members the opportunity to learn more about being involved in their child’s education, becoming an effective advocate for their child’s needs, gaining leadership skills and improving communication to have effective parent-teacher relationships.
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.
The annual Hmong New Year Celebration drew more than 300 students, parents and community members to Rosa Parks Middle School on November 16. The celebration included a community potluck of traditional Hmong dishes, a presentation on the history of Hmong people, a slideshow, a ball toss demonstration, traditional Hmong attire, music and dance, hip-hop dances and a break dance crew. The event was hosted by Mark Hopkins Elementary School, Rosa Parks’ Parent Resource Center and Youth & Family Resource Center, and the City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
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.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.