Members of the Active 20-30 Club of Greater Sacramento sponsored a shopping spree at Kohl’s on Arden Way for 100 Rosa Parks K-8 students on September 10.
Chaperoned by a club member, each student shopped for clothing and shoes up to a limit of $130. Students also received backpacks, school supplies, breakfast and a free haircut from the Paul Mitchell School.
The Active 20-30 Club has sponsored a back-to-school shopping spree for students for more than 20 years.
Rosa Parks K-8 School hosted a Social-Emotional Learning Showcase and Spring Band Concert last month.
The evening celebrated the school’s social-emotional learning initiatives, including buddy classroom art work, performances by the Rosa Parks Beginning and Advanced Bands and a slide show highlighting the SEL Superstar celebrations held throughout the school year.
SEL Superstar students were also recognized for their outstanding SEL skills with special buttons and a huge round of applause from the audience.
Students were nominated each month for displaying SEL skills such as empathy, self-control, kindness and compassion and conflict resolution.
SCUSD Adult Education also provided SEL games and art activities for families to enjoy together. The event wrapped up with a delicious dinner provided by Capital Christian.
The Summer Food Service Program is free to all children 18 years of age or under, and persons over 18 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program established for the mentally or physically handicapped.
The program runs from June 27th - July 28th.
Please check flyer for specific days and times that breakfast and lunch are served for each site.
Meal times are subject to change. Please call (916) 433-5325 to confirm any of these sites.
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.”
SEL” Superstar” students were recognized for their outstanding SEL skills with special “Superstar” buttons and a slideshow. Students were nominated each month for displaying SEL skills such as empathy, self-control, kindness, compassion and conflict resolution.
Parents and guardians were on hand with cameras and cellphones, taking video and snapping photos of their student’s achievements. SCUSD Adult Education also provided SEL games and art activities for all ages to enjoy. The event wrapped up with a hot dog dinner courtesy of Rosa Parks PTO.
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.
She is one of many extraordinary women for whom an SCUSD school is named that the district is celebrating for National Women’s History Month. Others include philanthropist Phoebe Hearst, longtime state librarian Caroline Wenzel, suffragette Susan B. Anthony and Ethel I. Baker, who served as superintendent of the Fruit Ridge District for a staggering 37 years.
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.
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.”
Santana was one of about 150 students from around the district that participated in the Special Olympics-type event organized by district adaptive PE teachers to promote the importance of good health and having fun.
The players were assisted on the court by members of the Burbank Titans varsity mens and womens basketball teams, some of whom are students enrolled in Burbank’s innovative Peer Tutoring class, which pairs general education students with students who have special needs.
Senior David Straughter, captain of the varsity team, said he has become “good friends” with the student he assists through the Peer Tutoring class. “You learn that we’re all alike,” he said.
Teacher Greg Polo said some of the peer tutors remain friends with the students they assist even after graduation. “It’s good to see that these relationships last.”
Students came by bus from John F. Kennedy High School, Fern Bacon, Rosa Parks Middle School, Sacramento City College and Sacramento State to participate in the basketball tournament. The event featured various levels of game play, including wheelchair games.
A similar track and field event with Special Education and general education students was held in the fall. Students enjoyed both the competitive aspects of the event and the camaraderie.
Titan player Jalen Coates, a junior, said he volunteered to keep score at the tournament “because I think everyone deserves a chance to play.”
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.
The first cohort of schools include: Will C. Wood Middle, Rosa Parks Middle, Oak Ridge Elementary, Maple Elementary, Golden Empire Elementary and Mark Hopkins Elementary. These schools have completed their series of workshops with enthusiastic parent participation. Currently, there are over 90 participants in PAPS. Parents that have completed the program expressed they have learned strategies and have gained tools that will be helpful for their families personally and educationally, now as well as for their future. Once participants have completed the series of workshops they will be invited to a much anticipated graduation ceremony on May 29 at Luther Burbank High School.
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.
Mary Hardin Young currently serves as Assistant Superintendent of Schools with Sacramento City Unified School District.(SCUSD).
Prior to this position, Mary was an Administrator of Academic Achievement, the Director of Elementary Education and Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School – all with Sac City Schools.Before moving to California, Mary served as a Superintendent for a K-8 district just outside of Yellowstone National Park in Montana, and a Staff Development Specialist and Middle School Principal in Iowa.While her educational settings have included a small community school district, an expansive rural system and two large urban districts, her work has consistently focused on increasing student achievement, educational equity and access for diverse student populations. Mary received her Masters in Educational Leadership, through a Danforth Fellowship at Iowa State University. She holds two Bachelors of Science degrees: One in Elementary Education and one in Disadvantaged Education and Psychology.
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.