Parks walks for Patrick

On May 19th, Principal Sherri Bennett and the faculty of Parks Middle School participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks.  Principal Bennett and the Parks Staff walked for Ms. Bennett’s nephew Patrick and the students of Atlanta Public Schools. Their team name is “Parks for Patrick”.  Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Liza Wemakor Grade: 11th Grade School: Washington High School- Early College Liza Wemakor is a Junior at Booker T. Washington High School-Early College. She also participates in the dual-enrollment program at Georgia State University. Liza has held the highest rank at her high school for three consecutive years, and her classmates and teachers commend her for her eloquence and academic prowess. But, Ms. Wemakor's worth... Continue Reading →

Parks wins 1st prize in the College and Career Readiness Spirit Week

The Atlanta Public Schools Annual “College & Career Spirit Week” consists of various opportunities for students to be exposed to a variety of careers and post secondary institutes of higher learning.   Students have the opportunity to create resumes, explore their teachers' alma maters, and hear from representatives from various universities, colleges and vocational schools.  This... Continue Reading →

Parks Tar Heels College Tour

On March 8th and 9th, thirty seven young ladies from W.L. Parks Middle School had the opportunity to travel to the state of North Carolina to visit college campuses They visited Queens University, Johnson C. Smith University, Livingstone College and the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. The students visited to promote college and career... Continue Reading →

Parks and L.E.A.D. Baseball’s 3rd Annual Signing Day

On February 27th, Parks Middle School and L.E.A.D Baseball held its 3rd annual signing day.   This day signified a partnership with L.E.A.D organization and a commitment to academic excellence for members of the 2013 Parks’ baseball team.  Students, parents, and the Board of Directors for L.E.A.D presented students with the opportunity to sign a letter... Continue Reading →

Student Spotlight of the Week

Name: Jada Mumphrey Grade: 5th Grade School: M. Agnes Jones Elementary Jada Mumphrey personifies the “Born for Greatness” creed inspired by the principal at M. Agnes Jones, Mrs. Woolfolk. Jada is an exemplary citizen and student. This soft spoken and kindhearted individual excels in all that she does. Jada has been a challenge student since kindergarten. Upon entering... Continue Reading →

Living Legend Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian among speakers at Parks College and Career Day

February 1st marked the first day of Black History Month.  A bit of history also occurred at College and Career Day at W. L. Parks Middle School.  The College and Career Day focused on exposing students to the many post-secondary opportunities available to them and how critical it is to prepare for these opportunities now.  Over... Continue Reading →

Parks Middle School welcomes, and videotapes, noted children’s book author Evelyn Coleman

Lights ... camera ... action! These are only a few of the words spoken by W.L. Parks Middle School students as they videotaped renowned storybook author Evelyn Coleman during a recent school visit. Parks sixth-graders have teamed up with the Auburn Avenue Research Library under the auspices of library program division manager Morris Garner. The students... Continue Reading →

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