In addition to the Before and After School Enrichment Program organized by the PTSA, Roland Park offers several many extra-curricular programs.

PYP Strings & Music Ensembles

These ensembles rehearse weekly before school and are open to students in grades 3-6. There is no cost to participate, and auditions are held at the beginning of the school year. Mr. LD and Mr. Vans Evers send information out to all parents of 3rd-6th grade students with details. Ensembles perform throughout the year at school events, parent concerts, and community field trips.


Led by our music teacher, Mr. LD; rehearses before school once a week

Violin Ensemble

Led by our strings teacher, Mr. Vans Evers; practices after school once a week (typically Mondays)


Led by our music teacher, Mr. LD; rehearses before school once a week

World Drumming

Led by our music teacher, Mr. LD; rehearses before school once a week

MYP Sports

All middle school students can tryout to participate in after-school interscholastic athletic programs. Tryouts, practices, and games are held after school over a 2-month long season. More information and important forms are here.

Other Extracurriculars

Black History Bowl. The Black History Brain Bowl club focuses on the study of many achievements of African Americans throughout our nation's history. In preparation for the competition, the team members study a variety of historical facts and readings.

Fine Arts Festival. The Fine Arts Festival (FAF) is the Hillsborough County Public Schools Elementary All County Music Concert and Art Exhibition. The concert features three regional choirs, mallet percussion, world drumming, handbells, and a festival orchestra of fourth and fifth grade students. Each auditioned ensemble meets once a week for five weeks at a designated school site within the county to prepare two featured pieces and one to two combined pieces. More information here. Auditions are held by Mr. LD an Mr. Vans Evers

Kingdom Keepers. Adventurous reading program available for 4th through 6th grade students. Students meet weekly during lunch to explore the Kingdom Keepers novel series and solve challenges. Students who complete the Kingdom Keepers challenge program can participate in a scavenger hunt style field trip to one of the Disney Parks in the Spring.

Math Bowl. 1st through 8th grade students are allowed to tryout for the MathBowl. Students prepare during school for a number of weeks and then participate in an onsite or virtual bowl competition. More information here.

National Junior Honors Society. 6th grade with a GPA of 3.75 and above are invited to join NJHS during the 4th quarter of their 6th grade year. They must maintain a 3.75 GPA and complete 10 hours of community service each year to remain in the program.

Odyssey of the Mind. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving program that challenges students to work together to solve a problem and present their solutions during regional, state, and international competitions. Odyssey starts in September, and students meet before or after school, culminating in the regional competition in February. OM has three divisions broken up by grade level: K-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. RP teams are formed based on student interest and the availability of volunteer coaches. Contact Media Specialist Michele Martinez for more information.

School Musical. Each year, our school produces a musical. Open to all students K-8, auditions are held in August/September. Rehearsals begin in September once a week after school; in the spring, rehearsals are extended, and rehearsal times are added before and after school leading up to the show. The musical has multiple performances in April, both during the school day and evening. Information on joining the school musical is sent to parents at the beginning of the school year.

SSYRA SLAM Team. The Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) Program is a statewide motivational reading program for grades 3 through 8 students. The purpose of the SSYRA Program is to encourage students to read independently for pleasure and to read books that are on, above, and below their reading level to improve their reading fluency. Sunshine State books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation. A new list of 15 books is presented each school year. Students in grades 3-8 who read three or more books and complete the questionnaires available in the media center can then compete in the school and district SLAM competition events held in the Spring. See reading lists here.

Student Initiated IB Projects. Students can propose grade-level and community IB projects to the administration and teachers throughout the year. These projects are student-led and community-supported. Past projects have included a Thanksgiving food drive, Ramadan food drive, Community Garden upgrades, Christmas gift drive, Israel Sneaker Drive, Maui Relief Coin Drive, and JM Cares Cars and Crafts fundraiser.

Pack 19 - Cub Scouts open to all K-5 Students. Scouting in Pack 19 teaches students life values and respect for the outdoors and builds character all year long with our adventures. Meetings are held at Roland Park the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 5:30-6:30 in the MPR. Dues for the year are $225 (new) or $199 (returning) Cub Scouts. Contact Britt Massing at 813-355-7373 or email at bmassing@srg-us.com for more information.

Jr. Thespians. Open to MYP students. A competitive theatre group. Competition categories include: Monologue, duet acting, ensemble acting, improvisation, pantomime, costume design, scenic design, makeup design, playwriting, and publicity. More information can be found in Canvas.