Our middle school attempts to accommodate the large number of students who wish to participate in athletic competitions against other schools. Sports, which can handle a large number of students, such as cross-country, wrestling, and track, are operated on a no-cut, no tryout basis so that all who wish to join may participate. Since only a limited number of students can participate in certain sports such as boys basketball (5), girls basketball (5), volleyball (6), or soccer (11) at one time, a limited number of players are selected for these teams, through a try-out process. To help accommodate more students, a seventh grade team and an eighth grade team are offered for boys basketball, girls basketball, and volleyball.
Our middle school offers a variety of interscholastic sports throughout the school year for students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. (Currently, 6th graders can participate in the non-tryout sports: Cross Country in the Fall, Wrestling in the Winter, and Track & Field in the Spring)
In order to participate in interscholastic athletics, students must maintain academic eligibility as outlined in Section Four of the student handbook. This requirement is maintained so that parents and teachers are assured that involvement in interscholastic athletics will not interfere with our students' academic performance which, as noted earlier, is the primary purpose for their schooling.
Students may participate in one interscholastic sport during each season. To ensure safety, students must have a completed, signed sports physical on file in the school office, complete and return an insurance waiver form to the coach before participating in a try-out, practice, or game for any interscholastic sports team at our middle school. Physicals expire 395 days after the date on that physical. No exceptions!
Students must also have a concussion protocol agreement form, as well as an insurance waiver form signed by a parent/guardian and turned in to the office in order to try out or participate in before or after school athletic activities.
Students must be picked up from practices and games within a reasonable amount of time. Continued delays may result in warnings, limited participation in practices/contest, or in serious cases, removal from the team