Participating on a team teaches many skills beyond those of a given sport. Students learn to balance their schedules, manage their time, team work, and they develop leadership and confidence in the process. They also learn the importance of physical activity as a lifelong health habit while having fun. Our all-inclusive athletics program gives all students a chance to take advantage of these benefits, and, as as a result, 80-90 percent of students participate in a sport over the course of a school year.
Grades 5-6: The emphasis is on the benefits of participation, which include social growth, team concepts, exposure to the athletic environment and enjoyment. We use the acronym EARNS for these grade levels:
Effort - Attitude - Respect -No Nonsense - Sincerity
Grades 7-8: The emphasis is on the development of athletic skill, including individual skills, team strategies, and roles within a team. We use the acronym EARNS for these grade levels:
Effort - Attitude - Respect -No Nonsense - Skill