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Athletics

The Wide Ruins Community School District is committed to providing a quality athletic program for our students. The program allows for student participation across a wide range of individual and team activities at various levels. The elementary athletic program in our school maintains focus on fair play, participation, sportsmanship, skill-development, and fun. We believe that sports promote many positive qualities and always strive to keep those qualities as a focus for our programs.

Principles of the Elementary Athletic Program

  • To ensure the well-being of the student-athlete.
  • To ensure the well-being of all school and league athletic programs.
  • To ensure a program consistent with the goals of elementary education.

Purposes/Objectives of the Elementary Athletic Program

  • To provide students with the opportunity to explore and express themselves through athletic competition.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to represent their families, school and community.
  • To contribute to the development of school spirit.
  • To provide students with opportunities to participate in activities that promotes healthy living.
  • To provide a wide range of individual and team activities and allow students of all ability levels to participate.
  • To allow as many student-athletes as possible to participate.
  • To satisfy the need to socialize and broaden student experience.
  • To teach the concepts of teamwork and work ethic.
  • To teach the concepts of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • To allow students to develop life-long skills and abilities.
  • To promote the Code of Conduct for Elementary Athletics for players, spectators, parents, coaches, and teachers.

Overview of Athletic Activities

  • Cross Country Running (August 4th – October 18th)
  • JV Volleyball (August 4th – October 21st)
  • Flag Football (August 4th – October 23rd)
  • Basketball (October 20th – January 24th)
  • Co-ed Softball (March 2nd – May 16th)
  • Co-ed Soccer (March 2nd – May 16th)
  • Track and Field (March – June) possibly.

Practice Sessions
Practice will be held Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM or after students are released from school on half days for a period of no more than two hours.  Coaches may also have optional practices over the holidays.  Dorm students may practice in the evenings under proper supervision.

Athletic Eligibility

  • The athletic program regulation regarding eligibility for participation in athletics is as follows:
  • Students must have a sports physical on file at the school.
  • Parents or guardians must fill out an annual athletic packet that includes: parent permission sheet, consent to treat form and all waivers before participation.
  • Students must have passing grades.  Weekly grade checks will be done.
  • Students must be at practice.  Three unexcused practices and students will be dropped from the team.
  • Athletes shall abide by all rules set forth by the coach, school and league for the sport they are participating in and shall behave in a manner that conveys respect for all individuals.
  • Participation in different divisions depends on age, grade and abilities along with league rules of participation.
  • Students can participate in more than one sport per season.