By Nicholas Logan
For students who are interested in participating in a fun and structured athletic program during their free time, now is their chance.
The school has started an intramural sports program that will take place before school on Tuesdays from 8:19 a.m. to 9:19 a.m. and after school on Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During the fall semester, students participating in the intramural sports program will be playing five on five flag football. Each team (minimum of two teams and maximum of 16) will have at least a total of seven students on their team.
Basketball will be played in the spring semester. Each basketball team will also have seven students and also will be five on five.
Students can get an application from the Deans’ Office or sign up in the After Hours Activities Office inside the library.
Students must sign up one week prior to the registration date, October 2 for the fall semester and January 27 for the spring semester.
There is no GPA criteria, therefore anyone can sign up, but students must show improvements in both grades and behavior while participating.
If a student displays bad behavior, such as too many detentions or a suspension of any sort, the staff has the right to suspend or ban the student from the program.
Students who are already on a sports team can also sign up as a free agent. All free agents will be put on a team together.
Each team will have its own captain who needs to attend mandatory meetings and give any information to the players on his or her team. The captain will have an assistant in case he or she cannot make it to one of the meetings.
When creating your team, students are encouraged to ensure they play well together because it is a competitive program. The last game of each semester will be the championship game.
The two best teams in each league will play against each other, and the winner will be crowned champions.
Students will be able to wear what they want as long as it fits dress code. Free snacks will also be provided after the games. Highlanders, come out and have some fun, do not miss out on this great opportunity.
The goal is for students who take part in the intramural sports to have a lot of fun competing with other teams and have a good experience.
This program will allow students who are not a part of high school sports teams an equal opportunity to compete activities in a team setting.
The program will also help students learn to play in a team environment, develop leadership skills, progress as personal and socially responsible individuals, and promote school spirit.
Sign-ups will conclude when the maximum number of students has applied or the date of sign-ups has passed.