Washington Middle School Athletics
WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
The primary purpose of middle school athletics is participation, with an emphasis on the development of skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, citizenship, dedication, commitment, responsibility, fairness, and respect for self and others.
School Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Mascot: River Kings & Queens
Washington Middle School (WMS) has sixteen interscholastic athletic teams that compete in five different sports. WMS offers the following interscholastic sports:
7th grade volleyball (two teams - Blue & Gold)
8th grade volleyball (two teams - Blue & Gold)
7th & 8th grade football
7th & 8th grade wrestling (combined with LMS)
7th & 8th grade girls basketball
7th & 8th grade boys basketball
7th & 8th grade girls track
7th & 8th grade boys track
The interscholastic athletic program at WMS provides opportunities for athletes to develop and utilize their talents through organized competition against athletes from other schools.
Participation in athletics and the commitment to an athletic team should be taken seriously. Athletes are expected to attend all scheduled practices and team functions, unless absent from school that day.
If possible, doctor, dentist and other types of appointments should be scheduled at times that do not conflict with practices or games/meets. Babysitting, hair appointments, shopping, and other similiar excuses are not acceptable at the middle school level.
Participation in interscholastic athletics at WMS is a privileged opportunity, rather than a right. Students who elect to participate in activities shall be expected to exemplify high standards of behavior and citizenship.
To participate in athletics at WMS, a student must be passing all classes in which they are enrolled in.
If a student-athlete is determined to be academically inelegible, he/she will be placed in a probationary period. This time shall last for one-half of the total number of games/meets scheduled for that current season. During this time, the ineligible student must attend practices, but may not participate in games/meets. He/she may not travel with the team to away games/meets.
At the end of this probationary period, students will pick up a Grade Check Sheet from the athletic director and take it around to all of his/her teachers. At this time, one of two things will occur:
1. If the student is currently passing all classes, the student will be re-instated to the team as a full team member with no other penalties for that season.
2. If the student has NOT raised his/her grades to passing, the student will be dropped from the squad.
In addition to the academic eligibility standards set forth by WMS, the Iowa High School Athletic Association has set forth the following guidelines:
1. A student will be eligible in grades seven and eight during only his first four semesters of attendance and before his/her sixteenth birthday.
2. No seventh or eighth grade athlete can compete in an athletic contest involving a student below the seventh or above the eighth grade level.
TEAM TRAVEL / TRANSPORTATION
Athletes will be expected to ride to and from an athletic event with their teammates. Good behavior is expected on the bus.
An athlete may ride home only with his/her own parent after the parent has signed the appropriate waiver. The athlete is not allowed to leave until the athletic event has been completed.
A parent may not transport a child, other that his/her own, without special permission from the school's administrator. The proper waiver must be signed by the administrator before the team has left the school to participate in the event that day. This arrangement must be for a special situation, not for a matter of convenience, and granting such permission will be at the administrator's discretion.
Blue Volleyball Gold Volleyball
7th Gr. Coach: Matt Hagge 7th Gr. Coach: Rachel Truelsen
8th Gr. Coach: Jean Matheny 8th Gr. Coach: Katie Myers
7th Grade Football 8th Grade Football
Coaches: Troy Dodd Coaches: Anthony Austin
Erik Miller Paul Meyers
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball 7th & 8th Grade Wrestling
(combined with Lyons Middle School)
Coaches: 7th Grade - Kay Hake Coaches: Eric Lueders
8th Grade - Emma Folland Derek Gabel
7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball 7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls Track
Coaches: 7th Grade - Kirt Dell Coaches: 7th Girls: Stacy Powers
8th Grade - Anthony Austin 8th Girls: Katie Myers
8th Boys: Paul Meyers
**SEE "CALENDAR OF EVENTS" FOR ALL SPORTS SCHEDULES**