2012-2013 Changes to the Middle School Athletic Programs
It is with excitement and pride to announce a significant change to middle school athletic programs at nine middle schools. Baker, First Creek, Giaudrone, Gray, Jason Lee, Mason, Meeker, Stewart and Truman will all move to a varsity, junior varsity and C team model, similar to the high school athletic programs. This model will give Tacoma students the opportunity to play at a more competitive level with practices five days a week of two hours each day. It is our goal to continue to provide low cost, accessible programs for students to complement their academics, build their character, encourage good sportsmanship and promote fitness and healthy lifestyles.
In addition, we are pleased to announce--through alternative funding that does not take from academic programs--tackle football and girls cross country as additional sports options at the middle school level. Below is each session, the sports offered during each session and the schedule for each team. New guideline links per sport are also listed on the right.
We are excited for this opportunity to expand our middle school programming to benefit the students within the district. We look forward to a great 2012-2013 school year with the expansion of middle school athletic programs.