The best way to start the school year is to get involved in our school! With that said, we are proud to offer Cross Country as a fall sport to all students in the middle school, grades 5-8. The team is coached by our health teacher, Mrs. Larochelle and ELA teacher, Ms. Hall. There are no tryouts and all students are welcome to participate. Athletes need only a pair of running shoes, shorts, a tee shirt, and water bottle. Tee shirts for meets will be provided. The season runs from the start of the school year until the end of October. Practices are held from 2:40 to about 3:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Meets begin on September 11th and are held at Nissitissit or another local school. The school district provides transportation to all away meets. A calendar of events is available online through the NMRHS website: http://www.mwlma.org.
As you may already know, the School Committee voted to institute athletic user fees for both middle and high school sports. Middle school athletes are now required to pay a fee of $80. The fee must be in the form of check or money order. CASH will not be collected. Checks should be made out to North Middlesex Regional School District. If paying by check, please write the athlete’s name in the memo section. If the fee provides a financial hardship, please contact Mrs. Larochelle. Parents must also complete a Parental Consent form prior to participation, student physical and concussion forms (2). Sign ups are now completed online through NMRHS website under NM athletics. http://nmrhs.nmrsd.org/
As your child embarks upon a new school year it is important that they feel included in the school community. Being a part of a team is a wonderful way for your child to make friends, have fun, and stay healthy.
Typically, the NMS Cross Country team exceeds 100 runners, which can be a challenge during meets. Parent volunteers are often needed to help out at both home and away meets. All volunteers must complete a CORI check in the main office prior to participating. Please consider offering some time to help the team; it would be greatly appreciated.
Our first practice will be held on Tuesday, September 9 for athletes who have returned their paperwork and fee.
Hope to see you out on the course!