We are proud to offer Outdoor Track this spring to 6-8 grade students. 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 end of March until the end of May. Practices are held from 2:40 to 3:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Meets begin in mid-April and are held at North Middlesex Regional High School or another local school. The school district provides transportation to all meets. A calendar of events is below, but it is also available online through the NMRHS athletics website: http://www.mwlma.org.
Some of the events students are able to participate in are shot put, discus, long jump and high jump. Running events include the 100M, 200M and 4x100M relay. Long distance runners can choose between the 400M, 800M and the mile run. Each student can participate in two throwing and two running events.
The North Middlesex Girls Volleyball team will be hosting volleyball clinics for girls in grades 6, 7 and 8. The clinics will be held right after school until 3:45 on February 28, March 7, 14 and 21. The clinics will be run by the coaches and players of the high school team. Permission slips are available in the office. This opportunity is free! Please see Mr. Savard in the gym with any questions.
Has your child shared anything with you about the basketball shooting challenge? This challenge is a part of the basketball unit in all grades. The challenge is to make 5 consecutive baskets beginning in the paint and finishing with a 3 pointer. Fifth and sith graders only need to make on three pointer, while seventh and eighth graders need to make two three point shots.
Thus far, only three students have successfully finished the challenge: Jacob Howe in grade 8 was the first to finish. Aidan Gallagher, a seventh grader completed the challenge as well as a 5th grader, David Brown. David was thrilled to finish on his first try and equally excited that an 8th grade basketball team player, Jacob, would congratulate him and pose for a picture. Jacob, excellent job showing kindness to David!
Boys basketball tryouts will be held on Monday, November 28- Wednesday, November 30 from 4:00- 5:30 in the NMS gym.
Girls basketball tryouts will be held on Thursday, November 17 and Friday, November 18 from 2:45- 4:45 in the NMS gym.
All students MUST sign up on the NM Athletics website PRIOR to trying out. Click here to access the website: http://northmiddlesex.rschoolteams.com/
The Cross Country meet schedule for tomorrow has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, October 11. It will be a home meet. There will be practice tomorrow afternoon. Cross Country runners also have an away meet next Thursday, October 13 at Hawthorne Brook.