Hello to all, I just wanted to inform about this years plan for the 8th grade locker room.
This year the 8th graders will have their lockers in the high school locker room. They will utilize the locker room that the 9th graders used last year and that will be the new 8th grade locker room. We are getting 35 new lockers to place in the new 8th grade / HS locker room in order to ensure that all 8th graders have access to a locker. This is definitely going to allow our 8th graders to have more space as we will have slightly larger numbers for 7th and 8th grade Athletics this year. So on the first day of early morning practice (arriving before or by 6:45 am), 8th grade football players will enter the old 9th grade locker room. Coaches will be awaiting their arrival to get them settled in.
Also, our schedule for both 7th and 8th grade Athletics will be 1st Period. Our start time for football practice will be 7:00 am. We ask that our football players arrive by or before 6:45 am in order to be on the field and suited up on time. We will use both the game field and the JH practice field to facilitate both grades practicing at the same time.
We are asking that all 7th and 8th grade football plsyers begin arriving to practice before or at 6:45 am on Thursday, August 15th. This will help us to have a smooth transition with our football routine and practice schedule.
Also on that same day, (August 15th), we will have our 7th and 8th grade football parent / athlete meeting at the JH library from 5:30-6:00 pm.
We are very excited to make our fan clothing available through BSN. There are some great clothing options to choose from. The ordering window has been increased to 7-31 – 8-26.
I have included the fan gear ordering link, and the access code. You can view these items by opening the attached file.
Ordering Link – https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/SHMS2019
Access Code – SHMS2019
Throughout this school year we definitely encourage all of our athletes to participate in as many sports as possible as this encourages our athletes to be well rounded and to have a great experience. Football is an outstanding starting point for all of our athletes as all of them have the opportunity to play at various positions that are most suitable for their skill set, and ultimately team success. This is a tremendous time for all, and we definitely encourage all of our athletes to participate in football.
***7th and 8th Grade Football Schedule-
7th GRADE (B / A)
Date Opponent Time Site
9 / 12 White Oak 4:30 / 5:30 Away
9 / 19 Rusk 4:30 / 5:30 Home
9 / 26 Malakoff 4:30 / 5:30 Home
10 / 3 Henderson 4:30 / 5:30 Away
10 / 10 Gilmer* 4:30 / 5:30 Away
10 / 17 Liberty Eylau* 4:30 / 5:30 Home
10 / 24 Center 4:30 / 5:30 Home
10 / 31 Pleasant Grove* 4:30 / 5:30 Away
11 / 7 Pittsburg* 4:30 / 5:30 Home
8th GRADE (B / A)
Date Opponent Time Site
9 / 12 White Oak 4:30 / 7:00 Away
9 / 19 Rusk 4:30 / 7:00 Home
9 / 26 Malakoff 4:30 / 7:00 Home
10 / 3 Henderson 4:30 / 7:00 Away
10 / 10 Gilmer* 4:30 / 7:00 Away
10 / 17 Liberty Eylau* 4:30 / 7:00 Home
10 / 24 Center 4:30 / 7:00 Home
10 / 31 Pleasant Grove* 4:30 / 7:00 Away
11 / 7 Pittsburg* 4:30 / 7:00 Home
***Here is a general outline of the progression for all of our sports throughout the school year for 7th and 8th grade.
Football / August – November
Basketball / November – February
Track / March – May
Tennis / throughout the year
Cross Country / throughout the year
We are excited about the upcoming school year, and for the privilege of coaching your student athlete!! It is going to be a great time and we are looking forward to it!!
Have a great rest of the summer!!!