Hello everyone. I would like to start by saying how truly excited I am to be back in my hometown and wearing the red and white once again. Walking the halls of Glasgow High School these past few weeks has been a thrill! Having an opportunity to be your new Vice Principal and Activities Director is a dream come true for me and I don’t plan on wasting any time getting to work.
As we get ready to start a fresh new school year, it is my hope that all of you are enjoying the last part of your summer break. And parents alike, I hope you are spending some quality time with your children before you usher them off to school for what’s sure to be an action-packed year to come.
Some important dates and times to be aware of as the year approaches; ALL parents and their athletes, grades 9-12, are asked to attend a mandatory parent meeting on Thursday AUGUST 14 at 7:00pm in the GHS AUDITORIUM. This meeting is for those who will be participating in activities in the Glasgow Schools during the 2014-15 school year. The meeting will be held by the school administration, coaches, and sponsors. During this session, school policies and procedures will be discussed. Fall sports specific coaches-parent meetings will take place that night following the meeting.
High School Sports (grades 9-12) officially get underway with the first practices being held on Friday August 15th. All three sports will commence at Glasgow High School. Football will be practicing at 6:30-7:30AM and 6:00-8:00PM, Cross Country at 7:00AM, and Volleyball at 8:00-10:00AM and 6:00-8:00PM.
Junior High Sports (grades 7-8) will begin intermittently over the following two weeks. Cross Country will hold their first practice on Monday August 18th at 7:30 p.m. Volleyball gets underway Thursday August 21 with 7th grade at 3:45-5:15 p.m. and 8th grade at 5:30-7:00 p.m. Finally, Junior High Football will strap on the helmets on Tuesday August 26th following the first official day of school.
ALL of those participating in a fall sport must have five items submitted prior to their first day of practice. Current sports physical, medical consent form, training rules form, drug testing consent form, and baseline concussion testing completed. Junior High athletes are not required to fill out the form for drug testing. Baseline testing is good for two years, if you completed it last school year, you are good until the 2015-16 school year.
One of the many things I love about this school and this community is our sense of pride and all of the great traditions that we have maintained for nearly a century. We have had tremendous success in and out of the classroom and I want to help us reach unparalleled levels moving forward. I will leave you with two challenges for the upcoming school year!
Student-Athletes: I challenge you to take a HUGE investment in Scottie activities for the rest of your time as a student in the Glasgow School System. I urge you to be involved in a sport/activity for each season of the school year; fall, winter, and spring! Set personal goals for yourself and set out to achieve them. Make your family, your community, and most importantly, yourself, Proud! Please don’t make the mistake of graduating high school with regrets and wish that you had been more involved.
Parents / Community Members: I challenge you to raise your level of SCOTTIE PRIDE to new levels this upcoming year! When fans from other towns think of the Glasgow Scotties, let’s make them be sure we have the best following in the entire state. This only happens by being visual and vocal, and it starts this fall season. Friday night football games, without an available seat in the house. Our home cross country meet, with a tunnel of fans along the course, and Volleyball games that are loud and intimidating for opposing teams.
Please accept these challenges and let’s make this a great year. I look forward to seeing many familiar faces around the community and meeting many new ones along the way. Go Scotties!