To prepare students for high school athletics, students must maintain eligibility to participate in our sports. However, unlike high school requirements, Mrachek uses TITANS Thinking and Learning Habits (“Work Habits”) to evaluate eligibility. Participation in sports is a privilege and our approach develops strong academic habits for our student athletes.
As educators, our coaches support our student athletes in utilizing strategies to manage school-work and athletics. Athletics should not interfere with academic progress. By participating in athletics at the middle school level, students build the skills and the lifelong values to benefit them in the future.
Any student earning 2 or more grades of “1” or “0" for their Work Habits (TITANS Thinking and Learning Habits) will be ineligible beginning Monday of the following week and ending Sunday of that week.
Any student who has been suspended will be ineligible for the following week.
During the time in which a student is ineligible, the student will not be allowed to practice or participate in scheduled games.
Coaches will notify student-athletes on Fridays regarding eligibility for the following week.
Coaches will also notify parents of their child's ineligibility and clarify that this means they will be expected to attend practices but can not participate in games/matches during the upcoming week (Monday-Sunday).
Behavior Eligibility for athletics is determined on a case-by-case basis. Students may be prohibited from participating in practice and/or games as a consequence for their behavior at school or in the community as determined by an Administrator.
In order for students to attend extracurricular activities (dances, talent show, concerts- unless performing), students and their caretakers must agree to and abide by a student code of conduct which will be sent home in September for signatures.
As of 2nd Quarter, the following is required in order to attend events and activities:
Signed Code of Conduct Form
90% or better attendance in the prior quarter
No more than 13 tardies in the prior quarter
Students may be prohibited from participating in attending activities as a consequence for their behavior at school or in the community as determined by an Administrator.
More information on eligibility will be shared when the forms are distributed.