Big day for Big Red activities

Jul 18, 2017 By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

It may not be a stretch to say that Aug. 3 is one of the more important days of the upcoming 2017-18 school year for Riverton High School students and parents.

That is the day the school will host their annual student and parent athletics and activities meeting for the upcoming school year.

It is the one time parents and students can meet all of the coaches and sponsors of athletics and activities at RHS. Put differently, it is an opportunity for students and parents to learn about all of the extra-curricular activities, athletic training programs and sports teams at the school.Eligibility and consent forms, as well as required Wyoming High School Activities Association paperwork will be completed at the meeting.

There are many new faces to see (there are new coaches and new activity sponsors) and some new rules and guidelines that will be in place for the first time this coming school year. The most noteworthy new rule is that students planning to be part of the Marching Wolverines band program must have athletic physicals before being able to participate in band practice.

The beauty of athletic and activity programs at RHS is that, even for upperclassmen, it's never too late to say, "I want to try something new."

And there is plenty to choose from.

In fact, at last count, there are 22 different sanctioned activity programs and 15 athletic teams at RHS. There is something for everyone.

We've written many times about the importance and benefits extra-curricular activities and athletics provide students. It's well known that involved students perform better in school and in life.

Parents, this is a chance for you to talk to your child about different ways they can get the absolute most out of their high school experience. If you are not certain who to contact or what is available for your student or athlete, then this meeting is especially important for you.

Mark it down: Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the James H. Moore Career Center on the campus of RHS.

This is a meeting that has the potential to change the lives of our local students and athletes.

Have a great sports week. Go Big Red!

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