Mission Valley Vikings
Parents and Students:
Weekly Eligibility Guidelines
A Message from Rod Hasenbank:
Welcome to the Mission Valley Junior High and 7-12 Activities Department monthly newsletter.
‘RULE 52’: I want to mention how PROUD I am of our students that attend both Home and Away high school games, as they’ve shown such spirit and Sportsmanship! With the high school basketball season getting underway, we recognize the “trickle down” effect that college sports and their fans have on students, parents and patrons at the high school level, and while there is great enjoyment in watching college sports, please keep in mind that high school athletics are a continuation of the educational process (hence, “extracurricular”). Part of my job as Athletic Director is to not only educate our student body, but parents and patrons as well on the importance of abiding by the KSHSAA’s ‘Rule 52’ which is known as the ‘Sportsmanship rule’! This rule was put into place several years ago as students, parents and patrons were taking things too far at athletic events by yelling derogatory or threatening comments at officials, coaches and players. Basically, ‘Rule 52’ states that fans should cheer for your team, rather than against your opponent. Examples of ‘Rule 52’ violations are: Booing an official’s call; yelling during an opponent’s free throws; yelling or making derogatory comments at athletes and coaches from either team. We know that emotions can run pretty high when our team or loved ones are involved in a close game, or on the wrong end of a questionable call, but please remember our negative reaction to a situation only paints a negative picture of our school and communities.
Mission Valley hosted their 25th Annual Wrestling Invitational on Saturday, December 3rd with schools from Class 1A to 6A participating in this very competitive tournament. We are pleased to announce that Coach Horton’s Viking’s placed 6th out of 15 schools.
Both the HS Girls & Boys Basketball teams have been very competitive thus far as the girls are currently 4-1 and the boys are 3-2
Mission Valley Jr. High will host the Flint Hills Junior League ‘A-team’ boys & girls Basketball Tournament from Jan. 9-14.
Just a reminder that ‘Weekly Eligibility’ for all extracurricular activities carries over to both the winter and spring seasons as well. The eligibility list tracks ALL MV 7-12 students, not just those out for activities.
All patrons and groups MUST fill out a ‘Facility’ and ‘Fund-Raising’ Request Form PRIOR to fund-raising and using any MV facilities. This will help keep administration, secretaries, custodians and staff aware of calendar and facility items.
We are also VERY EXCITED to announce that Mission Valley High School has been selected to host the Class 3A Boys & Girls Sub-State Basketball Tournament from March 2-4, 2017. The Quarterfinal games will be played at the higher seeded team and then the Semi-finals and Finals will be held at MV. On behalf of the Mission Valley Jr.-Sr. High School Staff, thank you for the support and encouragement that you give your child each and every day.
On behalf of the Mission Valley Jr.-Sr. High School Staff, we want to thank you for the support and encouragement that you give your child each and every day and please join us as we challenge your child to be the best they can be!
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Kansas State High School Activities Association Rules:
Mission Valley High School is a member of the KSHSAA which is a voluntary organization of privatepublic and schools of Kansas, organized for the purpose of promoting and regulating the competition betweenschools in what is generally known as extra-curricular activities. The school is subject to and governed in part by the rules and regulations for extra-curricular activities of the KSHSAA. Students are required to be in attendance in school during 4 complete class periods preceding any scheduled
activity in which they are to participate. The principal may waive this requirement exceptional circumstances exist. Sportsmanship and citizenship (Rule 52): Activities are an important aspect of the total education process in American schools. They provide an arena for participants to grow, to excel, to understand and to value the
concepts of Sportsmanship and teamwork. They are an opportunity for coaches and school staff to teach and model Sportsmanship, to build school pride and to increase student/community involvement; this ultimately translates into improved academic performance. Activities are also an opportunity for the community to demonstrate its support for the participants and the school, and to model the concepts of Sportsmanship for our youth as respected representatives of society.
The following sportsmanship policy items are listed below for clarification: