THE RESULTS ARE IN!!! Let me take a moment to recap.
The Interhouse Track Meets were a huge success. Students were enthusiastic, well behaved and showed team spirit throughout the day. Out of 870 points to be earned, the final score was Olympians 438, Oracles 432, sooo close! The captains did a fantastic job organizing. Here’s the breakdown:
Approximately 112 students participated in the Dodging Cancer Dodgeball Tournament. A great time was had by all!
Division I Champs were:
- Al E.
- Justin D.
- Dylan R.
- John R.
- Tenzin T.
- Arjay V.
- Brady G.
Division II Champs were:
- Alex A.
- Isaac B.
- Phillip K.
- Nick B.
- David S.
- Tony L.
- Arman K.
The Big Event this week is the “Little Nine” Township Track Meet for the Interscholastic Track Teams. The meet will be hosted at Niles North High School on 5/21/13, (raindate 5/22/13), from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Students going will be responsible for making up work missed.
AND IN P.E.:
The 6th graders finish out the school year with Diamond Games and Four Square Tennis, while 7th & 8th graders have their final elective choice units of the year. Their choices are tennis, outdoor team handball and diamond games.
- Diamond Games: Students will begin with kickball, an old school favorite, to work on throwing, catching, fielding and rules of play and then move into fat bat (a whiffle ball type game) and then softball to incorporate batting and safety.
- Four Square Tennis: Students will enjoy playing this hand eye coordination game, but will take it to the tennis courts where the ball must travel over the net. Students will get an orientation to the markings on a tennis court for an easier transition to tennis next year.
- Tennis: Students will be exposed to the game of tennis and learn proper grip, forehand and backhand groundstrokes and serving as well as learning rules and scoring for the game. Time is limited, but students should learn enough to be able to practice their skills throughout the summer. This is a hard game to master, patience and persistence is important to remember when learning how to play this lifetime activity.
- Outdoor Team Handball: Students love the indoor version of this game. By taking it outside and playing it on a soccer field triples the space for players to move and run. The outdoor version of team handball uses a small leather ball, allows only a single goal keeper, uses a restraining arc for shooting for goals and permits ball rolling. Once you play it you’re hooked.
Additionally, the optional written test on Agility and Flexibility will be given on Thursday, 5/23/13. Study guides and review sheets are available on the P.E. website.
Here’s the schedule for the week:
- Monday, 5/20/13: 6th Grade Kickball/7th & 8th Elective Choice
- Tuesday, 5/21/13: 6th Grade Four Square Tennis/7th & 8th Elective Choice & “LITTLE NINE” TRACK MEET AT NILES NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, 12:00
- Wednesday, 5/22/13: 6th Fat Bat/7th & 8th Elective Choice
- Thursday, 5/23/13: 6th Grade Four Square Tennis/7th & 8th Elective Choice; optional Agility/Flexibility written test
- Friday, 5/24/13: 6th Grade Fat Bat/7th & 8th Elective Choice