To: Students and Parents interested in

MS Girls Soccer, HS Girls Soccer, HS Boys Soccer and HS Golf

 

Date: May 6, 2016

From:  Dr. Robert J. Milrod, Superintendent of Schools

 

During November, 2015, public presentations and discussions at Upper Moreland School Board Meetings focused on the potential expansion for sports programs which have had increased participation.  (Information distributed during November, 2015 may be accessed here: www.umtsd.org/novexpansion). At that time, a process for determining whether team expansion should occur was developed.  This process was developed for MS girls soccer, HS girls soccer, HS boys soccer, and HS golf.  On May 3, this process was again discussed by members of the Board and the public at the Programs and Services Committee Meeting of the Board of School Directors.  (Information distributed during May, 2016 may be accessed here:   www.umtsd.org/Mayexpansion).  It is now time to move forward with the plans as established.

In order to determine whether there are sufficient numbers to expand some of our sports teams, formal “interest” meetings will be held at the Upper Moreland Middle School and the Upper Moreland High School on Monday, May 23.  Meetings at the Middle School will be held during “PAWS” time at the end of the day.  Meetings at the High School will be held from 3:00-3:30 at school in the auditorium.  Late bus transportation will be available following the HS meeting for our students who are transported.  Here are the teams included in upcoming interest meetings:

  • MS girls soccer (for current 6th and 7th grade girls who are interested in playing MS soccer next fall)
  • HS girls soccer (for current 8th grade girls who are interested in playing HS soccer next fall)
  • HS girls soccer (for current 9th-11th grade girls who are interested in playing HS soccer next fall)
  • HS boys soccer (for current 8th grade boys who are interested in playing HS soccer next fall)
  • HS boys soccer (for current 9th-11th grade boys who are interested in playing HS soccer next fall)
  • HS golf (for current 8th grade girls or boys who are interested in playing HS golf next fall)
  • HS golf (for current 9th-11th grade girls or boys who are interested in playing HS golf next fall)

 

Students who attend the meetings MUST PROVIDE COMPLETED ACTIVITY FORMS AND PAYMENTS.  ACTIVITY FORMS are available online at    www.umtsd.org/activityfee


The following are the guidelines that will be used to determine the number of teams that operate in 2016-2017 for each sport:

MS girls soccer (currently one 7th-8th grade team) - will expand to separate 7th and 8th grade teams if at least fifteen current 6th graders, fifteen current 7th graders, and forty athletes total attend the interest meetings on May 23 with their completed activity forms and payments;

HS girls soccer (currently one HS team) – will expand to separate JV and V teams if at least forty athletes total attend the interest meetings on May 23 with their completed activity forms and payments; will expand to Freshman, JV and V teams if at least fifty-five athletes total (including fifteen current 8th graders) attend the interest meetings on May 23 with their completed activity forms and payments;

HS boys soccer (currently one Freshman, one JV and one V team) – will remain at three teams if at least fifty-five athletes total (including fifteen current 8th graders) attend the interest meetings on May 23 with their completed activity forms and payments; will run as two teams if fewer than 55 athletes attend the interest meetings on May 23;

HS golf (currently one HS team) – will expand to separate JV and V teams if at least fifteen athletes total attend the interest meetings on May 23 with their completed activity forms and payments.

The following student announcements will run each day from May 9-13 and from May 16-20

At the Middle School: 

6th and 7th grade girls who are interested in trying out for the MS soccer team next fall must attend an interest meeting to be held during PAWS period on Monday, May 23.

8th grade girls and boys who are interested in trying out for the HS soccer or golf teams next fall must attend interest meetings to be held during PAWS period on Monday, May 23.

Students who attend the interest meetings must bring completed activity forms and payments at the time of the meetings.

 

At the High School:

 

Students who are interested in playing boys soccer, girls soccer, or golf next fall must attend an after school meeting on May 23 from 3:00 to 3:30.  The meetings will be held in the auditorium.  A late bus will be available immediately after the meetings.   

 

Students who attend the interest meetings must bring completed activity forms and payments at the time of the meetings.

 

Students who attend the meetings MUST PROVIDE COMPLETED ACTIVITY FORMS AND PAYMENTS.ACTIVITY FORMS are available online at:

www.umtsd.org/activityfee

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