ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
I know these last couple of months have been hard and the future is looking uncertain. We do not have all of the answers, but I want you to know that the athletic department is working very hard to provide the safest and best experience for athletics this year. We are under the umbrella of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and will follow all of their guidelines for the resumption of educational based athletics.
At this current moment in time -- we do not have much information regarding the start of fall sports (or any sports for that matter). When we get to resume sports -- I do not have the details of what it will look like, what spectator participation looks like or what rules and regulations we will need to follow. I will try to communicate what I know as I know it. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
At its core, athletics teach us how to overcome adversity. While this may not be the year you expected or want, we will overcome any hardships and get through it together. When faced by opposition you can either stand idly by and let things happen or fight back and push through while making the best of it. I hope through what you have learned over the years while competing in sports, you choose the latter. You have a very dedicated and caring staff to help you manage these difficult times.
To our students: you are the reason we are here, and you are the reason we do what we do! Please know that most of the decisions being made are out of our hands, but rest assured that we want the best for you!! We will continue to do whatever is necessary in order to have sports this year. This will probably include rules that we don’t want to enforce, but have to, in order to compete. Again -- another life lesson we can learn from. Just because it isn’t what we want, doesn’t mean it won’t be fun or just as exciting, but it will look different.
To our parents: thank you so much for trusting us with your children. We will do whatever we can to make sure we still get the same experiences and skills than any other year. We have worked hard all summer long to provide opportunities for your students and will continue to do so. You are your kids biggest fans!! Continue to cheer them on and be their light of positivity even if you, yourself, are unsure of what is to come. We are all a team and will get through this together. Please communicate with me and your coaches if you have any questions or concerns.
To our community: thank you for all of your continued support! We are so fortunate to live in such a beautiful and caring community. You are a huge part of athletics--whether it is purchasing ad space in our programs, or coming to our games. You have helped us so much throughout the years, please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you!
In closing, we are about to experience a year that will not be forgotten. I assure you that I will personally do what I can to make this a memorable and positive experience for everyone. I appreciate all of your support and patience as we wade through this challenging time. No one has all of the answers, but I am positive that if we work together, we will get through to the other side stronger than ever.
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Middle School History Club
Custer County Schools Fight Song
"Oh, the Blue and the Gold over all,
May they rise to the sky, never fall.
The world looks to them in their flight;
They are the colors for which we fight.
We’re the students of CCHS.
The school that is always the best.
We’ve stood every trial, every test.
And now the Blue and Gold will
Fight, fight, fight, forever!"
Treats opponents with respect
Plays hard, but plays within the rules
Exercises self-control at all times, setting the example for others to follow
Respects officials and accepts their decisions without gesture of argument
Wins without boasting, loses without excuses, and never quits
Always remembers that it is a privilege to represent the school and community
Treats own players, and opponents with respect
Inspires in the athletes a love for the game and the desire to compete fairly
Is the type of person he/she wants the athletes to be
Disciplines those on the team who display unsportsmanlike behavior
Respects the judgment and interpretation of the rules by the officials
Know he/she is a teacher, and understands the athletic arena is a classroom
Attempts to understand and be informed of the playing rules
Appreciates a good play no matter who makes it
Cooperates with and responds enthusiastically to cheerleaders
Shows compassion for an injured player; applauds positive performances; does not heckle, jeer or distract players, and avoids use of profane and obnoxious language, and behavior
Respects judgment and strategy of the coach, and does not criticize players or coaches for loss of a game
Respects property of others and authority of those who administer the competition
Censures those whose behavior is unbecoming
Eligibility to participate in interscholastic athletics shall be determined with reference to the Constitution and by-laws of the Colorado High School Activities Association and the rules and regulations of the school district. School rules will be applicable for grade eligibility. Custer County Secondary School has a weekly eligibility policy.
Students are required to pass all subjects with a 60% or higher to participate in activities or athletic events including all school sponsored dances. Students with two "D's" or one "F" cannot participate in any athletic event or extra-curricular activities. Participation in practices will be at the discretion of the individual coach. Our eligibility is done one week at a time, reported on Monday for that school week. Telephone notification will be made. If you have a student failing a class, please contact the teacher to see what can be done to help the student.
In pursuit of excellence, the Colorado High School Activities Association strives to create a positive and equitable environment in which all qualified student participants are challenged and inspired to meet their highest potential.
To fulfill this mission the Colorado High School Activities Association will:
Act as an integral component of the educational process.
Administrate, interpret, and seek compliance with the CHSAA By-laws as needed to promote fair play within Colorado activities and athletics.
Provide diverse and equitable opportunities for participation that encourages all qualified students to take part in the activity/athletic experience.
Provide an environment that enhances personal development through sporting behavior, character education, teamwork, leadership, and citizenship while increasing values that partner the educational standards of the State of Colorado.
Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Colorado athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators through our academic and activity awards programs.