Interscholastic Sports Overview
Interscholastic sports are offered to all 7th and 8th grade boys and girls at Washington Junior High. Interscholastic sports take place outside of regular school hours and are in addition to the regular physical education program. Students are required to have a current sports physical examination on file at school before they can try-out or participate in a sport.
INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS OFFERED:
- Fall: Flag Football (non-cut), Cross Country (non-cut), and Girls’ Volleyball
- Winter: Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Wrestling (non-cut), and Cheerleading
- Spring: Track (non-cut)
INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS PARTICIPATION:
- Read about the Interscholastic Sports offered at WJHS and view the 2021-2022 sports schedules on the WJHS website → Athletics.
- Obtain a current Sports Physical (form online) and return it to the Nurses’ Office. It is imperative that your child has a current Sports Physical on file prior to a try-out and/or participation in any sport.
- A $50 athletic fee will be required for each sport your daughter/son participates in. This fee can be paid at the start of each season along with a signed permission slip. The signed permission slip and $50 athletic fee should be signed and returned to the Main Office or coach(es) directly.
- Students involved in any sport must remain academically eligible to participate:
- Athletic Eligibility: Student athletes must maintain passing grades in all classes in order to participate in any sporting event. Passing grades are considered letter grades above a F or 59%. Athletic Eligibility will run every other Wednesday of the season, notifying students if they are failing any of their classes. Athletes will be put on Probation or become Ineligible if a failing grade is noted. If on Probation, the athlete will receive a one-time warning and will still be able to practice/participate in athletic contests. Another evaluation will occur in two weeks to determine if grades have improved. If not, students will become Ineligible. If Ineligible, athletes will be able to practice, but unable to participate in athletic contests until the grade is improved.