2012-2013 Sports News
Spectator Expectations for JMS Athletic Events
Welcome to JMS! We remind you that interscholastic activities are an extension of the classroom, and that lessons are best learned when the proper respect is shown to all. Please let your good sportsmanship show during the game.
The following JMS / IESA expectations must be followed by all parents and spectators at all times:
1. Please remember that the purpose of interscholastic athletics is for the children to learn sportsmanship and teamwork while also having fun.
2. Please be a positive role model for all children and encourage good sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy for all players, coaches, officials and spectators.
3. Please do not engage in any kind of unsportsmanlike conduct with any official, coach, player, parent or other spectator.
4. Please do not encourage behavior or practices that will endanger the health and wellbeing of the athletes.
5. Please do not yell at or ridicule the participants for making a mistake or losing a competition.
6. Please respect the officials and their authority during games and never question, discuss or confront the coaches or officials at the game.
If you are not following the expectations of JMS / IESA you will be asked to leave, not given a refund, and not allowed to return to this or any other games here at JMS.
The JMS administrative staff would like to thank you for your cooperation.
ENJOY THE GAME….
BASKETBALL GAME EXPECTATIONS
Boys' basketball games expectations .............
1. If you are sent to buddy room(s) on the day of a game, you CANNOT attend the game. This includes players.
2. If you are being sent out of class for ANY reason, you CANNOT attend the game. This includes players.
3. You MUST sit in the student section ONLY. The student section is the first section of the bleachers as you enter the gym. This section will be supervised by security and administration.
4. You can ONLY leave the gym at the end of quarters, halftime and between games. You must be back in the gym and sitting by the time the buzzer rings.
5. You are expected to have GREAT sportsmanship. This means absolutely NO rude comments, cheers, etc.
6. You need to call your ride at halftime of the second game. Your ride MUST be here to pick you up within 5 minutes of the game ending.
7. If you are not following the expectations, you will be asked to leave and NOT allowed back to any other boys' basketball games the rest of the season.
What Is Sportsmanship?
Sportsmanship is defined as:
• playing fair
• following the rules of the game
• respecting the judgment of referees and officials
• treating opponents with respect
Some people define good sportsmanship as the "golden rule" of sports — in other words, treating the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. You demonstrate good sportsmanship when you show respect for yourself, your teammates, and your opponents, for the coaches on both sides, and for the referees, judges, and other officials.
But sportsmanship isn't just reserved for the people on the field. Cheerleaders, fans, and parents also need to be aware of how they behave during competition. Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.
Sportsmanship Is the Name of the Game!
When Jefferson Middle School sponsors an athletic event, it considers that event to be an extension of the classroom, with lessons to be learned as important as those coming out of a textbook. Among those lessons is good sportsmanship, a course which will serve everyone well in the game of life. Remember, sport a winning attitude.
In our society, winning has come before everything. But if winning comes at the expense of good sportsmanship, then nothing is gained in the long run. The expense of good sportsmanship, then nothing is gained in the long run. Good sportsmanship is the result of a discipline effort to respect yourself, your opponents, and to practice the golden rule. Remember sport a winning attitude.
The score of any athletic event is generally forgotten over time, but the actions of players, coaches and spectators are remembered. So, the next time you attend a middle school event, please remember, sport a winning attitude.
Role models are more important than ever in today’s society. You can serve as a role model for others the next time you display good sportsmanship at an interscholastic event. It’s the kind of positive value portrayed by good sportsmanship that everyone appreciates. Sport a winning attitude.
2011-2012 Sports News
Congratulations JMS 7th Grade Boys' Basketball Team
Congratulations For Winning State!
A sign will be placed on 6th street as you come in to town from the south saying:
Home of JMS/CCPA
7th Grade IESA 4A
February 18, 2012- Recognition at Lanphier High School half time against Peoria Central. Meet at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be provided for the team. Please wear your medals. Parents can purchase tickets in advance only.
February 21, 2012- Recognition at the City Council meeting at 5:30. The meeting is held in the City Council Chambers on the third floor of Municipal Center West - the building where CWLP is located. Everyone should be there at 5:30pm. There will be a short zoning agenda and then the proclamation. Please wear your medals and no jeans.
March 6, 2012- School Board Meeting at 1900 West Monroe St. at 6:20 pm. Parents may go into the meeting at arrival. Student-athletes/coaches will meet in the lobby. Please remember to come in quietly since the meeting will be going on. Please wear your medals and no jeans.
March 16, 2012- Recognition at half time at the IHSA state high school boys’ basketball tournament, Carver Arena inside the Civic Center, Peoria. Please wear your medals and no jeans. The team will take a bus from JMS leaving at 4:15. Please have the field trip form filled out and turned in. If parents want to attend tickets are available for purchase at the Peoria Civic Center Ticket Office 309-673-3200.