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CHERRY HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION

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CHERRY HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION

    CHERRY HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL INFORMATION

    Cherry Hill High School East Cherry Hill High School West 1750 Kresson Road 2101 Chapel Avenue Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003 Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

    Dr. John O’Breza, Principal Mr. George Munyan, Principal

    Mr. Robert Hulme, Assistant Principal, Athletics Dr. Ira Kosloff, Assistant Principal, Athletics (856) 424-2222 extension 2531 (856) 663-8006 extension 1714

    Mr. Dave Callan, Athletic Trainer Mr. John Laird, Athletic Trainer (856) 424-2222 extension 2616 (856) 663-8006 extension 1707

    Mrs. Joan Walsh, Athletic Secretary Mrs. Rose Savill, Athletic Secretary (856) 524-2222 extension 2530 (856) 663-8006 extension 1714

    SCHOOL WEBSITES

    http://east.cherryhill.k12nj.us/ http://west.cherryhill.k12nj.us/

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    Mr. David Campbell, Superintendent

    Malberg, Administration Building

    45 Ranaldo Terrace

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

    Mr. James Gallagher, Assistant Superintendent, High School Supervisor

    Malberg, Administration Building

    45 Ranaldo Terrace

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

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    THE FOLLOWING ARE OUR SEASONAL

    SPORTS AND HEAD COACHES:

    2006- 2007

    CHERRY HILL WEST CHERRY HILL EAST

    ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS FOR ATHLETICS:

    Dr. Ira Kosloff Mr. Robert Hulme (856) 663-8006 ext. 1714 (856) 424-2222 ext. 2531

    FALL SEASON:

     CH WEST CH EAST

    CHEERLEADING Ms. Shelby Smith Mrs. Kelly Hoyle BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY Mr. Nick Mitidieri Mr. Matt Cieslik GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY Mr. Joe O’Donnell Mr. Charlie Musumeci FIELD HOCKEY Ms. Robin Schwartz Mr. Dan Wood FOOTBALL Mr. Bernie O’Connor Mr. John Iannucci BOYS’ SOCCER Mr. Bill Sleeth Mr. Karl Moehlmann GIRLS’ SOCCER Mrs. Bridget Bantle Mr. Alex Falat GIRLS’ TENNIS Dr. Walter Brown Ms. Mary Jewett GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL Mr. Scott Sweeten Mr. Scott Mooney

    WINTER SEASON:

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL Mr. Dave Allen Mr. John Valore GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Mrs. Bridget Bantle Ms. Kim Keyack

     Mr. Mr. Irv Wolf TBA BOWLING

    CHEERLEADING Ms. Shelby Smith Mrs. Kelly Hoyle BOYS’ SWIMMING Mr. Matt McElroy Ms. Marilyn Brahms GIRLS’ SWIMMING Mr. Scott Sweeten Ms. Anita Ricci INDOOR TRACK Mr. Nick Mitidieri Mr. Matt Cieslik WRESTLING Mr. Greg Coolahan Mr. Scott Wright

    SPRING SEASON:

    BASEBALL Mr. Gary Sarno Mr. Erik Radbill GOLF TBA Mr. Ryan James

    GIRLS’ LACROSSE Ms. Robin Schwartz Mrs. Kim Gatelein GIRLS’ SOFTBALL Mr. Dave Gurst Mr. Charlie Musumeci BOYS’ TENNIS Dr. Walter Brown Mr. Ralph Ipri BOYS’ TRACK Mr. Joe O’Donnell Mr. Mike Surrency GIRLS’ TRACK Mr. Anthony Mecca Mr. Lee Troutman BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Mr. Scott Sweeten Mr. Karl Moehlmann

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    Cherry Hill Public Schools

    Malberg Administration Building

     45 Ranoldo Terrace, P.O. Box 5015

     Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034

     (856) 429-5600

     Fax (856) 354-1864

    ATHLETICS IN CHERRY HILL:

    A MESSAGE FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTS

    On behalf of the Cherry Hill Schools athletic staff and family, we would like to welcome you to the other half of education- ATHLETICS!

    We consider athletics to be an essential and dynamic aspect of the overall education process. Participation in athletics is a PRIVILEGE that all students have. Each athlete will be expected to accept training rules and regulations that are specific for each sport. Student-Athletes are to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen at all times. Their actions are not only reflective of their coaches at school, but of their parents and guardians as well.

ELIGIBILITY

We are a member the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association. As part of the NJSIAA requirements, stan athlete becomes ineligible for high school athletics if s/he attains the age of 19 prior to September 1.

     thAs an incoming athlete from the 8 grade, there are no credit requirements for the fall and winter seasons. However, to be eligible for the spring season, a student must be passing at least 13.75 credits for the first semester(mid year average).

    Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 are eligible for athletic participation during the fall and winter seasons if they passed 27.5 credits during the preceding academic year. To be eligible for the spring season, a ststudent must be passing 13.75 credits at the conclusion of the 1 semester.

GENERAL RULES

    1. All student athletes are required to have a comprehensive physical exam 60 days prior to the start of a

    sports season. One Exam will be sufficient for the year unless an athlete suffers an injury in a previous

    sport. Physicals are offered in the summer (look on the Cherry Hill Cable TV for the dates and

    locations).

    2. A signed parent permission form must be completed by all athletes and their parents/guardians prior to

    EACH sports season.

    3. Student athletes are required to ride the bus to and from all away contests and practices.

    4. Illegal drug/alcohol use is inconsistent with the team athlete. Suspension or expulsion from the team

    will result for cases of use.

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5. Tobacco products are banned from an athlete’s use and will be dealt with by suspension or expulsion.

    6. Players are responsible to return all of the equipment issued. Lost or stolen equipment will be paid for

    by the athlete. Failure to do so will effect participation in further activities.

CHERRY HILL TEAM PLEDGE:

    Conflicts relating to commitment are inevitable when expectations are unreasonable. These expectations can be quite diverse and push and put young people in different directions. These diverse goals can usurp the fundamental purpose of sport and can result in a devaluing of the athletic experience.

    Cooperation among coaches, athletes, parents, and school personnel is essential if students are to realize the values of athletic participation.

As an athlete and/or parent, I promise:

To attend my (child’s) team orientation and informational meeting.

     To work closely with all school personnel to assure an appropriate academic and athletic

    experience (for my child).

     To assure that I (my child) will attend all scheduled practices and athletic contests. Athletes

    must attend ALL practices. Extenuating circumstances may arise coaches will determine if

    that circumstance is valid.

     To (require my child to) abide by the team training rules.

     To acknowledge the ultimate authority of the coach to determine strategies and player

    selection.

     To promote sportsmanship and mature behavior from students and parents during athletic

    contests.

     To work cooperatively with other school personnel to assure a wholesome and successful

    athletic program.

     To abide by the Cherry Hill Sportsmanship Code (distributed by coach).

    __________________________________________ ___________________________________________

    SIGNATURE (Parent/Guardian) SIGNATURE (Student/Athlete) _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ SPORT (PRINT) PRINT NAME (Student/Athlete)

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    CHERRY HILL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Cherry Hill, New Jersey

CATEGORY I: INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM

POLICY IBC: PHILOSOPHY AND GOALS - ATHLETIC PROGRAM

PHILOSOPHY:

    Participation in a variety of athletic activities is a valuable and vital part of public education. We believe that athletic experiences should develop our student/athletes physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally; they provide an opportunity for individual participants to develop responsibility, self-reliance, self-esteem, and heightened cultural and emotional awareness. The success of our athletic teams is measured not only by how well-coaches student/athletes performing up to their potential, but also by the realization of sportsmanship and leadership goals. The Board of Education takes pride in the supporting of an athletic program which continuously reinforces the values of good sportsmanship and good mental health, as well as, self-discipline, personal commitment, team pride, enthusiasm, loyalty, and school spirit.

    We believe that coaching of the highest quality is integral to the success of the program. The coach’s primary role is that of teacher who is knowledgeable of the sport, who develops and

    inspired loyalty in the student/athletes, who treats the student/athletes with intelligence and sensitivity and who is a role model for these student/athletes. The athletic program as a whole should be conducted in accordance with Board of Education goals and policies.

    We also believe that participation in athletics involves responsibility as well as reward for all those in the program: athletes, parents, coaches, and administrators. Participation in the athletic program carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the sport, to the student body, to the community, and to the student /athletes themselves. The athletic program provides student athletes with experience and training that develops a lifetime set of values.

GOALS:

    The Cherry Hill Public Schools Athletic Program establishes the following goals:

1. To enhance self-esteem in student athletes.

    2. To develop a sense of pride in student athletes towards self, team, school, and community.

    3. To enhance the student athletes’ opportunities for attending an institution of higher learning

    when combined with their academic success.

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    4. To provide an opportunity to develop self-reliance skills and teach student athletes how the

    skills learned in athletics can be applied to life long experiences.

    5. To develop a sense of values in student athletes that will promote sportsmanship, respect,

    commitment, responsibility, and cooperation.

    6. To develop in student athletes - an awareness, respect, and understanding of the uniqueness

    and blending of human differences.

    7. To provide student athletes with an opportunity to participate in various levels of competition.

    8. To provide experiences that will develop student athletes mentally, physically, socially, and

    emotionally.

    9. To provide the opportunity for student/athletes to develop leadership qualities, as well as

    becoming contributing team members.

    10. To provide student/athletes with the best possible instruction and guidance by hiring coaches

    that are knowledgeable, sensitive, and positive role models.

    11. To provide student athletes with the opportunity to develop skills, learn strategies, and

    become knowledgeable about a particular sport.

    12. To encourage wholesome relationships among participants, spectators, schools, and

    communities.

POLICY #200

     Approved: 4/27/92

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    CHERRY HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    CHARACTER EDUCATION IN SPORTS

    “The Community Team”

    Acting Correctly When Others Do Not

Education For Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship

    Good sportsmanship is defined by the National Federation Of High School Associations as commitment to fair play, ethical behavior and integrity. In perception and practice, sportsmanship is defined as those qualities that are characterized by care and real concern for others.

     Participate fairly, take loss without complaint, or victory without gloating

     Treat everyone as you wish to be treated.

     Respect others and one’s self.

     Practice self-control, always be courteous, and accept results of one’s actions.

     Always demonstrate ethical behavior by being good a good example (character)) and doing the right

    thing (action).

     Demonstrate good citizenship.

Sportsmanship Education

     Learning about good sportsmanship traits and their links to good behavior so they can be practiced in

    play.

     Learning about expectations of coaches, administrators, players, cheerleaders and fans during an

    athletic event.

     Believing that each individual can control choices concerning his/ her own behavior, and that such

    control is worthy of praise and respect.

     Utilizing co-curricular activities to promote understanding.

     Inspiring development of good sportsmanship traits among all student.

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Why Is Sportsmanship Education Important?

     It is part of the Cherry Hill Athletic Program.

     It is the very essence of each activity.

     It is needed to teach students the difference between middle and high school athletics and athletics at

    the professional level.

     It is the most important concept or value in sports. It is the foundation, or starting point. It promotes

    fair play, respect and the importance of following the rules.

     Sportsmanship education is the right thing to do, the ethical thing.

Traits of Sportsmanship

    Types of behaviors to be demonstrated by administrators, coaches, athletes, cheerleaders, spectator and parent.

    Courage is demonstrating the determination to do the correct thing even when others do not; the strength to exhibit fairness, to be courteous, to gracefully accept the result of the contest, to attempt difficult things that are worthwhile.

    Good Judgment is choosing worthy goals; setting priorities in accordance with team, county, state and national rules; leading others to follow these rules.

    Integrity is having the inner strength to be courteous and fair during athletic competitions, to play according to the rules, acting positively and honorably not only to your team, but to your opponent.

    Kindness is being considerate, courteous, and generous in spirit to the opposing team; showing care, compassion and friendship in victory or defeat; treating others as you would like to be treated.

    Perseverance is being persistent in pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of opposition, difficulty, injuries, handicaps or discouragement, and exhibiting patience and the fortitude to try again when confronted with mistakes or failure.

    Respect is showing high regard for coaches, officials, opponents, fans, administration, self, team and the school you are representing.

    Responsibility is being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties, showing reliability and consistency in words and conduct, and being accountable for your actions.

    Self-Discipline is demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose, regulating yourself for improvement and refraining from inappropriate behaviors, maintaining self-control at all times, and doing your best in all situations.

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    SPORTSMANSHIP GOALS

    Everyone:

     Demonstrate respect for your opponent at all times. The opponent should be treated as a guest.

    Greeted cordially on arriving. Given the best accommodations and accorded the respect, honesty and

    generosity which all people deserve.

     Demonstrate respect for the officials. The officials should be recognized as important arbitrators

    who are trained to do their job and who can be expected to do it to the best of their ability.

    Sportsmanship implies the willingness to accept and abide by the decisions of the officials.

     Know, understand and appreciate the rules of the contest. A familiarity with the current rules of

    the game and the recognition of their necessity for a fair contest is essential. Good sportsmanship

    suggests the importance of conforming to the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.

     Demonstrate self-control at all times. A prerequisite of sportsmanship requires one to understand

    his own bias or prejudice and the ability to prevent the desire to win from overcoming rational

    behavior. A proper perspective must be maintained if the potential educational values of athletic

    competition are to be realized. Sportsmanship is concerned with the behavior of all involved in the

    game.

     Appreciate and applaud skill in performance regardless of affiliation. Recognition for a good

    performance of an opponent is a demonstration of generosity and good will. The capacity to

    appreciate excellence in performance and the willingness to acknowledge it without regard to team

    membership is one of the most highly commendable gestures of sportsmanship.

    Coaches:

     Set a good example for participants and fans to follow, exemplifying the highest moral and ethical

    behavior.

     Teach good sportsmanship and establish high standards for the athletes, parents, and fans

     Develop and enforce penalties for participants who do not abide by sportsmanship standards.

     Treat opposing coaches, participants and fans with respect. Shake hands with officials and opposing

    coaches.

     Teach the value of honest effort in conforming to the spirit as well as the letter of the rules.

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    Student/ Athletes:

     Accept seriously the responsibility and privilege of representing your school and community;

    display positive public action at all times.

     Treat opponents with the respect that is due them as guests and fellow athletes.

     Exercise self-control at all times, accepting decisions and abiding by them.

     Accept both victory and defeat with pride and compassion, never being boastful or bitter.

     Live up to the high standard of sportsmanship established by your coaches and help fellow athletes

    and fans maintain these standards.

    Students, Parents, and Fans:

     Understand that attendance at a contest is a privilege. This enables the individual to observe a

    contest and support middle/ high school and community activities, not a license to verbally assault

    others.

     Be an exemplary role model by positively supporting teams in every manner possible, including

    content of cheers and signs.

     Acknowledge and recognize good performances by an athlete on either team.

     Demonstrate support to those participating in. conducting, and / or officiating the athletic event.

     Respect the strategy and judgment of the coach.

    Cheerleaders:

Endeavor to develop a reputation of good sportsmanship for your team, school and community.

     Help create desired crowd response using only positive cheers, signs and praise without antagonizing

    or demeaning opponents.

     Welcome visiting cheerleaders and fans with respect.

     Give encouragement to your team and recognize outstanding performances, regardless of team

    affiliation.

     Maintain enthusiasm and composure, serving as a role model in all situations.

    School Administrators:

     Plan for teaching and promoting the ideals and fundamentals of good sportsmanship within the

    school.

     Hire appropriate supervisory personnel for each athletic event.;

     Be sure parents thoroughly understand what the school expects of its athletes. Recognize exemplary behavior and actively discourage undesirable behavior by participants,

    coaches and fans.

     Recommend to the school board the employment of athletic coaches who are concerned with

    educational objectives and the well being of students.

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