Starting a week ago, the Lakeside athletic department began a new quest to help bolster GPA scores and encourage strong sportmanship throughout the department. The Idaho High School Activities Association sponsers the "Schools of Excellence" program throughout the state, that pits all high schools in each classification against each other to encourage strong acadmeic standing and sportsmanship in the teams, communities, and administrations.
Within the program, schools are graded on three aspects of strong athletic programs: success on the field/court, team GPAs, and a sportsmanship evaluation. Each aspect is scored and the top schools are honored at the end of the year. The Lakeside athletic department is committed to follow this program, with the hopes that our student-athletes, coaches, and administration will continue to show great sportsmanship and work on raising team GPAs.
We are excited to see how this program runs in our athletic program! When it comes to sportsmanship, everyone can do their part to help our sportsmanship scores...including parents and fans! At games, showing excellent sportsmanship is not only an expectation, but can also bolster our score at the state level!
For more information on the "Schools of Excellence" program, you can visit: http://idhsaa.org/awards/excellence.aspx