Athletic and extracurricular activities in the Chariho Regional School District are a key extension of the curriculum producing many important and positive benefits difficult to achieve in the classroom. Coaches of interscholastic sports and advisors of extracurricular activities often have a greater opportunity to achieve critical educational goals because they have the advantage of more time and smaller numbers of students who are highly motivated. Under these circumstances, students can often accomplish great things!
The athletic program promotes good sportsmanship, team play, a competitive spirit, and team and school loyalty in every athlete. Student athletes and parents are expected to display the proper ideals of ethical conduct and fair play and to show respect for officials, opposing teams and fellow players. Also, the athletic program strives to encourage a winning attitude while not losing sight of other related ideals. Similarly, extracurricular activities promote the ideals of teamwork, cooperativeness, mutual respect, school spirit and service.
The athletic and extracurricular programs provide instruction and encourage maximum participation in a wide variety of activities that are of interest to students. In administering the these programs, every effort will be made to support those activities that best serve the greatest number of students, to provide the best possible facilities and equipment, and to provide the best qualified coaching and advising personnel.
Every student wishing to participate in athletic and extracurricular programs at Chariho High and Middle Schools should make certain that they are well aware of the rules, responsibilities and obligations of these programs. Parents should also be familiar with the guidelines for participation in these programs. Each student and parent should realize that participation in the school athletic and extracurricular programs is a privilege that carries with it important responsibilities.