Safe Routes to School Program
Mitzi Bond Elementary has been selected to participate in
the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program for the 2011-2012 school year. The
SRTS mission is to encourage ALL children, to walk and/or ride their bikes to
The programs goals are:
Increase the number of children who walk and bike to school.
Follow the safest routes to walk and/or bike to school.
Develop fun ways to encourage more children to use those
routes and recruit parents to accompany children to school.
A Walking School Bus (WSB) is an activity where parent
participation is encouraged.
Help reduce traffic congestion in and around the school.
Promote physical activity for children and adolescents
for a healthy and active lifestyle.
We will keep you informed as more activities are planned
for the SRTS Program. If you would like more information or would like to
volunteer for the Safe Routes to School Program you may contact Coach Corney
Banister at 832-6930.
Intramurals are recreational sports
organized within a set geographic area. The term derives from the Latin words intra
muros meaning "within walls", and was used to indicate sports
matches and contests that took place among teams from "within the
walls" of an ancient city (as opposed to a varsity team which competed
with teams from other cities and towns).
The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan created the first
intramural sports departments in 1913. Elmer Mitchell, a graduate student at
the time, was named the first Director of Intramural Sports at the University
of Michigan in 1919 and the first recreational sports facility in the country
opened at the University of Michigan. Mitchell
is considered the "father of intramural sports" and taught a class in
intramural sports taken by William Wasson, founder of the National Intramural
Association (NIA), the forerunner to the National Intramural and Recreational
Sports Association (NIRSA).
Today, "intramural" tournaments are still organized within a
specific community or municipal area, between teams of equivalent age or
athletic ability. For example, intramural sports programs are often organized
on college campuses to promote competition and fun among the students.
"Extramural" or varsity games, are games played between teams from
different geographic regions or towns.
For most schools and campuses, Intramural sports are used to promote
wellness and allow students who do not compete on a national level an
opportunity to be active.
At Bond Elementary, intramurals are held Tuesday through
Thursday from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Intramurals are open to students in
grades 3 -5. Team sports in which the students participate include Flag
Football, Basketball, Kickball, Soccer and Flag tag. If you would like
more information regarding Bond Intramurals, please contact Coach Osburn.