Athletic Performance

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 school. 

 

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.

 

Intramural sports

 

 

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 MichiganMitchell 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.