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School-Wide Volleyball

By
Kimberly Pelot,   Parkside High
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Physical Activity Participation
School Wide Volleyball

During both semesters this school year, our student Ambassadors led a Play that allowed the students currently enrolled in physical education classes to be introduced, practice, and be part of a in-class volleyball tournament. From those champions, we led a school-wide tournament to determine a school-wide champion. They in turn faced off against a tough faculty team. We did this activity with approx 400-500 students watching and cheering on the students participating. The student Ambassadors were responsible for officiating in class games, setting up PA announcements during the weeks leading up to promoting the school-wide event, being line judges the day of, organizing the tournament brackets, pump up music, healthy snacks when funds allowed, announcing which teams were playing when, and any other duties as they saw they might need.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We had held this event for the past 4-6 years, but in the past 2 when we have been affiliated with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, we did not have nearly the issues from the administration, we had much much more support from them all. The additional funds also aid us in acquiring awards, additional equipment, etc.

How did you accomplish your goals?

We did accomplish our goals - many of the students who were able to participate in the activity were all ones who participate in school-based athletics; some are not the best academically, yet they thrive down here for us and want to participate in the tournament and work very hard to not lose the opportunity to do so. We have certain expectations in place for being able to participate.