Update from Director of Operations, Carolyn Blair
Welcome to Middle School Interscholastic Athletics! I hope this communication will help to inform both returning and new Middle School students and their families about what to expect in our Athletics program in the coming year. All Middle School students are required to play one sport each year, but are encouraged to play all three seasons. We will offer nine (9) sports in the 2023-24 school year: boys’ and girls’ soccer, and cross country in the fall, boys’ and girls’ basketball in the winter, and softball, baseball, and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse in the spring. When classes end each day, Middle School students go to their afternoon activities, which end at 4:15 pm, except on days when there are games.
****In the event we do not have enough players, we reserve the right to cancel the sport for the season****
Fall sports practices will begin on Tuesday, September 5th, the first day of School. All Middle School students will meet in the gym for a brief introduction/meeting and then break up into smaller groups with the sport they select. They will meet with the coaches and review expectations for their sport and for the fall season. Students should have all their equipment and their practice clothes on that day, and we will head to the fields for practice. If they are undecided, students may “try” multiple options this first week of school, but will need to make their final choice no later than Friday, September 8th.
Fall Athletic Schedule
The schedules for the fall season are complete and available on our website under Quicklinks (athletics schedule). You can also subscribe to the ical feed for any of these teams which will feed the most current schedule information to your calendar. Please note that we sometimes make changes to the schedule, so if you do not subscribe to the ical feed, please plan to revisit the website for updates periodically throughout the season. In the event of a game change, Mrs. Blair will update the website calendar, notify the students, and send an email to Middle School parents. Students may use a Montgomery telephone line to call parents and let them know of any schedule changes that day, in the case of inclement weather. The school’s receptionist (Ms. Kirkner) will also always have information on any game changes due to weather by 1:30 pm on the day of the game, so you may call her directly for an update (610-827-7222).
Practices are held Monday through Thursday 3:05 - 4:15, rain or shine. The last Fall games/practices will take place on Monday 10/30. The week in between seasons (referred to as “Transition Week”) will have the following schedule.
Tuesday 10/31 All School Noon dismissal
- Wednesday 11/1 students will stay until 4:15 pm and have “Athletics Pizza Party”
- Thursday 11/2 we host our Athletic Assembly in Bell Hall at 3:15 pm. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
- Nov. 6-9 Middle School 3:15 dismissal
- Winter sports begin Monday, November 13th.
- Practice Uniform: Montgomery shirt and shorts: same as PE Uniform
- Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer: shin guards, cleats (recommended, but not required), maroon socks for games (available for sale in the Athletic office for $5).
- Cross Country: running sneakers