All students are encouraged to participate in a club or organization which appeals to individual interests. One of the most important characteristics for middle school students is the “feeling of belonging”. Participation in a school sponsored club or organization is one of the best ways to accomplish a feeling of success and loyalty to your school. Student clubs and performing groups may establish rules of conduct and consequences for misbehavior that are stricter than those for students in general. If a violation is also a violation of school rules, the consequences specified by the school shall apply in addition to any consequences specified by the organization. Students must attend school the day of an event to be eligible to participate.
All extra curricular activities must follow requirements as set forth by Texas Senate Bill 1. In order to participate in extracurricular activities during the first six weeks, the student must have been promoted to the next grade level. To remain eligible, a student must maintain a passing grade in all subjects. This includes all participating athletes, cheerleaders, managers, band performers, club members, etc. A complete set of guidelines, including information on regaining eligibility is on file in the school office.
Rules for Student Behavior at Athletic/School Sponsored Events:
- Student behavior at school sponsored events is governed by the AISD student code of conduct. All rules, including dress code, that apply during the school day, also apply at these events.
- Students attend athletic events for the purpose of cheering on the Tiger Athletes, therefore, students are expected to sit and watch the game and show support for our team.
- Students should not be wandering or loitering in the hallways at the volleyball and basketball games or standing on the asphalt at the football games. Students are expected to sit in the bleachers and watch the game. Students who violate this rule will be asked to leave.
- NO food or drinks are allowed in the gym.
- Once students have exited the building during an event at Gorzycki, they should not come back into the building.
- Students should make arrangements for rides from the game to coincide with the end of the game. Students should be picked up no later than 15 minutes after game time. Students who violate the pick-up rule will not be allowed to attend upcoming games or after-hours events.
Remember that we represent our school when we are at athletic/school sponsored events and we want everyone to have fun and cheer our Tigers on to victory! Go Tigers!
Conclusion of Activities:
Please make every effort to pick up your student in a timely manner following all school activities. It is necessary that you pick up your student within 15 minutes of a given activity ending time. We are concerned about your child’s safety. Our teachers sponsor many of these after school activities and it creates a hardship on the teacher who must wait with your student when you are late. If a parent or guardian fails to pick up their student, AISD Police or the Sheriff’s Department and a school administrator will be called and students will be asked not to attend the next few upcoming after-hours events.
Only 7th and 8th graders are permitted to participate in AISD athletics. Before a student is permitted to attend practices his/her parents must read, sign, and return a variety of forms which include a physical, insurance waiver, and parental permission for participation. Students who have reached their 14th birthday before September 1st of the present school year are ineligible to participate on 7th grade teams. Students who have reached their 15th birthday before September 1st of the present year are ineligible to participate on 8th grade teams.
National Junior Honor Society:
Selection criteria for the National Junior Honor Society are provided by the club sponsors and are posted to the school website at the beginning of each school year.
School dances are provided for students. No guests or visitors are allowed at school dances, unless previously announced by the school administration. Students may not attend a school dance or social event if they:
- Are suspended or removed any day the week of the dance.
- In ISS the week of the dance.
- Have financial obligations to the school.
- Are absent the day of the event.