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Cedar Lee Auburn Warrenton Marshall Taylor

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Cedar Lee Middle: 236 Students Auburn Middle: 39 Students* Warrenton Middle: 519 Students Marshall Middle: 63 Students Taylor Middle: 19 Students*
*These numbers are misleading due to activities offered that weren’t considered as intramurals for these two particular schools.

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Surveymonkey.com Google docs Personal interviews with administrators *Time allotted for surveys began May 11th (for sponsors and May 20th for all other parties, and it closed July 1st.)

Representative of Surveyed Sponors

Cedar Lee (17) Auburn (0) Warrenton (21)
Marshall (11) Taylor (3)

The Intramurals Program was enjoyed by those students that participated. 44% gave a 4 out of 5 response. 48% gave a 5 out of 5. 0% for a 1 or 2 rating.

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Intramurals promoted student learning and skill development. 33% gave a 4 out of 5 response. 40% gave a 5 out of 5. 13% gave a 1 or 2 rating.

The intramural program was an appropriate length and time. 46% gave a 4 out of 5 rating 21% gave a 5 out of 5 rating 19% gave a 1 or 2 rating

School’s Administration and Coordinator communicated rules and expectations effectively. 96% gave a yes response 4% gave a no response

Would you sponsor a program next school year based on your initial experience with intramurals?
77% yes response 11% no response 14% if improvements were made response


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1. Not to fixate on a minimum of 15 kids per club. 2. Three instead of 4 sessions. 3. Space out the sessions so we don’t feel hurried planning and recruiting. 4. Showcasing the intramurals program at the beginning of the year to keep students and parents more informed. 5. Bring back interscholastic sports with a modified intramural program. 6. Define intramurals to the community…is it sports or academic clubs? 7. Reduce the sessions from 2 hours to 75 to 90 minutes.

8. Utilize a Fall, Winter and Spring Session similar to the sports model. 9. All five schools should work together consistently and offer the same programs. 10. Have a celebration at the conclusion of each session for the kids. 11. Clear expectations for the kids prior to the start of any club. 12. Supervision in the locker rooms when there is coed sports. 14. Popular sports should be offered more than once per year. 15. Concerns over student fees and free and reduced lunch students.

Strong Participation Promoted early and often and got the word out to kids Promote programs with incentives such as teacher stipends

Small Participation Competition with Rec and WYSC Stronger efforts to publicize earlier in the school year and commitment from Coordinators

Word of mouth between students about the substance of a reoccurring program throughout the year
Dedicated sponsors and parents willing to invest in the program

Lack of Sponsors and transportation an issue
Didn’t meet the 15 person minimum Lack of student interest-ingrained in competitive sports Lack of parental understanding of the program Some resistance from parents that wanted interscholastic sports

Kids that participated enjoyed it

Less expensive alternative to rec sports

Benefits of Intramurals
More children were involved in extra-curricular activities than the past

Amount of student participation and organization illustrated by Coordinators

Start the process sooner

Fees and Sponsor Concerns need to be addressed. Also, Coordinators that get paid without sessions a problem.

Go back to interscholastic sports…sense of community

Don’t make limits for club eligibility
More emphasis on the sports and skills aspect of intramurals

Reduce sessions from 4 to 3 per year Let the kids have more say in what’s being offered each session Less formal instruction and let the kids play

Bringing Back Sports Advocates -No football, but bring back popular sports such as basketball and volleyball. -Bring back all sports but revisit 6th grade participation. -Offer both interscholastic sports and intramurals but revisit equipment and concussion concerns

No to Interscholastic Sports
-Intramurals is the hallmark of the Middle School Concept

-Competitive Sports and try-outs eliminates student participation
-Concussion concerns and equipment were an issue -Liked that intramurals was over before the sol test period was initiated

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Transportation and activity buses Fees need to be comparable to the Recreational Leagues Intramurals isn’t serving the majority of the kids, they are choosing to be involved in recreational leagues that offer competition Space between sessions to promote and recruit Offer all-star games between schools

PAYING A $35 ACTIVITY FEE WAS REASONABLE
Student Response
Very Dissatisf ied Neutral Very Satisfied Student Response

MY SCHOOL’S INVOLVEMENT WITH INTRAMURALS WAS A SUCCESS
Very Unsucces sful Neutral Very Successfu l

Student Response

Student Response

0.00% 20.00% 40.00%

0% 20% 40%

OVERALL I WAS SATISFIED WITH THE INTRAMURALS EXPERIENCE

OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES WHICH WOULD YOU PREFER?

Student Response
Very Satisfied Neutral Very Dissatisfi ed Student Response

Types of Activities Athletic Clubs Academic Clubs Skills Based Clubs (such as cooking or knitting) Place to socialize and be with friends in a less structured setting.

Response Percent 75% 4.5% 9.1%

11.4%

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1. Get information to parents and students sooner in the year. 2. More meetings and practices per session. 3. More selection for each session. 4. More organization and communication. 5. Have a cap per club so everyone gets to play more. 6. Needs an element of competition. 7. More of a game atmosphere and less practices 8. More professionalism and fairness within each club. 9. Bring back interscholastic sports. 10. Limit parental involvement in intramurals.

Positives
-Awesome -Fun -Adequate -Jazz Band was a blast -Amazing

Negatives
-Disappointing -Not Fun -Uninvolved -Short -Failure -Sad

-Enjoyable
-Great -Solid

-Terrible

Survey Response per School

Cedar Lee (45) Auburn (75) Warrenton (50)
Marshall (41) Taylor (38)

DID YOUR CHILD ENJOY THE INTRAMURALS PROGRAM?

DO YOU FEEL THAT THE INTRAMURAL PROGRAM ENHANCED YOUR CHILD’S MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE?

Parent Feedback
Strongly Agree (48) Neutral (63) Strongly Disagree (58)

Parent Feedback
Strongly Agree (48) Neutral (59) Strongly Disagree (71)

DO YOU FEEL THE SCHOOL’S ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATOR COMMUNICATED WELL WITH PARTICIPANTS AND PARENTS?

DO YOU FEEL THE SPONSORS DID A GOOD JOB PLANNING AND COACHING THE CLUBS THAT YOUR CHILD PARTICIPATED IN?

Parent Feedback

Parent Feedback

Yes (153) No (74)

Yes (148) No (69)

DO YOU FEEL A $35 ACTIVITY FEE WAS APPROPRIATE?

WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THE PROGRAM AND ITS CLUBS TO ANOTHER PARENT?

Parent Feedback

Parent Feedback

Yes (162) No (65)

Yes (123) No (102)

Programs (Non-intramural based) Fauquier Youth Lacrosse Travel Softball

WYSC Winter Volleyball WYSC Basketball
Fauquier Youth Football Fauquier Babe Ruth Baseball Fusion softball FYFFL Tennis FBR Eagle Wrestling Club

Soccer sponsored by FCSC Roller Hockey with the Fauquier league
FGSA Flag and tackle football rec leagues Wolf pack Football Swimming Horseback Riding Mystic Cheer

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Alterations to a make up schedule for cancelled clubs. Bring back interscholastic sports. Offer more options each session. Get the clubs featured in the yearbook. Better communication about the programs. Injury prevention and proper coaching. Lower the activity fee expense. Transportation issues. Give parents an avenue to get involved in the program at their child’s school. Equity of programs offered at each school. Increase the stipend for sponsors to foster more involvement by coaches.

Non-Participant Survey Response

Cedar Lee (7) Auburn (16) Warrenton (5)
Marshall (9) Taylor (11)

DID YOU FEEL THE INTRAMURALS PROGRAM WAS SUCCESSFUL AT YOUR SCHOOL?

DO YOU FEEL THE SCHOOL’S ADMINISTRATION AND COORDINATOR DID A GOOD JOB PROMOTING CLUBS TO STUDENTS?

Non-Participant Responses
25 20 15 10 5 0 Strongly Neutral Strongly Agree (25) Disagree (3) (13)

Non-Participant Responses
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5

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Strongly Neutral Strongly Agree (20) Disagree (3) (13)

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1. Intramural sports that showcase competition between schools. 2. Better communication about participation and requirements for the program. 3. Lower costs to participate. 4. Time of program to extend past 5pm. 5. Bring back interscholastic competitive sports. 6. Offer transportation alternatives. 7. Lower the cap for each club so they don’t get cancelled so often. 8. Stronger effort to publicize the program for recruitment of students and sponsors.

Lower the 15 person minimum for club’s existence Switch the sports being offered with the Rec Leagues so they aren’t in competition with one another

Please include Coordinators in meetings that decide guidelines for the intramurals program

Flexibility with the structure and guidelines of the clubs

Parent Information Meeting during Teacher Work Week

Informal competitions with rival middle schools, such as an all-star game

3 Sessions

2013-2014 Intramurals

Information to be distributed to families during the summer

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