Archive for Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Bobcat way

Respect program continues during second semester

January 26, 2006

Respect the Bobcat way -- that's the message high school student athletes and Joe Keeler, athletic director and assistant principal at Basehor-Linwood High School, are modeling to elementary and middle school students.

The student athletes have performed programs at the district schools to help younger students learn about Respect: Respect for others, Education (the importance of good grades), Sportsmanship, Pride, Equal treatment for all, Character and Trust.

"Our goal is to use high school students as role models with the younger students in the district and provide programs that teach them about sportsmanship, respect and character development," Keeler said. "We want our students and athletes be able to handle themselves in a first-class manner."

Respect Nights at sporting events were initiated last fall, with students receiving T-shirts and being admitted free to games.

Respect Nights will continue for winter sports. Here's the schedule:

  • Friday, Jan. 27, is Middle School Night at the basketball game against Lansing. All middle school students will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult. Students wearing "Cat Attack" shirts will be eligible for a special drawing.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2, is Elementary and Middle School Night at the wrestling match against Perry-Lecompton and Piper. All students in kindergarten through eighth grades will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult. Students wearing "Cat Attack" shirts will be eligible for a special drawing.
  • At the basketball game against Mill Valley on Feb. 7, another Elementary and Middle School Night is scheduled. All students achieving "accelerated reader" status will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Students will receive a special gift, be recognized during the game, and be eligible for special drawings.

  • At the basketball game against Tonganoxie on Feb. 24, an Elementary Night is scheduled. All students in kindergarten through sixth grade will be admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult. Students wearing "Cat Attack" shirts will be eligible for a special drawing.

For additional information about the Respect program, contact Joe Keeler at (913) 724-2266.

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