Sports can shape both healthy minds and bodies. Through sport, students develop life-long habits such as discipline, determination and self-motivation. The leadership qualities, teamwork and tenacity learned on the field translate to benefits in the classroom and beyond with improved academic performance, sharper focus and concentration and the skills to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Together, these attributes combine as compelling predictors of future success. Research shows that the positive effect of sports is far-reaching – from career success and annual earnings, to lower health costs and reduced risk of chronic disease. Sue Castle, executive producer of PBS Sports: Get in the Game, perhaps said it best, “The evidence supporting sports participation for young people is overwhelming…It has the power to combat everything from racism to low self-image, to the high-school drop-out rate.”
At Howell Public Schools, the long and storied history of sports programs dates back as far as the early 1900s, including the 1904 state championship baseball team, and has continued with other successful programs such as the equestrian team that has earned a one-two rank statewide for 15 of the last 23 years. Today, sports fans can meet their match with over 80 teams available district-wide from elementary through high school. Ranging from bowling and golf to lacrosse and figure skating, Howell Schools’ sports programs are as valuable and diverse as the students themselves.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND DATES
HHS Sideline Cheer Tryouts May 30, 31 and June 1 (6-8 pm) in the HHS Field House Balcony
HHS Sports Physicals, Thursday, June 8 (6-7:30 pm) in the HHS Field House (Flyer)
Cathy Van Oflen
Monday-Friday, 7 am-3:30 pm
Field House at Howell High School
1200 W. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843