Friday, January 28, 2011


Here is a message of great news from Rick DeWaters, head of the Roy-Hart Sports Boosters...

On behalf of the Roy-Hart Sports Booster Club, I am so very happy and proud to announce that our donation intended to reinstate Spring Modified Sports for district students in Grades 7-9 was graciously accepted with thanks by the Board of Education at last night's meeting.

Thus, our goal of raising funds to reinstate all R-H sports programs deleted from the district's 2010-11 Athletic Budget has been accomplished! Our kids were able to continue enjoying the benefits gained through participation in Varsity Football and Modified Sports (soccer, volleyball, cross country running, swimming, wrestling, basketball, and track). It has been only with the dedication and diligence of concerned parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and community members that this has happened.

You should know that our efforts will not stop here. We need to continue to step up participation in events that help provide our kids sports opportunities during their school days. Everyone who agrees that our kids deserve the right to participate in school sports needs to get involved in the effort to keep all sports alive. We will soon learn what is in store for next school year; and I can assure you, the projected financial situation as it relates to school sports programs and the athletic budget will not be pleasing.

As loyal and responsible members of the Roy-Hart community (parents, teachers, coaches, community businesses, alumni, and friends), if we want our kids to continue to be able to learn life's lessons taught through school sports and experience opportunities that will help make them better citizens, we need to recognize that these are difficult and different times; and everyone who cares will need to make sacrifices for the benefit of our kids. We need to do everything we can to ensure the continuation of school sports programs in our school budget.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Thursday, February 10 @ 7PM -- RH High School Auditorium

A forecast of the district's 2011-'12 School Budget will be presented. All concerned members of the R-H community are urged to attend. A so-called "state of the district" will be presented and awareness of what might be expected in 2011-'12 will be made available. If you have ideas that could be considered when the school budget is formulated, BE THERE! If you would like to know what might happen and why -- BE THERE!