By Jay Lassiter ’20
The Athletic Department is looking to undergo changes regarding the balance between time spent on academics and time spent on athletics.
The Mission in Planning Athletics Committee was founded with the purpose of finding what needs to be changed with the Athletic Department. The committee currently consists of parents, administrators and teachers. Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish, a member of the Mission in Planning Committee, was able to speak about the subject.
“We are well before making changes. Right now we are kindof investigating what the department looks like, and what are some of the potentials we would like to change.” Wimbish said.
The committee is still in the earliest stage, collecting information about practices, games and excuse times to allow students more time for homework and other extra-curricular activities. Faculty and staff have held conversations about athletics in relation to the school’s mission and visions, and some of the notes from these conversations were presented at a middle school faculty meeting on Tuesday afternoon.
“As our programs grow, we hope to make sure that they remain in line with the values and principles of the whole institution,” Wimbish said.
Along with the growth of the Athletic Department, the committee wants to make sure that it stays consistent with the school’s mission and values.