The school believes that interscholastic activities supplement the secondary curricular program and become a vital part of a student’s total educational experiences. These experiences contribute to the development of learning skills and emotional patterns that enable the student to make maximum use of his/her education. Student participation in any part of our activities program is a privilege which carries with it responsibilities to the school, to the activity, to the student body, to the community, and to the student him/herself. Commitment, loyalty, camaraderie, discipline, citizenship and sportsmanship will be fostered through the activities participation experience. This participation will enable the student to develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.
All high school students (participants and spectators) are responsible for their behavior both at home and away school-sponsored events and activities. All school policies, expectations, and regulations apply at all events and activities, whether home or away. Students who demonstrate poor sportsmanship may be removed from an event at the discretion of the supervising staff member(s). Multiple sportsmanship violations may result in a student being restricted from attending remaining school events and activities.
Any student-athlete at any grade-level 7-12 who is ejected from an IHSAA sanctioned sport will miss the next regular scheduled game/meet, which is defined as the next scheduled, re-scheduled, or contracted date. However, a lesser or more severe penalty may apply upon review of the incident. In addition, ejected players must watch the NFHS Sportsmanship Video. This is a free video, which must be viewed prior to being able to return and participate in an interscholastic contest.
The Central Iowa Metropolitan League (CIML) is dedicated to the principles of sportsmanship. It is the responsibility of everyone participating in and attending CIML activities to model positive and respectful sportsmanship behavior at all times. Such respect includes the respect for diversity. Discrimination of any kind is not acceptable in the CIML. Participation is a privilege to be earned through sportsmanlike behavior.