Monthly Archive: October 2015

Cross week of 10-26

Cross week of 10-26

Parents: It’s hard to believe, but we’ve completed our league schedule and reached the week of regionals. Here are details for our regional meet at Allendale High School: Buses will leave from high school at 9:15Girls varsity runs at 12:15Boys varsity runs at 1:15Girls JV runs at 2:45Boys JV runs at 3:30 We will have 1 bus return back to school after the meet. Please note that this is a state tournament. There is an entrance fee of $5.00 per person, with a max of $15.00 per car, so car pooling will save you money. The first 3 teams in the varsity races will advance to the state final on November 7. Should we advance, we’d like the whole team at the event and will provide 2 buses to the final.  There are NO weights the last 2 Monday mornings of the season. We opt for extra sleep for the team.  Please mark your schedule for our team banquet. It will be Thursday,  November 19 in the all city gym. It will begin at 7:00 and end at 9:00. Pizza, drinks, and place settings will be provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share.  We will have uniform and sweats “turn- in” on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 10 & 11 right after school in the all city lobby. Please have uniforms and sweats washed, all pockets emptied, and all pins removed. Please make sure your son or daughter gets their equipment in on time. It’s really tough for me to track down 80 kids with unique schedules.  Please be sure to pray for us over these final 2 weeks. We do appreciate it! Doug

Fw: Cross week of Oct 19

Fw: Cross week of Oct 19

On Sunday, October 18, 2015 8:58 AM, Debra Jager <d_djager@yahoo.com> wrote: Parents: I trust you all have thawed out by now. Although it was our coldest day yet, the kids performed very well. There were several PR’s on our team. Both varsity teams were able to claim first place as well. Before moving on to this weeks events, a BIG THANKS to all that help yesterday and at our large meet in September. These meets take a lot of organization and parent help. We simply couldn’t host these events without you. Thanks!! Once again we have weights Monday morning at 7:15. This will be our final Monday morning session of this season. I hope to see your son or daughter there. Our meet Wednesday is at Riverside Park. It is our conference finals. Girls run at 4:45 and boys at 5:30. We will have 2 buses leave from school at 3:00. There will be a brief awards ceremony after the boys finish. One bus will return back to school. I know the kids are off school, but it is important they stay somewhat in a routine. Staying up late and sleeping till noon is not a good plan.  We will have practice on Thursday and Friday as well. Same place and time – 3:00 in all city lobby. On Saturday they should run on their own.  I’d like to also mention a few things about the following 2 weeks. ALL kids will run at our regional on Saturday, October 31 in Allendale. Our varsity teams will run first. All others will run in the PROM – post regional open meet. If our teams make it to the final the following Saturday, we will name a state team that includes those running and several alternates. Our alternates must be committed to practice with the team as if they would run the meet. They must be fully prepared and ready to step in if we have sickness or injury.  In addition, we’d like the whole team at the final. We will have 2 buses to the meet to accommodate this. All should be dressed in their eagle sweats to support the teams.  Thanks so much for praying for the team. Please pray for the kids to stay healthy and for wisdom for the coaches.  Thanks, Doug

Cross week of 10-12

Cross week of 10-12

Parents:  It was an awesome day at Portage yesterday, with many PR’s again posted by the eagle kids! It’s hard to believe, but we have less than 4 weeks until our final now. We have just one race this week. It is the County Meet held at the Gainey. There is NO BUS TRANSPORTATION to this meet. Here is the day’s schedule: Eagle athletes arrive by 8:30 – park in Church of the Servant and walk in. (There is a $5 fee to park. Athletes need to car pool. Single drivers will be charged.)Girls varsity – 10:10 – (10 runners allowed in varsity run.)Boys varsity – 10:40 – (10 runners allowed in varsity run.)Girls JV – 11:10Boys JV – 11:50Awards – 12:25 We are the host for this event. Here are the parents who have agreed to work at the meet. Please arrive by 7:45 and check in at the table by the concessions for your assignment.  Erin SiglerFrans Van LiereKate Van LiereTodd KrauseMargie KrauseDave WarnersCheryl MurrayPam BishopIngrid NelsonDeb JagerIf others would like to help, just go to the table and volunteer. Thanks! We have weights once again Monday morning at 7:15. Only 2 more Monday morning sessions left.  Just a reminder that our team will practice on October 22 and 23 at school at 3:00. (School is not in session. ) Also, our meet on Wednesday October 21 is our conference final at Riverside Park. We don’t have school. but will have transportation to that meet from school.  Thanks again for your support in every way. We appreciate it.  Doug