Good morning SV Community,
We are in our 3rd full week of the semester. Please remind all of our Seneca Valley students the importance of starting out the semester strong and not falling behind. As a parent/guardian- please make sure to register for the mymcps parental portal and monitor their grades. With this access, you will always know where they stand academically and how you can assist them at home to perform at their highest level. You should NEVER be surprised by their grades at the end of the quarter and they need your support and assistance to keep them on track.
Please see notes and updates below.
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NOTES/RECAP FROM LAST WEEK.
The Wrestling team had a quiet week, but got back in action on Saturday morning when several wrestlers took part in the JV Tournament at Gaithersburg HS. A few highlights:
- Camden Pugh –took 3rd place- 113 lbs
- Diego Turcios- 3rd place- 285 lbs
- Aaron Beckwith- Champion- 285 lbs
Congratulations to those young men and the rest of the wrestlers who took part in the tournament.
Several of our swim and dive student athletes took part in the prestigious Metro’s Swim and Dive Championships this past weekend at the Germantown Swim Center. This event features the top swimmers and divers across the metro area from both public and private schools. Most swimmers view winning in this event more prestigious than winning a state title.
A few specific highlights from the event:
- Hannah Montau- finished 2nd in the diving event.
- Kai Vilbig – 2nd place in 100 breast stroke and gained All-American Consideration with his time.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team had a tough week, facing two very solid 4A west teams. On Tuesday the team, very shorthanded due to injuries, hung with Richard Montgomery for a few quarters but ultimately fell 54-43. On Friday, the team suffered its worst loss of the season to rival Northwest 94-62.
The Varsity Girls Basketball team also had a winless week. On Tuesday the team took on an undefeated and one of the top ranked teams in the state and hung around for a half. However the team ultimately fell short 60-38. The team hoped to rebound on Friday and sweep the season series against rival Northwest but could hold on and lost 45-40.
JANUARY SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE MONTH –NAMED
In case you missed this information sent out last week, please note the recap of our January Scholar Athletes of the month. These are very prestigious awards and it is important to note that they are nominated and voted on by SV coaches and administration. And only 6 males and 6 females are recognized each year. The student athletes are always so excited and honored to achieve this award.
Congratulations to Chinenye Nwachuku
and Maurice Whitsett for being chosen as the January Scholar Athletes of the Month.
Chinenye Nwachukwu – Girls Varsiity Basketball
Chinenye has earned a 4.0 GPA while playing varsity basketball, being an active member of the Choir and an Eagle Ambassador. Chin is our most improved player this season, she earned her first double double scoring 11 points and grabbing 24 rebounds this season. She has an excellent positive attitude and a great work ethic. She works hard every day at practice and is also one of our basketball captains this year. She is a true leader on and off the court and her teammates and her coaches can count on her to get things done!
Maurice Whitsett – Boys Varsity Basketball
Maurice finished the first semester with a 3.6 GPA. He currently leads the team in rebounding, and is third on the team in scoring. An excellent teammate, Moe balances his academic and athletic accomplishments while having an after school job several days a week.
Congratulations to both of you for setting the example as Screaming Eagle Scholar Athletes
The Athletic department would like to remind all student athletes and parent/guardians of student athletes that student athletes are required to be in class every day for all 7 periods. A parental note is not an excused absence.
We would also like to remind all student athletes that they are required to change and participate in pe in order to participate in a practice or game that day.
And finally a reminder that all of our student athletes have made a commitment to excellence and therefore should be attending practice every day and failure to do so may lead to dismissal from the their team.
Student athletes interested Spring Sports should make sure to contact their coaches for information regarding off season workouts, spirit wear and tryout needs. Student athletes should also look for information over the next three weeks regarding mandatory online registration. All coaches contact information is available on our website www.svhsathletics.org
The window to register for Spring Sports is open. As of the penning of this email- 52 SVHS students have registered. Please use the picture below for more assistance.
**There are further instructions on our website under the MORE tab and then Files and Links**
Contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin- if you need assistance with this process.
Please note this information also
During registration, parents/guardians will need to verify information about the student-athlete’s medical providers, health insurance, health history, immunizations, physical exams and medications. MCPS Form SR-8, Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation for Athletics must be completed prior to student participation in tryouts and practices. Parent/guardians can provide a hard copy to the athletic director OR upload the Clearance Page.
Registration for spring sports should be completed by February 27th. The first day of tryouts/practices for Spring sports is March 1 2018.
Registration Quick Tips
Step 1: Open the Athletic Registration Application from the myMCPS Parent Portal
- Chrome is the recommended internet browser
- The athletics registration platform has been revamped and is mobile friendly
Step 2: Review the instructions for completing Athletic Registration forms
- Directions are also available on the MCPS Athletics website.
Step 3: Complete the Athletic Registration Forms
- Contact the student’s school to update demographic information in student-athletes record if incorrect information is displayed
Step 4: Review and Submit Athletic Registration Forms
- Parent/guardians should print or save a Submission Confirmation page for their records
Student-athletes should submit a hard copy of the Physical Clearance Form to Athletic Director Jesse Irvin only IF the form was not uploaded electronically during the online registration process
****THE SENECA VALLEY ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT IS IN NEED OF A VARSITY COED VARSITY VOLLEYBALL COACH FOR THE SPRING SEASON****
As of January 29TH- we are in jeopardy of not having a Coed season if we are unable to find a coach. If interested- please apply via the mcps careers website and contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin.
WINTER STUDENT ATHLETE ACADEMIC STATISTICS:
The Seneca Valley HS Athletic Department prides itself on pushing for student athletes to take academics seriously and understand that their education is what determines their future. Most of our student athletes push very hard in the classroom and that is reflected in the following information.
- 159/164 student athletes (97%) maintained eligibility
- 103/164 (63%) student athletes were named to the honor roll
- 70/164 (43%) earned MPSSAA Minds in Motion awards- with a gpa of 3.25 or higher
- 16 earned a perfect 4.0 GPA
- 7 of our 12 winter sports teams had a team gpa of 3.00 or higher
- Congratulations to the Girls Swim and Dive team for having the highest team gpa of 3.48
Way to go Screaming Eagles.
SPRING TRYOUT SCHEDULES AND INFORMATION:
Specific dates, times and locations will be provided in next week’s update. A few notes:
Boys Tennis- will be at Roberto Clemente HS- a bus will be provided to and from practice
Track and Field- will practice at Watkins Mill HS- a bus will be provided to and from practice
JV/V Softball- will practice at Martin Luther King MS- a bus will be provided to MLK MS- but parent/guardians will need to pick student athletes up from that site.
JV/V Baseball- will practice at South Germantown Recreational Park- a bus will be provided to and from practice
Coed Volleyball- we are still in need of a Coed Volleyball coach
Boys Lacrosse- will practice at McAuliffe ES
Girls Lacrosse – will practice on site at Seneca Valley HS- though may start the season at McAuliffe ES-due to construction.
Please note full schedules for games- locations, dates and times are located on our website www.svhsathletics.org
A reminder that we are in need of parent/guardian volunteers to work all home Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball games to help raise funds for our booster club. This is the main source of funds for the club and need everyone to pitch in.
Please visit the following link to sign up.
Varsity Basketball -Doubleheader-Tuesday, February 13th, @ Whitman HS- Varsity Boys 5:30/ Varsity Girls 7:15 pm
Varsity Basketball-Doubleheader-Friday, February 16th, vs. Clarksburg HS- Varsity Girls 5:30/ Varsity boys 7:15 pm
At halftime of our Varsity Girls game- Our Indoor Track and Field team Seniors will be recognized
In between the Girls and Boys games- we will recognize our Boys and Girls basketball Class of 2018 student athletes.
IN LIEU OF SPIRIT WEEK- AND FRIDAY BEING NEON DAY- ANY SVHS STUDENT ATHLETE WHO WEARS NEON TO THE GAME WILL GET INTO THE GAME FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF $1.00.
Dive- Regional Championships- Friday, February 16th at Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center.
- 3:15 pm start time
Wrestling –County Wrestling Tournament- Friday and Saturday, February 16th-17th– Gaithersburg HS
Swim- Regional Championships- Saturday, February 17th– Fairland Aquatic Center 3 pm.
Please contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin if you have any questions or concerns.