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Eagles News · SVHS WEEKLY UPDATE-WEEK OF JUNE 25TH- IMPORTANT SUMMER UPDATES


Good Afternoon SV Community,

Hope everyone is having a good start to the summer. Though it has been rainy, the temperature has been great. We hope that everyone has the opportunity to relax and enjoy the summer at some point. Please continue to read below and stay up to date with all important SVHS Athletic News and Information.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION –FALL 2018 ATHLETIC SEASON

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

MCPS will once again be using the my mcps parental portal for online athletic registration. If you participated in winter or spring sports this past year, it will be the same process.

If you are new to High School athletics have not used the online portal yet- please refer to our website www.svhsathletics.org –under links- for multiple tutorials in both English and Spanish.

A few hints –as you prepare for the registration window- please also see attachment.

  • Student athletes are still required to have up to date physicals- form sr-8- located on our website under links, in order to participate. After receiving a doctors signature, they can be uploaded the last page (clearance) to your online registration portal or turned in as a hard copy to the athletic director prior to tryouts.
  • If you haven’t done so already- please make sure to confirm your access to the Mymcps parental portal- https://portal.mcpsmd.org/public/
  • The window for athletic registration for fall sports will open on July 16th, 2018. Please note that in order to be guaranteed the opportunity to tryout you will need to have the registration completed by Monday, August 6th. You WILL be able to register after that deadline- however you may not be available on day one- which could impact your chances of making a team.

 

 

SVHS ATHLETICS 2018-2019 SEASON KICKOFF- AUGUST 22ND 1 PM- SVHS GYMNASIUM

The Seneca Valley Athletic Department will be trying something new for the 2018-2019 school year.

On August 22nd at 1 pm- all student athletes- (Fall AND those who plan on playing WINTER AND SPRING SPORTS) are invited to our kick of the school year event. A few notes:

  • THIS IS OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN SPORTS FOR THE YEAR
  • THIS IS MANDATORY FOR FALL STUDENT ATHLETES
    • HIGHLY ENCOURAGED FOR EVERYONE ELSE
  • BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT- STUDENT ATHLETES WILL NOT BE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A WINTER OR SPRING MEET THE COACHES EVENT.
  • FALL STUDENT ATHLETES WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE MEET THE COACHES EVENT FOR PARENT/GUARDIANS

Why should you attend?

  • HUGE LEAD EM UP SESSION WITH ADAM BRADLEY- GREAT TEAM BUILDING FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR
  • G-WEEK- ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE FREE GATORADE PRODUCTS THAT DAY
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION SHARED BY MR. IRVIN AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS
  • ANYONE NOT ATTENDING-WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND A MEETING DURING THEIR SEASON- THAT WILL INCLUDE ONLY THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND WILL NOT INCLUDE LEAD EM OR G-WEEK
  • IT WILL BE A GREAT AND FUN EVENT- SCHOOL SPIRIT!

 

The fall meet the teams for parent/guardians will take place on August 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.

This is a mandatory event for all parent/guardians. In order for a student athlete to participate, they must have at least one parent/guardian representative present.

Parent and Guardians will have the opportunity learn more about the athletic department and boosters. They will then meet with their particular coach for sport specific information.

This is event is for parent/guardians of Fall student athletes only.

2018-2019 STUDENT ATHLETE INTEREST FORM

If you are interested in participating in Athletics at Seneca Valley High School during the 2018-2019 school year, please make sure to click on the link below and fill out the google form. Coaches will use this to contact potential student athletes and this will ensure that all interested athletes will be kept up to date on any important events taking place during the summer.

https://goo.gl/forms/pvgG24iulgMqDAdx1

HUNTINGTON LEARNING CENTER-SUMMER ACADEMIC REMINDER(S)

Read more. Many teachers say that the best way to become a better writer is to read more and read widely. There are many reasons for this: reading helps children expand their vocabulary, understand the many different uses of language and methods of storytelling or informative writing, and see grammar rules in action. It helps them appreciate the concept of voice in fiction and develop an understanding of how to share information in a clear, coherent, succinct way in nonfiction.

Brainstorm first. Strong writers often invest as much into the preparation required to write as the writing itself. For an essay or other writing assignment, your child should become adept at the brainstorming process. If given a specific topic, your child’s job is easier, but if not, encourage him or her to think through an approach to the topic before writing. Your child should ask questions such as: What is most interesting about this subject? Who am I speaking to? What facts about this topic might people not already know?

Get organized before writing. When writing anything from a two-page book report to a 15-page research paper to an opinion essay, an outline is a must. This helps writers organize their ideas and present them in the most logical, compelling way. Encourage your child to refer back to their brainstorming notes and come up with the “big idea” of what they’re writing and main three or four points, then confirm that they are answering the questions being asked of them (in an assignment). Even a loose outline will help your child write more clearly and stay on topic when working from a writing prompt or assignment.

Become a better editor. Strong writers know that no article, essay or story comes out perfect the first time. Teach your child to think of writing as a process that involves writing, editing, improving (and repeating if needed). After your child writes a draft, he or she should set it aside, then read with fresh eyes no sooner than a few hours later. At this point, your child should mark up the written piece for grammar and spelling mistakes as well as any areas that are unclear, do not follow the outline, do not make sense or could make his or her points stronger. It can be helpful for you to read your child’s work as well.

Write for fun. For many children, the mechanics of writing make it a frustrating subject—not to mention the fact that so much of what they write is required for school. Encourage your child to keep a journal, or even make it something you do together each evening. A daily journaling habit has numerous benefits for a child’s emotional well-being and stress level, but it is also a great way to think critically through ideas and express opinions and feelings in writing. Writing letters to a friend, grandparent or other family member is another valuable and fun activity.

Like any subject, writing is one where practice makes better. The more your child writes, the more he or she will improve—and perhaps even enjoy it. “Writing well involves using vivid language, organizing one’s thoughts and using good grammar and spelling,” says Last Name. “These are all things students can improve by reading frequently and seeking guidance from their teachers—and of course through plenty of repetition.”

SUMMER WORKOUT/CONDITIONING SCHEDULE

Please note the schedule below for optional off season conditioning that is being run this summer by our coaches. These workouts are optional and all are open to any student that attends Seneca Valley High School.  The sport- notes the coaches that are running the workouts, however, they are not sport specific and each is open to any student. All student athletes working out must have an updated and valid physical on file with the athletic office. A pdf copy of this schedule is listed under files and links on our website: www.svhsathletics.org

 

These updates will come out bi-weekly over the summer.

Have a great day.

Please contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Thanks