What's New Event
Mini Ball Program In Full Swing - Apr 15,2015


We have launched the Mini Ball program which SMS is running for students from St. Pat's. We applied and received grant money to get started with the program.  With the grant money we bought supplies to build additional backboards, which lower the hoops by 2 feet to allow the younger students to be more successful with basketball.  Mr. Doolittle graciously agreed to build and install the additional back boards onto our side hoops. Marianne Heal designed a logo for the mini ball program as well in her comtech class. 

We have 32 students from St. Pat's in grades 3-5 registered in the program, and 16 SMS highschool students who have volunteered to coach the teams.  We have gotten great feedback already from participants and parents.  It is such a great opportunity for all students, the excitement in the athletes and listening to our high school students discuss different practice ideas and skills they want to work on.  Our season consists of a practice each week as well as a game for 5 weeks and then will be ending on May 1 with a little tournament and pizza party.  So excited for this program we have wanted to get it going for a long time now and the grant helped make it possible! Come out and cheer the kids on Fridays from 12:30-1:30!!

Thanks again for all your help with getting this program started, it is allowing our two schools to create a new sense of community together.  Walking Together;)

Mrs. Siemens