Announcements

  • HMS & HHS Winter Sports & Activities  

     Winter Sports Sign-up!  

     Sports Available:  

    • 7-9 Girls’ Basketball 
    • 7-9 Boys’ Basketball 
    • 7-9 wrestling (Co-op with LMS)  
    • 7-9 Boys’ Swim & Dive (Co-op with SHS)  
    • 8-9 e-Sports (limited to 30 participants)   

    Participation Fee for Middle School is $40, High School is $60. 


     

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  • Game Safety Information Covid - Green

    Attendance

    Events will have a capacity limit.

    Middle School Volleyball will be utilizing a wrist band system. Each athlete will receive two wristbands to give out to family/friends coming to watch them compete. To enter the gymnasium, a guest will need to show a Heritage, Chaney, or Liberty wrist band.

    At this time, Horace 9th grade Volleyball will not use wristbands for events. We ask that these matches and games still be limited to 2 family members per player.

    • Face masks are required at all times within the building.
    • Social distancing between family groups is required.
    • Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the match/game.
    • No gathering on or around the playing surface or ground.
    • Vacate facility immediately following the game. No gathering around the facility after games.
    • Bathrooms are available next to the gym.

     

    General Team Information

    Visiting teams are asked to come to the match/game dressed if at all possible. If not possible, please contact MStecher@west-fargo.k12.nd.us as soon as possible to make sure that we can provide something for your team.

    • Players will wear masks when inside and not actively playing. If a player is on the bench they will put on their mask.
    • Players should bring their own labeled water bottle.

    Training room will be available on a limited basis and will only allow for one person with the trainer at a time.

    Volleyball Specific Information

    • No changing sides.
    • Only 1 player and coach at coin toss.
    • Social distancing while on the bench area.
    • No handshakes before or after games.

     Football Specific Information

    • Each team will have one (1) representative at the coin toss.
    • No handshakes before or after the coin toss.
    • No handshakes following the game.

     


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  • HMS - 7th & 8th Grade Football

    7th Grade Coaches

    • Mitchell Grunig – mgrunig@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Nick Groth

    8th Grade Coaches

    • Andrew Erickson – akerickson@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
    • Damien Crawford

     

    Practice (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)

    • Practices to be held at Horace Softball Fields
    • Locker rooms can be used before practice to get ready
    • Bus leaves Heritage Middle School at 3:30pm
    • Bus leaves Horace softball fields at 5:00pm
    • First padded practice will come after 3 days of noncontact.
    • Seating chart required for bus
    • Pads must be sprayed/sanitized before leaving softball fields
    • Athletes can walk home after practice or ride home with a parent. Please notify your coach so we can have accurate bus numbers for that day.
    • Days where your athlete is not at school, they can still ride the bus to and from practice/games. However, the athlete is responsible for arriving at the bus on time.
    • Students being picked up at the practice field must be picked up immediately or will be bussed back to Heritage. Coach will wait 15 minutes following practice.

     

    Equipment

    • Morning of school days, athletes need to have their equipment for practice/game in the locker room before 8:10am.
    • 8:10am – 3:15pm Locker rooms are off limits.
    • Equipment will be sprayed/sanitized every morning after 8:10am.
    • Athletes will have grade level areas in the locker rooms for their pads to be sprayed/sanitized.
    • 1 free mouth guard provided by the coaching staff – additional mouth guard will cost $5

     

    Please contact your coach if you have any questions! We will have groups created for communication on Schoology with announcements. Let us make this year one to remember!


     

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  • Activity Bus Information

    Starting Sept. 3

    Bus 38 from Heritage to the Horace softball field at 3:30 pm returning at 5 pm 

    Bus 28 from Heritage to Horace Elementary at 3:30 PM returning at 5pm

    Bus 15  from Heritage to Sheyenne High School for sports at 3:10 PM.


     

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  • 7/8 CROSS COUNTRY UPDATEAthlete running

    We are pleased to announce that Heritage will have their own 7/8 Cross Country team this year. The 7/8 grade will not be Co-op with SHS as previously communicated. Start dates are being worked out and we hope to communicate this shortly.


     

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  • GIRLS VOLLEYBALL UPDATEVolleyball
     
    1.  Mandatory parent/player informational meetings will be help Tuesday August 11th at the Liberty MS auditorium at the following times:
    • 7th grade = 7:00pm
    • 8th grade = 7:30pm
    • 9th grade = 8:00pm
    Please note that players are only allowed to bring one parent, social distancing and masks are encouraged.  If you cannot make the meeting please respond here or email Coach C at:  jchristofferson@west-fargo.k12.nd.us
     
    2.  9th grade tryouts will be Monday - Thursday Aug. 17th-20th from 6:15-8:30pm and Friday Aug. 21st from 12-2:30pm at Sheyenne High School.  Players must register prior to participation.  (We hope to be at Heritage MS the following week from 3:00-5:00)
     
    3.  The 7th and 8th grade season is still in discussion at the district level.  We appreciate your patience and will give you information as it arrives.  In the mean time, please register your child and be sure 7th graders or new players have completed their athletic physical.  Typically the season starts the week of the 24th and practices can be after school or in the morning depending on the team.
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  • NEW FORM for 2020-21 Athletic Season

    The NDHSAA Board has recently decided that for the coming school year any physical exams completed for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted during the 2020-2021 school year upon submission of a parent/guardian & athlete signed waiver (Form B). This means that rather than having to have a physical exam for 2020-2021 the athlete can use the one they had for 2019-2020 if the Form B is filled out and submitted to the school. If the student did not have a 2019-20 physical, they must turn in a physical prior to participation.

    PDF version of Form B:

    Please turn in the completed form(s) to Liberty Middle School. Families can complete and return this right away if they would wish to. This can be done by email (liberty@west-fargo.k12.nd.us), fax to (701) 499-9229, by regular mail to Liberty Middle School, or by dropping it off at the building if/when restrictions on doing so are lifted.


     

     

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Heritage Middle School Activities

Activities at West Fargo Public Schools

  • Welcome to the co-curricular activities program at West Fargo Public Schools. We are excited about your participation, and we hope that you will have a positive learning experience from your efforts. West Fargo School District continually strives to provide its students with the best possible opportunities through co-curricular experiences.

    Philosophy
    Co-curricular activities are provided for the benefit of all students and for supporting and enhancing the educational experience for students. These programs exist to promote growth and development, increase participation, and provide an environment where students learn to cope with challenges similar to those encountered throughout life. Participation in co-curricular activities is voluntary and considered a privilege rather than a right. These activities are “extra” opportunities provided through the direction of the West Fargo School District. Student activities are to be administered by school authorities, and all instruction will be provided by competent, qualified coaches/advisors so that desirable, definite educational goals may be achieved. Our programs should develop physical, intellectual and emotional growth; special skills in activities of each student’s choice; commitments such as loyalty, cooperation, good sportsmanship/conduct and team play and knowledge of activities to use in leisure time in life beyond high school.

    Purpose
    The West Fargo Public School District recognizes that the purpose of the co-curricular contest is to determine a winner. However, it is not the desire of the District to emphasize winning at all costs. The values and objectives of an activities program should be paramount. We believe winning is an immediate objective but is not an end in itself. If it were, it could only be “half” realized. Fifty percent of teams that take part in activities must lose. The desire to win can and should be used to stimulate the achievement of the ultimate goals and objectives. Though most advisors/coaches will likely have a personal objective to win, such pressure should not be brought by the Board, administration, parents or any outside interests. Other factors such as motivation, the teaching of fundamentals, effective communications with the various constituencies, establishment of respect, and demonstration of mature judgment are more important than a winning record. Advisors/coaches involved in the training of students will be skilled in the teaching of fundamentals of their particular activity, in motivating young people, and in communicating with students and parents. Parents have an obvious interest in their child and, just as in a classroom, are encouraged to communicate with advisors/coaches about their child’s progress. Parents are expected to be positive and supportive in their relationships with advisors/coaches.

    Sportsmanship
    It is of vital importance that all persons involved in co-curricular activities strive to follow and practice the code of ethics, whether they play the role of coach, participant or spectator. We all carry the responsibility of demonstrating good sportsmanship and serving our community by being positive ambassadors for the West Fargo Public School District.

    Code of Ethics
    The following statements represent the West Fargo Public Schools Athletic & Activity Code of Ethics. WFPS expects all who participate (including student participants, coaches, parents, spectators, and officials) in district-affiliated athletics and activities to abide by the following guidelines.

      • I will emphasize and display the proper ideals of sportsmanship.
      • To stress values derived from playing the game fairly
      • I will show courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
      • I will applaud good plays made by either team.
      • I will consider officials as the proper authorities to make decisions and will abide by their calls without demonstration.
      • I will respect the game and remember it takes quality participants and effort to win.
      • I will take pride in promoting good sportsmanship among players, parents, and spectators.
      • I will become familiar with the rules and fundamentals of the game in order to become a better participant.

    Coaches
    As educated and trained professionals, coaches play an important role in setting the example by demonstrating good sportsmanship for their team members, student-body and adult fans to follow. It is important for the coach to reinforce the West Fargo School District’s purpose, objectives, values, and goals, with an emphasis on practicing and instilling the code of ethics.

    Participants
    It is a privilege to participate in co-curricular activities. Students need to keep in perspective how fortunate they are to have the opportunity to exercise that privilege and to appreciate the school district community for supporting their efforts. Students should also demonstrate good sportsmanship by practicing the code of ethics and share their enthusiasm and love for their activity by demonstrating respect for all persons and property.

    Spectators
    Student and adult spectators need to keep in perspective that high school activities are educational experiences that need to be kept in the proper spirit of competition. It is our hope that all fans will abide by the following guidelines. The West Fargo Public School District appreciates your cooperation.

      • Remember that the event is for the students. They are participating and parents/fans are watching because of their enjoyment in the experience. Exhibits of good sportsmanship enhance the educational experience of all participants.
      • Refrain from distracting participants when they are competing/performing.
      • Recognize and appreciate the skill of the performers regardless of their school. Applauding good play demonstrates class, generosity, and goodwill.
      • Treat officials with respect before, during and after the contest. Contests cannot be conducted without officials, as they are an integral part of the event and should be recognized as impartial arbitrators.
      • Spectators are to respect others, property, and the spirit of high school competition. Remember that your view of the event could be quite different than that of an official or the opposing team and spectators. Management has the authority to remove any spectator who does not conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Abusive or inappropriate behavior is to be avoided.
      • Recognize the fact that spectators represent the school district and community, as do participants and coaches. Respect, cooperate, and respond positively and enthusiastically to cheerleaders and event staff.

    Misbehavior During Contests
    Students or adults who are found to be in gross violation of the ethics of competition or the principles of good sportsmanship may be barred from interscholastic activities, either as a participant or as a spectator or both. This includes student and adult spectators.

    Citizenship
    Student-participants need to keep in perspective their role as active members in the co-curricular program. It is important for them to be good role models and ambassadors for the school community and to the younger students who admire and are influenced by their actions. Participants need to demonstrate proper respect to all persons and property on and off school premises.

    Tryout & Participant Selection
    All eligible students have the opportunity to try out for a school activity. Each activity has a starting date, and there should be a minimum of three days of tryouts/practices prior to the selection of team members. Sub-varsity and lower level students in each respective activity should be invited to try out for a higher level program.

    • General Commitment: Each student who is involved in a school activity must have strong commitment to the program in general. Being involved will require teamwork, self-discipline, loyalty, sportsmanship, citizenship and perseverance. If a participant has concerns or conflicts, he/she should visit with the coach or director of the respective program.
    • Skill and Ability: Each student who participates will receive an assessment of his/her skills and abilities from the coach/director. This information should serve as the major criteria in the selection of program members for each respective activity.