Easterly Parkway's intramural program for 4th and 5th graders is held after school two days a week starting a few weeks after school starts. There are three sessions offered throughout the school year: 18 sessions in the fall,18 sessions in the winter, and 18 or more sessions in the spring. Intramural activities are held either in the all-purpose room or outside when weather permits. Intramurals begin immediately after school and lasts until 4:30 p.m. Information is sent home to parents for each session and parents must return a completed intramural permission form in order for their child to participate. Depending which intramural activity is being offered, all students MUST be picked up on time (from either the school, the High School, or Tussey Mountain Ski area). Any child who is consistently being picked up late, may be asked by the intramural coordinator to withdraw from the program.
Besides skiing in the winter, fourth and fifth graders can also participate in volleyball intramurals as well. Fourth graders will participate until the middle of February, while fifth graders continue to practice for the 5th grade all-schools tournament that is held at the High School. All parents and families are encouraged to attend the volleyball tournament.
For spring intramurals, track and field is offered twice a week. An exciting part of the track and field
program is an all-school track meet that is held at the SCAHS South track. Students may choose up to four events in which to compete. First, second, third and four places winners will receive a ribbon. If the team decides to order team tee-shirts parents will receive cost information. Family members are invited to attend the all-school track meet.
The Intramural Program in the State College Area School District requires children to behave in an appropriate manner to insure a positive and safe experience for all of the children participating. If any child's behavior becomes inappropriate, the coach or the coordinator will notify the parents with a conduct report. A second infraction will result in the child's permanent expulsion from all intramural activities. At Tussey Mountain, skiers are required to follow all of Tussey Mountain's rules for safety. If the safety patrol decides that a student is skiing recklessly or out of control, their ski pass may be revoked.
We have trained coaches to guide and teach your child and the participants enjoy these activities. Permission slips are required and go home every fall, winter and spring with the dates and offerings. Be sure your child is listening to these announcements. Once the form goes home to the parents, it needs to be signed and returned in order for them to participate. Hopefully, your child will sign up for one or all of our activities that we are offering this year. If you have any questions about the Intramural Program, please contact Esther Cordell, EP Intramural Coordinator, by calling the school at 814-231-1170.