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Dexter Fan

Tulsa, OK

#1 Feb 27, 2013
Im wanting to know how there are a few kids that made the team that are failing big time...Do they not look till later about this?Then there was some that didn't make it honer roll that are great I'm not getting it this year! It still is the same rule if you are flunking you can't play a sport correct or not? Thanks
WHAT

Dexter, MO

#2 Feb 27, 2013
Dexter Fan wrote:
Im wanting to know how there are a few kids that made the team that are failing big time...Do they not look till later about this?Then there was some that didn't make it honer roll that are great I'm not getting it this year! It still is the same rule if you are flunking you can't play a sport correct or not? Thanks
What are you talking about --(didn't make it honer roll)????? Rewrite this and maybe we can help you!!!! Also what grade of boys are you taliking about, Middle school, high school or grade school?????
Haha

Dexter, MO

#3 Feb 27, 2013
Let me guess...your kid didn't make it? You don't make the team by being on honor roll. You have to have skills. No skills, no team.
lol

Dexter, MO

#4 Feb 27, 2013
Player eligibility is established from the grades from the previous semester. If the player failed more than 2 classes, they are ruled ineligible. Honor roll has nothing to do with it.
REALLY

Kansas City, MO

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Lots of smarta$$ people on here,I know that the person was asking a question but this is how dexter parents are? I know that there are a few boys in 7th that has very bad grades all quarters and about the skills they are all great in my eyes!
jack

United States

#6 Feb 28, 2013
they has very bad grades all quarters, huh? I don't get it.
need some more

Plano, TX

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Grades don't mean anything. If you make team you can play. This was taken to the state sports office and found out that they can not prevent anyone from participating because of grades. Years ago there was a pitcher that played and all his grades were F except in gym class. He went on to play minor league ball for awhile
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Dexter, MO

#8 Mar 1, 2013
need some more wrote:
Grades don't mean anything. If you make team you can play. This was taken to the state sports office and found out that they can not prevent anyone from participating because of grades. Years ago there was a pitcher that played and all his grades were F except in gym class. He went on to play minor league ball for awhile
This is not "years ago". Welcome to 2013. Dexter is part of the MSHSAA, both high school and middle school. Grades matter. If you fail two or more classes, you are inelilible to participate in interscholastic sports. If you can find a sentence in the state sports office handbook (mshsaa) that says "grades don't mean anything" please let me know. BTW, I hope you aren't preaching this message to your kids or have any kind of influence on our youth.
need some more

Plano, TX

#9 Mar 2, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>This is not "years ago". Welcome to 2013. Dexter is part of the MSHSAA, both high school and middle school. Grades matter. If you fail two or more classes, you are inelilible to participate in interscholastic sports. If you can find a sentence in the state sports office handbook (mshsaa) that says "grades don't mean anything" please let me know. BTW, I hope you aren't preaching this message to your kids or have any kind of influence on our youth.
Yes you need to look it up. I believe it went to court with a complaint from a parent out of Zalma (of all places) whose child was not allowed to play volleyball because of grades The ruling was that the player was on probation BUT was allowed to participate . Check it out for yourself. If you are smart enough to actually do your own research. You Jerk
oil baron

Dexter, MO

#10 Mar 2, 2013
Ok smartass, I checked the website and here is what I found.

Eligibility Standards
Academics
7-8 grade
*You must be enrolled in a normal course load for your grade at the member school.
*You will be ineligible if you FAILED more than one class the previous grading period.
*You must have been promoted to a higher grade prior to the first day of classes for the new school year.
*Students promoted for the first time to the 7th grade are considered academically eligible for the first grading period after promotion.

This information was taken verbatum from the website. As I stated before, Dexter (high school and middle school) is a member of MSHSAA. Who knows if Zalma is or not and really, who cares. You may need to a little research of your own before say "grades don't mean anything".
Fan

Dexter, MO

#11 Mar 2, 2013
Grades do matter "need some more", MSHSAA has a elgibility video you need to watch and also read the handbook that will answer your question. It is based on the previous semester. If he or she flunks 2 or more classes they will be inelgible for the folloing semester.
Fan

Dexter, MO

#12 Mar 2, 2013
My belief on grades that if they are flunking classes during the sport they are playing, they should be not allowed to play until they are passing that class or classes.
need some more

Plano, TX

#13 Mar 2, 2013
oil baron wrote:
Ok smartass, I checked the website and here is what I found.

Eligibility Standards
Academics
7-8 grade
*You must be enrolled in a normal course load for your grade at the member school.
*You will be ineligible if you FAILED more than one class the previous grading period.
*You must have been promoted to a higher grade prior to the first day of classes for the new school year.
*Students promoted for the first time to the 7th grade are considered academically eligible for the first grading period after promotion.

This information was taken verbatum from the website. As I stated before, Dexter (high school and middle school) is a member of MSHSAA. Who knows if Zalma is or not and really, who cares. You may need to a little research of your own before say "grades don't mean anything".
Grades mean everything we all want the children to make good grades. My point is just because some kids learn slower than others they should not be penalized by not allowing them to play sports or other after school activities. Sounds to me like you are trying to interpret the rules to suit a certain situation if they are doing baseball try outs then the kids that are the best at the sport should make the team period
need some more

Plano, TX

#14 Mar 2, 2013
Fan wrote:
My belief on grades that if they are flunking classes during the sport they are playing, they should be not allowed to play until they are passing that class or classes.
This would not work , they would not have enough time to bring up the grade. Make it mandatory that they have to do extra work to help their grade and if they refuse to try then be cut but if they are trying and just not getting it then they should be allowed to play. Some kids are slower than others. I do not think you should punish a kid for what might be a mental issue. That is all I am saying about this.
oil baron

Dexter, MO

#15 Mar 2, 2013
need some more wrote:
<quoted text>
Grades mean everything we all want the children to make good grades. My point is just because some kids learn slower than others they should not be penalized by not allowing them to play sports or other after school activities. Sounds to me like you are trying to interpret the rules to suit a certain situation if they are doing baseball try outs then the kids that are the best at the sport should make the team period
How in the world did you go from "grades don't mean anything" to "grades mean everything"? While it's true that some kids learn slower than others, this is the reason kids are placed in either accelerated or remedial classrooms. Also, it doesn't matter if you are the next Bryce Harper (look him up), if you don't make the grades, you don't play (or make the team). Period. BTW, I have a son that has already graduated so I have no reason to interpret the rules to suit anything. All I did was prove you wrong.
my 2 cents

Lockhart, TX

#16 Mar 3, 2013
oil baron wrote:
<quoted text>How in the world did you go from "grades don't mean anything" to "grades mean everything"? While it's true that some kids learn slower than others, this is the reason kids are placed in either accelerated or remedial classrooms. Also, it doesn't matter if you are the next Bryce Harper (look him up), if you don't make the grades, you don't play (or make the team). Period. BTW, I have a son that has already graduated so I have no reason to interpret the rules to suit anything. All I did was prove you wrong.
Well. When I said Grades don't matter. It was taken out of context. Like I said grades do matter. But not in sports or extra curricular activities. Yes they do have remedial classes but unfortunately for the kids some parents refuse to let their child be placed in the program.(not the kids fault by the way, the parents are idiots and are worried about their reputation) But this has already been addressed and the state board has let the kids play. It would be impossible to get the rule rewritten nor would I want the rule changed because it does motivate kids to do better in school . I have no kids in school but I think every kid should have a fair shot at participation in after school activities Regardless of their mental capabilities in the class room. Somethings like disciplinary problems, drugs, etc. Should be cause for disqualification because i believe kids can control (and should be held accountable for their actions) their actions . I just disagree with disqualification because of grades alone. You know as I , that some kids and adults learn at different levels. If the kids are denied the opportunity to participate then the school is further taken away the chances of kids over coming their problem . Are you telling me that you disagree with this ? If so then I just Agee to disagree with you.
my 2 cents

Lockhart, TX

#17 Mar 3, 2013
oil baron wrote:
<quoted text>How in the world did you go from "grades don't mean anything" to "grades mean everything"? While it's true that some kids learn slower than others, this is the reason kids are placed in either accelerated or remedial classrooms. Also, it doesn't matter if you are the next Bryce Harper (look him up), if you don't make the grades, you don't play (or make the team). Period. BTW, I have a son that has already graduated so I have no reason to interpret the rules to suit anything. All I did was prove you wrong.
Yes I changed my username
my 2 cents

Lockhart, TX

#18 Mar 3, 2013
oil baron wrote:
<quoted text>How in the world did you go from "grades don't mean anything" to "grades mean everything"? While it's true that some kids learn slower than others, this is the reason kids are placed in either accelerated or remedial classrooms. Also, it doesn't matter if you are the next Bryce Harper (look him up), if you don't make the grades, you don't play (or make the team). Period. BTW, I have a son that has already graduated so I have no reason to interpret the rules to suit anything. All I did was prove you wrong.
Further more. I know of one more instance that a pitcher had very bad grades in high school I believe he was also the quarterback. Was always allowed to play went on to get a scholarship at ole miss, played baseball up there ,at the college level he was given counseling and tutors , over came his issues with grades. Graduated college , then became a teacher and a coach and now makes a very positive influence in kids lives. I just don't understand why you are so stuck on this grade issue with sports. I figure the one that started this thread was more interested in starting trouble for some kids that made the team other than wanting to know the rule. Parents that try and fight all of their kids battles are just irritating to me , the one that started this thread has problems. Just my opinion of course
oil baron

Dexter, MO

#19 Mar 3, 2013
my 2 cents wrote:
<quoted text>
Further more. I know of one more instance that a pitcher had very bad grades in high school I believe he was also the quarterback. Was always allowed to play went on to get a scholarship at ole miss, played baseball up there ,at the college level he was given counseling and tutors , over came his issues with grades. Graduated college , then became a teacher and a coach and now makes a very positive influence in kids lives. I just don't understand why you are so stuck on this grade issue with sports. I figure the one that started this thread was more interested in starting trouble for some kids that made the team other than wanting to know the rule. Parents that try and fight all of their kids battles are just irritating to me , the one that started this thread has problems. Just my opinion of course
I agree that parents fighting all their kids battles is extremely irritating. I just saw the statement about grades not meaning anything and I pounced on it. I think I know the guy you are talking about. He's definetely no rocket scientist. Just my opinion, of course.
Fan

Dexter, MO

#20 Mar 3, 2013
My feeling on this issue are the kids are students first and athletes second. We as parents get away from all of that.

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