Hoyt Middle School offers athletics programs for 7th and 8th grade students, as well as intramural athletics geared towards 6th grade students. These programs are essential to a positive and nurturing school climate.
Research has shown, students that participate in athletics have higher academic scores, greater social awareness, and reduced absenteeism. Pursuing interests outside of the classroom allows for students to develop socially, explore their identities, and form bonds within the community. Regular schedules, clear coaching feedback, and sustained attention required in athletics, translate very well in the classroom. Scientists also believe that aerobic activity supports neurological growth and stimulates areas of the brain that handle learning and memory.
If that isn’t enough to encourage students to try a sport, how about this–IT’S FUN! Let’s go Hawks!