Kennedy Middle School students involved with co-curricular athletic programs will continue participation in the Braveland Conference. This conference includes Brown Deer Middle School, Webster Middle School (Cedarburg), John Long Middle School (Grafton), Thomas Jefferson Middle School (Menomonee Falls), North Junior High (Menomonee Falls), Lake Shore Middle School (Mequon), Steffen Middle School (Mequon), Thomas Jefferson Middle School (Port Washington), and Templeton Middle School(Sussex).
Kennedy is a WIAA member school and we model our philosophy around the “Loyalty Clause.” It is this philosophy that recognizes that a student owes loyalty and allegiance to the school and team of which he/she is a member during the season of the given sport/co-curricular activity offered at Kennedy. A student becomes ineligible in a sport and/or co-curricular activity for the remainder of the season for competing in non-school games, meets or contests in the same sport/activity during the season of practice and competition established by the school. Parents of participating students in co-curricular programs are asked to support our efforts in meeting the following mission, which is closely aligned with WIAA mission:
The mission of middle-level athletics and co-curricular programs is to provide an enjoyable educational experience for young adolescents based on their developmental characteristics and needs. The development of the young adolescent’s self-esteem, citizenship responsibility, and skills in cooperative and leadership behaviors are positives outcomes of appropriate middle-level programs. These programs should be enjoyable, vigorous and safe, and should occur in a positive climate with appropriate adult leadership and support. Effective middle-level co-curricular programs are coordinated with other school and community activities to offer additional opportunities for young adolescents to explore varied interests. Middle Level Programs are an essential component of the total educational process and an excellent opportunity for the home, school, and community to work together.
Finally, and as a reminder, all participating students involved in athletic programs need a WIAA physical card on file in the office as well as a paid athletic fee prior to the start of the sport they choose to participate in. Physicals are good for two years. In the year opposite their physical, students need a yellow WIAA alternate year card on file in the middle school office. Cards can be obtained from the main office. Go Crusaders!