St. Dennis Athletics—Lessons in Teamwork and Cooperation for Grades 5-8

Athletics gives our students the opportunity to learn and work together as a team outside of the classroom. St. Dennis competes in the Madison Independent Sports League (MAISL). While competition is part of athletics, cooperation is our focus. At the end of each season, one player on each team is given the Father Schmidt Sportsmanship Award, keeping our focus on being a good teammate over athletic ability.

Athletics Fees and Forms

Prior to each season, the Athletic Director will send an email to eligible students, inquiring about interest in participation. Current sports include: boys touch football and girls volleyball in the fall, boys and girls basketball in the winter and boys volleyball and girls softball in the spring. If there is enough interest, teams will be formed by grade level. Prior to participating, students and their parents must complete the following steps.

When all forms are complete, they can be handed in to the office, delivered to the Athletic Director, or, if you wish, you can email by launching the submit button below.

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Pay Student Athletics Fee

Each student participating in athletics must pay a one-time annual fee. If your child plays one sport during the school year, the total fee is $75. Two sports cost $125. And, if your child plays three sports, it is $150. The check should be made payable to St. Dennis Athletics and sent into the office or delivered directly to the Athletic Director.

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Submit Physical Examination Form

Every two years, students must have a physician complete the physical examination card. In alternate years, parents can simply sign and return the form. The form can be printed, signed and returned along with your fee payment.

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Submit Athletic Permit Form

This form includes inquiries for basic contact information, healthcare and insurance information and grants permission for your child to participate in athletics. The form can be filled out online and submitted directly to the athletic director, or you can print it and return it with your fee payment.

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Driver Information Sheet

If you plan to drive other students other than your own child to and from practices and games, please fill out and return this form. This is a requirement for coaches and is one of the many ways we strive to keep students safe, both during school hours and on evenings and weekends.

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Athletic Handbook Acknowledgement Form

Parents must read and understand the St. Dennis Athletic Handbook, which includes information about our mission, volunteer requirements, rules, MAISL bylaws and academic requirements for athletic eligibility. Once read, sign the acknowledgement form and return to the school.

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Concussion Acknowledgment Form

If you plan to drive other students other than your own child to and from practices and games, please fill out and return this form. This is a requirement for coaches and is one of the many ways we strive to keep students safe, both during school hours and on evenings and weekends.

Show Your St. Dennis Athletics Pride

We’ve partnered with Josten’s to outfit fans with everything from shirts and hats to bags and jackets. A wide variety of styles are available and orders can be customized by sport and can include athlete and coach names.

Order Fanwear

Support St. Dennis Athletics

We have several fundraisers over the course of the school year to help fund uniforms, equipment purchase and facilities maintenance. Student athletes and their parents are asked to actively participate in all fundraisers. In addition, parents are required to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours per active year during athletic events at our school. This includes working concessions, monitoring halls, setting up and tearing down.

St. Dennis School Athletic Committee

In addition to the volunteer and fundraising work done by parents, a competitive and successful athletic program is made possible by the countless volunteer hours worked by our dedicated athletic committee. Current board members include:

Jason Pothof

Athletic Director

Melissa Hammersley

Treasurer

Eric Sztuczko

MAISL Representative

Committee Members

Anthony DeMarte, Chris Neal, Eric Sztuczko, Melissa Hammersley, Janna Studts-Wirth, Matt Tormey