PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY: The annual AISA Professional Development Day will be held on Monday, October 6, 2014, at Vaughn Forest Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Registration Information and Agenda
Congratulations, 2013-2014 President's Award Winners: Class A - The Lakeside School; Class AA - South Choctaw Academy; Class AAA - Morgan Academy
HEADMASTERS' ASSOCIATION DUES:
At the July Headmaster’s Association meeting the members voted for dues to be increased to $150.00 to assist with activities that will be planned this year. The new Secretary/Treasurer is Dee Bennett so checks should be forwarded to her attention at The Lakeside School; 1020 Lake Dr.; Eufaula, AL 36027. Other officers elected are: Julie Kelly- President, Darrell Self- Vice-President and Ceil Sikes- ex-officio. Please forward any concerns or ideas to one of these individuals.
Being a member of the Headmasters' Association, qualifies you to have an applicant for the Headmasters' Association Scholarship.
2014-2015 ORATORICAL CONTEST: District Contests are scheduled for October 21, 2014, and the State Contest is on October 28, 2014 at the Faulkner University Theater, Montgomery. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the contest will begin at 10:00 a.m. This year's topic is "Describe the characteristics, personality traits and talents of your ideal teacher?" Standard 5x7 or 5x8 cards are acceptable for district and state oratorical contest.
SGA FALL WORKSHOP: The SGA Fall Workshop will be held at Huntingdon College on Monday, September 15, 2014. Registration will be from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of Flowers Hall. The $150.00 annual SGA dues will be collected at the registration table. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 10:00 a.m. and will conclude by noon. Important district meetings will be included in the program. Each SGA sponsor may bring the 2014-15 officers to the workshop (up to 10 people, including the sponsor). Appropriate attire for participants will be jeans and t-shirts (or other clothing that is normally worn to school). T-shirts with the school or SGA logo will be great, but not required.
AISA CREATIVE WRITING COMPETITION: This year’s creative writing prompt will also include an image. The image is on our website under the creative writing page. Opening line...“The day began just as any other...” Creative writing entries must be submitted into the AISA office no later than November 13, 2014.
ATTENTION COUNCIL COMMITTEE: The next Council Committee Meeting is scheduled for September 3, 2014 at the AISA Office, 1:00 p.m.
ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION EXAMINATION AS RELATED TO AISA DIPLOMA AND ATHLETIC REQUIREMENTS: The AISA policy has not changed. Since the State of Alabama has changed their policy, then a senior student must have passed all required (by the state) parts of the graduation exit test. These required parts include Reading and Math and one section of the three remaining sections. Rebecca Mims, Education Specialist for Assessment and Accountability, at the Alabama State Department of Education, has notified us that non-public school students may not take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) unless their non-public school chooses to have all students tested. Therefore, the AISA’s academic and athletic requirement policies concerning senior transfers and the passing of the AHSGE are no longer in effect. Since these selected students no longer have the opportunity to retake failed portions of the test, we cannot enforce these policies. Students ruled ineligible due to this policy are now declared eligible effective immediately.
AISA Coaches' Association dues of $150 are due by November 1, 2014. Make your check payable to AISA Coaches' Association, and mail to Coach Glynn Lott, Coaches' Association President; Macon East Academy; 15396 Vaughn Rd.; Cecil, AL; 36013 $150.00 for all schools--after November 1, 2014 dues will go to $250.00.
Congratulations, 2013-2014 Chairman's Award Winners: Class A - Edgewood Academy; Class AA - Coosa Valley Academy; Class AAA - Glenwood School
Final completed schedules for basketball, softball, and baseball are due in the AISA office by October 1, 2014. AISA Athletic Handbook, page 8, XVIII:
Concussion Rule for All Sports: The AISA Athletic Committee voted unanimously on July 28, 2010 to approve the following concerning player concussions: Any player who shows signs or symptoms associated with a concussion shall not return to play in any sport until cleared by a medical doctor. Please refer to the NFHS Rules Book that your school was issued at the Annual Coaches’ Meeting. Click here for more information or policy forms
AISA ATHLETIC HANDBOOK, GENERAL INFORMATION, PAGE 8--Note: It is the responsibility of the school to notify in writing the AISA office of any ejection of a coach or player within 48 hours. There will be a $100.00 fine for failure to report ejections. A player or coach ejected for conduct reasons from any playoff and/or final game of the sports season will be fined $250.00.
The 2014-2015 Gate Admission Fees: Regular season play, $5.00--- Tournament play, double headers, playoffs, all-stars, jamborees, and finals, $7.00 adults and $5.00 students—this excludes the Tripleheader (gate - $15.00). School tournaments, jamborees, and double headers, the $5.00 and $7.00 is maximum; schools may continue to charge $5.00 for those school sponsored competitions.
AISA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAM: The AISA does not sponsor an AISA state championship program below the level of varsity athletics.
ATTENTION ATHLETIC COMMITTEE: The next Athletic Committee Meeting is scheduled for August 27, 2014 at the AISA office, 10:00 a.m.
SPORTS OFFICIAL BILL AND SPORTSMANSHIP: Please announce AISA Sportsmanship Statement and Sports Officials Bill prior to each athletic event. Click here to read these statements
STUDENT-ATHLETIC TRANSFERS: The AISA Office must be notified immediately in writing by receiving school of any student-athlete transferring in from a member school. (Item 10, Letter E, Page 17 Athletic Handbook)
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR 2014-15: Courses taken in summer school shall be considered an extension of the school year and credits earned in summer school may be used in determining scholastic eligibility of students. Independent Study and tutorial type courses may not be used for athletic eligibility purposes. All summer school work and approved correspondence/on-line courses may be used for eligibility purposes but final grades must be in and recorded on student's transcript on the Monday prior to the AISA’s third playing date for football (September 8, 2014). A student is allowed a maximum of two (2) units in summer school to establish eligibility for the fall semester. Clarification: Summer school is defined as any coursework begun after end of 2nd semester (as stated on AISA calendar) and concluded by the deadline set by the AISA.
HOME SCHOOL OPPONENTS:PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT PROPOSAL/POLICY: “Student-athletes transferring from a home school and/or a non-traditional school program will be eligible for AISA interscholastic athletics, if all AISA eligibility requirements have been met. AISA schools are not allowed to play home school teams in any sport.
National Center for Sports Safety: Please note contact information has changed as follows: National Center for Sports Safety; 2301 Morris Ave. Suite 105; Birmingham, Alabama 35203; Phone: 205-329-7535 or 7508; Fax: 205-329-7526; Toll-Free: 1-866-508-NCSS (6277); info@SportsSafety.org; Online Sports Safety Course: www.sportssafety.org
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FOR ALL AISA ATHLETES/CHEERLEADERS: Refer to Physical Exam Form and Medical History Form in the Appendix of your AISA Athletic Handbook. Call the AISA office if you have questions.
AISA Football Tripleheader Championships at Troy University - November 21, 2014
AISA All Star Football Game at Cramton Bowl, Montgomery, AL - December 5, 2014
ATTENTION AD/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH(ES): Please check schedules and touch base with your officials' coordinator each week to verify games. Don't play a student in a scrimmage/jamboree or a game until eligibility has been cleared in the AISA office. Please send a team roster to each football opponent.
ATTENTION ATHLETIC DIRECTORS AND FOOTBALL COACHES!! All football teams must use the entire heat break time in all AISA games. Coaches, do not send your team back on the field until the officials call for ready to continue. Use all of this time for rest and hydration for your players. SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!
JUNIOR HIGH AND PEE WEE FOOTBALL SCHEDULES: All schools need to contact officials' coordinator about junior high/pee wee football schedules. Please submit these schedules to the AISA office ASAP.
Football: Important reminders for the 2014 football season: 1) Sanction scrimmages / jamborees / 7 on 7 / camps etc. 2) Please notify the AISA office if you schedule an 11th game (home/away). 3) Schools sharing stadiums with other schools may have to host games on Thursday nights. 4) Schools that agree to play on Thursday night, please contact the office ASAP.