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AJH is NOT currently accepting pay to participate fees for the Winter sports. Fees for girl's basketball and wrestling will not be due until January. Fees for boy's basketball will not be collected until February. Please check this website for updates. Thank you.
OHSAA UPDATE: Fall Eligibility and Athletic Physicals
On May 29, 2020, OHSAA announced the following regarding Fall 2020 Academic Eligibility and Athletic Physicals will remain active for 13 months. Here’s the OHSAA’s announcements on these two items:
Fall Scholarship Eligibility: Due to the wide-range of academic grades being given for classwork during the final grading period, all students entering grades 7-12 will be eligible for 2020 fall sports insofar as academic eligibility is concerned.
PPE/Athletic Physicals: The following has been recommended by the OHSAA’s Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine:
1. Continue with the requirement for an annual Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation (PPE) – every 13 months – for all 7-12 grade students.
2. Recommend strongly discouraging the use of mass physicals for this upcoming school year for the benefit of public health and to recommend all students receive a PPE in a private setting.
3. Strongly recommend that the physical exam be done at a medical home.
4. Allow a student who has had a PPE within the last year to conduct his/her 2020-21 PPE in person or via telehealth as long as the usual forms are filled out, signed and in the provider’s hands prior to the visit.
All students who intend to try out for extra-curricular athletics must have a current OHSAA physical on file prior to trying out. Physical packets can be downloaded from this page or picked up in the AJH office.
Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball - Open gyms and tryouts are here! Please review the schedule below and see Coach Hall with questions. ALL PLAYERS MUST HAVE A CURRENT OHSAA PHYSICAL ON FILE IN ORDER TO TRYOUT.
7th Grade Schedule: Open Gyms - 10/21 @ 6:00-7:30 and 10/22 @ 4:30-6:30 Tryouts - 10/26, 10/27, 10/28 @ 6:00-7:30
8th Grade Schedule: Open Gyms - 10/20 @ 4:15-6:00 and 10/21 @ 4:15-6:00 Tryouts - 10/26, 10/27, 10/28 @ 4:15-5:45
Any 7th or 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball this winter should sign up in the cafeteria during lunch. Open gyms will be held October 6th and 7th from after school until 4:15 p.m
Tryouts for the all 7th and 8th grade girls will be held on October 12th - 14th, from 2:30 - 4:15 p.m. in the AJH gym. See Coach Hall with questions.
AJH wrestling practice will begin Monday, November 16th. All participants must have a current OHSAA physical on file in order to practice. For more information, please email Coach Limpert.
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New - Senate Bill 252 - Lindsay's Law
In accordance with Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay's Law), the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Below are links to the required video, information sheet, and parent/student signature form:
Congratulations to the AJH students who received an academic award for the 1st Trimester!
Second Harvest will distribute food at Steele High School on November 19th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP using the QR code and contact Amherst School Social Worker Jill Maiorca with any questions.
The Amherst PTO's Holiday Apparel Sale is now open until November 17th! Find Comet spirit wear that we've picked out specifically for your family and friends! FanCloth Amherst PTO Store (Campaign ID: YPPCJ)
The Lorain County Opioid Action Team will be onsite at specific locations on National Drug Take Back Day on October 24th. Please see the National Drug Take Back flyer for more information.