Middle School Athletics
Becoming a Crusader
If you're new to Kennedy athletics or an incoming 6th grader for the upcoming school year, follow these steps to get acquainted with our programs.
1. Review the introduction to KMS athletics in the presentation below.
2. Review the KMS Co-Curricular Handbook.
3. Complete 2021–22 online registration via Skyward starting in July. Both parents and students need to complete this process.
4. Go to the relevant athletics information page to find out starting dates and program information for your sport.
5. Click on the "Athletic Interest Form" button above and complete the steps to establish communication with the KMS Activities Coordinator and the coach.
Kennedy Middle School students involved in co-curricular athletic programs will compete within the Braveland Conference. This conference includes Brown Deer Middle School, Webster Middle School (Cedarburg), John Long Middle School (Grafton), Thomas Jefferson Middle School and North Junior High (Menomonee Falls), Lake Shore and Steffen Middle Schools (Mequon), Thomas Jefferson Middle School (Port Washington), and Templeton Middle School (Sussex).
As a WIAA member school, 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.