Supe's On: Extracurriculars make for well-rounded education

Dr. Jarod Larson, Superintendent of Brandon Valley School District

Extracurricular activities are an important aspect of our work to provide a well-rounded education. Fine arts, athletics, and student clubs provide impactful learning opportunities for students. Extracurricular activities have tremendous benefits for kids. 

Activities promote and teach students valuable life-lessons such as commitment, hard-work, discipline, and acceptance of a role. Digging in deeper, research studies have demonstrated that students involved in extracurricular activities have higher rates of academic achievement and are more likely to graduate from high school. In addition to the academic benefits, extracurricular activities teach valuable skills such as communication, teamwork, and leadership. Activities expand learning opportunities outside of the classroom and are a critical component of a well-rounded education.

Supporting students in a positive sportsman-like manner is essential. Appropriate behavior while participating in or attending activities is essential. Regardless of the event, spectator conduct is a crucial factor in creating a positive and appropriate climate for an interscholastic event. Sportsmanship is respecting our team, the opponent, and officials. As adult spectators and role models, we must demonstrate, and model appropriate behavior as little eyes are upon us. Go Lynx!


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