Extracurricular activities are a basic part of education in American schools. They are designed to teach democratic processes, parliamentary pocedures, that giving of one's services improve his or her environment, leadership, and fellowship. These factors are essential to democracy. School activities are as much a part of a student's education as community activities are a part of an adult's life. The DeWitt School District believes that these activities must be provided to produce mature adults who are ready to take their place in our American democratic society.
These activities are any and varied. There are more than 25 honor, academic, services, or athletic groups in which students may find places of service and entertainment.
Due to the large number of school sponsored clubs and organizations, it is necessary to have certain regulations or guidelines to standardize procedures for administrative and control purposes.
Students are restricted to serve as president of only one organization, class, or activity per year. This enables each leader to serve to the best of their ability. It also provides leadership training to more students each year.
Parents should monitor the number of clubs and organizatioins their student belongs to. Some students' grades suffer as a result of their time being spent in club activities instead of academic pursuits.
DeWitt School District recognizes the value of participating in extracurricular activites. Extracurricular and co-curricular activities are important components of the total educational program.