Definition/Mission/Goals

STUDENT ACTIVITIES: A DEFINITION
The Verona Area School District defines student activities as those co-curricular opportunities available to students, which are not required as a part of the regular instructional program. Student activities may meet after school, during the school day, or at times when regular classes are not in session. Student activities include intramural and interscholastic activities, and other organized groups that students are selected for or opt to join.

MISSION STATEMENT

In the Verona Area School District, organized co-curricular student activities complement and supplement the academic curriculum by enhancing learning and by contributing to the development of the whole person. Student activities exist to develop the character of students by fostering physical and emotional growth, maturity, self-esteem, identity and leadership skills. Participation in co-curricular activities provides for exploration of future career and leisure opportunities for students by fostering the discovery of skills, talents and satisfaction.

GOALS
The Goals of Student Activities are:
• To provide experiences that are educationally sound, challenging and rewarding to students.
• To provide experiences that contribute to students’ positive social, emotional, intellectual and Physical development.
• To assist students in developing positive insights, attitudes and pride in achievement.
• To emphasize the importance of developing moral and ethical values.
• To provide opportunities for students to develop a sense of responsibility for their actions.
• To assist students in learning to interact with peers and others through group involvement and participation.
• To promote better communication among students, faculty, administration, parents and community.
• To provide for special abilities, talents and needs of students by offering opportunities to participate
in a nonacademic environment.
• To expose students to opportunities that could lead to possible career choices.
• To assist students in gaining leisure and social skills that encourage future participation in lifelong
activity choices.

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