Middle School


     Middle School Athletic Directors

    Dixon Middle - Michael Elkins

    Hunters Creek Middle - LaWanda Jones

    Jacksonville Commons Middle - Michael Johnson

    New Bridge Middle - Joey Mahouchick

    Northwoods Park Middle- Robert Hort

    Southwest Middle - Lesleigh Thompson

    Swansboro Middle - Sean Trees

    Trexler Middle - Sharon Grunden



    Middle School athletic eligibility requirements:

    • student must be legally enrolled at the school

    • student must reside with parent or legal custodian in that school's attendance zone or be assigned to the school by the Board of Education

    • student must be in the 7th or 8th grade (6th graders are not eligible to participate in athletics)

    • student must meet local and state standards for promotion from the previous grade

    • student must have passed a minimum of 4 classes (at least 3 of those must be core courses [Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts] plus 1 Encore class) from the previous semester
    • students will forfeit athletic eligibility when unlawful/unexcused absences, out-of-school suspensions, or any combination of unlawful/unexcused absences and out of-school suspensions during the previous semester exceed fifteen (15) days (any absences from the previous semester verified to be excused/lawful by the student’s school by the final day of that semester will not be considered). No process will exist to request a waiver of unexcused/unlawful absences or out-of-school suspensions.    (for determining athletic eligibility of students to compete during the 2nd semester of the 2021-22 academic year, the number of unlawful/unexcused absences, out-of-school suspensions, or any combination of unlawful/unexcused absences and out of-school suspensions during the previous semester must not exceed ten (10) days)

    • students not academically eligible at the beginning of the semester are not eligible at any time during that semester.  (1) Exception: a student who receives an incomplete which causes him/her to fail to meet minimum scholastic requirements or is awaiting a final grade due to any state-mandated testing is ineligible until the course is satisfactorily completed and a final grade is recorded, and eligibility can be restored immediately. NOTE: credit-recovery programs CANNOT be used to regain athletic eligiblity during that semester in which credit-recovery is completed.
    • student can only participate in middle school athletics 6 semesters after first entering the 6th grade (According to NC DPI Manual: Eligibility begins for all students with initial entry into the sixth grade regardless of: the school organization pattern and/or the decision of the LEA/Charter to allow 6th grade participation in athletics)
    • student cannot turn 15 years of age on or before August 31 of the current academic year

    • student must receive a medical examination each academic year from a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant

    • student and his/her parent must sign the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Awareness form prior to participating in any tryout, practice or contest (new form must be signed each academic year)

    • student cannot have been convicted of a felony, or any criminal offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult

    For clarification, State Board policy (HRS-D-001) allows each LEA or charter school to determine whether or not sixth graders may participate in interscholastic athletics, with the exception of football.   At this time, the policy of Onslow County Schools is that sixth grade students are NOT eligible to participate in middle school interscholastic athletics.

     Students enrolled in the Onslow Virtual School will NOT be allowed to participate in middle school athletics.


    State Middle School Athletics Manual

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