Lower School Sports

About the Lower School Athletic Director: My name is Ryan Heffley and I am the new Lower School Athletic Director. I am so thrilled and excited to serve the student athletes in the Lower School and Middle School. I am currently the Upper School Physical Education and Health Teacher.  In addition to Teacher and Lower School Athletic Director, I am also the Head High School Football Coach and the Head Middle School Track Coach. I have also been fortunate enough to previously coach wrestling and baseball in the past.  I hope to use my background in athletics to better serve the students and parents.

I am a firm believer that athletics are a great thing for young people. They teach life lessons that are hard to replicate elsewhere. The goal with our youth sports program is to focus on skill development and teamwork in a positive environment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at
If you have not received a sports physical you must schedule one, and also pay the activity fees. The physical form must be completed to begin practicing (take it to your doctor, clinic or chiropractic office). The $65 activity fee for the year should be paid on SchoolPay. The athletic consent form be filled out and on file with the school before your student plays in a game.


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