CLINTON — More than 60 school administrators from around the state attended a workshop designed to assist new principals and athletic directors with oversight for athletics and activities.
The all-day conference on August 20th at the MHSAA office featured a wide variety of topics including the MHSAA Handbook, catastrophic insurance, student eligibility, Dragonfly software, game and venue management, sports medicine and the NFHS Network. Presenters included staff from the MHSAA, Mississippi Association of Coaches, Mississippi Association of Athletic Administrators, Mississippi Sports Medicine as well as veteran school administrators.
“We feel like this orientation provides a great opportunity for new administrators to familiarize themselves with many of the aspects, rules and guidelines of school-based athletics and activities,” MHSAA executive director Don Hinton said. “As the number of sports and activities has grown, more and more responsibilities have been added for our principals and athletic directors. We believe this orientation — and this was a sixth year to conduct it — can help these school leaders be more effective and efficient in running their extracurricular programs.”
Comments from attendees:
“What a tremendous amount of information! Even after 27 years in the business, I’m still learning every day and today was no exception! I will certainly be sharing what was learned today as a great reminder for our folks to improve this area of our service to our students. Our focus for this year is service. There could not have been a more timely devotional and affirmation of our roles as educators in serving our students and their families.”
- Wendy Rogers, Mississippi Schools for the Blind and Deaf
“Coach (Luke) Addison and I really enjoyed the meeting Tuesday. It was well-organized and very informative. I enjoyed listening to the presentations on relevant topics.”
- John Shows, West Lincoln Attendance Center