The Superintendent shall approve all District-sponsored extracurricular activities, using the following criteria:
- The activity will contribute to the leadership abilities, social well-being, self-realization, good citizenship, or general growth of members.
- Fees are reasonable and do not exceed the actual cost of operation.
- Student body desires are considered.
- The activity will be supervised by a school-approved sponsor.
Building Principal or designee is responsible for the scheduling of student extracurricular and co-curricular activities. Non-school sponsored student groups are governed by the District’s policy on student use of school buildings.
All participants of extracurricular activities are expected to work to their fullest ability. Students must work and strive to do his/her best in the classroom. In order to remain participants in extracurricular activities, a student must currently be passing each subject each week when eligibility is checked.
Academic eligibility is checked weekly in accordance with IESA regulations. Suspension from participation in extracurricular activities declares an individual ineligible to participate in any scheduled events for a minimum of 1 week. Eligibility is checked on Friday and is enforced from the following Monday through Saturday. Students’ grades will be checked each week. Students who are ineligible 3 times during a given activity will be removed from that activity for the remainder of that season.
All participants of extracurricular activities are representatives of their school. With this in mind, each participant is expected to conduct themselves in a fashion acceptable to the school authorities on a daily basis. A student who has accumulated three or more detentions at the time of an eligibility check will be suspended from the activity under the conduct requirement component of these guidelines. Any in-school or out-of-school suspensions will be treated in the same manner. Failure to meet this requirement will result in suspension from activity with the same process as noted in the scholastic requirements.
Oglesby Public Schools offer the following extracurricular activities:
- Band & Choir
- Boys and Girls Basketball
- Scholastic Bowl
- Student Council