Dear East Prairie Eagle,
On behalf of the East Prairie R-2 Athletic Department, I welcome all students to participate in our interscholastic sports programs. Sports are an excellent way to grow emotionally as an individual. As a graduate of East Prairie High School, I know that athletics played a major role in helping prepare me for college and the adult world. Because of sports, the lessons of my coaches, and the games I played, I developed skills in time management, problem solving, delegation, motivation, and team building.
East Prairie Athletics participate in the Missouri State High School Athletics Association (MSHSAA). All rules and regulations are handed down by this governing body and will be adhered to at all times.
To Student- Athletes: As a member of the East Prairie athletic family, our expectations for you are similar to your own family’s expectations. Act responsibly as you represent our school district. Remember that you are an ambassador for everyone who attends our school. How you act and react to situations reflects not only on you, but also on your parents and peers. As a student athlete, you have academic and athletic responsibilities. Study, go to class, practice hard, and do your best to excel. Take pride in the opportunity to represent all of us in a first class manner.
To Community Members: As a member of this community, that I take much pride in representing, there are expectations for how you represent your community when you attend or talk about athletic competitions. Coaches and Administrators have the best interest of the student body as a whole in mind as they make difficult decisions. We are excited for you to come to games and participate in chants with our cheerleading squad or cheer for your student-athlete; however, you are to help set the example as to how to act while on the school property. Use of vulgar, demeaning language will not be tolerated. Coaches and student athletes practice hard to prepare to compete and deserve a certain level of respect. When in doubt if it is not positive then it does not need to be said.
The East Prairie Athletic Department’s philosophy is that the student athlete’s pursuits on the field should be equally measured with those off of it. To that end, East Prairie Jr. and Sr. High athletes should pursue personal growth through academic work, team experiences, and as an ambassador of our district. You should maintain a sense of ethical responsibility. The department strives to maintain an outstanding athletics program, conducted in a manner that sets an example for good sportsmanship. Our primary concern is the education of the student-athlete. We expect all who choose to participate in our sports programs to be responsible student-athletes. We hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity to get a top-notch high school education while participating in our athletic programs.
Please remember that the coaches and administrators are here for you. Our goal is to help you succeed in life. Once you have graduated, we hope you will remain involved with the district as a member of the alumni association.
Justin P Poley
Athletic & Activities Director (573)649-3564 ext. 163
East Prairie R-2 School District or you can click here to schedule a meeting
with me at my office located at the high school.