2023 ATHLETICS REGISTRATION
Winter Sports Start 11/13/23
Registration is open for the 2023 -2024 Winter sports season
Make sure you are signing up under the 2023-2024 season through final forms and have an updated physical.
Any questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
REMEMBER -- REGISTER FOR ONE SPORT PER SEASON.
Coaches will communicate information to those that are registered in FinalForms.
Required Prior to Participation in Athletics
In order to participate in the first day of tryouts or practice, a Final Forms registration must be completed by both parent and student and a current sports physical must be on file. Physicals can be downloaded into Final Forms or sent to email@example.com via email. Physicals are good for two years from the exam date.
Visit our Register for Athletics to register on FinalForms.
Winter Sports Registration closes November 16th, if you have questions please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pay to Play has increased, please read the following information:
Welcome Athletic Director Rich Klee
We are proud to introduce Rich Klee as Bothell High School’s new Athletic Director. He’ll be our first new AD in 19 years, and just our third in the last 40 years! Rich is deeply-rooted in Bothell culture having spent nearly 20 years as a teacher and coach at BHS.
Rich first came to the Northshore School District in 1993 as a student teacher at Inglemoor High School. He also began coaching high school basketball under WIBCA Hall of Fame Coach Greg Lowell. His first full time job started in 1996 at Skyview Jr. High as a teacher and basketball coach. He transitioned to Bothell in 2004, and taught almost every Social Studies course offered over the years. He served as co-Department Head and SDLT representative from 2018-2023.
During his 30 year coaching career, Rich coached Boys and Girls Basketball and Unified Soccer.
A highlight was coaching Varsity Girls Basketball at Bothell from 2005 through 2008, which included a trip to the State Tournament quarterfinals in 2007. He was also named Seattle Times KingCo Coach of the Year the same year.
Outside of school, Rich and his wife, Sarah (who met playing soccer) have two sons. Ryan is starting Grad School at UW and Owen is starting his senior year at ASU. Sarah’s also employed with Northshore School District as a Speech Language Pathologist primarily at Sorenson Early Childhood Center. Sports have always been an important part of the family’s activities including many Saturdays enjoying UW football games.
We look forward to Rich continuing the consistent leadership of the last four decades that has cultivated Bothell athletics into such a strong program.
IMPORTANT GRADE CHECK DATES
Academic Eligibility Requirements
Student athletes in high school are expected to meet or exceed a 2.0 GPA at regular grade checks for each sports season. Additional Eligibility NEED TO KNOW info::
- In our daily 7-period schedule, student athletes must be passing 6 out of 7 classes to maintain WIAA athletic eligibility at grades checks. By WIAA rule you have to be passing the minimum number of classes (6 classes) if you are only taking the minimum number of classes. For example, if you are only taking 6 classes in a 7-period day you must pass all 6 classes at the grade check to be eligible.
- Athletes cannot be taking LESS THAN 6 CLASSES UNLESS they are a Senior on track to graduate. Those Seniors can take only 5 or 6 classes but MUST be passing ALL at the grade check.
It is critical, when registering or altering your class schedule, to understand this criteria in order to maintain eligibility OR to be even be able to participate. CONTACT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR PRIOR to making changes if you are unclear. Northshore requires student athletes to have a 2.0GPA with initial grade checks for the season and at the end of each semester.
There are many scenarios with Running Start and Alternative Schools. Please contact Rich Klee, AD, if you have specific questions related to these situations.
BOTHELL HIGH SCHOOL
PRE-PAY SPORTS PUNCH CARDS
VALUE: 10 PUNCHES = 10 ADULT PRICE GAME ENTRIES
INDIVIDUAL COST WOULD BE $70 – PUNCH CARD COST $56!!
GOOD FOR THE 22/23 SCHOOL YEAR – REGULAR SEASON COMPETITIONS ONLY
MAY USE MORE THAN ONE PUNCH AT A TIME…
CHECKS MADE OUT TO BOTHELL HIGH SCHOOL
PUNCH CARDS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE BHS CASHIER WINDOW
***IF YOUR STUDENT QUALIFIES FOR REDUCED FEE WAIVERS–
PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR PUNCH CARD AT THE SCHOOL CASHIER WINDOW TO RECEIVE THAT BENEFIT.
Tech information regarding social media and athletics
The following is from Mason McHenry who is a math teacher at BHS along with being our head Cross Country/Track Coach. Mason was part of the University of Arizona athletic staff prior to moving to the northwest. He has this perspective on social media from his time at the collegiate level:
As technology advances so does the way Students/Student-Athletes are able to brand themselves. It wasn't until recently that the NCAA allowed Student-Athletes to promote themselves and use the image for their benefit, but even before that Students/Student-Athletes were held accountable for how they present themselves online.
At Northshore school district we have recently acquired and developing our social media presence in athletics. Part of this presence is passing forward the proper manner of learning how to use social media correctly for not only our Student-Athletes but our students as well.
Every year numerous athletic scholarships are revoked for the misuse of social media by Student-Athletes, along with scholarships for students. Even if you are reposting/liking/sharing posts that have negative connotations/hateful speech/racial slurs/slander/ect. Nothing is private to the eyes on social media. What you might think is harmless or funny to a group of friends might not be in the interests of the institutions you are about to represent after your secondary education, athlete or not. As we move forward with developing our social media presence, we are hoping to pass along better information on how to use social media for both our Students and Student/Athletes.
Never let a meme that you or your friend created cause you to lose your future so......
THINK BEFORE YOU POST
IF you have not completed an off campus contract do that NOW! See Christy Tran in main office or find appropriate form in Final Forms.
IN SOME cases this will mean doing a
IT IS UP TO YOU to complete this grade check on dates stated and send it to Mr. Klee (email@example.com) Failure to receive this will make you ineligible.
Optional Student Health Insurance
As a service, the district provides information on an optional student accident/health insurance plan. Although not the only provider of this coverage type, Meyers-Stevens & Toohey has been recommended by our Washington Schools Risk Management Pool. This coverage plan is made available by many school districts across the state.
If you have questions regarding the available plans, please call Myers-Stevens & Toohey at (800) 827-4695 or visit their website at www.myers-stevens.com.
Athletes heading to colleges! On the BHS Counseling website there is important information regarding NCAA items! GO THERE NCAA info
FIGHTING FOR EQUITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE
As we look across our nation during this time of both pandemic and social unrest, the Athletic Directors of Northshore stand together fighting for Equity and Racial Justice. We all may not be starting this journey from the same place, but we stand together to make Northshore a safe and supportive environment for all students and families. During this challenging time, we promise to work together in this fight to diminish institutional barriers and promote racial and educational justice. We commit to making this a better place for every person employed by or served by our schools in the Northshore School District.
SCHEDULE IMPACTS ATHLETES GRADE CHECKS
With the change in our daily schedule to a 7-period day; student athletes must be passing 6 out of 7 classes to maintain WIAA athletic eligibility at grades checks. By WIAA rule you have to be passing the minimum number of classes (6 classes) if you are only taking the minimum number of classes. For example, if you are only taking 6 classes in a 7-period day you must pass all 6 classes at the grade check to be eligible. Seniors on track to graduate can take only 5 or 6 classes but MUST be passing ALL. Northshore requires student athletes to have a 2.0 GPA with initial grade checks for the season and also at the end of each semester. There are many scenarios with Running Start and Alternative Schools. Please contact rklee if you have specific questions.