It is the policy of Barnum Public Schools that public school education shall be free and no student shall be denied an education because of economic inability to furnish educational books or supplies necessary to complete the educational requirements for graduation.
- Fees for instructional supplies, books or other materials shall not be charged.
- Fees may be charged in a program where the resulting product is above the minimum requirements at the student’s choice and, upon completion, becomes the property of the student.
- In accordance with provision M.S. 120.73, secondary students participating in extracurricular activities will be assessed a participation fee determined by the School Board.
- A list of all fees may be found on the web site or in the High School office.
- (Maximum fee allowable will affect families who have three or more children in one season of sports.) Participation fees are refundable through the first two weeks of the activity only, at the discretion of the athletic director.
- Fees must be paid prior to the use of school equipment.
- Activity admissions (plays, games, etc.) are set by the School Board
To be eligible to participate in an extracurricular activity student must have:
- Paid their fee (or made arrangements to pay their fee)
- Have a current physical examination on record
- Completed and handed in all forms
Senior National Honor Society, Instrumental Music, Football, Volleyball, Cross-Country Running, Basketball, Math League, Drama, Vocal Music, Jazz Band, Track and Field, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Trap Shooting, Cheerleading, Key Club, Knowledge Bowl, Swing Choir, Robotics, Business Professionals of America.
- A 7″ BLOCK B is the award for boys, and a 6″ BLOCK B is the award for girls. Old gold with maroon background shall be the official Barnum High School letter color for boys, and new gold with maroon background shall be the official color for girls.
- Only one letter shall ever be awarded to any student.
- A separate emblem will be presented for each activity in which a student letters.
- A gold star will be awarded to team captains (a limit of three per team).
- Only those who have earned a letter award by the school may wear it.
- Awards earned will be distributed after each season and after all the requirements have been met by
- (Requirements include returning all equipment and anything deemed necessary by the coach or advisor.)
Students involved in after-school activities that are in grades 9-12 will become academically ineligible upon receiving an “F” for his/her quarter grade. Students will remain ineligible for two weeks or two events; whichever is longer, during the following quarter. Students with more than one “F” will receive an additional week/event for each additional “F” received. After the period of ineligibility, the student will remain ineligible until his/her semester grade is up to a passing level. If a student fails for a semester, then that student will be academically ineligible for 4 weeks with an additional week for each additional semester “F”.
Incomplete grades are not a determining factor of eligibility.
Students in grades 7-8 will become academically ineligible upon receiving an “F” for his/her quarter grade. They will remain ineligible for 1 week or 1 game whichever is longer, with an additional week and game for each “F” after the first “F”.
Students that are academically ineligible will be allowed to practice, but they are not allowed to participate in games. Those who are academically ineligible will not be allowed to miss school to attend a practice or events.
Coaches will have the discretion to declare an athlete academically ineligible if they feel their student-athletes are not making adequate academic progress during the season they are participating in.
The objective of an award should be recognition of an achievement that has been accomplished through effort and sacrifice. One who receives an award is being recognized as superior in some area of athletics.
- An athlete earning a letter for the first time will receive a chenille letter and a pin for that particular activity.
- All subsequent awards will be in the form of yearly bars, one for each additional time lettered.
- Lettering Requirements by Sport:
- Lettering requirements for each sport shall be up to the discretion of each individual head coach. These requirements must be clearly stated at the start of each athletic season.
- Students who are in violation, of MSHSL Rules, will forfeit all letters, team awards, and conference awards in the activity in which the penalty was served.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. The National Honor Society attempts to bring the accomplishments of outstanding students to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and community. High school chapters across the nation strive to give practical meaning to the Society’s goals of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
These four ideals will be considered in the selection process for membership into the National Honor Society. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better are eligible to be considered as candidates for membership. No student is inducted simply because of a high academic average. The National Honor Society recognizes the total student, one who excels in all these areas. Membership is offered to students who demonstrate equally the outstanding qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Once a student becomes a member of the National Honor Society, he/she must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
SPORTS BUS POLICY
When students are released from school to participate in an athletic event, only students participating in the sporting event will be allowed to ride the bus. (In the case of a student wishing to attend the event with the parents because his/her sibling is a participant, the parent must contact the office to make arrangements for him/her to be excused from class). All students participating in the event will ride the bus to and from the event unless arrangements are made with the coach by the parent.