School district sees success with new elementary athletics program
– Paso Robles Joint Unified School District is implementing athletics at all elementary school sites and is calling it a success. Paso Robles is the first district in the county to have a comprehensive elementary athletic program.
Cross country and girls’ volleyball began last Friday with approximately 250 students participating. The schools will continue to compete against one another each Friday at 3:00 p.m., including today at Kermit King, Winifred Pifer and Pat Butler. The elementary championships for both sports are scheduled for Nov. 7. Winter sports, basketball and wrestling, will start practicing on Nov. 17.
District Athletic Director Rich Clayton said “our first week was a huge success and the excitement of the athletes and the community is contagious. I look forward to the upcoming games and opportunities for our student athletes.” School Board President Field Gibson and Superintendent Chris Williams were both on hand serving as officials for the events. “It was exciting to see our vision come to life,” said Williams.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District encompasses 642 square miles in the city of Paso Robles. It is comprised of 11 schools and has an enrollment of just over 6600 students. For more information about PRJUSD and the elementary athletics programs, visit www.pasoschools.org.