Thursday, September 13, 2012

New Athletic Director Brings Enthusiasm, Energy, and Experience.

Every school year is like a new beginning; new students, new teachers, new friends, new classes, and last but not least a new fall season of sports and activities. Not only is the season new, but so is the man behind it all, Mr. Curry, our new athletic director. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Mr. Curry has come all the way from Tirana, Albania to provide us with a great athletic program this year. Using his previous experience as an athlete, coach, and athletic coordinator, he is looking forward to helping to improve KIS’s school spirit by spreading energy and enthusiasm for sports and activities. Mr. Curry loves sports and travel. Like a good Canadian, his favorite sport is hockey, which he played throughout high school; however he is open to many sports. His repertoire of sports includes soccer, ice hockey, baseball, and golf, among many others.
Mr. Curry -  New Athletic Director at KIS

Anyone interested in joining an after school activity for this fall season may choose from these options: Cross Country, Soccer, Model United Nations (MUN), Speech and Debate, and MS Robotics. Practices for all activities have already started. “The high school Boys soccer team has had a few practices already; they look quite sharp I may add” affirmed Mr. Curry.  Middle school has sport practices during Tuesdays and Thursdays while secondary school has them three times a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For other activities practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays for middle school, and Tuesdays and Thursdays for secondary students. Practices have been scheduled this way in order to provide a chance for all students who wish to participate in both sports and an activity.

With the beginning of fall season sports, the soccer teams have been training hard in order to give their best during their games. The Varsity boys and girls teams have had successful matches so far, as well as the JV teams. The Cross Country team has also been preparing hard for their final competition which will take place in Tirana, Albania.

There are many ways to support these teams. We encourage you to come after school and watch the games. Below you will find a schedule of all the matches with the time and location. Also throughout the season there are bake sales to fund traveling and other expenses for the teams. Show your Kozak spirit and help! 

By: Nadia Rendon