Mr. John Goodson
Director of Health, PE, and Athletics
Jamesville-Dewitt Central School
PO Box 606 Edinger Drive
DeWitt, NY 13214
P: (315) 445-8345
On Thursday, November 12th at 3:45 pm the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School Athletic Department hosted a press conference in the Jamesville-DeWitt Central School Main Gym to announce the national letter of intent signing of:
Johnny Keib Yale University Lacrosse
Tanner Burns Brown University Lacrosse
Jamison MacLachian Stony Brook University Lacrosse
Kailey McKenna Elon University Lacrosse
Lily Loewenguth University of Connecticut Lacrosse
Skyler Constantino University of Indianapolis Lacrosse
Momoka LaClair Drexel University Basketball
Matthew Alexander Bucknell University Baseball
RAM PAGE Zoom of the NLI signing
PROTECT THE RED RAMS
Since the beginning of this Pandemic our top priority has been the health and safety of our students, adults as well as the entire school learning community. Please continue to do your part to protect the health and safety of everyone on campus and in our community. Please wear your mask while on campus.
With the pandemic hitting in March and our classroom setting switching to an online experience, spring was the most challenging academic semester we have had at JD. As such, I could not be more proud of how our student-athletes persevered through it.
We had 189 Fall scholar-athletes and 112 Winter scholar-athletes named to the NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete program. We also had over 75% of our team's quality for NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete team award winners. As a result, our Jamesville-Dewitt Central School Athletic Department was recognized as a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence.
In addition to the young men and women that persevered, a shout out to them as well as our parents, teachers, coaches, counselors and support services.
Thank you for your continued support of JD Athletics. Stay Safe and healthy!
Go RED RAMS!
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s (NYSPHSAA) Mental Health Awareness Week is Monday, May 3 - Friday, May 7,2021. The goal of the initiative is to encourage schools to provide training to athletic administrators, coaches, and student-athletes, to help them learn how to identify signs & symptoms of mental illness, break the stigma associated with it, and provide resources to those who need them.
As an association, we would like you join the initiative as we believe athletic directors and coaches have a lasting impact on the lives of our student-athletes. According to the Mental Health Association of New York State, early signs of mental illness are often mistaken for typical characteristics of childhood and adolescent development. As a result, being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness in your student-athletes is imperative.
To join the initiative, NYSPHSAA has provided a toolkit to make it easier for schools and athletic departments to participate. The downloadable toolkit and presentation can be found on the Safety & Research page of the NYSPHSAA website (on the top left side of the page). The link is provided below. This year, our focus is on highlighting positive mental health strategies!
|In addition to your participation through social media, we ask you, your coaches, and student-athletes sign up for the National Federation of High School’s (NFHS) Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention course (link below). This course helps identify types of mental health issues experienced by students. It also provides strategies for students coping with mental health conditions and encourages students to seek help when needed, for themselves and their peers.
|Please let me know if you have any questions regarding the initiative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support and more importantly the dedication you put toward the success of student-athletes each and every day!
Kristen Suatoni Jadin
8 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham, NY 12110