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1 Kearsley High School Informational Forum on the Flint Metro Conference Paul Gaudard Athletic Director Kevin Walworth Principal 10/10/07

2 Flint Metro League l Clio l Fenton l Holly l Lapeer East l Lapeer West l Linden l Oxford l Ortonville-Brandon l Swartz Creek

3 Why? l Student enrollment disparity l Enrollment gap will continue to widen in the future l Increased academic opportunities l Potential for increased athletic success l Transportation l Uncertain future of the Big 9 l Coach Beagle / Coach Phipps

4 Enrollment in Big 9 Schools 2007

5 Enrollment in Big 9 Schools 15 years ago (1992)

6 Enrollment Increase in Big 9 Schools from

7 Enrollment in Metro Schools + Kearsley 2007

8 Enrollment Comparisons Big 9 vs. Metro Conf.

9 Kearsley H.S. Projected Enrollment

10 Academic Advantages Metro Conference Principals meet monthly for academic concerns - New State Graduation Requirements - New Michigan Merit Exam - New End of Course Exams Metro Conference counselor meetings Metro Conference department chairs meetings Opportunity to see how people outside of Genesee County are handling these state changes. Academic competitions in the Metro

11 Paul Gaudard Athletic Director

12 Big 9 Conference Titles (last 5 years) Boys Bowling 2005 Boys Track and Field 2004 Softball 2004 Wrestling 2003

13 MHSAA Tournament Success over the same time period l 2007 Girls Golf (10 th at State Meet) l 2007 Girls Softball District l 2006 Boys Golf District l 2006 Wrestling District l 2005 Girls Golf Regional l 2005 Girls Softball District l 2005 Girls Softball Regional l 2005 Girls Track and Field Regional l 2005 Volleyball District l 2005 Wrestling District l 2004 Boys Track and Field Regional l 2004 Boys Track and Field Div. II State Champs l 2004 Girls Track and Field Regional l 2004 Wrestling District l 2004 Wrestling Regional l 2003 Wrestling District

14 Regular Season Contest Trips l Gaylord, Detroit Country Day, Waterford l B Ann Arbor l G Midland l Mt. Pleasant, Walled Lake l Kalamazoo, Oak Park, Port Huron, Warren, Hazel Park, Midland and Lansing l New Baltimore, Bay City

15 Big Nine Timeline l FEBRURARY 2005: Clio is invited the join the Metro Conference and announces their intentions to leave the Big Nine for school year l OCTOBER 2005: Swartz Creek accepts previous offer to join the Metro Conference and leaves the Big Nine for school year l SEPTEMBER 2006: Due to the uncertain future of the Big 9, Owosso announces it’s intention to join the Capital Area Activities Conference for the school year l APRIL 2007: All six existing Big Nine schools apply to the Metro Conference l JUNE 2007: The Metro Conference votes to expand to ten schools l SEPTEMBER 2007: Kearsley is invited to apply to the Metro Conference

16 What the Big Nine has done l Recruited numerous schools in an attempt to have other schools join the Big 9 (Saginaw Nouvel, A.A. Huron, Lake Orion) l Met with reps from the Saginaw Valley Conference l Had multiple meetings with representatives from Metro and GAC schools about a “Mega” Conference l All Big 9 schools have applied to the Metro Conference

17 Mr. Russ Beagle l Graduated from Kearsley in 1976 l Former KHS Varsity Baseball coach for eight years l Currently teaches Social Studies at KHS and coaches JV Football

18 Mr. Tim Phipps l Graduated from Kearsley in 1984 l Current KHS Physical Education Teacher l Coaches Varsity Baseball and Freshmen Football l Spent 15 years in the Metro Conference as a teacher/coach at Lapeer East High School

19 Question & Answer Session

20 Thank you for coming and supporting Kearsley Athletics


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