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Congratulation to the Girls Tennis Team on their MIAA D1 North Sectional Championship!

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Congratulations to the WA Boys Volleyball team on their MIAA North Sectional Championship!

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REGISTER FOR FALL 2016 SPORTS
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WA Fall Cheerleading Tryouts in Main Gym  Wed 6/22 12-3 and Friday 6/24 12-3

Please register online and bring a copy of a valid physical.

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2015-2016 Wrap up, Looking forward to 2016 Fall Season

As we wrap up the 2015-2016 school year, I just wanted to bring a few items to your attention.

1.) All uniforms are now due from the spring season.  Any student that has not returned their uniform by the end of school year will be invoiced for the estimated full replacement cost.

2.)  Please be sure to complete the end of season survey for students and parents.  The link to the survey can be found on www.wagreyghosts.com

3.) Congratulations to the boys volleyball and girls tennis teams on their MIAA Sectional Championships this spring!  

As we look forward to the Fall 2016 season, here are a few important reminders.  

1.) Schedules can be found on www.wagreyghosts.com
2.) All athletes must have a valid physical on file or in hand on day one to participate.  Physicals are valid for 13 months to the date.
3.) All athletes must complete the online registration process before participating on day one in the fall. The link is listed on www.wagreyghosts.com
4.) Fall Sports Information Night is scheduled for August 31 at 6:30 here at WA.
5.) Start Dates are the following: Football 8/19, Cheerleading 8/22, Field Hockey, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country and Volleyball all start on 8/25.  Specific dates, times and locations will be posted in early August.

Lastly, have a great summer!  See you in the fall.  

Daniel Twomey, CMAA

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INFO FOR INCOMING 8th GRADE STUDENTS

WESTFORD ACADEMY FALL SPORTS 2016 INFORMATION

Greetings Prospective Westford Academy Student Athletes and Parents,

Welcome to Grey Ghost Athletics!  The Westford Academy athletic program is one of the largest and most extensive sport offerings in Massachusetts with over 1,300 athletic opportunities throughout the year.  In addition, the Grey Ghosts compete in the Dual County League that consists of many of the top programs/teams in the state and in the top divisions of MIAA Tournament.  

The interscholastic athletic experience here is a commitment.  During the season, varsity programs compete or practice six days a week and varsity teams can expect to participate on weekends and over vacations.  Freshmen and Junior varsity teams at a minimum will participate five days a week.  Most JV teams will participate 6 days a week during the season.  This includes all vacations.  In addition to developing sport skills, this high level of commitment by the students will foster the growth of the positive values associated with interscholastic athletics.  

Recently, Westford Academy fall season coaches, captains and I visited Blanchard and Stony Brook Middle Schools to share information about the upcoming fall 2016 season with the current 8th graders.  Students were given the opportunity to “sign up” for a sport. This visit was for fall sports only because the season begins before the school year starts.   Winter and spring programs have informational meetings during the school year that students may attend.

For more information and for information on how to register for fall sports please visit www.wagreyghosts.com  .  Students must have a current physical and a completed online registration process in order to participate on the 1st day of tryouts/practice.  

Fall Sports Start Dates
Friday August 19, 2016 – Football
Cheerleading TBA
Thursday August 25, 2016 - Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf
Crew (Check with Westford Recreation)

Westford Academy Fall Sport Offerings
Football Varsity, JV, & Freshmen
Soccer, Boys & Girls Varsity, JV, & Freshmen  
Field Hockey Varsity, JV, & Freshmen
Volleyball, Girls Varsity, JV, & Freshmen
Golf, Coed Varsity
Cross Country, Boys & Girls Varsity & JV
Cheerleading Varsity & JV
(CREW Offered through Westford Recreation)

Over the summer, please visit www.wagreyghosts.com  for specific start dates/times/locations.  
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Congratulations to Emily Earl- Bruins MIAA Sportsmanship Award Winner
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REGISTER FOR WESTFORD ACADEMY SPRING SPORTS 2016

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NEW-  ATHLETICS SURVEY FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS


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Westford Academy Spring Athletics Preseason Information Night
Monday March 28th
All parents and student athletes are encouraged to attend the spring preseason information night.  All school, MIAA and team policies will be presented.  The night also offers an opportunity for parents to meet their son/daughters coach.  Please review the schedule below.  Teams/programs will meet before or after the general session at 6:30.

Presentation Below

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An update from the WA Athletic Department- SPRING 2016

Below are a few FYI's for the upcoming Spring season that starts next Monday March 21st.  

1.)  Schedules can be found on the www.miaa.net.   The link can be found on www.wagreyghosts.com  There is also an app that can be downloaded.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/miaa/id987574520?mt=8
2.)  All spring season student athletes and parents are invited to attend the Spring Sports Information Night on Monday March 28th 6:30 PM. We will review school and MIAA policies and have breakout sessions for each team/program to meet with the coaches.  
3.) Spring Team Picture Day is on April 14th at 2:30 here at WA.  
4.) This years fees for WA are $275 for each sport per season.  Checks should be made payable to Westford Public Schools and turned into the coach before the first game.  
5.) Reminder on physicals and registration. Physicals are valid for 13 months to the date.  Please make sure to book physicals in advance to avoid sitting out any time during the season.  Also, all spring athletes must register for the season.  The link can be found www.wagreyghosts.com
6.) The Athletics Handbook is posted on www.wagreyghosts.com.  
7.) Follow us on twitter @WAGreyGhosts for updates and announcements.
8.) Spring varsity coach's Emails are also listed on the athletics website for any last minute questions in regards to tryotus etc.  

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Congratulations WA Girls Swim/Dive
MIAA Division 1 State Champions!


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Congratulations to the WA Boys Swim/Dive Team
MIAA Division 1 State Finalists!
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 2015 ATHLETES OF YEAR


FEMALE ATHLETE OF YEAR
KATHRYN WALKER

MALE ATHLETE OF YEAR
BRIAN POON
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Important Information Regarding Physicals for Athletics

School physicals will no longer be offered at Westford Academy during the summer.

Last week the MIAA voted to align its requirements on physicals with the Mass Department of Public Health.  What this means is that physicals will expire 13 months from the exam date.  Students will no longer be allowed to continue participation until the end of the season.  Student’s eligibility will terminate once a physical has reached the 13 month limit.  

This message is being sent so that parents and families can schedule physicals in a timely manner for the upcoming school year.  



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A FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT FAN BEHAVIOR!  

I would like to take a moment to remind all parents, spectators and fans about appropriate conduct during interscholastic competitions.   It is very important for the culture of educational athletics that spectators demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times.   Please cheer for and encourage the Westford Academy teams and refrain from any negative comments/cheers toward the officials, players or opposing fans.  

Westford is a wonderful community with very supportive and caring parents and fans.  So please demonstrate this good sportsmanship at all times.  

Good luck to all teams as we complete this fall season.

Go Grey Ghosts!!
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DCL Ticket Prices 15-16
Adults $7
Students/Seniors $5

Important Dates:


User Fees:
16-17 Fees for participation in Athletics; $275 per sport per season. (Some sports have higher fees).

Starting in Fall of 2015 WA fee will be $275.  Middle school fee will be $240.

Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Westford Academy athletic program is to provide an opportunity for student athletes to participate and share in a positive environment of spirited competition.  Our goal is to instill basic values that build student athlete character as an individual and member of a team through the involvement in the interscholastic athletic program.  


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