Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dunwoody City Council adds proclamation to support Dunwoody High School Lacrosse

There was a last minute addition to the Dunwoody City Council agenda in order to add support for Dunwoody High School being able to play in GHSA sanctioned Lacrosse. I have been informed there will be a DeKalb County School Board, Committee of the Whole meeting taking place on Friday, May 27 at 9:30 am where this topic will be discussed and I am told there will be good number of Dunwoody area families in attendance to support the initiative.

  • WHEREAS, research shows that when children are fit and receive the proper amount of exercise, such as lacrosse and other active sports, they perform better in school and are able to learn at a higher level; and
  • WHEREAS, student athletes from Dunwoody High School fielded a club level boys lacrosse team the past two seasons in the North Georgia Lacrosse League; and
  • WHEREAS, student athletes from Dunwoody High School fielded a club level girls lacrosse team this season in the North Georgia Lacrosse League; and
  • WHEREAS, nearly all metro Atlanta area county school systems (including Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, and Cherokee) field Georgia High School Association (GHSA) sanctioned lacrosse teams; and
  • WHEREAS, per GHSA rules, sanctioned teams are not allowed to play club level teams; and
  • WHEREAS, the student athletes participating in boys and girls lacrosse at Dunwoody High School strongly desire to play on GHSA sanctioned teams; and
  • WHEREAS, the Dunwoody High School boys lacrosse had a winning record and won their bracket of the league tournament in their second season; and
  • WHEREAS, the Dunwoody High School boys and girls lacrosse programs are not requesting any funding from DeKalb County School System and will be completely self-supporting; and
  • WHEREAS, having a lacrosse program will make Dunwoody High School more attractive to prospective student athletes and homeowners.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Dunwoody that the City fully supports the Dunwoody High School lacrosse program’s petition to the DeKalb County School System to approve its application for GHSA sanctioning.

SO PROCLAIMED AND EFFECTIVE this 23rd day of May, 2011.


Coby said...

A big hurray for the City of Dunwoody! Now if only the Dekalb County School Services remembered what their purpose was: to work for a brighter future of our children and provide them with the tools to reach that.

Dunwoody Mom said...

Thanks so much for the support!!!

Let's hope some common sense prevails with DCSS.

John Heneghan said...

Lacrosse was approved by the DCSS.