Wednesday JH athletic practices eliminated at H-D

Students file into Hampton-Dumont Middle School Tuesday morning for the first day of school. (Photo by Nick Pedley/Hampton Chronicle)

Back-to-school facility updates and district policy changes topped a short agenda at the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education meeting Monday night.

Though no formal action was taken on the matter, the board encouraged 7-12 Activities Director Nate Boock to move forward with a policy cancelling Wednesday practices for all junior high extracurricular activities. H-D dismisses early each Wednesday for staff development, and it's become hard to keep track of 7-8 grade students from the time they get dismissed at 1 p.m. until practices start at 4 p.m.

Students can stay at school to work on homework or play in the gym, but it's only an option.

Read the full article in the August 20 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.