- Pittsburgh Public Schools
- Obama 6-12
Athletics, and other extra-curricular activities, play an important role in the life of the Obama Academy.The central theme of our Mission Statement is to prepare students “to become well-rounded, globally competitive, compassionate, and confident, in a safe and supportive environment.” Athletics help many of our students achieve this goal.
Participation in Athletics also helps students to develop many of the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile. Students must be Balanced to be able to juggle the commitments of academic achievement and participation in competitive athletics. They need to become Risk Takers when they try a sport that is new to them, or push themselves to grow beyond their current ability level in an activity they know well. To have a hope of improving students must be Reflective, Inquiring, and always Thinking about their efforts and how they can be bettered. In the 21st Century, being Knowledgeable does not involve the rote memorization of facts, but requires familiarity with people, communities and cooperation that athletics develops so well. Athletics draws people together from all walks of life, helping students to become more Open-Minded, more Caring and better Communicators as they work together to achieve a final goal. We hope that our athletic endeavors help our students to become more Principled as they learn through winning and losing with dignity.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTSMiddle School Boys and Girls Volleyball TryoutsAfter SchoolSept 3,4,5 ( Wed, Thurs and Friday)Middle School Cross Country Tryouts TBA
To participate in sports students MUST have a completed physical, but if you can not obtain a physical before the tryout dates, students may still try out if parents fill out a Tryout Release From, and complete a physical by Sept. 12.Middle School Sports SeasonMiddle School Fall SportsBoys and Girls VolleyballBoys and Girls Cross CountryMiddle School Winter SportsBoys and Girls BasketballBoys and Girls SwimmingMiddle School Spring SportsWrestlingBoys and Girls Soccer
High School SportsH.S. Athletic Department Contact Information
Athletic Director Starr Macklin email@example.com (412) 529-8761Girls Soccer- Mr. Dan Lapp- firstname.lastname@example.orgGirls Volleyball- Mr. Peter Vitti- email@example.comFootball- Mr. Louis Berry- firstname.lastname@example.orgCo-Ed Cross Country- Mr. Matt Dumbroski- email@example.comBoys Soccer- Mr. Pantelis Papazekosfirstname.lastname@example.orgGolf- Mr. William Shaefer- email@example.comWater Polo- Mr. Mark Rauterkus - firstname.lastname@example.orgHigh School Sports SeasonsFallCross CountryBoys and Girls SoccerGirls VolleyballGirls TennisWinterBoys and Girls SwimmingBoys and Girls BasketballWrestlingSpringTrack and FieldBoys VolleyballBaseballSoftballBoys TennisBoys SoccerSee the Obama Boys Soccer Page for important Boys Soccer information.
Students who want to take part in sports teams at the Obama Academy MUST have completed physicals before the first day of practice. Students will not be allowed to participate unless they have a completed physical.A complete packet of all of the necessary physical forms can be downloaded below.The Obama Academy school nurse completes free physicals at the start of every sports season; Fall, Winter and Spring. There are a limited number of appointments for physicals, and they are granted on a first come, first serve basis.