On Thursday, June 15th, middle school students participated in the return of the Newark Board of Education Middle School Track Festival at School Stadium! Bringing back this event was a priority for the District and in conjunction with the Health, Physical Education and Athletics Department, the event was a huge success despite the hot and humid temperature. The Track Festival provided an opportunity for all District high school track teams to showcase their mastery of Track & Field, as they became coaches, officials, clerks and meet management during the event. Additionally, the event encouraged middle school students to pursue track and field and/or to nurture interest in the sport at the high school level.
Thirty-five elementary schools were in attendance and each school brought the best of the best from their 6th, 7th and 8th grades to compete for the title of "NBOE Middle School Champ." Individual medals as well as team trophies were awarded. The day was filled with fun and excitement for all students and staff members present. The Health, Physical Education and Athletics department is excited to witness the return of the Middle School Track Festival and looks forward to hosting it again in future years. A special Thank You to everyone involved in making this day a success!