FOOTBALL

 

The Shafer Football Team is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. The duration of the season is summer until fall break. Any interested players should see Coach Overton during the school day.
 
Workouts for the new season will begin in February, and be open to current 6th and 7th graders. A physical examination will need to be completed for all players (paperwork will be provided).
 
The team will practice 2-3 days a week during the month of June and every day in July (M-F). There will be a two week dead period that starts the last week of June and ends the first week of July. These practices are mandatory. The eight-game season starts in August. 
 
About Coach Overton: 
 
Coach Overton is a lifelong resident of Gallatin. He is a 2007 graduate of Gallatin High School where he lettered in three sports. He has played football at the semi-professional and professional levels. He is a 2014 graduate of Tennessee State University with a major in Exercise Science and a 2018 graduate of Union University with a Master of Arts in Education degree. Coach Overton has spent 6 years coaching football at Gallatin High School before coming to Shafer.
 

Click for the 2020 football  schedule 

 

Girls’ Basketball


Girls’ Basketball is open to all 7th and 8th grade girls. Try-outs are held in March. At that time, parents are given an informational packet (which includes a form for the mandatory physical examination each player must receive).

The team practices for two weeks during the summer. Regular practice begins in October and the 14-game schedule starts in November and runs through January.

All students who participate in sports at Shafer Middle School must be passing his/her grade, have two or less In-School Suspensions and no Out-Of-School Suspensions.

The  schedule is now available.

 

 

Boys’ Basketball


Boys’ Basketball is open to all 7th and 8th grade boys. Try-outs are held in February. At that time, parents are given an informational packet (which includes a form for the mandatory physical examination each player must receive).

The team practices throughout the summer. Regular practice begins in October, and the 14-game schedule starts in November and runs through January.

All students who participate in sports at Shafer Middle School must be passing his/her grade, have two or less In-School Suspensions and no Out-Of-School Suspensions.

The  schedule is now available.

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Track


The track team is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. Try-outs are held at the end of February. At that time, parents are given an informational packet (which includes a form for the mandatory physical examination each player must receive).

The team practices throughout the spring and participates in 3-4 track meets, along with the county meet.

All students who participate in sports at Shafer Middle School must be passing his/her grade, have two or less In-School Suspensions and no Out-OfSchool Suspensions. A schedule will be posted on the website before the season begins.

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Cheerleading


Cheerleading is open to all 7th and 8th grade students. All interested students must attend a two-day clinic prior to try-outs in February. At that time, parents are given an informational packet (which includes a form for the mandatory physical examination each player must receive).

The Cheerleading Squad practices during the month of May and will attend a three-day camp in June. They also practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer. 

All students who participate in sports at Shafer Middle School must be passing his/her grade, have two or less In-School Suspensions and no Out-Of-School Suspensions.

The Cheerleading Squad cheers at all of the football and basketball games. A schedule will be posted on the website before the seasons begin

Shared Vision
Pursuing academic excellence, developing personal motivation, and inspiring continued learning endeavors in preparation for the opportunities of tomorrow.

Leadership
Effective leaders are visionary, have high expectations, focus on student learning, and use data to drive decisions.
Leaders value and involve all stakeholders in setting goals and improving school culture, and subsequently hold themselves and all stakeholders accountable for results.
Leaders commit to the development and growth of other leaders by modeling transparency and setting the example.

Collaborative Culture
Professional Learning Communities maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, and promote cross-curricular, student-focused, and solution-oriented discussions.
Classroom activities and interactions provide opportunities for student collaboration that builds trust, respect, and confidence among diverse learners.
Teachers and administrators actively communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders.
Students take an active ownership of their learning experiences.

Quality Instruction
Teachers engage in relevant professional learning and collaboration with colleagues in order to design quality standards-based instruction for students.
Teachers provide data-driven feedback, and students actively collaborate with teachers in setting their own academic and personal goals.
Teachers provide authentic learning experiences in which students develop deep understanding, character, self-reliance, and citizenship.

Resource Utilization
Shafer Middle School attracts and retains quality faculty and staff through strong leadership, supportive mentoring, and a positive, collaborative environment.
Administrators, teachers, and Parent Teacher Organization work together to recruit and utilize community, business, and parent resources.
Shafer Middle School acquires, maintains, and equitably uses facilities, materials, and technology to support student success.