Football

 The Shafer Football Team is open to all 7th and 8th grade students.

 Workouts for the 2022 season have already begun. Current 6th and 7th graders are allowed to participate. Paperwork should be picked up from Coach Overton in order to participate.
Spring Practice will start in the middle of April and will end in the middle of May. 
 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 June 25th and ends July 10th . Summer practices in July are mandatory. The first regular season game of 2022 is on August 9th . 
In 2021, we won the most games we have won since the 2013 season. 2022 is going to be a year to remember! If you will be a 7th or 8th grade student in 22-23 school year, you don't want to miss out!
Head Coach: Matt Overton
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Coach Matt 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 spent 6 years coaching football at Gallatin High School before coming to Shafer. 

 

Click here for the 2022 schedule 

Link for tickets to games online 

 2021 Football Team Photo

Girls’ Basketball

The Shafer Lady Wave Basketball Team is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls. Try-outs are held by Coach Erica Stewart in May for rising 7th and 8th grade girls.Try-outs for rising 6th grade girls are held at the completion of the school year in June. Once try-outs are completed parents are given all necesary forms, including physical examination forms, that need to be on file for participation. 

Summer workouts are held throughout the week in June and July. In season practice begins daily in October and the 14-game schedule starts in November and concludes in January. 

Shafer Lady Wave

The 2021-2022 Shafer Lady Wave finished the regular season with an impresive 8-6 record, finishing tied for third in the conference. The season concluded with a record of 10-9 after losing in the quarterfinals at sections, which was the furthest the Shaer Lady Wave have advanced in 25 years.

Coach Erica Stewart

Coach Stewart is a 1998 graduate of Galesburg-Augusta High School where she earned 9 Varsity letters. She is a 3-time All-State tennis player and earned All-Conference honors in basketball and softball. She is a 2006 graduate of Murray State University. In 2015, Coach Stewart was inducted into the Galesburg-Augusta Athletic Hall of Fame for her athletic achievements. She has been a resident of Gallatin since 2004. 2021-2022 was Coach Stewart's first season as head coach at Shafer. 

Click for the 2021 schedule 

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Boys’ Basketball


Boys’ Basketball is open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys. Try-outs are held in May for rising 7th and 8th grade boys. Try outs for rising 6th grade boys are held at the completion of the school year. 

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

Head Coach: Malcolm Montgomery

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Click for the 2021 schedule 

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Track


The track team is open to all 6th through 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-Of School Suspensions. A schedule will be posted on the website before the season begins.

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

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cheer pictures

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.