December 4, 2022
NICE Community School District
The NICE Community School District is a rural district nestled in the rolling hardwood-covered hills immediately west of the city of Ishpeming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The district is comprised of the Aspen Ridge School (pre K-8th), Westwood High School (9th-12th) and the Patriot Online Academy.
WHAT IS SPORTSMANSHIP?
sportsmanship (n.) the practice of playing fair, of taking loss or defeat without complaint or victory without gloating, and treating opponents with fairness, generosity, courtesy, etc.
Sportsmanship is a demonstration of generosity and genuine concern for others. It is a concrete measure of the understanding and commitment to fair play, ethical behavior, and integrity.
Sportsmanship is a blending of cheers for "your team" and applause for the "opponents,"
Sportsmanship is the "golden rule" of athletics treating others as you wish to be treated
For a coach, sportsmanship may be accepting a "questionable" call without protest.
For an athlete, it may be extending a helping hand to an opponent who is down.
For a general spectator, it may be cheering for their team when it loses and applauding the opponent when it wins.
For parents, it may be avoiding living their lives through their children’s sporting activities.
For an official, it may be showing restraint when verbally assaulted by coaches, athletes, and spectators.
Sportsmanship encompasses all that is good in human nature.
Sportsmanship is citizenship in action.
Patriot Online Academy Update
Aspen Ridge Holiday Concert - December 8th @ Westwood
Students are to park at Aspen Ridge on the day of the concert!