Walnut Creek Athletics:

Walnut Creek Middle School Athletics 2022-2023

We are excited to offer a wide variety of athletic experiences for our students. The beginning of each year affords us the opportunity to reflect on past achievements with pride and look ahead to accomplishments in the classroom and on the athletic field during the upcoming year. We recognize and appreciate our parents for their many contributions and the exemplary modeling they provide our students. Thank you for your continued support!

Sports Physicals

All student-athletes must have an up-to-date physical on file in the main office to try-out/practice with any of our sports teams. Students are not permitted to begin practices and/or try-outs until their current physical has been turned in. A physical dated on or after April 15, 2022 is acceptable for this school year. 

Walled Lake Athletic Handbook

*All student-athletes must be positive role models, demonstrate respectful behavior toward their peers and staff in the building in order to participate.  Students not in good standing in the area of citizenship will be removed from an athletic team or not allowed to begin an athletic season.

*Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average

*Eligibility will be compiled on a weekly basis

*If your child is ineligible for three consecutive weeks he/she may be removed from the team

*The use of any illegal substance as stated by the district code of conduct, will not be tolerated.  Violation will result in removal from the team.

Pay to Participate  

6th, 7th and 8th grade students must pay $200.00 to participate in a sport if they make the team.  One fee covers all sports during the 2022-2023 school year.  Parents must also complete a Pay to Participate Contract.  Contract forms will be available at “Creek Connection” and may be downloaded from our website. Payments cannot be made to coaches and we encourage paying online.  Payments are also accepted in the administration office. Financial assistance is available for qualifying students.  Payments are due in full prior to the first game or contest.  Participation Fees apply to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Pay to participate

Additional Information 

Our Creek website has an athletics tab which contains schedules, physical forms, and more information.

Please be aware that all student-athletes must be picked up within 15 minutes from the time practice/game ended.  Exceptions will not be made. Having a ride daily is a prerequisite for participating.

Please contact the coach with specific sport questions and please call Assistant Principal Mr. Pipkin at 248.956.2431 or contact via email at kylepipkin@wlcsd.org with general athletic questions. 

All athletes must have a combination lock to secure their belongings in the locker room. Ensuring one's belongings is a personal responsibility, not the schools. We provide a locker to utilize for each athlete.

Daily behavior expectation—We value academics and athletics, we always put academics first. Any student-athlete, having a disciplinary violation in school will not be permitted to attend athletics that day.  This includes practices and competitions.

 

Start of the Season:

All fall sports will start the first day of school, August 29th. There are various fall sports opportunities available for all grades.  Specific times will be determined by the coaches after the season starts. Competitions both home and away start at 4:00 to provide for travel time. Competition schedules can be located at https://walnutcreekhawks.com/

Physicals

Physicals are required to try out for any and all sports season. Physicals must be dated after April 15th from the previous school year to be valid for the upcoming year. Please have your child turn these into your child’s coach upon completion. You can find the MHSAA Physical Form HERE and on the Walnut Creek website, under the athletics tab or on the Walled Lake Athletics Website.  

Pay to Participate Fees or “P2P”

This one-time $200.00 participation fee covers all sports for the entire 22-23 school year. Pay to participate fees must be paid online in Skyward or in the Creek office prior to the first competition. You can find the Pay-to-Participate Form HERE.  Financial assistance is available. 

Permission Slips and Flyers

You may pick up Permission Slips and Flyers at Creek Connection, or under the “Athletics Tab” on the Creek website. 


 

 Walnut Creek Middle School Sports Calendar 

Fall Sports                 Winter Sports I             Winter Sports II        Spring Sports

Boys Soccer              Swimming/Diving        Girls Basketball       Track/Field

Girls Volleyball          Boys Basketball           Wrestling                  Girls Soccer

Cross Country 

Competitive Dance            

Game Schedules

Click on this link to see our current game schedules.  Once at the home page, you can click on the specific sport, specific season and/or the general calendar for Walnut Creek.

https://walnutcreekhawks.com/

District Athletics Information

For Physical Forms, Pay-to-Participate forms, including the contract, and other district athletic news, please visit the District Athletics pages.  

Athletic Philosophy and Learning Outcomes

Enhancement of the following qualities:

  • Sportsmanship and teamwork
  • Goal setting and academic performance
  • Positive leadership and communication skills
  • Confidence, poise, and meaningful relationships
  • Self-discipline, conditioning, and game concepts
Physicals:

All Student/Athletes must have a current physical (valid for 22-23 school year) on file in the Walnut Creek office to participate in tryouts/practice.  $200.00 Participation Fees are to be paid in full prior to the first game or contest.

Walled Lake ESports League

If you are interested in our new ESports league, please read the Walled Lake ESports League FAQ and Sign Up document.  Here you will find all details of the program as well as a link to sign up.  

Walnut Creek Middle School: Coach Information

 

Fall Sports: 

6th/7th/8th Competitive Dance Team, Jordyn Salerno, walledlakeMSdance@gmail.com

6th/7th/8th Co-Ed Cross Country,  DebJess@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Grade Boys' Soccer, TBD

6th/7th Grade Girls' Volleyball,   ReubenCalanchi@wlcsd.org 

8th Grade Girls' Volleyball,  CindyNaszradi@wlcsd.org

Winter Sports:  

6th/7th Grade Boys Basketball,  ReubenCalanchi@wlcsd.org

8th Grade Boys Basketball,   JohnSharpe@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Swimming/Diving,  DouglasIrey@wlcsd.org

Winter Sports II:

6th/7th Grade Girls Basketball,  CindyNaszradi@wlcsd.org

8th Grade Girls Basketball, AmyRopek@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Grade Wrestling, Kristian Serr,  Serr151@hotmail.com

Spring Sports:

6th/7th/8th Grade Girls' Soccer,  TBD

6th/7th/8th Track and Field Girls'  ReubenCalanchi@wlcsd.org

6th/7th/8th Track and Field Boys'   TBD

 

General Information

Current-Year Physical Requirement

Students must have a physical on file before they will be allowed to participate in a sport, including tryouts. For the 2022-2023 school year, a physical must be dated after April 15 of 2022. 

Pay to Participate

Please refer to the district Pay to Participate for information.

Student-Athlete Eligibility Requirements

Academics

Student-Athletes must have a 2.0 grade point average with no more than two failing grades (E). 

Citizenship

Student-Athletes must have a minimum of a 2.5 average in Citizenship and be in good standing with building administration. 

Eligibility Submission

Eligibility grades are submitted each Thursday by Teachers; those grades will determine a Student-Athletes' eligibility for the following week.

Transportation

The transportation policy for middle schools in Walled Lake are as follows:

In-District Transportation provided with no return bus.

Out-of-District Transportation provided with no return bus.

Sportsmanship

In the classroom, on the field of play and in the community, Creek Hawks will always demonstrate Hawk Pride. POSITIVE ATTITUDE, RESPECT, INTEGRITY, DETERMINATION, ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.