From the Director of Student Enrichment Services

Those of you who know me know that I am a planner. My team and I spend countless hours brainstorming possible solutions to both real and potential challenges. We work steadfastly through the logistics and the necessary resources, budgets, and timelines — all while constantly considering the benefit to our community and ensuring that we are as transparent and consistent as possible. As you can imagine, COVID-19 has been hard on my planner soul. It’s been hard on all of us.

COVID-19 has taught me and my team to roll with the punches. It has taught us to reevaluate success. With an ever-moving goal post, we have learned to find success in new and creative ways, allowing us to focus on the well-being of our community. 

Providing enrichment opportunities has become more important than ever. In this current environment of constant physical and social distancing — of virtual birthday parties and cancelled life events — our students need opportunities to connect with those who share a common interest. They need physical outlets. They need fun and balance. They need risk-taking opportunities while keeping them safe and healthy. 

Please know that in this time of uncertainty, when you find yourself helping your children navigate this new world that is strange and foreign to even you, you can rely on your enrichment teams to be thoughtful, caring, and passionate about offering the best and safest outlets possible. 

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl,
but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will keep moving forward together.

Monique Swain
Director of Student Enrichment Services
Lettering & Letter Jackets

Lettering in 2020-2021
  • Athletics - Lettering is possible for students who participate in sports that are competing in interscholastic competitions at the Varsity level.
  • Clubs & Organizations - Lettering criteria for clubs and organizations will be similar to last year and will be available in early 2021.
Letter Jacket Sizing & Ordering
(For Juniors and Seniors and Those Who Lettered in 2019-2020)
As IB students, all Meridian students in the classes of 2021 and 2022 are eligible to order a letter jacket. Additionally, all students who lettered in their extracurricular activity in the 2019-2020 school year can order a letter jacket representing the extracurricular activity in which they lettered. Under normal circumstances, our Letter Jacket partner, Herff Jones, would host a sizing and ordering event on the Meridian campus. However, due to COVID-19, they will be hosting a sizing and ordering event at their office by appointment only on Tuesday, September 15th (3:00-6:00 pm) and Wednesday, September 16th (2:00-5:00 pm). A new digital catalog and ordering packet will be shared soon. Please sign up for your personal sizing and ordering appointment here. Please sign up by 12 pm on Tuesday, 9/15.
  • The Athletics website has been updated based on the 2020-2021 Athletics Plan.
  • Read the Results From Parent Feedback (to the Draft of the 2020-2021 Athletics Plan) here.
  • Find the 2020-2021 Athletics Plan here.
  • Athletics Town Hall - Join us for an overview of the 2020-2021 Athletics Plan on Thursday, 9/10 from 6-7 pm via webinar.
  • Cross Country
  • Registration - Now open! Closes at 10 pm on 9/9. Learn more here.
  • Physical Forms - Due 9/9! Learn more on the Eligibility web page.
Secondary Clubs & Organizations

Find the current list of clubs and student groups here.

  • After School Virtual Band - Now enrolling for masterclasses! Learn more here.
  • Model United Nations - Model UN gives students the opportunity to practice research, speech-writing, debate, presentation, and diplomacy skills while learning about today's global issues. The Model UN Mandatory Meeting and Model UN Registration have been postponed while the 20-21 officers are getting up and running and conferences are being selected. Please watch the Lions Share for updates.
Registration Now Open - After School 6th - 12th

In order for your student to be able to attend After School 6th - 12th in September and/or October, the deadline to pay the commitment fee and submit the commitment form is 11:59 pm on Monday, 9/7. Complete your commitment form and pay the commitment fee here.
Triple A - Arts/A la carte
Triple A - Arts/A la carte is currently offering some virtual programs:

Learn more about Triple A here.

Registration Now Open - After School Care K - 5th, Full-Time/ Extended Day

In order for your student to be able to attend After School Care K - 5th in September and/or October, the deadline to pay the registration/processing fee and submit the registration form is 11:59 pm on Monday, 9/7. Register here.
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Athletics Events and Deadlines
Upcoming Events for After School Activities
Questions or Concerns? We're Here To Support You.
Feel free to contact Robyn Tester with general questions about Athletics, Secondary Clubs & Activities, Lettering and Letter Jackets.

Other helpful contacts: