A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15 to be valid for participation the following school year.
Prior to participation (including practice) a student participating NDHSAA sanctioned athletic activities and representing his/her school must have on file with the superintendent, principal, athletic director or school nurse, an annual NDHSAA-approved Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination clearance form completed by a qualified health care professional (i.e. Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy, Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant under the supervision of a physician); the Athletic Pre-Participation Health History Screening and Physical Examination is valid for one school year; a physical examination completed before April 15 is not valid for participation the following school year.
St. Mary's co-curricular goals are to help each participant to grow physically and spiritually, to teach Christian values, character qualities and team value through team prayer, team masses and team unity. We hope to develop the whole person through our programs and activities and to have our students be positive role models and representative of St. Mary's.
At St. Mary's we want to provide all students an opportunity to participate in our co-curricular programs. Emphasis at the lower level will be on participation and learning of skills and not just on winning and losing. More than 80% of our students participate in organized co-curricular activities, which means eight out of ten students are involved in after-school activities. We have a no-cut policy in our activities for the ninth and tenth grades, as participation is very important to us.
St. Mary's has a strong and outstanding athletic tradition and is a member of the Western Dakota Association (WDA) and the North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) in seven boys' sports and six girls' sports: boys' soccer, football, wrestling, boys' basketball, baseball, boys' golf, boys' and girls' track, volleyball, girls' basketball, girls' tennis, girls' soccer, cheerleading, & dance team. We also have co-op programs with Bismarck Public Schools in boys' and girls' swimming, cross country, girls' golf, gymnastics, hockey and boys' tennis.