At Alice Birney, we save competitive sports until grade 4 (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.). We believe this is healthy because it allows children to stay in the world of imagination and practice skills using their whole body before the confines of rules, teams, and scores. After grade 4, children are more developmentally ready to play competitive games when referees/umpires are not present and they must self-regulate. Playground rules are followed for all games.

District Team Sports
Competitive team sports are played in middle school, grades 7 and 8. Students must be able to manage the demands of an extra-curricular activity while maintaining all of their class work. This will be monitored by having students take the responsibility to complete classwork, have positive behavior, and complete expected responsibilities. The teacher or parent may communicate with the coach if a student is not meeting the expectations and should not participate.

SCUSD sports packet 23-24


Cross Country Coach Amy Lincoln
Cross country is a team sport where teams and individuals run outside on a variety of natural terrains (like dirt and grass). Any 6th-8th grader is welcome, no prior running experience required!
(Note: 6th Graders will not be able to run in the SCUSD championship race)
Practices are usually 3 days a week for one hour on or off campus.

Archery* Coach Eric Janssen
6th, 7th, & 8th graders – Alice Birney After School Archery would love to have you participate!





2024 Middle School Track & Field Team Coach LaRay Barnes
Alice Birney Track and Field is open to all interested 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
Practice: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 3:00 to 4:30


2023 Middle School Track and Field team

The 2023 Bees were busy in Track and Field! The 32 students who represented Alice Birney were amazing and pressed through our opponents at several meets. Winning the Junior Bullfrog invitational for the second year in a row, every athlete came home with a medal! The season closed with the Sac City Middle School Championships – we have several medalists and 7 district champions including: Reid Paskey (400m), Rina Cincipirino (3200m), Liam Ross (400m), Seth Eastham (Long Jump), Jackson Dunkel (Shot Put), Marley Ross (Shot Put), Xyla Murphy (Long Jump), and our relay teams.

Most of our athletes earned an invite to the California State Games in San Diego this summer! Coach LaRay contributes the team’s success to their competitive will and their bond.

*Not a district sport


Knit-a-thon - ongoing through March 22

Thu Feb 29| All-city Honor Orchestra Performance, 6pm McClatchy HS
Wed Mar 13 | School Site Council 4:30pm/Guild Meeting, 5:30pm (zoom)
Fri Mar 15 – Fri Mar 22 | 1st-6th grades- 12:20pm dismissal
Fri Mar 22 | Knit-A-Thon squares due (in office)


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Please include the following information when reporting an absence:

  • Parent’s name
  • Child’s full name
  • Teacher’s name
  • Date(s) of absence
  • Reason for absence

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