Over the past generation, children have lost out on the ability to explore a wide variety of sports and activities. With competition sports taking over the Optimist and community leagues, children are often forced into one particular sport at a very young age. This often leads to burn-out and a lack of exposure to other possible areas of interest.
In 2018, Clinton City began a comprehensive well-rounded activities program called the Blaze. The name Blaze was adopted because as a Clinton City School System, we “build the fire” for the Clinton High School Dragons. We want our students to identify themselves as a member of a larger community with our city. Within a very short amount of time, our Blaze offerings have expanded to many areas.
The ultimate goal of Blaze Well-Rounded activities is to provide our students with a wide variety of opportunities to develop individual talents and interests. CCS wants our students to have engaging activities after school where they can become involved in a special group beyond the classroom. We offer our activities at various times throughout the year to allow students the ability to participate in several activities.
Currently, we are offering the following Blaze well-rounded activities: