Athletics

Athletic Director

Anna Dipierro
phone: 860 537 2378 
email: adipi43@colchesterct.org

 

Interscholastic Sports Registration

Athletic registration is located in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The secure registration platform provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs, and helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible. If you need assistance with the PowerSchool Parent Portal, please call the school office at 860 537 2313.

-Attendance for all Interscholastic Sports try-out dates is mandatory

 

Helpful information in preparation to register

Register

  1. Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal
  2. Select the athletic team registration form
  3. "Save" your information as you go (if you need to step away and complete your registration at a later time)

 

Pay to Play information

  • A fee of $180.00 will be due for student-athletes to participate in Interscholastic Sports (Soccer, Basketball or Track) with a maximum of $540.00 per family per school year.
  • The Pay-to-Play form and fee is requested after registration once student-athletes are placed on a WJJMS Interscholastic Sports team. At that time, a parent/guardian must sign and return the form to the office by a specified date (determined by the Athletic Director). The due date is noted on the form.
  • Checks for Interscholastic Sports (Soccer, Basketball and/or Track) are to be made payable to the “Town of Colchester.”

 

Three Seasons of Sports Programs

FALL

  • Interscholastic Soccer

Interscholastic Soccer begins in September and will run through the end of October.  Interscholastic Soccer is a program that gives student athletes the opportunity to travel to play soccer against other school teams after school.

Pay to Play applies (see above)

  • Club Cross Country

Club Cross Country begins in September and runs through early November. Club Cross Country is part of the Midstate Middle School League, a program that gives student-athletes the opportunity to travel to compete against other school teams after school. As Cross Country is a Club (not an Interscholastic Sport) the fee to participate does not qualify for the family maximum for Interscholastic Sports.

$150.00 fee payable to "WJJMS" (for families with more than one Club Cross Country student-athlete, a discounted fee of $120.00 is due per participant).

A Club Cross Country Registration packet is required prior to participation (no online registration is available for Club Cross Country).


Club Cross Country Registration packet

WINTER

  • Interscholastic Basketball

Interscholastic Basketball begins in early November and runs through the end of January. Interscholastic Basketball is a program that gives student athletes the opportunity to travel to play against other school teams after school.

Transportation Waiver and Release form
This form must be used when declining school transportation for your student-athlete.

Stay after school to watch an after school basketball game parental permission form

Pay to Play applies (see above)

  • Intramural Basketball

Intramural Basketball begins in February and runs through the end of March. Intramural Basketball is an after-school program that gives student athletes the opportunity to play with their classmates. 

$45.00 fee per student-athlete is due prior to participation, payable to "WJJMS."

A permission form is required prior to participation.


SPRING

  • Interscholastic Track

Interscholastic Track begins mid-March and runs through the end of May, culminating with the Middle School State Championship held in Manchester, CT.

Pay to Play applies (see above)

Facilities

Interscholastic Soccer

  • William J. Johnston Middle School – 360 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT

Club Cross Country

  • William J. Johnston Middle School  – 360 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT
  • Bacon Academy High School – 611 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT

Interscholastic Basketball

  • William J. Johnston Middle School – 360 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT

Intramural Basketball

  • William J. Johnston Middle School – 360 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT

Interscholastic Track

  • Bacon Academy High School – 611 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT

 

Schedules

  • Scheduled games/meets are listed on the Events Calendar, in the PowerSchool Bulletin option of the Parent/Student Portal, and shared in the WJJMS Digital Backpack
  • Schedules are handed to student athletes
  • Schedules are subject to change due to weather and/or unforeseen circumstances
  • Please follow the information that was given to your student-athlete at their most recent practice or call our office at 860 537 2313
  • Upon an unexpected cancelation, students are notified prior to 1:15 pm. to inform their parents/guardians (you may wish to discuss protocol with your student-athlete in the event of a cancelation)
  • CIAC Website schedules and notifications
    select "Johnston MS." change your subscription season to season to receive sports notifications