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October is High School Activities Month

October is National High School Activities Month for the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and its 51 member state high school associations. The month-long celebration in October offers the NFHS membership and the nation’s 19,500 high schools an opportunity to recognize the contributions and benefits young people experience by participation in sports and performing arts.


Each week of the October celebration places an emphasis on vital aspects of high school activity programs. Those areas include National Sportsmanship, Fan Appreciation and Public-Address Announcers Week (October 1-5), National Performing Arts Activities Week (October 6-12), National Coaches/Sponsors/Advisors/Officials Week (October 13-19) and National Community Service/Youth Awareness Week (October 20-26).


National High School Activities Month serves as a reminder to students, parents, coaches, officials and others in communities across the country about the values and benefits of high school activity programs. Additionally, the month-long celebration assists in addressing society’s most current issues by:

  • Finding and nurturing the best effort of each participant;
  • Encouraging students to stay in school, perform better academically and become better citizens;
  • Demanding respect for fair play and appreciation for the equitable application of procedures, rules and regulations;