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CAS-CIAC Seeking Applications for Student Equity Advisory Board

CAS-CIAC Seeking Applications for Student Equity Advisory Board

CAS-CIAC encourages interested high school students to apply to join our statewide Student Equity Advisory Board. For more information students should check with their principal or athletic director

In 2020, CAS-CIAC created a Student Equity Advisory Board (SEAB) to bring awareness to inequity in Connecticut and collaborate on ways to enhance inclusion in schools for all students. The SEAB consist of four students from each league and those members develop and implement ideas and action plans to bring back to their respective leagues, schools, and the communities.

SEAB Mission Statement

The mission of the CAS-CIAC Student Equity Advisory Board is to foster diversity among students, teachers, administrators, coaches and community members by promoting inclusivity, awareness, appreciation and respect for all. The focus is to celebrate diversity by creating a welcoming and engaging environment for every student in Connecticut. We are committed to difficult conversations and to a focus on taking action through those conversations – action that leads to institutional change for groups and communities that have traditionally been disadvantaged. Ultimately, the Student Equity Advisory Board aspires to promote inclusivity in our schools, communities, state, country and world.

Cheshire High School Wins CIAC’s Battle of the Teams

Cheshire High School Wins CIAC’s Battle of the Teams

Cheshire High School has been selected as the winner of CAS-CIAC’s 2020-2021 Battle of the Teams contest. The contest, first introduced in 2014-2015, has traditionally been called The Battle of the Fans with a focus on student sections. This year, due to spectator limitations at events, the focus turned from student sections to teams.  TheContinue Reading

2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete, Unified Sports and Arts Awards Video Celebrations

2020-2021 Scholar-Athlete, Unified Sports and Arts Awards Video Celebrations

2021 Scholar-Athlete Awards 2021 CAS Arts Awards 2021 Unified Sports Awards

CIAC State Baseball Tournament Dedicated to George Synnott

CIAC State Baseball Tournament Dedicated to George Synnott

The 2021 CIAC State Baseball Tournament is dedicated to the memory of George Synnott who coincidentally had close ties to two of the schools competing for championships this weekend, St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol and Berlin High School. At St. Paul’s Synnott coached both baseball and basketball and was the Social Studies Department Chairman. HeContinue Reading

Buffalo Wild Wings Announced as New Partner of CAS-CIAC

Buffalo Wild Wings Announced as New Partner of CAS-CIAC

     Buffalo Wild Wings Announced as New Partner of CAS-CIAC   CHESHIRE, CT – MAY 20, 2021 — The Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Association (CIAC) are pleased to announce a new partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings.  Through the partnership, Buffalo Wild Wings will support the mission of CAS-CIACContinue Reading

CIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards – May 2 6:30pm (Viewing Information)

CIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards – May 2 6:30pm (Viewing Information)

The 38th annual CIAC Scholar-Athlete Awards will take place Sunday May 2. For the second straight year the event will be a virtual celebration broadcast on Fox61 at 6:30pm. The half hour television special will celebrate and feature photos of all 363 CIAC statewide scholar-athletes. Long time emcee, and 4-time Connecticut Sportscaster of the Year BobContinue Reading

CAS-CIAC Student Equity Advisory Board Video Project

CAS-CIAC Student Equity Advisory Board Video Project

In 2020, CAS-CIAC created the Student Equity Advisory Board (SEAB) to bring awareness to inequities in Connecticut and collaborate on ways to make schools more inclusive for all students. The SEAB consists of 40 high school students, up to four from each athletic league, and those members develop and implement ideas and action plans to bringContinue Reading

New England Spring Championships Canceled

New England Spring Championships Canceled

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on spring sports schedules, the Council of New England Secondary Schools Principals’ Association (CNESSPA) has announced a decision to cancel the 2021 Spring New England Championships. The members of the New England Council voted unanimously 6-0 to cancel the New England Outdoor Track & Field and Golf Championships scheduledContinue Reading

CIAC February 18th Update – Winter and Spring Sports

CIAC February 18th Update – Winter and Spring Sports

CHESHIRE, Conn –  Following recently revised guidance from the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the CIAC met with representatives from the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Governor Lamont’s office to discuss how those revisions may impact interscholastic athletics. Following that meeting, the CIAC formally requested consideration from the Connecticut DPH to revisitContinue Reading

1st Annual Statewide CT High School Virtual Talent Showcase

1st Annual Statewide CT High School Virtual Talent Showcase

1st Annual Statewide CT High School Virtual Talent Showcase Goal– To create an opportunity for high school students to showcase their talents by participating in a virtual Talent Showcase.  Purpose– To provide a safe and positive way for students and staff to safely stay connected with peers, promote a sense of community, and demonstrate schoolContinue Reading