Athletics Overview

The mission of the Athletic Department at DSST: Byers Middle School is to promote the academic, emotional and physical development of our students through teamwork, sportsmanship and athletic competition. GOALS OF THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT: To foster academic and athletic achievement in students by emphasizing the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice and dedication to achieving goals. To field competitive teams, but not at the cost of academic excellence or demonstration of DSST Core Values. To provide students the opportunity to pursue athletics as a means of overall well-being. To develop in students both their sport skills and pride in their school.

Due to the restrictive nature of the current state guidelines, and the ability to follow Colorado Department of Education requirements DSST Public Schools has made the difficult decision to suspend all middle school sports indefinitely. DSST Byers is currently looking at creative ways to bring middle school sports back in 2021 if possible.

The health and safety of our student participants, coaches, officials and essential personnel, including volunteers is a primary concern for the return of interscholastic athletics and activities. We are very grateful for the state, health and educational leaders for their shared commitment of a return to these highly beneficial education programs when it is deemed safe for all school communities.

At this point athletic registration for middle school sports have been suspended. Once a return to play plan is in place we will re – registration to all middle school students.

Please reach out to Cassidy Greif, Athletic Director, at with any questions.