Category Archives: Athletic Department

Charlestown Athletic Director Elected to IHSAA Board

Charlestown High School Athletic Director Chad Gilbert was recently elected to the IHSAA Board of Directors Southern District Urban Seat.  As part of the Executive Committee, Gilbert will take the place of Paul Neidig who was selected to become an Assistant Commissioner of the IHSAA earlier this year. In his fifth season as the Pirates’ Athletic Director, Gilbert has pioneered the development of new coaches and created a winning atmosphere inside the Athletic Department. While speaking about his recent election win, Gilbert commented, “I look forward to serving the student athletes in our state as a member of the IHSAA Board of Directors. I hope to find being a part of this Association fulfilling and ultimately one of the highlights of my career. I want to represent our entire district in a positive way.” Gilbert will take his seat on the board at the IHSAA Executive Meeting on January 11th, 2018.

Band of Pirates Travel to Indy Finals Saturday

The Charlestown Band of Pirates will be traveling to Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana this Saturday to perform in the ISSMA Scholastic Finals!

After a fantastic performance in Prelims and receiving GOLD with distinction in Effects, we are very excited for this performance and are very proud of what our marching band and color guard have done this year.

This years show is titled, “Carmen,” and includes selections from George Bizet’s famous opera, including “Habenera” and “Toredador.” The band is under the field direction of Natalie Lowe with Brass Captain Ethan Hartsfield, Woodwind Captain Lauren Gaines, Percussion Captain Kylen Farmer, and Guard Captain Sarah Peak.

The band will be departing CHS at 6:30am and will be performing at 11:13am.

GOOD LUCK to our Marching Band of Pirates!!

FinalForms Launch

We are very excited to announce that the Charlestown High School Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

This will allow:

  • Coaches and trainers to have emergency information on each student through their mobile device
  • Parents to retrieve their information if an athlete decides to move and transfer

You may review your data at any time to verify it is correct. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update.

We will be sending out the Parent Playbook to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support.”

We are asking that ALL parents of student-athletes use FinalForms. The Charlestown High School Athletic Department will no longer be accepting paper copies of the packets. The only form we will accept on paper is the Physical Examination Form.

Please register at: and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms.

We will be hosting a parent meeting for all student-athletes, and their parents, on Tuesday, July 25th at 6:00PM in the CHS Sports Arena to discuss the upcoming season, and to go over some things from FinalForms. A computer lab will be open and available for parents who would like to register their students that night.

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at Charlestown High School.

Click below for a step-by-step guide on creating your account, creating your students and signing your forms!

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2017 CHS Fall Sports Schedules Now OnLine

The Charlestown High School Athletic Department has released their 2017 Fall Sports Schedules, that include Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, and Volleyball.  A few changes are still possible once the season closer to starting; however the schedules are for the most part complete.

Find the 2017 Fall Sports Schedules by going to PiratePride.BLUE, clicking on Fall Sports, selecting the sport of interest, and then SCHEDULES AND RESULTS on the particular sport’s home page.  Most sports also include a downloadable PDF version of the 2017 schedule which makes it easy to print and post at your home or office.

It won’t be long, Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics will be in full swing once again; print your favorite schedules today and be ready to follow Pirate Nation.  If you not a member of the Pirate Pride eNotification email List, subscribe free of charge at www.PiratePride.BLUE/enotification, to recieve up to the minute news and information about Pirate and Lady Pirate Athletics.

$25 Sports Physicals Available May 31st at CHS

Charlestown High School will be hosting pre-participation sports physicals on Wednesday, May 31st from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Charlestown High School Sports Arena.  These sports physicals will be available for all incoming Charlestown High School and Charlestown Middle School student athletes; and at a cost of $25 per athlete, payable in cash or a check made payable to CHS Athletics.  Student-athletes may pick up a physical packet from the Athletic Department or in the CHS cafeteria on Friday, May 26th and Tuesday, May 30th.  Parents do not have to be present on May 31st if ALL PHYSICAL PACKET PAPERWORK is completed in advance; and when arriving with physical paperwork, everyone should enter the high school near the main office entrance.  Sports Physicals will be conducted by our trainers and the doctors from Baptist Health Floyd.  If you have any questions, please contact the CHS Athletic Department at 812-256-3328.

All Events Cancelled – Thursday

Due to the rain yesterday and cold temperatures, all Pirate & Lady Pirate events have been cancelled for this evening. This includes JV Baseball at Lanesville, Softball at Corydon, Track & Field at Salem and Girls Tennis at North Harrison. The Charlestown High School Athletic Department has announced the following makeup dates for the postponed events:

Lady Pirate Softball at Corydon Central will now be played on Tuesday, April 18th starting at 5:00pm.

Lady Pirate Tennis at North Harrison will now be played on Friday, April 21st starting at 4:30pm.

Makeup dates for all other cancelled events have not been determined as of now.

IHSAA Announces Classifications for 2017 through 2018

The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced the new classifications for IHSAA member schools in six team sports for the next two school years, including 2017‐18 and 2018‐19.  Please note the classifications for baseball and softball will be released in coming days.  Please note that Tournament Success Factor points will still be accumulated in baseball and softball this spring and any necessary updated versions in those sports will be released in the days following the end of those respective state tournaments.  The enrollment figures, the total of boys and girls in grades 9‐12, were submitted by the schools to the Indiana Department of Education last fall and are used to determine the classifications in the sports of baseball, boys and girls basketball, football, boys and girls soccer, softball and volleyball.  Sectional groupings for each sport will be announced in early May following approval of the IHSAA Executive Committee.  Use the following link to view the classifications released by the IHSAA thus far:

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