Walker School


Contact us

  7260 North Avenue, Frankfort, IL, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-4330

  Principal

Principal: Dr. Daniel C. Pierson
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Winefka
Assistant Principal: Mr. Joseph Palicki

  School Hours

Office Hours: 7:25am - 3:55pm
School Hours: 7:50am - 2:20pm

Athletics at SHJH

Intramurals

Open to Season Physical
Golf All Students August - September Required
Bowling All Students February - April Required
Basketball Students Not in Track March - May Required
Volleyball Students Not In Track March - May Required
Chess All Students November - February Not Required

Tryouts

 
 

Sports Physicals

All students must have an updated physical in order to try-out and/or join a sport. This also includes intramurals: bowling, golf, fitness club, basketball and volleyball. A student will be denied participation or a try-out without a valid physical on file. Should you have any questions regarding our athletic program, please contact our athletic director, Mr. Fred Pufahl, at fpufahl@summithill.org.

Summer Athletic Camp

 
 

Athletic Forms


Baseball

  • Coach: Fred Pufahl & Michael Deustcher
    • Activity Fee: $20
      • Uniform Deposit: $75
        • Additional Cost: $25 (Hat & Socks) & $40 (White Game Pants)

           
          Boys' Baseball is for 7th and 8th graders only. Tryouts and practices begin before the start of the school year. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. If an athlete makes the team, they must be present for practices/games Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must be on file to try-out. Students pay a $20 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit. Other uniform fees apply; refer to handouts.
           

          2019-20 Schedule

          Date Opponent Location Time Bus
          Monday August 5 – 6 Tryouts Summit Hill 8:00AM – 12:00PM
          Wednesday August 14 Kankakee Kankakee 4:30 PM 3:15 PM
          Thursday August 15 Peotone Summit Hill 4:30PM
          Saturday August 17 Oak Prairie Minooka – Pony Field 10:00AM 8:15AM
          Saturday August 17 Minooka Minooka – Pony Field 1:30PM
          Monday August 19 JV Homer Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Tuesday August 20 Homewood Hart Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Thursday August 22 Flossmoor Parker Flossmoor Parker 4:00PM 2:50PM
          Friday August 23 Lansing Memorial Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Monday August 26 JV Troy Troy 4:00PM 2:45 PM
          Tuesday August 27 Hickory Creek Hickory Creek 4:00PM 2:50PM
          Thursday August 29 Manhattan Lincoln-Way West H.S. 4:00PM 2:45PM
          Friday August 30 B.U.G. Center Summit Hill 4:30PM
          Tuesday September 3 Mokena Hecht Park – Mokena 4:00PM 3:00PM
          Wednesday September 4 Manteno Summit Hill 4:30PM
          Thursday September 5 Troy Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Friday September 6 Joliet St. Paul’s Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Monday September 9 JV Hickory Creek Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Tuesday September 10 Homer Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Wednesday September 11 Old Quarry Summit Hill 4:00PM
          Thursday September 12 JV Manteno Manteno 4:30PM 3:15PM
          Saturday September 14 Normal Chiddix Normal Parkside TBA
          Saturday September 14 Normal Parkside Normal Parkside TBA
          Tuesday September 17 Manteno** - If Regional Bye TBA 11:00AM
          Wednesday September 18 IESA 3A Baseball Regional TBA TBA TBD
          Saturday September 21 IESA 3A Baseball Regional Semi-Finals TBA TBA TBD
          Monday September 23 IESA 3A Baseball Regional Championship TBA TBA TBD
          Saturday September 28 IESA 3A Baseball Sectional Championship TBA 11:00 AM
          Friday – Saturday October 4 – 5 IESA 3A State Finals East Side Centre – East Peoria, IL TBA

           


          Basketball

          • Girls' Coaches: Jack Howard, Jason Collins
            • Boys' Coaches: TBD
              • Activity Fee: $20
                • Uniform Deposit: $75

                   
                  Boys' and Girls' Basketball is for 7th and 8th graders only. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. If an athlete makes the team they must be present for practices / games Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $20 activity fee and must turn in a $75 uniform deposit. The girls' season begins in late August and runs through December and the boys' season begins in mid-October and runs through February.
                   

                  2019-20 Schedule

                   
                  Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                  Tuesday September 3 Tryouts Summit Hill 2:30 PM
                  Thursday September 26 Homewood Hart Homewood Hart 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                  Tuesday October 1 B.U.G. Center Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Wednesday October 2 Beecher Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Thursday October 3 Romeoville Lukancic Romeoville Lukancic 4:15 PM 3:00 PM
                  Monday October 7 Kelvin Grove Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Tuesday October 8 Troy Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday October 10 Homer Homer 4:00 PM 2:45 PM
                  Tuesday October 15 Manhattan Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday October 17 Mokena Mokena 4:00 PM 3:00 PM
                  Monday October 21 Minooka Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Tuesday October 22 Hickory Creek Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday October 24 Liberty Liberty 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                  Tuesday October 29 Martino Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Wednesday October 30 Troy Troy 4:00 PM 2:45 PM
                  Monday November 4 Homer Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Wednesday November 6 Manhattan Manhattan 4:00 PM 2:45 PM
                  Thursday November 7 Oak Prairie Oak Prairie 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                  Tuesday November 12 Mokena Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday November 14 Hickory Creek Hickory Creek 4:00 PM 3:00 PM
                  Monday November 18 Kankakee Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Tuesday November 19 Liberty Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Wednesday November 20 Martino Martino 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                  Saturday November 23 7GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Monday November 25 7GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Tuesday November 26 7GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Wednesday November 27 7GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Monday December 2 8GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Tuesday December 3 8GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Wednesday December 4 7GBB Sectional TBD 6:30 PM
                  Thursday December 5 8GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Friday December 6 8GBB Regional TBD TBD
                  Saturday December 7 7GBB State Finals TBD TBD
                  Wednesday December 11 8GBB Sectional TBD 6:30 PM
                  Thursday December 12 7GBB State Finals TBD TBD
                  Saturday December 14 8GBB State Finals TBD TBD
                  Thursday December 19 8GBB State Finals TBD TBD

                  2019-20 Schedule

                  Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                  Week Of October 21 Tryouts Summit Hill 2:30PM
                  Thursday November 7 Matteson Huth Matteson Huth 4:00 PM
                  Monday November 11 Manhattan Manhattan 4:00PM 3:00PM
                  Wednesday November 13 Hickory Creek Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday November 14 Homewood Hart Summit Hill 4:00PM
                  Monday November 18 Liberty Liberty 4:00PM 2:50PM
                  Wednesday November 20 Martino Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday November 21 Romeoville Lukancic Summit Hill 4:15 PM
                  Tuesday December 3 Troy Troy 4:00 PM 2:45PM
                  Thursday December 5 Mokena Mokena 4:00 PM 3:00PM
                  Monday December 9 Oak Prairie Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Tuesday December 10 Homer Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday December 12 Manhattan Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Saturday December 14 Normal Parkside Illinois Wesleyan University 11:30AM 8:15 AM
                  Monday December 16 Hickory Creek Hickory Creek 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                  Wednesday December 18 Liberty Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday December 19 B.U.G. Center B.U.G. Center 4:00 PM 3:15PM
                  Tuesday January 7 Martino Martino 4:30 PM 2:50PM
                  Wednesday January 8 Beecher Summit Hill 4:00 PM 2:45 PM
                  Thursday January 9 Troy Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Tuesday January 14 Mokena Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                  Thursday January 16 Homer Homer 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                  Tuesday January 21 Kankakee Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Thursday January 23 Manteno Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                  Saturday January 25 7-4A Regional TBD TBD
                  Mon - Thurs Jan 27 – 30 7-4A Regional TBD TBD
                  Saturday February 1 8-4A Regional TBD TBD
                  Mon Tues Thurs February 3, 4, 6 8-4A Regional TBD TBD
                  Wednesday February 5 7-4A Sectional TBD 6:30 PM
                  Saturday February 8 7-4A State Finals TBD TBD
                  Wednesday February 12 8-4A Sectional TBD 6:30 PM
                  Thursday February 13 7-4A State Finals TBD TBD
                  Saturday February 15 8-4A State Finals TBD TBD
                  Thursday February 20 8-4A State Finals TBD TBD

                   


                  Cheerleading

                  • Activity Fee: $20
                    • Uniform Deposit: $150
                      • Additional Fees: $500 (Apparel, Choreography, Camps, etc.)

                        SHJH offers two different opportunities for cheerleading: competitive and spirit cheerleaders.

                        Competitive Squad
                        Spirit Squads
                        Competition Coach: Rebecca Smith Spirit Coach: Anna Regas
                        The competitive cheer squad is a mixture seventh and eighth grade students. This squad competes at the state level as well as other competitions. These cheerleaders must be available to compete on the weekends. There is one spirit squad that supports the boys' basketball players. They cheer at all home games.

                         


                        Cross Country

                        • Coach: Pat Sullivan & Scott Smalter
                          • Activity Fee: $20
                            • Uniform Deposit: $50
                              • Additional Cost: $20 (Uniform Shorts)

                                Boys' and Girls' Cross Country are for students in 5th through 8th grade. Tryouts and practices begin before the start of the school year. There are no cuts for Cross Country, but athletes need to be at practice/meets Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit.

                                2019-20 Schedule

                                 
                                Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                                Monday August 5 Cross Country Tryouts Summit Hill – Meet Outside Door 7 7:30 AM
                                Wednesday August 28 DPVC Pre-Season Meet Martino 4:15 PM 2:50 PM
                                Wednesday September 4 Mokena Manhattan – Round Barn Farm Park 4:00 PM 2:45 PM
                                Saturday September 7 Homewood Hart Invite Apollo Park - Homewood 9:00 AM 8:00 AM
                                Tuesday September 10 Manhattan, Troy, Liberty, and Mokena Manhattan 4:00 PM 2:45PM
                                Thursday September 12 Kankakee and Rosa Parks Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                Tuesday September 17 Dolton Lincoln, Peotone, Rosa Parks, and St. Michael’s Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                Saturday September 21 Troy Invitational Troy – Cronin School 9:00 AM 7:30 AM
                                Tuesday September 24 Hickory Creek and Mokena Summit Hill 4:00 PM 3:00 PM
                                Thursday September 26 Oak Prairie and B.U.G. Center Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                Thursday October 3 DPVC Championships Manhattan – Round Barn Farm Park 4:15 PM 2:45 PM
                                Tuesday October 8 Oak Prairie Oak Prairie 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                                Saturday Oct 12 IESA 3A Sectional Championships TBA TBA TBA
                                Saturday Oct 19 IESA 3A State Championships Normal Parkside – Maxwell Park TBA TBA

                                 


                                Softball

                                • Varsity Coaches: Ryan Hagen & Scott Chromcak
                                  • JV Coaches: TBD
                                    • Activity Fee: $20
                                      • Uniform Deposit: $75
                                        • Additional Cost: $25 (Hat and Socks)

                                          Girls' Softball is for 7th and 8th graders only. Tryouts and practices begin before the start of the school year. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. If an athlete makes the team, they must be present for practices/games Monday thru Saturday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit. Other fees apply for uniforms. Softball runs through September.

                                          2019-20 Schedule

                                          Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                                          Mon - Fri July 28 - Aug 2 Softball Clinic Summit Hill 8:30AM – 10:30AM
                                          Monday August 5 Softball Tryouts Summit Hill 8:30AM – 11:30AM
                                          Saturday August 10 JV Minooka (DH) Summit Hill 10:00AM
                                          Monday August 12 Manteno Manteno 4:30PM 3:15PM
                                          Monday August 12 JV Manteno Summit Hill 4:30PM
                                          Tuesday August 13 Homer (V / JV DH) Summit Hill 10:00AM / 11:30AM
                                          Wednesday August 14 Hickory Creek Hickory Creek 10:00AM 9:00AM
                                          Wednesday August 14 Marengo Hickory Creek 11:30AM
                                          Thursday August 15 JV Hickory Creek (DH) Summit Hill 10:00AM
                                          Friday August 16 Limestone Summit Hill 4:30PM
                                          Saturday August 17 Manteno Invite Manteno - TBA Locations TBA TBA
                                          Tuesday August 20 Homewood Hart Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                          Tuesday August 20 JV B.U.G. Center B.U.G. Center 4:30PM 3:15PM
                                          Wednesday August 21 JV Romeoville AVM Summit Hill 4:15PM
                                          Wednesday August 21 Oak Prairie Oak Prairie 4:00PM 2:50PM
                                          Thursday August 22 Manhattan Manhattan 4:00PM 2:45PM
                                          Friday August 23 Lansing Memorial Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                          Saturday August 24 Manteno Invite Manteno - TBA Locations TBA TBA
                                          Monday August 26 JV Bishop McNamara Bishop McNamara High School 4:30PM 3:15PM
                                          Monday August 26 Old Quarry Old Quarry 4:00PM 2:50PM
                                          Tuesday August 27 Mokena Mokena 4:00PM 3:00PM
                                          Wednesday August 28 JV Peotone Peotone 4:00PM 3:15PM
                                          Thursday August 29 Troy Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                          Thursday August 29 JV Troy Troy 4:00PM 2:45PM
                                          Friday August 30 B.U.G. Center Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                          Tuesday September 3 Beecher Beecher 4:30PM 3:15PM
                                          Wednesday September 4 JV Jane Addams Summit Hill 4:30PM
                                          Thursday September 5 Kelvin Grove Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                          Thursday September 5 Minooka Summit Hill 4:30PM
                                          Monday September 9 Kankakee Troy 4:30PM 3:15PM
                                          Wednesday September 11 IESA AA Regional TBA TBA
                                          Saturday September 13 IESA AA Regional TBA TBA
                                          Saturday September 13 IESA AA Regional TBA TBA
                                          Saturday September 21 IESA AA Sectional TBA TBA
                                          Friday – Sat. September 27 – 28 IESA AA State Finals Champions Fields – Normal 11:00AM

                                           


                                          Track

                                          • Coaches: Jack Howard, Keith McGrail, Cheryl Michals, Ryan Hagen
                                            • Activity Fee: $20
                                              • Uniform Deposit: $50

                                                Boys' and Girls' Track - 7th and 8th grades. Track begins in March and runs through the end of May. Athletes need to be at practice/meets Monday thru Saturday- Saturdays are at the end of the season for the state series. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit.

                                                2019-20 Schedule

                                                 
                                                Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                                                Week Of March 16 Tryouts Summit Hill 2:30 PM
                                                Wednesday April 8 Kankakee Kankakee 4:00 PM 2:45PM
                                                Thursday April 16 Mokena Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                                Tuesday April 21 Hickory Creek, Liberty, and Homer Hickory Creek 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                                                Thursday April 23 Oak Prairie, Grissom, and B.U.G. Center Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                                Tuesday April 28 Liberty, Manhattan, and Martino Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                                Thursday April 30 Minooka and Matteson Huth Minooka 4:00 PM 2:45PM
                                                Monday May 4 Troy Troy 4:00 PM 2:45PM
                                                Thursday May 7 DPVC Championships Joliet Memorial Stadium 10:00 AM 8:00 AM
                                                Tuesday May 12 DPVC RAIN DATE Joliet Memorial Stadium 10:00 AM 8:00 AM
                                                Friday or Saturday May 15 or 16 IESA AA Track & Field Sectional TBD TBD TBD
                                                Friday and Saturday May 22 – 23 IESA AA Track and Field State Finals East Side Centre – East Peoria, IL TBD TBD

                                                 


                                                Volleyball

                                                • Boys' Coaches: Keith McGrail & Cheryl Michals
                                                  • Girls' Coaches: Jack Howard & Keith McGrail
                                                    • Activity Fee: $20
                                                      • Uniform Deposit: $75
                                                        • Tryouts: $25 (Uniform Spandex - Girls)

                                                          Boys' and Girls' Volleyball is for 7th and 8th graders only. If an athlete makes the team, they must be present for practices Monday thru Friday. A sports physical must by on file to try-out. Students pay a $50 activity fee and must turn in a uniform deposit. Tryouts and practices for the boys begin before the start of the school year. Practices begin the day after tryouts end. The boys play August through October and the girls' season begins in December and runs through March.

                                                          2019-20 Schedule

                                                           
                                                          Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                                                          Monday August 12 Tryouts Summit Hill 9:00AM - 11:00AM
                                                          Tuesday August 27 Hickory Creek (NC) Hickory Creek 4:00PM 2:50PM
                                                          Wednesday August 28 Liberty (NC) Liberty 4:00PM 2:50PM
                                                          Thursday August 29 Homer (NC) Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                                          Wednesday September 4 Mokena (NC) Mokena 4:00PM 3:10PM
                                                          Thursday September 5 Troy Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                                          Tuesday September 10 Liberty Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                                          Thursday September 12 Martino Martino 4:00PM 2:50PM
                                                          Tuesday September 17 Hickory Creek Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                                          Thursday September 19 Homer Homer 4:00PM 2:50PM
                                                          Tuesday September 24 Manhattan Manhattan 4:00PM 2:45PM
                                                          Thursday September 26 Mokena Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                                          Tuesday – Thursday October 1 – 3 DPVC Championships Homer Schools TBA TBA

                                                          2019-20 Schedule

                                                          Date Opponent Location Time Bus
                                                          Monday December 2 / 9 Tryouts Summit Hill 2:30 PM
                                                          Friday January 10 7th Spartan Invite –
                                                          Grissom, Manteno, and Troy
                                                          Summit Hill 4:15 PM
                                                          Monday January 13 Oak Prairie Oak Prairie 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                                                          Wednesday January 15 Beecher Beecher 4:30 PM
                                                          Wednesday January 22 B.U.G. Center B.U.G. Center 4:30 PM 2:45 PM
                                                          Thursday January 23 Manhattan Manhattan 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                                                          Monday January 27 Kankakee Summit Hill 4:30 PM
                                                          Tuesday January 28 Mokena Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                                          Thursday January 30 Troy Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                                          Monday February 3 Kankakee Bishop McNamara St. Joe’s School – Bradley 4:30 PM 3:15 PM
                                                          Tuesday February 4 Liberty Summit Hill 4:00 PM
                                                          Thursday February 6 Martino Martino 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                                                          Monday February 10 Romeoville Lukancic Summit Hill 4:15 PM
                                                          Tuesday February 11 Hickory Creek Summit Hill 4:00PM
                                                          Thursday February 13 Homer Homer 4:00 PM 2:50 PM
                                                          Saturday February 15 8th Manteno Invite Manteno TBA TBA
                                                          Tuesday – Thursday February 18 – 20 DPVC Tournaments Summit Hill TBA
                                                          Saturday February 22 7th / 8th Bloomington Invite Bloomington TBA TBA
                                                          Tuesday February 25 Minooka Minooka 4:30PM 3:15PM
                                                          Saturday February 29 IESA 7-4A Regional TBA TBA
                                                          Monday – Thursday March 2 – 5 IESA 7-4A Regional TBA TBA
                                                          Saturday March 7 IESA 8-4A Regional TBA TBA
                                                          Monday March 9 IESA 7-4A Sectional TBA 6:30PM
                                                          Tuesday – Thursday March 10 – 12 IESA 8-4A Regional TBA TBA
                                                          Friday – Saturday March 13 – 14 IESA 7-4A State Finals TBA TBA
                                                          Monday March 16 IESA 8-4A Sectional TBA 6:30PM
                                                          Friday – Saturday March 20 – 21 IESA 8-4A State Final TBA TBA

                                                           

                                                          Intramural Golf

                                                          • Coaches: Jack Howard and Beth Zinsky
                                                            • Activity Fee: $20
                                                              • Summit Hill Junior High does not provide clubs, golf balls, etc.

                                                                 
                                                                Come one, come all. This activity is coed for students with all ability levels. Golfers learn the basics of the golf swing as well as golf course etiquette. A current physical must be on file. This is a fall activity. First meeting is in the beginning of August. There is an individual IESA state series golf tournament that will take place in September. A student-athlete must attend at least 4-5 intramural golf sessions during the season in order to qualify for an IESA Sectional tournament. Intramural golf runs through late September. Summit Hill Junior High does not provide clubs, golf balls, etc. Green Fees / Payments due at end of season.
                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                Intramural Bowling

                                                                • Coach: Tom Chrusciel and Fred Pufahl
                                                                  • Activity Fee: $20
                                                                    • Lane Fees: $8/week (3 games, shoes)
                                                                      • Additional: SHJH Bowling Apparel

                                                                        Open to all seventh and eighth grade students. It consists of at least eight sessions of bowling at Tinley Park Bowling Alley. The students are transported there by a bus after school, but parent pick-up is required at the bowling alley. This is both intramural and competitive bowling, so all ability levels are welcome to attend! A current physical must be on file. There is an individual and team state series in this event through the IESA. SHJH bowls on Tuesdays during the months of February, March, and April. The IESA state bowling tournament is held in April.

                                                                         

                                                                         

                                                                        Intramural Basketball

                                                                        • Coaches: Fred Pufahl & Michael Deutscher
                                                                          • Activity Fee: $20
                                                                            • Meets: M/W/F into May
                                                                              • 2:30-4:00 PM SHJH Large Gym

                                                                                This extra-mural activity is co-ed. Everyone is welcome. A physical must be on file to participate. This activity begins in March, and runs into the month of May.

                                                                                 

                                                                                 

                                                                                Intramural Chess

                                                                                • Coach: Ryan Hagen
                                                                                  • Activity Fee: $20
                                                                                    • Additional: SHJH Chess Apparel
                                                                                      • Meets: November - February

                                                                                        This is a co-ed club. Chess club usually meets on Fridays. Students of all skill levels are invited. Students play and learn against each other. There will be a tournament to conclude the season. The IESA sponsors a state series in this activity.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Intramural Volleyball

                                                                                        • Coach: Jen Lewis
                                                                                          • Activity Fee: $20
                                                                                            • Meets: T/R/F into May
                                                                                              • Time: 2:30-4:00 PM SHJH Large Gym

                                                                                                This extra-mural activity is co-ed. All ability levels are welcome. A physical must be on file to participate. This activity begins in March and ends in May.