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Parents have several options for 2009-10 student physicals

Every student athlete who participates in sports or cheerleading for Peabody-Burns Junior-Senior High School must have current physical before taking part in any type of athletic practice. The physical MUST be taken after May 1 in order to be valid for the following school year.

Students must use the physical form provided by USD 398 and pages 1, 3, and 4 must be filled out and signed by the student-athlete and parent/guardian before a physical can be acquired.

Physical forms are available from the office at the high school.

To help facilitate the process of getting students ready for athletic activities, the district has the following information about physicals:

  • 2 p.m. May 2 until there are no more patients, Dr. Mike Claassen will offer student physicals for $20 each in the new gymnasium at PBHS. Of the $20 fee, $10 will be returned to the school for health related items. No appointment necessary.
  • 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., May 6, St. Luke’s Clinic, 1014 East Melvern, Marion, physicals will be offered for $10 each with all of the money being returned to the school for health related items. No appointment is necessary.
  • May 1 to August 1, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Panzer Chiropractic Clinic, 122 S. Main, Hillsboro, physicals available for $20 each with $10 returned to the school. Call 620-947-3157 to make an appointment.
  • Axtell Clinic, Newton, will announce times at a later date.

Parents or guardians also have the option of using their family doctor where all the necessary paper work will be filed with their insurance carrier. (If the parent elects to use one of the above providers and wants also to file for insurance, the student must make an appointment to be examined by that provider rather than being a walk-in patient.)

“We want to emphasize that no student athlete can participate in any form of school sponsored practice until the physical form is in his file,” said athletic director Ray Savage. “There are no exceptions.”

For more information contact Savage at PBHS, 983-2196, at home, 983-2817, or by cell phone, 620-382-4377.

Last modified April 23, 2009

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