Jaime Cabral is Petersburg School District's Activities Director,

Jaime Cabral is Petersburg School District’s Activities Director,

School is still a month away but some activities at Petersburg High School start long before students enter the classroom. Cross country practice has already begun. Swim and Dive and Volleyball aren’t far behind.

“It kind of seems really early this year just the way the calendar fell,” says Jaime Cabral, the School District’s Activities Director.

For a town of 3,000 you might think that his job wouldn’t be that busy. But with 80 percent of high schoolers and 78 percent of middle schoolers participating in sports and other extracurricular activities, Cabral has been coming into the office even in the summertime to prepare.

Cabral is the guy who wakes up at 3 a.m. to pick up visiting athletes at the ferry terminal. In fact, he helps coordinate hundreds of visiting students every year.

Angela Denning spoke with him about how students benefit from being involved in such things as music, science clubs and basketball.

You can find information and forms for activities on the school district’s website.