Core Values (RAISE) Respect & Sportsmanship Academic Excellence Integrity & Character Spirited & Safe Competition Equity & Access Vision We promote academic achievement, athletic excellence, positive sportsmanship, and upstanding citizenship by providing the greatest education-based interscholastic athletics program. Mission Every student will attain the mental, moral, physical, and social-emotional skills to excel in the classroom, community, and the realm of competition. Purpose To provide an innovative education-based interscholastic athletics program that maximizes diverse participation through a commitment to equity and access. Promoting a Positive Culture MCPS is dedicated to promoting a positive culture in our schools, on our athletic teams and in our community. The following are some resources compiled for the numerous stakeholders committed to providing our students with a safe, positive environment to learn, grow and progress in. Identifying Hazing & Promoting a Positive Culture Power Point Letter to MCPS Sports Community Tips for Parents to Help Their Children Understand Bullying and Hazing What Parents Need to Know - Extracted from the Hazing Prevention.Org High School Resource Guide What Students Need to Know - Extracted from the Hazing Prevention.Org High School Resource Guide High School Resource Guide: Hazing Prevention.Org School Safety Mapping Tips for Teams and Athletic Coaches to Eliminate and Prevent Hazing On-line Athletic Registration Winter sport tryouts start Thursday 11/15!! Please make sure you have signed onto the myMCPS Parent Portal and completed the winter sports registration prior to Thursday, to ensure your student athlete is able to tryout. Parents/guardians needing additional support with registration can download step by step instructions on how to register your student-athlete for a winter sport. Upcoming Events Walt Whitman Boys & Girls Soccer teams both travel to Loyola University on Friday 11/16, to compete for the 4A class state championship title. The boys compete at 5 pm, followed by the girls at 7:30 pm. Way to go Whitman, let's bring both titles home! The Magruder Boys Soccer team travels to Loyola University to compete for the 3A class state championship title on Saturday 11/17 at 5 pm. Good luck Colonels, let's reach our "goal" and bring home the gold! Football regional finals take place Friday 11/16 with action kicking off at 7 pm across the county. Northwest @ Quince Orchard; Mervo @ Paint Branch and Oakdale @ Damascus. Best of luck to all our student athletes, let's go MOCO! Northwest will compete in the Girls Volleyball State Finals for the 5th year in a row, seeking their 4th straight title, on Monday 11/19 @The University of Maryland's Ritchie Coliseum, 8:00 pm. Best of luck to the Lady Jags!! Sports Insight Check out "Sports Insight" on MCPSTV, a web and TV series about the MCPS high school and middle school athletics program.The monthly program provides a behind the scenes look at MCPS athletics, while highlighting student-athletes, teachers, coaches and support staff, covering a variety of topics like sportsmanship and community involvement.