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 The myMCPS Parent Portal will re-open for Fall 2019 registration on Friday, July 19, 2019. Make sure you get your student athletes registered in time for the August 14th fall season start date. Over 9,500 student-athletes registered for spring sports using the myMCPS Parent Portal! Our first full year of utilizing on-line registration for athletics has been a huge success!! Upcoming Events This week is action packed with state championship tournaments. Best of luck to all our student athletes. #WeRAISE Thursday - Sat. , 5/23-5/25, the Tennis State Championship Tournament takes place at the Wilde Lake Tennis Center, starting at 10:00 am all three days. Visit mpssaa.org for tournament info. and bracket updates. Admission for this event is free! The State Track Championship meets take place Thursday 5/23 - Saturday 5/25, at Morgan State University. Visit mpssaa.org for heat sheets, event information and meet results. Admission for this event is $10 for everyone 7 years of age and older. The Sherwood Warriors will compete for state titles in Baseball and Softball this Friday and Saturday. Baseball takes place Friday, 5/24 at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, MD @ 7:30 pm. Softball state finals take place Saturday, 5/25 at The University of Maryland in College Park, MD @ 7:30 pm. Admission for both games is $10 for everyone 7 years of age and older. Visit mpssaa.org for more information. 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.