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 Please make sure you have signed onto the myMCPS Parent Portal and completed the winter sports registration, to ensure your student athlete is able to tryout for a winter sports team. 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 Our first Bocce matches of the season take place next week. Click here for this seasons Bocce schedule, and be sure to come out and cheer on our student athletes. Winter sports are underway and competition is heating up. Be sure to visit countysportszone.com for specific sports, locations and times. Best of luck to all our student-athletes!! 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.