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 portal is open for Spring sports registration. Please make sure you sign into the myMCPS Parent Portal and complete the spring sports registration as soon as possible, to ensure your student athlete is ready for spring sport tryouts. Parents/guardians needing additional support with registration can download step by step instructions on how to register your student-athlete for a spring sport. Upcoming Events The State Swim & Dive Championships take place Friday, February 22 (Dive Finals start at 5 pm) & Saturday, February 23 (Swim Finals start at 9:30 am), at the University of Maryland Eppley Recreation Center. Please review the MPSSAA Fan Focus for more details. Best of luck to all our student athletes. Wrestling Regional Tournaments take place this Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23. 4A/3A West Region Finals take place Friday starting at 5 pm and Saturday starting at 10 am at Clarksburg HS. 4A/3A North Region Finals take place at Paint Branch HS, Saturday at 9 am. The 2A West Region Finals take place Friday, starting at 5 pm and Saturday starting at 10 am at Winters Mill HS, in Westminster, MD. Good luck to our amazing wrestlers! Winter sports are coming down the home stretch 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.