Midland ISD Athletics
The mission of the Athletic Department of the Midland Independent School District follows the mission of the district, FOR ALL STUDENTS TO GRADUATE READY AND PREPARED FOR COLLEGE OR CAREER. We believe that athletics is a major ingredient in the success of our mission!
We will educate students having a variety of backgrounds and aptitudes and will encourage students to discover their full potential, both intellectually and physically. It is our goal that through participation, with an emphasis on teamwork, unity and commitment, we will prepare our students for a lifetime of success.
In order to enhance and support these basic principles the Athletic Department will develop programs which will teach positive lessons of sportsmanship, respect for one’s opponent, respect for the rules, and the ability to win and lose with grace. We will instill perseverance, self-discipline and self-denial, self-reliance and self-confidence in our students. We will teach the importance of teamwork and team discipline, competing and the joy of competition for its own sake. It is also understood that the best way to teach, as well as learn these important life lessons is for our programs to be successful both on and off the field of play.
Using the basic tenets of teaching (motivation, organization and enthusiasm) we will make interscholastic athletics an important part of the educational process. The athletic field is a significant place of learning. It is a place where the student learns how to go beyond his/her limits, learns sportsmanship, and how to cooperate with others toward a common goal.
Our programs will emphasize the importance of the development and maintenance of personal fitness for health, strong performance and a positive mental attitude.
The Athletic Department’s philosophy includes a four-part plan to constantly improve. First, we will emphasize sport as an integral part of our students’ overall education. Second, through positive public relations and use of support groups, we will enhance MISD’s position among schools both locally and throughout the state. Third, we will work to improve our facilities and equipment in order to give our students the best opportunity to grow and excel. Fourth, the Athletic Director will work to provide the kind of leadership which will make the department operate smoothly, make our coaching culture conducive to success, and allow for ongoing discussion of important issues and how we may improve.
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