2 Mountaineer Drive
Clarksburg, WV 26301
COUNTY CHAMPS! Congratulations to the Mountaineer Middle School cheerleading team for winning the 2015 Harrison County Middle School Cheerleading Championship
Congratualtions to the 2015 Girl's Soccer team on winning the county championship
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The program of interscholastic athletics is justified by the contributions it makes to educational objectives. The program of interscholastic athletics should not exist for the amusement or entertainment of the public; it should not exist to advertise a school or community, nor should it exist for vested interests. The program should exist to provide educational experiences for the participants as part of the school’s total educational curriculum.
The Athletic Program at Mountaineer Middle School is an integral part of the total educational structure and should not be considered as an end in itself. The program should provide each participant with an educational experience in which he or she can develop emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. Emphasis should be placed on positive learning experiences for each athlete. Development of self-discipline and emotional maturity should be gained through respect for rules and regulations and those in authority. Participation in the program should provide the athlete an opportunity to use his or her ability to think as an individual and to act as a member of a group. The program should help develop in the athlete such attributes as loyalty, determination, honesty and dedication, while at the same time developing physical coordination, muscular strength, and increased athletic skill.
While winning is an important goal in athletic competition, it too is not an end in itself. “Winning at any cost” is an attitude that should be discouraged and will not be tolerated. Attempts to beat rules, to take unfair advantage of an opponent, or to show unsportsmanlike conduct have no place in athletics. Winning without boasting and losing without bitterness, along with a desire to succeed and excel as an individual and as a member of a team, should be considered more important. It is the belief of the athletic department that every student, either through active participation or spectator interest, should benefit from the interscholastic program.