The Middletown City School District believes that a dynamic program of student activities is important to the educational development of all students. Therefore, interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the total education process. Athletics should be a broadening experience in which harmony of mind-body functions is created through striving for physical and mental excellence. A well-coordinated program is vitally important to the morale of the school and our community.
Young people learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. Athletics serve as a miniature model of life in that they provide opportunities for students with regard to responsibility, fair play, cooperation, concern for others, leadership, respect for authority, good citizenship, loyalty and tolerance.
It is the nature of athletic competition to strive for victory. However, the number of victories is only one criterion when determining success. Developing the will to win and attaining maximum potential are the ultimate goals. To this end, the coaching staff must teach student-athletes to prepare their minds and bodies in order to reach maximum potential and then to be modest in victory and steadfast in defeat.
*It is important to note, that at no time will our program place the educational academic curriculum secondary in emphasis to interscholastic athletics.
The district offers a variety of interscholastic sports, including basketball, baseball, cheerleading, cross country, football, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, Unified Basketball, Unified Bowling, wrestling and bowling.