A balanced activities program is an essential component in the educational goals of Lockwood High School. The activities programs provide opportunities for youth to further develop interests and talents in areas such as speech & debate, music, and sports.
The opportunity for participation in a wide variety of activities from which students may select is a vital part of the student’s educational experience. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it responsibilities to the school, the activity, the student body, teammates, and the community.
Student interest leads to pride in school, citizenship, leadership, democratic experience, and character development. Teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect for others’ right and views are advanced. Therefore, we believe it is the responsibility of the District to identify and maintain a mix of activities that motivates an optimum number of students without encroaching on one another.
Finally, we believe that these activities are not an end in themselves, but vehicles to work with students. We want to “win” not for “winning’s sake,” but because the desire to excel is a worthwhile lifetime goal. We do not subscribe to a “winning at all costs” philosophy. We value the importance of good sportsmanship, giving one’s best effort, winning humbly, and losing with grace. We believe it is not the score that makes one a “winner” or a “loser”.