Mohawk Jr/Sr High School recognizes the importance of athletic activities in providing students with
important opportunities for a total education. These activities teach students’ lifetime values such as
commitment, discipline, hard work, leadership, teamwork, and physical fitness, all of which are the
foundation for academic success. Participation in athletic activities contribute to the physical, emotional
and social health of our students and promotes a sense of unity and cooperation among athletes, the
student body, and Marcola community.
Our sports teams will always strive to win, but never at the expense of character, healthy attitudes and
habits, and good judgment. We will always emphasize excellence, effort, improvement, and respect for
coaches, teammates and officials. All Mohawk Jr/Sr High School athletes should be known for their
character and class; humble in victory and gracious in defeat. At the middle school and Junior varsity
levels, winning is a goal but is less important than participation and skill development. Regardless of level
however, our athletic program is designed to develop, promote and provide the following: self-esteem,
school spirit and pride, good citizenship, sportsmanship, cooperation, higher academic performance,
responsibility to self and others, respect, positive role models, healthy lifestyles, team building, and
lifelong wellness. We believe that the sports experience should not only be rewarding but fun.