We at Stafford Middle School wish to thank you for choosing to participate on an Athletic team this Winter season, offered to all of our students, we believe that you will find your experience both rewarding and memorable here at Stafford Middle School.
It is a privilege to be a student-athlete in the interscholastic program of the Stafford Public Schools. We, who are concerned with the educational development of young men and women through athletics, feel that a properly controlled, well-organized sports program meets with the students' needs for self-expression, mental alertness and physical growth. It is our hope to maintain a program that is sound in purpose and will further each student's educational maturity. A wide variety of sports programs are offered during the course of the year, this Winter season both Boys' and Girls' Basketball are being offered. As this is a School sponsored activity and it having a high degree of visibility, it is important that you represent your school, your team and most importantly yourself with pride, integrity, determination and commitment.
You will be expected to exhibit responsible behavior, positive sportsmanship and to follow the rules of the team, coach, school and district at all times. When you win, we will share your pride, enjoy your glory. Keep in mind that how you conduct yourselves on and off the playing field is as important to us as how well you play. Win or lose, we will feel equal pride if we know that you have tried your best, that you have always treated your opponents and their supporters with kindness and courtesy, and that you have played fair-always. Participation in interscholastic athletics is an experience you will never forget. Enjoy it; take pride in your performance and best wishes for a successful season.