The Putnam Valley Athletic Department has a strong belief that the Interscholastic Athletic Program prepares our students to become productive citizens in our community and society. Specifically, a wide-ranging program of athletic activities represents our commitment to development of physical fitness, personal health, and the striving of competent performance in any given sport.
Through the athletic program, our primary focus is the individual, development of each student, resulting in a stronger self-image, confidence in the learning of new skills and motivating each student to strive “to the next level of accomplishment.” Accomplishing these objectives is done through competitive situations of practice and contests that foster the acceptance of responsibility for one’s actions, test one’s skills against standards of quality, allow the expression of ideas and solutions to specific testing situations, valuing fair play, honesty and allowing cooperation.
The faculty and administration of Putnam Valley High School and Middle School recognize that the interscholastic athletic program is an extension of the core curricular objectives of both schools. The students will be engaged in carefully planned and quality learning experiences that are expected to enhance observable changes in knowledge application, physical skill attainment, self-esteem, physical conditioning and problem solving skills. This program will also include experiences in human relations, opportunities to grow emotionally, and situations that will test individual and group character. Finally, the athletic program at each level will offer opportunities to supplement and refine already learned skills, and to do extremely well in areas compatible with the student’s talents, abilities and attainable desires.