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Mountainside Athletics and Athletic Philosophy

(See Family ID- Athletic Registration tab on the right!)
Interested in playing a sport at Mountainside? Make sure you register on Family ID prior to the first practice. 
If you do not have your physical uploaded into Family ID, you will not be eligible to practice!!
8th Grade Football Start Date
August 27
See Football tab for more details.
7th and 8th Grade Cross Country Start Date:
Wednesday, Sept. 5
8th Grade Softball Start Date:
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Tennis Start Dates:
7th Grade Monday, September 10th, 2017 (2:30 to 5:00) pm Monday & Wednesdays 
8th Grade Tuesday, September 11th, 2017 (2:30 to 5:00) pm Tuesday & Thursdays
Mountainside Athletic Director
Ryan Henderson

District Athletic Philosophy
The philosophy of the Mead School District is founded and based upon the principles identified in the district’s foundational student learning goals. Included in this mission is the belief that human wellness and aesthetic experiences are integral parts of the educational experience. To serve that mission, the primary function of the interscholastic and intramural programs is to provide participatory opportunities for as many students as possible. These programs seek to enhance the psychological, emotional, social, and physical development of each student.
The Mead School District believes that participation in athletic programs can enhance the development of the values of cooperation, honesty, sportsmanship, responsibility, respect, perseverance, and commitment. Students will be encouraged to develop their athletic skills and compete to the best of their abilities. The Mead School District is obligated to provide a supportive environment in which students can pursue athletic experiences that maximize their potential. While individual achievements are valued and encouraged, team achievements are of primary importance. Athletics, in addition, can make significant contributions to the educational experience of all Mead students, faculty, staff, and district patrons through the cultivation and enhancement of community.