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Message from the Director of Athleltics


Message from the Director of Athletics

Dear Pine-Richland Community:
As the director of athletics, I would like to share the mission, vision and philosophy of the athletic department and how the district PRIDE values are woven into our programs.
The mission of the PRSD athletics is to enhance and support the overall educational mission, vision, and values of Pine-Richland School District. Athletics serves as an integral component of the school district with a commitment to academic excellence and a healthy learning environment for everyone. Athletics enhance the intellectual and social development of everyone involved in helping each person grow through his or her experiences and to prepare for the next steps in his or her careers. Collectively, it is our hope that teams exhibiting consistent effort and sportsmanship will generate prideful excitement throughout the community, giving our community members another reason to be proud of PR. The values of the PRSD Athletic Department will align tightly with the district. Each value plays an important role in athletics.
PRIDE  Personal Growth, Resiliency, Innovation, Diverse Opportunities, Engagement         
Personal Growth: The foundation of athletics encourages all participants to capture the joy and personal growth that comes with being part of a team working toward a common goal. Everyone involved will be encouraged to grow and to learn while developing a number of strong moral character traits such as teamwork, discipline, self-confidence, and sportsmanship.
Resiliency: Participants will demonstrate an unwavering commitment to success. Learning from victories as well as from defeats. The expectation is that everyone involved will perform at maximum effort in the quest to learn how to be successful. Each will operate with integrity and follow the spirit of the rules both on and off the field of play.
Innovation: Pine-Richland athletics will encourage innovation and the utilization of technology to increase knowledge of all constituents of each of the district programs.  Innovation can enhance the communication and collaboration of the entire athletic community (student-athletes, coaches, alumni, and community supporters).
Diverse Opportunities: Pine-Richland athletics will offer a wide range of high-quality programs. Everyone who chooses to be involved with PR athletics will have the opportunity to capitalize on all of the benefits of athletic participation namely good health and well-being, self-confidence, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Engagement: Pine-Richland athletics will utilize the district resources (coaches, equipment, technology) and facilities to support students. These “outside of the classroom” engagement opportunities often inspire student-athletes to develop habits and skills that they can apply throughout their lives. Everyone associated with the athletic department will serve as an ambassador for the school district striving to enhance its overall mission through competitive excellence.
Go Rams!      
Sean Simmons
PR Director of Athletics