Conley Athletics Mission
The D.H. Conley High School Athletic Program should provide a variety of experiences to enhance the development of positive student habits and attitudes that will prepare them for adult life in a democratic society. The Conley program should function as an integral part of the total curriculum. It should offer opportunities to serve the school, to assist in the development of positive relationships and good will, to promote self-realization, all-around growth, and good citizenship qualities.
We believe that athletics plays an important part in the life of D.H. Conley High School. Young adults learn a great deal from participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, and how to win and lose gracefully are integral parts of our athletic program. Athletic competition also aids in school spirit and helps to develop a sense of pride in the school community.
Conley Athletic Objectives
- To provide a positive image of school athletics at D.H. Conley High School.
- To always strive for playing excellence that will produce winning teams within the bounds of good sportsmanship while enhancing the mental health of student athletes.
- To ensure growth and development that will increase the number of participants; that will lead to increased contest attendance; that will enhance a program of maintenance and improvement of athletic facilities.
- To provide opportunities that will allow the program to serve as a laboratory where students may cope with problems and handle situations similar to those encountered under conditions prevailing in the contemporary world. The laboratory should provide adequate and natural opportunities for:
a) Physical, mental and emotional growth and development.
b) Acquisition and development of special skills in activities of each student’s choice
c) Development of commitments such as loyalty, cooperation, fair play and other desirable social traits.
d) Directed leadership and supervision that stresses self-discipline, self-motivation,excellence, and the ideals of good sportsmanship that make for winning and losing graciously.
e) A focus of interests on activity programs for student body, faculty and community that will generate a feeling of unity.
f) Achievement of initial goals as set by the school in general and the student as an individual.
g) Provisions for worthy use of leisure time in later life, either as a participant or spectator.
h) Participation by the most skilled that will enable these individuals to expand possibilities for future vocational pursuits.
- To provide a superior program of student activities that includes appropriate activities for every participant.
- To provide an opportunity for students to experience success in those activities he or she selects.
- To provide sufficient activities to respond to a wide variety of student interests and abilities.
- To provide student activities which offer the greatest benefits for the greatest number of students.
- To create a desire to succeed and excel.
- To develop high ideals of fairness in all human relationships.
- To practice self-discipline and emotional maturity in learning to make decisions under pressure.
- To be socially competent and operate within a set of rules, thus gaining a respect for the rights of others.
- To develop an understanding of the value of activities in a balanced educational process