Mission of DHMS Athletics
The mission of the After school Athletic Program at Dorothy Hamm Middle School is to aid in the academic, emotional, and physical development of our students through the promotion of teamwork, sportsmanship and athletic competition. The athletic program at Dorothy Hamm believe that students who are involved in after school activities have been found to gain confidence, school pride, and a connection to the community as a whole. Our sports program is an excellent opportunity for students to experience the many benefits of being involved. Sports provide students an opportunity to learn and grow; they provide a ‘practice field’ for life. Student athletes learn to work as a team and develop social skills that will help them as they grow into adulthood, not just as athletes. Students participating in sports may develop teamwork, leadership, self-confidence, self-discipline, and coping skills. Research has also shown that students who participated in sports had better grades, attendance and behavior in school.
Goals of DHMS Athletics
- Develop sport skills by maximizing participation and focusing on instruction.
- Develop the positive values of athletics, including sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and competition.
- Foster academic and athletic achievement in students by emphasizing the importance of self-discipline, sacrifice and dedication to accomplishing goals.