As part of our commitment to education and providing a positive learning environment, we can’t leave out our terrific athletics program! Our athletic director works hard to organize opportunities for Piñon Middle School students to participate and compete in many different athletic arenas. Competitive physical activities are a great way to instill self-confidence, self-pride and an ability to work as an effective team member. Consider enrolling your child in an extracurricular athletic program.
Ya’tee’ah. This is your athletic director, Mark W. Gathmann, letting the community of Piñon know what to expect for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year pertaining to athletics. We had great success last year and hope to build on all those achievements. This will take hard work inside and outside of the classroom and all the support our community can provide our student athletes. I hope the use of this website will keep everyone connected with upcoming events for Piñon sports.
Our mission statement at the N.A.I.C. is as follows:
We, the members of the Northern Arizona Interscholastic Conference, in order to develop a spirit of healthy competition, goodwill and fellowship in our students; to teach the fundamentals of the individual sport; to establish an efficient system of cooperation in the athletic program of all member schools; to develop team work, sportsmanship, a safe athletic environment, citizenship and character-building in our students; to enhance the academic program do hereby create, adopt, and defend this constitution.
In order to accomplish this mission, we hereby adopt the following goals:
- League coaches will make every effort to play every uniformed participant.
- Each league school will encourage maximum participation by all eligible students in their school.
- All league schools will encourage high academic performance by assuring that all athletes meet the minimum Arizona Sate Athletic Academic Requirements.