West Valley School District athletics are sports activities directed specifically to all the students of the district, either as participants or supporters. It is intended that competitive athletics would develop within the student-athlete the qualities of leadership, work effort and good judgment. These programs promote the physical, mental, moral, social, and emotional well-being of the student-athlete so that he/she may be able to effectively perform and lead under stress and in competition. It is desired that the participants in these programs, through individual hard work and self-sacrificing, discover their own self-identity and learn to respect other participants for their accomplishments. It is the intent of West Valley School District to set a standard of acceptable behavior that encourages its students to strive for the highest level of performance while emphasizing the importance of integrity, moral responsibility, and a healthy respect for positive personal values.