Branson R-IV Philosophy of Activities
The stated mission of the Branson R-IV activity department is to operate a well-defined consistent program within our budget that supplements the learning process for all involved, has a definite purpose with accomplishment, projects a positive image to the public, and has the reputation of being well-managed. The program is committed to developing the highest type of sportsmanship, fostering of proper attitudes toward winning and losing contests, and respecting the rights and feelings of all contestants.
Teaching students to compete by trying to do their best and to do better than others in any worthwhile endeavor, be it in the classroom or on the athletic field or court, is educationally sound. Only when winning is over emphasized to the point that it results in a loss of sight of the educational and recreational values of competition should it be criticized. The desire to win should be used to stimulate the achievement of the ultimate objectives of extra-curricular activities.