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The athletic programs at Montezuma-Cortez High School supports the academic mission of the school by equipping and empowering all students to have the ability to experience activities and athletics that will help develop lifelong learning. These athletic programs are an extension of the academic philosophy of M-CHS by teaching the values of teamwork, respect, commitment, pride, work ethic, and sportsmanship while cultivating good health, emotional maturity, happiness and social aptitude in a competitive and wholesome environment. Both athletics and academics at M-CHS put our students first by working together for educational and athletic excellence.

10/5/2021
Staff and Parents: 
At our Special Board Meeting held 10/5/21 the agenda item "5 b.  Masking: Recommendation to require students to wear masks during high Coronavirus infection incidences in RE-1 Schools" was not approved. Therefore, there is no current masking mandate for Re-1 Schools, but we do highly recommend masking. 
Respectfully,  Mrs. Debra Ramsey 
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board
Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
PO Drawer R, Cortez, CO 81321    970-565-7282 ext. 1119  
Email: deb.ramsey@cortez.k12.co.us  Website: https://www.cortez.k12.co.us/    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MCSDRE1 
 

 

STATEMENT AND LETTER TO PARENTS & STUDENT ATHLETES

Dear Parent/Guardian and Student Athlete:
 
Here at M-CHS, we are excited that you have chosen to be a student/athlete.   We strive to ensure that you and your family have a positive experience during your participation.  M-CHS has the expectation that your experience will help you grow as an athlete and a person.   M-CHS believes by being a member of a team, regardless of time spent in actual competition, a person can learn many valuable life skills.  Citizenship, sportsmanship, appreciating good play by an opponent, working together to meet team goals, responsibility and a commitment to team and school, loyalty, placing team above self, learning to accept instruction and criticism, respect for others, winning and losing with dignity, self-control and being responsible for one’s own actions are all skills that are fostered by participating on an interscholastic sports team.
 
Our athletic programs are highly competitive.  Due to large schools and limited opportunities, we are not able to place every child who wishes to participate on a team.  While this is not our desire, it is the reality.  If a coach is going to have to cut a player from the roster, it is expected that an established evaluation system is used to formulate teams.
 
A main goal of a competitive athletic program is to put the most talented members of the team in competition to win contests.  Starting positions and playing time are not guaranteed to players making a team.  Each member of a team is very valuable to the team’s overall progress.  Each member of the team has a duty and responsibility to put forth their best effort and encourage their teammates to also do their best.  Thank you again for your participation and willingness to grow. 
 
Sincerely,           
 
 
Ms. Lauren White, Acting AD / Assistant Principal
Dr. Jennifer Boniface, Assistant Principal
Ms. Emily Moreland, Principal
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OUR VISION
“Seeking Excellence in Academics, Activities, and Athletics”
 
OUR MISSION
In pursuit of excellence, the Colorado High School Activities Association strives to create a positive and equitable environment in which all qualified student participants are challenged and inspired to meet their highest potential.
To fulfill this mission the Colorado High School Activities Association will:
  • Act as an integral component of the educational process.
  • Administrate, interpret, and seek compliance with the CHSAA By-laws as needed to promote fair play within Colorado activities and athletics.
  • Provide diverse and equitable opportunities for participation that encourages all qualified students to take part in the activity/athletic experience.
  • Provide an environment that enhances personal development through sporting behavior, character education, teamwork, leadership and citizenship while increasing values that partner the educational standards of the State of Colorado.
  • Recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Colorado athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators through our academic and activity awards programs.
OUR CORE VALUES
  • Participation is a Privilege
  • Athletics and Activities Program are Education-based
  • Participation in Athletics and Activities Teach Life Skills
  • Appropriate Perspective is Taught Through Participation
  • Fun is Primary Reason for a Student’s Participation
  • Participation Supports the Academic Mission of the school
  • Participation Supports the Development of Positive Character
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Montezuma-Cortez
High School

418 South Sligo Street 
Cortez,  CO  81321 
(970) 565-3722

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