• A beneficial athletic program is one that provides personal growth and development, both physically and mentally. Athletics gives students opportunities to learn to accept personal responsibilities for success and failure, and to recognize the limitations and strengths of both. The athletic program at SHMS provides activities that will make a positive impact on both the school and community. This handbook is to provide basic procedures and policies that apply to the Strath Haven MS athletic program. It should serve as a helpful guide to both students and parents.