Events prepare students for Special Olympics competitions
While Mountain View Elementary School students and staff look on and cheer, Brendan Kilbride takes part in a skills event and physical therapist assistant Cheri Maraffa and fifth-grade buddy Travis Gilmore assist. Pre-school special education students at the school took part in Sports Day, connected to the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program.
Vivianne Stewart is thrilled to run to the podium to receive her ribbon following a sports day event May 7 at Mountain View Elementary School. Physical therapist Alesia Karcher and fifth-grade buddy Kirsten Tholl offer support. The event culminated physical skills lessons for 2- to 7-year-olds and serves as precursor to the Special Olympics.
At Fowler Elementary School on Wednesday, teacher Chelsea Towler cheers on 3-year-old Malik De'Osorio after he completed a series of physical challenges during the Young Athletes Future Star Program. Three KISD elementary schools took part in the sports event, which is a precursor of Special Olympics for 2- to 7-year-old students in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities.