Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation (MVCSC) celebrated two days of Unified Champions field days in May. Unified Champions is a program that engages schools in creating climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity for ALL students. Students with and without disabilities competed on the same teams to keep an inclusive environment where every student participates regardless of athletic, intellectual, ambulatory or functional abilities.
The Mini-Marauder Preschool, the three elementary schools and Mt. Vernon Middle School hosted Unified Champion field days. Students walked around the track and then rotated through various fun activities that were located in the middle of the track. Some of the activities included walking on balance beams, running in relay races, kicking the soccer ball around cones, jumping over obstacles, and more.
The middle school and high school’s event started with a parade in the middle school with students lining the halls and cheering for all participants.The parade was followed by a lap around the track and fun activities where the participants were awarded with ribbons. The Mt. Vernon Middle School Track Team ran the event with relay races and throwing contests. The event ended by awarding the Andrew Mize Unified Champions Participant of the Year Award to Frank Foland. This annual award is in honor of a Mt. Vernon student, Andrew Mize, who passed away unexpectedly in April of 2018.
MVCSC is proud to be a unified school and a participant of the Unified Champion Special Olympics! Mt. Vernon places importance on creating climates of inclusion, acceptance, respect and human dignity for ALL students.