UPDATE - May 20, 2019
At the May 20, 2019 Board of Education meeting, the seven members of the first-ever District-wide Special Olympics Team were congratulated. The students competed in the Track and Field Spring Games on May 5, 2019 at Prospect High School in Mt. Prospect. Our students came from both middle schools -- Emerson and Lincoln -- along with Field and Roosevelt. District 64 is very excited that this year, we were able to offer all our special education students the opportunity to participate and to train as a team with their peers as an official D64 Special Olympics Team. We know our students enjoyed the opportunity not only to improve their physical skills, but also learn about competition, sportsmanship, and teamwork -- and to look very sharp in their rainbow tie-dyed team shirts! We could not be prouder of the time and effort of our students, and the support they received from the Student Services Department and teacher coaches in organizing student practice sessions and our inaugural team participation this year. Congratulations to all!
(PHOTO - Members of the D64 Special Olympics team gather on May 5.)
D64 families, staff and community members are invited to come and cheer for our D64 Special Olympics Team on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Opening ceremonies for the Track and Field Spring Games begin at 8:00 a.m.; competition events begin at 9:00 a.m. outdoors (on/around the track) at Prospect High School, 801 W. Kensington Rd., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.
This year, D64’s team boasts seven students representing our two middle schools -- Emerson and Lincoln -- along with Field and Roosevelt. District 64 is very excited to offer our students the opportunity to participate and train as a team with their peers as part of the D64 Special Olympics Team. Our focus is not only to improve students’ physical skills, but also teach the athletes about competition, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Special Olympics is an organization that provides year-round athletic competitions, which encourages the athletes to demonstrate courage, develop physical fitness, and experience joy while sharing their skills. Special Olympics focuses on athletes’ abilities with the goal of fostering a sense of community among the athletes.
Please show your proud support for our D64 team!