Chico High students train for mini Special Olympics at Chico State | News

Chico High students train for mini Special Olympics at Chico State | News

Dozens of special education Chico High students teamed up with students from Chico State to train for the mini Special Olympics next month.



CHICO, Calif. – Chico High special education students teamed up with Chico State students for a blended physical education class on Wednesday to train for their mini Special Olympics next month.

Dozens of Chico High students paired up with Chico State Kinesiology majors during an Outdoor Education class to climb a rock wall. 







Chico State & Chico High students

Rock wall at Chico State



“It was great,” Physical Education Teaching major Jamie Engel said. “We’ve spent the last couple of weeks going over how to belay and climb safely so it was great to have a class come in and be able to take what we’ve learned and use it today. And it was a great group of students from Chico High and I think they got

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Students for Special Olympics enjoy friendly competitions

Students for Special Olympics enjoy friendly competitions

FAIRFIELD — Claps and cheers for runners echoed across the football field Friday for the third annual 2023 High School Track and Field Special Olympics.

This elementary-school event welcomed students from Special Education classes to a morning of friendly competition at Rodriguez High School football field.

The day started with a pageant of students walking onto the field, followed by the national anthem and a couple of speakers.

Students for Special Olympics enjoy friendly competitions

Sheila McCabe

Sheila McCabe, assistant superintendent of Educational Services, spoke to the attendees about inspiration.

“We hear all the time about stress. It is a challenging time but it is all about the positive attitude that moves you forward through those challenges,” she said. “Today is a day to celebrate these amazing students.”

“This is just for students from Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District,” said Matt Miller, adapted physical education specialist, in a phone interview.

The event pairs special-education students with general-educational partners

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