The second annual, special education field day was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at the Jackson Parish Recreation Department Sports Complex. The inaugural event last year came about when Karie Potts, the Adapted Physical Education (A.P.E.) teacher for Jackson Parish schools, decided to organize a field day for students receiving special education services in order to provide them with an opportunity to engage in physical activities that promote healthy living with their peers from the parish.
The planning for this years event began months ago to ensure the kids had a fun and safe day. There were more than 80 students collectively who participated from the schools in the parish. Schools in attendance included Weston High School (K-5), Quitman High School (K-5), Jonesboro Hodge Elementary, Jonesboro Hodge Middle School (LEAP Connect), and Jonesboro Hodge High School (LEAP Connect).
Thirty high school student volunteers, adult volunteers from each school, a school nurse, and the Jackson Parish SEAC Committee helped assist Mrs. Potts to create a fun-filled environment.
The day began with Skylar Hall, a junior at QHS, singing the national anthem in the opening ceremonies. After the national anthem, each school was recognized. The events began at 9:30 with schools rotating to different stations every 30 minutes. After the day filled with many fun activities drew to a close, each student was recognized for their participation and received a medal.
The Jackson Parish School System would like to thank WestRock Company in Hodge for their generous donation of their time, lunch, medals, and Sno-cones.
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