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Special Education Students Participate in OPS Fellowship Games

OPS hosted the track and field edition of the A+ OPS Fellowship Games at Burke High in April to offer special education students an opportunity to compete in athletics.

Nearly 120 students from 10 OPS middle schools and the Integrated Learning Program participated in the camp, which included skill development activities and competitions such as a softball throw, shot put, standing jump, long jump, and walking/running/wheelchair push events. Many participants also competed in a unified relay, which combined special education students with regular education students in a shuttle relay. Many of the middle and high school mascots also joined in the fun by racing along the track . 

The A+ OPS Fellowship Games also served as a service learning project to support breast cancer research. Many of the participating schools spearheaded projects to educate students about breast cancer prevention and raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization. 

The Omaha Public Schools hosted a similar volleyball tournament in October and a basketball tournament in February. The goals of the A+ OPS Fellowship Games are to help students progress from physical education lessons into recreation competition, understand the importance and benefits of staying active, build relationships with other students, learn teamwork and fair play, and experience the enjoyment of recreational activities with others.

Click here to see a photo slideshow from the A+ OPS Fellowship Games: Track & Field Edition!

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