Students at Northland Pines High School have an opportunity to participate in Project UNIFY. Special Olympics Project UNIFY® is an education-based project that uses sports and education programs to activate young people to develop school communities where all youth are agents of change – fostering respect, dignity and advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities.
Students have participated in unified sports programs including: Cheer and Dance, Basketball Skills, Learn to Skate and Track and Field. In addition, students have bi-monthly meetings during which they engage in activities to promote tolerance and inclusion.
Our Project UNIFY students asked Nikki and Amanda to prom! They surprised them by bringing them into the gym and there was a group of students holding balloons and signs.
In the photo from left to right: Brittany Pockat, Amanda Sarrow, Christine John, Samantha Hinton, Joshua Lacko, Courtney Heller, Tess Osiecki, Emily Saltenberger, Nikki Deditz, Tara VandenBoom, and Cali Sanborn.
Seven Project UNIFY officers attended the Badger Football game on Saturday, November 30th.
Special Olympics Wisconsin provided our group with 10 free tickets to the game. Students in attendance were Courtney Heller, Jonah Parsons, Sami Hinton, Josh Lacko, Nikki Deditz, Sydney Kamentz, and Carly Ridderbush.
Amanda suiting up for basketball skills demonstration
Courtney Heller's speech at District Celebration Night
Concealed Carry Law & Schools Wisconsin's Concealed Carry Law went into effect Nov. 1, 2011. No one, including a concealed-carry licensee, can carry a firearm on school grounds. This includes school buildings, athletic fields, recreation areas, and property owned, used or operated for school administration. For more information on the Concealed Carry Law, please visit http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/