Fifth Annual S.O.A.R. Dance

Fifth Annual S.O.A.R. Dance
Posted on 12/13/2019
Students lined up in hallway clapping while other students walk

The 5th Annual Special Olympics Adaptive Recreation (SOAR) end of the semester dance was scheduled for December 13, 2019. Middle School students with special needs such as Social Functioning, Social Emerging, Life Skills, and Functional Skills were invited to just keep swimming.

“The theme is Under the Sea, honoring Nemo and his determination, and success, in overcoming disability,” says Jennifer Kuehl, Behavioral Specialist at Paul Lawrence Dunbar Middle School. “There are quite a few resources out there regarding how the Finding Nemo franchise has done much to promote disability acceptance and strength in the face of adversity, and we hope this year’s theme can serve as both inspiration and instruction in the lead-up to the event.”

The students who attend will be served lunch, get their picture taken in the photo booth, have the chance to do arts and crafts projects, visit game stations or play 3 on 3 basketball on the outdoor courts. It is a chance for them to develop friendships outside their normal school day. At least 12 schools have committed to attending.