Oshkosh Schools Celebrate Abilities Through C.A.R.E. Days

posted Jun 5, 2019, 6:03 AM by Katie Nieman
The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) recently came together to celebrate the 5th Annual C.A.R.E. (Celebrating Abilities, Rallying Everyone) Days. The event took place on Wednesday, May 29 at Oshkosh West High School and featured a track meet and carnival to bring together and celebrate students of all abilities from OASD schools. Students in the District’s K-12 adapted physical education programs paired up with high school students from Oshkosh North and Oshkosh West to compete in track and field events, play carnival games and activities, and most importantly, build new relationships. Additionally, each special education student was able to invite a “choice cheerleader” from their home school to join them at C.A.R.E. Days and cheer for them during events. 

The vision of the event is to provide students that receive adapted physical education services an opportunity to engage with their regular education peers, rallying everyone, celebrating ALL abilities in a fun, physical environment which fosters success on every level. Over 140 adapted physical education students participated in this year's event, alongside over 350 high school student volunteers and supports. 

Creating a fun, inclusive learning environment is the foundation for a strong community and the OASD is proud to offer such an engaging and impactful event. The District’s C.A.R.E. Days celebration is the largest inclusive event within the CESA 6 region.