Jeffrey Elementary Receives National Banner Recognition
Jeffrey Elementary School has received national banner recognition as a Unified Champion School! Representatives from Special Olympics and the CIAC stopped by Jeffrey on Oct. 21 to present students and staff with a banner to recognize the Jeffrey community for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. The Daniel Hand High School marching band and cheerleaders were also in attendance to help with the celebration.
"Jeffrey School is proud of its efforts to promote inclusion, kindness, and equity," said Principal Frost. "Go tigers!"
A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement, and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the education community.
The primary activities within these standards include: Special Olympics Unified Sports (where students with and without disabilities train and compete as teammates), inclusive youth leadership and whole-school engagement.
Congratulations Jeffrey School!