Something magical happens during the first and third Thursday of each month at Sandburg Middle School. Ninety-five students from all over campus congregate behind the gym to eat lunch, play games, build friendships, and to support one another as part of the Best Buddies Club (www.bestbuddies.org). The club exists to build strong, supportive, and lasting friendships between students of all abilities and to bring awareness to those students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to the lunch time activities and games, Sandburg’s Best Buddies Club has sponsored our Special Olympics Team and has held weekend events such movie nights, bowling, and an Autism awareness fundraiser at Chick-Fil-A.
Under the direction of our Adaptive Physical Education Teacher, Coach Amy Pearson and our Moderate to Severe Special Education Teacher, Mr. Eduardo Acevedo, eleven Sandburg students had the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics Soccer and Track. Our students competed very well against many teams and more importantly showed excellent sportsmanship. Sandburg is very proud of the accomplishments of our athletes!