Frenship ISD hosts Adaptive Field Day for students with disabili - FOX34 Lubbock

Frenship ISD hosts Adaptive Field Day for students with disabilities

Posted: Updated:
WOLFFORTH, Texas -

Nearly 400 special education students from more than 12 districts across the South Plains took part in the Region 17 Adaptive Field Day.

Hosted by Frenship ISD, the activities and games provided are all adapted and modified to fit the needs of these students.

"It's fun because I get to participate and see everybody from different schools that I don't get to see every single day," Erika Haggard, a Frenship student, said.

Aaron Tomlinson, an adapted PE teacher at Frenship High School, said this is the third year the school has hosted the field day, and it impacts these students ins several ways.

"We have lots of kids that have disabilities that can't participate in regular activities such as football and basketball and track and athletics, and so this is a chance for them to come out and feel like they belong," Tomlinson said.

Nearly 200 volunteers and teachers were helping students, as they made their way through 21 different modified stations or relays.

"We have events from the 50-yard dash to the javelin throw, parachutes, and we have so many different events that our adaptive PE teachers have creatively come up with and found great ways to adapt and modify," Jill Jaquess, the director of special education at Frenship ISD, said.

Seeing the smiles and cheers of these students, and the adults is what makes this day special, Jaquess said. The ultimate goal of the event is to help show kids what they can do, and to help them feel included.

 

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Oilman, former Texas governor candidate Williams dies at 88

    Oilman, former Texas governor candidate Williams dies at 88

    Saturday, February 15 2020 8:06 PM EST2020-02-16 01:06:31 GMT
    Sunday, February 16 2020 9:16 PM EST2020-02-17 02:16:45 GMT
    Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman whose 1990 run for governor was derailed by making a joke about rape and saying he didn't pay income taxes one year, has died.
    Clayton Williams, a colorful Texas oilman whose 1990 run for governor was derailed by making a joke about rape and saying he didn't pay income taxes one year, has died.
  • Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

    Rains postpones Daytona 500, dampening event, Trump's visit

    Sunday, February 16 2020 2:56 PM EST2020-02-16 19:56:49 GMT
    Sunday, February 16 2020 9:16 PM EST2020-02-17 02:16:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Graham). Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, ...(AP Photo/David Graham). Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, ...
    (AP Photo/David Graham). Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, ...(AP Photo/David Graham). Air Force One touches down at the Daytona Beach International's Airport as seen from Daytona International Speedway as President Donald Trump makes his arrival to attend the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, ...
    President Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track.
    President Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track.
  • Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

    Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

    Friday, February 14 2020 12:46 PM EST2020-02-14 17:46:39 GMT
    Sunday, February 16 2020 9:06 PM EST2020-02-17 02:06:28 GMT
    (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this i...(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this i...
    (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this i...(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Wendy Kerley gives Ethan Getman, 15, a shot of the flu vaccine at the Cordova Shot Nurse clinic in Memphis, Tenn. A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this i...
    A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade.
    A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade.
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2020 RAMAR. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.