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WDMCS Partners with Special Olympics as Unified Champion Schools® (11/30/2023)

Nov. 30, 2023 | West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) is excited to announce we are partnering with Special Olympics Iowa for the 2023-24 school year. This partnership will provide our students receiving special education services with additional opportunities and promote school environments where everyone feels welcome, valued, and included at school and in the community. 

All 13 WDMCS schools are now recognized as Unified Champion Schools®, which “bring together students with and without intellectual disabilities through education, sports, and youth leadership to provide them with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to create and sustain school communities that promote acceptance and respect.”

As Unified Champion Schools®, our students receiving special education services will have the opportunity to participate in two Special Olympics Iowa events in January and April 2024. We will celebrate Inclusion Week districtwide March 4-8, 2024. Watch for reminders and more information about how WDMCS will celebrate Inclusion Week in early 2024.