Superintendent Paul Zinni and Principal Lisa Mobley are pleased to announce that King Philip Regional High School has been recognized by Special Olympics Massachusetts as an official Special Olympics Massachusetts Unified Champion School.
Special Olympics Massachusetts honored King Philip’s commitment to inclusion by awarding the school with a certificate for its continuous efforts to provide opportunities and activities for all. The school was honored for embodying what it means to be a Unified Champion School through unified sports, inclusive youth leadership programs and whole-school engagement.
“We are honored to once again receive this award that highlights our continued efforts to foster an open and inclusive school community for all of our students, especially those with disabilities,” Principal Mobley said. “I am also extremely thankful to our dedicated special education staff who’s unwavering support has been ongoing throughout this unprecedented health crisis. They have worked tirelessly to ensure that all of our students with disabilities receive the care and support they need during these trying times.”
Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, King Philip Regional’s Special Education staff has offered specialized instruction, related services and support from qualified professionals and paraprofessionals for students with disabilities in all of the districts’ learning models. The district also has numerous resources available on their website to assist those with their special education.
“I would also like to acknowledge Moderate Needs Special Educator Lisa Halloway and Athletic Director Gary Brown,” Mobley said. “They have been instrumental in implementing several programs, such as unified track, basketball and peer mentoring, to our district which led to us being recognized at this level.”
King Philip has been invited to continue their community-wide efforts of inclusion and apply for national recognition as a Unified Champion School in the spring.