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Special Education Coop to Host 14th Annual Job Olympics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Cheryl McDonald, SPED Coop, (913) 627-7831

Approximately 150 students in the Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative will gather to learn and practice job skills in a friendly competitive environment.

The students will be a part of the 14th Annual Job Olympics, set for Friday, April 4 at the Bonner Springs PE Center. The event will take place from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Job Olympics is a competition developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad continuum of secondary students with disabilities.

Students have the opportunity to practice skills such as sacking groceries, basic carpentry, sorting mail and folding laundry. New events this year will include: food preparation, making change with a cash register, the value of money, sending an e-mail, completing a job application online, typing a Word document, manning a condiment station and first aid. Medals will be awarded to first through third place winners in each category. All teachers also will pick a winner from their class who will receive a "Hardest Worker" medal.

For more information on the event or to sign up to be a volunteer, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (913) 627-7831; or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (816) 838-6920.

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