A&M-Commerce Hosts Special Education Mini Field Day for Commerce ISD

Students of all abilities from Commerce ISD (CISD) and A&M-Commerce joined forces to facilitate a day of activities for students with disabilities on Friday, Sept. 29.

In total, more than 50 CISD students attended with several teachers and staff members. General education students participated as peer mentors.

Two students enjoying a game of flag tag.

Hosted in the Nursing and Health Sciences Building's Pedagogy and Physical Activity Lab and Campus Recreation's outdoor turf courts, the event featured activity stations designed to increase physical activity, promote social interaction and foster overall enjoyment.

Twelve A&M-Commerce students representing the Department of Health and Human Performance and the Honors College led the activity stations, which included scooter tag, pickleball, flag tag, bowling, an obstacle course and an inflatable football throwing station provided by Special Olympics Texas.

Two students share a hug side-by-side while posing for a photo.

Dr. Kelly Featherston said these community engagement events provide students at smaller districts with unique experiences while allowing A&M-Commerce kinesiology students to implement skills learned in class, including motor development, adapted physical education and teaching methods.

A kinesiology student provides instructions for young students participating in a gym activity on floor scooters.

View photos from the event and explore opportunities available through the Department of Health and Human Performance.

(Photos courtesy of Heather Kilgore | Commerce ISD)