Inter-school games suspended to curb intermingling, Parenting & Education News & Top Stories

From Saturday, students will have to follow exam-style seating arrangements in classrooms and all activities conducted in public spaces – such as learning journeys – will be suspended.

Group sizes in all activities will be reduced from eight to five people, and the overall capacity for activities such as lectures cannot exceed 50.

The remaining National School Games competitions will also be suspended to minimise intermingling of students across schools and institutions.

These are some of the latest measures announced by the Ministry of Education (MOE) yesterday, as Singapore takes stricter measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the community.

These measures will take effect until May 30.

They apply to MOE kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, special education schools, junior colleges, Millennia Institute and institutes of higher learning.

“The latest measures aim to reduce intermingling of students across schools/institutions and minimise external activities, while ensuring that teaching and

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Special Olympics games commence at St. Clair High School | Local News

Hayley Schroeder, a St. Clair High School junior, was going for the gold at the St. Clair High School Student Council Special Olympics Friday.

For the past two months, she and her classmates have spent an hour every day running laps on the track or practicing their pitches on the softball field. For the past eight months, they have sold coffee and snacks to teachers, using the proceeds to fund their team’s shirts, transport and more.

On April 23, the games began. 

A total of 27 athletes from St. Clair R-XIII School District faced off against about 25 Sullivan School District and Franklin County Special Education Cooperative students at the high school track.

“The eyes are on them, and now they’re the stars of the school,” said high school paraprofessional Travis Johnson. He also is the St. Clair Special Olympics, assistant football and girls basketball coach.

The students competed in

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Project SEARCH partnerships lead students to workplace success | News

When employers focus on abilities instead of disabilities, Project SEARCH instructor Tammy Hearon knows students can succeed despite special needs.

Arconic proved that by “job carving,” matching Aryn McAndrew’s skills with work the company needed to be done. Three days a week, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., McAndrew pulls charts, files paperwork and prepares rooms in the company’s medical department.

“She has her own office with her own nameplate,” Hearon said during a celebration Tuesday, April 20, for all five Project SEARCH graduates at the Blount County Schools Central Office.

This marks the sixth year the program has led to competitive employment for all of the students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, all of whom come from William Blount and Heritage high schools.

The pandemic made the program more challenging this year, but Hearon said it also created new opportunities.

Usually Project SEARCH is centered on the

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