Special Olympics

Group picture

On April 28, 2022, West Perry School District held its own Special Olympics event for West Perry students. Our dedicated Elementary, Middle and High School Life Skills teachers organized this event and included many in our West Perry community. 

Our Life Skills students from Kindergarten through Twelfth grade participated as athletes in a variety of events, including walking, running, throwing and jumping. The athletes  even learned how to play bocce ball. 

Students from the Middle School and High School volunteered to run stations for games and they supervised the clock and measured for the jumping events. They were also buddies for the athletes helping them navigate the events and cheering them on

There was an Olympic Village where athletes could play games, make a butterfly garden and more. There was a DJ spinning tunes. Parents and PTO staff volunteered to open the concession stand and several local businesses and individuals prepared and provided food. 

All of the athletes  said that it was so much fun and they cannot wait for next year. The athletes smiles and reactions when accepting their ribbons and medals was priceless. Teachers were excited to see all of the students supporting one another and cheering for the athletes. 

This event was an amazing opportunity for the students and it would not have been possible without the support of so many staff, students, teachers and community members. Thank you to our sponsors, businesses, groups and individuals that have volunteered, donated items, and/or their time to the event!  We appreciate you!!


  • Dillman Hauling LCC
  • SKDesigns
  • Bank of Landisburg
  • Roberto’s Pizza and Subs
  • Lion’s Club (District 14-T)
  • Newport Family Practice
  • HJ Towing
  • Vault and Vine
  • Tressler Auto
  • Don Jacobs Insurance
  • Perry Strength and Fitness   
  • Karns
  • WP Middle School PTO
  • WP Administrators and Staff Members
  • WP Spirit Club
  • WP Varsity Club
  • WP Partner’s Program
  • Members of WP School Board
  • Utz Chips
  • WP Middle School Field Hockey Team