October 23, 2015 | Updated: January 29, 2019

By Steve Helm

Dueitt Middle School students, staff and administrators filmed the video in preparation for and during their annual EKS Day celebration, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 26.

They invited other campuses to join them for Unified Sports activities and talk about Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Special Olympics. The Spring ISD IT/AV department assisted with editing, so it was a complete district effort. Dueitt has been involved in Meet in the Middle since the very beginning, led by Mary Carvell. Spring ISD has been extremely supportive of the program.

The video was created for the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) National Conference in Columbus, Ohio, held on Oct. 15-17. Betty Edwards, head of PU’s National Education Leaders Network (ELN), asked if SOTX had a school that would be interested in creating a video describing how they implement the program and the difference it makes. Ms. Edwards incorporated it into a breakout session on student-led social inclusion.

Most Recent Articles

Shine the Light: Chief Scesney, Grand Prairie PD

9/22/2020
“I love my community. There’s no secret there. I’m blessed to work side by side with the best department. I appreciate SOTX athletes and families for sticking with us side by side.” - Chief Scesney

...Read more

Shine the Light: Carye Adkins, Abilene PD

9/15/2020
Of working with SOTX, Adkins said, “Special Olympics has become so personal. My son participates, and it’s starting to become a generational thing. I get so much encouragement, it motivates me to do more.”

...Read more

Shine the Light: Chief Salvaggio, Leon Valley PD

9/8/2020
Athletes, “This is going to pass, and we are going to get back to normal. We all look forward to the day when we can get together. After a day of spending time with the you all, officers come back with smiles on their faces and more relaxed than before,” Salvaggio explains.

...Read more

Shine the Light: Officer Doug Sisk, Duncanville PD

9/1/2020
Office SIsk is heavily involved with LETR and the Special Olympics. “I have more LETR shirts than I know how to count. It’s kind of a tradition to wear the one with the big Texas flag when I go out to conferences. It’s a conversation starter. When I retire I’m going to learn how to sow and make a blanket out of them,” Sisk claimed.

...Read more