Partners Club/Special Olympics
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Special Olympics - Partners Club®
Shelley Gibson-Sponsor
sgibson@catoosa.k12.ok.us

Partners Club® is a unique school-based program that teams students with and without intellectual disabilities, through sports training and competition (Unified Sports™) on a regular basis. Partners Club members also spend time together enjoying social, academic, or recreational activities in the school or community. Partners Club is an inclusive club for students of all abilities. Students need not be members of organized school sports teams, but may have a sports interest. Partners Club provides opportunities to build student character, increase acceptance of disabilities and develop leadership and other skills in an inclusive setting.

 


 

 

CONGRATULATIONS 

TO ALL OF OUR SPECIAL OLYMPIANS

WHO COMPETED AND PLACED AT THE AREA COMPETITION!

**All athletes now advance to the state competition May 17, 2017 in Stillwater!

  • Sandra Rowe: 1st place in bench press
  • Gabby Esmeyer:  1st place in bench press
  • Stephanie Brown:  1st place in combination, 2nd in bench and 2nd in dead list (personal best lift of 130 pounds)
  • Liz Hubert: 1st place in squat, 1st place in deadlift, 1st place in bench press and 1st place in combination
  • Tamera Minor;  1st place in bench press
  • Hayley Scott:  1st place in bench press
  • Charlotte Bryson: 2nd place in bench press
  • Sam Conkwright: 1st place in bench press
  • Brandon Brown:  1st place in bench press
  • Marcus Bailey:  2nd place in bench press
  • Jackson Howard:  1st place in bench press
  • Bryan Minor:  3rd place in squat, 2nd place in bench press (personal best lift at 115 pounds) 1st in deadlift and 2nd in combination
  • Matt Brown:  2nd place in bench press, 1st place in squat, 1st place in deadlift and 1st place in combination
  • Tony Posadas:  1st in bench press, 1st in squat, 1st in deadlift and 1st in combination
  • Lee Payne: 1st place in bench press
  • Ethan Watson:  3rd place in bench press
  • Slater Griffin:  1st in squat, 2nd in bench, 1st in deadlift and 1st combination
  • Scottie Gatton:  1st place in bench press, 1st in deadlift, and 1st combination

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Congrats to Gabby Esmeyer

on being a part of the 

Special Olympics 15th Annual Capital Hill Day!!!

Click here for a link to the story

 


Unified Flag Football

December 2, 2016

               

 

 

 


Area Bowling Tournament

Our Special Olympic Athletes recently competed in the Area Bowling Tournament at Broken Arrow Lanes. The athletes must compete in the area competition in order to compete at the state level. Catoosa had 15 athletes place in the tournament. 

 

1st Place

Marcus Bailey

Charlotte Bryson

Nick Bryson

Slater Griffin

Jackson Howard

Shelby McFarling

Bryan Minor

Elena Ramirez

 

 

2nd Place

Sam Conkwright

Cassie Ramirez

Sandra Rowe

Hayley Scott

 

 

3rd Place

Gabby Esmeyer

Scottie Gatton

Tamera Minor

  


 

RSU Hillcats Women's Basketball Team
Clinic With Catoosa Partners Club

 

 

Special Olympics track meet great success for athletes and families

TThe Green Country Area Special Olympics track meet was held on Saturday, April 5, at Catoosa HS. Parade of athletes started at 9 a.m., area awards were at 9:30 and competition at 10 a.m. 
Nearly 500 athletes from Creek and Tulsa County participated.
Thanks for supporting our Special Olympics team!

 


 

CHS Student Featured on KJRH - 2 Works For You . Tulsa

CATOOSA, Okla. - As we tune in to the action of the Olympics in Sochi, another group of athletes in Catoosa is getting ready for the USA Special Olympics Games in the spring.  Those athletes depend on a special teen Making a Difference in their lives by finding her passion.

Stephanie Ryan is running drills with her Special Olympics team at Catoosa High School.  It’s to make sure her team is ready to compete on the national level.  She’s proud of their accomplishment. “Only high school team for flag football representing team Oklahoma!”

Click here to see the full story and video at KJRH Tulsa

 

 

Catoosa High School student, volunteer honored
at Oklahoma Special Olympics Winter Games

A seasoned Special Olympics volunteer, Catoosa high school senior Stephanie Ryan would be among the first to say the time spent with her athletes is rewarding. That was definitely the case at the recent opening ceremony of the Oklahoma Special Olympics Winter Games. Ryan, who took part in the Games for the third year in a row was honored with the Stacie Shipman Youth Volunteer AwardClick to see full story and video

 


 

Catoosa Special Olympics Invited to 2014 Special Olympics USA Games 
 
Catoosa Special Olympics teacher and coach, Shelley Gibson, along with Oklahoma Coaches Association, Hall of Fame inductee, Strippy Biggers, were chosen to coach the Catoosa Flag-football team in the 2014 USA Games. "I am honored to have been chosen to coach these incredible kids," said, Gibson. "These athletes work hard all day, everyday, in everything they do, and deserve all the praise and respect for this opportunity." 

"We are very proud of our Special Olympics program," said Rick Kibbe, Catoosa Public Schools Superintendent, "The teachers, coaches, volunteers, and of course the wonderful athletes, work very hard to make this program meaningful and rewarding for themselves, their families, and the Catoosa community."

“2014 Special Olympics USA Games, will be the largest, most dynamic, and most innovative national Games in the history of Special Olympics in the United States,” said Bob Gobrecht, President and Managing Director of Special Olympics North America, “Whatever stereotypes people may have about Special Olympics will be shattered in New Jersey in 2014.

The success of the Catoosa Special Olympics program is not new. Gibson was selected as 2008, Oklahoma State Coach of the Year, Liz Hubert was 2013, Area Athlete of the Year, and Stephanie Ryan was Area Volunteer of the Year in 2013. In addition to the many awards and recognitions the program has received the past few years, Catoosa Special Olympics has formed a strong partnership with the Rogers State University girl's basketball team, to do skills workshops and allow athletes the opportunity to attend RSU games.

 

Catoosa Special Olympics coach and teacher Shelly Gibson, back from left, Chance King, Jensen Hecht, Lauren Shouse, Michael Stegall, Justin Gibson, Unified Flag Football coach, Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Famer Strippy Biggers, Alexis Mejia, front from left, Stephanie Ryan, Chase King and Elizabeth Hubert 
 

 

 



Catoosa Special Olympics Receives Awards

Liz Hubert was recently recognized as area athlete of the year and Stephanie Ryan, area volunteer of the year.  They are now in the running for state honors which will be given in May at the Summer Games in Stillwater.

 


 

Special Olympics Team places 2nd in Basketball Tournament


 


 

Gold and Bronze Medals at State Tournament!!


OWASSO, Oklahoma - Special Olympics Oklahoma hosted its annual state-level soccer competition in Owasso Wednesday. This year's competition was the largest held in Special Olympics Oklahoma history. Around 40 teams from all over the state competed in seven divisions. There were adult players, as well as some as young as eight years old. It was what's called a "unified tournament," where Special Olympics athletes are paired with mentors on the field. It's about more than just winning and losing—organizers say the competition helps form lasting friendships. "When they see their Special Ed counterparts in the hall, they'll be the one that stops and picks up their books, or say hi to 'em or sit down and eat lunch with them. They get to know these guys," said Robert Schaefer, the State Director of Special Olympics Soccer. Senior Level 2 wins gold.  Players are:  Elizabeth Hubert, Alexis Mejia, Chris Hicks, Makayla Sherrell, Zakkary Kerley, Cassidy Kunningas, Jensen Hecht, Rachel Babcock and Stephanie Ryan. Junior Level 1 wins bronze.  Players are:  Nick Bryson, Johnathan Cleveland, Chance King, Chase King, Taylor Linder, Jacob Seymour, Michael Stegall, Lauren Shouse and Haylee Strawser. Click Here To Watch News On 6 Video


 

*Partners Club is funded in part by Special Olympics Oklahoma Project UNIFY. Project UNIFY, the Special Olympics
National Youth Engagement & Activation Project, is supported by funding from the US Department of Ed, Office of Special Education Programs.

 

Catoosa Public Schools

CATOOSA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2000 S. Cherokee
Catoosa, OK.  74015

Phone:  918-266-8603

 

 

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