We have been busy since the Christmas break doing lots of fun and worthwhile activities at the Castle Valley Center. Just before the snow fell in December our students spent some time enjoying our new playground. We had just a few days of weather before the cold and snow slowed things down on our playground. The playground is new along with our new addition. Our students are looking forward to warmer weather so they can fully utilize the playground. Our new playground is significant in many ways. We have a rocker swing for students both in a wheel chair and those who can sit with them and all can rock back and forth together. We have a merry go round that sits five students and they are secure so they don’t fall out as it spins. We have larger swings for our older students, again secure so they don’t fall out.
Another activity that the students have enjoyed mixes fun with learning. Our school district art specialist, Mrs. Feik, spent a week with us in January. The students made some fun and useful projects including book marks. The students first painted a design on paper with Sarah and our staff helping. The paper was then laminated to make some personal book marks. Another activity was to take small decorations and place in a plastic holder that was then sealed to make a personal book mark. Our students really enjoyed these activities and appreciate the effort that Sarah made to spend time at our school with our students.
As always we appreciate the support of our school district administration and the support of our community as we meet the needs of those students and adults in our area who have significant disabilities. President John F. Kennedy said years ago, “The sign of a truly great civilization is the way they take care of people who are most in need.” That statement is even more true today and Carbon County does an excellent job in taking care of those most in need.