Very Special Field Day for Very Special Students

MCOE Field Day to be held on Friday, May 12th, 2017. 

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Very Special Field Day for Very Special Students

Very Special Field Day for Very Special Students

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Contact: Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer     831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)


Salinas, Calif. – Nearly 200 Monterey County Office of Education special education students from locations throughout Monterey County in grades 1 through 12 will participate in a field day events themed “If I Had Fun, I Won!” in Salinas on Friday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Rabobank Stadium (Salinas Sports Complex) 175 Maryal Drive, Salinas.

The ball throw, turbo javelin, standing long jump, and multiple wheel chair races and running events will fill the morning specifically designed for moderately to severely disabled students. High school students from Carmel High School serve as volunteers to assistant the MCOE Adapted Physical Education teachers who coordinate all of the games and festivities.

“Field Day is a unique opportunity for our special education students to enjoy a variety of physical activities with their peers,” said Dr. Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. “The joy they express is contagious. Carmel High School students also find serving at Field Day a great experience.”


9:10 a.m.: Opening Remarks and National Anthem

9:20 a.m.: Student Parade

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Racing Events and Open Field

11:30 a.m. to noon: Closing Ceremonies

Noon: Lunch

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