Mauldin Middle School has been recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School thanks to the many initiatives positively impacting the entire school community. This compliments the objective of our educators and our youth to create a school climate of respect and tolerance for all students and, more specifically, those with intellectual disabilities.
As a Unified Champion School, it is expected that our School Coordinating Team and school liaison will pursue a combination of the following:
Mauldin Middle School offers Unified PE, a class where youth with and without intellectual disabilities can learn, exercise and train together in an inclusive environment. We also offer Unified Sports: Special Olympics programs where teams are made up of students with and without intellectual disabilities.
We offer age-appropriate service learning education and engagement tools for students and teachers. They are designed to advance students' civic knowledge and skill development and promote acceptance and understanding of people's differences. We motivate them to become agents of change and advocate for and with all people.
Mauldin Middle School holds R-word, anti-bullying, and Respect campaigns, promoting acceptance of all differences.
Our Be a Fan Club for Special Olympics is where students with and without intellectual disabilities come together. They raise awareness and advocate for Special Olympics and people with intellectual disabilities.