Students with special needs compete in fun robotics scrimmage (video)


Students receiving special education services competed in a fun robotics scrimmage that promoted a love of STEM and extracurricular activities.

The Dallas ISD STEM and Special Education departments hosted the robotics scrimmage April 27 at the Communities Foundation of Texas. Nine secondary Dallas ISD schools have robotics teams for students who receive special education services.

“In a fun way, this event build students’ social skills, their ability to work together and collaborate while also being aligned to their postsecondary success,” said Dallas ISD Special Education Director Beth Garcia.

These schools participated:

  • Billy Earl Dade Middle School
  • J.L. Long Middle School
  • Francisco “Pancho” Medrano Middle School
  • Young Women Steam Academy at Balch Springs
  • Sunset High School
  • Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Wilmer Hutchins High School
  • North Dallas High SChool
  • Gaston Middle School

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