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Special Olympics

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ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS:


The 2018-2019 school year was the first year of Special Olympics at Lake Forest High School.  The program was started by Coaches Stender, Kramer and Thompson for students at the high school and transition levels.  Lake Forest Special Olympics allows for students of all abilities to compete and for peer buddies to earn volunteer credit while supporting their peers in athletics and fun!  Seasons for Special Olympics include bocce ball (fall),  basketball (winter) and track (spring).  No prior experience necessary!

We are always accepting more athletes and peer buddies!  For questions, reach out to Coach Kramer at nkramer@lfschools.net

Find out more about these sports by clicking on the team tab.

BOCCE BALL

COACHES

Coed Special Olympics Bocce Ball Team

BOCCE BALL

COACHES

 

Nick Kramer - Assistant Special Olympics Bocce Ball coach


Nick Kramer, Head Special Olympics Coach Bocce Ball/Basketball/Tracknkramer@lfschools.net
 
Coach Kramer has been a coach of the Special Olympics Bocce Ball team since 2018. He has been Assistant Varsity Wrestling coach at LFHS since the 2017-18 season. He also coaches the LFHS JV girls soccer team.
 
Coach Kramer received his Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the University of Iowa and is currently enrolled in a master's program for special education. He is a paraprofessional in the Transition Program at LFHS.
 


 


Melissa Doucette - Assistant Special Olympics Bocce Coach

Melissa Doucette, Assistant Special Olympics Bocce Ball
mdoucette@lfschools.net

2019 is Coach Doucette's first year as Assistant Coach of the Special Olympics Bocce Ball team.

 She has taught art at LFHS since 2001. 

Coach Doucette has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign and a Master's in Administration from Roosevelt University.

SCHEDULE

TEAM NEWS

Bocce Ball Season


09/26/19
On Thursday, September 26, Coed Bocce Ball had their inaugural bocce match up against Stevenson High School. The event consisted of  conventional bocce ball  with Lake Forest and Stevenson athletes rotating into the activity so every one could work on their skills and get to know each other!!! 

After about 30 minutes, the athletes combined into just two groups and did additional skills competitions. Lake Forest excelled at accurately delivering their balls close to the pallina while Stevenson exhibited a strength rolling the ball a long distance.  Everyone had a great time!

 


Fall, 2018 is the inaugural season for bocce ball at Lake Forest High School.  The athletes who are participating  in this first season are:

  • Yulissa Castaneda (transition student)
  • Tyler Fitzgerald (high school student)
  • William Preschlack (high school student)
  • Marina Strom (transition student)
  • Elliana Tribble (high school student)
  • Allison Weeden (transition student)

The student coaches for fall bocce ball are:

  • Patrick McNeil (transition student)
  • Sydney Rubenstein (high school student)
  • Abby Rubin (high school student)
  • Honor Thomas (high school student)

Head coach for bocce ball is Madeline Stender and assistant coach is Nick Kramer.

This first season was  limited to practices and no competitions with outside schools.  

Yulissa Castaneda and Coach Stender hold the bocce playoff chart

Yulissa Castaneda won the first-ever bocce tournament!
Congratulations, Yulissa!

TEAM ROSTER

Bocce Roster, Athletes & peer buddies
 

ATHLETES
Allison Weeden
Yulissa Castaneda
Elliana  Tribble
Marina  Strom
Will Preschlack
Emerson Donohue
Jane Rile
Luke Cast
Quinn Epstein
BUDDIES
Madeline Arch
Emily Bertram
Lily Bryant
Sophie Doucette
Alisa Giannelli
Jackson Helms
Rachel LeRose
John Marra
Sarah Patel
Sydney Rubenstein
Eva Shermen
Charlie Silver
Caroline Speed
Jake Terry
Jack Upfold

 

BASKETBALL

LFHS Special Olympics Athletes and Coaches 2018-19 Team photo

BASKETBALL

COACHES

 

TBA place holder

TBA, Head Special Olympics Coach

 

 

 

 

 


Megan Thompson, LFHS Assistant Special Olympics Basketball Coach
Megan Thompson, Assistant Special Olympics Basketball
mthompson@lfschools.net

20181-19 marks Coach Thompson's first year as Assistant Coach of the Special Olympics Basketball team.

Coach Thompson studies psychology at Western Washington University. She is currently working towards her Master's in Special Education. This is her second year as an aide in the Transition Program. Besides basketball, Coach Thompson also helps with Special Olympics Bocce.

SCHEDULE

TEAM NEWS

Our Final Practice of the Season!

The Special Olympics Basketball Team have their last practiceThanks, everyone, for a great first season! 🏀


Basketball team and staff photo after the tournament.

         Great Job at the Volkmann Basketball Tournament!

 

The LFHS Basketball Team Wins 2 and Ties 1 Game in First Basketball Tournament.

Liam Hulseman taking a shot at tournament

       Liam takes a shot

On Saturday, February 16, Lake Forest participated in The Christian Volkmann Basketball Tournament at Maine West High School. In our three games, the Scouts tied New Trier, beat Maine West, and then beat New Trier. 

 

In the three games, Liam Hulseman scored 16 points, Yulissa Castaneda scored 20, Emerson Donohue scored 12, and Allison Weeden scored 14. A great time was had by all! 
 
Allison Weeden makes a basket!

Allison makes a basket!

 

Yulissa Castaneda dribbling the ball during a tournament game

Yulissa dribbles toward the basket.



Thank you to our peer coaches Sydney Rubenstein and Alisa Giannelli and to everyone who came to cheer us on! 


The first-ever Special Olympics Basketball game was held at West Campus on Thursday, February 7, 2019

vs Stevenson.

Stevenson came away with the win in a  close game 42-50.

Freshmen Boys Basketball Team attended the Special Olympics Basketball game

The Freshmen Boys Basketball Team attended the first-ever Special Olympics Basketball Game.

 

Athletic Director Tim Burkhalter announces the beginning of the game.

Athletic Director Tim Burkhalter makes pre-game announcements at the beginning of the game.


 

Stevenson and Lake Forest Special Olympics Basetball Teams pose for a group photo

Stevenson and Lake Forest Special Olympic teams

 

ROSTER

basketball Roster, Athletes & peer buddies

Abby Rubin
Allison Weeden
Elliana  Tribble
Emerson Donohue
Liam Hulseman
Owen Kessinger
Patrick McNeil
Jane Riley
Sydney Rubenstein
William Preschlack
Yulissa Castaneda

TRACK & FIELD

Special Olympics students working out in weight room

 

TRACK & FIELD

COACHES

 

TBA place holder

TBA, Head Special Olympics Coach

Transition Program at LFHS. 

 

 

 

 


Megan Thompson, LFHS Assistant Special Olympics Basketball Coach
Megan Thompson, Assistant Special Olympics Basketball/
Track
mthompson@lfschools.net

20181-19 marks Coach Thompson's first year as Assistant Coach of the Special Olympics Track team.

Coach Thompson studies psychology at Western Washington University. She is currently working towards her Master's in Special Education. This is her second year as an aide in the Transition Program. Besides basketball, Coach Thompson also helps with Special Olympics Bocce.

SCHEDULE

TEAM NEWS

 

Special Olympics athletes running on the track.

 

Special Olympics athletes practicing throwing events.

 


Sadly, due to the rain, the track meet has been canceled,  

 

Instructions for Special Olympics Track meet

Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019 
 
Bus: Bus will leave from WEST CAMPUS at 9:15am. 
 
Location of Tournament: Prospect High School. 801 W Kensington Rd, Mt Prospect 60056
 
Bring: Please bring a BAGGED LUNCH, your TRACK SHIRT to compete in, GYM SHOES, and WARM CLOTHES in case it gets cold (we will be outside). There will also be a decent amount of downtime, so please feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, snacks, games, music, an ipad, etc.
 
Return: We expect to return at about 3:30pm. We will send out a remind notification if we are running late. 

ROSTER


2019 Track Roster of Buddies and Athletes

Allison Weeden
Marina  Strom
Yulissa Castaneda
Elliana Tribble
Emerson Donohue
Grace Moderwell
William  Preschlack
Luke Cast
Alisa Giannelli
Alyvia  Rohrs
Sydney Rubenstein
Eva Sharman
Madeleine Arch
Talia Prozument
Andy Brown
Jackson Meadow
Claire Carden
Caroline  Speed