Kumpf Middle School Takes a Plunge for Special Olympics

(above) Kumpf students and staff at the Cool School Plunge in Asbury Park, NJ.

Students and Staff take a Plunge for Special Olympics

Clark Public Schools

Students and staff at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark, NJ recently raised over $4,600 by participating in the Cool School Plunge as part of its newly established Unified Program, which is sponsored by the Special Olympics. The Kumpf group came in fourth place in terms of fundraising during their plunge into the Asbury Park Ocean.

The Unified Program at the middle school began this year as a result of a grant from the Special Olympics written by Kumpf teachers, Jennifer Barbera and Dominique Smith. The grant provided $2,500 dollars to start the sports/activity program and the goal of the program is to create inclusion in the school through sports and other activities. The group has monthly meetings and is currently planning other activities.

Program Co-Advisor and Kumpf Teacher, Jennifer Barbera, stated, “I am so happy we were able to bring a team to the Cool School Plunge this year. It was amazing to see the support from the staff and the students. Everyone had such a fun time and truly showed what it is like to be unified.”

Program Co-Advisor and Kumpf Teacher, Dominique Smith, stated, “The Cool School Plunge was a great way to kick start our Unified program. It was a meaningful way for students to begin building friendships with one another.”

Photos by Clark Public Schools

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