One year ago, students at St. Viator Parish School in Las Vegas wore their mismatched socks to school and gathered together on the playground as a way to support World Down Syndrome Day. This year, they still are taking the day seriously, joining with people around the world in wearing mismatched socks, in order to celebrate the differences and what makes people unique, while supporting people with Down syndrome. Only they are doing it at home. This video, however, brings them together.
St. Viator School already is on the forefront of inclusion, with its unique Micah Program. The program — the only one of its kind at a Catholic school in the state of Nevada — takes its lead from the Book of Micah, in the Old Testament: “Act justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God and each other.”
“While some see disabilities, we see possibilities,” says Principal Tracy Brunelle. “Above all, we see the face of God in each child. We are all blessed by them.”