In Case You Missed It
This year to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff, and donors,
we hosted our first virtual event. Watch the video and see what you missed!
The Joseph Sams School students created a video with a theme of connection and hope. The video features a message from our BOD President, Wayne Hillis, an instrumental song, individual students’ smiles, dances, and messages from their hearts.
We appreciate Ms. Caroline and the JSS staff for leading the students, showcasing their many strengths and abilities, all while allowing them to shine!
The Joseph Sams School is located in Fayetteville, Georgia and currently serves children from several Georgia counties. The school provides intense educational training as well as speech and language therapy for its students. There are no geographic restrictions for admission in our private not for profit organization.
The goal of the programs offered at The Joseph Sams School is to support and educate individuals to become productive members of society and experience greater independence in life. We maintain a strong relationship with school families and have extensive support from parents and community members.
In addition to providing educational and therapeutic programs and services to children with disabilities, our staff also offers consultative services to outside programs developing similar strategies, works with private therapists and physicians, and offers one-on-one tutoring.
The Joseph Sams School, Inc. is a private, non-profit school serving children from birth through twenty-two years of age who have mild to severe intellectual and/or physical disabilities or diagnosed developed disabilities. The school provides intense educational training as well as speech and language therapy for its students.
I had become used to helping Jordan out a lot around the house due to his cerebral palsy. One day I tried to help him with something; Jordan said to me, “I don’t need your help, I can do it. I am a big boy now.”
Andrew has been saying a few words before this school year started, but we knew his speech was really taking off when we started hearing the following requests on a regular basis; “Tickle me, tackle me, and snuggle me.” Whatever concerns I had that he would never talk are fading fast.
This may seem like a “small moment,” but for us it was HUGE! My son, Stefan, has always been cautious in groups. One day I was waiting for him in the carpool line (he had not seen me yet), and he was surrounded by other students using his communication device to talk with both his friends and teachers. He was being treated with such respect by the teachers, and there was sheer joy on his face! Right then I knew that JSS was the place for us! He got in the car and told me that he had best friends. I was overjoyed—not only is he being taught to read, spell and do math, but he also feels accepted!
One of this year’s most favorite, breathtaking “moments” with AJ was one Sunday at church. I was leading a song with the choir and he started singing with me. AJ actually took over and out sang me! We both got a standing ovation, and there wasn’t a dry eye in the church! My heart was so full, and I know he will do great things in his lifetime!
View upcoming and past events on the calendar below.
A fun and unique event, the Sporting Clay Tournament attracts participants from local and surrounding communities, and primarily targets those in the construction industry. Held at Big Red Oak Plantation in Gay, GA, the tournament attracts roughly 300 shooters, and is graciously hosted by Michael Harbin, Allen Harp, Brent Scarbrough, and Bob Rolader. Year after year, this event is always met with great support and comradeship, and it provides a generous gift to The Joseph Sams School.
We recognize that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause many uncertainties for all of us and the school remains considerate of this. We feel the Sporting Clay remains a safe alternative. Numerous precautionary measures will be taken for the safety of all participants. If you are not comfortable, but would still like to participate, you may donate a team. After all, the students and families are counting on us now more than ever.
The tournament schedule is provided below. We will begin at 8:00am with breakfast, and conclude around noon with a home cooked barbeque lunch, raffle prizes and awards ceremony.
8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Mandatory Safety Meeting
9:00 am Shoot Begins
12:00 pm Lunch, Awards and Raffle
There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Are you interested in supporting us? Learn more.
A fall favorite, the event was designed to raise both funds and awareness for The Joseph Sams School and it attracts over 350 people. The evening includes good friends, a BBQ dinner prepared onsite by our Cooking Crew and Camp Southern Ground’s Chef Collins, an auction, SEC football and live music.
After cancelling the event last year in 2020, we are looking forward to having it again in 2021.
We are in need of community sponsors and donors to ensure our success. Would you be willing to help? Learn more.
This 5K Run/Walk attracts runners from all over metro Atlanta and features a 1mile Fun Run and Tot Trot. The 5K Run/Walk is held on the cross-country course at Fayette Senior Center in Fayetteville, just outside Peachtree City. Click HERE for registration. Please click HERE for sponsorship information.
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