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PSO Coffee and Donuts

KSO-PSO INVITES YOU to JOIN US for COFFEE and DONUTS : December 15, 2017 9:30 am – 10:20 am  before the Annual Holiday Program in the lobby outside the  Richie Auditorium. The Raffle Baskets will be on display for  ticket purchases 

PSO Coffee and Donuts - Richie Auditorium Lobby - December 15 - 9:30 - 10:20

Honor Roll for First Quarter (8/14/17- 10/13/17)
Annual Non-Discrimination Notice

The Kentucky School for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities.  Inquiries may be directed to Allison Chandler, Title IX Coordinator or the Section 504/ADA Title II Coordinator at:  1867 Frankfort Ave.  Louisville, KY 40206, 502-897-1583.

NOTIFICATION OF DESTRUCTION OF STUDENT SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS
ATTN: Parents and Guardians

School is cancelled October 30, 2017 - Nov. 3, 2017 due to issues with our heat.

School is also not in session Nov. 6, 2017.  School will be back in session Nov.7, 2017.

5 Ways to Make Email More Accessible

We might not ordinarily give a lot of thought to the accessibility of our emails. However, it's easy to forget that the recipient could be reading your email using a screen reader. Screen reading technology has come a long way, but it’s not perfect. So it's important to follow a few simple guidelines when writing for this audience.

Here are 5 easy ways to make the emails you send more accessible:

Vision Aware Safety and Lighting Home Evaluation Questionnaire

Home Evaluation

Since each person's living and personal situation is unique, it might be helpful to start with our quick and easy home evaluation for hints about what you and your family can do to make your home safer and more comfortable. It's unlikely you will need to use all of the suggested recommendations, but if you find even one of them helpful, it's likely to contribute to improving the quality of your life, and that's really what this section is all about--your continued safety, comfort, and well-being.

Environmental Evaluation Questionnaire

You can start by using this questionnaire to evaluate your home for safety and lighting. Then follow the "Tell me more" links to learn about the changes you can make to increase safety, organization, and accessibility throughout your home.

Parent's Corner

Paths to Literacy Article

Should My Child Read Print or Braille or Both or?

Please click on the link below for a very informative article about literacy for individuals who are blind or have low vision.  This article offers a great explanation of an FVLMA, Functional Vision Learning Media Assessment.

***Change in Calendar***

Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the Kentucky School for the Blind will be sending all students home today, 8/31/2017.  Transportation is being arranged with districts throughout the state.  School for tomorrow, 9/1/2017, is cancelled.  Day students will be picked up today at normal dismissal time. 

School Supply List

Please review the school supply lists.

Read KSB 175th Anniversary Student and Adult Essays

The winners in KSB's 175th Anniversary Statewide Essay Contest were announced during the school's Founder's Day Celebration in May.  The essays submissions were awesome!  You are invited to view not only the top prize winners, but all of the entrants work. Click here to read.

 

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE ECLIPSE***

The KY School for the Blind will have a delayed dismissal the day of the eclipse, Monday, August 21. The dismissal time will be 2:45 p.m. This is a delay of 15 minutes past the regular dismissal time of 2:30 p.m.

Middle and high school students and teachers may participate in instructional activities regarding the eclipse if proper safety protocols are followed. Each teacher should develop a plan and communicate that plan to the Principal. The plan should include which classes are going outside for instruction and the safety protocols being followed to ensure student and staff safety.  We have appropriate glasses to be distributed.

An Opt-out form will be emailed out/ sent home with students today.  Parents not wanting their middle or high school students to participate in outdoor activities must complete and return prior to the eclipse. 

Additionally, all non-eclipse outdoor activities (e.g., recess, physical education) between 12:30 and 3 p.m. should be moved indoors.

If parents are requesting an excused absence to attend the eclipse, please contact Ms. Williams.

***Solar Eclipse Opt Out form***Eclipse solar optar de forma***

The form is located:(El formulario se encuentra:)

/userfiles/99/my files/eclipse opt out form.docx?id=2380

Please print, sign and return IF you DO NOT want your middle or high school student to participate.

Por favor imprimir, firmar y devolver si no desea que su estudiante media o high School secundaria para participar.

Back to School Registration

Sunday 08/13/2017

Open Registration begins at 12:00 and ends at 3:30.  Please ensure that all students arrive no later than 2:30.  It takes about an hour to complete the registration process.

3:30 - Welcome meeting in Food Service for all teachers, administration, students, and parents.

Gateways 2017

JULY 11-13

TECH TUESDAY (JULY 11) SESSIONS WITH APH, BRIAN GOEMMER & GERALD ABNER – INCLUDES A MAKE AND TAKE IT

ROUTINES, ASSESSMENTS, CALENDARS & INTERACTIVE EVALUATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH COMPLEX NEEDS (JULY 12-13)

Chris Montgomery is an Education Consultant with the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Deaf Blind Outreach Team. He will be presenting a 2-day workshop for students with complex needs including Deaf-Blindness.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gateways-2017-tickets-33399067510

Handouts can be found HERE

2017 KSB SUMMER PROGRAM

JUNE 19-23 & 26-30

 

Click HERE for an application and detailed forms

Application deadline extended to:  April 7, 2017

For more information contact Dr. Anna Freeman 502-897-1583, ext. 0202
or Melissa Gatewood ext. 7203
anna.freeman@ksb.kyschools.us 
melissa.gatewood@ksb.kyschools.us 


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KSB Celebrates 175th Anniversary

On May 9, KSB celebrated 175 years of service to Kentucky students who are blind and visually impaired.  A 175th Celebration Dinner and Founder's Day Program was held to commemorate this special milestone.  The highlight of the evening was the awarding of the 2017 Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award to longtime advocate and KSB Alumnus Adam C. Ruschival III. In addition, the winners of the Countdown to 175 Statewide Essay Contest were announced.  Read More

Adam Ruschival accepts Langan Award from KSB Principal Jackie WilliamsPrincipal Jackie Williams presents the 2017 Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award to Adam C. Ruschival III.

KSB 175th Celebration Dinner and Founder's Day Program

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MAY 9, 2017

 

KSB’s 175th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Founder’s Day Program will take place on Tues., May 9 at 6 PM.  The cost to attend is $10 which includes dinner.  A special program is planned including the presentation of the 2017 Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award and announcing the winners of KSB's Countdown to 175 Statewide Essay Contest.  

RSVP and make payment by May 1 at https://ksbcelebrationdinner.eventbrite.com

KSB Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Service Award

The Kentucky School for the Blind is accepting nominations for the 2017 Paul J. Langan Distinguished Service Award, which is given to a Kentucky resident or former Kentuckian who displays qualities that have had a strong, positive influence on KSB and on the lives of persons who are blind or visually impaired.

The award, established in 1992, honors Langan, who was superintendent of KSB from 1945-56 and whose innovative approach to education established the foundation for the continuing improvement of education of the blind and visually impaired students at KSB. The award will be presented on Tuesday evening, May 9 during KSB’s 175th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Founder’s Day Program.

Click here for a nomination form.  Nomination must be postmarked, faxed and/or received by March 31, 2017.

Statewide Countdown to 175 Essay Contest

In celebration of 175 years of service to students who are blind and visually impaired, KSB is sponsoring the Countdown to 175 Statewide Essay Contest.  The contest is open to all Kentucky students (K-12) and adults. Prizes range from $200 to $75. To access essay topics and submission details click on these links PDF format or Word format. MS/HS students should choose from this KSB list of names for their essay. 
Contest runs Feb. 1-Mar. 31.

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INSIGHT Program

INSIGHT Post-Secondary Preparation Program

JUNE 10 - 17

APPLICATIONS DUE TO PEGGY SINCLAIR-MORRIS NO LATER THAN MARCH 15

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Short Term Retreat Weekend 2017

MARCH 24 - 26 

APPLICATION DUE TO PEGGY SINCLAIR-MORRIS
NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28.

REGISTER HERE

"YOUR MEDIUM, YOUR MESSAGE:
EXPRESSING YOURSELF THROUGH ART"

There is a non-refundable activity fee of $25

Open to students in grades 6-12
who are NOT currently enrolled at KSB

Braille Challenge 2017

The Braille Challenge
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

APPLICATIONS DUE TO BETH BAKER NO LATER THAN JANUARY 13

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact Us
Kentucky School for the Blind 1867 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
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Phone: (502) 897-1583
Fax: (502) 897-2850
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