Kentucky School for the Blind

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Please email [email protected] asap. Our contact on file is not responding:
[email protected]

Thank you!
Hi KSB, I wanted to make sure you all are aware of some webinars we're doing at APH today and Monday. These are going to be great and I don't want anyone to miss them! Please share with families if you can. Get all the details here: www.aphconnectcenter.org/webinars/upcoming-webinars
I attended KSB for many years in the 70s . I just wanted to let everyone know that this is a great school. I learned a lot things that I still use to this day. I met a lot of people that I still think of. Parents worry about their kids especially who have problems. I am here to say this school is a great and safe place
I am looking for a lady who worked there in the recreation dept maybe 1977-1979. Mary Hunter. She got married but I do not know her married name. I am hoping someone will remember her. I worked with her in Michigan at the VFW home for children.
Please email [email protected] ASAP. Our contact on file is not responding. Thank you

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SOAR or the Spread of Active reading is a podcast project that produces audible book trailers and adverts for the blind and those with impaired sight and anybody who is interested or wants to become interested or is ready to try to become interested, in reading. The idea is to offer recordings which act as trailers to books, similar to trailers for movies. These Book Trailers enthrall listeners and put seeds of curiosity into their minds, giving them the appeal to read books.
SOAR also has bonus episodes of full short stories.
Below are the links for some of the platforms for SOAR
Apple Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/…/soar-spread-of-a…/id1503413788…
Spotify
https://open.spotify.com/show/0DkaHpXOKOlPUjfaWBeYkb
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBARPFjwtCkn91RQ3dJN3CQ
Former KSB student graduating this year from Central! Proud of her! Thank you Jim Gilbert, Chris Brown, Shawn Canaday.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10220345605728965&id=1194338355
Southern hospitality in Louisville is now a little sweeter with 17 accessible restaurant menus. A more genteel way for folks with vision limitations to read menus using screen readers, low vision display settings and even braille displays.
https://menus4all.com/louisville_ky/
Dear Administrators, Teachers, Transcribers, and Paraprofessionals,
With the ever-changing landscape of public education in the digital age, and the adoption of the Unified English Braille code within the United States, those who teach students to read braille, and particularly those who transcribe and produce materials for students who are blind are faced with new challenges.
The National Braille Association is the only national organization dedicated to providing continuing education to those who prepare braille. During October 30-November 1, 2019, our organization will be hosting a 3 day Professional Development Conference at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will bring together braille transcribers and teachers of the visually impaired from the United States and Canada. Participants will be offered 25 different workshops providing education and instruction in various levels of expertise and disciplines.
Leading experts from across the nation will be providing technical training and lectures on topics such as best practices for preparing electronic graphics, converting Nemeth textbooks from your libraries and archives into useful UEB files, music braille, computer-assisted transcription, as well as instructional resources and strategies found in Wayfinding Through Non-textbook Materials: Go Ask Alice, She’ll Tell You Why and Navigating Resources, just to name a few.
NBA would like to extend a personal invitation to you, and those you work with, to join us in Phoenix for this opportunity to learn about the changes, increase your knowledge, perfect your skills, and network with other professionals and agencies, all in an effort to ensure student literacy across the nation. Please visit our website https://www.nationalbraille.org/professional-development-conference/ for complete details of workshop offerings and the conference agenda.
Please feel free to forward this information to your specialized materials coordinators, braille transcribers, teachers, and paraprofessionals who may benefit from this information. Please contact me if you have any questions.
We hope to see you in Arizona!
Jana Hertz
Chair, Transcriber & Educator Services
Camp Crescendo Vision Camp appplications are due June 1st.
Camp Crescendo still has room for campers in our camp for visually impaired youth. We are also looking for counselors to help make our camp great. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Hello,
I am trying to contact the principal, admissions or marketing director of your blind school. If you could have them email me ([email protected]) I would greatly appreciate it!
Cheers!
Chris

This is the OFFICIAL KSB page. It is for anyone interested in learning more about the Blind and Visually Impaired in Kentucky.

Operating as usual

01/07/2022

KSB is CLOSED January 7. Staff, check your email for more information.

KSB is CLOSED January 7. Staff, check your email for more information.

01/06/2022

Due to Inclement Weather, KSB will close at noon today. Students were dismissed at 11 AM.

Due to Inclement Weather, KSB will close at noon today. Students were dismissed at 11 AM.

01/03/2022

January 3, 2022

Dear Wildcat Families
As we start back to school, I wanted to let you know that we are actively monitoring the upswing in Covid-19 cases within the Commonwealth. While we are resuming in-person instruction tomorrow, Tuesday, January 4th, we will continue to keep you updated and informed.

KSB continues to follow the state mandate for everyone inside of the buildings to be properly masked. This is proven to be one of the best approaches to reducing the spread of Covid-19.

Although the CDC recently shared new guidance regarding quarantine protocols, KSB will continue to follow the existing protocols from the Kentucky Department of Public Health of a 10-day quarantine for individuals that test positive for Covid-19. As we receive new information and guidance, we will make sure to update families.

Communication is a priority for us, so I encourage you to check email and social media for the latest updates.

Best regards,

Peggy Sinclair-Morris
Principal
Kentucky School for the Blind

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/17/2021

Short course high school students were in a mad rush to finish their assignments before the end of the semester but they managed to squeeze in a little time to plan and cook a delicious Christmas dinner.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/17/2021

It's been a wonderful day at KSB. We had an elementary program and Santa delivered gifts to all of our students. Happy Holidays from all of us at KY School for the Blind!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/16/2021

A big thank you to Eagle Scout Isaiah Heacock, from Troop 71, who built bow stands for our students at KSB.

[photos show students testing out the bow stands in PE class]

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/15/2021

Last week short course middle schoolers joined a center-based classroom for holiday arts and crafts, snacks, and academic work. We learned a lot and had a lot of fun. Check us out!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/14/2021

It's been a busy couple of days at Santa's Workshop at KSB! Thanks to our Charitable Foundation for sponsoring this event every year. Our students look forward to shopping for their families.
[Photos include students shopping, enjoying some treats afterward and helping to hang ornaments on the library tree]

12/14/2021

Staff and Students - Remember to wear your jammies tomorrow!

Staff and Students - Remember to wear your jammies tomorrow!

12/10/2021

Hello KSB Wildcat Friends and Family!

The NCASB held the annual Forensics Conference Championships virtually this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Students from 11 member state schools competed in various Speech and Drama competitions. 9th grader Macy Spigelmire represented the KSB Wildcats at this year’s tournament. Macy competed in three nights of rounds in the Serious Prose category, presenting a piece about 11 year old Melody, who is nonverbal and has Cerebral Palsy. In her piece cut from the novel, Out of my Mind, by Sharon Draper, Melody receives her first talking device, and for the first time in 11 years is able to say “Hi Mom, Hi Dad, I love you!”

Macy represented the KSB Wildcats well, showing great sportsmanship and great poise and manners. We are so happy to report that Macy Spigelmire is the 2021 NCASB Forensic Conference Champion in the Serious Prose Category. Help us congratulate Macy on her well deserved 1st place finish! We are so proud of our Wildcat!!

Hello KSB Wildcat Friends and Family!

The NCASB held the annual Forensics Conference Championships virtually this week on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Students from 11 member state schools competed in various Speech and Drama competitions. 9th grader Macy Spigelmire represented the KSB Wildcats at this year’s tournament. Macy competed in three nights of rounds in the Serious Prose category, presenting a piece about 11 year old Melody, who is nonverbal and has Cerebral Palsy. In her piece cut from the novel, Out of my Mind, by Sharon Draper, Melody receives her first talking device, and for the first time in 11 years is able to say “Hi Mom, Hi Dad, I love you!”

Macy represented the KSB Wildcats well, showing great sportsmanship and great poise and manners. We are so happy to report that Macy Spigelmire is the 2021 NCASB Forensic Conference Champion in the Serious Prose Category. Help us congratulate Macy on her well deserved 1st place finish! We are so proud of our Wildcat!!

12/10/2021

Next week is THEME WEEK!!! Each day there is a new Christmas/Holiday theme. Please check it out and join in the fun! We will be posting pictures of each day!

Monday - Flannel Day - Rock that Buffalo Plaid!
Tuesday - Long Winters Nap - Wear your Christmas PJS
Wednesday - Holidays Past - Wear a festive outfit from your favorite year (GO 80s!)
Thursday - Break out those UGLY Christmas Sweaters
Friday - Holiday Wear - Festive theme of your choice (Elementary should dress appropriate for their performance.)

Next week is THEME WEEK!!! Each day there is a new Christmas/Holiday theme. Please check it out and join in the fun! We will be posting pictures of each day!

Monday - Flannel Day - Rock that Buffalo Plaid!
Tuesday - Long Winters Nap - Wear your Christmas PJS
Wednesday - Holidays Past - Wear a festive outfit from your favorite year (GO 80s!)
Thursday - Break out those UGLY Christmas Sweaters
Friday - Holiday Wear - Festive theme of your choice (Elementary should dress appropriate for their performance.)

12/09/2021

14311.cloudrad.io

Another broadcast for KSB Radio today! First airing will be around 9:50am and will rebroadcast 2 more times about every 2 hours. Links are below.
Our old link through TuneIn does not work anymore, so please use the following: http://14311.cloudrad.io:9180/live

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12/08/2021

Santa's Workshop is next week on Monday and Tuesday! Items will be $1 and students may shop for whomever they like.

Santa's Workshop is next week on Monday and Tuesday! Items will be $1 and students may shop for whomever they like.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/03/2021

Short course middle school students were busy this week! From completing school work with assistive technology, to making mini pizzas and Christmas cookies, to doing yoga, and having elementary visitors; there’s nothing we can’t do! Check us out!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 12/03/2021

Snapshots around KSB.

12/02/2021

2022 Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge
The 2022 Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge will take place on February 17 (Snow Date February 24) and we are planning it to be in person this year (COVID PERMITTING). This exciting competition is open to all students who are braille readers. Students do not have to be reading on grade level to participate. All contests for the 2022 event will be in UEB.
All students are welcome to participate and there will be gifts for all students! Students participating at grade level will be competing for a trip to the national Braille Challenge® in Los Angeles, California, in June.
Completed forms are due by January 7, 2022.
If you have any questions and to RECEIVE THE FORMS ELECTRONICALLY please reach out to me at [email protected].
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Jane E. Thompson
Director Accessible Tests and Textbooks Departments
Braille Improvement Department
502.899.2370, 502.895.2405 ext 370
1839 Frankfort Avenue • Louisville, KY 40206
[email protected]

2022 Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge
The 2022 Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge will take place on February 17 (Snow Date February 24) and we are planning it to be in person this year (COVID PERMITTING). This exciting competition is open to all students who are braille readers. Students do not have to be reading on grade level to participate. All contests for the 2022 event will be in UEB.
All students are welcome to participate and there will be gifts for all students! Students participating at grade level will be competing for a trip to the national Braille Challenge® in Los Angeles, California, in June.
Completed forms are due by January 7, 2022.
If you have any questions and to RECEIVE THE FORMS ELECTRONICALLY please reach out to me at [email protected].
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Jane E. Thompson
Director Accessible Tests and Textbooks Departments
Braille Improvement Department
502.899.2370, 502.895.2405 ext 370
1839 Frankfort Avenue • Louisville, KY 40206
[email protected]

11/30/2021

We wish a very happy retirement to Ms. Lyne. We thank you for your service to KSB for many years!

We wish a very happy retirement to Ms. Lyne. We thank you for your service to KSB for many years!

11/29/2021

14311.cloudrad.io

KSB Radio is back on the air!

Our old link through TuneIn does not work anymore, so please use the following:

Secure (will work on connections from campus) https://cdn2.cloudrad.io/ksbradio/live/p1.html

Unsecure (will work through cellular connections) http://14311.cloudrad.io:9180/live

We will have music continuously and then rebroadcast our show throughout the day.

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11/29/2021

Dear KSB Parents,
School photo retake day is tomorrow. If you want a retake and ordered a picture package, the package must be returned on November 30th to the photography company.
Please remember that in order to receive a yearbook, a picture package must be ordered now. Stand alone yearbooks will not be sold in the spring. We always have disappointed students when they see other students with their yearbooks. Interstate photos gives us a great deal by including the yearbook for "free" with each package purchase. The least expensive picture package is $15.
If you have questions, please email Ms. Unker at [email protected]

Dear KSB Parents,
School photo retake day is tomorrow. If you want a retake and ordered a picture package, the package must be returned on November 30th to the photography company.
Please remember that in order to receive a yearbook, a picture package must be ordered now. Stand alone yearbooks will not be sold in the spring. We always have disappointed students when they see other students with their yearbooks. Interstate photos gives us a great deal by including the yearbook for "free" with each package purchase. The least expensive picture package is $15.
If you have questions, please email Ms. Unker at [email protected]

11/19/2021

November 19, 2021

Dear KSB Wildcat Families

The first part of the 2021-2022 school year has gone by quickly and has been a busy one! It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving break is already upon us with Hanukah and Christmas just around the corner.
As a school, we are thankful for many things. Please let me share just a few of them with you:
We are grateful that our students at KSB come every day ready to learn. They provide us all with a daily reminder of why we are here and what is important.
We are grateful for our parents and families and the support that you give to your children and to our staff. Thank you for sending your child to KSB and entrusting us with their education and care.
We are grateful for ALL of our staff who work hard every day towards student success and care deeply about our students.
I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy time with family and friends during this Thanksgiving break. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Warmest regards,
Peggy
Principal,
Kentucky School for the Blind

PD: The word thankful is surrounded by leaves, pumpkins, and acorns.

November 19, 2021

Dear KSB Wildcat Families

The first part of the 2021-2022 school year has gone by quickly and has been a busy one! It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving break is already upon us with Hanukah and Christmas just around the corner.
As a school, we are thankful for many things. Please let me share just a few of them with you:
We are grateful that our students at KSB come every day ready to learn. They provide us all with a daily reminder of why we are here and what is important.
We are grateful for our parents and families and the support that you give to your children and to our staff. Thank you for sending your child to KSB and entrusting us with their education and care.
We are grateful for ALL of our staff who work hard every day towards student success and care deeply about our students.
I hope that you are able to relax and enjoy time with family and friends during this Thanksgiving break. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Warmest regards,
Peggy
Principal,
Kentucky School for the Blind

PD: The word thankful is surrounded by leaves, pumpkins, and acorns.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 11/18/2021

Weekly snapshots around KSB.

11/17/2021

Dear KSB Parents,

School photos will be distributed to students in the next couple of days. Please be on the lookout for either your picture package or proof sheet in your child's backpack. If you are not pleased with your child's photo, retakes are November 30th. If you want a retake and ordered a picture package, the package must be returned on November 30th to the photography company. If you have not ordered a package and want to do so after looking at your proof, visit the website listed on the proof and enter the code to be directed to the site where you can choose a package.

Please remember that in order to receive a yearbook, a picture package must be ordered now. Stand alone yearbooks will not be sold in the spring. We always have disappointed students when they see other students with their yearbooks. Interstate photos gives us a great deal by including the yearbook for "free" with each package purchase. The least expensive picture package is $15.

If you have questions, please email Ms. Unker at [email protected]

Dear KSB Parents,

School photos will be distributed to students in the next couple of days. Please be on the lookout for either your picture package or proof sheet in your child's backpack. If you are not pleased with your child's photo, retakes are November 30th. If you want a retake and ordered a picture package, the package must be returned on November 30th to the photography company. If you have not ordered a package and want to do so after looking at your proof, visit the website listed on the proof and enter the code to be directed to the site where you can choose a package.

Please remember that in order to receive a yearbook, a picture package must be ordered now. Stand alone yearbooks will not be sold in the spring. We always have disappointed students when they see other students with their yearbooks. Interstate photos gives us a great deal by including the yearbook for "free" with each package purchase. The least expensive picture package is $15.

If you have questions, please email Ms. Unker at [email protected]

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 11/12/2021

Weekly Snapshots around KSB.

11/11/2021

Hello KSB Families and Friends!
We still have White Cane Day Shirts for sale! This year’s t-shirt was inspired by a design submitted by one of our Amazing Elementary Kids! T-shirts are $10 each. Please contact Jessica Belcher at [email protected] to place an order, while supplies last!

Hello KSB Families and Friends!
We still have White Cane Day Shirts for sale! This year’s t-shirt was inspired by a design submitted by one of our Amazing Elementary Kids! T-shirts are $10 each. Please contact Jessica Belcher at [email protected] to place an order, while supplies last!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 11/10/2021

The high school short course session was jam packed with learning and activities. Students used large print materials for science and math, made spaghetti and meatballs, tiramisu, and breakfast, took a trip to a local hibachi restaurant, and worked on skills related to hair care and makeup application. Check us out!

11/08/2021

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for September 24 and the weeks of October. These students embodied the Wildcat Spirit of Positive Thinking, Acting Responsibly, Working Hard, and Showing Respect! Keep it up Wildcats!

Week of September 24
🐾Valerie Alvarez (High School)
🐾Hudson Lovett (Middle School)
🐾Hailey Hitner (Elementary)
🐾Hudson Lovett (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 1
🐾Erin Willoughby (High School)
🐾David Yeast (Middle School)
🐾Carter Russell (Elementary)
🐾TaMyah Jordan (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 15
🐾Mickie Foard (High School)
🐾Gabby Garcia (Middle School)
🐾Mikah Taylor (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 22
🐾London Henry (High School)
🐾Mikah Taylor (Middle School)
🐾Alex Turpin (Elementary)
🐾EJ Holden (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 29
🐾Jontae Moore (High School)
🐾Ben Adams (Middle School)
🐾Lily Perry (Elementary)
🐾Hayden Ashley (Athlete of the Week)

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for September 24 and the weeks of October. These students embodied the Wildcat Spirit of Positive Thinking, Acting Responsibly, Working Hard, and Showing Respect! Keep it up Wildcats!

Week of September 24
🐾Valerie Alvarez (High School)
🐾Hudson Lovett (Middle School)
🐾Hailey Hitner (Elementary)
🐾Hudson Lovett (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 1
🐾Erin Willoughby (High School)
🐾David Yeast (Middle School)
🐾Carter Russell (Elementary)
🐾TaMyah Jordan (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 15
🐾Mickie Foard (High School)
🐾Gabby Garcia (Middle School)
🐾Mikah Taylor (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 22
🐾London Henry (High School)
🐾Mikah Taylor (Middle School)
🐾Alex Turpin (Elementary)
🐾EJ Holden (Athlete of the Week)

Week of October 29
🐾Jontae Moore (High School)
🐾Ben Adams (Middle School)
🐾Lily Perry (Elementary)
🐾Hayden Ashley (Athlete of the Week)

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: DANIEL FLYNN Daniel is a 20 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. He began attending KSB ha...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: ABDULRAZZAK DALATI Abdulrazzak is an 18 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. Abdulrazzak b...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL GOEBEL Michael is an 18 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. He attended KSB durin...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: RAYMOND GONZALEZ Raymond is an 18 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. He began attending ...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: XAKHARY ABERCROMBIE Xakhary is a 19 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. He began attendin...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: MARI DURRETT Mari  is an 18 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. She has attended KSB sinc...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: KAYLEE COLGATE  Kaylee is a 19 year old senior from Jefferson County, Kentucky. Kaylee began attending...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT : JASON CRAWFORDJason is an 18 year old senior from Perry County, Kentucky. He has attended KSB Center ...
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE ARNETT

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