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 Contact not responding: [email protected]
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.

Mission: The mission of the Kentucky School for the Blind is to provide comprehensive educational services to all Kentucky students who are blind and visually impaired, birth to 21.

Operating as usual

From our families to yours, have a Happy Holiday, a Happy New Year, and a great Winter Break! Remember to stay healthy and safe at home. We hope to see all of you soon in 2021!

Check out the KSB Staff Holiday Message at: https://youtu.be/AFvC7qZR_Rk

Congratulations to the KSB Wildcat Students of the Semester!

Students were chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

Congratulations KSB Wildcats!
• Gracie Smith (High School)
• Macy Spigelmire and Landon Smith (Middle School)
• Addy Clarkson (Elementary)

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12 Days of KSB Christmas

Hello KSB Wildcats! The KSB Staff wants to wish you and yours a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Here is a special Holiday Treat created by your favorite KSB staff members! We hope you enjoy the 12 Days of KSB Christmas.

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12 Days of KSB Athletics Christmas

Hello KSB Wildcat Athletes! The KSB Athletic Staff want to wish you and yours a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! Here is a special Holiday Treat created by your favorite coaches! We hope you enjoy the 12 Days of KSB Athletics.

youtube.com The Twelve Days of KSB Athletics Christmas

It's our last day of Holiday Spirit Week. Show us those Ugly Sweaters Wildcats!

Today, Macy Spigelmire was awarded the 3rd place medal for the NCASB Forensics Conference Championships in Serious Prose Category.

"I cannot begin to tell you how unbelievable proud I am of Macy Spigelmire. Macy stepped out of her comfort zone this year to join the KSB Forensics team, and as the only member of the 2020 team, represented the KSB Wildcats with grace, dignity, and style. In her first year on the team, Macy not only excelled in the Serious Prose Event at conference, but she mastered her way through a new frontier and challenge in competing in a virtual platform. I could not be more proud of Macy and how she represented the Kentucky School for the Blind Forensics Program, and it was such an honor to be able to present her with this 3rd place medal this afternoon. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for this bright star!"
- Ms. Belcher, Head Forensics Coach & KSB Athletic Director

Help us Congratulate Macy Spigelmire on an outstanding season!

Today is Christmas Vacation day in our Holiday Spirit Week! Show us what you got Wildcats!

Happy Holiday Spirit Week! It’s dress like your favorite Christmas Character day! Show us what you got Wildcats!

December 16, 2020

Dear KSB Families:

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 status of each county in which our students live. As you probably are aware, the rate of COVID-19 positive cases in Kentucky has been increasing, which increases the danger of the spread of the disease to others.

The Kentucky School for the Blind plans to continue virtual instruction through the end of February. At that time, we will re-evaluate to determine if we can reopen the school or if we will need to continue with virtual instruction. Small group instruction for KSB students that is occurring on campus and in school districts across the state will continue as scheduled.

While we continue to hold classes online, it is important that we work together to ensure students are participating in their virtual classes according to their schedule. Participation in daily class work is vital to ensure students are receiving continuous education. Even one missed day can mean a student is not aware of new work assignments and is missing out on the teacher’s explanation of how to complete their work. You are truly appreciated in all that you do to support your child during this difficult time.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy holiday season. I hope the new year brings peace and joy to your home.

Best regards,

Peggy Sinclair-Morris
Principal

Dawn Tibke shared Theo’s creation from Braille art class today! 🎶O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree! 🎶🎄

Happy Holiday Spirit Week! Its Candy Cane Day! Show us your KSB Holiday Spirit. Let's see you Wildcats, working hard during NTI, wearing your red and white!

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of December 11!

Week 14 (12/11/20)
• Audrey G. (High School)
• Peyton P. (Middle School)
• Bradley W. (Elementary)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

Happy Holiday Spirit Week! Its PJ Day! Show us your KSB Holiday Spirit. Let's see you Wildcats, working hard during NTI, wearing your favorite PJs!

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KSB Winter Recital 2019

Since we won't have a Winter Recital this season, here's a replay of 2019! Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZxV1JuWMdQ&feature=youtu.be

youtube.com KSB Winter Recital 2019Overture 0:00Call to the Post 4:02Christmas Time’s A Comin 4:47Two Step Round The Christmas Tree 7:54Nuttin for Christmas 11:56Bluegra...

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Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of December 4!

Week 13 (12/4/20)
• Brandon M. (High School)
• Trey M. (Middle School)
• Alex T. (Elementary)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of November 20!

Week 12 (11/20/20)
• TaMyah J. (High School)
• Ben A. (Middle School)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - NBC.com

Thank you to the Kentucky Council of the Blind for sharing this information!

Macy's Day Parade with Live AD
For the first time in Macy’s Parade broadcast history, in an effort to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. This year’s broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the Parade including the magnificent balloons, floats, and performances, to complement the storytelling and celebration that make the Parade an annual Thanksgiving Day tradition for millions of Americans. To learn more about the Macy’s Day Parade, visit http://www.nbc.com/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade.

nbc.com The 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Watch Thursday, Nov 26 at 9 a.m. in all time zones. Ring in your holidays with the annual parade.

Last week, KSB Wildcat, Macy Spigelmire competed in the NCASB Forensics Conference Championships.
We are proud to announce that Macy got 3rd place in the Serious Prose Event. Macy was the only member on this year’s team and she helped our KSB Wildcats receive 8th place out of ten teams overall!!!!

Congratulations Macy! Way to represent the KSB Wildcats!

Dear KSB Families,

During my short time at KSB, I have had many moments of gratitude. I’m grateful to be back in the KSB family, I’m grateful for the students and staff and I’m grateful for the support of our parents and community. While I recognize that we are in a most unusual time, I am inspired daily by the devotion of staff and their ability to continue providing exemplary services to our students.
Although we will continue with virtual instruction through the end of 2020, providing quality instruction to our students is our number one priority. As soon as we are aware of dates to return to in-person instruction, we will let you know. I continue to look forward to the day when students are back on campus and I am hopeful that it will be during this school year.
My wish to you is for a Happy, Healthy, and Safe Thanksgiving! Take good care.
Best regards,
Peggy
Principal, Kentucky School for the Blind

Picture description: A turkey is looking between his legs, upside down with the words Happy Thanksgiving.

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KSB: Paths to Independence (Parent Video)

Hey parents! Check out this video about building independence in your child.

youtube.com This video provides parents with actionable steps to build independence in their children with blindness/visual impairment.

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Daily Living Skills: Money Series, Part 1: Identifying Coins

Join the KSB Short Course Staff as we introduce our Expanded Core Curriculum Daily Living Series: Money. In part 1 of our money series, learn the characteristics and ways to help identify the four major coins used in our communities and daily lives: the Quarter, the Dime, the Nickel, and the Penny.

ECC Daily Living Skills: Money Series Part 1 - Identifying Coins @ https://youtu.be/tzoF87__xw0

youtube.com The KSB Short Course Program presents Part 1 in our series on Money: Identifying Coins. Learn the characteristics and ways to help identify the four major co...

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Compensatory Skills/Career Education - Saving & Organizing Digital Files

In the new digital frontier of NTI instruction, it is always great to learn new skills, like Saving and Organizing Microsoft Word files on our computer. Join Ms. Price in this virtual tutorial lesson!
Saving and Organizing Files Virtual Lesson @ https://youtu.be/qXei9bhj0Dg

And as always, check out the KSB YouTube Page for additional content, daily messages, and our Reading PawPrints segment!

youtube.com Quick tutorial on how to save and organize Microsoft Word files on the computer.

Today marks the start of the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind, or NCASB, Forensics Conference Championships. Each year, students from the 12 conference schools compete in 11 Speech and Drama Categories.

Help us wish Macy Spigelmire the best of luck in the NCASB Forensics Conference Championships. Macy will compete for the next three days representing our KSB Wildcats in the Serious Prose Category!

Good Luck Macy!!

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of November 13!

Week 11 (11/13/20)
• Jayden R. (High School)
• Layla G. (Middle School)
• Anthony B. (Elementary)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

Happy World Kindness Day! Here are 12 Ways you Can Show Kindness!

Its Kindness Across the Commonwealth Week.

Today is World Kindness Day, so fittingly, Today’s word is Kindness. Let your compassion shine brightly. Check on a neighbor and do something nice for them, leave a kind note on a friend’s door, write a positive note on the sidewalk with chalk, make a gift or food for someone, play someone a song, take someone flowers. Try one or try them all. Spread kindness like an infectious cold, because when others observe kindness in action they are more likely to carry out an act of kindness too!

It is Kindness Across the Commonwealth Week.

Today’s word is Mindfulness. Being mindful of our own feelings and being mindful of how we treat others can help us be kinder. Taking care of our minds and bodies makes us healthy. Have 3 hours of no tech time, go for a nature walk, color together as a family, sit and focus on your breathing for 1 minute, listen to calming music, use a mindfulness app and choose an activity. Try one, or try them all. Practice being Mindful.

It is Kindness Across the Commonwealth Week.

Today’s word is Respect. Respect is showing that you care about someone’s well-being and how they feel.

Write a note or email to a teacher, sit and love on an animal, pick up trash, give yourself positive self-talk, tell and adult how much you appreciate them, take old blankets to an animal shelter. Try one or try them all. 🎼🎹 Show a little Respect…Just a little bit…just a little bit....🎷🎺🎸

It is Kindness Across the Commonwealth Week.

Today’s word is Teamwork. Teamwork is when we work together to achieve a goal.

Play a board game with your family, do an extra chore around the house, help rake leaves, help make dinner for the family, set up a virtual game night with friends, or wear a mask when you got into public. Try one or try them all. Model for others what its like to be a part of a team.

It is Kindness Across the Commonwealth Week.

Today’s word is Gratitude.

Gratitude is showing appreciation for what you have.

Show gratitude by telling 3 people why you are grateful for them, write down 10 things you are grateful for, make a gift for someone you are grateful for, call someone you are grateful for, or help your parents make dinner. Try one or try them all. Show those special in your life that you grateful for all they do for you.

Congratulations to our Students of the Week!

Week 9 (10/30/20)
• Sophia T. (High School)
• Landon S. (Middle School)
• Evan T (Elementary)

Students are chosen by staff for going above and beyond expectations and being exemplary models of our PAWS:
P - Positive Thinking
A - Act Responsibly
W - Work Hard
S - Show Respect

[10/28/20]   October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Today is Unity Day. Show support of our Anti-Bullying Message by posting a picture of you wearing orange!

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