Kentucky School for the Blind

Kentucky School for the Blind

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

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 09/13/2021

Snapshots around school.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 09/10/2021

Short course students were working hard this week. They learned how to set up elements of an apartment, attended yoga class, traveled to Kroger, made breakfast independently, and made lunch on Friday.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 09/03/2021

Short course is back in the swing of things this week with lots of fun activities. We got to join in a science class learning about properties of matter and mass and made a delicious lunch of ham sandwich, chips, and pineapple. During our cooking lesson we learned about food storage and safety, identifying and opening packages, and assembling food on our plates.

08/31/2021

Hey Wildcats! Show your Pride! Friday is National College Colors Day. Help us celebrate by wearing your favorite college team or a college you hope to attend or have attended.

Hey Wildcats! Show your Pride! Friday is National College Colors Day. Help us celebrate by wearing your favorite college team or a college you hope to attend or have attended.

08/30/2021

🦖 Connie Hill, orientation and mobility instructor and low-vision specialist, received a dino-mite birthday surprise today in front of the KSB cupola. 🦕

Photo description: Connie Hill stands in front of the cupola next to a sign that reads “Ms. Connie is dino-mite!” On the ground around Ms. Connie and the sign are several one foot tall plastic dinosaurs.

🦖 Connie Hill, orientation and mobility instructor and low-vision specialist, received a dino-mite birthday surprise today in front of the KSB cupola. 🦕

Photo description: Connie Hill stands in front of the cupola next to a sign that reads “Ms. Connie is dino-mite!” On the ground around Ms. Connie and the sign are several one foot tall plastic dinosaurs.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 08/27/2021

Weekly Snapshots

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 08/20/2021

Weekly Snapshots

08/16/2021

We are so excited to welcome Heather Reed, a new elementary teacher, to KSB. She graduated from EKU in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and LBD Special Education. In 2018, she graduated from the University of the Cumberland’s with a Master’s as Literacy Specialist. This fall she will graduate from UK with Master’s in Teacher of the Visually Impaired. She is married and has a 12 year old daughter. Heather enjoys league bowling, camping and traveling in her spare time.

We are so excited to welcome Heather Reed, a new elementary teacher, to KSB. She graduated from EKU in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and LBD Special Education. In 2018, she graduated from the University of the Cumberland’s with a Master’s as Literacy Specialist. This fall she will graduate from UK with Master’s in Teacher of the Visually Impaired. She is married and has a 12 year old daughter. Heather enjoys league bowling, camping and traveling in her spare time.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 08/13/2021

Weekly snapshots.

08/12/2021

Looking for a few good subs! Contact Joy at [email protected] for more information if you are interested.

Looking for a few good subs! Contact Joy at [email protected] for more information if you are interested.

08/11/2021

Please join us in welcoming Christy Stanley to the KSB family! Christy is a new addition to the Orientation and Mobility department at KSB. She has been a special education teacher in North Carolina for five years. She is wrapping up her dual masters on Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility as well as her CATIS (Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist) and is excited to be part of the KSB family. She recently moved back to Kentucky to be closer to family and resides in Taylorsville, KY with her husband and four school-aged boys.

Please join us in welcoming Christy Stanley to the KSB family! Christy is a new addition to the Orientation and Mobility department at KSB. She has been a special education teacher in North Carolina for five years. She is wrapping up her dual masters on Visual Impairment and Orientation and Mobility as well as her CATIS (Certified Assistive Technology Instructional Specialist) and is excited to be part of the KSB family. She recently moved back to Kentucky to be closer to family and resides in Taylorsville, KY with her husband and four school-aged boys.

The Blind Chef 08/11/2021

The Blind Chef

Last spring, in conjunction with Arts for All Kentucky, KSB students, Mickie & Gracie, and National Disability Theatre's Talleri Adkins McRae wrote, acted in, and recorded a short film for parents and students about cooking while blind. This short film uses humor to showcase adaptations that can be made to ensure kitchen safety for those who are blind and visually impaired. Check it out here!

https://youtu.be/lwTzPcLv6Zs

The Blind Chef In conjunction with Arts for All Kentucky, KSB students and Talleri McRae wrote, acted in, and recorded a short film for parents and students about cooking w...

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 08/09/2021

The 2021-22 school year is off to a great start!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 08/08/2021

KSB Registration Day!

08/08/2021

We’re ready to see you today!

We’re ready to see you today!

08/05/2021

KSB can't wait to welcome you back! Just a reminder - REGISTRATION IS THIS SUNDAY from 2:30-5:30!

KSB can't wait to welcome you back! Just a reminder - REGISTRATION IS THIS SUNDAY from 2:30-5:30!

[07/28/21]   July 28, 2021

Dear KSB families

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so excited to have all students back on campus and look forward to working with you and your children. I’m energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children.

We’ve had a busy summer on campus! Our amazing staff has been working on registration, painting, ordering materials, and cleaning to prepare for the 21/22 school year. They have been working diligently to ensure that KSB is ready for opening day. I would like to welcome some new faculty and staff to our school community. Join me in welcoming Heather Reed who will be teaching in our elementary department, and Christy Stanley who will be teaching in our Orientation and Mobility Department. We are incredibly lucky to welcome such talented staff to our awesome school family.

Registration and Open House will take place on Sunday, August 8th on KSB’s campus from 2:30-5:30. A parent must accompany each student at registration. Make sure to look for the PSO table and consider joining this wonderful group. If you have not received your registration packet, please let us know and we’ll send one to you. The first day of school for students is Monday, August 9th.

We will continue to practice mitigation strategies to minimize the spread of Covid-19. Masking will be required for all individuals (vaccinated and unvaccinated) while indoors at KSB. In addition, all students must wear a mask while on school buses or in school vehicles. Please see the Expectations to Reduce the Spread of Covid-19 following this letter.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Warmest regards,

Peggy Sinclair-Morris
Principal

Kentucky School for the Blind
Expectations to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
2021-2022 School Year
These requirements and recommendations are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements and recommendations from the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH).
• Masking is required for all individuals while indoors.
• In accordance with CDC requirements, all staff and students must wear masks while on school buses or in school vehicles.
• All persons on the school campus must maintain social distancing of at least three feet to the extent possible.
• Students required to isolate or quarantine, as directed by the local health department, due to a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to COVID-19 will receive virtual instruction during the quarantine period.
• Staff will continue to teach and reinforce proper handwashing.
• Students and staff should stay home if they have a fever and/or any symptoms of COVID-19 including:
o Fever or feeling feverish
o New cough
o Difficulty breathing
o Sore throat
o Muscle aches or body aches
o Vomiting or diarrhea
o New loss of taste or smell
• Schools will continue enhanced cleaning efforts daily.
• Parents will be provided the option to attend school meetings in-person on the school campus or through a virtual format; however, the option for in-person meetings could change based on updated COVID-19 data and the local health department’s recommendations.

07/08/2021

Mark your calendars! The first day of school is August 9! Registration is August 8 from 3-5 PM.

Mark your calendars! The first day of school is August 9! Registration is August 8 from 3-5 PM.

07/08/2021

Dear Parents,

You should have received your registration in the mail. Please complete ALL registration forms and return to school no later than August 1. If you have not received your packet, please contact Beth Baker or Linda Spigelmire in the school office.

Thank you!

Dear Parents,

You should have received your registration in the mail. Please complete ALL registration forms and return to school no later than August 1. If you have not received your packet, please contact Beth Baker or Linda Spigelmire in the school office.

Thank you!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 06/25/2021

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 06/25/2021

Elementary summer camp students enjoyed a visit from Teddy Abrams of the Louisville Orchestra today. His visit included music from famous composers and an opportunity for students to help compose a music story of their own, which they titled “The Princess Jungle”.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 06/22/2021

Our elementary kiddos are having a great time this week!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/28/2021

Last Day pics

05/27/2021

We had a visitor on campus today! How fun!

We had a visitor on campus today! How fun!

Senior Graduation 2021 05/27/2021

Senior Graduation 2021

KSB Senior Graduation 2021

Senior Graduation 2021 KSB 2021 High School Senior Graduation

05/27/2021

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!!! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/26/2021

KSB 8th grade promotion. Congratulations to all our 8th graders!

05/26/2021

It's Official! Congratulations to the 2020-2021 NCASB Conference Champion Cheerleading Team! Go Wildcats!

It's Official! Congratulations to the 2020-2021 NCASB Conference Champion Cheerleading Team! Go Wildcats!

05/26/2021

Congratulations to our 8th graders on their promotion!

Congratulations to our 8th graders on their promotion!

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/26/2021

Weekly Snapshots

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/21/2021

Field Day Fun!

05/21/2021

The NCASB Cheerleading Conference Championship results are in! The KSB Wildcats have been crowned the 2020-2021 NCASB Conference Champions! Congratulations to all our athletes and coaches on a great season!

Pictured: 2020-2021 Varsity Cheerleading Squad
(Left to Right): Crystal Sohl (Head Coach), Audrey Griffith, TaMyah Jordan, Gracie Smith, Madison Gentry, Melissa Evers (Assistant Coach)

The NCASB Cheerleading Conference Championship results are in! The KSB Wildcats have been crowned the 2020-2021 NCASB Conference Champions! Congratulations to all our athletes and coaches on a great season!

Pictured: 2020-2021 Varsity Cheerleading Squad
(Left to Right): Crystal Sohl (Head Coach), Audrey Griffith, TaMyah Jordan, Gracie Smith, Madison Gentry, Melissa Evers (Assistant Coach)

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/19/2021

Pink Flamingo Day at KSB!

[05/18/21]   Hey KSB Wildcat Families! On Thursday May 20, KSB will host its annual field day celebration. All KSB Field Day activities will take place on KSB’s Campus. Students will participate in a KSB Stimulus Rewards Auction/Traveling Store, Rotation Stations (Water games, Minute to Win It, Field Day Games and a viewing of Disney’s Soul with special treat from Philly’s Best Frozen Desserts

Need to Knows:
• To maintain pods for COVID Healthy at School, students will be placed in groups to participate in Station Rotations. Student groupings will be Elementary, Middle, and High School

• Water Games Station: Students will be provided with a towel, nylon bag, shirt and shorts the day of the event. The shirt and shorts will be a change of clothes for each student after the water activities. If your KSB student needs anything outside of these two items (larger towel, under garments, socks, shoes, etc.), please send with your student to school that day.

• 50 SPF sunscreen will be available at all stations. If your student requires a specific SPF or type of sunscreen, please send with them to school that day.

• Philly Best Frozen Dessert treat meets all dietary restrictions

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/18/2021

Today was our Halloween make-up day! Here are a few snapshots of students and staff who participated!

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