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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

05/12/2021

Congratulations to our Wildcat Students of the Week!!

Week of April 30:
🐾 Jontae M. (High School)
🐾 Jaylyn M. (Middle School)

Week of May 7:
🐾 Mickie F. (High School)
🐾 Austin M. & Brandon S. (Middle School)
🐾 Evan T. (Elementary)

Congratulations to our Wildcat Students of the Week!!

Week of April 30:
🐾 Jontae M. (High School)
🐾 Jaylyn M. (Middle School)

Week of May 7:
🐾 Mickie F. (High School)
🐾 Austin M. & Brandon S. (Middle School)
🐾 Evan T. (Elementary)

KSB Founder's Day 2021 - Cloyd Oaks Tribute 05/10/2021

KSB Founder's Day 2021 - Cloyd Oaks Tribute

For Founders Day this year, we would like to honor the memory of Mr. Cloyd Oaks. Mr. Oaks left an amazing legacy at KSB..to learn more about him, take a look at the YouTube tribute written and voiced our own Paula Penrod.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wZCwxING4Y

KSB Founder's Day 2021 - Cloyd Oaks Tribute A tribute to Mr. Cloyd T. Oaks, whose service, dedication, and support of the Kentucky School for the Blind for over 40 years helped shape the school to how ...

05/10/2021

KSB is excited about collaboration with community partners!

We are excited to announce that the Future Healers program, with SNMA ULSOM Chapter and UofL Health Hospital Trauma Center, and #2XGameChangers are teaming up with Kentucky School for the Blind. This partnership will place emphasis on vision awareness and we know will positively impact so many children! #LettheKidsGrow

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 05/06/2021

The NCASB Track Conference results are in! Congratulations to all our athletes and coaches on a great season! The athletes and coaches hard work and dedication showed! Here are the results for the 2020-2021 NCASB Track Conference Championships:

Girls Track Team: Gracie Smith and TaMyah Jordan
• 5th place team finish
Gracie Smith
o 2nd place – 60 yard dash (Class C)
o 2nd place – 400 yard dash (Class C)
o 3rd place – 800 yard dash (Class C)
o 2nd place – Long Jump (Class C)
TaMyah Jordan
o 3rd place – 60 yard dash (Class B)
o 3rd place – Long Jump (Class B)
o 3rd place – Triple Jump (Class B)
o 2nd place – 3 Con (Class B)

Boys Track Team: Peyton Peskoe, Colten Peters, Landon Smith, Cory Wallace
• 8th place overall
Peyton Peskoe
o 8th place – 60 yard dash (Class C)
o 3rd place -1600 yard dash (Class C)
o 6th place – Long Jump (Class C)
o 2nd place – Triple Jump (Class C)
Colten Peters
o 9th place – 60 yard dash (Class B)
o 8th place – Long Jump (Class B)
o 6th place – 3 Con (Class B)
Landon Smith
o 4th place – 60 yard dash (Class C)
o 3rd place – 400 yard dash (Class C)
o 8th place – Long Jump (Class C)
Cory Wallace
o 9th place – 60 yard dash (Class A)

Congratulations to all our athletes!


05/05/2021

KSB CHEER CONFERENCE SHOWCASE 2021

05/05/2021

Hey KSB Friends and Families! Don't forget to join us on Facebook LIVE today at 4:45 PM EST to support our Wildcat Cheerleaders as they film their NCASB Cheerleading Championship Conference Submission. Good Luck Cheering Wildcats!

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)

Hey KSB Friends and Families! Don't forget to join us on Facebook LIVE today at 4:45 PM EST to support our Wildcat Cheerleaders as they film their NCASB Cheerleading Championship Conference Submission. Good Luck Cheering Wildcats!

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)

Art for the visually impaired is more than what meets the eye 05/05/2021

Art for the visually impaired is more than what meets the eye

Exciting news! ❤️❤️

Art for the visually impaired is more than what meets the eye Project will include multi-sensory elements like sound

Join conversation 05/04/2021

Join conversation

Interested in Orientation & Mobility? Have questions? Want to meet KSB's newest Outreach Team member? Join Dr. Kevin McCormack on May 19 or 26 at 12:00 p.m. EST for a virtual, open O&M Meeting. Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions and learn some refresher orientation and mobility skills.

Contact Kevin at [email protected] for more information

Join conversation

05/03/2021

Hello KSB friends and family!

Join us Wednesday, May 5 on Facebook Live as we cheer on our Varsity Cheerleading Squad in their NCASB Cheer Conference submission. The event will start LIVE at 4:45 pm EST. Help us wish our team good luck as they complete their final preparations this week!

Hello KSB friends and family!

Join us Wednesday, May 5 on Facebook Live as we cheer on our Varsity Cheerleading Squad in their NCASB Cheer Conference submission. The event will start LIVE at 4:45 pm EST. Help us wish our team good luck as they complete their final preparations this week!

Summer Enrichment-GET YOUR MOVE ON 05/03/2021

Summer Enrichment-GET YOUR MOVE ON

REMINDER!!

☀️Summer Enrichment program for KSB students. ☀️
June 14th-18th – Middle and High School Students
June 21st-25th – Elementary Students
Registration is required. The deadline for summer enrichment registration is May 21st by midnight.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1D_GUsZDXqwAG0LUADZmMZS4IJ_MESK1SlkrcD7lwb_8/viewform?edit_requested=true

For more information contact: Kyrstin Price at [email protected]

Summer Enrichment-GET YOUR MOVE ON

Home - Kentucky School for the Blind 05/03/2021

Home - Kentucky School for the Blind

REMINDER! APPLICATIONS DUE MAY 21!

☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

KSB Summer School for ALL K-11 Kentucky students with a visual impairment or blindness is from June 7th – June 11th. Register your student today at www.ksb.kyschools.us

For more information, contact Kyrstin Price at [email protected]

Home - Kentucky School for the Blind Kentucky Senate Bill 128 (2021) allows all current KSB and KSD K-12 students to request to use the 2021-2022 school year as a supplemental year. The student can retake and/or supplement coursework already completed. If you would like to request a supplemental school year allowing your student to rep...

04/29/2021

Gateways is going to be virtual again this year! Here is the link to register! Please make sure to sign up early so you don’t forget!

https://forms.gle/vf9kPUBc6otXvy6F8

Virtual dates July 14 & 15, 2021

There will be no charge for the conference this year, and ACVREP credit will be offered.

The call for presenters will be published soon, but we already have an exciting lineup planned for this year! Make sure to register with an email address you will be checking this summer to get the link to join the presentations.

Take care,
Martin Monson, Ed.D.
Outreach Director
Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Gateways is going to be virtual again this year! Here is the link to register! Please make sure to sign up early so you don’t forget!

https://forms.gle/vf9kPUBc6otXvy6F8

Virtual dates July 14 & 15, 2021

There will be no charge for the conference this year, and ACVREP credit will be offered.

The call for presenters will be published soon, but we already have an exciting lineup planned for this year! Make sure to register with an email address you will be checking this summer to get the link to join the presentations.

Take care,
Martin Monson, Ed.D.
Outreach Director
Kentucky School for the Blind
1867 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 04/29/2021

KSB Varsity Track Athletes showed off their hard work and dedication at today's Track and Field Conference Showcase for the 2020-2021 NCASB Virtual Track and Field Conference Championships. Congratulations to all our Varsity Track team athletes and Coaches on a great season!

04/28/2021

A big thank you to our Kentuckiana Herb Society friends, Joanne and Susan, who worked in our herb garden this morning. We appreciate you!

A big thank you to our Kentuckiana Herb Society friends, Joanne and Susan, who worked in our herb garden this morning. We appreciate you!

[04/28/21]   KSB Track Conference Showcase 2021

04/28/2021

KSB Wildcat Friends and Family! Join us live tomorrow on our page as we showcase this year's Varsity Track Athletes. The fun begins at 9:30am (EST).

Go Wildcats!!!

KSB Wildcat Friends and Family! Join us live tomorrow on our page as we showcase this year's Varsity Track Athletes. The fun begins at 9:30am (EST).

Go Wildcats!!!


04/28/2021
Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 04/27/2021

Happy Derby week from your friends at KSB!

GameChangers donates 3k masks to Louisville School For the Blind 04/27/2021

GameChangers donates 3k masks to Louisville School For the Blind

GameChangers donates 3k masks to Louisville School For the Blind Students, teachers, and staff at the Kentucky school for the blind received new masks today.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 04/26/2021

So honored to have met Christopher 2X and his grand babies today ❤️❤️

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 04/26/2021

A big thanks to Christopher 2X Game Changers for their generous donation of 600 masks for our students today! We appreciate partnering with our community.

Christopher 2X Game Changers is a nonprofit organization that promotes early childhood education, parental involvement, mentoring, and community involvement to positively transform the lives of children and young people, end violence long term, and make communities safer in the Louisville area.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 04/23/2021

Snapshots around school.

04/23/2021

Congratulations to our Wildcat Students of the Week!!

Week of April 16:
🐾 Tyera B. (High School)
🐾 Peyton P. (Middle School)
🐾 Makenna H. (Elementary)

Week of April 23:
🐾 Joe M. . (High School)
🐾 John B. (Middle School)
🐾 Camilo G. (Elementary)

Congratulations to our Wildcat Students of the Week!!

Week of April 16:
🐾 Tyera B. (High School)
🐾 Peyton P. (Middle School)
🐾 Makenna H. (Elementary)

Week of April 23:
🐾 Joe M. . (High School)
🐾 John B. (Middle School)
🐾 Camilo G. (Elementary)

04/23/2021

The fire department was on campus for a routine inspection and took a minute to visit with a student who LOVES fire trucks! Thank you Station 21! You made his day! Louisville Division of Fire

The fire department was on campus for a routine inspection and took a minute to visit with a student who LOVES fire trucks! Thank you Station 21! You made his day! Louisville Division of Fire

Home - Kentucky School for the Blind 04/19/2021

Home - Kentucky School for the Blind

☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
KSB Summer School for all K-11 Kentucky students with a visual impairment or blindness is from June 7th – June 11th. Register your student today at www.ksb.kyschools.us

Home - Kentucky School for the Blind KSB) is excited to offer these Summer Enrichment Programs to Kentucky students who are blind or visually impaired throughout Kentucky:

[04/19/21]   ☀️ We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a Summer Enrichment program for KSB students. ☀️

June 14th-18th – Middle and High School Students

June 21st-25th – Elementary Students

Registration is required. Program details will be shared with families after registration is complete.

Sign up fast! The deadline for summer enrichment registration is May 21st by midnight.

Registration Link: Registration
Registration forms can also be found at www.ksb.kyschools.us

For more information contact: Kyrstin Price at [email protected]

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 04/16/2021

Snapshots around school!

04/13/2021

Congratulations to our Elementary Student of the Week for April 9 Bradley W!

Congratulations to our Elementary Student of the Week for April 9 Bradley W!

04/09/2021

Please join us in welcoming Jessica Turpin to the KSB family! Jessica is our new Paraprofessional. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2020 with an associate's degree. Her favorite part of being a paraprofessional is hanging out with the kids. She lives in Louisville, KY with her parents and six of her nine siblings. She has three brothers at KSB.

Please join us in welcoming Jessica Turpin to the KSB family! Jessica is our new Paraprofessional. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2020 with an associate's degree. Her favorite part of being a paraprofessional is hanging out with the kids. She lives in Louisville, KY with her parents and six of her nine siblings. She has three brothers at KSB.

04/08/2021

Please join us in welcoming Stacy Cox to the KSB family!
Stacy is our new orientation and mobility specialist. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2011 with a degree in teaching the visually impaired and again in 2013 with a degree in O&M. Her favorite part of teaching O&M is watching the students achieve independence and accomplish new goals daily! Originally from Indiana, Stacy is moving back after a bout in Louisiana and is so excited to be close to family and looking forward to enjoying all four seasons again! Her favorite activities are bowling, Crossfit, being outside, and spending time with family. She is looking forward to being here and getting to know everyone!

Please join us in welcoming Stacy Cox to the KSB family!
Stacy is our new orientation and mobility specialist. She graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2011 with a degree in teaching the visually impaired and again in 2013 with a degree in O&M. Her favorite part of teaching O&M is watching the students achieve independence and accomplish new goals daily! Originally from Indiana, Stacy is moving back after a bout in Louisiana and is so excited to be close to family and looking forward to enjoying all four seasons again! Her favorite activities are bowling, Crossfit, being outside, and spending time with family. She is looking forward to being here and getting to know everyone!

04/07/2021

We want to welcome our new staff member, Kevin McCormack!

Kevin is the new statewide O&M/AT consultant. He got his O&M certificate from Stephen F. Austin State University in east Texas in 2005. He then worked at the Arkansas School for the Blind for 10 years and then got a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Global Inclusion and Social Development. He has taught O&M in Puerto Rico and Lebanon and is the past-chair of AER’s Global Issues division. His wife is from Louisville and they have 7- and 10-year-old boys. He also enjoys playing drums whenever he can.

We want to welcome our new staff member, Kevin McCormack!

Kevin is the new statewide O&M/AT consultant. He got his O&M certificate from Stephen F. Austin State University in east Texas in 2005. He then worked at the Arkansas School for the Blind for 10 years and then got a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Boston in Global Inclusion and Social Development. He has taught O&M in Puerto Rico and Lebanon and is the past-chair of AER’s Global Issues division. His wife is from Louisville and they have 7- and 10-year-old boys. He also enjoys playing drums whenever he can.

04/07/2021

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of March 26!

• Lex F. (High School)
• Wyatt W. (Middle School)
• Nicholas F. (Elementary)

Congratulations to our Students of the Week for the week of March 26!

• Lex F. (High School)
• Wyatt W. (Middle School)
• Nicholas F. (Elementary)

KDE needs to hear your voice: Public registration now open for the 2021 Commissioners Listening Tour | Kentucky Teacher 03/29/2021

KDE needs to hear your voice: Public registration now open for the 2021 Commissioners Listening Tour | Kentucky Teacher

The Kentucky Department of Education needs to hear your voice 🗣️: Public registration is now open for the 2021 Commissioners Listening Tour. In order to participate, you must register for at least one of the sessions.
“We are now less than a month away and I hope to see hundreds of stakeholders engaged in these virtual meetings,” said Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass. “I am looking forward to the rich dialogue that will help inform our continuous improvement efforts.”
Additional information + registration link ⤵
#KyEd #TeamKDE #TeamKentucky
The linked story includes a graphic that reads time to register. Commissioner's Listening Tour: Hearing Kentucky's Voices on Education. Virtual meeting. The graphic also includes a photo of Education Commissioner Jason E. Glass.

KDE needs to hear your voice: Public registration now open for the 2021 Commissioners Listening Tour | Kentucky Teacher News KDE needs to hear your voice: Public registration now open for the 2021 Commissioners Listening Tour By Staff - March 16, 2021 0 427 tweet The Kentucky Department of Education opened its registration website March 16 for Commissioner of Education and Chief Learner Jason E. Glass’ virtual list...

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 03/26/2021

Central students got the opportunity to work on their daily living skills today. They made a breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits, bacon, chocolate chip pancakes, and fruit salad. Each student made a different component of the meal to share potluck style. It was a delicious way to head into spring break.

Photos from Kentucky School for the Blind's post 03/26/2021

KSB students were on the hunt today for Easter eggs! We hope everyone has a wonderful spring break and a Happy Easter!

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