Conducting Learning Media Assessments

VA Dept. of Education and VSDB Outreach Services present a live training, Conducting Learning Media Assessments:  The Essential Groundwork for All Learning for students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities Presenter:  Tom Miller, M.S. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 9:00 – 4:00 VA Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Richmond, VA Please register for this training at: https://goo.gl/forms/ebifwHC3nHH7GMox1 [...]
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

See the Play at Barter Theatre, Abingdon Virginia Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:00 am – 2:30 pm A theater event for students grade 1 through 12, co-hosted by Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Virginia Hands & Voices,  Virginia Association of Parents of Students with Visual Impairments, and VSDB Outreach Services.  Who can participate:  Students grades 1 through 12 who are [...]
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Join us for a family event! Science Museum of Virginia

Co-sponsored by Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired and VSDB Outreach Services, with support from the VA Project for Children and Young Adults with Deaf-Blindness and VA Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairment  When?                Saturday, October 27, 2018,  9:45 am – 2:00pm Who?                   For students ages 5 – 18 who are deaf/hard of hearing and/or blind/visually [...]
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Improving Academic Success in Writing and Mathematics

VSDB Outreach Services presents Improving Academic Success in Writing and Mathematics of Students Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing   Presenters:  Theresa Johnson, Dawn Kidd and Michelle Halversen, Texas School for the Deaf (trained trainers of the DeafTEC Project, National Technical Institute for the Deaf) Fri, Oct. 5, 1:00 – 4:30 and Sat, Oct. 6, 8:30 – 3:30, 2018 Virginia [...]
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VSDB Receives $76,240 for Urban Farm Program

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) was one of two Virginia recipients to receive the USDA Farm-to-School Expansion Grant to fund an expansion of the VSDB Educational Urban Farm Program. The USDA Farm-to-School grants provide funding to increase the amount of local foods served to students and develop capacity for schools and farms to participate in [...]
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Make Your Own Condiments Workshop

A Program of the VSDB Educational Urban Farm Making your own condiments is easy, cost effective, and fun. Join the farm staff at the VSDB Educational Urban Farm  to learn how to make your own condiments from veggies you grow or buy.  Additionally, we will talk about the hidden ingredients in the condiments that are commonly bought and the nutritional/health differences between […]

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VSDB among 2018 Farm to School Grant Recipients

Announcement from the USDA Office of Community Food Systems The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced $5.2 million in grants that will support local food in child nutrition programs in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam: “The Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) congratulates all of the 2018 Farm to School Grant recipients! USDA’s Farm to School Grants fund school districts, […]

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Mobile Dairy Classroom Visits VSDB

The Mobile Dairy Classroom visited VSDB on May 2nd.  Students learned about all of the nutritional benefits of milk and how milk gets from a cow to their tummies.  Students asked a lot of great questions and got to see a milking machine in action with special guest Ellie Mae.  A big thank you goes out to VSDB’s Food Service […]

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Kudos, VSDB Track Team!

Six VSDB students win medals Congratulations to the VSDB track team for successful wins in the  Eastern Athletic Association for the Blind (EAAB)  tournament at Maryland School for the Blind this weekend! Both the girls’ and boys’ teams placed 4th in the overall team totals. Each VSDB athlete contributed to the winning performances by placing in one of their events, resulting […]

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New Team Members in Urban Farm Partnership

VSDB Welcomes New Faces from Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) For their year of Phase II service work, AMI Fellows Sophia Hutnik and Stephen Rodriguez are working as Farm and Education Assistants at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind’s Urban Farm. During this time, they are helping to grow food for the VSDB cafeteria and to provide garden […]

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