Kudos, VSDB Track Team!

Six VSDB students with track medals

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 in 18 medals among the six students.

In addition, all athletes improved their overall scores compared to last year’s performance. Congratulations to the team and coaches for their dedication, hard work, and winning efforts! 

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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 education for VSDB students. AMI is an educational non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate healthy communities through food and education based in Staunton, VA.

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Amazement Square Children’s Museum


VA Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired and VSDB Outreach Services invite you to join us for a memorable learning experience at

Amazement Square Children’s Museum

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 – 3:00

Amazement Square has four floors and 9 galleries of hands-on, interactive, multidisciplinary exhibits. The museum’s exhibits and educational programs encourage all participants to explore the arts and humanities, culture, science, technology, and their interconnected relationships.

What? Students will meet with staff members of Amazement Square, DBVI, and VSDB Outreach Services for an educational art activity, then joined by other family members for a guided tour of the facility, lunch, and hands-on exploration!  (See http://www.amazementsquare.org/explore/  )

Who is invited?  Virginia students ages 8 – 18 who are deaf or hard of hearing, or with visual impairment, blindness, or deaf-blindness.  Each student may bring one sibling age 8-18 to participate in the initial art activity. Parent(s) are asked to then join us for a guided tour, lunch, and hands-on exploration of the museum!

The deadline for registration is May 7, 2018.  This activity is limited to the first 40 individuals registered (student plus family members). If accommodations other than interpreters are needed, please register as soon as possible to help ensure access.

We hope to see you there!

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