A Special “Thank You”

VSDB sends out a special "thank you" to the employees of BB&T who volunteered their time in support of the VSDB  Educational Urban Farm.  In addition to providing  the manpower, BB&T also provided funding to purchase the needed materials for new raised beds.  Volunteers spent the day filling the raised beds with compost and cardboard using the 'lasagna gardening' method, [...]
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Crash Course with the VI Consortium: UEB Technical Review

Presenter:  Kim Avila, PhD, COMS Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. This two-part webinar will provide participants with an overview of UEB technical concepts.  Topics will include formatting, grade one indicator use, and transcription of basic to advanced mathematics.  Resources for UEB technical material transcription will be shared.  Participants should have a strong foundation […]

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New VSDB Greenhouse

As one of two  USDA grant recipients in Virginia, VSDB has added additional greenhouse space to CROPS, its farm and horticulture program.  With the largest farm-to-school program in the Commonwealth, VSDB students enjoy both horticulture and agriculture work experiences as part of VSDB’s ACHIEVE workforce program as well as learning about the importance of a healthier lifestyle.  

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Milestone for graduate following health battles

(WVIR) – It was a very special night for the Charlottesville High School class of 2019, especially for one graduate who beat all the odds. Raquel Monroe crossed the stage at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday, June 6, to get her degree, and it’s a huge milestone for her and her family. “I just didn’t want to give up is […]

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Newly Renovated Gym: television coverage

Read or watch the story from NBC29 about VSDB's new and improved, ADA-compliant gym featuring a climbing wall: https://www.nbc29.com/story/40467206/virginia-school-for-the-deaf-and-the-blind-hosts-grand-opening-of-newly-renovated-gym
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Lessons in Real Life: Local Newspaper Covers VSDB

The Staunton News Leader published this story on VSDB’s Independent Living program, the only one of its kind in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is challenging and fosters independence in the students; the students say it’s fun, too. Read the story, originally published April 18, 2019.

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LEAD Mongolia Visits VSDB

Leaders Advancing Democracy (LEAD) Mongolia is a program that has driven remarkable change in Mongolia. LEAD fellows, the country’s most promising leaders, visit the U.S. as part of their leadership training and skills. Recently a group of LEAD fellows visited Staunton and the VSDB campus. Read all about it on the World Learning medium.com website.

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VSDB’s Tishawn Manning eclipses 1,000-point plateau

Senior Tishawn Manning has been a basketball standout with the VSDB Cardinals since middle school. He is one of only 14 VSDB players in almost 100 years — since the basketball program started in 1921 — to have reached the 1,000 point mark. Read what our local newspaper, The Staunton News Leader, has reported about his impressive achievements: https://amp.newsleader.com/amp/3087590002
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