VSDB Honors Fallen Military Personnel

Superintendent, Pat Trice was honored to represent VSDB with the Staunton-Augusta Lions Club in the laying of a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va on August 23, 2019.

The Lions Club is a service organization and although they help others in the community, they are mandated by their charter to serve the Deaf and the Blind.

Their mission is reflected in their motto,  “We Serve”.  The Staunton-Augusta Lions Club sponsors the VSDB Leo Club which provides students an opportunity to serve others.   The attached video, shows the laying of the wreath ceremony.  There is absolute quiet during the ceremony. The only words spoken are at the beginning are when the guard announces the start of the ceremony and instructs people that total silence is expected during  the ceremony and that at the appropriate time, people are to place their hand over their heart while the bugle plays taps.

Please enjoy this wonderful event!

 

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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, seeding tomatoes, radishes, and swiss chard, transplanting collards, kale, and holy basil and weeding.  BB&T is a valued community partner and VSDB appreciates their support in providing the best in educational programming for its students!

Employees of BB&T who volunteered their time in support of the VSDB Educational Urban Farm.
Employees of BB&T who volunteered their time in support of the VSDB Educational Urban Farm.
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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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