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NEW! Online Self-Paced Tutorials from Perkins for Individuals   Working with Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired VSDB Outreach Services has purchased access to six more online, self-paced tutorials (90 minutes to 10 weeks), and is making four of them available this semester free of charge to professionals in Virginia who want to learn more about working with children […]

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Science Day!

Join us for a day of fun and learning – Science Day!  Sponsored by VSDB Outreach Services When?    Saturday, November 9, 2019,  9:30am – 2:30pm Who?       For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing from any school in Virginia.  Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group. What?      A day of fun science […]

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VSDB Hosts State VIPs

Last week, the Secretary of Education Atif Qarni and the VDOE Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Services Dr. Sam Hollins visited VSDB along with members of VSDB’s Board of Visitors. They toured the school buildings, and visited several classrooms across campus. At the end of the day, students and staff gathered in the chapel for a brief word […]

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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 […]

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VSDB Urban Farm Harvest

As students return to school, VSDB’s Urban Farm is in full swing! Emily Row worked through the summer, ensuring the students had a bounty of crops waiting for them to nurture and harvest. These beautiful herbs and veggies will be sold in VSDB’s weekly Farmer’s Market to students and staff, or will make their way to the cafeteria to make […]

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VSDB Welcomes 3-D Printer Lab

As a leader in accessibility for all students, VSDB moves forward with innovative technology with the establishment of a 3-D printer lab. Funding for the project is provided through the Virginia Department of Education. In preparation for the 2019-2020 school year, teachers spent professional development days assembling and learning the operations of the 3-D printers that will be utilized to […]

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*2019 Outstanding Teacher for the Visually Impaired with Multiple Disabilities*

VSDB is proud to announce that Julie Conner has been selected as the *2019 Outstanding Teacher for the Visually Impaired with Multiple Disabilities* by the national Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB). For this award, candidates are nominated by principals from schools across the United States in various categories and a review committee then selects the candidate. VSDB is […]

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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, [...]
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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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