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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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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