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posted Aug 30, 2015, 5:46 PM by Jon Harding

Check out our newsletter under the "Eagle Update" on the sidebar.  The newsletter shares the latest KSSB news, information, and happenings.  

Front Gate closure

posted Aug 23, 2015, 11:35 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated Aug 23, 2015, 11:38 AM ]

KSSB will have a new front entry on State Street soon, but not before construction crews tear out the old fencing and reconfigure the entryway.  While the repair work is being done, parents, guests, and campus visitors will be directed to the back gate of our campus, near 11th and Washington Streets.  Signs will direct traffic to this entry/exit.  We appreciate your patience as we improve our entry!

New workshops offered

posted Aug 5, 2015, 7:59 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Aug 10, 2015, 8:47 PM ]

"Designing and Modifying for the Regular Education Teacher and the Role of The Paraprofessional"

KSSB offered a new workshop in response to the needs of regular education teachers, special education teachers, and/or paraprofessionals who are working, for the first time, with a child who is Visually Impaired.  The workshops in the Lawrence, Wichita, and Salina locations were held the week of August 3rd, and registration spaces filled quickly. Districts, schools, and/or special education cooperatives interested in this or other workshops can contact KSSB's Outreach Director, Aundrayah Shermer, at ashermer@kssdb.org

Back to School Dates

posted Aug 3, 2015, 7:58 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 6:11 PM ]

We're thrilled to have students and parents returning to our school soon.  We hope everyone had a wonderful and safe summer. Please note the important upcoming dates below.  More details for some of the events are available as downloads.  
August 10th:        New staff orientation in the library (10:00 a.m.)
August 11th:         Staff inservices begin
August 12th:        Joint School for the Blind/School for the Deaf inservice @ KSD
August 13th:        Teacher Workday
August 16th:        Enrollment Day in KSSB gymnasium (1:00-4:00)
August 17th:        First day of classes for students

Summer School Pictures

posted Jun 17, 2015, 2:16 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Aug 3, 2015, 10:13 AM ]

KSSB hosted over 60 students this summer for our summer programs with a "Dare to Explore" theme.  We emphasize the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) for students with Visual Impairments in all of our programs.  You can see some of the fun we had at the following link:

Eagle Newsletter

posted Jun 4, 2015, 2:54 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 3:01 PM ]

Our latest newsletter is now available.  You can download it here:

Head Start update

posted Aug 18, 2014, 9:14 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Aug 4, 2015, 6:14 PM ]

Kansas City Kansas Public Schools was awarded a five-year Head Start grant in the summer of 2014.  KSSB is pleased to welcome back Head Start staff and students into our school community for the 2015-2016 school year.  This year, we anticipate hosting two, half-day classrooms.  Head Start classes will begin August 10th.  Students share in the use of our facilities (gym, track, wrestling room, cafeteria, etc.) and we believe this shared venture presents valuable learning opportunities for both KSSB and Head Start students.  The presence of so many bright, energetic three and four year old students brings additional vitality to our campus and opportunities for co-teaching and co-learning.   

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