KSSB is a catalyst and leader in the development of exemplary programs and practices in vision services in Kansas. We build local capacity throughout the state via strategic partnerships to ensure learners with visual impairments are able to assume responsible roles in society
and lead fulfilling lives.
"Unleashing the Power of Independence"
featured in KC Star's "JoCo 913"
Lions Club International Foundation recently provided a
grant to support low vision services through KSSB
Glory, a certified therapy dog, visited KSSB last week and was a very popular attraction with students and staff alike. Glory will be making return visits approximately once a month and is owned by a teacher and vision professional who works in our school frequently. Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is visually impaired, to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people. Therapy dogs are not service dogs.
August 18th was our first day of school and it was fantastic to see students back on campus. There's always a little confusion on the first day as students sort out their schedules, locate their lockers, and reconnect with friends but our students were welcomed back by staff and began a new chapter in their educational journey. A reminder that all buses are using 12th street for drop off and pick up this year. Taxis, cars, vans, and SUVs are welcome to use our circle drive, but must use the blue loading zone to drop off and pick up students.
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools was awarded a five-year Head Start grant this past summer. KSSB is pleased to partner with District 500 by welcoming two Head Start classrooms into our school community. We anticipate approximately 35 students will be participating in the program as part of two full-day classrooms. Head Start staff and students began on August 12th, and are just beginning to settle in. Students share in the use of our facilities (gym, track, wrestling room, cafeteria, etc.) and we believe this shared venture will present valuable learning opportunities for both KSSB and Head Start students. The presence of so many bright, energetic three and four year old students will bring additional vitality to our campus.
KSSB's 2014-2015 calendar is available in pdf format below.
KSSB’s Extended School Year (ESY) program was hosted on our campus for three weeks, from June 9th through June 27th. Fifty-seven students participated in activities designed to promote both academic and social achievement. The Expanded Core Curriculum is an essential part of our summer program for students. Not familiar with the Expanded Core Curriculum? Learn more here:
Alumni weekend will be held from May 29th-June 1st on KSSB's campus. We are excited to host former students once again on our campus. We anticipate a packed weekend of fun events, highlighted by an outdoor picnic (weather permitting). The Friday-Sunday agenda is attached below. Please note Saturday's picnic has been moved and will now be hosted on KSSB's campus.
Our students were recognized for their talents and accomplishments in PE, reading, financial literacy, Job Olympics, athletics, forensics, braille, and other endeavors. We are proud of our students' success and hard work. Congratulations to all!
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