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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.

Graduation Day

posted May 10, 2015, 11:10 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated May 14, 2015, 6:38 AM ]

KSSB will host a formal graduation (for first-time graduates) and exit ceremony (for those leaving our transition program) on Thursday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m. in our gymnasium.  Family of the graduates/exiters are welcome to attend a luncheon at 11:30 before the ceremony.  Robbie Makinen, Area Transportation Authority (ATA)  chairman, will be our speaker.


Spring Concert

posted Apr 16, 2015, 9:22 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 7:56 PM ]

KSSB's Spring Concert was held last Friday with the theme of "All About the Blind".  More than 75 family members and guests filled our gymnasium to enjoy the musical talents of our students, led by our music therapist, Jenny Karnes.  More pictures will be available via our Facebook page.  

Summer School Update

posted Mar 16, 2015, 6:39 AM by Jon Harding   [ updated May 8, 2015, 10:06 PM ]

Letters to parents of students attending our Summer Programs have been sent via mail.  Letters to staff working our Summer School programs have been sent.  We will host a meeting May 27th on our campus for ESY staff.  

Regional Braille Challenge competition

posted Feb 12, 2015, 1:35 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 8:09 PM ]

A very successful 2015 Regional Braille Challenge was hosted at KSSB on February 12th.  Visit our Facebook page for more photos!

Family Engagement with KPIRC

posted Jan 12, 2015, 6:54 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 8:10 PM ]

Jane Groff with KPIRC promoting family engagement strategies with KSSB staff.

Pool renovations complete

posted Sep 23, 2014, 9:27 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 8:10 PM ]

KSSB's pool was closed temporarily for repairs but has now reopened (to the delight of our students).  A refurbished deck and new cover will extend the life of the pool and allow students to learn swimming skills and enjoy water exercise on a weekly basis.

Gifted program from Shawnee Mission visits KSSB

posted Sep 12, 2014, 8:17 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 8:11 PM ]

Students enrolled in Shawnee Mission Schools gifted program visited KSSB and had an opportunity to engage in hands-on, experiential activities to increase their awareness and understanding of Visual Impairments.  

Cafeteria in Bloom

posted Aug 26, 2014, 8:25 PM by Jon Harding   [ updated Feb 28, 2015, 8:11 PM ]

KSSB is able to brighten our cafeteria and campus with fresh flowers thanks to the generosity of a local Price Chopper floral department.  We're grateful and appreciative of this gift, as it provides our students an opportunity to cut, arrange, and deliver flowers here on campus.  

Head Start on KSSB's campus

posted Aug 18, 2014, 9:14 PM by Jon Harding

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.  

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