VSDB is excited to announce that it is in the national media again! Several months ago, the Executive Producer, Roberta Oster, from VPM (PBS), who heard about VSDB and the unique programs and services it provides to students and families throughout Virginia, contacted VSDB with the request to come to VSDB to film and interview students and staff for a mini-documentary. The VPM crew came out for a day and were so impressed that they asked to return for another day in order to interview and film more, with the goal of expanding the mini-documentary. We are VSDB PROUD of the opportunity to be highlighted by PBS! Please see the listing of all of the links below that will give you access to view the 1) PBS online article, 2) the mini video documentary on VSDB preparing students for life, and 3) the in-depth video interview of one student's off-campuswork-study placement. The Executive Producer, Roberta Oster, would love to hear from you regarding these productions! As a community-focused entity, PBS welcomes community input. Roberta's email is: [email protected] 1) VPM article: https://www.vpm.org/news/2024-03-07/virginia-school-for-the-deaf-and-blind-staunton-preparing-students  Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind prepares students to live independently The Staunton school teaches everything from job skills to independent living. www.vpm.org 2) VPM mini-documentary: https://www.vpm.org/2024-03-07/building-life-skills-for-deaf-and-blind-students  Building life skills for deaf and blind students Virginia’s School for the Deaf and the Blind has been providing a community for students for nearly two centuries. Meet the teachers and teens who make this community unique. www.vpm.org 3) In-depth interview- off-campus work-study experience https://www.vpm.org/2024-03-07/independent-living-skills-for-deaf-and-blind-students  Independent living skills for deaf and blind students A school for deaf and blind students takes extra steps to prepare their pupils for life after graduation. www.vpm.org
18 days ago, Julie Saum
Our residential students had a St. Patrick's Day party on Monday. They played the game "junk in the trunk" and had to try to shake things out of a tissue box wrapped around their waist. They had so much fun!!
27 days ago, Julie Saum
student dancing and trying  to shake balls out of a tissue box tied around her waist
students dancing and trying  to shake balls out of tissue boxes tied around their waists
students dancing and trying  to shake balls out of tissue boxes tied around their waists
students dancing and trying  to shake balls out of tissue boxes tied around their waists
two male students shaking balls out of tissue boxes tied around their waists
We are HOPPING with EGGcitement about our beeping egg hunt on Saturday!! If you would like to attend, please register ASAP at https://forms.gle/xKqxbhZqifZhFkRAA. We have a few more spots available! We have such a fun day planned and don't want anyBUNNY to miss out on the EGGStremely good time!
about 1 month ago, VSDB
flyer with blue background. decorated easter eggs hanging fron strings border the top. two white bunny sihouettes and multiple decorated eggs line the bottom. text on the flyer rwads "beeping egg hunt for students with visual impairments. Saturday, March 23 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind 100 New Hope Rd Staunton, Va (wheelchair accessible)"
VSDB is celebrating Kindness Week this week. We're having fun with themed spirit days to reinforce our focal points for this week. Yesterday was our introduction to Kindness Week, "Hats Off to Kindness!" and we started the day by cheering the students into the building and flooding them with kindness. Today is "Round Up Kindness" and we will be explaining our community give-back challenge for this year, which is the Verona Food Pantry. Wednesday's theme is "Kindness is My Superpower" and we are going to take our kindness superpowers and spread it to all departments around our campus. On Thursday, we are focusing on self-care and wellness with our theme of "Peace, Love, and Kindness." Friday, we will close out the week knowing we are "Crazy About Kindness"!
about 1 month ago, VSDB
kindness week flyer. multicolored paint splotches in the background. Monday 3/18 Hats Off to Kindness (images of hats), Tuesday 3/19 Round Up Kindness (pictures od western wear), Wednesday 3/20 Kindenss is My Superpower (silhouettes of male and female superhero), Thursday 3/21 Peace, Love, and Kindness (images of tie  dye), Friday 3/22 Crazy About Kindness (images of crazy hair and crazy socks)
Don't forget, it's time to "spring forward" overnight tonight! Set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed tonight. (And don't forget your coffee maker's clock if you have that auto-set for the mornings!)
about 1 month ago, VSDB
teal and cream background with oblong shapes in the corners. text circles an analog clock. text reads “reminder, the clocks spring forward tonight"
📚🥞 Established in 1989, National School Breakfast Week is more than just a celebration—it's a commitment to the success of our students. From March 4-8, let's come together to recognize the profound impact of a healthy breakfast on academic achievement. By fueling our children's bodies and minds, we empower them to reach their full potential. Join us in promoting the importance of starting the day right. #NSBW24 #SurfsUpWithSchoolBreakfast #BreakfastWeek #VSDBproud #GrowDoBecome
about 1 month ago, VSDB
yellow background with images of breakfast items  around the edges. text says: let's build a healthy school breakfast with these nutritious foods: 1 cup fruit, 1 cup fat-free or 1% milk, whole grains
VSDB is excited to announce that it is in the national media again! Several months ago, the Executive Producer, Roberta Oster, from VPM (PBS), who heard about VSDB and the unique programs and services it provides to students and families throughout Virginia, contacted VSDB with the request to come to VSDB to film and interview students and staff for a mini-documentary. The VPM crew came out for a day and were so impressed that they asked to return for another day in order to interview and film more, with the goal of expanding the mini-documentary. Part 1 of the documentary airs tonight, Thursday, at 8:00pm. Part 2 is a print story with video interviews on the VPM website. Please use the link below to see the story that will air tonight, Thursday, at 8:00pm on VPM (PBS) Focal Point. https://www.vpm.org/vpm-tv-schedule Link to print story: https://www.vpm.org/news/2024-03-07/virginia-school-for-the-deaf-and-blind-staunton-preparing-students Link to Part 2 with video interview. https://www.vpm.org/watch/focal-point
about 1 month ago, VSDB
🥞🏄‍♂️ Dive in and make a splash during National School Breakfast Week from March 4-8! Let's come together to ensure that every child has access to a healthy breakfast at school. By prioritizing nutrition, we can set our students up for success in the classroom and beyond. Let's build a community where every child can thrive. #NSBW24 #SurfsUpWithSchoolBreakfast #BreakfastWeek #VSDBproud #GrowDoBecome
about 1 month ago, VSDB
blue background with hawaiian themed images around the edges. text reads: parents did you know your child can ride the wave of success with healty breakfast options at school? established in 1989, National School Breakfast Week (NSDB) celebrates how school breakfasts can set up students for daily success. By observing this special week every year, we're encouraging all k-12 schools to recognize the importance of a healthy start to the day with breakfast to fuel children's academic success.
📣Attention VSDB families! 📣 You are invited to join the VSDB Family Network! Whether you are near or far, we hope you will join us on April 4 at 8:15 am to meet other families and get to know one another! You are welcome to join us in person or on Zoom. If you plan to join us on Zoom, please register at bit.ly/VSDB_Family_Network . Please reach out to Julie Saum, Family Engagement Specialist, at 540-324-8316 if you have any questions.
about 1 month ago, Julie Saum
bright pastel colored scribbles/doodles in the top left and bottom right corners. text reads VSDB family Network. Join us at our first meeting! Thursday, April 4 8:15 am - 10:00 am. VSDB Student Center 97 New Hope Rd. Or register to join us on zoom. questions? contact Julie Saum at 540-324-8316"
#WorkStudyWednesday - Lydia participated in a work experience at Tru Hotel in Staunton where she worked in housekeeping and learned a variety of tasks related to a housekeeping job. Here, she is pictured cleaning exercise equipment, folding towels,
about 1 month ago, VSDB
Lydia pauses folding towels to smile for a photo
Lydia folding towels in the hotel laundry room
Lydia vacuuming a hallway in the hotel
Lydia cleaning an exercise bench in a workout room
🌞🥐 Rise and shine! National School Breakfast Week is a time to shine a spotlight on the critical role of breakfast in supporting student learning and development. From March 4-8, let's spread awareness about the benefits of a balanced breakfast at school. Every child deserves a nutritious start to their day. Join us in advocating for healthy breakfast options for all. #NSBW24 #SurfsUpWithSchoolBreakfast #BreakfastWeek #VSDBproud #GrowDoBecome
about 1 month ago, VSDB
pink background with hawaiian themed images along the border. text reads: parents did you know? children who eat breakfast are more likely to... attain higher levels of achievement in subjects such as reading and math; achieve higher scores on standardized tests, maintina a healthy weight, exhibit improved concentration, alertness, comprehension, and memeory; have reduce abseentism and tardies; improve their classroom behavior
🌊🍳 Embrace the spirit of success as we ride the wave of National School Breakfast Week from March 4-8! Let’s set up children for academic triumph by ensuring they start their day with a nutritious breakfast together! Join us in celebrating the importance of a healthy morning meal. #NSBW24 #SurfsUpWithSchoolBreakfast #BreakfastWeek #VSDBproud #GrowDoBecome
about 1 month ago, VSDB
pink background with hawaiian themed graphics. monstera leaves, pineapples, lemons, and hibiscus flowers. there is also an image of a piece of toast with an egg and slices of avocado. a surfboard in the middle has overlaid text that says "surf's up". the text continues under the surfboard "with school breakfast. March 4-8, 2024 #NSBW24" a green text box says "dive deeper at schoolnutrition.org/nsbw
As our Goalball team continues their successful season so far, let's take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey of the VSDB Boys' and Girls' Basketball season. Both teams have demonstrated incredible growth and determination throughout, and we're proud to celebrate their efforts and achievements. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the entire VSDB community for their unwavering support. Thank you for investing your time and for coming to support the games! Your dedication truly makes a difference! #GOVSDB #VSDBProud 💙❤️🏀
about 2 months ago, VSDB
Basketball season recap flyer, dark blue background with red splotch and basketball on the right and blue sloptch and basketball on the left. Flyer reads" 23-24 Girls' and Boys' basketball Season Recap".  Action shots of students playing basketball in the center; students are Korbin Smith and Kiryn Brackett.
Dark blue backgorund flyer of both the girls and boys basketball team photos.  Girls' team photo on the top left, top right the Defenders Mascot, bottom left a red splotch with a basketball and bottom right the Boys' basketball team photo.
Girls' season hightlights; Top center photo, the whole girls team seated on blue bleachers at the ESDAA Girls basketball tournament in Delware and thw whole team is posing with silly faces. Bottom left photo is zoomed in on student Kayla Simmons at the ESDAA Girls tournament after winning MVP medal. Bottom right photo is zoomed out to fit all 8 teams in a group photo that attended the ESDAA Girls tournament in Delaware.
Boys' Basketball season highlights; dark blue background with red splotches in the top left and bottom right corner. Top middle photo,  a snapshot of the completed bracket from the ESDAA Boys basketball tournment, blurb reads "ESDAA Tournament end of weekend bracket". Bottom Left photo is a  celebratory photo after a game of the VSDB boys team huddled together hugging, jumping and celebrating. Bottom right photo is zoomed in on the VSDB boys team during a game time out huddle.
Last photo; dark blue background with blue splotches on the top left and bottom right corner. Flyer reads "Thank you for supporting our teams !!"
#WorkStudyWednesday - Jacob participated in an unpaid work experience at NuBeginnings Farm Store where he learned a variety of job duties. Here, Jacob is pictured making sandwiches, slicing vegetables, and making cookies.
about 2 months ago, VSDB
Jacob taking cookies off of a baking sheet
Jacob slicing onions and red peppers
Jacob assembling sandwiches
Jacob slicing onions
Jacob putting a completed sandwich that has been cut in half into a sandwich container
Help us wish our Goalball teams "good luck" as they travel today to take on GMS and SCSDB. Let's go VSDB! We'll be cheering you on from Virginia!
about 2 months ago, VSDB
black background with the shadow of a goalball tearing through the middle of the page. blue text at the top left says Match Day! VSDB at GMS and SCSDB. VSDB defenders mascot in the top right corner. GMS and SCSDB logos in the bottom left corner
Check out new items available in the school store! Beanies are $10 each and are available in gray, red, navy, dark green, and orange. Mugs are $8 each. The zip-up hoodies are $27 each. The school store is open every Wednesday at 3:15 pm.
about 2 months ago, VSDB
flyer with multicolored shapes in the corners. black bold text says "VSDB Beanies now at the school store"  pictures od beanies with VSDB on the front. beanie colors shown: grey, red, navy, dark green, and orange. $10 each
flyer with a blue watercolor background. text says "New coffee mugs, $8 each. Available at the VSDB School Store every Wednesday after school
flyer with white brick background. text reads "new defenders zip-up. $27 each. Wednesday 3:15 pm cash or check. No Holds. Sizes: small-3x" picture of the dark gray zip up hoodie. back has a large hollow capital D with Defenders written inside the D and VSDB written underneath
VSDB Outreach and Family Engagement are excited to bring you a Beeping Egg Hunt on our beautiful campus on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. We will use spaces that are wheelchair accessible and will have activities for kids of all ages. We will have beeping eggs, crafts, activities, treats, candy, and prizes! Don't miss out on a great time! Register at https://forms.gle/xKqxbhZqifZhFkRAA before March 8 to ensure we have enough goodies for everyone to enjoy!
about 2 months ago, VSDB
flyer. blue sky background with two clouds. decorated easter eggs hang from strings from the top of the image. a cluster of decorated easter eggs lines the bottom. two white silhouettes of bunnies are on the sides. one has text that says "all ages welcome!" and the other has text that says "candy, prizes, and activities!" full flyer text reads: beeping egg hunt for students with visual impairments. saturday march 23 10 am - 12 pm. the virginia school for the deaf and the blind 100 new hope rd. staunton, va 24401 (wheelchair accessible) please register here by March 8, 2024. sponsored by VSDB outreach and family engagement. QR code.
One of our residential halls took a trip to the Explore More Discovery Museum yesterday evening and the students had a blast! #VSDBproud #GrowDoBecome
about 2 months ago, VSDB
male student in the children's museum. He is loading green plastic balls on a  mini escalator leading to a tube
male student loading green plastic balls into a clear tube leading towards the ceiling
male student milking a pretend cow
male student working on the "engine" in a pretend car
male student sitting in the driver's seat of an ambulance at the children's museum
#WorkStudyWednesday - Lucy participated in an unpaid work experience at Tru Hotel in Statunon, where she learned many aspects of the housekeeping duties. She really enjoyed this work and took pride in a job well done!
about 2 months ago, VSDB
female student vacuuming a hallway in the hotel
female student vacuuming a hallway in the hotel
female student stacking folded towels in a laundry cart
female student folding a towel on a table in a hotel laundry room
We're ready to take on WVSDB and GMS today at home, beginning at 2:00 pm! -Game 1 @ 1:45pm- Girls- GM vs. VA -Game 2 @ 2:15pm- Boys- GM vs. VA -Game 3 @ 2:45pm- Girls- GM vs. WV -Game 4 @ 3:15pm- Boys- GM vs. WV -Game 5 @ 3:45pm- Girls- WV vs. VA -Game 6 @ 4:15pm- Boys- WV vs. VA The games will be live streamed on our Youtube page @ Youtube.come/thevsdb/live. #GOVSDB #VSDBproud
about 2 months ago, VSDB
black background with the shadow of a goalball tearing through the middle of the page. blue text at the top lets says Match Day! VSDB vs WVSDB and GMS. VSDB defenders mascot in the top right corner. GMS and WVSDB logos in the bottom left corner