Jacob: A Very Special Child


Jacob was born in December of 2011. After a complicated pregnancy, the only thing we prayed for was a healthy baby. That did not end up being the case. Jacob had a seizure hours after birth. He was in the Neonatal intensive care unit for 3 weeks. After he was …  


Author Sheena McFeely presents to Deaf Middle School students in Kirk Auditorium.

Creative Powerhouse/Deaf Author Visit


Sheena McFeely visited FSDB on October 26, 2017 as the second Author Visit for the year.  Smiling and energetic, McFeely wove glimpses of her childhood into the visit to provide context for her many creative projects. Born Deaf in Hong Kong, to a Chinese mother and Irish father, McFeely was …  


FSDB Ms. Beckham performing in front of here class

Kristen Beckham is a reading teacher in the Blind Elementary-Middle School at FSDB.  On any given day, she assists student readers using laptops with magnification, screen readers such as Jaws, BrailleNotes, and thick white braille books.  Students might be working at tables or on the couch, moving around or sitting …  


FSDB Ms. Stein and student dress in Colonial attire.

BMS Students Experience Colonial Life


Last year, students in Edith Stein’s Blind Middle School Social Studies classes at FSDB experienced a “Taste of Rome” (ancient Rome) sampling raw foods and olive oil while listening to the first human melody found, dated to 1400 B.C. This year, students in Stein’s class travelled back in time to …  


FSDB Blind Department students visit Beach 105.5 radio station

Blind Students Featured On Radio Station


On September 29, 2017, five students from the FSDB Blind Department went to the local Beach 105.5 FM radio station to talk about White Cane Safety Day. Savannah, Luke, Dwayne, Jonathan, and Addison shared their experiences about orientation and mobility and why this annual national observance on October 15th is …