Blind elementary boy holds 2 books during Reading is Fun event.
Reading is Fun

During the week of May 15th, 2017, students from both departments attended the annual “Reading is Fun” (RIF) in their respective library. This event is funded through private donations each school year. As summarized by Joy Carriger, Blind Department Librarian/Media Specialist, RIF is a free book giveaway program designed to …  


FSDB sophomore Jackson Gilreath beaming with pride wearing his silver medal in the Class 1A Adaptive shot put

There is hardly an offseason at small schools. Many of the same students who play football or volleyball in the fall come inside during the wintertime and play basketball. Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind senior Megan Lockner may have been the best example of that. She was …  


Culinary Bowl team
Students Rock the Culinary Bowl

On April 28-30, 2017 the American School for the Deaf (ASD) hosted their 8th Annual Deaf Culinary Bowl competition. The event took place in the Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) Culinary Arts kitchen, located close to the ASD campus in Hartford Connecticut. Also competing besides FSDB and ASD – The …  


Student and tutor at desk reading
Tutoring Program Expansion in 16/17

Despite the best efforts of teachers and parents, every year there are students who fall behind in class, need help with homework, or extra preparation for the state tests. For many years FSDB has pooled grant and private funding into a campus tutoring program to assist students in these ways. …  


A performer dressed in a silver body suit and another student dressed in suspenders and spinning hat act on stage.
Kids Town Overrun with Pirates

On the afternoon of Wednesday May 17, 2017 a special event at FSDB called “Kids Town Live” took place for the third year. The event opened with a hula hoop jump course, rope limbo game, and lots of water play including a giant slick slide outside Gore Hall. But the …  


Middle School boy crushes grapes with his hands.

On May 5, 2017, as the culminating activity in a unit on ancient Rome, FSDB Blind Middle School Social Studies Instructor Edith “DD” Stein served students a “A Taste of Rome.” Students eagerly filed into the room to the strains of the first melody ever found, a Roman song called …  


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