School for the Blind

Welcome to the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, School for the Blind


In the short video above, Principal Jamie Lugo introduces the program goals and objectives for staff and students in the School for the Blind.

Principal Jamie Lugo
Administrative Assistant Kathy Bristol


October 4, 2017, 5:00 – 6:30 pm – Accountability Meeting – on campus (Parents welcome)

October 5, 2017, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Resource Fair – off campus (10th – 12th grade students)

October 9, 2017 – NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

October 12, 2017 – CSDB Board of Trustees Meeting – on campus

October 13, 2017, 12:00 – 1:30 pm – White Cane Day celebration – Acacia Park (Families welcome)

October 16 – 20 – Homecoming Week

October 16 – Wear yellow, pink and blue for “Celebration of Hope” Day

October 17 – “Twin Day” – dress alike with someone

October 18 – “Backwards Day” – wear your clothes backwards

October 19 – “Sports Day” – wear the logo of your favorite team

October 20 – “School Spirit Day” – wear red, white and black

October 18 – Do You Dream in Color – Stargazers Theatre (time tba)

October 21 – Homecoming Games and Dance

8:30 am – Goalball vs. New Mexico School for the Blind/Visually Impaired (free admission)

8:30 am – Resource Fair for Blind/Visually Impaired

1:00 pm – Volleyball vs. Antonito ($7.00 adults, $5.00 students, free to CSDB students with ID)

3:00 pm – Football vs. Antonito ($7.00 adults, $5.00 students, free to CSDB students with ID)

To attend both Volleyball and Football games – $10.00 adults, $7.00 students

3:00 pm – Resource Fair for Deaf/Hard of Hearing



Music

Music at CSDB

The Music Program is starting out the school year strong with the following updates:

 

Bulldog Band:

The Bulldog band at practice.

The Bulldog Band at practice.

The Bulldog Band is prepping for the White Cane Day Rally on October 13th in Acacia Park. We have added a violinist to our band this year and we hope to present three new songs along with our Bulldog Band classics, including our original song “My White Cane.”

 

Beginning Band

A young man practices on the drums.

A young man practices on the drums.

Our students in the beginning band are working hard on Winter program selections. We are also focusing on music literacy skills using the print musical notation and Music Braille.

 

The FCEE Class-School for the Blind

The FCEE Classes are preparing to take a trip to the symphony in October. We are also using music time to help reinforce “All About Me” concepts in their classrooms. For example, music is used to help students remember their birthday dates and years.   Students are working with the Quaver Curriculum on musical concepts

 

The FCEE Class-School for the Deaf

Students in the second grade are working on whole notes, half notes and quarter notes. We also learned vocabulary such as “improvise” and “ostinato.”  Students are working with the Quaver Curriculum on musical concepts

Students practicing with handbells.

Students practicing with handbells.

The Upper Elementary

The Upper Elementary classes are practicing for a performance at the White Cane Day event on Oct 13th. We are excited that they will be singing a song in two party harmony for the community. We are working on tall vowels with good breath support to support their tone quality.  We have learned a lot about singing this past quarter.

 

The above videos show students learning to stay on topic, listen, and take turns in a conversation. Both videos are described for the benefit of people who are blind or visually impaired and captioned for the benefit of people who are deaf or hard of hearing.