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


What’s Happening?

APRIL

April 4 Accountability Meeting 5:00 pm, on campus

April 11 Southern Region TVI meeting 12:30 pm, on campus

April 12 CSDB Board of Trustees meeting 9:30 am, on campus

April 13 Jump Rope for Heart, on campus

April 17 College Careers and Employment, off campus with the Colorado Center for the Blind

April 19 Career Workshop with the Colorado Center for the Blind, on campus

April 20-21 Snowshoe Weekend, off campus

April 26 Family Audio Description and Movie Night 5:30 pm, on campus

April 27 Professional Development Day, no students

April 30 Grocery Shopping and Cooking with the Colorado Center for the Blind, on and off campus

Throughout the month, CMAS testing, DLM testing, CMAS Alternative testing, PSAT/SAT testing

MAY

TBD CSDB Annual 5K Event, stay tuned for flyer

May 1 Family Sky Sox Game Night 6:40 pm, off campus

May 2 Accountability Meeting 5:00 pm, on campus

May 7 Senior Decision Day, on campus

May 7 11th NWEA District testing

May 9 Southern Region TVI Meeting, on campus

May 9 FCEE Spring Program 2:00 pm, on campus

May 10 CSDB Board Meeting 9:30 am, on campus

May 11 The Colorado Springs School visit, on campus

May 18 Prom, Patty Jewett Golf Course

May 21 Senior Presentations, on campus

May 21 Middle School Athletic Awards, on campus

May 21 SBG (Student Body Government) Farewell, on campus

May 22 High School Athletic Awards, on campus

May 23 3rd-12th Grade Spring Program 6:30 pm, on campus

May 24 Yearbook Bash, on campus

May 25 No school

May 29 Fitness Workshop with the Colorado Center for the Blind

May 31 Senior Academic Awards, on campus

JUNE

June 1 Senior Brunch and Graduation, on campus

June 6 Accountability Meeting 5:00 pm, on campus

June 14 3rd-12th Grade Academic Awards, Residential Picnic, Water Party, Last Day of School for students

June 15 Professional Development Day, no students

 



Music

Music at CSDB

We have been doing a unit on song-writing. We invited a professional musician to speak to the students.

Students listened to him perform his original song and they were able to ask him questions about his song-writing process.

Musician performs for students.

Musician performs for students.

In the Bulldog Band class, students are completing a song composition project. The band class interviewed a variety of composers about their composition styles and learned that every composer has a song-writing process that is unique.  The project is student-driven where students pick the style of music, topic and instrumentation for their song.   Some of the students decided to collaborate with other students for the project.  They are writing in a variety of styles (classical, blues, pop, and rock.)

Students collaborate on song-writing.

Students collaborate on song-writing.

We are excited to record all of the projects and share them with students and families. We also want to incorporate the songs into our future Spring production at CSDB.

 

 

 

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.