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

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.