MSDB Happenings News Letter
VI Enrichment Weekend (VIEW)
MSDB hosts Goalball/Enrichment Weekends several times each year for visually impaired kids of all ages from around the state. In addition to goalball games, the weekends offer other opportunities for students to learn important skills. Each weekend focuses on one aspect of visually impaired education such as technology, orientation and mobility, independent living, or career education, or on a hands-on activity like art. The Goalball/Enrichment Weekends are great opportunities for social interaction and lots of fun.
This year's VI Enrichment Weekend is scheduled for November 11-12, 2016 on the MSDB Campus.
Paralympic Experience Missoula
Why: To give students an opportunity to learn basic fundamentals and skills for participating in
Goalball, Track & Field, Beep Baseballl.
Who: Open to all K-12 blind and visually impaired students. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and other family members will also be welcome. Parents or Teachers are required to supervise
students throughout the entire event.
Where: Hellgate High School, 900 S. Higgins Ave
Please check back as it may be rescheduled for later this year.
Due to unexpected circumstances, the summer “sign blast” videos are not ready to upload on to YouTube. In the meantime, please feel free to access the following links for short sign language lessons:
Fingerspelling Rules in ASL
Near/Far (how to sign things that are near or far)
Pronouns – Personal vs. Possessive in ASL
Materials in ASL
Past tense (how to sign things that happened in the past)
Future tense (how to sign things that will happen in the future)
Height (how to describe how tall something is)
Body types (how to describe someone’s shape)
Using the Agent Marker (“person” sign) in ASL (how to sign a person’s job)
A goal at MSDB is to continually improve our student's educational opportunities. The annual Graduate Survey is an important part of that process. It tells us how well we prepared you for college, a job, and for living independently. The information helps us make changes that better meet the needs of our students. Your privacy is important to us, and your answers can remain anonymous.
For more information, or if you need an alternate way to complete your survey, please call 1-800-882-MSDB
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