MSDB Happenings News Letter
Goalball is a popular sport for blind and visually impaired people. Two teams play against each other. All players are blindfolded to make the game fair, due to varying levels of sight among players. The object is to roll a heavy ball with bells in it past the opposing team, which tries to block the ball with their bodies. The games are very exciting and challenging, and they offer all the valuable lessons of team sportsmanship.
November 8-9, 2013 on the MSDB Campus.
Please click here for additional information and registration materials.
Deaf Enrichment Weekend
In contrast to Family Learning Weekends, Deaf Enrichment Weekends (DEW) are designed to create opportunities for students who are deaf & hard of hearing to interact with their peers, rather than providing information for parents and siblings. The weekend is designed to promote socialization and activities that are implemented to build confidence and a sense of responsibility in each participant. Students in grades K-Transition are welcome to attend. Activities will be modified according to each child’s age and ability. Parents are welcome to participate in activities as appropriate.
October 11-12, 2013 on the MSDB Campus.
Untangling the Dots
SAVE THE DATE! ATTENTION to Persons providing Instruction to Braille Students:
The Montana School for the Deaf and the Blind is offering a free Braille in-service. "Untangling the Dots" has been a key training opportunity for teachers and paraprofessionals across the state by providing specific support in braille instruction.
When: October 17-18, 2013
Where: MSDB campus, Great Falls, MT
- Lodging on campus will be available to participants on a first come first served basis.
- CEU/renewal units & university credits available
- Registration & workshop information to be posted soon!
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
Board of Public Education – MSDB Committee Meetings
The MSDB Committee of the Board of Public Education meets monthly beginning at 4:00 PM in Bitterroot Hall on the MSDB campus, 3911 Central Avenue, Great Falls, MT. Committee members are Patty Myers, Sharon Carroll, Bernie Olson and Lila Taylor. Reports from the previous meeting are posted at the link below.
Meetings for the 2011-12 school year will be:
May 11th (Rescheduled from April 25th)
May 30th (Rescheduled for May 24th)
Standard Meeting Agenda
1. Student Enrollment
2. Human Resources
3. Education Program
4. Student Services Program
5. Buildings and Grounds
6. Budget and Finance
7. MSDB Foundation
8. Calendar of Events
9. Student News
10. Public Comment for Non Agenda Items
11. Action Items
PUBLIC COMMENT- The public will be afforded the opportunity to comment before the Board on every action item on
the agenda prior to final Board action.
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