February 3, 2023
Thanks so much for everyone's help this week with the change in schedule because of the weather! I am thankful all of you are part of T.E.A.M. KSB. Have a great weekend and try to stay warm!
- Tuesday, February 14-KSB Sock Hop (more details bellow)
- Monday, February 20, 2023-Family/Teacher Conference Day (No School)
- Thursday, February 23, 2023-Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge (more details below)
- Friday, March 3, 2023-No School (PD Day for teachers)
- March 7-17-ACT Testing Window (grade 11)
- Thursday, March 30-Middle School Concert
- April 3-7-Spring Break
- April 18-19-Senior Trip A (more information to come)
- May 1-2-Senior Trip B (more information to come)
- Thursday, May 4-Founder's Day
- Monday, May 8-Summative Testing Window Begins
- Thursday, May 18-Prom, 6-9pm
- Friday, May 19-Field Day (make up day May 22)
- Tuesday, May 23-8th Grade Promotion; HS Awards and Junior Ring Ceremony; Graduation
- Wednesday, May 24-Elementary Awards; LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
- May 30-June 2-KSB Elementary and Middle Summer Program
- June 5-9-Summer Program-Statewide Elementary and Middle
- June 12-16 Summer Program-Statewide High School; Summer Work Program
- June 19-23 -Summer Program KSB High School; Summer Work Program
If you have any change in phone numbers, home address, a change in bus routine or you need someone added/removed from your child’s safe pick-up list; please contact Beth or Linda in the front office.
Are you signed up for OneCall? KSB uses OneCall to send school information, including our Weekly Wildcat. If not, please contact Beth Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-897-1583
❄️KSB Inclement Weather Scenarios❄️
- Students in the dorm and JCPS on delay
- KSB will delay the start of school, identical to JCPS.
- Students in dorm and JCPS cancels classes due to weather
- KSB will operate on a two-hour delayed schedule
- Parents responsible for transportation
- If a storm is predicted to cause a significant impact on the state, KSB will disseminate information (OneCall, Facebook, email, …) with the plan for the closure or delay of school. Students will take home devices and needed materials in anticipation of NTI learning.
Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge
Test your Skills!
On Thursday, February 23, 2023, students in grades 1-12 are invited to compete in a series of five skills contests demonstrating braille reading and comprehension, speed and accuracy, spelling, proofreading, and tactile graphics.
To learn more & download practice tests, visit BrailleInstitute.org/braille-challenge
Hosted by: American Printing House for the Blind 1839 Frankfort Avenue Louisville, Kentucky 40206 Regional Coordinator: Jane Thompson Phone: (502)899-2370 Email: email@example.com
February is Kindness Month!
In honor of that, let’s do some dress up/ down fun! The schedule is for Fridays and is as follows:
Friday, 2/10- Dreaming of Kindness (Pajama Day)
Friday, 2/17- Peace, Love, Kindness (Wear Tie-Dye)
Friday, 2/24- Team Kindness (Wear a sports jersey or your KSB Wildcats spirt wear)
Participate to Spread Your Kindness!
KSB Sock Hop!
Shake, Rattle and Roll!
Shake, rattle and roll at the KSB Sock Hop! Bring your poodle skirts, greased hair, and bobbie socks to the KSB cafeteria for a Sock Hop! Tuesday, February 14, 6:30-8:30 PM, KSB Cafeteria-ALL KSB students are welcome!
Students must be signed in and out if not accompanied by an adult.
The K/1 Math class continues to practice their counting skills. One of their rotations is completing a counting task (review) and our new content includes working with numbers in base ten, 10-20. Students are recognizing and making numbers 10-20 using various strategies- base ten blocks, number frames, pictures, graphs and counters.
In middle school math, students are continuing to deepen their knowledge in their current units and studying the relationships with numbers. 6th graders are learning about the relationship between unit rates, tables and graphs. They have really enjoyed learning how to graph their data and finding patterns within this information. 7th graders are learning about the relationships between different types of angles and triangles. They have had fun drawing angles and using protractors to find angle measures. 8th graders are learning about linear relationships and currently focusing on slope. We have begun to utilize learning stations in 8th grade and the students are really enjoying the movement and different stations they get to do each day.
High school math students in geometry are exploring geometry on the coordinate plane.
Algebra 2 students are continuing their preparation to take the ACT in March by working through word problems that require multiple steps.
Algebra 1 students are learning how to factor quadratics by first solving number puzzles such as: Find two numbers whose sum is 12 and whose product is 20. The answer to the puzzle represents the factors of a quadratic expression.
In Elementary PE we are introducing striking with a long-handed implement. For our kiddos it will be through Floor Hockey! They are learning about the different types of hockey that are played, as well as how to dribble, pass and receive and shoot a bell ball!
In Middle School, your students are either doing floor hockey, building into some small competitions or archery!
Our High School class is finishing their archery unit this week. They have been tasked with not only demonstrating proper form while shooting a bow, but with identifying different important parts of the bow and the arrow.
Social Interaction Skills
For the month of February we will be talking about social interaction skills.Social interaction skills are skills we use everyday to interact and communicate with others. They include speech, gestures, body language and expression.
This week let’s practice effective communication. Effective communicators are able to share their thoughts and ideas by speaking clearly, maintaining even voice tone, and looking directly toward where the speaker is talking. This week let’s show effective communication by using these skills while on and off KSB campus in our classrooms, cafeteria, dorm, at home, or worksites.
Mental Health Matters 💚
Why Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Belongs in Schools:
- Improves academic achievement
- SEL skills are life skills
- SEL skills improve class performance
- Builds strong decision-makers
- Improves behavior in the classroom
- SEL skills teach academic skills
- Builds confident learners
- Builds a strong community
- SEL can be integrated into content
- SEL can help partner with families
To read more about SEL, please click on the link: https://www.thepathway2success.com/social-emotional-learning-10-reasons-why-sel-belongs-in-schools/
KSB Varsity Bowling starts Monday, February 13. All permissions and physicals to compete are due to Ms. Belcher by Friday, February 10.
Practice Schedule will be Monday through Thursday. Monday and Wednesdays will be at the Bowling Alley and Tuesdays and Thursdays will be on campus. The Conference Championship will be held virtually on Monday, March 6.
KSB Varsity Swim practice will begin this March! Stay tuned for more information!
JV Athletics Permissions and Physicals are due by Friday, February 10. Practices begin the week of February 13. Practice schedules will be sent out to participants next week! The Spring JV Meet will take place on Wednesday, March 15 at Kentucky School for the Blind. Stay tuned for more information.
Please reach out to Ms. Belcher for any questions.
Upcoming Athletics Events
- Wednesday, March 15-JV Little NC Tournament (KSB)
- Thursday, March 23- KSB Virtual Swim Meet
- Thursday, March 30-ISBVI Swimming Day Meet, Indiana
- Wednesday, April 12-Forensics ISBVI Virtual Day Meet
- April 14-15-ISVI Swim Invitational, Illinois
- April 25-29- Forensics NCASB Conference Championships
- April 28-29-NCASB Swimming Conference Championships, Ohio
2023 INSIGHT to be held June 3-10
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2023
The INSIGHT Post-Secondary Preparation Program is the only program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky dedicated to promoting college and career readiness for students who are blind or visually impaired. The program is open to students who have completed grades 10-12 and are interested in attending a post secondary institution after graduating from high school. INSIGHT takes place on the beautiful campus of Morehead State University in Morehead, KY during the summer. The students stay in a Morehead University dorm, eat in the cafeteria and attend a Morehead college class. INSIGHT Post-Secondary Preparation Program was designed to promote self-advocacy and independent living for students that are blind or visually impaired so that they may experience what it will be like to go to college.
For more information contact INSIGHT Coordinator.
APH Family Connect
FamilyConnect is a service offered by the American Printing House for the Blind to give parents and other family members of children who are visually impaired-and professionals who work with them-a supportive place for sharing and finding resources on raising their children from birth to adulthood.
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