2017 Commencement

On June 1, the students, staff, and families of Missouri School for the Blind gathered to celebrate the graduating class of 2017. Retired MSB teacher and sports coach Mr. John Schrock gave the commencement address and the six graduates' diplomas were presented by MSB Board of Advisors President Mr. Phillip Hamilton.2017 Commencement 2017 Commencement

2017 Commencement 2017 Commencement

2017 Commencement 2017 Commencement

2017 Commencement 2017 Commencement

2017 Commencement 2017 Commencement

2016-2017 Q4/S2 Awards Ceremony & Luncheon

Students were awarded for their academic, athletic and artistic accomplishments at the 4th Quarter/2nd Semester Awards Ceremony on June 1. Students' families were invited to attend the ceremony and luncheon off-campus and Genesis Banquet Center.

2016-2017 Student of the Year Nikki Cox Jessica Johnson reads the Senior Wills

School Supervisor Lynn Navy was recgonized in advance of her retirement Thwe Jr. Beta Club was recognized for the wins at the Missouri State Jr. Beta Club Convention

Q4 Awards ceremony and luncheon Q4 Awards ceremony and luncheon

2017 Prom

The Junior and Seniors classes of MSB celebrated Prom on May 14. Dance-goers were treated to a ride to Prom on a "partybus" limousine, which stopped at the Grand Basin in Forest Park for photos.

Prom atendees at Forest Park Prom attendees on the partybus limo

Prom 2017 cake Prom 2017 tiara

Students dancing the night away at Prom Prom 2017 King Collin  Clausner and Queen Nikki Cox

2017 Earth Day Celebration

MSB students and staff celebrated Erath Day early on April 13 with trips to the St. Louis Zoo, Fenton City Park for sports and biking, and World Bird Sanctuary.

Earth Day 2017 Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 Earth Day 2017

2016-2017 Q3 Awards Ceremony & QuizBowl

Students were awarded for their academic, athletic and artistic accomplishments at the 3rd Quarter Awards Ceremony on March 28. The Ceremony was followed by Quiz Bowl Finals, in which two teams of students answer questions covering the material they've learned in various classes during the quarter.

3Q2017 Awards Ceremony 3Q2017 Awards Ceremony

3Q2017 Awards Ceremony 3Q2017 Quizbowl Finals

2017 Braille Challenge

MSB hosted the Missouri Regional Braille Challenge on Feb. 15. Braille Challenge is a national braille contest created and sponsored by the Braille Institute of America. The Braille Challenge is a two-stage academic competition designed to support and enrich the reading and writing of braille. Several MSB students won top prizes in their respective divisions.

2017 Braille Challenge 2017 Braille Challenge

2017 Braille Challenge 2017 Braille Challenge

2017 Braille Challenge 2017 Braille Challenge

2017 Braille Challenge 2017 Braille Challenge

 

2016-2017 Q2/S1 Awards Ceremony & QuizBowl

Students were awarded for their academic, athletic and artistic accomplishments at the 2nd Quarter/1st Semester Awards Ceremony on Jan. 24. The Ceremony was followed by Quiz Bowl Finals!

Q2/S1 Awards Ceremony & QuizBowl Q2/S1 Awards Ceremony & QuizBowl

Q2/S1 Awards Ceremony & QuizBowl Q2/S1 Awards Ceremony & QuizBowl

2016 Christmas Extravaganza

MSB hosted the annual Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 22. MSB students put on a wonderful musical program for our guests, everyone enjoyed refreshments, and students opened many presents donated by area Lions Clubs and other community organizations.

Christmas Extravaganza Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Extravaganza Christmas Extravaganza

2016 MSB Career Awareness Fair

MSB's 1st Annual Career Fair on Nov. 18 was a great success! Karen Nelson and Elton Thomas from Lighthouse for the Blind - St. Louis spoke about preparing for successful careers & what are employers looking for in good employees. MSB students, divided into teams, presented on a career of their choice. Presentations were graded, compared against each other and ranked, and the two groups that produced the best presentation tied for 1st place!

Lighthouse for the Blind representatives speaking to MSB students and staff MSB staff and students taking in the Lighthouse for the Blind presentation

Career Fair 1st place team 1 MSB Career Fair 1st place team 2

MSB Career Fair 2nd place team MSB Career Fair 3rd place team

2016 NCASB Goalball Conference meet at MSB

Goalball players from school in the NCASB visited MSB Nov. 4-6 for the conference goalball meet. Although the Missouri girls initially beat Tennessee, the boys' and girls' teams from Wisconsin ultimately won the meet.

Goalball in play MSB boys team huddles on the playing floor

Goalball in play for MSB girls team MSB girls' goalball team

2016-2017 Q1 Awards Ceremony & Quizbowl Finals

Students were presented awards for grades and athletics at the Q1 Awards Ceremony on Oct. 27. Chris Gray from Missouri Council of the Blind presented three students with awards for their outstanding entries into the Alma Murray Essay Contest. The ceremony was followed by Quizbowl Finals, in which two teams of students answer questions covering the material they've learned in various classes during the quarter.

Student Damon Tyson receiving Alma Murray Essay Contest award from Chris Gray of Missouri Council of the Blind Student Jessica Johnson receiving Alma Murray Essay Contest award from Chris Gray of Missouri Council of the Blind

Student Zyshaun Cross-Williams receiving Alma Murray Essay Contest award from Chris Gray of Missouri Council of the Blind MSB boys track team posing with their awards

MSB girls track team poses with their awards MSB Q1 Quizbowl finals

 

2016 White Cane Day - The Amazing Cane Race!

White Cane Day, also known as Blind Americans Equality Day, is a national observance in the US celebrated on Oct. 15 every year since 1964. The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impairedand the white cane, an important symbol of blindness and tool of independence. On Oct. 13, students and staff of MSB celebrated White Cane Day with The Amazing Cane Race, a scavenger hunt that led students and teachers around campus and the community to complete fun and challenging activities.

Teams made posters to carry throughout the race Students who didn't participate in the race made White Cane Day decorations for the school

Students and staff completing challenges around campus Students and staff completing challenges around campus

Students and staff completing challenges around campus A team of students and staff take a selfie as they complete a challenge

A team of students and staff take a selfie as they complete a challenge A team of students and staff take a selfie as they complete a challenge

A team of students and staff complete a challenge in the AMazing Cane Race Students made s'mores at the MSB firepit after the Amazing Cane Race

The winning team for the Amazing Cane Race on White Cane Day MSB students and staff celebrating White Cane Day

 

2016 Eberhardt Track Meet at MSB

MSB hosted the 41st annual Eberhardt Track Meet on Sept. 15. Named for longtime coach and teacher Al Eberhardt, the meet brings together student-athletes from Midwest school for the blind to compete in track and field events. MSB won for the 7th year in a row.

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet MSB students participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

MSB students participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet MSB students participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

MSB students participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet

MSB students participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet An MSB student participating in the Eberhardt Track Meet