2019 Summer Programs

Work Training and Experience Program with

Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

 

A group of students and staff pose for a photo during a tour at Lighthouse for the Blind St. Louis

 

Missouri School for the Blind and Rehabilitation Services for the Blind are pleased to collaborate this summer to provide Missouri students with the opportunity to get paid while going to Summer School.  During this unique job training program, students participated in employment and employment training opportunities on and off-campus while working in community-based jobs. To see more photos from the program, view our Facebook photo album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3032597763447511

 

Camp Abilities-St. Louis

 

Camp Abilities- St. Louis campers and staff pose for a group picture in the MSB student center

 

Missouri School for the Blind is pleased to host Camp Abilities St. Louis again this year. Camp Abilities St. Louis is a one-week educational sports camp for children and teens who are blind, visually impaired, and deaf-blind. During Camp Abilities St. Louis students were given the opportunity to participate in beep ball, track and field, weight training, bowling, dancing, goalball, and more. To see more photos from the program, view our Facebook photo album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3032603343446953

 

Explorations in the Culinary Arts:

Bon Appétit

 

Culinary Arts students gather with their custom aprons for a group photo int he MSB student center

 

Explorations in Culinary Arts is a two-week program designed to introduce students who are blind or visually impaired to a variety of skills, techniques, and practical tips designed to make cooking fun, safe, and easy. During Explorations in Culinary Arts, students participated in a wide range of activities including meal and menu planning, grocery shopping, food preparation and presentation. To see more photos from the program, view our Facebook photo album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3032610996779521

 

Summer Shape Up: Fitness Camp 2019

 

Summer Shape Up campers and staff gather in their custom t-shirts for a group photo in the MSB PE classroom

 

Missouri School for the Blind is pleased to offer Summer Shape Up: Fitness Camp 2019, a one-week opportunity for students to explore concepts in health, nutrition, and fitness. Each day students participated in a variety of fun and educational activities that included boot camp-style training, nutrition classes, cardio and circuit training, yoga and stretching, meditation, weight training (including a mandatory safety course), technology for fitness, and more. To see more photos from the program, view our Facebook photo album at https://facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3055479087826045

 

 

Explorations in STEM:

Engineering Light, Movement and Sound

 

STEM students gathered around tables, hands raised to answer questions asked by STEM teachign staff

 

Explorations in STEM: Engineering Light, Movement and Sound is an exciting, interactive opportunity for students to work alongside our experienced STEM staff to develop skills in teamwork and scientific inquiry which will allow them to increase their independence when participating in laboratory-based classes. Students explored various aspects of light, movement, and sound during Explorations in STEM, which features ten days of exploring, researching, and creating in this project-based class. To see more photos from the program, view our Facebook photo album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3068665369840750

 

Explorations in Tactile Arts:

Art with InSight–Inspired by Us

 

Tactile Art students and staff gather for a group picture in the MSB student center while holding their favorite art creations from the art program

 

Explorations in Tactile Arts is a two-week program designed to introduce students who are blind or visually impaired to a variety of tactile skills and concepts necessary to understand, create, and appreciate what we traditionally think of as visual arts. Students explored concepts and developed new skills by exploring and creating textile and fiber art, beading, and design. Students will have the opportunity to explore clay, pottery, sculpture, painting and more. During Explorations in Tactile Arts, students learned skills by experiencing and participating in a variety of lessons and activities cumulating a Textile and Tactile Arts Exhibit and Artist's Reception featuring students’ original works. To see more photos from the program, view our Facebook photo album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3071810466192907

 

2019 Commencement

The graduating class of 2019

 

We are proud to announce the graduating class of 2019! Front row, left to right: Chloe Deremiah, Valedictorian; Lexi Kaibel, Salutatorian. Back row, left to right: Hunter Hall, Kiwan Sanders, Zyshaun Williams Cross. See more pictures in our Facebook photo album at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSBMules/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2929201437120478

 

2019 Braille Challenge

Braille Challenge contestants gather at MSB for a group photo

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's Missouri Regional Braille Challenge! For more information about the National Braille Challenge, visit Braille Institute at https://www.brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge

Apprentice Level
Group 1: 1st place, Cheston Wilson.
Group 2: 1st place, Svetlana Ehlers; 2nd place, Nicole Motley; 3rd place, Alison Miller; Honorable Mention: Gage Hendricks.
Group 3: 1st place, Kiwan Sanders; 2nd place, Charles Grady.

Freshman Level
Group 1: 1st place, Luke McKeon; 2nd place, Shianne Ramsey; 3rd Place, Addison Mara; Honorable Mention, Carter Clay & Olivia Wright.
Group 2: 1st place, Mary Hefty; 2nd place, Hannah Tracy, 3rd place, Malikye Baston; honorable Mention, Thomas Limbach.

Sophomore Level
1st place, Tyler grove; 2nd place: Allie Wolk.

Junior Varsity Level
1st place, Holly Connor; 2nd place, Kailey Couch; 3rd place, Richard Tienter; Honorable Mention, Claire Wright.

Varsity Level
1st place, Sam Doman; 2nd place, Lydia Olmstead; 3rd place, Alexis Kaibel; Honorable Mentions, Chloe Deremiah & Seyoon Choi.

 

2019 Career Fair

1st Place Career Fair Team 2nd Place Career Fair Team 3rd place career fair team

 

2018 Christmas Extravaganza

MSB students prepare for Christmas Extravaganza performance MSB students prepare backstage for their Christmas Extravaganza performance MSB students prepare backstage for their Christmas Extravaganza performance MSB students prepare backstage for their Christmas Extravaganza performance MSB students prepare backstage for their Christmas Extravaganza performance

 

2018 White Cane Day

 

The MSB Mules gather in the music playgound for a gourp photo The MSB Mules march for White Cane Day, spreading awareness in the neghborhood the MSB Mules march in White CaneDay advocacy walk the MSB Mules march in White CaneDay advocacy walk the MSB Mules march in White CaneDay advocacy walk

 

2018 Summer Explorations in Independent Living

Independent Living students perform activities of daily living Independent Living students in leisure recreation Independent Living students perform activities of daily living

 

2018 Camp Abilities St. Louis

Camp Abilities students play goalball Camp Abilities students play goalball Camp abilities students in bowlign lessons Camp Abilities students in swim lessons

 

2018 Summer Explorations in Accessible Travel: Exploring St. Louis II

Accessible Travel students at the top of the Gateway Arch monument Accessible Travel students at Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate candy factory Accessibel Travel students at Blueberry Hill restaurant Accessibel Travel students at National jazz Museum

2018 Summer Explorations in College and Career Planning: Get Ready, Get Set...Let's Go!

College and Career students write resumes with MSB staff College and Career students speak with guest speaker Elton Thomas College and Career students and staff speak with guest speaker Elton Thomas College and Career students speak with Tony Selvaggio

 

2018 Summer Explorations in Performing Arts: Broadway the MSB Way

Broadway studetns decorate stes and props for the musical performance Broadway studetns decorate stes and props for the musical performance Broadway students with Saint Louis University High School drama staff Broadway students perform a muscial play

 

2018 Summer Explorations in STEM: Invention Convention

 

STEM Invention Challenge winners and their 3D pen prizes STEM students present their inventions

 

2018 Extended School Year (ESY)

Kadence enjoys and audio book during leisure recreation ESY student works on communication skills ESY students work on braille skills ESY student works on reading skills

 

2018 Commencement

Graduates line up for Commencement Graduates line up for Commencement Graduates on stage for Commencement MSB graduates line up on stage during Commencement