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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.