What's Happening in Student Life

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Collage: upper left, five students holding white canes standing outside; upper right, goalball players on the court; lower left, male student with archery bow; lower right, female student throws shotputt

November 2022

Our goalball team traveled to Dallas, Texas for a Sports Extravaganza weekend. They competed in a goalball tournament, experienced different sports like archery and shot put, and visited a park in downtown Dallas.

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CSDB Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, Special Olympics Bowling; Graphic: Bulldog logo on bowling alley, ball and pins

October 2022

Congratulations to the Special Olympics Bowling team! Last Saturday, they won four first place ribbons at the Regional Meet!

 

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MS volleyball players circle their coach as she provides serious instruction

September 2022 

Athletics Schedule for the Week:

Monday- High School Home Volleyball Game vs Thomas MacLaren School, 5:00pm;

Wednesday- CSDB home volleyball game vs Cripple Creek, Middle School 4:30, High School 5:30, Watch in person, or view the high school game live on the CSDB YouTube Channel;

Thursday- CSDB home volleyball game vs Liberty Tree Academy, Middle School 4pm, High School 5pm

Good luck, Bulldogs!

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What a Week in Student Life!

September 2022

What a week! Many activities on campus. Middle school Volleyball won their game on Monday. Flag Football returning on the football field on Wednesday. HS Volleyball had their practice at a sand court. Elementary Outdoor Adventures went to Panorama Park. Special Olympics begin their Bowling this week. Go Bulldogs!

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Outdoor Adventure Club

August 2022

Students who are Deaf, in grades 2 through 5, are having a great time touring area parks and hiking trails as part of the Afterschool Outdoor Adventure club, each Wednesday. They are also looking forward to an opportunity to fish, play kickball, and celebrate a “Water Fun” day, over the coming weeks. Students are enjoying the fresh spring air and social opportunities as they practice their PRIDE behaviors in a big group.

Left: student at the slide bottom; Right students on a merry-go-round
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Three young men playing UNO at an indoor table, all show their cards

Student Life Back in Session

August 2022

The first week back to school for Student Life is always a blast. Students get to see their friends after a long summer break, and we welcome new students to our school.  In the photo, three older boys play Uno at an indoor table. The competition in the boys dorm is always fierce but at the end of the night, we are all still friends!

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year

August 2022

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CSDB Bulldog 5K

June 2022

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Skate Party!

May 2022

Top, 16 people pose on roller skates-text: Skate City; lower, three kids smile while skating

Residential students showed off their “skills on wheels” during the end of the year skate party at Skate City. Our more experienced skaters try to help the newer ones find their footing. The smiles are sure to last well into the summer!

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Residential BBQ

May 2022

Residential students and staff enjoyed burgers and dogs fresh off the grill during the “39th Annual Sam’s Barbeque.” Sam Blake is a retired CSDB staff member who returns to us every spring to cook for the students. 

After dinner in the courtyard, everyone enjoyed yard games, water balloons, and shaving cream fights to celebrate our dorm seniors and the end of another school year!

Three students eat at an outdoor table

Three males play cornhole

Three people stand behind the BBQs cooking
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Cast from "Seven Brides..." and CSDB students who are Blind/VI

Musical

April 2022

Blind residential students attended a musical called “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”. The musical was filled with sound effects, songs, and dancing. During intermission the students were given the opportunity to explore the stage along with all the props. One student was able to experience the intracity of working behind the scenes. He was able to watch them control the spotlight, sound board and all the other fascinating effects that took place during the musical.

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Bridges to Life Dorm Activities

April 2022

Bridges to Life (BtL) students enjoy singing and signing songs together, during dorm karaoke events. They also participate in crafts, game nights, and educational workshops including apartment finding, accessing technology, and proper cleaning techniques. Inclement weather days provide opportunities for baking, conquering puzzles, and snow shoveling, to help our Facilities team! Students who are blind/visually impaired also participate in a scheduled zoom program called LEAP, which allows students to socialize with other students to develop interpersonal and social skills.

top left, dorm 4 people sing karaoke; top right, 3 students do crafts, lower left, 8 students during a presentation; lower right, 1 student shoveling snow
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Group photo of students and staff in CSDB gym

Staff vs. Student Basektball

April 2022

CSDB students challenged the staff at basketball last Tuesday after school.

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Perfect Day for a Bike Ride!

February 2022

Yearning for warm, outside fun? Me, too! Found this gold nugget video that makes me feel warm in my heart and happy!

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Staff vs. Student Volleyball

March 2022

We had a Staff vs Students Volleyball last night, was a lot of fun playing with girl varsity team and then Coed students. A great way to connect staff and students on one court.

Thanks for organizing this fun event, Max Wilding! So great to get staff and students together, this way. 🙂

 students and staff stand, laying and knee front of camera with smiles and silly face, volleyball net and gym in background.
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Four students hold chopsticks-Jenga game in foreground

Four students play UNO, a card game that is brailled

Afterschool Activities

February 2022

Residential students have a variety of choices to keep them busy and having fun after school.

Our Bridges to Life students enjoy hanging out, socializing, and playing group games during their down time. UNO, adapted with Braille, is a favorite.

The Dungeons and Dragons club is a student led club that meets every Monday afternoon to engage in fantasy roleplaying.

Students from our deaf family dorm enjoy group games in the gym. This team building relay is Jenga with Chop Sticks to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

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Senior Athletes

February 2022

Let's take a moment to recognize our amazing 6 seniors which ended their volleyball and basketball season tonight. Best of the luck with their future! #GoBulldogs

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Deborah Bunjiriri Senior Athlete

Adriana Isais Senior Athlete

Gideon Nyame Senior Athlete

Marie Padilla Senior Athlete

Ethan Salazar Senior Athlete

Emily Sanchez-Vazquez Senior Athlete
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basketball players with their parents

Basketball Senior Night

February 2022

Looking back to Senior Night, last week, here are six photos of Seniors, 4 girls and 1 boy, with parents and staff to celebrate their senior basketball season. The group shot shows everyone together, though 1 boy was absent. Congratulations, Bulldog seniors!

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Special Olympic Basketball

February 2022

Practice, practice - that's been the work of the CSDB Special Olympics basketball team! So, this Wednesday, 2/16, our Special Olympics team will play the CSDB staff. Go all Bulldogs!

Other games this week…. Tuesday, away basketball games 5:00/6:30pm vs Cripple Creek-Victor. Wednesday, away basketball games, 4:30/6:00pm vs Miami Yoder. Thursday, home games vs Pikes Peak Christian, 5:00/6:30pm – It’s Senior Night!! Spectators welcome

 top left, boy dribbles ball while staff support him; top right, four students involved in a dribble drill; lower photo, eight students holding basketballs lean against the Bulldogs mat in the gym.
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Dorm Fun!

February 2022

Bridges to Life (BtL) students enjoy singing and signing songs together, during dorm karaoke events. They also participate in crafts, game nights, and educational workshops including apartment finding, accessing technology, and proper cleaning techniques. https://csdb.colorado.gov/bridges-to-life-dorm-activities

Students signing and signing
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Students playing basketball

Basketball!

January 2022

Students of all ages and abilities are staying warm on the basketball court during the cold winter months. In January, you can enjoy high school boys and girls, middle school boys, Special Olympics and Pee Wee basketball games. https://csdb.colorado.gov/winter-basketball

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PeeWee Basketball

January 2022

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