Tigers Swim to the Top at NCASB Conference

The Tiger swim and Forensics teams made their way to Claytonville, 18 Swim TeamsOhio on April 27th to compete in the 2018 NCASB Swim and Forensics Conference Competition. They were joined by eight other schools. After arriving on Friday afternoon, the teams grabbed a bite before the swim team dove headlong into their races.  

Making the swim travel team this year for the girls were Alyssa Aydelott, Taylor Clarke-Vandermark, Isis Noneman, Ella Brown, and Kayla Cross.
The girls gave a great effort! Ella and Kayla placed 1st in the code relay. Taylor  finished 6th in the 500 freestyle race. Isis and 
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Class of 2018 Receives Diplomas

The nine students making up Tennessee School for the Blind’s Class of 201818 Graduation were excited to have finally met all the criteria, and finally be ready to become alumni of the school. Commencement exercises were held on the 1st day of June at 10:00 a.m. in the school’s auditorium. The occasion was full of excitement and tradition. With the school’s annual Alumni Weekend beginning that afternoon, the campus was buzzing with visitors and friends of the school.

This commencement exercise marked the first graduating class under TSB Superintendent Dr. David Martin, and one could sense his excitement. It was easy to tell he took pleasure in overseeing the creation of “contributing, participating members of society.”

The 2018 class roll consisted of Christian James Black of Murfrreesboro, Carlos Daniel Medrano (Valedictorian) of Gallatin, Esperanza Monzalvo of Woodbury, Abigail Saige Pace (Salutatorian) of Hendersonville, Leighton Taylor Ramsey of Elizabethton, Demi Orine Richards of White House, Cody Lewis Spicer of Springfield, Sean Dallin Wenheimer of Mt. Juliet, and Courtney Amethyst Wilson of Murfreesboro.

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TSDN Opening in Fall of 2018

The evening of Thursday, March 3rd, brought together members of the school and March TDSN Meeting at TSBcommunity interested in knowing more of the details in the formation of Tennessee School for the Deaf, Nashville Campus. (TSDN). The 6:00 p.m. meeting saw the school’s PD Atrium fill to capacity as around 100 visitors packed the room anxious to hear and be heard.

Tracy Dunkin interpreted for the hearing impaired in attendance, which represented a good percentage of the crowd. A good number of TSB alumni and former staff also joined the current staff of the school to learn more about future plans.

After a brief explanation of the purpose for the meeting by Representative Darren Jernigan, 

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Greetings TSB Families,

I cannot believe we have reached the end of the school year.  This year has literally flown by. As I reflect on all that has been accomplished, I find myself truly humbled by the support I have received in my first year as Superintendent. I learned very quickly that TSB truly has a family like environment that is student focused. It is hard not to be focused on our students as they are some of the best young

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Another school year has ended, and what a spectacular year it’s been! I congratulate our graduating class of 2018! These young women and men have made an impact on the life of our school and have demonstrated great determination and focus this year!  Thank you, parents and guardians, for the privilege of teaching your children this school year. Serving our students is an honor, and we do it
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June 2018 

And that’s a wrap! What a year we have had at TSB! It’s always crazy to me how quickly time can slip by, and here we are again bidding farewell to yet another group of fantastic graduates! They will be very missed, but we are looking forward to seeing all that they accomplish!
Our last month in the cottages was full of very fun
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Resource Center Dr. Kathy Segers

Greetings All,

On April 27, 2018, an interagency agreement between the Tennessee Department of Education, the Tennessee Department of Corrections, and Tricor Prison Industries was approved to create a braille program to produce braille for students in the state of Tennessee. This program will be housed at the Riverbend Maximum Security Men’s Prison in Nashville. It will be a joint effort between the
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