School for the Blind students compete in regional math and engineering contest in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Excited students filled the Muskogee Civic Center last week to compete with mouse trap race cars, rubber band shooters and their amazing math skills for the Muskogee Area Educational Consortium’s Math & Engineering competition.

Students from 36 schools attended from around the eastern Oklahoma region, including seven high schoolers from the Oklahoma School for the Blind.

Tenth grader Cameron Hughes said, "It’s not about winning, it's about sportsmanship, doing your best, and having the courage to try."

School for the Deaf women’s basketball team, cheerleaders win regional championship

2 wiomen on a ladder hold basketball nets

SULPHUR, Okla. -- Oklahoma School for the Deaf Lady Indians won the regional Great Plains Schools for the Deaf basketball championship last weekend.

The team took top honors at a tournament hosted by Wisconsin School for the Deaf where they also
won both the three-point and free throw competitions.

Three team members were named to the all-tournament team: Haley Runels from Tulsa, Va'Licia Penny from Hominy and Sara Dobbs from Ada.

Oklahoma School for the Blind to host Braille Challenge® competition Feb. 26

Youn woman wears ribbon ith medal

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –Oklahoma School for the Blind is gearing up to host another exciting Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge® competition on Feb. 26 in Muskogee.

Twenty-five Braille-readers from OSB and other schools across Oklahoma are pre-registered for the contest, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson Street.

Braille Challenge® is a national program of the Braille Institute of America in Los Angeles.

OSB is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Public invited to School for the Blind open house Feb 18

Girl reads braille at desk

Muskogee, Okla. -- The Oklahoma School for the Blind Parent Teacher Organization will host the school’s twelfth annual open house and tour on Feb. 18 in Muskogee.

Tours are scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson.

Students and teachers will continue with regular classroom activities as the public, parents, teachers of students with visual impairments and elected officials classroom use of specialized instructional materials and technology adapted for students with visual impairments.