Press Releases 2016

Elementary and high school age girls hold white canes and certificates.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –– If Braille literacy is the key to employment for blind people, then one group of braille competitors from Oklahoma has a bright future ahead.

Twenty-four students competed in the Braille Challenge® competition recently held at the Oklahoma School for the Blind in...

2 adults seated and 4 teens standing in classroom

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

SULPHUR, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Deaf’s Academic Team is headed to national competition April 23-26 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.

OSD earned a hard-won fourth place in an 18-team tournament February 25-28 at Gallaudet’s Southeast Regional Academic Bowl in...

Man wearing business suit and tie

Thursday, February 25, 2016

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Larry Hawkins will start his first day as interim superintendent at the Oklahoma School for the Blind on March 1. Hawkins previously served as OSB superintendent for 18 months in 2010 and 2011.

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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

SULPHUR, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Deaf will host the All-Star high school basketball games Monday, Feb. 29, on the OSD campus at 1100 East Oklahoma Avenue in Sulphur.

The teams battling for the South Central Conference championship include Bray, Doyle, Fox, Maysville, Paoli,...

Saturday, February 20, 2016

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...

2 wiomen on a ladder hold basketball nets

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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...

Youn woman wears ribbon ith medal

Thursday, February 11, 2016

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...

Girl reads braille at desk

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY - Proposed rule changes potentially affecting several programs for Oklahomans with disabilities will be the focus of a public hearing held by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Oklahoma Rehabilitation Council.

The public is encouraged to attend the...

Young man holds best jumps pennant

Monday, January 4, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma School for the Deaf senior Keith Montrell Adams from Tulsa is the first OSD student ever selected for Oklahoma’s All State Cheerleading Team.

Oklahoma Coaches Association Executive Director Milt Bassett confirmed Adams’ groundbreaking accomplishment.

“We...

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