Press Releases 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Blind Teacher Tera Webb from Tahlequah recently won the Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year award from the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Adapted PE modifies activities to make them equally...

Two smiling, young men with medals around their necks and white canes

Friday, November 8, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A record-breaking 33 contestants will convene Thursday, November 14, for the seventh Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest hosted by Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee.

Students from across Oklahoma will start competing at 10 a.m. to earn points and win prizes.


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Thursday, October 24, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Muskogee leaders and legislators recently recognized Oklahoma School for the Blind’s 2019 Teacher of the Year, Laura Leatherman from Muskogee.

Leatherman, who is a fourth-grade teacher at OSB, was selected for the honor by a committee of co-workers.

She is a...

Five young people wearing helmets stand beside their bikes

Thursday, October 24, 2019

SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf Physical Education Teacher Angie Shelby received a grant from the Outride Foundation to encourage middle school students to ride bikes.

OSD received 12 bikes, 12 helmets and an air pump through the comprehensive youth cycling education...

Young man leans on fence in front of football field and stadium

Saturday, October 12, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – Each October, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services chooses a spokesperson for National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

Linden Robertson, age 25, is a successful DRS Vocational Rehabilitation client with dyslexia. He is now in training for an inbound...

OSD Homecoming Court

Thursday, October 10, 2019

SULPHUR, OKLA. -- The Oklahoma School for the Deaf hosted the Arkansas School for the Deaf in the 2019 OSD Football and Volleyball Homecoming games on Oct. 6th..

For a historic first, the OSD football team played their first-ever night game on the OSD campus. The OSD team shined bright...

Students play trombones and trumpets in front of a mall store

Monday, October 7, 2019

TULSA, OKLA. – The award-winning Oklahoma School for the Blind Jazz Band will perform a free concert on Monday, October 15, at Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa.

OSB’s Jazz Band earned 2-A state championships in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The Jazz Band will perform at 6:00 p.m. in front...

Woman holds white cane and stands in front of man holding white cane

Monday, October 7, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY ─ White cane users with visual disabilities and sighted supporters will celebrate National White Cane Safety Awareness Day on October 15 with a stroll through downtown Oklahoma City.

Visual Services, the event host, invites the public to show support from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m....

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Friday, September 20, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Audiologist Dr. James Connor Sullivan is an official spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated worldwide from September 23 through 29.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff selected Sullivan, age 27, to represent central...

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Friday, September 20, 2019

SULPHUR, Okla – Oklahoma School for the Deaf Director of Education Manda Chebultz is an official spokesperson for Deaf Awareness Week, celebrated worldwide from September 23 through 29.

The purpose of Deaf Awareness Week’s purpose is to increase public awareness of Deaf culture, heritage...