Electrifying News – Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for your lesson planning, quality instruction, and dedication to the empowerment of the 11,000 students who are blind, low vision, or deafblind in Texas. TSBVI staff are unmatched as demonstrated by our students’ success. Speaking of teachers, Congratulations to Craig Edgley for being selected as Region 13’s Star of the Month for May!

The Semi-modulars have two events off campus this week in Austin. They’ll perform at Billy’s on Burnet (2105 Hancock Dr.) on Tuesday at 6pm and Cherrywood Coffeehouse (1400 E 38 ½ St) at 6pm on Thursday. Thursday’s event will also include the Spinrockers!

TSBVI Students will have a private art opening on Thursday from 6-9pm at Almost Real Things Gallery (820 Shelby Ln #103) in Austin. The public opening will be Saturday May 13th. Check your email from Diane Broadway for more details.

Congratulations to Jackie C. for writing the first place essay in the senior division of the Benefits of Audio Description in Education (BADIE) competition. Her critique of Aladdin was selected among tough competition, including many of her classmates. All submissions were great!

We had a successful adult goalball tournament this weekend. This morning I received the following kind words from a participant: “I cannot say enough nice things about your facilities and staff. I have been competing in goalball tournaments all over the world since 1998 and I have never been part of a competition with such a deep sense of community and camaraderie as this past weekend. Please extend my gratitude to all of the people who helped to make this tournament a reality.” Thanks to all who represented TSBVI so well.

Family Lynx is meeting Tuesday at 7pm in Zoom and don’t forget Thursday’s Staff Appreciation event from 2-4 pm in the Pavilion outside of Outreach Building 605. All staff are welcome to enjoy snacks, refreshments, pizza, and cupcakes. I hope to see you there.

Have a great week!
Emily Coleman, Superintendent