Press Releases 2019

Portrait of Levens in her cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Owasso native, Malerie Levens, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

After graduation, Levens plans to attend college to become a special...

Portrait of Gentry in his cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Spiro native, Mike Gentry, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

His future plans include becoming a professional piano player for his church...

Young man watches young woman pour pancake batter from a pitcher

Friday, April 26, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Fifty-six Oklahoma School for the Blind students will volunteer May 1 for the school’s
annual “OSB Gives Back Day.”

Following a panel discussion about the importance of volunteering, four groups of students and sponsors will head out from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.to...

10 young people stand in front of four adults behind desks on a platform

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Charles McCall (Republican–District 22) from Atoka honored a trifecta of championship teams from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf on the House floor Monday, April 8.

The school is located in McCall’s district. He is a frequent...

Photos of 3 students wearing medals on ribbons around their necks

Monday, April 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –– Braille literacy is the key to education and eventually employment for many students with vision impairments.

That’s why 30 Oklahoma students competed and 18 of them earned top awards in the Braille Challenge® regional competition held at Oklahoma School for the Blind...

Woman hands document to man

Friday, March 22, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY –– More than 830 Oklahomans with disabilities and supporters came to the state Capitol March 12 to celebrate the 24th People with Disabilities Awareness Day and honor disability award winners.

Those who were recognized by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services...

A group of people signing at a table

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SULPHUR, Okla. –– Oklahoma School for the Deaf recently hosted an American Sign Language Immersion Camp, which brought ASL to life for 164 students learning sign language at six high schools and seven colleges.

Students from two high schools and one college in Texas participated in the...

Smiling boy holds equipment

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

MUSKOGEE – Thirty students from across the state are pre-registered to compete at Oklahoma School for the Blind’s 17th annual Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge on Thursday, March 7 in Muskogee.

The contest will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson Street...

Smiling man in suit and tie holds very large scissors

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

SULPHUR, Okla. – Sulphur educator, community leader, friend and family man Larry Hawkins passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, February 23, after a brief illness.

Hawkins is the only person ever appointed to a second term as superintendent of Oklahoma School for the Deaf, which dates...

Graphic: Cartoon person in a wheelchair

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

DRS regrets that we must cancel the Self Advocate Leadership Training scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, due to unsafe driving conditions.

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