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KSD is going through an accreditation review with the Council of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD), a national accrediting organization. The CEASD Accreditation Visiting Team will be here November 10th through the 13th. The members of the team are:

- Jane Mulholland (Chairperson) - retired Superintendent from Washington School for the Deaf
- Ron Stern - retired Superintendent from New Mexico School for the Deaf
- Wilmonda McDevitt - Director of Student Life at Texas School for the Deaf
- April McArthur - Principal at Washington School for the Deaf

The accreditation process involves a self-assessment which covers twelve CEASD Standards.

CEASD Accreditation Review November 10-13, 2019

Click on the link below to access KSD's Self-Study.

2019 CEASD Self Study Report



Kansas School for the Deaf is pleased to announce senior Taylor Wise as a 2019-2020 Kansas Honor Scholar. The Kansas Honor Scholars program recognizes the academic achievements of the top 10% of graduating Kansas high school seniors. Taylor’s consistent record of superior academic achievement merits recognition as an outstanding senior in the state of Kansas.

Taylor was honored at the Kansas Honors Program held at the Campus High School in Wichita on Monday, October 28, 2019. Secondary Head Teacher Kevin Milner and Taylor’s family were in attendance and participated in the program.

Congratulations, Taylor, on achieving this honor!

Taylor Wise receives 2019-20 Kansas Honor Scholar




RSVP by Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Join other families with children who are deaf/hard of hearing for a 2nd Annual Brunch with Santa!

This event is FREE!

Brunch with Santa

WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019

TIME: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Emery Hall Gym at KSD

See flyer for more information below:

Brunch with Santa Flyer



 The Johnson County Old Settlers in Olathe, Kansas had its annual Old Settlers parade in which KSD students, parents, staff and community members participated. The line of parade started in downtown Olathe through the Park Street where KSD was right in the front. A KSD alumni drove the Jackrabbit vintage car with other alumni in the Jackrabbit outfit. What a surprise! KSD was voted for the best vintage car and was awarded a monetary prize as well as a big blue ribbon. KSD plan to participate in the annual event. Get the word out and join us for the parade next year.

Gary Cross and Jackrabbit costume are driving the KSD Antique car and is waving at the people.

 Jackrabbit and all KSD students are sitting in the KSD Antique car.

KSD staff, students and parents are participating to march and to wave down the street.

KSD was voted for the best vintage car and was awarded a monetary prize as well as a big blue ribbon.



KSD Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 All KSD alumni were welcome as we celebrated and reminisced together at the KSD 2019 Homecoming Alumni Dinner. Special recognition and congratulations went to the Class of 1969 and the Class of 1994 as they celebrated their 50th and 25th class reunions, respectively.

KSDAA 25 yr Silver Pin, 50 yr Gold Pin and Hall of Fame medal award

During the celebration, the Kansas School for the Deaf Alumni Association announced the selection of six new inductees into the KSD Hall of Fame.  Congratulations to Ellsworth Long (deceased), Dorothy F. (Johnston) Fansler, Julianna Massar-Fjeld, Roger W. Ellinger, Terry D. Hostin, and Jeanne C. (Garton) Ewald on being selected as members of the KSD Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

See the document below:

Presentation of the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Inductees, Class of 1969 and Class of 1994 Reunions



POWER UP with ASL Family Immersion Camp

SAVE THE DATE: June 4-7, 2020

Registration will open in January of 2020.

Power Up with ASL Family Immersion Camp

See the link below for more information:
Power Up with ASL Family Immersion Camp

If you have additional questions, contact Lori Colwell at




November 2019

School Lunch Menu 



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No School

March 4, 2019

Due to the extreme cold/inclement weather.

Makeup day is scheduled on April 22, 2019

**Dorms open Monday, March 4, 2019, after 3pm** 

No School, March 4, 2019 

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