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Register for the 2016-2017 Gallaudet's
Battle of the Books for Deaf/HH  
Middle School Students is now, open until 
September 23rd!

The Gallaudet's Battle of the Books is a middle school competition sponsored by Gallaudet University. There are three groups in the competition. The groups consist of students who read at the 2nd/3rd grade levels, 4th/5th grade levels, and the 6th and above grade levels.

The purpose of the Battle of the Books is to promote literacy amongst Deaf and Hard of Hearing middle school students; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and to encourage critical thinking skills amongst middle school students. 

To find out more information about Gallaudet's Battle of the Books, please go to:


KSD Football Team 
Off To Best Start In A Decade

Olathe, KS—"The season is barely underway, but the Kansas School for the Deaf football team is off to their best start in…who knows how long.
Not only do the Jackrabbits have two early wins, but they’ve done it with authority." This is the start of the article from Midwest High School Athletic Organization. To read the entire article click below: 

Announcement from
Gallaudet University Youth Programs 
Throughout the years, Gallaudet University and Phi Kappa Zeta has held various literary competitions with the goal of promoting literacy, recognizing unique talent, and offering prizes and scholarships to young deaf and hard of hearing students. 
We are excited to announce our collaboration in hosting the annual National Literary Competition in ASL and Writing.

The purpose of the competition is to give deaf and hard of hearing students the opportunity to showcase their abilities, as well as instill pride and ownership in their work.

ASL Class Information
Parent/Community ASL Classes at KSD Fall 2016 Cancelled Due to Low Enrollment. 
Look for the Spring Class Information in January 2017.
Beginner ASL Class
Meeting Tuesday's September 20th - November 15th
Childcare Available (Ages 2-7)
Cost: $25.00 per family of a KSD Student or $25.00 per community member
Scholarships Available

Focused ASL Class (Prerequisite Beginner ASL Completed) 
Meeting Tuesday's September 20th - October 11th 6 - 8:00 p.m. 
Childcare Available (Ages 2-7)
Cost: $25.00 per family 

Contact Lori Colwell with any questions: lcolwell@kssdb.org

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Regular School Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

School Office Phone Numbers
Early Childhood/Elementary 
(913) 210-8137 (Voice)
(913) 324-5861 (VP)

(913) 210-8132 (Voice)

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