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Student Body Council (SBC)

  • An elected student governing body consisting of high school students. The purpose of SBC is:
  • To promote the welfare of the school.
  • To encourage self-government.
  • To develop a sense of responsibility among the students.
  • To assist in furthering regular activities of the school and dormitory.

KSD Student Body Council did a campus-wide Hurricane Harvey Relief project for the 140 affected students and their families at the Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, Texas.  Their 140 students and their families were devastated by the historical flood surrounding the Houston area.  We have collected school and personal supplies for them. We would like to thank our member of the SBC, Alina Symansky, and her family for delivering the boxes to the Texas School for the Deaf. 

Middle School Student Body Council (MSSBC)
  • An organization sponsored by the Junior Optimist Club. This is an elected student governing body of 7th and 8th graders. The purpose of the Junior Optimist/MSSBC is:
  • To introduce students to the process of a governing organization.
  • To provide students the experience of participating in activities requiring decision-making and teamwork.
  • To learn fundraising skills, to develop a volunteer attitude and to have fun in planned parties.

Junior National Association of the Deaf/Junior Kansas Association of the Deaf

KSD is a chapter of the Junior National Association for the Deaf [Jr. NAD] and the Junior Kansas Association for the Deaf [Jr. KAD]. High school students have the opportunity to become voluntary members of the Jr. KAD. The purpose of the Jr. KAD is as follows:
  • To empower students through partnerships in leadership, citizenship, human communication, and teamwork.
  • To provide students with unlimited opportunities for contributions to the development of their school and community


  • Science Fair
  • Academic Bowl:Two competitions occur in the spring time when students compete in the regional academic bowl competition sponsored by the Gallaudet University and the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf.
  • Close Up Program: Selected students travel to Washington, D.C. for the one week Close Up program and learn about the civic program, study US government in action, tour the government buildings, learn about the law-making process, and many others.
  • Performing Arts: Students have opportunities to write, act, and be part of the stage crew in at least two dramatic productions per year.
  • Job Olympics: The annual competition is the showcase of the talents of high school students with disabilities. The focus of the competition is in the areas of work habits and work skills.
  • Oratorical Competition: There are two annual oratorical competitions sponsored by the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf [GPSD] and the Optimist organization. Scholarships are given to the winners of the statewide competition by the Optimist groups