KSSB Conference Participation
KSSB is a member of the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind (NCASB). The 12 state schools in this conference are: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. On a rotating basis each school hosts a sport and academic competition.
Track & Field and Goalball
Track & Field
Coach Tim Schierbeck and assistant coach Valerie Pollan guide the team in daily practices to prepare for the Annual Track and Field Conference. The meet is held during the first week of October where athletes compete against 11 other teams from the NCASB.
Each fall, coach Tim Schierbeck (boys’ goalball) and Ashley Jasso (girls’ goalball) guide a team of KSSB Eagle athletes as they prepare for goalball competition. The culminating event is an annual NCASB tournament during the last week of October or the first week of November.
If you would like to learn more about Goalball go to United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA).
Wrestling and Cheerleading
Wrestling is another popular sport among students with a visual impairment. This sport provides an excellent way to develop overall athletic skills including flexibility, strength, and quick reflexes.
Coach Nicole Drake provides instruction in cheerleading and leadership skills for the cheerleaders. She prepares them for the annual Cheerleading Conference where they will be judged on spirit, enthusiasm, appearance, creativity, and rhythm when performing each cheer.
Forensics and Swimming
KSSB’s Forensics Program is for students in grades 7-12 and those who participate in the Transition Program. Under the instruction of Coach Christian Puett, the students compete locally and regionally at neighboring schools for the blind who are members of the NCASB. The season ends at the final Forensics NCASB competition in mid-April.
The Forensics Team participates in speech presentation, speech writing, debate, and story-telling. Participants hone their presentation skills in formats of persuasion, information, serious or humorous topics, duo (two presenters), small skits, and poetry.
Dedicated swim coach, Nicole Drake, instructs her team in proper strokes, competition rules and pool safety. KSSB’s team competes against other schools and in 2021 they placed 3rd in boys’ and 4th in girls’!
Every week you will find a group of students actively engaged in the Podcasting Club. Each student eagerly awaits this weekly extracurricular activity. Build your interpersonal skills with the KSSB Podcasting Club!