>Overbrook School for the Blind is closed for Students and Educational Staff Tuesday, January 26. Administrative offices will be open with a two hour delay.
Overbrook School for the Blind & Administrative Offices Closed, Mon., Jan. 25
Due to the inclement weather, all School District of Philadelphia schools, including early childhood and afterschool programs, and administrative offices will be closed Monday, January 25.
For Parents, School Districts’ and Transportation Providers:
SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION RELATED TO PAPAL VISIT
(NEW INFORMATION as of 9/17/15)
•Overbrook now closed for students and staff on Thursday, September 24, 2015
•Overbrook closed for students and staff on Friday, September 25, 2015
•Overbrook now closed for students and staff on Monday, September 28, 2015
•Overbrook now OPEN for students and staff on Monday, April 4, 2015
Overbrook will be open for a full day of school on June 16, 2015.
We will not be following a half day schedule.
Several OSB staff and administrators attended/presented at the 2015 Penn-Del AER Conference in Harrisburg, PA.
1. Kelly Lauer, during her presentation entitled, “Strategies for using Smart Boards with students who are blind or visually impaired.”
2. Susan Vaughan, during her presentation entitled, “Strategies for using Smart Boards with students who are blind or visually impaired.”
3. An Overbrook staff member holds a bumper sticker proclaiming, “CAUTION! DRIVER READS BRAILLE.”
4. Four Overbrook staff members pose for a photo between sessions.
5. A significant aspect of this conference was to honor Kutztown University for 50+ years of providing service. This Overbrook employee wears a small sign identifying him as a “Kutztown Wannabe.” Alas, this poor soul attended college elsewhere!
After the cold winter, the beautiful flowers of April are a welcome sight on campus.
1. The magnolia tree is in full bloom in the west cloister.
2. Two yellow tulips are in full bloom and eight purple tulips are almost in full bloom.
3. Two pink blossoms from a tree near the aquatic center are in full bloom against a partly cloudy sky.
4. A single pink tulip with feathery textured edges almost completely fills this photo.
5. A pinkish-purple tree blossom is in front of the southeast tower of the main building.
Our athletic teams are dedicated, hard-working, and committed. The Goal Ball season has been great. Here are some photos from Men’s Practice and a Goal Ball Scrimmage. Go Huskies.
On Tuesday, March 17, the mens’ goalball team practiced in the fieldhouse gym for the upcoming tournament.
Overbrook is incredibly proud of their Early Childhood Student, Danny, who participated in the Haverford Youth Wrestling Tournament on February 8, 2015. He was AWESOME!
Our sports teams love competition and they are also dedicated to practice after school. Our coaches give their time, energy, and dedication to make our students understand teamwork and excellence.
On Thursday, November 20, The White Hall Academy students hosted their families to a delicious, home-made Thanksgiving meal. The students worked all week to plan, shop for and cook the meal. There were over 40 people who enjoyed the feast that evening.