Manners Matter

Manners Matter

Don Bohannon, SSD superintendent, left, and Tom Bamvakais, right, with a Manners Matter student Six years ago, Tom Bamvakais, a teacher in SSD’s Vocational Skills Program (VSP) at Jefferson Barracks Medical Center, initiated a program to help students with disabilities develop better social skills. That first year, seven students…

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Making a Difference

Making a Difference

by Michael Corry I have two daughters, and each has a child with disabilities. My granddaughter Alaina is intellectually disabled. She is diagnosed with a very rare syndrome caused by a malformed gene. My grandson Jack is on the autism spectrum. I am very confident in the business world,…

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Kid 2 Camp Challenge 2018!
group of students holding sign reading Fred Saigh Leadership

Kid 2 Camp Challenge 2018!

The 2018 Fred Saigh Leadership Program grads challenge each SSD team to send a kid to camp. They are great leaders indeed! Thank you, grads! Check it out! https://vimeo.com/273754217 Donate here and put “camp” in the memory/tribute line. https://sef-stl.org/donate/ Thanks!…

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Teacher Mini-grants Produce Big Benefits

Teacher Mini-grants Produce Big Benefits

I was a school principal for many years at Northview High School of the Special School District (SSD). During this time, I became very familiar with the Special Education Foundation (SEF). SEF is a nonprofit organization that provides funds to further support students with special education needs through its Dana…

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