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DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION OF STUDENTS WHO ARE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED SINCE 1904

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Aug 13, 2018

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Lavelle Welcomes New Executive Director

Aug 01, 2018

Dear Members of the Lavelle School Community: The Board of Trustees is delighted to announce that the Search Committee and Board of Trustees have unanimously selected Dr. Rebecca L. Renshaw for the position of Executive Director of Lavelle School. Last year, the Board of Trustees initiated a search to fill the position of Executive Director.…

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Lavelle in the News: Animal Embassy Visit Featured on News…

Jun 12, 2018

WILLIAMSBRIDGE - Students in the Bronx who are visually impaired are working with animals to help them feel more comfortable. The program is being used at the Lavelle School for the Blind in Williamsbridge. Organizers say students get the chance to use their senses to feel the animals and visualize them without using sight. The program…

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Lavelle in the News: Annual Talent Show Featured on News…

May 18, 2018

News 12 attended our annual talent show and featured students on their Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, and New Jersey stations! Our students shined on stage, and our principal Diane was interviewed. Click here to see their coverage. 

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Lavelle in the News: Talent Show Preview in Blind Motherhood

May 15, 2018

Holly Bonner, founder of Blind Motherhood, featured Lavelle's Talent Show on her website this month. Click here to read her feature on us! 

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Lavelle Board of Trustees Meets Staff

May 11, 2018

On March 27, 2018, a “Meet and Greet” was held at Lavelle School.  With light refreshments served in the Boardroom, Lavelle’s Board of Trustees met with eighteen Lavelle employees.  The purpose of the gathering was to connect the Board with the committed, hardworking staff members of Lavelle.  In addition to the Administrative team, a solid…

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Staff Development 2017-2018 School Year

May 11, 2018

Throughout the school year, Lavelle provides its staff with four professional staff development days.  These days are built into the calendar where students are not in attendance.  The following lists the Staff Development Training for the 2017-2018 school year: September 5, 2017: Mindfulness Training, Non-Medical Interventions for Children with ADHD, ASD, and Sensory Processing Challenges…

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Lavelle 3rd Annual Talent Show

May 09, 2018

Lavelle family and friends - please join us for our 3rd Annual Talent Show on May 18! Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am Place: Lavelle Gym

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Lavelle in the News: Jessica Jones on News 12 Bronx

May 02, 2018

Best of the Bronx: Art teacher at school for the blind Reported by Gianna Gelosi One teacher in the Bronx is using her disability to help her students gain confidence in and out of the classroom. Jessica Jones, an art teacher at the Lavelle School for the Blind, lost her vision 16 years ago to…

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Lavelle in the News: Sharada Veerubhotla Interviewed for NY1's New…

Apr 30, 2018

Spectrum News NY1 visited Lavelle to interview one of our teachers, Sharada Veerubhotla, about how she overcame the challenges of losing her sight and now inspires a younger generation to do the same. Sharada was featured as NY1's New Yorker of the Week.    SHARADA VEERUBHOLTA: TEACHER WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT HELPS OTHERS GAIN INDEPENDENCE It's…

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Lavelle in the News: Art Show in The Riverdale Press

Apr 20, 2018

Young artists may be blind, but have the touch By Simone Johnson Some people see with their eyes. Others? Through their fingertips. Lavelle School for the Blind students used fur, Velcro, empty prescription bottles, sand and strainers to create their works. Art teacher Jessica Jones says that when it comes to art, there is no…

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Lavelle in the News: Art Show in Metro New York

Apr 18, 2018

Art — and life lessons — on display at Lavelle School for the Blind’s art show By Nikki M. Mascali “[Art] shows what my imagination can build up — and shows everybody I can do things,” said student Ashley Morisseau. For anyone who thinks that a school for blind youth wouldn’t need an arts program,…

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