Educating Georgia's Deaf Future
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Transportation Day for all students (Thursday)
Congrats to 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year Dr Tiffany Pauling-Brown! She has been with GSD for 20 years, currently teaching middle school math, coaching the middle school math team, is a graduation sponsor, and will represent GSD in the Division of State School's district Teach of the Year selection process.
What a great job these three did earning their Certificates showing they know their ABC's. You can watch Maria show her knowledge off in the video.
The 4th and 5th graders in Mr. Loren Frick's science class do a great job explaining the seasons and sunlight. Watch and maybe you will learn something new! Way to go!
Parents, guardians, and family members of GSD students are invited to attend An Evening with Patrick Briggs! Mr. Briggs is an amazing, energetic presenter and the topic will be how YOU can help your child learn and grow in school. The Zoom link will be texted/emailed to all GSD families. Join us for this interactive, virtual event!
Tuesday, 17 January 2023: Spanish interpretation. 7:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday, 18 January: Spoken English with ASL interpretation. 7:30-8:30 pm
Looking for great gifts that show your GSD spirit and Deaf pride? Check out the new hoodies and special Christmas pillow from GSD Apparel! Awesome! Everything is made by GSD students!
¡Más buenas noticias! ¡¡Jamie Anderson, Maestra del Año de GSD, también ha sido seleccionada como Maestra del Año del Distrito de la División de Escuelas Estatales!! Jamie ahora avanzará a la competencia de Maestro Estatal del Año. ¡Felicitaciones, Jaime, estamos muy orgullosos de ti!
Congratulations to Jamie Anderson, GSD's 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year! Jamie has all the qualities of an outstanding elementary teacher: creative, caring, enthusiastic, and fun. She is now in her 23rd year of teaching at GSD. We are all very fortunate to have Jamie at GSD. Jamie will represent GSD in the State Schools Teacher of the Year competition. Good luck, Jamie, and thank you for all you have done for GSD's students!
¡Felicitaciones a Jamie Anderson, maestra del año 2022-2023 de GSD! Jamie tiene todas las cualidades de un excelente maestro de primaria: creativo, cariñoso, entusiasta y divertido. Ella ahora está en su año 23 de enseñanza en GSD. Todos somos muy afortunados de tener a Jamie en GSD. Jamie representará a GSD en la competencia de Maestro del Año de Escuelas Estatales. ¡Buena suerte, Jamie, y gracias por todo lo que ha hecho por los estudiantes de GSD!
November is Family Engagement Month! Now is a great time to re-commit to being involved in your child's education! Communication is key--communicate with your child, with their teachers, and with other important adults in their life.
You can read State School Superintendent Richard Woods' letter and Governor Brian Kemp's proclamation about Family Engagement Month here or download:
Hello! Exciting news--GSD has purchased for all families a FREE account at SignIt!, an online ASL learning website! Everyone in the family can take free classes (live or recorded), meet with a tutor one-on-one, and many more great options! It is very easy to get an account. You can contact Marie Dickinson by text/phone (706.331.6314), or email (email@example.com). I strongly encourage all GSD families to get an account and see the great lessons with SignIt! After you sign up, SignIt is free for you to use for one year (renewing after one year is possible).
New English Language Arts Curricula will be used in 2022-2023. You can read about the programs and give feedback here: English Language Arts Curricula 2022-2023--English
El nuevo plan de estudios de artes del lenguaje inglés se utilizará en 2022-2023. Puede leer sobre los programas y dar su opinión aquí: Currículo de Artes del Lenguaje Inglés 2022-2023--Español
Congratulations to Loren Frick for being selected as the State Schools Division's Teacher of the Year!
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787-1851) holds an important role in the history of education for Deaf students in America. Gallaudet Day is celebrated each year on his birthday, 10 December. High School students in Julie Burton’s ASL I and ASL II classes, in addition to a few other students, put on a wonderful play this year, telling the story of Gallaudet’s work to establish education for Deaf students. In the play, a statue of Gallaudet (played by Santos Castanon-Gonzalez) “comes alive” to a group of current Gallaudet University students and they discuss how his meeting of a Deaf child, Alice Cogswell, led Gallaudet to travel to Europe, learn about education for Deaf students in France, and return to America with a Deaf teacher, Laurent Clerc, to establish the first permanent school for the Deaf in Harford, Connecticut (the American School for the Deaf). Kudos to all the talented students who worked hard in practices to put on this great show and Julie Burton for her many hours working to make this event happen!
Captions will be added soon.
Keep checking back for information on our graduating students, a live feed of the graduation and more.