Educating Georgia's Deaf Future
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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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!
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Check out the year's first offering from GSD Apparel! Personalized umbrellas and magic mugs are on sale now! Orders are due by Monday, 12 September. You can download the order form here:
¡Vea la primera oferta del año de GSD Apparel! ¡Los paraguas personalizados y las tazas mágicas ya están a la venta! Los pedidos vencen el lunes 12 de septiembre. Puede descargar el formulario de pedido aquí:
GSD celebrated our 175th Anniversary of educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing children throughout the 2021-2022 school year. GSD opened its doors to students on 15 May 1846. Enjoy this slideshow of the many events that celebrated 175! Thanks to Loren Frick for making this great slideshow.
GSD was invited to be guests on Sign1News' Virtual Chat program to chat about our 175th Anniversary and all the events we have had this year. Thank you, Sign1News, for having us and helping us celebrate a milestone!
Miss GSD Pageant replay
GSD is still looking for ideas for naming a building on campus—right now it is called Building 55 and that’s a boring name. We want to name Building 55 in honor or in memory of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person. We want your ideas and suggestions!! Guidelines: • Must be a Deaf or Hard of Hearing person • Cannot be someone who already has a building named for them at GSD (Gordon, Kennard, Dillard, Whitworth, Prickett, Tumlin). • You must explain WHY you are nominating the person because naming a building is an honor. For example: Why is the person important? How did they impact GSD and/or the Deaf community? How did they impact you? • You must fill out the nomination form (link below) online. Names mentioned in Facebook comments are not accepted.
Link for the nomination form: https://forms.office.com/r/YYiM4vwCpG