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  • A must-watch! These 5th graders in Mr. Loren Frick's science class do a fantastic job explaining animal classification and fish AND the video includes a fish giving birth! So cool!


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  • 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!


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  • 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   Briggs flyer front eng Briggs flyer bio eng

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  • 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!

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  • More great news! Jamie Anderson, GSD's Teacher of the Year, has also been selected as the Division of State Schools' District Teacher of the Year!! Jamie will now advance to the State Teacher of the Year competition. Congratulations, Jamie, we are so proud of you! 

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    ¡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!


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  • 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! 

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    ¡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!


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  • 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:

    Woods' letter

    Governor's proclamation

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  • 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 ( 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).

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  • 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


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  • Congratulations to Loren Frick for being selected as the State Schools Division's Teacher of the Year!



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  • 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.


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GSD Apparel

  • GSD Apparel flash sale! Order your ASL Valentine's Day shirt by this Monday, 6 February! Shirts designed and made by our students and sales support our PTDA!

    English: Valentine's shirt order form

    ¡Venta flash de ropa GSD! ¡Ordene su camiseta de ASL para el Día de San Valentín antes de este lunes 6 de febrero! ¡Remeras diseñadas y hechas por nuestros estudiantes y las ventas apoyan a nuestro PTDA!

    Español: formulario de pedido de camisas de San Valentín

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  • Check out this great new design from GSD Apparel! It is PAWsome!

    Orders are due by 13 February. Cash, check, and credit card (over the phone) are accepted. You can download the order form here: PAWsome Order Form



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  • Show your GSD spirit with a new pennant or car decal! Get yours today! Products are designed and made by students in the GSD Apparel program. Download the order form here: Pennant and Car Decal Order Form

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175th Anniversary

  • GSD Graduation

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  • 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.

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  • 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! 


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  • 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: 




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