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  • Enjoy this week's School Helper (English and Spanish)! It includes an invitation for families to eat with us for our Thanksgiving Lunch on 21 November at noon and an order form for GSD backpacks! Have a great weekend!

    Download in English:Issue 15 English

    Download in Spanish: edición 15 espanol

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  • Enjoy this week's School Helper!

    Download/view in English here: Issue 14 English

    descargar en espanol: espanol

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Coming Attractions

  • Georgia Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Decatur will be offering ASL classes at several levels beginning 25 January. Registration deadline is 17 January. For more information or to register contact AALSTON@GCDHH.ORG or 404-381-8448


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  • Can't find an ASL class near your home or need a more flexible schedule? ASL classes are offered online through several companies. Visit the websites below and find the one that is best for you! 


    ¿No puede encontrar una clase de ASL cerca de su hogar o necesita un horario más flexible? Las clases de ASL se ofrecen en línea a través de varias compañías. ¡Visite los sitios web a continuación y encuentre el que sea mejor para usted!


    ASL Connect (Gallaudet University)

    ASL Deafined

    Sign On

    Sign With Robert



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  • ASL Classes (different levels, various class times) are offered by the City of Marietta at the Custer Park Sports and Fitness Center. Visit their website for complete details, dates, times, fees, registration, etc.


    La Ciudad de Marietta ofrece clases de ASL (diferentes niveles, varios horarios de clases) en el Centro de Deportes y Gimnasio Custer Park. Visite su sitio web para obtener detalles completos, fechas, horarios, tarifas, registro, etc.



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  • Gwinnett Technical College is offering online ASL classes. The cost is $119 for an instructor-led class and begins 9/11. There is also a self-paced tutorial for $115.  You can register here:


    Gwinnett Technical College ofrece clases de ASL en línea. El costo es de $ 119 para una clase dirigida por un instructor y comienza el 11 de septiembre. También hay un tutorial a su propio ritmo por $ 115. Puede registrarse aquí:


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  • Clayton State University in Morrow is offering an ASL Level 2 Class. The cost is $199 and classes start 9/21/2019. Register here:


    Clayton State University en Morrow está ofreciendo una clase ASL Nivel 2. El costo es de $ 199 y las clases comienzan el 21/09/2019. Regístrese aquí:


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  • Douglasville Parks and Recreation is offering ASL Classes. Visit their site:


    Douglasville Parks and Recreation ofrece clases de ASL. Visite su sitio:



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  • Language Atlanta offers ASL lesson. Visit Ongoing enrollment in classes for a fee.


    Language Atlanta ofrece una lección de ASL. Visite Inscripción continua en clases por una tarifa.


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  • Did you know the University of Georgia offers multiple levels of ASL classes in both Athens and Gwinnett? The classes do have a fee and require materials. For more information and to register, visit…/…/american-sign-language

    ¿Sabías que la Universidad de Georgia ofrece múltiples niveles de clases de ASL tanto en Atenas como en Gwinnett? Las clases tienen una tarifa y requieren materiales. Para obtener más información y para registrarse, visite…/…/american-sign-language


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  • ASL classes in Villa Rica (West Georgia Regional Library System). Fees apply. Contact Evette Bridges at for more details. 

    Beginner class: Saturdays 10-11 am

    Intermediate class: Saturdays 11:15 am-12:15 pm


    Clases de ASL en Villa Rica (Sistema de Bibliotecas Regionales de Georgia del Oeste). Se aplican tarifas. Póngase en contacto con Evette Bridges en para obtener más detalles.
    Clase para principiantes: sábados 10-11 am
    Clase intermedia: sábados 11:15 am-12: 15 pm





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  • ASL class in Carrollton (West Georgia Regional Library System). Classes are the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm at the Stallings Center. All levels welcome. The instructor is China Weaver. Contact Programs and Outreach Coordinator Amanda Johnson at or visit for more info.


    Clase de ASL en Carrollton (Sistema de Biblioteca Regional de West Georgia). Las clases son el primer y tercer martes de cada mes a las 6 pm en el Centro de Stallings. Todos los niveles son bienvenidos. El instructor es China Weaver. Comuníquese con la Coordinadora de Programas y Alcance Amanda Johnson en o visite para obtener más información.


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Tiger Tails

  • Looking for GSD gear? Get your GSD Tiger Backpack now! Backpacks are $35 and orders are due by 20 November. You can have your name added to it, too (up to 14 letters). 


    The backpack is available at the front office to look at or see pictures below.


    Download the order form here: Backpack Order Form


     order form

    Return order forms to Lynn James-Batey. For questions please email her at


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  • Elementary Math teacher Loren Frick teaches Kindergartener Arizona how to count double-digit numbers in ASL. 

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  • One of our juniors, Jackie Williams, spent a month this past summer at Youth Leadership Camp. Here she is, telling about her FANTASTIC experience! The video is in ASL with English captions.

    Uno de nuestros jóvenes, Jackie Williams, pasó un mes el verano pasado en el Campamento de Liderazgo Juvenil. ¡Aquí está, contando sobre su experiencia FANTÁSTICA! El video está en ASL con subtítulos en inglés.


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  • In 2018, Kenneth Kennedy (at the time, a rising junior), attended Youth Leadership Camp. Here is his story of his experience. The video is in ASL with English captions. 


    En 2018, Kenneth Kennedy (en ese momento, un joven en ascenso), asistió al Campamento de Liderazgo Juvenil. Aquí está su historia de su experiencia. El video está en ASL con subtítulos en inglés.




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  • Congratulations to GSD's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year, Dana Tarter!! Dana is in her 4th year teaching at GSD and teaches Elementary and Middle School Access classes. She is beloved by students and staff for her true devotion to her students, her cheerful attitude and positive outlook. Thank you, Dana, for all you do for the students and the school. Congratulations on an honor well deserved! 


     Dana Tarter, Teacher of the Year, holds her certificate and flowers. 


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