School For The Deaf
The School for the Deaf provides a comprehensive academic program for students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in grades K-12. Teachers challenge each student to achieve his/her potential in a signing environment that promotes the development of language and a positive self-concept. Annually, a team of professionals develops an individualized education plan for each student. The development of language, communication skills, critical thinking skills, appropriate social skills, and application of learned concepts are emphasized. Opportunities to mainstream in areas of strength are provided through a collaborative effort with the local public school districts.
It is almost winter and the temperatures have finally starting dropping! As we approach the Holiday season, our students are preparing for our Winter Festivals on December 18th. The elementary and preschool program will be held at 2:00 p.m. and the middle school/high school program will be at 6:00 p.m. Please plan on joining us in person or via your computer through our webcast. More information will be provided regarding how to access this program via technology.
Our high school students are working hard to finish up this semester. Final exams will be held the week of Dec. 16th – 19th.
I found this article from the Scholastic website and thought it might be helpful for parents as the holidays draw near. Giving the gift of reading is an excellent present.
10 Gifts That Encourage Reading
Try these presents to promote a love for books.
- Comfy Chair. Before your child opens a book, she'll need a place for cozy reading! Look for a cushy chair to put in a well-lit corner of her bedroom. Then she'll have a place separate from her desk to read her favorite books.
- Boxed Set of Beloved Books. Does your child have a favorite series? Make sure he'll be able to read every word of the adventures by presenting him with a boxed set of books.
- Bookmark That Makes a Statement. A bookmark makes an ideal stocking stuffer. Bookstores now carry elaborate, character-decorated page-keepers, so choose one that features your child's favorite themes or friends.
- Mug Filled With Hugs. What could be better than snuggling up with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows? Make reading an inviting experience this season with a personalized mug.
- Crafty Coloring Books. Coloring books are another form of storytelling. Your child can use crayons or markers to render what's going on in the picture, which nurtures imagination.
- Word of the Day Calendar. Keep track of the date and improve vocabulary at the same time with a Word of the Day calendar.
- Lighten Up With a Lamp. Brighten your child's holiday! Invest in a practical yet punchy reading light for his bedroom.
- Magazine Subscription Surprise. Support your child's interests by giving a gift that will last for a whole year: a subscription to a magazine. With so many publications available on everything from sports, nature, fashion, current events, and more, it'll be a snap to find one that she'll look forward to every month.
- Personalized Journal or Diary. Add a fun writing pen, and unlock your child's imagination. Journals encourage personal writing and doodling, and help develop ideas and opinions.
- Boredom-Busting Activity Books. Exercise your child's brain with crossword puzzles, word finds, and MadLibs when he's stuck indoors during the blustery winter season. He'll improve his spelling, vocabulary, and interest in exploring books.
Principal K – 12
School for the Deaf