TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Keena Miller
Phone: 512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444
Email: [email protected]
FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
SPIRIT WEEK RINGS IN HUGE WEEKEND OF FESTIVITIES
TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF HOMECOMING
SPIKE OUT XV VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT — DUAL EVENT OCTOBER 4-5
BLUE & WHITE PEP RALLY OCTOBER 3
Austin, Texas – September 30, 2013 Homecoming at the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) – this Saturday October 5, at the school’s south Austin campus, 1102 South Congress Avenue – is still the most cherished tradition celebrated at the 156 year-old school, and will bring an estimated 2,500 people for a weekend packed full of events.
This year, in addition to TSD’s homecoming festival and crowning of homecoming royalty, TSD hosts deaf teams from 11 other schools from across the nation, for the 15th annual Spike Out Volleyball Tournament, October 4-5.
TSD’s Spirit Week, this week, peaks to a climax Thursday for TSD’s annual Blue and White Pep Rally at 1:00 p.m.
Starting today, the excitement builds with the annual Powder Puff football game after school, and then the class Tug-o-War on Wednesday. All week, TSD students and staff don the appropriate spirit attire each day for themed student activities.
Texas School for the Deaf’s 2013 Homecoming/Spike Out XV Volleyball Tournament – 1102 South Congress Avenue
Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. Blue and White Pep Rally
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Spike-Out XV Volleyball – Tournament play
Saturday, October 5, 2013
7:30 a.m. Campus gates open
8:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Spike-Out XV Volleyball – Round Robin
10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. TSD Homecoming Festival – with over 65 carnival booths & vendors
10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. TSD Museum Tours – visit TSD’s latest historical collection of Deaflympic medals, memorabilia, uniforms and banners – chronicling TSD members who have participated in the Deaf Olympic Games, since 1957.
11:00 a.m. Spike-Out XV Volleyball – Single elimination tournament begins
7:00 p.m. Homecoming pre-game
7:30 p.m. Kick-off: TSD Rangers vs. Model Secondary School for the Deaf-Washington D.C
Half Time Crowning of TSD 2013-2014 Homecoming Royalty
MORE: Parking and complimentary shuttle bus service, Saturday, at St. Edward’s University-3001 South Congress Avenue. Parking on TSD campus is not available Saturday (except handicapped and disabled with valid sticker). Please take advantage of shuttle service and parking at St. Edward’s University from 7:30 a.m. Saturday until 30 minutes after the homecoming game.
For more information, visit: http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/homecoming, and http://www.tsd.state.tx.us/spikeoutxv.
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating students of Texas who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information, visit http://www.tsd.state.tx.us.