Contact: Keena Miller
512-462-5328, cell: 512-658-4444
FOR RELEASE DECEMBER 8, 2022
MAKING NEW FRIENDS
HOLIDAY PARTY BRINGS CENTRAL TEXAS DEAF CHILDREN TOGETHER
Thursday, December 8, 2022
Austin, Texas – December 8, 2022 Thanks to the use of video technology, each week from the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD), 51 classrooms across Texas are connected with American Sign Language (ASL) storytellers from TSD’s Statewide Outreach Center’s distance learning studio, who make reading come alive for students who are deaf and hard or hearing.
Today, around 50 students from the central Texas area, including Hays, Round Rock, and Bastrop ISDs, meet their ASL teachers in person for the first time, and meet new friends at the ASL storytelling holiday party.
A celebration of togetherness, students will have a pizza party, play ASL games, enjoy live ASL Stories, and get a special visit from Signing Santa Claus.
WHAT: ASL Storytelling Student Holiday Party
WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Deaf Smith Center
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
ABOUT THE STATEWIDE OUTREACH CENTER AT TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: Your trusted resource for deaf education in Texas, the Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) carries forth the second tenet of the school’s mission through outreach, with the resources and expertise of TSD shared with students who are deaf and hard of hearing, their families, and professionals anywhere across the state. Working collaboratively with a variety of partner agencies, family-focused groups, and schools across Texas, SOC offers a network of support, in-depth information and quality resources for those who need it. To learn more visit: texasdeafed.org, and follow the SOC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: The Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) is the oldest continuous operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students since 1856, who are deaf and hard of hearing. The Austin 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 about the Texas School for the Deaf, visit: tsd.state.tx.us, and follow TSD on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.