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Ready, Set, Learn! in Chattanooga, TN

Join the Birth-5 Parent Outreach team and other families for a two-hour, hands-on workshop: "Transportation Unit". In addition, you will have the opportunity to talk with Teachers of the Deaf about your specific concerns. Ready, Set, Learn! will take place at Partnership Services for Family, Children, and Adults in Chattanooga, TN on April 26, 2020 from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
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WTSD Students Use Their Imagination and Creativity

The temperatures may be unseasonably warm outside, but WTSD has been battling igloo-type temperatures inside Mrs. Erin's and Mrs. Melissa's Pre-K classrooms.

The idea of a milk-jug igloo began a year ago when classroom teacher, Melissa Spence, asked parents to start saving gallon jugs. The requested jugs would be used for an art project relating to their "Imagination and Creativity" theme. The parents came through in fine fashion, and the igloo came to life. Students loved every second of exploring the igloo and imagining what it might be like to live there. Although it was a "Pre-K project", all of WTSD students and staff have enjoyed the creativity and hard work of the parents and teachers that resulted in the unmistakable structure.
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Family ASL Class Kicking off January 21st!

The Parent Outreach K-12 Program encourages all parents and family of deaf / hard of hearing children to participate in Family ASL Classes every Tuesday beginning on January 21st. Classes range from Intermediate to Beginner 2. Experience in ASL or no experience, all family members are welcome!
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WTSD Gives Back

West Tennessee School for the Deaf wrapped up the first half of the '19-'20 school year with a "WTSD Gives Back" themed Holiday Program. For several years, WTSD has used the holiday spirit to participate in giving back to the community. This year, they chose to take it a step further and honor our nation's military personnel by simply saying "thank you". They did this by participating in "100,000 Thank Yous". Nashville's "The Ty Bentli Radio Show" partnered with Operation Gratitude (a 501(c)(3) organization that provides tangible ways to strengthen communities and bring together grateful civilians with the men and women in uniform who serve and protect them) to collect and send 100,000 "thank yous" to our troops. Each class at WTSD joined in the effort of providing 100,000 Thank Yous by creating their own thank you cards and sending them to the radio show. The Holiday Program highlighted the gratitude for our troops through a PowerPoint showcasing each student's effort in the push for 100,000 Thank Yous, as well as recognizing our own military "hero", Chad Blalock. The program also featured each class in a performance of a song that was originally performed and/or written by artists native to Tennessee. WTSD looks forward to continuing the tradition of giving back.
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