West Texas Deaf Olympics

Friday, May 5, 2017

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West Texas Deaf Olympics

Friday, May 5th, 8am-2pm

4300 Coliseum Dr

San Angelo, TX

Schedule of Events:

8:00 - Registration and check-in opens

8:30 - Team Events

9:45- Group warm up

10:00 - Opening Ceremony

10:15-12:00 - Individual Events

12:00 -12:45 - Lunch

12:45 - Team Pictures and Awards Ceremony

2:00 - Dismiss

Download a copy of the flyer from our website here.


The Esmeralda Lares Student Award for Exceptional Determination

In the winter of 2016, our West Texas Deaf Olympics community lost a young and vibrant member, Esmeralda Lares. Struck by cancer in 2013, during her high school junior year, she was treated and continued to stay engaged in both her academic and social life by attending the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf in Big Spring, Texas. In 2016, the cancer emerged again, but this time, she was unable to fight it for long.

It is only fitting now that WTDO recognizes her show of strength with an award in her name. The Esmeralda Lares Student Award for Exceptional Determination is reserved for a student with qualities of character that surpass the ordinary.

If you know of a student who possesses qualities of exceptional determination, persistence, and strength during times of crisis, please consider nominating him/her for this award.

NOMINATIONS DUE BY Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Please see the website for nomination forms.


Deadline for registrations, t-shirt orders, and volunteer applications is Friday, April 7th!

If you have questions or concerns, please call or email Melissa Carrillo at

325-657-4055 or Melissa.carrillo@saisd.org

Survey for Parents!

Hello, Parents and Guardians of WTDO Competitors,

I am currently enrolled in a Master's Level class at Texas Woman's University. I am writing a professional paper this semester I hope to have published about participation in West Texas Deaf Olympics. A copy of the recruitment letter can be found on the website. Participation in the survey and interview are voluntary. All survey answers are anonymous. Click here to go to the consent and take the survey.

Workshop for Interpreters!

Mark your calendars! Amber Galloway-Gallego will be joining us for WTDO to help with the warm-up music and mingle with parents, students, and staff. Region 15 will be hosting her the very next day, Saturday, May 6th, for an interpreting workshop. Please contact Pam Yarbrough or Hilaria Arocha for more information or to register at 325-658-6571 or visit the Region 15 website.

Sign up for REMIND

Remind is easy to sign up for, and there is no account needed. You'll receive text message reminders on your phone regarding deadlines, WTDO updates, and any last minute information. Your phone number is not displayed, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Here's how to sign up: Send this text message @westtexasd to this number, 469-804-7717.

Website Update

Check the website for information, deadlines, contacts, flyers, and much more. We are also supplying links to past newsletters. Use the QR code, or this link: http://tinyurl.com/lqttwol