Brazos River

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

Upcoming Events of the Brazos River RDSPD

*****Award Winning Teachers and Students at Brazos River RDSPD- See Below********

Senior Spotlight- Tammy Wilson

95.3 K-Hits' Teacher of the Week- Ashtin Smith

2018 Teacher of the Year, Wright Elementary- Chandler Schoonover (Next Newsletter)

April 6th- 7th- Imagination Texas- Fort Worth (secondary students)

April 26th - Brazos River Family Meeting at PCC

April 27th-Weatherford ISD Roo Fest

May 18th- 2018 Brazos River RDSPD Family Picnic and Celebration of Graduates

Senior Spotlight- Tammy Wilson

Tammy Wilson, a senior at Weatherford High School has many honors in her educational career. She was recently accepted to Gallaudet University in Washington DC and is planning to major in Deaf Education. This year, Tammy is serving as the president of the ASL Club and was recently named as Who's Who in Foreign Language. Please see the video below in order to see Tammy's many activities and achievements.

Ashtin Smith, Well Deserved Honor

Ashtin Smith, Deaf Ed teacher at Wright Elementary was honored by 95.3 K-HITs' Radio after being nominated by the guardian of one of her Deaf students. We are so proud of all Mrs. Smith does for her students of the Brazos River RDSPD. Way to go, Ashtin Smith!!!
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Ashtin Smith, 95.3 K-Hits Teacher of the Week

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April Family Meeting-

Thursday, April 26th, 6pm

612 N. Rusk

Come learn about FREE video phone technology available in your home. If you already have, high speed internet in your home this is a great option for your student. Purple and Sorenson are two of the leading video relay companies who will share how to make this happen in your home and why it is so beneficial for their self advocacy and social improvement.

Imagination Texas 2018

April 6th and 7th our secondary students will be attending this statewide fine arts weekend for the D/HH. This is an unique and awesome event to attend hands-on workshops led by D/HH arts for all over the United States. This is a rare and special opportunity for our students that allows for them to no longer be in the minority. The weekend includes a prom-like dance/social banquet and an overnight at the Radisson. This is a highlight for all our secondary staff and students. We will have great pictures to share from the event in future issues of this newsletter.

Weatherford Roo Fest

Friday, April 27th, 10am-1:30pm

Weatherford, TX

Roo Fest is special day at Kangaroo Stadium. It’s the day of the annual Weatherford Roo Fest Special Olympics Event. From 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., participants will compete in a variety of athletic events.

"It is a rewarding experience for everyone," said Roo Fest coordinator Patti Young. "It builds community between non-disabled and disabled students. We have hundreds of student volunteers from WISD and Weatherford College that want to join in this event every year because of the pride it brings to them.

"It is a day to celebrate life and the special gifts these children bring to our world. It is a day filled with friendship, collaboration and basic outdoor fun." courtesy BY RICK MAUCH

Special to Weatherford Star-Telegram