Brazos River

Regional Day School Program for the Deaf

Upcoming Events of the Brazos River RDSPD

  • BRRDSPD Monthly Family Meeting-Summer Camps- February 22nd*
  • Texas Hands & Voices-PAUSE Retreat- Feb 23rd-24th*
  • Free Sign Language Classes- Tuesdays through March 6th*
  • Registration for ERCOD Summer Programs-Closes March 1st*
  • ESC 11 Transition Fair- For Students, Teachers, and Parents March 5th*
  • Optimist Communication Contest March 7th at WHS
  • Imagination Texas April 6th-7th
  • Discovery Retreat April 20-22nd
  • Brazos River Family Picnic May 11th- Cherry Park
  • Statewide Conference on Education of the D/HH- Grapevine July 10-12th
  • TAPED Scholarship Information-Deadline - April 1st*
  • Senior Spotlight featuring Gracie Strohmeyer*
  • *See more Information in this newsletter

Senior Spotlight- Gracie Strohmeyer

Gracie Strohmeyer will be graduating from Stephenville High School in May. This now high school senior became a member of the Brazos River RDSPD family as an infant. Gracie is very active in many aspects of campus life, but it is her involvement with the Stephenville Stingerettes, the school's award winning dance team that makes her a stand out! During the annual Imagination Texas, Fine Arts Weekend for the Deaf, Gracie is always the first one on the dance floor. We have watched Gracie grow into the strong, determined young woman she is. Gracie loves technology, music, and she loves her family. Upon graduation, Gracie is considering attending the Texas School for the Deaf Access Program in Austin, Texas.
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BRRDSPD February Family Meeting - Summer Camps

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

612 North Rusk Street

Weatherford, TX

Texas Lions Camp Registration has opened. Come to the Parker County Co-op and get your registration sponsored by our favorite Lions, Tony Blauvelt and Bill Cummings. Learn more about this free camp and even how to get a free bus ride to the camp in Kerville, TX and back for you and your family. Also learn about other summer camp offerings. And as an added bonus, retired deaf ed teacher, Candi Mullens will be there to share about her summer camp offered in Burleson, Deaf Camp. See below.
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Time is Running Out to Sign up for TSD Summer Programs 2018

DEADLINE MARCH 1st. DON'T MISS OUT!! YOUR KIDS WILL WANT TO GO TSD THIS SUMMER!

FREE Sign Language Classes

Click this picture and watch the video of Ashtin Smith, Elementary Deaf Ed teacher of the Brazos River RDSPD/PCC Sign Language teacher share about this Tuesday night class. Ashtin Smith teaches the beginner class and Mandy Lashbrook, Parent/Infant Advisor and Itinerant teacher of the Brazos River RDSPD teaches the intermediate class.

Come any and/or all Tuesdays through March 6th

Parker County Co-op Special Services

612 North Rusk St

Weatherford, TX 76086

For more information - Kristal Bullock- kbullock@parkercountyco-op.net 817-596-0024

Journey to Success- Transition Fair for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Are you/your students ready for the "real" world?


Find out at the transition fair for Deaf/hard-of-hearing high school students!


When? March 5th


Where? Region 11 Education Service Center


Who? High School D/HH Students, Parents, Educators, & Professionals from Regions 10 and 11 and surrounding regions

Click the Link Below to Learn about the TAPED Scholarships

Texas Association of Parents and Educators of the Deaf are offering multiple scholarships for Deaf and hard of hearing students heading to technical school, college or a university. Also, for students studying to be a Deaf Education Teacher or studying to be a Sign Language Interpreter.


TAPED Teacher- $1,000.00

TAPED Interpreter - $1,000.00

Sha Cowan Scholarship - $1,000.00

Gary Curtis Scholarship - $1,000.00

Corinne Cunningham Scholarship - $1,000.00

Cheryl Ferguson Scholarship - $1,000.00

TAPED Student Scholarship - $1,000.00

2018 P.A.U.S.E. Retreat Workshop

Why not give a special mom (or yourself) the gift of an overnight retreat filled with information, fun, relaxation and memories!

P.A.U.S.E. retreat workshops (Parents Advocating, Understanding and Supporting Each other
in a retreat setting

Moms and female caregivers of Deaf/Hard of Hearing kids (0-21) can join us for a lovely, overnight retreat full of inspiration, connection, pampering and more.

New Braunfels - Feb 23-24, 2018 @ TbarM resort *** HURRY! 5 spaces left! registration extended - Wednesday 2/14 is the deadline

Special guests: Emma Faye Rudkin and her mom!

(Some Brazos River Money Available for Registration-contact Kristal)

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We Appreciate you, Hannah Morris, Communication Assistant Hall Middle School