News & Announcements

Texas School for the Deaf Creates Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

TSD has created a relief fund to support our students and families devastated by the catastrophic flooding wrought by Hurricane Harvey. We are reaching out for your assistance to help our 140 students and their families, each of whom are struggling in different ways, in response to the devastation they have experienced.
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UPDATE: TSD and Hurricane Harvey Relief (English/Spanish) - Wed. August 30 at 5pm

In response to many of you who are reaching out to TSD asking for how you can assist TSD students, families and others in the Deaf community who have been affected by the recent storm, we very much appreciate you contacting us with offers of support. Very soon, we will have identified and will post updates on our TSD homepage directing donations to directly assist affected TSD students and families.
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TSD Participated at the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse

Six HS students from TSD attended a full day of learning and sharing STEM activities in the lower rotunda of the State Capitol. The Texas Capitol Schoolhouse is a legislative event giving students and teachers across Texas the opportunity to showcase how technology is being used to improve public schools. (Click for more information)
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TSD Celebrated the Holiday Season

Our Superintendent hosted a series of holiday celebrations to send our students off on their long Winter Break. They enjoyed visiting iPlay Austin, Altitude Trampoline and Main Event. Check the photo gallery here.
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CEASD Accreditation Visit November 27-30, 2016

TSD has completed its Self-Study for Accreditation based on CEASD’s 12 Standards and sample indicators. We have also completed our schedule for the Visiting Team highlighting interviews, meetings and events that will take place during the visit.
We will host our last mandatory Town Hall Meeting on Accreditation Tuesday, November 15. The presentation for the meeting is also attached.
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Deaf Awareness Week Bulletin: The Importance of ASL

Today, I think it’s appropriate to talk about American Sign Language, given the brith of Deaf Awareness Week stemmed from the International Week of the Deaf, as dictated by the World Federation of the Deaf in 1958. Sign language use across the globe is incredible—if you have travelled overseas and have met a deaf person, you know what I mean. It tells you language is powerful. Language describes people. ASL describes Deaf people in America. ASL is a language. ASL is a true language.
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