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Behind the scenes: ASL Club

Behind the scenes: ASL Club

Brooke Moss, Convergent Media Writer

2 days ago

As you enter room 3314 on Thursday morning at 7:05 a.m., you could hear a pin drop in the silent room. It is an American Sign Language (ASL) Club meeting where hand gestures are the mode of communication, not voice. Sophomore Hannah Lumpkins, the club vice president, gets students involved by offering ...

The Deaf community spells out “I LOVE YOU” for Valentine’s Day

The Deaf community spells out “I LOVE YOU” for Valentine’s Day

Elle Rotter, Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Gathered as a small group in American Sign Language (ASL) Club sponsor Jessie Menchak’s room Jan. 30, both Deaf and hearing students spent time making valentines for classmates to be sold the week of Valentine's Day, Feb. 10 - 13.  ASL Club made tissue paper flowers and ‘I-LOVE-YOU’ hand Val...

Meet Jessie Menchak, a new American Sign Language teacher

Meet Jessie Menchak, a new American Sign Language teacher

Sophia Frobish, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 15, 2020

On the third floor at the end of the language hallway, American Sign Language (ASL) teacher Jessie Menchak greets her students as they walk into class, giving them a handshake and a welcoming smile before the bell.  Menchak is new to the district after returning to St. Louis from teaching in Iowa...

Getting to know American Sign Language teacher Tiffani Symons

Getting to know American Sign Language teacher Tiffani Symons

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

Pathfinder: What got you interested in teaching? Symons: “I wanted to be a teacher since I was in high school. I realized I wanted to teach deaf and hard of hearing students, so I became a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing [students] and have been for 17 years. This opportunity to teach all ...

POW: Rachel Ebner, 11

POW: Rachel Ebner, 11

Betsy Wait, Staff Writer

April 15, 2015

“If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?” “I would just say: be the best person that you can be. If you see somebody who is sitting by themselves, try to involve them. Just be friends with everybody.” “What experience in life has taught you...

POW: Brett Crews, 9

POW: Brett Crews, 9

Debra Klevens, Convergent Media Writers

September 4, 2014

“Is it hard to communicate with people when there is no interpreter?”

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