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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, RIVERSIDE

s n o i t c e l f e R e PAWSitiv ends ilies, Staff, & Fri m a F r fo on ti a News and Inform

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2010 3044 Horace Street Riverside, CA 92506 951-782-6500

Building New and Better Cottages CSDR

makes

info@csdr-cde.ca.gov

huge

cottage has four pods, with

strides in improving our

each holding three two-bed

facilities,

priority

rooms. The building space is

given to buildings that

open; everyone is able to

house our students. Ma-

see each other from one

jor

with

is

corner to another. The patio

planned for five cottages

construction

area contains nice picnic

–

Phase I was com-

tables, a barbeque grill, a

pleted last August. The

covered canopy with lights

floor

for night time, and storage

plan

was

con-

structed to avoid chop-

rooms

ping down the old oak

equipment.

tree.

Four

cottages

Construction kick-off ceremony with VIPs

were assigned to High School

students

Phase II has begun for five

2011. Students comment that they really love the new cot-

cottages

many

tages, that they feel like

nice

home.

amenities: computer room, laundry room, full kitchen, two living rooms,

~ Farley Warshaw, Director of Residence

video phone booth, and more. Each

~ Construction photos by Mike Anderson

Pipes made by students in Construction and Automotive Technology Before

and

be completed this August,

tary students. The state feature

bicycles

more cottages, scheduled to

and

one cottage to Elemen-of-the-art

for

After


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Message from Mal priorities. Our parent/family population uses a variety of languages in the home including ASL, English, and Spanish. To meet the needs of all families, CSDR has recently hired two Family Education Coordinators, who are fluent in these three languages. Neva Turoff and Terri Vincent-Lawson will work together in providing tours to parents of potential students, assisting families with resources and information, and assuring that parents will al-

Superintendent Mal Grossinger at the desk of the 1st superintendent, Dr. Richard Brill , along with his old briefcase and bust, at the CSDR Museum

ways have a liaison within the school. I hope that you will have an opportunity

As you read through the PAWSitive

assure that they would be properly

to visit CSDR soon to see these

Reflections

no

maintained, I assigned Pat the over-

changes for yourself.

doubt, realize what a busy place CSDR

whelming task of creating a school mu-

through our museum you will under-

has been during the first few months of

seum. She has done a remarkable job

stand why we take such pride in our

school.

several

with the help of others, and we have

school ’ s rich history. Then perhaps

changes at the school this year, but two

recently had the honor of unveiling the

you will have time to stop in and meet

of the most significant changes are the

new CSDR Museum. Alumnus, Kevin

our Family Education Coordinators and

new CSDR Museum and the hiring of

Struxness, who authored

two new Family Education Coordina-

a book about the history

tors.

of our school, was on

newsletter you will,

We

have

made

During my first year as Superintendent, Pat Davis ( who was among our first students when this school opened in 1953 ) approached me about an issue needing my immediate attention related to the history of our school. It seemed that after countless hours of locating and

gathering many

original

school items such as old photo albums, trophies, and furniture, the entire lot had been misplaced. Together Pat and I

After a stroll

hand to cut the red ribbon. Attendees at the event included former

students

and retirees who were able to relive CSDR history by viewing some of the original

items

first

used when the school opened.

Now

students,

parents,

visitors

will

our

Superintendent Mal Grossinger explains to 1st grader and Danik Soudakoff that he is the 6th CSDR Superintendent have

an opportunity to visit the museum and

discuss how your child can be part of

study our school ’ s rich history.

CSDR ’ s future.

facts stored off campus in a local stor-

Communication with CSDR families and

~ Mal Grossinger, Superintendent

age unit. To preserve the items and

community members is one of my top

went in search of “ the lost treasures of CSDR. ” We eventually found the arti-

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New Family Orientation CSDR hosted New Family Orientation

dents participated in a fun game of

Thank you to members and/or staff from

last August. We introduced 155 new

“ H ollywood Squares ” .

the

students and their families to our CSDR

dential students and their parents

( C AC ) , Center on Deafness- Inland

family. One and a half days of activities

learned about the PEAK reward pro-

Empire ( CODIE ) , CSDR, and all others

allowed our new families to interact with

gram in the residence program and

for making this event possible. Carrying

current and new students, parents, staff,

also stayed at our brand new cot-

The resi-

and administrators, as well as school

Committee

the torch for this event next year will be

Terri Vincent-Lawson at 951-824-8027

The parents received information about

( V P ) , and Neva J. Turoff at 951-782-

various programs. In addition, current

4817 ( v ) or 951-824-8127 ( VP ) . You

students and parents participated on a

may reach them anytime for questions.

panel and shared their positive experiences at CSDR. An informative Q and One parent

tages. They had first-hand experience

commented that it was amazing to see

of what it would be like for the

such a wonderful support system in

students. Parents felt reassured and

place for new parents and students.

happy that their own children were in

Staff, administrators, parents and stu-

Advisory

our new coordinators of Family Education:

counselors and school social workers.

A session followed.

Community

~ Darlene Wadler, School Social Worker and Interim New Family Orientation Coordinator

good hands.

ASL Classes for CSDR Parents, Families, and Staff Nothing is better than communicating

has been noticeably high this year! Inter-

in American Sign Language!

ested employees can attend class during

A 13 week semester class began in

the

September, taught by our expert ASL

communication skills.

instructor, Sharon Wilson, 61 enthusi-

We constantly work to improve sched-

astic parents and family members par-

ules and contacts with parents. We ap-

ticipate in our Tuesday and Thursday

preciate this opportunity to work in part-

evening

nership with parents, family members

classes.

Our

numbers

continue to grow! This year we offer different classes:

day

to

strengthen

their

and staff to facilitate communication with

Sharon Wilson signs “Friend”

Our beginning class is for families who

for questions and answers.

are just learning sign language or who

Some attend once and others twice a

have never taken a class.

The ad-

week, learning new sign vocabulary and

vanced class is a continuation from

sign sentences and questions. Empha-

ASL I and is for families to increase

sis is placed on developing expressive

their vocabulary base, communication

and receptive skills.

ability, and grammatical knowledge.

Also offered is ASL instruction to staff

Both classes include Deaf culture

interested in improving skills. Motivation

awareness, guest speakers, and time

work

our Deaf children. For more information, contact Nanci Shrager, Special Instructional

Projects

6547 ( v ) ,

Supervisor:

951-782-

951-289-7243( S panish ) ,

951-824-8113 ( VP ) . Website: http://csdr-cde.ca.gov/family-sign-language

~ Sharon Wilson, ASL Instructor


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PAWSITIVE REFLECTIONS

Monthly Deaf Celebrations and Workshops September: Deafhood October: CSDR Alumni/ History

Honor and Pride in Deaf Students First grade recently celebrated Deaf Pride Week in September. Students learned the CSDR cheer and made cute Cubbie Bear hats. P.E. teacher Reagan Anders came in and presented on Deaf pride and how important it was to have an "I can" attitude. We topped off the week with our annual Deaf Pride parade. Hooray! First grade is PAWSitively proud!

~ Tammie Bervel, Teacher

November: Deaf Community/ Advocacy December:

Annual Deaf Pride Parade

Deaf Heritage January: Deaf Black History February:

“ D e a f h o o d ” * Wo r k s h o p

Deaf Women History March: Deaf President Now (DPN) April: ASL Literature May: Deaf Hispanic June: Deaf Minority Groups

Ms. Sandra Ammons, M.A., Workshop presenter signs

How positive are the attitudes toward ASL and the culture of the Deaf? CSDR is committed to Language Planning as a part of our action plan for school accreditation. This year, we are proud to implement a series of Deafhood-related workshops for our students, staff and community.

On September 17-18, Ms. Sandra Ammons visited us from Ohlone College, and introduced to us the concept of Deafhood and Deafcentrism. Ms. Ammons ’ presentation is based on the writings of Dr. Paddy Ladd ’ s book, Understanding Deaf Culture: In search of Deafhood. Dr. Ladd described the word, Deafhood, by stating that it is considered deaf individuals ’ journey as they explore their place in history and society. “ W hen we refer to African-Americans, we do not use the term, ‘ blackness ’ . The term ‘ d eafness ’ implies a condition that we bear, rather than being defined as a cultural identity and life experience, ” Ms. Ammons pointed out. She emphasized the importance of

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I n t e r n at i o n a l D a y o f S i g n e d L a n g u a g e s Have you discovered the beautiful

were they? Staff, parents, and commu-

treasure of a signed language? The

nity members who either were raised in

International Day of Signed Lan-

a different country, had descended from

guages is celebrated on September

Deaf foreign parents, or became very

25 every year among the Deaf

familiar through travels and personal

around the world. All students and

interactions. Many thanks to you

staff celebrated American Sign Lan-

“ f o reigners ”

guage by performances and appreci-

( R o mania) ,

ated the signed languages used in

( H u ngary ) ,

other countries. The emcee, fifth

R adu

Norman Liya

Junc Weiss

Yihedgo

See SIGN page 6

grader Nathaniel Humpal, introduced ASL chants by very young children with ASL teacher Kerry Hile. Nathan-

Backpacker Brianna Keough (8th grade) and Emcee Nathaniel Humpal (5th grade)

iel bid farewell to middle school stu-

signs for words such as: “ HOW

dent Brianna Keough as she set off

ARE

on her world travels. Brianna then

FATHER ” , “ C OLORS ” , and “ I

met, one at a time, Deaf foreign sign-

LOVE YOU” .

ers who demonstrated their unique

shared their own cultural tidbits. Who

YOU? ” , The

“ MOTHER/ “ foreigners ” “Treasure signed language” says Parent Radu Junc in Romanian Sign Language

Deafhood Student and Staff of the Month Vianney Bernal worked so hard to

Teresa Maxwell taught herself the

ensure that the Deaf History time-

key points of “ D eafhood ” through

line was ready for the Interna-

extensive research for her Gallaudet

tional Day of Signed Languages.

Leadership Institute internship, and

She completed her timeline within

trained CSDR supervisors. She then

two days, often coming to class

deepened her studies by attending

during her spare time. She even

the Deafhood Summer Institute for a

added extra pictures and informa-

three-week training. After studying

tion which were not required. She wanted to do her personal best. Although it was stressful, she

Paddy Ladd ’ s scholarly work, DeafVianney Bernal, HS Student

Teresa Maxwell, Curriculum Specialist

hood. Teresa further trained the directors and Instructional supervisors

succeeded! Vianney

in Language Planning

is truly appreciated

Training sessions. Thank

for what she has

you, Teresa!

done. ~ Kevin Croasmus

~ Erika Thompson


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SIGN (cont’d from page 5)

( E t h iopia ) ,

Kaveh

Angoorani

class then presented ASL poetry

( I ran ) , Gloria Moriarty ( Israel and

signing in these symbolic gloves. We

Russia ) , Alla Soudakoff ( R ussia ) ,

then watched a century old video-

and

Guzman

taped presentation from 1912 by our

( M exico ) . The student backpacker

first National Association of the Deaf

then showed, through a mock pager

President, George Veditz. Students

videocamcorder, the videoclips of

and

intriguing foreign contestants from the

“ T reasure signed languages! ” live

Miss Deaf International pageant in

across all ages, and through a video

Las Vegas last July. The show ended

created by middle school staff and

as Brianna returned

students. Veditz ’ s caution to pre-

Humberto

“ h ome ’

to

CSDR to find a treasure chest with buried long-sleeved white gloves.

George Veditz’s “The Preservation of Sign Language” on Gallaudet Video Catalog

Teresa Maxwell ’ s middle school ASL

staff

chanted

and cheered

serve sign language still rings true today for our Deaf education program and the Deaf way of life.

As long as we have deaf people on earth, we will have signs . . . Love and guard our beautiful sign language as the noblest gift . . . to deaf people. ~ George Veditz, 1912

DEAFHOOD (cont’d from page 5)

Deaf-centrism- feeling proud as a deaf individual and become a capable citizen in the hearing society. The goals of this monthly workshop series are to enhance students, staff and community ’ s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the history of Deaf

culture. Our deaf students, staff, and community will learn to recognize the history of oppression, how to overcome the obstacles and maintain healthy, mutual relationship with hearing allies. The realization and meaning of “ D eafhood” is still the talk around here in the CSDR neighborhood! Ongoing dialogue is encouraged and healthy. ~ Janice Smith-Warshaw, ...Curriculum Supervisor

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* ” Deafhood” is a new and more positive term than “ d e afness.” Deafhood is developed to assist people of both cultures ( Deaf and hearing ) in understanding the historical role Deaf have played within the American culture, the value of Deaf and hearing “ allies ” ,. It encourages students to advocate for themselves by taking pride in being Deaf.

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C S D R A l u m n i a n d H i s t o r y Wo r k s h o p Seven years ago, CSDR alumnus

alumni what many of us had never

Kevin Struxness ( ’ 7 4 )

known about our school history.

had his

book The CSDR Story: 1945 – 2003

For

instance,

our

school

was

founded by a deaf man, a Gallaudet graduate, Perry Easton Seely.

Mother and son point to the picture of Perry E. Seely, Deaf founding father of CSDR

However, as a new CSDR was in its Kevin Struxness, Author

making, Seely met with his untimely

Fred Gravatt, assisted with layout

death before the school opened on

published. On October 15 during the weekend of the CSDR museum unveiling, this former Social Studies teacher returned “ home” to share with all students and staff and some community members and school

February 2, 1953. Thus the facility that is home to the school library, TV production classes, Bummy Student Center, and some principals ’ offices is called “ Seely ” building. Kevin fondly described his late

See CSDR page 8

CSDR Documentary Film from Early Sixties Visit our CSDR website in “ ASL Vid-

on both still and motion films for

eos ” to view the video collection of

many years. He did side jobs shoot-

student life at CSDR during the early

ing still pictures for Deaf organiza-

1960 ′ s. These were filmed by the fa-

tions or athletics by doing this in his

ther of alumni Charles Erwin Marsh, Jr.

own darkroom at home. He filmed a

( ‘ 6 3 ) : “ My father ( Charles Marsh,

lot of movies of our family as his

Sr. ) had always been a photographer

hobby. ” This father enjoyed filming his two children Arlene and Charles, Jr. on the CSDR campus to show what the Deaf residential school

Video of Charles Marsh Jr. in Dr. Larry Newman’s classroom

had to offer. We thank Charles for sharing with us such prized video archives, giving us a glimpse of CSDR in the sixties. Viewing the many things that remained the same or have completely changed Video of Dr. Richard Brill, 1st Superintendent

is astounding, especially the age old teaching method of communicating through only finger-spelling with very little or no signs!


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CSDR (cont’d from page 7)

childhood and teen years at CSDR

students lead productive, successful

to be among his best learning

lives, as alumnus Kevin Struxness

years, which spurred his desire to

and many CSDR alumni have done.

“ g ive back ” to the school for what

For further details on The CSDR

it had done for him. We were in-

Story, you may purchase the book

spired by the stories and photos

through the website: www.DeBee.com

shared during this workshop. We

or from the current CSDR Alumni

were

the

President, Shelly Gravatt, CTE princi-

successful

pal. This workshop was the second of

profiles

also of

impressed countless

with

the

“I needed both family and school to raise me successfully. The school filled in the gaps.” ~ Kevin Struxness

monthly

Deafhoodrelated series developed

to

meet

our

school

action

plan on Lanalumni, with quite a good number of

guage Planning, and to promote posi-

those with CSDR roots who eventu-

tive attitude and pride among stu-

ally graduated with doctorate de-

dents, staff, and community about our

grees. Our utmost goal is to see our

deaf history.

Kevin Struxness, back as a CSDR Student Photo from CSDR Story

Alumni / History Staff of the Month age off-campus and then, with the

The CSDR museum with its history

help of volunteers, decorating the

is a gift, a valuable part of our deaf

rooms of the museum to every last

children ’ s heritage.

detail! These dedicated staff and alumni are true to Cub spirit and pride! Thank you to the Center on Deafness Alumni Alban Branton and Pat Davis in the Athletics section of the CSDR Museum Photo by Shari Kido

Alumni Pat Davis

-

Inland

Empire

( C ODIE ) ,

the

Alumni

Association,

and

CSDR

( ’ 6 3 ) and

staff for helping make our

Alban Branton ( ‘ 8 1 ) , our mu-

museum possible! Thank

seum “ curators ” did a remark-

you for doing this from

able job saving everything in stor-

your heart, Pat and Alban!

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CSDR Open Museum On October 15 during the weekend of The walls were adorned with historical the CSDR history workshop, a red rib- jerseys, uniforms, sign posts, award bon cutting ceremony officially opened plaques, framed paintings and photos. the CSDR Museum in the “ Sierra ”

We even saw an antique dentist sta-

buildings near the football field. The tion that was once on campus! Telerich, historical archives were finally communication devices were on disopen to everyone for a tour!

play, in different models from 1950s to present, in sizes that began from large and cumbersome to small and manageable. The room had old office and

Linda Grossinger recalls her father fixing old TTY s as a job when she was a young girl

classroom furniture. Dining tables were set with plates, glasses, silverware, cloth napkins and chairs used in the 50 ’ s and 60 ’ s. Students, parents, and alumni took turns conversing with CSDR Museum in Sierra Buildings (Formerly DMHU and Old Middle School)

Kevin Struxness and getting his autograph on their copy of The CSDR

Story ( see workshop article ) . Alumnus smells for vinegar to test the quality of the film reel

Did you miss out on this spectacular event? Not to worry! Students, staff, and the community may contact Pat Davis

( pdavis@csdr-cde.ca.gov )

to schedule a tour during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Old dentist equipment , once used at CSDR Red Ribbon Ceremony— Mal Grossinger, Pat Davis, Alban Branton, and Kevin Struxness

“Cubs” and “CSDR” by the Junc children Alban Branton answers questions about the CSDR artifacts

Autograph from historian Kevin Struxness Bustamante family attended CSDR for three generations


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We the Students and Staff . . . We the students and staff of the 5th grade, in order to form a more enriching environment, establish fairness, insure classroom tranquility, support Character Counts, provide for the common learning, Superintendent Mal Grossinger at Preamble ceremony

promote respect for each other, and ensure the blessings of school spirit, happiness, and fun for ourselves and our friends, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the 5th grade of CSDR. ~ All 5th grade students and staff at CSDR

5th graders sign agreement to their class developed Preamble for this school year

Vo l u n t e e r i s m i s t h e Ke y t o S u c c e s s Honor is in being called forth

to support a program that supports

to volunteer.

On Sept 11,

CSDR. She was thrilled to show her

one of our students in the

class a video of her day and some pic-

Special

tures that they took of her volunteer-

Jenn

Needs

program,

McNicholas,

ing. Way to go, Jenn!

volun-

teered four hours at United

Some of the other sponsors at this

Way.

She spent the day

project were Local 721 SEIU, Strong-

putting together packages

hold Engineering, Starbucks Coffee,

with her parents for Strong-

Ace Hardware, So Cal, City of River-

hold Engineering, the com-

side, Frazee Paint, Swiss Milk, Fresh

pany for whom her mom works.

These care pack-

Student Jenn McNicholas, an outstanding volunteer

ages were for Operation School Bell

A, Hooters, Keep Riverside Clean and

studying!

which helps a lot of schools in the area

Jenn got right to work knowing what

including CSDR. Help goes to those

to do, after her off campus experi-

students who are in need of basic mate-

ence in the High School Work Ability

rials – bath sponges, toothpaste, water

program. She showed her mom and

bottles, towels, soap, and deodorant.

dad the steps to take. Jenn was

Also put together are book packages for

happy to volunteer on her own time

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Beautiful, Rainer Painting Pros, United Way, Wells Fargo, and Rotary International. Thank you for giving our Special Needs students the opportunity to work with the businesses in our community! ~ Tina Anderson, Teacher

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M at h Fa c t o r s – a Re a l L i fe P h y s i c a l L e s s o n What is the best way to teach the

ting all the chairs together in a

being a factor of six.

factors of six? On October 7, our

group, he had the students take

whole-body kinesthetic activity that

mathematics

Darrin

their own chairs and arrange them

my students enjoyed and it reawak-

Green came to our classroom to

in whatever way they wanted. The

ened in them the joy of math!

help the students get a better

first set-up was in two rows of

~ Anita Metroka, Teacher

grasp of the concept of multiples

three.

and factors. He led the students

and three are factors of six. Then

outside with their chairs. After put-

he pulled the chairs back into a

specialist

This was a

Darrin explained that two

single group and had the students rearrange them into a new setting. A couple of the students got it and they led the others into the new seating.

This time it was three

rows of two. This went on for a while until the students exhausted the arrangement of factors of six.

Students enjoying the real life physical activity

The students came inside and were better able to answer the questions as to certain numbers

New Reading—Language Arts Textbooks Language

books. After a thorough review of

their home computers. Please talk

Arts

class-

the various programs approved by

to your child’ s teacher for website

rooms

re-

the state of California, parents and

information.

ceived

new

teachers selected McMillan McGraw

~ Melissa Brown, Curriculum Specialist

in

Hill for Kindergarten and elementary

textbooks

kindergarten

classrooms. The Middle

t h r o u g h

School and High School

twelfth grade

classrooms are using the

classrooms

newly adopted Glencoe

this school year. Although fund-

Literature programs. All

ing is tight, new materials for

of the programs have

reading and writing were consid-

websites with ample sup-

ered a priority and students

port materials that stu-

started the year with their new

dents can access from


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Student Athlete of the Month: Andrew Carrillo

Elementary Pachappa Bowl Did you have fun at

they all left with a smile on their cute and

our annual Elemem-

adorable faces. We ’ re happy for the great

tary Bowl, formerly

success!

known as Pachappa

~ Andy Bubeck. Supervisor of Residential Program

Bowl?. We had a wonderful The

turnout!

inclement

weather did not deter the children at Andrew is a very good listener and works with-

all. In fact, they were oblivious to the rain as evident in their repeat trips to the snow cone stand

out complaints or ex-

every morsel of fla-

cuses. He attends every

vored ice. The chil-

Cross Country practice

dren

and always gives 100% effort.

When

with

really the

prizes they won and

tions for practice are can run more or go on a

were

happy

instruc-

given, he will ask if he

devouring

Middle School Rubidoux Bowl

longer route. Andrew is

We had the Rubidoux Bowl on October 21st. It

looked dazzling! We ate a delicious dinner and

also a good communi-

first started 20 years ago in 1990. How amaz-

played many dance games. All students and

ing we still continue one of the longest running

staff at CSDR want to congratulate Wayne

traditions! The students look forward to this

Aguirre and Alana Smith on being named King

once a year early release. Student Body Gov-

and Queen of the 2010 Rubidoux Bowl! .

ernment officers ran the pep rally. They intro-

Thanks to everyone who helped and volun-

duced middle school football, girls' volleyball,

teered!

cator, always informing the

coaches

of

his

whereabouts. His commitment and dedication to the team are truly appreciated.

boys ’ volleyball, and cheerleading teams. The coaches gave inspiring speeches. We played a spirit game and different carnival games for

- By David Hamilton,

points and prizes. We enjoyed food and drinks

Athletic Director

at the Social Hall.

~Mia Murphy and Alana Smith, Middle School Students and Jasmine Goolsby, Counselor

View detailed article “Unbelievable Game!” about the football game by Coach Ryan

Many students watched the football

game.

The

boys

fought harder than they have ever fought, into the record breaking 60 ’ s, losing to their opponent by only two points. Later that night, we all got ready and dressed up for dinner and the dance. Everyone

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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010

H i g h S ch o o l H o m e c o m i n g

Student Athlete of the Month: Nilson Avalos

During the weekend of October 23, CSDR

We

welcomed CSD ( Fremont ) to our home

together

field to compete in football, track, and cheer-

supported each other

leading. The football teams were close in

after the game at the

scores for the first half of the game, before

fun

CSD picked up. Cheerleading student Ian

dance in the Social

Vazquez described this as an exhilarating

Hall, ” says Vazquez. Football star Raymond

and positive weekend. “ W e engaged in

Nelson was crowned as King, and CSDR TV

heated rivalry with our sister school that fired

newscaster

us up with motivation to root for our teams.

Whether we hail from the north or the south, we

all

socialized well

and

homecoming

Montana

Murphy

as

Queen.

are all rooted together in being Deaf with many

Nilson volunteered to

friendships and unlimited possibilities.

be the mascot for us and comes to cheer practice after he finishes his Cross Country practice. He tries hard to learn the dances and cheers,

as

well

as

stunts. He is always

Spike Out XII PAH!

courteous

Spike Out 2010 came to

( M i nnesota ) ,

and

OSD

and

really

wants to be part of the

Riverside for the first time. Spike

( O regon ) . Maryland beat out ISD

team. He has a lot of

Out is a nation-wide women ’ s

to win the championship for the 5

initiative

volleyball tournament that draws in

straight year. CSDR hosted all visit-

“ B ig Red ”

twelve different Deaf schools in a

ing teams in our newly renovated

part of every event. He

two day-round robin competition for

cottages. Each team had the luxury

the championship title. Each year

of experiencing FEAST prepared

never complained about

the schools who participate will

snacks, nightly activities hosted by

vary. This year, due to the econ-

our students, and a farewell dance

omy and budget restraints,

and ice cream party. Not only did

two schools had to drop

our students participate

out

tournament.

as a team in the tourna-

mascot “ secret ” and

The remaining nine visiting

ment ( placing 9th over-

never tells anyone that

schools

ISD

all ) , but those students

he is inside. He is a

CSD

who chose not to be part

great example of

( F r emont) ,

MSSD

of the volleyball experi-

D.C. ) ,

ence

Riverside Pride!

( W a s hington

of

the

included

( I ndiana) ,

participated

th

in

MSD ( Maryland ) , ASDB

other meaningful ways:

( A rizona) ,

managing the snack bar,

( P hoeniz,

AZ ) ,

( T exas) ,

PSD TSD MSAD

CSDR HS Girls Volleyball Team 2010

photo

and

video

re-

See SPIKE Page 14

and

wants

to be a

being inside the cub, even when the weather was over 90 degrees! He loves keeping the


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PAWSITIVE REFLECTIONS

C S D R i n t h e S p o t l i g h t at G a l l a u d e t H o m e c o m i n g Gallaudet University, the only liberal

CSDR alumnus Cesar Ayala has been

Bison's Next Top Model, an unexpected

arts school of higher education for

crowned as Gallaudet Homecoming

huge hit on campus that even spread to

the deaf, has selected our own Ath-

King 2010! Also, a fellow alumnus Kent

other schools setting their own shows. ”

letic Director, David Hamilton, for the

Turner was Prince on the Royal Court.

Cesar also thanks CSDR for his success

2010 Athletic Hall of Fame! David

Ayala wrote through e-mail: “ A boy can

and aspirations.

was inducted during the October 30

dream, and for me that would be some-

weekend of Gallaudet Homecoming.

day landing a spot as a world-wide ce-

Congratulations, David!

lebrity photographer. Gallaudet gave me so many opportunities, opening the doors for creativity, networking, and a future filled with possibilities. For instance, I was empowered to found the “Not only did Gallaudet help me, YOU made me a STRONG person today. Thank You, CSDR. Go Cubs!” -Cesar Ayala '05”

Harvest Party Fun for Children Haunted house, baked goodies and

baked sweets

were served. The

were the sweets sold, but also water and

a jailhouse filled with creepy crawl-

pizza. A large, mastiff dog dressed as a

ers and fairytale folk . . . how ‘ s that

lion was there, and the kids could have

for you? Community Advisory Coun-

their pictures taken with it. The haunted

cil

house was smoked out with fog and had

( CAC )

officers Carol Bella-

Adams and Tiffany Cochran did an

bright flashing strobe

amazing job hosting the party, mak-

evil creepy headless human-eating mon-

ing it enjoyable for the toddlers and

ster

to

the

lights. From the

children: “ Mwahahaha!”

adults! The costume competition,

baked goods, made by the staff and

Hope ya ’ ll enjoyed your Halloween as

multiple games, and really delicious

parents involved, were a hit! Not only

much as I did!

~ Maj Lesti, HS Student

SPIKE (cont’d from page 13)

SportMX

students. From planning, to facilitating

connect,

( w w w.youtube.com/user/

and putting into action, Spike Out 2010

learn from each other in the common

sportsmx ) , creating ice breaker and

could not have been the huge success

language of sports. It is rich tradi-

nightly activities, picking up and drop-

that it was without the help of our dedi-

tions such as Spike Out that make a

ping teams off at the airport, advertis-

cated and spirited students, and for that

valuable part of our culture. We look

ing the event around campus, devel-

a great big THANK YOU to everyone

forward to the Spike Out 2011 tour-

oping the lay out and printing of the

involved. Aside from the stiff competi-

nament in Indianapolis. View website

program book, and so much more.

tion, Spike Out provides Deaf students

“ S portMX + Spike Out ” for videos.

This event was about empowering our

across the nation an opportunity to

~ Gloria Daniels and Traci Price, Spike Out Co-Coordinators

cording

the

event

for

3044 Horace Street, Riverside, CA 92506

951-782-6500

share,

experience,

http://csdr-cde.ca.gov

and


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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010

C H A R AC T E R C O U N T S ! a n d Re d R i b b o n We e k Students need to learn about good

and to make right choices when it

COUNTS!, you can check this site:

character as well as gain aware-

comes to drugs.

www.charactercounts.org

ness about drug abuse. During the

CHARACTER COUNTS! week is a kick

~ Kelly Gunderson, School Counselor

last weeks of October, CSDR has been celebrating these programs

off for the school year with this program. Throughout the school year, we

1.

Think before you act.

2.

Ask others you respect for advice.

3.

Be honest with yourself and others.

to have good character. The six pillars

4.

Know all your options.

are:

Trustworthiness, Respect, Re-

5.

Don’t give in to peer pressure.

sponsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citi-

6.

Keep a clear head.

zenship. Please continue checking our

7.

Gather all the facts.

8.

Imagine the consequences of each choice-

9.

Remember your values and goals.

work with staff and students to “ catch the good ” and emphasize in academic and residential programs what it means

school website on the counseling services site for more information on with healthy discussions about what it means to have good character

CHARACTER COUNTS! programs. To learn more about CHARACTER

10. Practice makes perfect!

L e a r n t o b e D r u g Fr e e Physical

education

classes in elementary and early childhood education

did

a

laps-a-thon emphasize important

it

to how is

to

exercise 30 minutes a day and to

The classes in middle school talked

-out letters from the banner onto the

keep our bodies drug free. It is one

about drugs and alcohol and the ef-

fence on Maude St. The students re-

of the many activities that our

fects they can have on a person.

placed the letter spaces with red cups

school is involved with for Red Rib-

Drugs can make you lose control of

that remained after they took down the

bon Week.

your body; drugs and alcohol can hurt

banner. The concerned and inquisitive

your baby when you are pregnant;

students want to do more to teach

drugs can kill you. The 6th grade stu-

young people and adults about the

School

dents in Katie Nicholson’ s

Earth

risks and effects alcohol and drugs can

Counselor

Science class had good discussions

have on a person. Mrs. Nicholson is

about drugs and alcohol. The stu-

very proud of her students for their

dents agreed to and made a ban-

hard work, good discussions, and

ner: ” Be Smart, Don ’ t Start. ” The

great character!

~Kelly Gunderson,

next day the students hung up the cut

~ Katie Nicholson, Teacher


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PAWSITIVE REFLECTIONS

Mark Your Calendar . . . For updates, sports, and other details, go to http://csdr-cde.ca.gov/schoolcalendar

November: Deaf Advocacy/Awareness 10/111/30

Desired Results Developmental Profile – Preschool students

11/6

Deaf Community/Advocacy Workshop with Dr. Tom Holcomb

11/9

ASL I Classes

11/10

ASL Book Club

11/11

Open House / Career Day / Book Fair / ASL II Classes / Veteran Day

11/15

Gallaudet President Hurwitz Presentation

11/16

ASL I Classes

11/18

ASL II Classes

11/22

Thanksgiving Recess Begins

11/29

HS Food Drive Begins

11/30

ASL I Classes

December: Deaf Heritage 12/1

ASL Storytelling @ Barnes and Noble

12/2

ASL II Classes

12/7

CAC Meeting / ASL I Classes

12/8

ASL Book Club

12/8-12

HS Triple S Basketball Tournament

12/9

Silent Sleigh / MS/SN Honor Roll Assembly/ ASL II Classes

12/10

TH Gallaudet ’ s Birthday / Parent Conference ( ECE/ES/MS ) / Food Drive Ends

12/14

CSDR ASL I Classes

12/15

Bill of Rights Day

12/17

SN Special Athletics—Holiday Dance

12/20

Winter Recess Begins

12/29

Laurent Clerc ’ s Birthday

Deafhood Workshop Presenters

Donations Special Thanks

Dr. Tom Holcomb November

Dr. M.J. Bienvenu January

New Educators Hired at CSDR Neva Turoff, Family Educator Terri Vincent, Family Educator Tanya Long, SN Teacher Lindsey Minton, ES Teacher Kendra Rose, ES Teacher Jaclyn Vincent, ES Teacher Kevin Croasmun, HS Teacher Benjamin McCrory, HS Teacher Candice Macy, CTE Art Teacher Ashley Renslow, Speech Teacher

Donations to support CSDR Programs:

• • • • • •

Larry Newman Fine Art Studio Gerald Sullivan Shelly L. Silver Holy Angel Church of the Deaf Davis Nguyen

Donations to Athletics program in the memory of Jason Ammons, a devout fan:

• • • •

Helen Inga Nancy Gallagher Melinda Reins Anna Petrillo

*See list of donations and advertisement in CSDR CAN Spook-tacular Program Book on the CSDR website. *Other donations will be listed in the next edition.

Rachel Mingo, School Psychologist Scott Kerby, Student Services Specialist Philip Kyre, Behavior Intervention Case

January: Deaf Black History

Manager

1/4

Classes Resume

Brian Williams, Behavior Intervention

1/5

ASL Storytelling @ Barnes and Noble

Case Manager

1/8

Deaf Empowerment Workshop with Dr. M.J. Bienvenu

Ana Galvez, Student Aide

1/11

HS Financial Aid Workshop & Senior Transition Day / CAC Meeting

11/12

ASL Book Club

Brent Gogswell, Student Aide

1/13-15

Clerc Classic ( B aseball ) @ TSD

Cody Meadows, Student Aide

1/17

MLK Day ( School Closed ) / Western States Basketball Classic @ USD

1/18-24

HS 1st Semester Finals

1/19

MS/SN SBG Assembly

1/25

HS Mid-Winter Ball

1/27

HS 2nd Semester Begins

Nathan Shimizu, Student Aide

Published Bi-monthly Deadline for November/December Issue:

December 13, 2010 500 word limit on articles Email articles to: ethompson@csdr-cde.ca.gov

April Getten, Student Aide

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Newsletter Editor: Erika Thompson Community Resource Coordinator

Welcome and thank you for

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