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We%are%now%entering%the%countdown%to%the%end%of%a%wonderful% school%year.%%Only%4%more%weeks%of%school!%%%% %

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Congratulations%also%to%our%students%and%staff% who%were%involved%in%the%Talent%Show!%%% What%an%entertaining%show!%%% !

Recently,%Fanwood%hosted%a%special%event%for% our%retirees.%%%Each%retiree%shared%stories%about%their%time%at% Fanwood,%and%also%a%little%about%their%life%now.%%We%updated% them%on%new%initiatives%here%at%the%school,%and%engaged%them% in%a%discussion%regarding%our%strategic%planning%process%by% asking%for%their%ideas%for%the%future%of%Fanwood.%%Then,%our% visiting%retirees%then%were%honored%guests%at%our%Talent%Show.%% We%loved%seeing%you%again!%

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Dental!Hygienist!Visits!Fanwood! We%were%excited%to%once%again%welcome% Joanne%Roos%from%Main%Street%Pediatric% Dentistry%to%talk%to%our%Preschool%and% Elementary%students%about%the% importance%of%taking%care%of%our%teeth.%%% %

Joanne%is%a%dental%hygienist%who%loves%to% teach%children%the%proper%way%to%brush% and%about%eating%healthy%foods%to%keep% our%teeth%strong.%%%

The%students%were%able%to% practice%their%brushing% techniques%on%stuffed% animals,%watch%a%funny% cartoon%and%receive%stickers% and%goodie%bags%at%the%end% of%the%program.%%%

Employment!Opportunity!Open!House% New%York%School%for%the%Deaf%(Fanwood)%is% excited%to%announce%our%second%annual% Employment!Opportunity!Open!House!!% %

We%are%always%looking%for%great%applicants%for%a% multitude%of%positions%within%Deaf%Education.% !

When:!June!3,!2013! Time:!11am!P!2pm! Where:!Small!gym!located!in!Currier!Hall.% %

If%someone%you%know%would%be%interested%in% employment%at%the%New%York%School%for%the%Deaf,% please%have%them%join%us%for%our%employment% opportunity%open%house.%% %

With%questions,%contact%Director%of%Human% Resources,%Julie%Gesoff,%at%employment@nysd.net% or%(914)%949\7310x503.% 2


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New%York%School%for%the%Deaf%Broadcasts%LIVE!! As%you%may%know...Fanwood%is%an%active%school%community.%%Throughout%the%year,%we% open%our%doors%for%events%such%as%athletic%games,%Arbor%Day,%the%Talent%Show%and%many% more!% %

If%you%are%interested%in%attending%these%events,%but%cannot%physically%be%here…we%have% a%solution%for%you!%%Fanwood%has%a%USTREAM%channel%that%allows%us%to%stream%live% video.%%If%you%subscribe%to%our%channel,%you%can%either%watch%it%live%OR%whenever%you% have%time.%%% %

How%do%I%subscribe?%%Visit:%http://www.ustream.tv/channel/fanwood%and%create%a%user% name.%%It’s%that%easy!% Safety!at!Fanwood! Our%Safety%Team%members%meet%every%week% (sometimes%more)%and%are%tasked%with%trying%to% identify%potential%problems%and%possible%solutions% regarding%safety%here%at%Fanwood.%%We%all% understand%that%this%group%of%people%is%not% responsible%for%the%safety%of%the%students%and%staff% members,%but%they%certainly%dedicate%a%great%deal%of% their%time%focusing%on%it!%% %

Recently%we%had%a%presentation%by%our%Safety%Team%and%members%of%the%Greenburgh%Police% Department.%Lockdown%procedures%were%reviewed%and%the%police%officers%spoke%about%the% importance%of%everyone%taking%responsibility%for%their%own%safety%as%well%as%the%safety%of% those%around%us.%%We%will%continue%to%practice%lockdown%drills%many%times%throughout%the% year.%%% %

As!a!reminder,!listed!below!are!some!of!the!important!points!discussed!by!the!officers:! • Students%and%staff%should%ALWAYS%wear%their%ID% • Teachers%are%told%to%always%keep%track%of%where%students%are% • Classroom%doors%should%be%locked%at%all%times% • Staff%members%should%practice%locking%their%doors% • During%a%lockdown,%students%and%staff%members%are%instructed%to%stay%quiet% • All%doors%leading%to%outside%must%be%closed% • Staff%members%are%instructed%to%check%the%halls%during%an%alert%and%bring%in%any% students%or%staff%members% • There!is!no!clear!answer!about!what!to!do!in!every!situation!–!we!all!need!to!use!our! best!judgment,!keep!calm,!and!help!the!students!to!remain!calm,!too.! 3


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FANWOOD!ATHLETES!SHINE!AT!THE!NATIONAL!LEVEL!!! We!are!very!happy!and!proud!to!share!the!exciting!news!that!our!athletes! are!the!national!champions!and!now!have!national!recognition!for!their! top!performances!in!the!United!States!!

Earlier%this%month,!three%of%the%New%York%School%for%the%Deaf%track% and%field%athletes,%Shellane%M.,%Christopher%P.,%and%Agron%D.%among% with%their%two%coaches,%Regina%Russo%and%Mike%Kennedy%traveled% to%Faribault,%Minnesota%to%participate%in%the%2013%Berg/Seeger% Classic%National%Deaf%Track%&%Field%Tournament%hosted%by% Minnesota%State%Academy%for%the%Deaf%(MSAD).%% %

The%weather%on%the%day%of%the%meet%was%52%degrees,%wind\chill% factor%was%40%degrees,%and%partly%cloudy%with%a%very%strong%wind.%%Eight%other%deaf%schools’% elite%men’s%and%women’s%track%and%field%teams%nationwide%convened%and%competed%for%the% 2013%national%team%and%individual%titles.%Fanwood’s%athletes%received%6%national%medals%with%a% count%of%3%golds,%2%silvers,%and%1%bronze.% %

Senior!Christopher!P.!is!the!national!GOLD!medalist!in!men’s!1600Pmeter!run!!He%also%won% the%silver%medal%for%men’s’%800\meter%run%and%the%bronze%medal%in%men’s%3200\meter%run.% Senior!Shellane!M!grabbed!2!GOLD!medals!for!both! women’s!400Pmeter!dash!and!200Pmeter!dash!%She%also% won%the%silver%medal%for%women’s%100\meter%dash,%a% very%close%call%for%another%gold%medal.% %

Freshman!Agron!D.!is!the!national!4th!place!in!men’s! 100Pmeter!dash!and!5th!place!in!men’s!200Pmeter!dash.% Hence,%he%is%the%national%fastest%200\meter%dash%runner% in%his%grade%level%group.%He%also%competed%in%the%men’s% 400\meter%dash.% %

Overall%out%of%9%Deaf%schools,%Christopher%and%Agron%were%only%2%males%who%represented% Fanwood%men’s%team.%Both%earned%33%team%points%and%ranked%Fanwood’s%men’s%team%5th% place%in%the%nation!%%% %

Shellane%was%the%one%and%only%female%who%represented%Fanwood’s%women’s%team.%%She% earned%28%points%and%ranked%Fanwood’s%women’s%team%5th%place%in%the%nation,%tied%with% Michigan%School%for%the%Deaf%who%have%3%females%on%their%women’s%team.% 4


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With%Shellane’s%lone%and%extraordinary%performances%that% amazed%everyone%at%the%venue%and%across%the%nation,%she% received%a%very%special%and%prestigious%award,%Ruth%T.%Seeger% Award%for%Best%Female%Track%Athlete,%at%the%awards%ceremony.%% % SHELLANE!was!chosen!as!the!2013!BEST!female!track!athlete!in! the!country!!It!is!a!huge!honor!for!her!and!Fanwood!! ! What!this!means!is,!Shellane’s!and!Chris’s!names!are!on!the!list! for!selection!to!go!to!qualifying!trials!for!the!Deaflympics! National!Team!that!will!represent!the!United!States!of!America! in!2017!Deaflympics!to!be! held!in!Ankara,!Turkey.!!! ! To%see%the%complete%results,%you%can%visit%the%United%States% of%America%Deaf%Track%and%Field%Federation%website%at:%% http://www.usadtf.org/pdf/2013BSFinalResults.pdf! ! It%was%a%great%Track%&%Field%season%ending%for%our%entire% Fanwood%Boys’%and%Girls’%teams!%! % By#Coaches#Regina#Russo#and#Mike#Kennedy#!

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FANWOOD!ATHLETES!SHINE!! ESDAA!Track!and!Field!TournamentP!St.!Mary’s!School!for!the!Deaf!at!Buffalo!NY!! New%York%School%for%the%Deaf%track%and%field%team,%missing%three%of% their%key%athletes%due%to%the%rescheduling%of%the%Berg/Seeger% National%Tournament%which%occurred% on%the%same%day,%began%the%weekend% by%leaving%the%Fanwood%campus%on% Friday,%May%12th%morning.%%Lexington% School%for%the%Deaf%track%and%field%team% drove%to%the%Fanwood%campus%that% morning,%and%the%two%schools%traveled% together.%! Upon%arrival%at%Saint%Mary’s%School%for%the%Deaf,%the%two%teams%joined%the%other%ESDAA% schools%in%Friday%evening’s%“Team%Social”%which%was%already%in% progress.%%% %

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It%was%a%very%quiet%affair%UNTIL%the%New%York%schools%arrived%when% games%and%events%were%begun,%led%by%Fanwood’s%inventive%student% Yzumaris%R.%%It%was%then%that%all%students%and%athletes%joined%in% many%fun%games%and%contests.%%%

It%was%an%extremely%pleasant%atmosphere%with%all%students,%regardless%of% what%school%they%belonged%to,%participating%and%totally%enjoying% themselves.% The%following%morning,%the%teams%competed%in%their% events.%%%The%track%and%field%team%is%very%young,%with% many%participating%in%the%event%for%the%first%time.%%The% team%should%keep%improving%over%the%next%few%years% and%be%competing%for%top%honors.%%This%2013%team%was% lead%by%Holly%M.%who%captured%the%bronze%medal%in%the% girl’s%discus,%and%Victor%D.%who%took%the%bronze%in%the%boy’s%3200M%long% distance%race.% %

When%the%meet%was%completed,%the%New%York%School%for% the%deaf%and%Lexington%School%for%the%Deaf%were%treated% to%a%visit%to%Niagara%Falls%prior%to%their%return%home.%%It%was% a%memory%to%last%a%lifetime.%%% % On%the%bus%ride%back,%the%good%news%of%their%teammates% that%had%won%national%medals%in%the%Berg/Seeger% Tournament%received%cheers%from%all.% %

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ARTICLE!OF!THE!MONTH!

The%Journal%of%Laryngology%&%Otology%(2012),%126,%989–994.%% ©%JLO%(1984)%Limited,%2012% %

Outcomes%of%cochlear%implantation%in%deaf%children%of%deaf% parents:%comparative%study%% % S%HASSANZADEH%%

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% Abstract%% Objective:%This%retrospective%study%compared%the%cochlear%implantation%outcomes%of%first\%and% second\generation%deaf%children.%% % Methods:%The%study%group%consisted%of%seven%deaf,%cochlear\implanted%children%with%deaf% parents.%An%equal%number%of%deaf%children%with%normal\hearing%parents%were%selected%by% matched%sampling%as%a%reference%group.%Participants%were%matched%based%on%onset%and% severity%of%deafness,%duration%of%deafness,%age%at%cochlear%implantation,%duration%of%cochlear% implantation,%gender,%and%cochlear%implant%model.%We%used%the%Persian%Auditory%Perception% Test%for%the%Hearing%Impaired,%the%Speech%Intelligibility%Rating%scale,%and%the%Sentence% Imitation%Test,%in%order%to%measure%participants’%speech%perception,%speech%production%and% language%development,%respectively.%% % Results:%Both%groups%of%children%showed%auditory%and%speech%development.%However,%the% second\generation%deaf%children%(i.e.%deaf%children%of%deaf%parents)%exceeded%the%cochlear% implantation%performance%of%the%deaf%children%with%hearing%parents.%% % Conclusion:%This%study%confirms%that%second\generation%deaf%children%exceed%deaf%children%of% hearing%parents%in%terms%of%cochlear%implantation%performance.%Encouraging%deaf%children%to% communicate%in%sign%language%from%a%very%early%age,%before%cochlear%implantation,%appears%to% improve%their%ability%to%learn%spoken%language%after%cochlear%implantation.%% %

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