Dr. Ronald Stern, NMSD's 8th Superintendent, began his tenure at
NMSD in 2000. Over the last 14+ years, Dr. Stern's passion and
commitment to providing quality educational programs and services to New
Mexico's deaf and hard of hearing children and their families has been
Paula Ammons, MD (staying with her mother in Fremont) and Donna Leff, AZ (visiting her mother in Davis) met halfway at Benicia, California for lunch and walking around the town for few hours on Wednesday, April 22nd. They had fun drinking tea and eating lunch at Camellia Tea Room.
Thanks to Paula for sharing these pictures with us!
TLC Announces New Name for PreK-12th Grade Program
Beginning Sept. 1, PreK-12th Grade Program Will Become Marie Philip School
On Wednesday, April 8 at an All School Assembly, Judy Vreeland,
president and executive director of The Learning Center for the Deaf,
and Peter Bailey, associate executive director and chief operations
officer, announced that beginning September 1, 2015, the PreK-12th grade
program would be named the Marie Philip School.
NOTE FROM CLASS OF 1973 PRESIDENT:
Many thanks to Kate Doering for posting this announcement in our Class of 1973 facebook! Isn't it exciting that the Learning Center for the Deaf in Mass honoring and naming our 73er: Marie Philip!
For those who have not joined the Class of 1973 facebook, click this link and click "JOIN"! https://www.facebook.com/groups/13250747242/
We need to know if you're planning to attend the DSA conference in Asheville. There are a few names on the Class of 73 blog but there are more than 15 names on the DSA map. We do not want to miss or overlook any class member.
You can check the conference schedule and activities on DSA website or facebook. More than 900 people have registered and the conference schedule is filled with workshops, exhibits, and tours. If you want to go on tours, you will need to contact DSA and register for the specific tours.
Below is a tentative schedule for Class of 73.
We will meet at a designated place in the hotel daily to check on each other and address last minute changes or plans.
August 23: Sunday evening: Meet between 5 and 5: 30 for dinner at the Grove Park Inn (There are several dining options). Welcome by President Donna Leff
August 24 and 25: Monday and Tuesday morning breakfast at the hotel. (Between 7: 30 and 8) Time is tentative and we can decide later.
August 26: Wednesday morning: Gallaudet University Breakfast at the hotel
August 27: Thursday morning: Old Fashioned Country Style Breakfast (arranged by Glenda's family) This will be outside of the hotel. I need to know how many will be driving their own cars so that we have enough transportation.
For Lunch during the week we can decide at the hotel where to eat lunch. Grove Arcade which is about 2 miles from the hotel has a nice outdoor restaurant.
August 27: Thursday evening: Banquet and Gala at the hotel. 1920's theme. Dress up like 1920's and have fun!
August 28: Friday morning breakfast at hotel (tentative) as this will be check out morning. Will depend on how many will leave early or later.
Once I have a definite list of who will be going to the conference, I can communicate with you directly through email or texts. Please let Donna know if you are attending the conference.
The list of 73ers who are going to the DSA Asheville Conference this coming August is LAST DATED on November 2014! If you ALREADY decided to go or registered and your name is NOT LISTED, email me right away and I will add you on the list! Hope you all are going!!! See you there!
NOTE: I will contact the officers of Class of 73 and work together to make the gathering the more memorial one! Glenda promises you that we will have FUN!
Connie Gillette and Patricia "Trisha" Kidd Wilmore traveled in Peru in same group with Hands on
Travel in December 2014. Photos below were taken in Lima, Peru...group picture was taken at Machu Picchu.
We will see you more as time comes by...also get together wherever we meet in future events!
Glad you are "found"!
Hey...if you know of our "missing" 73ers who are listed under "Found...But" or "Lost" on the "Where Are You?" page (look above...one of 4 pages under the Class of 1973 picture in this blog), please ask the missing 73ers to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and updated/current email addresses. Thank you!
Message from Paula Jean Ammons:
Here is a picture of Shirley Fritz and me at the Deaf quilt retreat which I chaired this past week-end (September 19-21) in PA with 36 other quilters. It was nice to have time with Shirley. It was a fun-filled event!
*Hey everyone in Class of '73...if you have any news, announcements or stories about you, please do send us your pictures, messages or articles/flyers if you are in them! Smile