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Join us for the Annual Snowball Shuffle this February, hosted by The Scranton School! Click this link for more information and to register online for the event.

Please join us February 1-26, 2021 for The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s FIRST Snowball Shuffle.

This FUN RUN/WALK will be a virtual event to raise awareness and share information about services and supports offered by The Scranton School to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and their families in the Northeast Region of PA. The Scranton School is an approved private school providing high-quality education and resources to children from birth to 21 years old on our beautiful campus in Clarks Summit, PA. We offer an all-inclusive communication environment where children with hearing loss can grow to become the people they were meant to be!

The first 100 runners/walkers to sign up will be guaranteed a Snowball Shuffle hat.  T-shirts ($15.00) and hoodies ($30.00) are also available for purchase. The t-shirts and hoodies will be in adult sizes only. (Small, Medium, Large and X-Large)

Registration for the Snowball Shuffle is now open!  Join the fun by yourself, bring a group of friends, or include the entire family. 

To save your place in this fun event, simply click — REGISTRATION and get ready to shuffle! 

Thank you for your generous support of our students and school!

Kids Camp 2019 – Sherlock Holmes is coming to The Scranton School! Registration is now open for this camp that uniquely serves Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.

KIDS Camp 2019- SHERLOCK HOLMES!: June 24-27

This overnight camp is for campers who are entering 2nd – 5th Grades. Campers must be toilet trained and be able to independently negotiate uneven terrain. Camp is open for arrivals from 1 pm – 1:45 pm on Monday, June 24th and concludes with camper pick-up at 11:00 a.m. sharp on Thursday, June 27th.      *Please note that lunch is NOT served on Monday or Thursday.

CAMP THEME:   The setting for KIDS CAMP 2019: Sherlock Holmes is at 221b Baker Street, London England in the Victorian era. Beginning at Registration, “The game is afoot!” and campers will be “sworn in” as honorary members of the local Scotland Yard Division. Using our powers of observation and deductive reasoning, Campers will work in teams to solve “The Crime of the Century”! Each camper will also meet members of various Law Enforcement agencies, and will learn about important modern day tools and strategies for solving mysteries and fighting crime.  Families can register their campers online with the link below….

Join the adventure at Kids Camp 2019!

 

Stay current with events on campus with the Spring 2018 edition of The Western Pennsylvania and Bear Tracks!

The Western Pennsylvanian - Spring 2018The Western Pennsylvanian and BearTracks are quarterly magazines produced in association with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.

Each magazine provides information about student accomplishments, events on campus, and how the Schools promote the success of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students throughout the Commonwealth.

In this issue, enjoy articles about our students’ work in the areas of academics, athletics, extra-curricular programs and community impacts.  Click the covers and start enjoying the news around each campus!

Is there a friend or a family member who would benefit from the programs and services offered by our Schools and programs?  Take a moment to share The Western  Pennsylvanian and BearTracks with them today.

You never know the lives that you may change! 

ASL Community Classes – 2018 Fall Session begins in September. Register today!

Community

A commitment to our community is an essential aspect of our School.  By sponsoring various events, hosting community oriented activities and donating time to assist other non-profits, we look to expand our collaborations with other local businesses and organizations.

The Scranton School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children is proud to continue offering American Sign Language (ASL) I, II, and III courses at our South Abington Township campus and in Wilkes Barre.

  • ASL I – students will develop basic finger spelling, vocabulary and grammar skills.
  • ASL II – students will continue to work on skills learned in ASL 1, while progressing into conversation skills.
  • ASL III – This class will provide an evaluation of each student’s communication skills, and focus on individual needs.  Attention to advanced grammar and signs will be emphasized and will include dialogues that involve asking, empathizing, negotiation, agreeing and disagreeing.Each class will learn about deaf culture and learn new ways to interact with deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their respective communities.

Fall 2018 Session – American Sign Language classes and locations.

  • The Scranton School.  Wednesdays – September 19, 2018 through November 7, 2018.   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • ASL 1,  ASL 2, and ASL 3 will be offered at The Scranton School campus located at  537 Venard Road, Clarks Summit, PA
  • Wilkes-Barre.  Tuesdays – September 18, 2018 to November 6, 2018.   6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  LIMITED SEATING!
    • ASL 1 and ASL 2 will be offered at the John Heinz Institute located at 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes Barre, PA
  • Carbondale.  September 17, 2018 to November 19, 2018.  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  LIMITED SEATING!
    • ASL 1 will offered at the Carbondale Public Library located at 5 North Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407
    • No classes on October 8th or November 12th.

Cost for each class – $75.00/person.

REGISTER TODAY

 

Have questions or need more information about our classes?  Please contact:
Hannah Thebarge
570.585.1000
hthebarge@thescrantonschool.org

KIDS Camp: Gold Rush!! Registration is now open for summer camp at The Scranton School.

KIDS Camp 2018: GOLD RUSH!

Monday, June 25, 1:00 p.m. to Thursday, June 28, 11:00 a.m.
2nd grade to 5th grade
Overnight Camp
$50/camper

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Pack up your covered wagon and head for the Summit ” ’cause there’s gold in them there hills!”

KIDS Camp 2018: GOLD RUSH! is an amazing blend of adventure and learning as campers become part of the great California Gold Rush era.

Campers arriving for registration at 1 p.m. will be welcomed to our very own mining camp!

Throughout the week, campers will meet a few very colorful characters, develop teamwork, and even try their hand at some old fashioned gold miner skills. Daily trips to the “swimmin’ hole” will help us to soak our weary bones, and delicious meals will be served in the dining hall.  Each evening features ASL stories of adventure and imagination around a roaring campfire. All of our miners will be housed in the bunkhouse until Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday afternoon, the whole camp moves into tents out on our very own scenic overlook. We will wrap up the night with a silly fireside “hoedown” dance contest, complete with a first class chuck wagon dinner!  On Thursday morning we break camp, take our final hike of the week and play a few of our favorite new games until parents arrive to pick up their campers at 11:00 a.m.

Click the REGISTRATION button and sign up today!  You definitely don’t want to miss out on this adventure!  See you at summer camp!

REGISTRATION

Enjoy the digital edition of the Fall 2017 issue of the Western Pennsylvanian and Bear Tracks!

The Western Pennsylvanian and BearTracks are quarterly magazines produced in association with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf and The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children.

Each magazine provides information about student accomplishments, events on campus, and how the Schools promote the success of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students throughout the Commonwealth.

In this issue, enjoy articles about our students’ work in the areas of academics, athletics, extra-curricular programs and community impacts.

Is there a friend or a family member who would benefit from the programs and services offered by our Schools and programs?  Take a moment to share The Western Pennsylvanian and BearTracks with them today.

You never know the lives that you may change!

2017 Annual Appeal for the Programs of WPSD. Would you consider a year end gift to the school to support our students?

To Our Friends and Family,

As the largest center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing [D/HH] children in the Commonwealth, we take pride in “Preparing Students For Life.”  From the toddler in the arms of their parents to the 

graduate ready to face the world after high school, we provide a wide variety of programs, services, and opportunities for D/HH children of every age and in every corner of Pennsylvania.

Our early intervention program – Choices for Children (CFC) – serves children from birth to 3 years of age and is now working with more than 100 families statewide; and the number continues to grow!  Whether the setting is urban, suburban, or rural, CFC staff visit with families in the home to provide the necessary resources to strengthen the family and help prepare the child to enter school.

At the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students (SSDHHC), we believe that access to new opportunities inside and outside the classroom, within a language rich environment, is vital to offering a high-quality education experience that is uniquely tailored to D/HH students at our schools.

WPSD provides a variety of academic experiences that integrate our curriculum, including access to our state-of-art TV studio, editing suite, and a 3-D printing lab with a variety of STEAMactivities designed to promote critical thinking and reasoning skills.  In the classrooms, each child has a personalized Chromebook to help build necessary skills for the future and assist in obtaining academic content during school hours.

At The Scranton School, teachers use classroom SMART panels to promote visual learning for students. They provide literacy activities for all children that will support them in lifelong learning.   The Communication class for Middle School students offers the opportunity to create and edit video projects, interact with and learn from drone technology, and improve their presentation skills.

Distance Education courses between WPSD and The Scranton School enable students to communicate with and learn from each other, foster their creativity, and offer a streamlined approach to providing a top-notch education for students both in and out of the classroom on both sides of Pennsylvania.

Whether at WPSD or The Scranton School, students are met with a variety of extracurricular and athletic opportunities to keep them physically challenged and socially involved with their peers.  For those students who reside on our campuses during the school week, our Residential housing offers students a home-away-from-home environment with academic supports during the evening and video phones that allow our students to remain in touch with their friends and families. Ultimately, we want our graduates to enter the working world with the tools and training to be successful.

As 2017 comes to a close, would you consider a gift to one of our programs?  Your support will help us to bring quality academic, athletic and extracurricular opportunities to D/HH children across the Commonwealth.  Please consider a tax-deductible gift to the program of your choice by donating securely online at wpsd.org or thescrantonschool.org

Thank you for your kindness, generosity and support this season.

With deepest gratitude,

Steven E. Farmer, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Programs of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf