Signing Hawks (ASL) Club Meets
Mondays & Wednesdays
After School until 4:00
President: Clarissa Spitzley
Secretary/Treasurer: Briana Gerald
Historian: Cassidy Mahar
Club Coach: Danna Drew
Purpose of ASL Club
This club will serve as a place where people of all skill levels can learn and practice sign language while learning about Deaf culture. It will function as a non-formal class setting where people who want to learn sign language at Rossview High School can do so while joining a larger community of learners.
For fun and to connect with our community at large, we also learn how to perform songs in Sign Language. We present these at assemblies, local churches, nursing homes, and community events.
Everyone in the Rossview High School community is welcome to join, and we encourage anyone who wants to learn more about the language or about the Deaf community to participate. If you wish to join later in the school year stop by room F120 and talk with Ms. Drew. The Signing Hawks will make sure that you are comfortable and help you to learn sign language in a friendly and accepting environment.
This is an awesome learning resource for self-study or group study. The lessons are well organized, clearly written, and have diagrams. It includes sentence structure lessons.
This is a compilation of some of the best resources that we use to learn more. If anyone has contributions to this list, email us or let us know otherwise during club!
Excellent Online Dictionary
Great Place for vocab, grammar, and conversation
Some East Coat Dialectal Words
An Awesome Website to Learn ASL, and Better Understand Sign Language and Deaf Culture
Good ASL songs with tutorials
Interesting videos about being a hearing person interacting with the Deaf Community
ADDITIONAL LINKS to GREAT RESOURCES
Signing Savvy: Word of the Day
StartASL: Some videos of Songs
TOP 10 REASONS to LEARN ASL
1. To get-to-know wonderful people in the Deaf Community
2. To build new FRIENDSHIPS
3. To count to 999 on one hand
4. To chat at the movies
5. To talk with your mouth full
6. To talk across crowded room
7. To talk through closed windows
8. To easily communicate underwater
9. To talk at loud concerts
10. To WIN at charades