The Sounds of Silence

posted Sep 8, 2017, 12:58 PM by Tammy Tarling

Cumberland/North Yarmouth Recreation Department

The Sounds of Silence

(An American Sign Language Class) 

TWO CLASSES OFFERED: 

            ELEMENTARY CLASS:  GRADES 3-5

            MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS:  GRADES 6-8

After a fun year filled with many highlights including taping a Reny’s commercial and performing The National Anthem in Fenway Park at a Red Sox game, the Sounds of Silence program is excited to enter its eighth year with Cumberland Rec! This fall’s SOS program includes not only American Sign Language classes in which students will learn sign language skills and develop an awareness of deaf culture, but also optional performance opportunities that help students build confidence and self-esteem.

Highlights this fall include National Anthem performances at sports events as well as holiday performances in the community. The session will conclude with a celebration performance for family and friends in mid-December. In order to provide an excellent program, enrollment will be limited (first come, first served).

My son has gained a great grasp on ASL, but the ramifications have been much greater.  His self confidence has sky rocketed!”

I can’t say enough good things about SOS and Mrs. Sidders.  My daughter is happy and engaged and learning so much.”

            —Parents of previous students

SPECIFICS FOR EACH CLASS:

 **ELEMENTARY CLASS: 

         • Tuesdays after school (3:35 – 5:00 p.m.)

                  • Grades 3-5

                  • Location: MIW Music Room

                  • Dates:  9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19                                   

                  • Class Minimum: 10 students

                  • Fee: $195  (Includes 13 classes and various performances)

**MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS: 

• DAY CHANGE!  Thursdays after school (2:35 – 4:00 p.m.)

• Grades 6-8

                • Location: Greely Middle School (Room 102)

                • Late Bus transportation available

                • Dates:  9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 

                • Class Minimum: 10 students

                 • Fee: $195  (Includes 13 classes and various performances)

 

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