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June 17, 2011—(from the Hampshire Gazette) The commencement speaker at the Clarke School commencement Saturday told students that his life and accomplishments were proof that you "have to be your own best advocate."

Stephen Hopson, the first deaf person in aviation history to earn an instrument-rated pilot's license, told students that they had to stand up for themselves and ignore naysayers in order to succeed.

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June 17, 2011—(from the Hampshire Gazette) Just a few days into his new job as director of the Northampton campus of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Owen J. Logue watched students celebrate a milestone moment of their young lives at last Saturday's graduation.

It was profoundly moving, he said, to see "their sense of confidence, their aliveness, their feeling that they could take on the world, their strong identities, their social skills." They came across as "gentle people" as well, he said, who seemed to genuinely care for one another.

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June 13, 2011—"Using Humor to Keep the Conversation Going," by Melissa Griswold, Mainstream Teacher of the Deaf and Information Outreach Specialist, was featured in the May issue of The Hearing Journal.

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June 8, 2011—(reprinted from the Philadelphia Inquirer) The children are busy making a paper circus train, describing their favorite animals as they go. One boy announces he likes elephants; a classmate prefers snow leopards, explaining that they are "white as snow."

It could be a preschool class anywhere, except that the group is unusually small, with just five children, and all are wearing sophisticated electronic devices in their ears.

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May 27, 2011—President Bill Corwin and the Board of Trustees invite you to celebrate Clarke Commencement honoring the Clarke School Class of 2011, Smith College/Clarke School Graduate Teacher Education Program Class of 2011 and the Young Graduates from our Five East Coast Schools. The ceremony will take place on June 11, 2011 at 10:30 AM in Northampton, MA at the Helen Hills Hills Chapel (123 -125 Elm Street).[More]

May 27, 2011—Dr. Christine Alexander Kelley from the Clarke Hearing Center was interviewed on WWLP Channel 22 News as part of May as Better Hearing and Speech Month (video and transcript provided). 
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May 27, 2011—Today, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech announced that after undergoing a national search process, Clarke has hired Owen J. Logue, Ed.D. to serve as the Director of Northampton School Programs. Dr. Logue, a seasoned and accomplished educator, was born with a bilateral hearing loss and was raised and educated in an oral deaf environment.[More]

May 5, 2011—Student volunteers from the Shipley School added a touch of Spring to the Nature Trail at Clarke's Bryn Mawr campus on April 22.  Members of the "Shipley Sprouts," the school's horticultural club, grabbed shovels, rakes and work gloves for the big dig. Working in teams, the students dug holes, separated bulbs and planted hundreds of daffodils along the nature trail used by Clarke's preschoolers throughout the year.[More]

April 21, 2011—Clarke has been named an officially recognized community charity for the 2011 ING New York City Marathon![More]

April 2, 2011—Seven outstanding educators from Clarke Northampton will retire at the end of this school year. Bill Corwin, Clarke’s President said, “Debra Bak, Claire Blatchford, Pam Goodrow, Dennis Moulton, Michael O’Connell, Judy Sheldon and Bob Storm have made an indelible imprint in the hearts and minds of hundreds of students and the entire extended Clarke family. We will miss them, we wish them well, and we will never forget their passion for educating children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Their dedication is something we can all aspire to.”[More]