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Scholarship Funds Awarded to Support Three Clarke Alumni

July 31, 2020—Clarke is pleased to share that the Caroline A. Yale Memorial Fund collectively awarded more than $10,000 to three Clarke alumni. The application-based scholarship is awarded to former students who demonstrate leadership, community service and a passion for advancing...[More]

Clarke's K-8 Program Moves to New Locations

July 1, 2020—Clarke’s K-8 Program for students who are deaf or hard of hearing will soon be re-locating from Leeds Elementary to specialized classrooms at the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech flagship site on Round Hill Road in Northampton, MA, and Hampshire Regional High...[More]

Clarke Announces New Director in Florida

July 1, 2020—Clarke is proud to announce Alisa Demico, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, as the director of Clarke Florida.[More]

Clarke Leader to Present at AG Bell Global Virtual Listening and Spoken Language Symposium

June 29, 2020—Clarke is proud to announce that Sherri Fickenscher, LSLS Cert. AVEd, teacher of the deaf at Clarke Philadelphia, will participate in a panel presentation at the AG Bell Global Virtual Listening and Spoken Language Symposium, July 9-11. [More]

 
June 13, 2020

Dozens Gather Virtually to Celebrate Eighth-Grade Graduation


June 13, 2020—With approximately 70 students, teachers, staff, families and friends gathered together virtually in June, Clarke eighth grade graduate Aydanie received a heartfelt send-off and tribute to his achievements as a student at Clarke.

Aydanie, who began receiving services from Clarke as an infant, will be attending Hampshire Regional High School in the fall, where Clarke offers a Model Inclusion Program for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Participating students take their academic classes alongside peers with typical hearing, while having access to a Clarke teacher of the deaf, a Clarke speech-language pathologist and Clarke’s educational audiologist.

Aydanie left a lasting impression on many, winning the Brothership Award several years in a row and charming his teachers, Clarke staff and peers with his friendly, helpful attitude. One Clarke staff member noted, “Aydanie always brought a breath of fresh air when he entered school in the morning. He would stop by the office just to check in and say hello!”

In addition to being a talented musician, Aydanie is passionate about popular culture, technology and shared that he’d like to be a teacher of the deaf in the future.

Congratulations to Aydanie and his family! See photos of his graduation celebration and a follow-up, socially-distanced visit.

Virtual Graduation Celebrating Aydanie