National ASL Day

FBHS ASL students celebrate American Sign Language

National ASL day is an annual holiday celebrating American Sign Language. It is observed every year on  April 15.

On April 15, 1817, the first lasting school for the deaf in the United States opened. Students gathered there over the years and at subsequent deaf schools across our nation. The children intermingled Native American Signs, French Sign Language, and Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language. This process brought forth modern American Sign Language.

Students in Mrs. Gongora’s ASL 1 & 2 classes had the opportunity to earn extra credit by writing, gesturing, mime, or signing in their classes.

To contribute to the day, Mrs. Webb’s Art students created stunning artwork representing each sign letter of the alphabet. The artwork was posted on lockers outside the ASL room.