Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES

KDES is one of the demonstration schools of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Galla

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Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 06/06/2024
Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 06/06/2024

What a day! Our 8th Grade Honorees celebrated and reflected on all their challenges and successes, marking this day as one of their biggest milestones to date.

With many remarks, memories, performances, and smiles, we will remember this day for a very long time as a community came together to recognize all that our Honorees have achieved, growing their roots and wings.

We are so proud of you, Fernando, Yoel, Reagan, and Talia! Congratulations! And now onto new heights!

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It’s today! Kendall is proud to recognize our 8th Grade Honorees who will be advancing to high school.

We look forward to celebrating them today, June 5th at the 8th Grade Honorees Ceremony at 1:00 PM.

06/03/2024

We are beyond excited to announce that Gerald Miller has honored us by accepting our invitation to be our Guest Speaker for the KDES Honorees Ceremony!

Mr. Gerald Miller was born in 1948 in Washington, D.C. He is one of the four children of Mrs. Louise Burrell Miller, who was a champion for the rights of her three Black deaf children, and by extension, all Black deaf children everywhere.

Gerald himself attended three different public schools before entering the Kendall School in 1959 after it was reintegrated. After he graduated from school, Gerald went on to work as a Cartographic Technician for the U.S. Geological Survey, a scientific agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior, where he worked on U.S. maps. He retired after 39 years of service.

06/01/2024

Childhood learning shouldn’t be a race. It’s about fostering curiosity and growth at a child’s own pace. Schools and families can partner to create a supportive environment that encourages exploration and a love for learning. Together, we can nurture well-rounded, confident children ready to take on the world!

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CONGRATULATIONS to Class of 2037!!! 🎓

05/24/2024

The Clerc Center is looking for its next Director of Athletics and Physical Education! We’re looking for a dynamic individual to lead a competitive program with both Model Secondary School for the Deaf - MSSD and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES student-athletes.

To check out this and other employment opportunities at the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, go to our Careers page at https://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu/careers/

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On Wednesday, we hosted two Science Fairs at KDES, one with 10 exhibits by 345 students in the morning and 9 exhibits by 678 students in the afternoon. Teachers, staff, students, and families came and listened to our young scientists explain how they built their projects and the observations they made, with posters explaining their process and findings. It was a great interactive learning experience for everyone! 👩🏾‍🔬👩‍🔬👨🏽‍🔬🧑🏻‍🔬

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Our Family Education Department hosted Part 2 of the Sexuality Education Workshop on May 22, led by Tara Miles. After dinner in the remodeled NPO Training Room, families enjoyed a fun ice breaker, discussed myths and personal values, and learned about topics like consent, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The session ended with a game called “Hot Onion,” where parents practiced answering tough questions. Everyone left feeling more informed and confident. Thanks to FED for hosting! Stay tuned for fall events!

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Our After Schools Program (ASP) ended the School Year with some fun water related activities! (5/9).

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Our parent organization, KPTA, with support from Family Education, hosted an exciting after-school event for our middle schoolers this past Friday. The students enjoyed a “lock-in” experience filled with games, a movie, and plenty of fun snacks. We hope to make this an annual tradition! A big thank you to KPTA and FED for making this event possible.

05/07/2024

It’s worth mentioning again and again. Behind every successful deaf child at KDES are the dedicated teachers and staff who go above and beyond everyday. Thank you for all you do to support and inspire our students and their families! Go Wildcats!

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KDES is thrilled for four of our KDES students. Youth De’VIA Competition 2023-2024 winners have been selected. The De’VIA committee received 984 artworks from 17 different schools. Congratulations to the following Wildcats:

1st Place for (2nd -3rd grade) winner-
Zoe Ellis “Bridge with Handshapes”

Honorable Mention (2nd -3rd grade) winner-
Clementine Holcomb “Nightlight: Candle”

2nd Place for (4th -5th grade) winner-
Izella Holcomb “Hearing People Don’t Hear or Talk”

Honorable Mention (4th-5th grade) winner-
Avery Tao “Learning Sign Language” CONGRATULATIONS to our Wildcat artists!

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On March 15th KDES hosted their annual Vocabulary Bee and our talented Wildcat spellers gave it their all, spelling their hearts out! Coming in 1st was Sajani Ramroop, followed by Teófilo Torres Moran and Alyssa Chen in 2nd and 3rd places, respectively. Fast forward to the National Competition on May 7th, although all three students performed exceptionally well, Sajani Ramroop, representing KDES, and seven other spellers nationwide collectively claimed the prize 🏆. Huge congratulations to our competitors, Sajani, Teófilo and Alyssa for representing our school very well today! Winning schools- KDES, RMDS, CSD-F, MSD-F, and Indiana

05/05/2024

Join us in celebrating Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2024! 🎉 Let’s take a moment to express our gratitude to the incredible educators and staff members who dedicate themselves to shaping young minds and fostering a supportive learning environment every day for our deaf and hard of hearing students. Your hard work, passion, and dedication are truly appreciated, and we are grateful for everything you do! Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our deaf students and our community. 👖

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From our Meet and Greet in the cafeteria to classroom tours, a presentation of the program and student panel, our middle school orientation was a hit! Big thanks to our amazing teachers, staff, and supportive families for making it all possible. Here’s to a successful journey ahead for our soon-to-be 6th graders! 📚✨

Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 05/01/2024

Last week and this week, our ‘Meet and Greet’ events brought our pre-k, 2nd grade and 5th grade students one step closer to their next year’s department! Building familiarity, forging connections, and embracing the journey ahead. 🌟

04/24/2024

Highlighting one of our fun “spring themed” ASP activities

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Our nurse Pam Batist and health teacher Toni Killam teamed up today to deliver an essential lesson on medicine safety to our adorable Pre-K students! 💊📚 Ensuring our little ones understand how to stay safe around medicines is crucial, and Pam and Toni did a fantastic job making it fun and educational. From identifying safe versus unsafe substances to teaching the importance of always asking an adult before taking any medicine, our kiddos are now equipped with valuable knowledge to keep them safe. Kudos to Pam and Toni for their dedication to our students’ well-being!

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Last Thursday, our 345 teachers, Jillian Apfel and Jennifer Wrenn set up an Ants Showcase for the entire school. Students were delighted to see their hard work on display, including two ant farms, a video that documented our 345 students’ learning journey from discovery to completion, as well as the progression of the ant farms. Visitors were able to see the ants up close, as well as learn about ant anatomy, their life cycle, play games, and even go through an ant maze!

Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 03/27/2024

Last month, our middle school students embarked on an inspiring journey learning about Louise B. Miller’s remarkable lawsuit. For many years, Black deaf children from DC had to travel to schools near Baltimore. In 1952, Louise bravely stood up to the DC Board of Education, fighting for the right of Black deaf children, including her son Kenneth, to attend Kendall School at Gallaudet University. To wrap up their study, our students visited Louise’s home and had a special encounter with her youngest son, Justin. While they learned it was Kenneth’s birthday today (3/26), unfortunately, they didn’t get the chance to meet him. Afterward, they headed to Howard University to explore the importance of HBCUs through an exciting scavenger hunt.

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Our math team showcased exceptional talent at the NTID Nationals competition this weekend. Although we did not advance into playoff rounds as a group, we’re thrilled to announce that Talia Willey-Saunders ranked 14th place for individuals, demonstrating remarkable skill and dedication. Beyond the competition, our team had a fantastic time connecting with other participants, and practicing their math skills! 🌟

03/22/2024

Support our math team by watching them via live stream tomorrow, March 23 at 1:00 pm!

With the National Middle School Math Competition beginning tonight, we want to remind folks in the Rochester area to come and show support at tomorrow’s play-in and championship events. Doors will open at 1:00p.m. ET Saturday, March 23 at Panara Theatre in LBJ hall on RIT/NTID campus.

For those who may not be able to join us in person, we will have a livestream available during the championship rounds tomorrow! The livestream will begin at 1:00 p.m. ET and continue until the games conclude:

LINK: https://www.rit.edu/ntid/math2024

For more information about the Math Competition, including the full schedule and format, visit rit.edu/ntid/mathcompetition.

Good luck to our competitors this weekend!

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Neurodiversity Celebration Spirit Week Day 5-Neurodiverse individuals can have sensory differences. Dress in your most comfortable clothes (pajamas or sweatpants)

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Neurodiversity Celebration Spirt Week Day 4- Wear red to support and accept individuals with neurodiversity

Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 03/19/2024

Neurodiversity Celebration Week Day 2- wear tie dye or rainbow to celebrate the beauty of the diverse spectrum of the human mind

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🎉 Kicking off Neurodiversity Celebration Week with a bang! Today’s kickoff event was all about embracing the uniqueness of every mind. Get ready for a week full of spirit as we celebrate diversity in learning and thinking styles. Today, we rocked hats to symbolize the beautiful differences in how we learn.

Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 03/17/2024

Last Friday, Kendall proudly hosted the annual Vocabulary Bee! Our talented wildcat spellers gave it their all, spelling their hearts out. Huge congrats to our top three finalists:

1st - Sajani Ramroop
2nd - Teófilo Torres Moran
3rd - Alyssa Chen

They’re now headed to nationals in May! 🐝🏆

Photos from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School - KDES's post 03/15/2024

🥧✨ We had an amazing time celebrating Pi Day in 678 Department today! From tasty pies to mind-bending math challenges, it was a day filled with infinite fun and delicious treats. Thanks to everyone who joined us in honoring the magic of π!

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