GoodNews: Texas School for the Deaf Ranger to Ranger - March 27, 2024


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Volume 8, Issue 6

International Studies

International Studies students traveled to Vietnam for 2 weeks. During their travels, they learned about Vietnam’s culture, visited historical sites, and ate their delicious cuisine. They even had the chance to visit Deaf schools in Vietnam!  While they were busy wandering around Vietnam, they also produced vlogs and wrote blogs for each day they spent there! Check it out: International Studies Trip to Vietnam

International Students Group Image

ROV and Aerial Drone Competition

The ROV and Aerial Drone Competition hosted at TSD was a huge success! The students had a great time participating, with a total of 66 ROV participants and 90 drone competitors. Our TSD students excelled, earning the following awards for middle school: ROV Obstacle Course Championship Award, ROV Sportsmanship Award, ROV Spirit Award, Drone Think Award, Drone Skills 3rd Place Award, Drone Skills 2nd Place Award, Drone Inspire Award, and Overall Drone Excellence Award. High school students earned these awards: ROV Spirit Award, Drone Flight Operations Award, Drone Teamwork 2nd Place Award, and Overall Drone Excellence Award. The middle school SkullSoul team and the high school MSG team are eligible to advance to compete in the World Championship at a later date!


ROV underwater obstacle course


ROV Tournament team



Academic Bowl Team

Our 2023-2024 Academic Bowl Team excelled at the Arkansas School for the Deaf, securing second place in the midwest region! They maintained an undefeated record until the Championship game, where they faced a skilled team from Indiana School for the Deaf in an intense match. Our team consisted of three, first-year players, making this achievement even more impressive! Our junior and seasoned player, Jeanique D., received one of the six prestigious All-Star Player awards. This recognition is a testament to her knowledge, sportsmanship, leadership, and attitude as a player. We couldn’t be prouder of our entire team! Now the Academic Bowl participants are preparing for the National Competition at Gallaudet University that is scheduled for April 18-22!


4 students sitting on the front, posed with award along with three adults behind the students. They all wear dark hoodies.

Deaf Culinary Bowl 2024

TSD culinary students attended the Deaf Culinary Bowl 2024 in Riverside, CA where they competed against 5 schools for the Deaf. The culinary students had a chance to tour several kitchens at Knott’s Berry Farm to see firsthand how the culinary world operates behind the scenes in order to serve hundreds of people daily. TSD came in fourth place with two completed dishes (time ran out for the main entree). They received recognition for their cleanliness, organization, and teamwork. Congratulations, Ranger Chefs!


TSD Culinary Arts students in a grocery store


Culinary Arts students in a kitchen ready for competition


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