The ASD Foundation proudly awarded $5000 in scholarships to top graduates of the ASD Class of 2017. These students will be attending Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
The ASD Foundation provides promotional materials to help increase awareness of ASD and to strengthen ASD's brand to stakeholders, future students, and to the community at large. We are proud to help spotlight the important work happening at ASD every day.
The ASD Foundation received funding to help provide a literacy program for ASD students. This program offers a digital library of thousands of eBooks and educator resources. The literacy program will foster discussion and boost vocabulary and critical thinking skills for our students.
The ASD Foundation was proud to recently host the first annual "Welcome Home" brunch for dozens of former ASD employees. It was a great morning filled with old friends, countless stories, and a delicious brunch catered by our students in the Culinary Arts program.
ASD CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM
ASD has an exciting new CTE program available. The Culinary Arts program was funded through a Foundation grant from the Arkansas Department of Career Education. Student Chefs are already busy learning and cooking, and the Double Pride cafe has launched with delicious results.
ASD GREEN KIDS INITIATIVE
ASD has initiated the GREEN Kids program to connect students to healthy living and eating activities and strategies to incorporate into their lives. Grant funding was provided by Lowe's and Innovative Solutions for Educational Partnerships (ISEP) to enable the purchase of a greenhouse and plants, soil, tools and other garden supplies.
An exciting program to connect students to healthy living activities and strategies was funded through a grant from ISEP. Fitness Trackers are being provided to students to help them develop personal health plans and give them extra incentives to stay on the move.
PARNELL HALL PRESERVATION
Through a generous grant from the Arkansas Natural Cultural Resources Commission, ASD's beloved Parnell Hall is undergoing restoration, including exterior masonry work, and window and door restoration. Parnell Hall is on the National Registry of Historic Places and stands as a treasured cornerstone on the ASD campus.