Arkansas School for the Deaf

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Arkansas School for the Deaf
Parnell Hall.JPG
Address
2400 West Markham Street
Little Rock , Pulaski County , Arkansas 72205
United States
Coordinates 34°45′9″N92°17′53″W / 34.75250°N 92.29806°W / 34.75250; -92.29806 Coordinates: 34°45′9″N92°17′53″W / 34.75250°N 92.29806°W / 34.75250; -92.29806
Information
Type Public/Deaf,Schools for the Deaf,State School
Founded 1850
School district Arkansas School for the Deaf
Superintendent Dr. Janet Dickinson
Principal Rayburn Boland
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 129 [1] (district) (2010–11)
Student to teacher ratio 4.03 [1]
Campus 40 acres (16 ha)
Color(s)     Blue
     Gold
Athletics conference GPSD and AACS
Sports Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cheer
Mascot Leopard
Team name Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards
Affiliations Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD)
National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
Website

Founded in 1850, the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) is a state-run public school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, serving deaf and hard of hearing students through residential, day school, and part-time enrollment programs. The school offers preschool through high school, and is affiliated with the Arkansas Association of the Deaf (AAD) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).

Little Rock, Arkansas Capital of Arkansas

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state's geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named the "Little Rock" by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city's population was 198,541 in 2016 according to the United States Census Bureau. The six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is ranked 78th in terms of population in the United States with 738,344 residents according to the 2017 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is an organization for the promotion of the rights of deaf people in the United States. NAD was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, in 1880 as a non-profit organization run by Deaf people to advocate for deaf rights, its first president being Robert P. McGregor of Ohio. It includes associations from all 50 states and Washington, DC and is the US member of the World Federation of the Deaf, which has over 120 national associations of Deaf people as members. It has its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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The school is located near the Arkansas School for the Blind (ASB) and both are administered by a five-member panel known as the Board of Trustees ASB-ASD.

The Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, is a state-run public school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States, serving blind and vision impaired students of kindergarten through high school grades through residential, day school, and part-time enrollment programs.

Schools

Located within the same 40 acre campus are the following schools:

AdvancED

AdvancED is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that accredits primary and secondary schools throughout the United States and internationally. AdvancED was formed in 2006 by the consolidation of the pre-college divisions of two of the U.S. regional accreditation organizations: the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Council on Accreditation and School Improvement of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In 2012 the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) joined AdvancED.

Extracurricular activities

The Arkansas School for the Deaf mascot and athletic emblem is the Leopard and blue and gold are the school colors. In 2012, the Deaf Leopard was named the nation's No. 1 mascot due to its likeness to the popular rock band, Def Leppard. [4]

Leopard species of mammal

The leopard is one of the five extant species in the genus Panthera, a member of the Felidae. The leopard occurs in a wide range in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. Leopards are listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because leopard populations are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, and are declining in large parts of the global range. In Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and most likely in Morocco, leopard populations have already been extirpated. Contemporary records suggest that the leopard occurs in only 25% of its historical global range. Leopards are hunted illegally, and their body parts are smuggled in the wildlife trade for medicinal practices and decoration.

Def Leppard British band

Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen, and Vivian Campbell. This is the band's longest lasting line-up.

Athletics

The Leopards are members of the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) and two different athletic conferences:

The ASD Leopards compete in football, volleyball, cheer, basketball, soccer and Special Olympics. Throughout its history, ASD has competed against other Arkansas public and private schools administered by the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA).

Special Olympics sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities

Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and physical disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year. Like the International Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics organization is recognized by the International Olympic Committee; however, unlike the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics World Games are not held in the same year or in conjunction with the Olympic Games.

Arkansas Activities Association organization

The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) is the primary sanctioning body for high school sports in state of Arkansas. AAA is a member association of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFSHSA). Every public secondary school in Arkansas is a de jure member of the AAA, and most private schools, save for a few schools in the delta that belong to the Mississippi Private Schools Association, are included in membership.

ASD won a state basketball championship in 1949.

Clubs and traditions

ASD students participate in a variety of clubs and organizations including Junior National Association of the Deaf, SkillsUSA, Journalism, Optimism, Yearbook Staff, National Science Fair Competition, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Student Council and Singing Fingers.

SkillsUSA organization

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 395,000 high school, college and middle school students and professional members enrolled in training programs in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

Girl Scouts of the USA non-profit organisation in the USA

Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA), commonly referred to as simply Girl Scouts in the US, is a youth organization for girls in the United States and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. Upon returning to Savannah, Georgia, she telephoned a distant cousin, saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"

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