Exceptional Student Education Update

Spring was an exciting time for all involved with the St. Johns County School District Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) program. With a generous donation from the St. Augustine Lion’s Club, fun and enriching activities were held for all DHH students and their families.

  • The 3rd Annual “Deafinition” competition was a great success. The competition is a family event for middle and high school students to show off their vocabulary knowledge.  Students prepare all year for this vocabulary bee and, in doing so, enhance their vocabulary and language skills across curriculum areas.  This year, 24 DHH students participated in the competition.  Gift cards were awarded to the first and second place winners.  We are proud of all who participated.
  • On April 22, the annual DHH picnic was held for families and students across the county.  This year’s theme was “Fun Run” which included an obstacle course, games, water activities and a song signing competition for St. Johns County School District American Sign Language programs.  This is not just celebration of students, but a positive way for families who have children with hearing loss to connect and support each other.