Sign Me Up: ASL Class Holds District Wide Social for Students

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Scott Seamon

ASL students sign to each other while playing the classic game, “Codenames,” during their ASL social in the cafeteria.

Ellen Chuo, Photographer

The American Sign Language (ASL) class had their first social of the school year on Thursday, Oct. 14. 

“The purpose of the ASL socials is to enrich the learning process by bringing the classroom inside out; to give students the opportunity to put their new language skills to real use in a natural social environment,” ASL teacher Katlin Garland said.

ASL students from schools throughout the district were invited to come to the Westwood cafeteria after school to participate in games and socialize with other students and teachers through ASL. Communicating only with ASL, students played games like Codenames, Mafia, Headbands, Cranium, Guess Who, Boggle, Uno, and even tag. More socials will be held throughout the year at many different schools. Students will be required to attend a certain number of socials depending on what ASL class they are in.