April 2021 ASLHS Newsletter

We have reached over 200+ members! Thank you for your continued support during a tough school year. We love our members!


Erin Hamilton who received a book from our Deaf Black History Month drawing wanted to send a short message:

"Thank you ASLHS for this gift! I am truly excited to read this book. Understanding students from all backgrounds and cultures is what makes our relationships grow. Relationships with students is what makes our teaching and interpreting more successful. I am thankful to read this and incorporate it into my career.”

Thank you!

April is an important month for taking advantage of the benefits of being an ASLHS member. Don't let these deadlines pass you by! Apply for grants & scholarships! Enter into our literature competition! Order graduation supplies!



Come join 2021 ASLTA Virtual Conference this summer!

When?: July 29 - August 1st, 2021

ASLHS will be coming to the ASLTA conference virtually from July 29- Aug 1st! Register and come join our presentation and learn more about what ASLHS has to offer! This is a great opportunity for you to network and of course, enter some giveaway prizes! Hope to see you there!


Reminder: We officially established a private facebook group for your ASL Honor Society Members/Students to join! This will be a wonderful opportunity for your students to join, collaborate, network with other ASL students, share ideas on variety topics regarding ASLHS and so much more!


Next Competition Deadline:

ASL Literature (Visual Vernacular)- Submission deadline: April 16, 2021

How to get started:

1. Introduce this video to your members to discuss what Visual Verancular (VV) means.

2. Check out several videos to watch and recreate your own video for this competition here

3. Fill out the application given on our website and share it with Robin Newson-Wuertz at aslhs.competitions2@aslta.org.

Application Forms can be found here

We now have a lesson plan you can incorporate in your curriculum or ASLHS meetings to easily assist your students get started on this wonderful opportunity!

ASLHS Literature Competition
Download PDF • 162KB

Contact Robin Newsom-Wuertz at aslhs.competitions2@aslta.org for additional questions


The Membership page has been updated on the website. Missing your school? Contact membership at aslhs.membership@aslta.org to get it added!

  • It's now time for a renewal or an opportunity to join American Sign Language Honor Society! Don't forget to renew your ASLTA and ASLHS membership fees if you haven't done so.

  • You are not a member but interested joining ASLHS or know someone who’s interested? It’s not too late to join! Be sure to pay your dues at https://aslta.org/membership/. Pay either by mail or online. Membership starts from Sept. 1st, 2020 to Aug. 31st, 2021. If you have any questions, contact aslhs@aslta.org. Here is the video with instruction on how to find the form and pay on ASLTA webpage.


We are accepting Graduation orders earlier!

Check out more information about graduation orders on our website. We are accepting orders earlier! Please contact Amy Crumine for additional questions at aslhs.membership@aslta.org

Credit card payment is suggested for faster service. Other payments can be made but payment will need need to be paid in advance in order (3-4 weeks) to receive your materials in time.

Check out our Graduation Orders Information HERE

ASLHS Teacher Grant

Have an ASL study project in mind related to your ASL classes and need financial assistance? ASL Honor Society offers up to $500 teacher grants for our ASL teachers throughout the year. We provide 3-5 award a year.

Appropriate uses for the ASL Honor Society Teacher Mini-Grant Program include, but are not limited to:

- Guest speaker fees

- ASL Festival / Deaf Awareness Weeks costs

- ASL-curriculum, supplies, or equipment

And more...

Application submission due date: April 30th, 2021 Apply by filling out this form: ASLHS Teacher Grant Application

2020-2021 Winners:

Award 1: Congratulations to Roxann Barrera-Coffman for earning a $500 teacher grant to purchase ASL curriculum and support her school's ASL concert event! We LOVE supporting our ASLHS teachers.

Award 2: Congratulations to Nicole Gonet from Heritage High School for earning a $500 teacher grant to purchase technology to support innovation in her ASL classroom!

Award 3: Congratulations to ASL Teacher Stephanie Ochoa from Tuloso-Midway High School for earning a $500 curriculum grant from ASLHS

Be sure to fill out the application above to qualify for an ASL teacher grant! Deadline is April 30, 2021!

ASLHS Scholarship

We've updated the scholarship email to aslhs.scholarships@aslta.org

The ASLHS is proud to sponsor nationwide scholarships available to students majoring or minoring in ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreter Preparation. Current ASL scholarship amounts range between $1,750.00 and $2,500.00 each. Scholarships are offered to students who will begin college in the fall or are currently enrolled. Applicants must have an active chapter of the ASLHS on campus to be eligible. No scholarships are awarded to students from campuses that are not members of ASLHS.

Scholarship applications due April 30, 2021

Apply here: Scholarship Application

Want to be featured in our future newsletters on our blog?

We are looking for:

-Teachers that deserve to be recognized. Nomination form here

-Students who works hard in your ASLHS chapter and ASLHS sponsor believe student should receive the recognition. Nomination form here

-Classroom highlight- show what your ASLHS chapter have been doing so far! Nomination form here

Please fill out the nomination form given above & have your ASLHS members to fill out social media consent form. Send the information to aslhs.pr@aslta.org. Check out the video here.

Follow Along

Have you followed us on social media? If not, be sure to follow us! We have ASL Honor Society Youtube Channel as well! Click here to subscribe our channel to receive updates of what’s going on in our ASLHS community. We already have almost 400 subscribers. Spread the news!

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