FC: class of | 2014
1: Austine School for the Deaf 209 Austine Drive Brattleboro, VT 05301 | "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan
2: Table of Contents | Dedication ~ 3 Administration ~ 4-5 Senior Class of 2014 ~ 6-10 Superlatives ~ 11 High School ~ 12-15 ILS Program~ 16-18 William Center ~ 19-21 WRCC/Work Study ~ 22-23 Elementary & Middle School ~ 24-27 School Year Events ~ 28-32 Little Arrows Daycare ~ 33 Residential Program ~ 34-35 The Last Dance ~ 36-37 Faculty & Staff ~ 38-42 2013 Graduates ~ 43 Recognition ~ 44
3: 2014 YEARBOOK DEDICATION | Lyman Lawyer | 2014 | 2011 | 2006 | Lyman was born in far away St. Albans, VT. In 1975 his family moved to Brattleboro and he entered Austine School at the tender age of four. Lyman spent the next 15 years of his life as a very active student. He was a starter on the Soccer and Basketball teams. He graduated in 1990. Lyman then went on to work in a variety of jobs including the Post office. In 1994 Lyman applied for a teacher's aide position in the elementary department. Lyman also worked in the resident program over the years. | When the William Center opened up in 2004, Lyman transferred over from Austine to take on the challenges of that program. He is the only person still remaining who has worked all ten years of the program's existence. Overall, he has worked on campus for 20 years. His co-workers and supervisors have come to trust on Lyman's dependability, maturity and good old Vermont common sense. | A family man, Lyman is a doting father to his three daughters. This final issue of the Austine Archer is pleased to dedicate this yearbook to... Lyman Lawyer! | 2013 | 1975 | 1979 | 1985 | A 1990 Senior!
4: To the Class of 2014: On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Staff, Faculty and Alumni of Austine School, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you upon your graduation and to welcome you into a new and much larger family of Austine students from across the United States and abroad. You will now take your proud place as the 100th class to graduate from Austine School since Alexander Graham Bell gave the first commencement address in 1914. As you plan for the next challenges in your life whether moving on to higher education or entering the workforce, the time you have spent on our campus will have prepared you to successfully meet your goals through diligence and hard work. We have had the good fortune to live and work on a beautiful piece of land set aside for education. I hope you will return from time to time and wander our trails for inspiration and reflection. The commencement speech Mr. Bell delivered to the Austine graduates has been lost but he also gave the commencement address for Sidwell School in the same year. In that speech he urged the graduates, “Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Of course it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. Follow it up, explore all round it: one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought. I have great confidence that you are prepared to enter a new phase of your life with confidence and ability. When challenges do arise, please remember you always have friends and a place to get away from the everyday demands of your new life and take time to reflect with old friends. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Congratulations! | Letter from The President | William Gurney
5: Letters from The Directors | ,Hello Seniors!!! Finally you are seniors! Not senior citizens but seniors in high school. Congratulations on your journey and good luck in your future. In a few years you will be busy working and enjoying your friends and traveling. I hope you remember your parents, teachers and dorm supervisors who helped you succeed. Be nice to people, work hard and keep a smile on your face. Help other people if you can and ask for help if you are stuck. Always remember that more good things happen than bad things, so be positive and cheerful. A positive attitude makes friends, helps you get jobs and keeps you young in your heart. Enjoy life and be thankful for the good things and try to change the bad things! Adios and take care of yourself. | Dear Seniors, Congratulations on reaching this important goal in your life. This event will always be remembered by you, your family and friends as a very special time. I want to express my appreciation to you for the opportunity to get to know you individually over this year as your principal. Each one of you has brought much to Austine during your time here. Take what you have learned and the experiences you've had into the world and apply them to your future successes. Class of 2014, on behalf of the entire faculty and staff of Austine School for the Deaf, I would like to wish you the best as you go out into the world. Please know that you are always welcome to visit Austine and look forward to hearing about your accomplishments. Congratulations! | Karen Sansoucy, Director of Education Austine School for the Deaf William Center Program | Ray Stevens, Ph.D. Director of the William Center | Karen Sansoucy | Ray Stevens
6: Class of 2014
8: Dustin E. Partlow | Best Memory: When I give some people a hard time while I was in school. Hobbies: Walking, Hanging out with the girls at the dorm and listening to country music... yee-haw! Clubs/Sports/awards: Honor Roll, Soccer, Basketball and ASL Fingo. Favorite Saying: "Alright then" or "okay then." Future Plans: Go to College, I want to be a Master in Auto Body at the Burlington Tech Center. Will/Legacy: To the kids, stay positive and make good goal choices in your life. | aka: Dustie or Dusty"
9: Aaron Nett | Best Memory: Sliding on the Bromley Mountain Alpine sleds! Fun! Hobbies: I like to take care of animals, do yard work in the garden, texting on my i-phone and flirting with the girls. Clubs/ Sports: Soccer and basketball. Favorite Sayings: "Really?..... Really?" "Are you serious?" and "You have a attitude problem!" Future Plans: I want to get a job at Red Apple Farm and also work at Market Basket.
10: Best Memory: Having fun up at the Austine pond and falling in! I also enjoyed Wood-Shop at WRCC. Hobbies: Fitness training (human flag), woodshop, building things and hanging out. Favorite Saying: "No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying." - Tony Robbins Will/Legacy: "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." -Sydney J. Harris | Tanner Johnson "aka: TJ"
11: Superlatives | Best Smiles Maria & Dustin | Chloe ~ Most Talkative Serina ~ Most Quiet | Isaac Best Texter | Liam ~ Best Gamer | Aaron Animal Lover | T.j. Fitness Fanatic | Simon Best Athlete | Caleb Most Fashionable | Cristian Cookie Monster | Avery Best Computer Tech | Sam ~ Best Actor | Jessica Best Dance Moves | Scott Most Imaginative | Jacob Most Energetic | Allie Best Dressed | Josh Never Blue Always Orange | Crystal Most Friendly | Say What!
12: Austine High School @ BUHS | Maria Bonaparte 9th Grade | Allie Kenney 11th Grade | Avery Ecklein 12th Grade | Joshua Burdick 11th Grade | Caleb Wimble 12th Grade | Ms. Tychsen Speech Teacher | Ms. Fooks English / SS Teacher | Ms. Miller-Rausch Science / Math Teacher
14: ASL/Deaf Culture Experiences: SUCCESS! | For the first time ever an ASL classroom learning experience between our Austine HS students and their Brattleboro Union High School (BUHS) peers took place during the Spring semester! We taught the BUHS students ASL and Deaf Culture --It was a huge success! The Austine Museum brought to life the history of Austine School and the Deaf Community in the Brattleboro area.
15: HS Food Chemistry Lab | Guest Speaker: Marie Limoges, Food Microbiologist
16: Austine High School Independent Living Skills Class Teacher: Ms. Jean Lacey-Limoges | Simon Portelli 11th Grade | Sam Osofsky 11th Grade | Scott Walder, Jr. 8th Grade | Jessica Gramling 7th Grade | Chrystal Sousa 12th Grade
18: The World of Art Class Work | Artwork by Ms. Lacy-Limoges's Students
19: William Center | Teachers: Mr. Pete Rausch Ms. Julie Francis-Gates | Aaron Nett 12th Grade | Caleb Wimble 12th Grade | Tanner Johnson 12th Grade | Jacob Paye 10th Grade | Cristian Acevedo 12th Grade
21: Digital Art Was taken by the William Center Students during the summer of 2013
22: WRCC: Windham Regional Career Center | Tanner Johnson: Construction | Allie Kenney: Human Medical Service | Dustin Partlow: Automotive Technology and Construction
23: Avery Ecklein,Thompson House, Laundry | Scott Walder, Dining Room | Jessica Gramling, Recycling | Jean Lacy-Limoges, Work Study Coordinator | Work Study Program | Crystal Sousa, Thompson House Laundry | Sam Osofsky, Shredder | Simon Portelli, Newspaper Delivery
24: Chloe Hughes 5th Grade | Liam Gannon 6th Grade | Sirena Caputi 7th Grade | Upper Elementary & Middle School | AUSTINE | Teachers: Ms. Miller-Rausch, Math / SCI Ms. Fooks, Eng / SS Ms. Tychsen, Speech Ms. Limoges, Art Mr. Rausch, Gym | Isaac Clark 7th Grade
25: Remembering our friend, Isaiah Buckner
26: Mad Scientists in the lab!
27: Mystic Aquarium Field Trip
28: Holiday Show | Halloween
29: Green Up Day | PAH! DAY
30: Special Olympic Bowling | Special Olympic Basketball | Simon, Scott, and Avery
31: St. Michaels' - Austine Middle School Basketball
32: Fall 2013 | Spring 2014 | "ASL FINGO Night" Returns!
33: Little Arrows | Early Childhood Center
34: Residential Activities
36: The Last Dance... | We love you!
37: Au Revior Austine....Until We meet again! | We'll miss you!
38: Jean Lacy-Limoges | Michele Miller-Rausch | Pete Rausch | Mary Fooks | Sherry Tychsen | Mary Gorman | Julie Francis | Bob Lenderman | Lyman Lawyer | Chelsie Davis | Ben Barnes | Merci Hutchins | Nicole Smith | Gary Murano | Richard Machado | Val Annis | Nik Rausch | Brian Marshall | Teachers | Paraprofessionals | Rebecca Holmes
39: Sue Cashman | Tina Howell | Kathy Downs | Sue Hutton | Lori Thomas | Peg Norris | Neil Manders | John Fish | Dyson Schultz | Tom Hutton | Christine Kierstead | Peggy Partridge | Eric Annis | Walter McDougall | Steve Lapan | David Martin | School Nurses | Maintenance | Drivers | Administrative Assistants | Kelly Theriault | Jodi Boyd | Para / Nurses
40: Terric Stephens | David Goselin | Clint Woosley | Holly Barnes | Eva Olson | Matt Hochkeppel | Nancy Roye | Ryan Hutchins | Pete Richardson | Jane McDougall | Andy DeMasi | Emil Pustea | Debbi Reed-Savory | Rick Beam | Pat Printon | Residential Program | Dining Services | Mare Lunderville
41: Kris LeMire | April Chase | Bill Clark | Jim Bombacino | Jorika Stockwell | Kathleen Achilles | Kim Messer | Nancy Kent | Patrick Harris | Tami Gero | Alex Tully | Sarah Moore | Amanda Ames | Valerie Gero | V C D H H Staff | Audiological Services | Terry Keegan | Tami Trowell | Leah Austin | Dr. Patti Hodgdon
42: Nancy Groff | Bridget McBride | Virginia Clark | Barb Pomper | Lauren Hakala Director | Deb Rancourt | Jessica St. Arnauld | Christine Bricault | Karen Todd | Jennifer Harbart | Elizabeth Van Loan | Marissa Tremblay | Debbi Reed-Savory | Jen Davis | V I R S | The Terp Patrol | Little Arrows | Early Childhood Center | Wendy Schneider
43: Graduation 2013
44: The Archer wishes to thank the many many valued contributors to this, the final edition. In no particular order, A BIG "Thanks ", goes to: Barb Pomper, Karen Todd, Pete Rausch, Virginia Clark, Kathy Achilles, Jane McDougall, Michele Miller-Rausch, Jean lacy-Limoges, Peg Norris, Tina Howell, Lyman Lawyer, Mare Lunderville, Val Annis, Mary Gorman, Little Arrows Staff, Mary Fooks, Rebecca Holmes, Sherry Tychsen, Peggy Partirdge, Emil Pustea, and Kris Lemire. Student Contributors: Dustin Partlow, Allie Kenney, Tanner Johnson, Isaac Clark, Sirena Caputi, and Aaron Nett. The Archer furthermore wishes to apologize to you if we have missed any contributors or staff.