Wilson Students Learn Sign Language for Performances
Wilson Elementary School students participated in an after-school group to learn sign language to perform at an all-school sign along.
The after-school group is modeled after a silent choice called "Silent Voices, Singing Hands." Members of the group, directed by Mrs. Lisa Piper, range in age from kindergarten through college age and are drawn from public, parochial, and home school settings. Piper founded the group in 1992 and has directed the group since the beginning. Several members have been with the group since the beginning. They can be seen performing at locations around Sheboygan County and, at times, around Wisconsin. Their most memorable performance was for a deaf-blind group in Milwaukee using tactile sign language, said Piper, a fifth grade teacher at Wilson Elementary School. Piper earned degrees in deaf education from U.W. Milwaukee and elementary education. The group practices twice a month.
Students practicing for the Wilson school performance:
"Silent Voices, Singing Hands" choir displayed their talents and hard work during a recent performance at Memorial Mall.
(photos posted with parent permission)
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
February 1, 2012