Tilden Student Impresses Pop Star, Shawn Mendes, with her ASL skills!

Last year, Julia Villano, a student at Tilden’s Walnut Creek campus, performed the song, Never Be Alone by Shawn Mendes, using only American Sign Language (which she, of course, learned at Tilden!)

We just found out that Julia had a chance to meet Shawn Mendes and show him her video. Naturally, he loved it!

We are so proud of Julia and impressed with not only her skills in American Sign Language, but also her confidence to show the world what she can do, and share her translation with the original artist.

Jun 13, 2015

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Shawn Mendes and Julia Villano

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Spirit Week

Last week, Tilden Albany celebrated Spirit Week! Our theme days included:

Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday – Character Day
Wednesday – Crazy Hat/Hair Day
Thursday – Opposite Day (student nominated and voted)
Friday – School Colors & Spirit Day

Several students participated. Faculty members and administrators were particularly enthusiastic. Thanks to everyone for making Spirit Week a success!

Trick-or-Treat: Tilden’s Halloween Potluck

Imagine this: You are all dressed up for Halloween and have a plate of homemade cookies all ready to share with your friends and teachers. You walk into the study hall room. Robin Hood, Snow White, and even Gandalf stand before you, all happily chatting and enjoying the delicious food.

That was the scene on Thursday, October 31st at Tilden. We had a blast trying out the wonderful dishes that people brought. Also, all of the costumes were amazing! We hope you had as great of a Halloween as we did! Trick-or-Treat!

Lots of food items (including plenty of vegan and gluten-free), and quite the crowd!
Lots of food items (including plenty of vegan and gluten-free), and quite the crowd!

 

Rosie the Riveter, a flower child, a cowboy, a wizard, and Katniss at Hogwarts. What will our students and faculty come up with next?
Rosie the Riveter, a flower child, a cowboy, a wizard, and Katniss at Hogwarts. What will our students and faculty come up with next?

 

I spy with my little eye... a spy, the Madhatter, Snow White, Karl Friedrich Gauss, and the Joker (goofing off, of course).
I spy with my little eye… a spy, the Madhatter, Snow White, Karl Friedrich Gauss, and the Joker (goofing off, of course).

Submitted by Sobriquet.