Indiana School For The Deaf

The Indiana School for the Deaf's Academic Bowl team has captured the 2015 National Championship! Congratulations go to Raelynn Fuechtmann, Kenneth Peters, Colton Crace, Cade Patterson and Coaches Chuck Daube and Mary Kovatch!
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ISTEP Testing
Date: 4/28/2015
Location: Classrooms
NCSC Assessment Window
Date: 4/28/2015
Location: classrooms
MS Baseball - Orchard
Date: 4/28/2015, 4:45 PM 7 PM
Location: away
MS Track and Field - Orchard/New Augusta
Date: 4/28/2015, 4:45 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Lowe Field
HS Baseball - Manual HS
Date: 4/28/2015, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: ISD Baseball Field

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2015 National Academic Bowl Champions!

2015 National Academic Bowl Champions!

The ISD Academic Bowl team comprised of Kenneth Peters, Cade Patterson, Raelynn Fuechtmann and Colton Crace defeated Rockville (MD) High School 68-53 to capture the 2015 National Academic Bowl championship. The team was coached by Mary Kovatch and Chuck Daube, their third national championship in the past decade, as well as advancing to the "Final Four" each of those ten years participating. Kenneth Peters and Raelynn fuechtmann were named to the All-Tournament team. The National Academic Bowl was held at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC Sunday and Monday (April 26 and 27th) and the Orioles leave for Indianapolis this morning with a 8-1 record and the crown!

Cancellation of Sean Forbes performance

Cancellation of Sean Forbes performance

"Due to personal reasons we regretfully have to cancel the Indianapolis, IN performance on 4/30/15. Each ticket purchased online will receive a full 100% refund. While we are disappointed we have to do this, we promise you that we will be back in Indianapolis in the near future to put on an amazing performance…..Sean Forbes”

Honoring Coach Grubb

Honoring Coach Grubb

Last weekend, 30 alumni members of the 1982 and 1983 National Deaf Prep championship football teams traveled to Due West, South Carolina to honor Coach Ernest Grubb (ISD History teacher 1979-1989) at the request of his wife, Ann (ISD Teacher and Administrator 1969-1989).

New Banners adorn campus

New Banners adorn campus

Last Saturday, a group of volunteers comprised from the Deaf Community came to ISD and helped put up the fabulous new banners bearing our new school logo, along with inspirational quotes. Here at the Indiana School for the Deaf, everyone Belongs, Excels and Thrives!

ASDC Street Fest

ASDC Street Fest

American Society for Deaf Children is hosting at the Indiana School for the Deaf from June 25 to 28 this summer. The ASDC committee is excited to inform the community that there will be a huge community festival at ISD, called 2015 ASDC’s Community Street Festival where there will be tons of activities, vendors, exhibits, and hours of fun for all families, professionals, and community members. This event is open to public and everyone is encouraged to come and support the good cause of American Society for Deaf Children.
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Superintendent's Message

With the advent of spring – the next couple of months will roll along nicely, filled with blooming flowers, constant sunshine, a few rainy days and bustling activity that will keep our venerable school rolling along.

Our students will be very busy this April participating in the annual Math Counts competition held in Rochester, New York at the Rochester Institute for Technology and our Track and Field teams will be travelling to Danville, Kentucky to participate in the annual Berg and Seeger Tournament hosted by the Kentucky School for the Deaf.  We will also celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on April 16th and host the annual national Deaf Prep baseball tournament on our beautiful campus – The William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy Classic.

As ever, our school is committed emphasizing our involvement in the greater community at large – we will have students involved in the Legislative Page Day; competing in the annual Optimist Club presentations; enjoying an Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the students of the Oriole Academy; and maintaining our week-long collaboration with members of Boston University on ASL Assessment.  We will celebrate Earth Day on campus before sending off our renowned Academic Bowl team to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual National Academic Bowl competition held on the beautiful campus of Gallaudet University!

A very busy month for all our students, teachers and staff, indeed – in keeping with our everyday belief that the Indiana School for the Deaf is a school where every student belongs, excels and thrives!

Yours,
Dr. David Geeslin
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