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The Indiana School for the Deaf congratulates our Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams for their 3rd and 7th place finish at the Berg & Seeger Classic last Saturday!
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NCSC Assessment Window
Date: 4/21/2015
Location: classrooms
MS Softball - Greenwood Christian
Date: 4/21/2015, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: ISD Softball Field
MS Baseball - Greenwood Christian Academy
Date: 4/21/2015, 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: ISD Baseball Field
HS Baseball at Southeast Indiana Crusaders
Date: 4/21/2015, 6:30 PM 9 PM
Location: see map
HS Optimist CCDHH Contest
Date: 4/22/2015
Location: Moore Auditorium

News & Announcements

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.
For more information on the ASDC, go to:

The Bard's Birthday

The Bard's Birthday

Celebrating William Shakespeare's birthday at the Matthew S. Moore Auditorium under the directorship of Donna Keller, a full house saw a humorous hour-long performance by high school students. HS English teachers Rachelle Powers and Matthew Annis' classes were involved in this oft-hilarious performance, which saw several Shakespearean skits.

The album can be found here:

The Middle School's Annual Science Fair

The Middle School's Annual Science Fair

Behind the leadership of Chairman Brian Thorn and the Middle School teachers - the MS Department pulled off a very successful Science Fair. This annual fair saw a very high participation rate by students, which overtook nearly half of the Stanfill Vocational Building.

ISD - National Math Counts Champions!

ISD - National Math Counts Champions!

The ISD Math Counts team comprised of Courtney Skjeveland, Franco Bippus, Gino Riggio, Rayston Fonseca, Max Skjeveland, and Alec Miller captured the National Math counts tournament held at the Rochester Institute of Technology last weekend, making Head Coach Tom Perkins a very proud man. "The kids worked hard, and despite the high stress surrounding them in the tournament, they managed to come out ahead with heads held high!" said Coach Perkins.

Capturing the tournament that involved 24 other schools was not easy, they had to go through several tough aspects of the tourney. They were one of only two schools completing ten tough math questions in a hour and fifteen minute span. All of the Orioles participated in the Sprint Round - answering 30 math questions in a forty minute time limit. In the Target Round, they managed to do two sets of four difficult math problems in the alloted time.

They got 9 out of ten math questions right in the Team Tournament Countdown and were declared winners. Four students placed in the overall top ten including Franco Bippus, who placed second and Courtney Skjeveland, who placed fourth with Rayston Fonseca following at fifth. Alec Miller finished 7th.

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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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