Indiana School For The Deaf

There is no school on Monday, February 15th (President's Day).
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No School - President's Day
Date: 2/15/2016
Workshop - Tawny Holmes - Effective Communication: Schools' Roles and Obligations Under the ADA for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
Date: 2/20/2016, 9 AM 4 PM
Location: Indiana School for the Deaf Media Center 1200 E 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN
3rd quarter - midterm grades are due
Date: 3/4/2016
Hands on Fire performance at Butler University
Date: 3/16/2016, 7 PM 8:30 PM
Location: Butler University Clowes Hall
Workshop - Jodee Crace: Early Intervention "News and Happenings" and ASL Acquisition Trends for New Families
Date: 3/19/2016, 9 AM 4 PM
Location: Indiana School for the Deaf Media Center 1200 E. 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN

News & Announcements

2016 ISD Yearbooks

If you haven't ordered your 2016 ISD is your chance! Click on the heading above and you will be linked to the order form.and follow the instructions.

Indiana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Day conference

Indiana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Day conference

ISD is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for high school D/HH students! Indiana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Transition Alliance is pleased to host the 1st ever conference focusing on transitional needs for HS students. This conference is geared towards HS students. Parents are welcome to attend this conference as well.

The Indiana D/HH Transition Alliance was made possible with federal funding from Pepnet2 ( Pepnet2’s goal is to improve postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, including those with co-occurring disabilities.

Light of the Heart Show

Light of the Heart Show

The Middle School and High School Science Departments are excited to announce that we are coordinating a fundraiser Science show, “Light of the Heart” in which will be held on Friday, February 12th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the MSM Auditorium at the Indiana School for the Deaf campus. You wouldn’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind show. Science-related skits and lab demonstrations will be performed by all science classes along with our performing arts troupe, VIBRATIONS, who will rock the house!

The purpose of this show is to raise funds to cover costs for Science supplies and equipment. Bring your family and friends to watch your son or daughter perform. Tickets are on sale NOW! You can contact Cindy Squire at to purchase tickets.

$10 for adults in advance
$5 for students in advance

$12 for adults at door
$7 for students at door

Google Expeditions comes to ISD!

Google Expeditions comes to ISD!

ISD students had the opportunity to participate in 18 different virtual field trips through the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program. Without leaving ISD, students were transported to places such as Gettysburg, London, Japan, Dubai, and more!

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Superintendent's Message

Welcome back to ISD’s campus!

You probably see a more beautiful campus this year.  Our Operations Division team worked very hard removing bushes and trees that were located inappropriately on our campus. Also, our Willard Elementary and Caskey Gym buildings are much brighter with the new high-efficient energy windows. Our internet network was upgraded with new equipment to manage the increase in network traffic now that our education medium is digitalized for our students with one Apple iPad for each student. Be sure to say thank you to our Operations Division staff for their hard work and dedication in making our campus more efficient and a first class school.

Our Education Division has rolled out with a great start in clarifying the Teacher of Record and Teacher of Service duties. Some staff duties have changed to help our teachers realign themselves and let them focus on teaching our students the state standards. Our case conference staff and other education team members have assumed the role of Teacher of Service to work with our Local Education Agencies who are the official Teacher of Record. Our teachers are still responsible for our students Individual Education Plan. I believe this approach will create a more positive learning environment for our students, teachers, and staff. 

We are now into our fourth week of school for 2015-2016.  Our staff and students are doing a spectacular job working together to make this dynamic school year an inevitable success!

I look forward to see you on our campus.
Dr. David Geeslin