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2018 Academic Bowl Midwest Regional Competition

GU AB Logo Date: 2/18/2018
Location: Iowa School for the Deaf
President's Day- No School
Date: 2/19/2018
Field Trip - Elementary - Mixed Abilities & Life Skills
Date: 2/20/2018, 9:30 AM 2 PM
Location: Indiana Farmers Coliseum Indiana State Fairgrounds Indianapolis, IN
Field trip - Elementary
Date: 2/20/2018, 11 AM 2:30 PM
Location: Clowes Memorial Hall Butler University Indianapolis, IN
ISD School Board meeting
Date: 2/20/2018, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: Building 6, Alumni Hall Media Center 1200 E. 42nd Street Indianapolis, IN 46205

News & Announcements

School safety is a priority at Indiana School for the Deaf (click here for more information)

The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida upset us all greatly. Our love goes out to all those affected in that community. Any incident like this always reminds us of the importance of reviewing our safety plan. We acknowledge that no safety protocol is 100% foolproof. Yet, we strive for the best safety plan for our ISD community on the campus.

La seguridad escolar es una prioridad en la Escuela de Indiana para Sordos (haga clic aquí para obtener más información)

La tragedia en Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School en Parkland, Florida nos molestó mucho a todos. Nuestro amor va a todos los afectados en esa comunidad. Cualquier incidente como este siempre nos recuerda la importancia de revisar nuestro plan de seguridad. Reconocemos que ningún protocolo de seguridad es 100% infalible. Sin embargo, luchamos por el mejor plan de seguridad para nuestra comunidad de ISD en el campus.

PTCO Workshop Opportunity


PTCO is excited to offer a series of workshops that cover a wide variety of topics for parents! The first workshop will be a spotlight on ISD and the students’ academic results and how that is viewed by the general public and legislature. Discussions will be focused on what the results of state testing and language benchmarks mean and how to read your own student’s progress and data. This is a good lead into the spring testing season.

Dispelling Myths of Language Acquisition


This webcast took place on October 4-7, 2016 by the Clerc Center. President Cordano and Vice President Stern presented their evidence-based position on language acquisition for the deaf and hard of hearing children. This webcast was followed by a week-long national online discussion on its implications for deaf and hard of hearing students.

ISD Staff Talent Show

ISD Staff Talent Show flyer

Our VIBRATIONS Performing Arts class is hosting an ISD Staff Talent Show. Our staff will contribute their time by demonstrating their talents (ASL poetry, storytelling, song-interpretation, dance or any kind of artistic expression) on stage. All proceeds will go to our VIBRATIONS Performing Arts Troupe to help cover costume, equipment and travel expenses.

You do not want to miss this one-of-a-kind event! Mark your calendars for Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. See the attached poster for more detailed information.

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Superintendent's Message

Superintendent Dr. David Geeslin
Even though we're in the coldest part of Indiana weather there is a lot happening at ISD. We kicked off 2018 with an event on January 26th with the ISD Staff Talent Show hosted by the VIBRATIONS performing art class. Our students worked hard planning the event to premiere ISD's staff's talents. Eighteen staff members participated in the show and they were phenomenal performing comedy, ASL poetry, magic, storytelling, a "Four Minute to Win It" competition, and an extreme science show. Thank you to those who attended and supported VIBRATIONS. We hope this will be an annual event.
Our Willard Elementary will host their Annual Family Literacy Night on February 8th for our Kindergarten - 5th grade students. Parents of these students are encouraged to attend the event to become acquainted on how to contribute/enhance their student's reading level.
PTCO has been busy preparing for the Literacy Gala on February 10th to support our Media Center. If you are unable to attend the event and still want to support the cause, you can donate by clicking on this link. (NOTE: You do not need to have PayPal account to donate.)
On February 16-18, 2018 our Academic Bowl team will be competing at the Midwest Regional Competition at the Iowa School for the Deaf. We have a strong team, with great coaches, and anticipate a trip to Gallaudet University to compete in the National competition. Let's support them by sending competition and wish them much success.
Our students have been participating in statewide testing this month and will continue until March. Our Principals sent messages to ISD parents with details about the testing days through Skyward. If you are not receiving your messages through Skyward, please contact Jeff Choate at Please make sure your child has adequate rest during testing days.
Spring is just around the corner!!
Dr. David Geeslin
A pesar de que estamos en la parte más fría del clima de Indiana, están sucediendo muchas cosas en ISD. Comenzamos el 2018 con un evento el 26 de enero con el Show de talentos del personal de ISD organizado por la clase de arte de VIBRATIONS. Nuestros estudiantes trabajaron arduamente para planear el evento y presentar los talentos cómicos del personal de ISD. Dieciocho miembros del personal participaron en el espectáculo de comedia y estuvieron fenomenal, poesía en ASL, magia, narración de cuentos, una competencia de "Cuatro minutos para ganar" y un espectáculo de ciencias extremas. Gracias a quienes asistieron y apoyaron VIBRATIONS. Esperamos que este sea un evento anual.
Nuestra Escuela Primaria Willard será anfitriona de su Noche Familiar de Alfabetización Anual el 8 de febrero para nuestros estudiantes de Kínder - 5to grado. Se alienta a los padres de estos estudiantes a asistir al evento para conocer cómo contribuir/mejorar el nivel de lectura de sus estudiantes.
PTCO ha estado ocupado preparándose para la Gala de Alfabetización el 10 de febrero para apoyar a nuestro Centro de Medios. Si no puede asistir al evento y aún desea apoyar la causa, puede donar haciendo clic en este enlace. (NOTA: no necesita tener una cuenta de PayPal para donar).
Del 16 al 18 de febrero de 2018, nuestro equipo Academic Bowl competirá en la Competencia Regional del Medio Oeste de la Escuela para Sordos de Iowa. Tenemos un equipo fuerte, con excelentes entrenadores, y anticipamos un viaje a la Universidad de Gallaudet para competir en la competencia nacional. Vamos a apoyarlos enviando competencia y les deseamos mucho éxito.
Nuestros estudiantes han estado participando en pruebas estatales este mes y continuarán hasta marzo. Nuestros directores enviaron mensajes a los padres de ISD con detalles sobre los días de prueba a través de Skyward. Si no recibe sus mensajes a través de Skyward, póngase en contacto con Jeff Choate en Por favor, asegúrese de que su hijo tenga un descanso adecuado durante los días de prueba.
¡¡La primavera está a la vuelta de la esquina!!
 Dr. David Geeslin
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