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DRS Director Patrick posing with a student during her campus tour.

DRS Director Patrick visits ISD

DRS Director, Rahnee Patrick, toured ISD, visiting classrooms and getting to know our students!


ISD Outreach receives an award at EDHI conference.

EDHI Conference Award

ISD Outreach Department received an award at the EDHI conference on March 5th! It was a beautiful key under glass representing the key role ISD Outreach plays in the lives of families with D/HH children across the state of Illinois. We are so proud of the Outreach staff.


ISD Tiger Branding Contest

Hello!
It is time to get busy!
We are hosting a permanent ISD tiger logo contest to determine our logo of a tiger head for ISD that will be used for everything.
All participants must be a current or former student, a current or former staff member, or the relative of a current student/staff member at Illinois School for the Deaf.
Interested?
Start creating your art work and sign up HERE to register.
When you are done register, please email your art work by taking a picture of it or scanning it to Contest Email Entry. Again, we emphasize that we are only seeking for head designs of a Tiger and nothing copied from the internet.
Please submit your artwork by March 31, 2020.
The winner will be announced on April 24th at the ASL Celebration at ISD.



CTE Students of the month

CTE Students of the Month

CTE Students of the Week for CTE Month
Abi, Esmeralda, James, Alex, and DeAngela (not pictured)


Main Building Admins and the Gossrow family posing with the donated golf carts.

Golf Carts

Many thanks to Deb and Josh Gossrow in honor of her late husband for their HUGE donation of two personalized ISD golf carts!


Student poses in a geriatric suit.

Geriatric Suit

The RealCare Geriatric Simulator includes a weighted vest, elbow and knee restraints, wrist and ankle weights, gloves and a walker. In addition, students will be able to experience visual impairments, decreased range of motion and mobility, joint stiffness, fatigue, and a decreased sense of balance.


Students pose with an entertainment center created in Mr. Hatfield's construction trades class.

Mr. Hatfield’s Construction Trades

Students pose with an entertainment center they created in Mr. Hatfield's Construction Trades class.


Bowl Turner's Club students posing with their projects

Mr. Hatfield’s Bowl Turner’s Club

Students pose with projects created in Mr. Hatfield's Bowl Turner's Club.


Demitri posing with the metal star he created

Welding and Sheet Metal Projects

TLS student, Demitri, created a metal star and said “I enjoyed learning the process”.


ISD Toy Drive

ISD Toy Drive

Mrs. Christensen’s Homeroom students and her classes all helped get these toys ready to deliver so children around Jacksonville could have a wonderful Holiday this season. Thank you to everyone who donated! We are truly GRATEFUL for all you have done to make this event a success. We collected OVER 125 toys.
First Place goes to Power Plant!!!!
Second Place: Dietary
Third: Main Building
Fourth: Health Center


Pro Golfer Kevin Hall during the ISD Assembly

Kevin Hall

Pro golfer, Kevin Hall, deaf since the age of 2 presented at ISD. The students were actively engaged while he told his story and demonstrated the art of the game.


2019 Homecoming Flag Football

2019 Homecoming Flag Football

Staff, Students, and Alumni enjoyed a flag football game after the Girls Volleyball Game.


2019 Homecoming Royalty

2019 Homecoming Royalty

ISD Homecoming 2019 Royalty Anhuar, Trystan, King James, Queen Shaylin, Rashawana, Ayomide, Jazmine, and Doniyah along with their PreK-8 escorts


Students participating in pep rally games.

Pep Rally!

Homecoming Pep Rally Games


World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day!

Wednesday, 11/13: The Students, and Officer Saxer, participated in World Kindness Day.


Shaylin at DAR

DAR

Congratulations to Shaylin for being ISD’s DAR Good Citizen Winner for this year. November 12 at Governor Duncan’s Mansion. Congratulations Shaylin!


ISD Elementary YMCA basketball team posing together for a picture on the basketball court. .

YMCA Basketball

ISD Elementary YMCA basketball team posing together for a picture on the basketball court.


The mission of the Illinois School for the Deaf is to educate students who are deaf or hard of hearing to be responsible, self-supporting citizens.