Illinois School for the Deaf
ISD’s Robotics Girls team placed in the top 5 for their age group!

Wonder League Championships 2021

ISD’s Robotics Girls team placed in the top 5 for their age group! We are so proud of them and their coach!!

1200 teams, 61 countries . . . and the girls were selected in the top 5. In previous years, the top 5 were all considered winners and received $5000, robots, and t-shirts. This year, the top 5 are all winners (t-shirts, robots) but only the top team got the money. The girls were so excited when they heard "from the United States" and "all-girls team" and were ecstatic when they heard their team's name selected.

Illinois School for the Deaf Announcement

Letter from the desk of the Superintendent on student's return to campus.

Illinois School for the Deaf Campus Tour

Music courtesy of bensound.com

A Tribute to ISD's Class of 2020

This video is a tribute to Illinois School for the Deaf's Class of 2020, whose graduation was postponed due to COVID-19!

A Message to the ISD Students

We just wanted to say we are missing you and sending you all the best during this time apart.

We'll get through this!

CEASD Statement on George Floyd

"The Board of CEASD recognizes the prevalence of racism in the United States and the damage it has inflicted on Black people. The recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police is but one example of the many forms of oppression, big and small, entrenched in our country. We stand with those who protest these aggressions. Black lives matter.

The great American Frederick Douglass said “The life of a nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.”

All of us must do our part to breathe those words into life. Our schools must be culturally responsive to the diverse communities we serve. We must work to ensure that our students are safe and respected at school and in their communities. We must strive for equity in all we do." - CEASD

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.

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 Elementary 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


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.