Illinois School for the Deaf
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


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

ISD's 180th Celebration with over 200 attendees

180th Celebration

ISD's 180th Celebration, over 200 in attendance.

ISD's 1969 Football Team

180th Celebration

The undefeated football team from 1969!

ISD Museum workers at the 180th celebration

180th Celebration

Our Amazing Volunteer Museum workers!

Parent Infant Institute had 34 families from across the state in attendance!

Parent Infant 2019

Parent Infant Institute had 34 families from across the state in attendance!

Senator Steve McClure tours ISD

Senator McClure

Senator Steve McClure tours ISD

CTE students pose with farm table.

CTE Shop Class

CTE Students pose with a farm table they built in their woodworking class.

Superintendent Julee Nist with Superintendent Dr. David Geeslin

ISD visits ISD!

Superintendent Julee Nist visited the Indiana School for the Deaf. Dr. David Geeslin's warm welcome and tour of the campus was wonderful.

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.

ISD students participate in a human foosball game.

PBS Activity- Human Foosball

Students participated in a PBS Reward Party activities which includes Human Foosball (as shown) and Inflatable Hungry Hippo. A good time was had by all involved.

Peter Bailey from PSD posing for a picture with Julee and others in front of ISD Main Building on his Route 66 fundraiser trip.

PSD Visits ISD

Peter Bailey, Head of School at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, stopped by ISD during his Route 66 Trip. The trip was one of PSD 200 fundraising events, which they will officially be celebrating in April 2020. One of the goals on the Route 66 was to try and stop by the Deaf schools if it is on the way per students' request. Fortunately, Peter was able to stop by 7 schools and ours was one of them.

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.