Activities and clubs at Iowa School for the Deaf appeal to a variety of student interests. Children at every age are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. Beyond the classroom, these opportunities are ideal settings to gain real-life experience, develop leadership skills, and make friends.
A handful of ISD high school students participate in a national week at the nation’s capitol, watching democracy in action. They connect with their state congress members and meet other hearing and deaf students who are also interested in the United States government.
Several high school students attend a week at Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. each spring, experiencing simulated flight missions and gaining understanding of their personal strengths through team and individual activities.
Known as “StuCo”” students elect their representatives to plan school-wide activities and participate in leadership opportunities.
A comfortable lounge offering plenty of socialization and relaxation to students after homework is finished. Students can watch movies, play games or just enjoy the company of peers.
The award winning ISD yearbook is known for its ability to engage its readers.
Similar to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, these elementary age afterschool clubs meet twice monthly to learn skills, enjoy friends, explore the community and demonstrate service.
The high school academic bowl team enters regional and national competitions against other schools for the deaf. Some knowledge tested includes history, math, language arts, government, current events and deaf culture.
Sponsored by the adult service club ALTRUSA, ASTRA members at ISD are often raising funds for homeless shelters and organizing blood drives to give back to their community.
Sponsored by National Association of the Deaf, Junior NAD helps older students become future leaders and advocates in the deaf and hard of hearing community.