2022
Aug
1st

2022-2023 Registration is open!

Welcome to school year 2022-2023! Returning students: Parents have received instructions on how to set this up. An account needs to be created by parents, and the snapcode instructions we mailed to you is needed to link your child/children to the account. English PowerSchool registration Spanish PowerSchool registration New students:… Read more >>
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2022
Jul
31st

Official accreditation awarded

Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired have officially earned five-year accreditation status by the Cognia Global Commission. Cognia is the not-for-profit private accrediting organization we used to provide measurable, meaningful evaluation and feedback to help our schools discover and maintain strengths.… Read more >>
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2022
Jul
27th

Moving back!

Finally, a project that wasn’t delayed due to supply chain issues or the Great Resignation! The $4,325,000 renovation project for Long Hall which began last summer, is on track to finish early this fall. Some items are being moved back in the last week of July, and teachers can start… Read more >>
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2022
Jul
20th

Back at camp

After a two-year lapse in camp due to COVID-19, ISD campers were back on campus. “I was so sad when I didn’t get to see my friends,” said Ellie Moffit of Pierson, Iowa. Ellie has been attending ISD camps since she was 8. Now a senior, she said she likes… Read more >>
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2022
Jul
19th

Immersion conference serves half the states educational interpreters

For the seventh year, ISD hosted an immersion conference for Iowa’s educational interpreters. With 63 registrations, we provided workshops and a voices-off opportunity to about half the educational interpreters in Iowa June 14-16. This year’s location was in Ames. This American Sign Language immersion experience provides interpreters the opportunity to… Read more >>
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2022
Apr
11th

Iowa LEAD-K signed into law

VIEW HF 604 Updated: View story from Radio Iowa On April 6, the House of Representatives voted to approve Iowa Senate amendments to House File 604, “An act relating to language and literacy development for deaf and hard of hearing children.” This is Iowa’s version of LEAD-K legislation, which now… Read more >>
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2022
Apr
7th

“Powerfully strong” accreditation score achieved

For the first time, Iowa Education for Deaf & Blind is seeking unified accreditation as an education service agency. In the past, both Iowa School for the Deaf and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired sought accreditation as special schools. The result? Official determination on accreditation status… Read more >>
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2022
Mar
29th

Interim superintendent appointed

This announcement in ASL here. John Cool will serve as interim superintendent at Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) and Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) beginning July 1. The appointment became final at the Board of Regents, State of Iowa April meeting. Cool, a long-time… Read more >>
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2022
Mar
16th

Year #14: Job Olympics returns to ISD

We were fortunate to have the local ABC and CBS affiliates cover Job Olympics 2022! See the stories (written transcripts included) links. CBS coverage ABC coverage Students with extra special needs, both at ISD and in several southwest Iowa schools, put their job skills to the test March 22, as… Read more >>
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