Four students from Iowa School for the Deaf had works accepted into the Council Bluffs literary magazine, The Write Touch. Two submissions were artwork; one submission was the start of a short story; and one was a poem. Ashley Vera (left) and Holly Schroeder’s work was printed in the 2019… Read more >>
Family: Jesse’s communication struggles by Damien Holste, Current events reporter Jesse Dalley entered the optimist speech contest to try to win the scholarship award. This scholarship award could help him with his future plans after graduation. I had an opportunity to listen to Jesse’s speech practice last April 2. The… Read more >>
Congratulations to Iowa School for the Deaf sophomores Jessie Murphy and Ashley Schroeder, who earned honorable mention status in the annual National Literary Competition, sponsored by Gallaudet’s Youth Programs and Phi Kappa Zeta. Murphy and Schroeder were students in Megan Shama’s English class when they were given an independent assignment… Read more >>
Deaf Cultural Celebration is April 5 & 6
You've been waiting all year for it!
The annual Deaf Cultural Celebration, coordinated by Iowa School for the Deaf, will be held April 5 and 6 on our campus.
There's so much going on, a separate website had to be built to contain it all! Click HERE for details.
Kathy Miller, lead worker in the dorms, was honored by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) in July, 2018, with the Knights of the Flying Fingers Award. The award recognizes Miller’s volunteer service on behalf of the NAD and the American deaf and hard of hearing community. She is… Read more >>
Neesam Classic History (Thanks to Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD) for this information.) The Neesam Classic Basketball Tournament honors Fredrick J. Neesam, a graduate of WSD and Gallaudet College who founded the Gallaudet basketball team and the Central Schools for the Deaf (CSSD) basketball tournament. Upon returning to WSD,… Read more >>
Two special schools employees, who are both based at Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) in Council Bluffs, were honored nationally last month for their professional contributions. Gwen Woodward, western Iowa regional director for Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) and Steve Gettel, who serves as… Read more >>
Catch ISD’s bright stars as they compete against other Great Plains Schools for the Deaf students in the annual academic competition! Coaches Kevin Boyce and Taryn Peterson will work with students Travin Nipper, Sadie Kindt, Jessie Murphy, & Cory Jacobson at Wisconsin School for the Deaf this weekend. They leave… Read more >>