Social Events

We pride ourselves on a lot of things at Iowa School for the Deaf! One of them is the variety of activities we offer for not only our students but other deaf and hard-of-hearing 1st-12th grade students who may not attend Iowa School for the Deaf. There are a variety of events, for different ages and different days, nights, or weekends. However, they all have the same goals: to provide interactive, fun, communication-friendly opportunities for everyone. Sign only? Voice only? Sign a little and voice a little? Regardless of the way you communicate, you are welcome here. Parents are also invited to get an idea of the interaction that is possible when language and social barriers aren’t an issue. And, these activities are always FREE! Scroll down to see what’s coming and the past adventures we’ve already experienced this year!

To suggest an event or find out more:

Taryn Peterson, Student Life Advisor
Text 712.560.3965


Upcoming Events



Past Events

Adventure Beyond the Stars!
February 15, 2020 | 10 am – 4 pm

Fellow astronauts! Come explore the wonders of outer space with us at this ‘out of this world’ day camp! Free of charge, and open to K-12 Deaf/HH students in Iowa. Transportation available within a certain radius from Davenport. Pickup/Drop offs possible in or near Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Burlington, and Mt. Pleasant.

Registration required.


Blizzard Blast!

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10am – 4pm for 4th – 7th grade and 8th-12th grades. On ISD campus.

Join us for some wintry fun at ISD! There will be crafts, games, food, and socialization opportunities! This event is free of charge, and transportation will be provided within a certain radius from ISD. Pick up and drop offs possible near Des Moines, Sioux City, Denison, Clarinda, and more! Registration required.


De’VIA (Deaf View/Image Art)

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 6-7.15 p.m. for K-7th grades|7.30 – 9 p.m. 8th – 12th grades.  Commons area outside the cafeteria.

Want to learn about the role art plays in Deaf Culture? Come learn all about De’VIA – Deaf View/Image Art – and create a masterpiece of your own! Area K-12 students who are deaf or hard of hearing are invited to this free night on our campus.


Spring Fever Party

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 | 5.30 – 7 p.m. for K-7th grades | 7.30-9 p.m for 8-12 grades.

FREE! We knew warmer weather was coming! Let’s celebrate with an ice cream bar, games and fun! We’ll be outside, near the sand volleyball/playground/commons area.


Hollywood Night at ISD

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019  | 6-7.30  p.m. for K-7th grades | 8 – 9:30 p.m. for 8-12 grades.

Wear your fancy garb! Appetizers, games and a whole lotta social going on! Iowa School for the Deaf Auditorium. No charge.