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

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. Please RSVP at

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 iice cream bar, games and fun! We’ll be outside, near the sand volleyball/playground/commons area. RSVP required: HERE.

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. RSVP HERE.

Holiday Party at ISD  Dec. 19, 2018 | 6-7.30 p.m. for K-7th grades | 7.30 – 9 p.m. for  8-12 grades. Games, winter crafts, treats. No charge.  RSVP required HERE. 

Annual Halloween Bash at ISD
Oct. 29, 2018
| 5.30 – 7.30 p.m. for K -7th grades | 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. for 8-12th grades. Traditional & contemporary games, costumes and treats held in the Iowa School for the Deaf Auditorium. No charge. RSVP HERE.

Bonfires, ‘Smores & More at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 26, 2018 | 5-8 p.m. RSVP required HERE. RSVP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY NIGHT, OCT. 23.

Iowa School for the Deaf
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

PH: 712.366.0571