Outreach News

Curt Kuhn is interim coordinator of ISD's Outreach program which has recently acquired the early intervention component of the former Hearing and Vision Early Intervention Outreach (HVEIO) program. The vision component of the former HVEIO will be handled by the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired..

Staff News

Governor Rauner’s Office and the IDHS announced that Serena Preston has accepted the temporary responsibility of ISD superintendent in addition to her position as superintendent at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired while an extensive search is conducted to permanently fill the position. Dr. Janice Smith-Warshaw resigned as ISD Superintendent in June.  Shown above are State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer, Smith-Warshaw, Preston, and Senator Sam McCann.

Student Spotlight

Students in the Transitional Living Program (TLP) participate in volunteer experiences through the school and dorm program.  The students assembled sack lunches to feed over 500 people in need in the local community.   The students also volunteer at the Salvation Army, New Directions Homeless Shelter, and PAWS.  Above, Kyle proudly displays sack lunches that will feed hungry families at a local church.

Boys' Track Team National Champs

Selected 2015 Team of the Year by the National Deaf Interscholastic Athletics Association, this marks the eighth national championship the boys have earned since 2002. Coaches from 34 deaf schools across the nation submitted athletes' best times and distances throughout the season. Athletes earn points based on where their times and marks rank compared to other athletes. First-place individual finishers earning All-American status include Andre Murphy/100 m dash; Jordan Manges/200 and 400 m dash; Jamal Garner/110 m high hurdles, shot put and high jump (tied for first); and the 4x100 m relay team.

The mission of the Illinois School for the Deaf is to educate students who are deaf or hard of hearing to be responsible, self-supporting citizens.