"Preparing students to step forward with confidence and a vision of lifetime success."


“The Outreach Staff has a wealth of knowledge and ideas that are very applicable to what we need to use in the classroom.”  – School District

“We appreciate the help offered by outreach consultant; goes out of her way to help - also thankful for summer school program as it helps my child learn the skills he needs with his disability.”  - Parent

Hello SDSBVI Family & Friends

We have had a great start to the beginning of our 2014-2015 School Year.  Students are busy reviewing, learning new things, and becoming good citizens.  We have daily announcements this school year and each day we have a motivational point to work on.  At the beginning of anything it is a good idea to set goals!

During one of our announcements we had the following quotation:  "You can’t hit a goal without arrows in your bow.”  That means, if you don’t try, you’ll never know all the great things you can do and can be.  Remember, you can never hit the target unless you shoot the arrow.  Shoot those arrows SDSBVI Pioneers, families, and friends – you will be Proud that you did!

Upcoming Events

Date(s) Event
March 30-31 AdvancED On-Site Accreditation Review
March 31 "Catch the Wave" Post-Secondary Experience in Spearfish
March 31 Homegoing - Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM (Classes resume April 7)
March 31 Professional Development 1:00-3:00 PM
April 1 "Catch the Wave" Post-Secondary Experience Northern State University, Aberdeen
April 1-2 Spring Break - No Classes; Faculty Not On Duty
April 3 Good Friday - No Classes; Faculty Not On Duty
April 5 Easter
April 6 Easter Monday - Students Return; Dorms open at 1:00 PM; No Classes; Faculty Not On Duty
April 7 Classes Resume
April 10 DEADLINE to register for SDSBVI Summer Program "Celebrating South Dakota 125 Years"
[Registration Form]    [Brochure]
April 10 DEADLINE to register for Dakotas AER Conference "Embracing Change" at the Howard Johnson Inn, Grand Forks ND [Registration Form]
April 16 "Catch the Wave" Post-Secondary Experience in Watertown
April 16 Foundation Fundraiser "Dinner in the Dark" at Aberdeen Ramkota Convention Center, 5:30 PM
April 17-18 SDSBVI hosting Goalball, Forensics & Swim Meet
April 23-26 NCASB Swim & Forensics Meet at Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Indianapolis
May 13-15 Dakotas AER Conference "Embracing Change" at the Howard Johnson Inn, Grand Forks ND [Registration Form is due April 10]
June 7-11 "Youth Leadership Forum" at Northern State University, Aberdeen
June 7-26 Summer Program (Extended School Year): "Celebrating South Dakota 125 Years"
June 13-14 "Family Weekend" in Sioux Falls
June 14-19 "Transition Week" at Rehab Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 12-31 Summer Program (Extended School Year):  "Celebrating South Dakota 125 Years"
July 31 "Family Swim" at Aberdeen Aquatics Center, 1:00 PM
August 14-16 "All-School" Reunion (SDSB, SDSVH, SDSBVI) at Aberdeen Ramada