"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
Sept. 29-Oct. 3 HOMECOMING WEEK:  Monday - "candy day"  Tuesday - "PJ day"  Wednesday - "fruit day"  Thursday - "favorite character day"  Friday - "Pioneer Day" with activities 1:00-3:00 pm
October 4 SDSBVI Float in NSU Gypsy Day Parade
October 4 Student Council selling PUMPKINS for a fundraiser after the Gypsy Day Parade; located on the corner of State Street and 15th Avenue SE (across the road from NSU Barnett Center). Small pumpkins are $2; large pumpkins are $5. Thank you to Robbie and Marcus Van Dam for donating the pumpkins!
October 10 Homegoing: Classes Dismiss at 12:10 PM; Lunch Served; Dorms Close at 1:00 PM; Professional Development 1:00-3:00 PM
October 13 Native American Day Holiday
October 14 Parent Teacher Conferences; Faculty On Duty; No Classes; Students Return; Dorms Open at 10:00 AM
October 15 Classes Resume
October 15 National White Cane Day
October 17 Special Olympics NE Area Bowling Tournament in Aberdeen
October 31 1st Quarter Ends
November 2 Daylight Savings Time Ends; set clock back 1 hour
November 3 2nd Quarter Begins
November 7-9 Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament in Aberdeen.  Volunteers needed; contact Tevan Fischbach @ tevan.fischbach@sdsbvi.northern.edu
November 11 SDSBVI is in session - Veterans' Day
November 18 Foundation for the Blind & Visually Impaired Board Meeting in South Conference Room at 4:00 PM
November 25 Homegoing: Classes Dismiss at 12:10 PM; Lunch Served; Dorms Close at 1:00 PM; Professional Development 1:00-3:00 PM
November 26 No Classes; Faculty Not On Duty
November 27 Thanksgiving Day Holiday
November 28 No Classes; Faculty Not On Duty
November 30 Students Return; Dorms Open at 1:00 PM
December 1 Classes Resume
June 7-26 Summer Program
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 12-31 Summer Program