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

Testimonial

“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
February 13 Homegoing - Classes dismiss at 12:10 PM; Dorms close at 1:00 PM (Classes resume February 19)
February 13 Professional Development 1:00-3:00 PM
February 16 Presidents' Day Holiday
February 17 Closed
February 17 Foundation Board Meeting in South Conference Room at 4:00 PM
February 18 Parent Teacher Conferences - No Classes; Students Return; Dorms open at 1:00 PM; Faculty On Duty
February 19 Classes Resume
March 4 "Catch the Wave" Post-Secondary Experience in Vermillion
March 8 Daylight Savings Time - set clocks ahead 1 hour
March 10-11 State Special Education Conference in Sioux Falls
March 18 3rd Quarter Ends
March 19 4th Quarter Begins
March 24 "Catch the Wave" Post-Secondary Experience in Mitchell
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 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
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)
June 13-14 "Family Weekend" in Sioux Falls
June 14-18 "Transition Week" at Rehab Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 12-31 Summer Program (Extended School Year)
July 31 "Family Swim" at Aberdeen Aquatics Center, 1:00 PM
August 14-16 "All-School" Reunion (SDSB, SDSVH, SDSBVI) at Aberdeen Ramada