"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
April 23-26 NCASB Swim & Forensics Meet at Indiana School for the Blind & Visually Impaired in Indianapolis
April 26 Residential Students enjoying a "cook-out" for supper (weather permitting)
April 27 SDSBVI Advisory Council Meeting; South Conference Room, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
April 27 "Tree Planting" for Arbor Day, 1:00 PM
May 1 Registration due for Family Weekend "Tiptoe thru the T's" Transition and Technology on June 13-14 in Sioux Falls SD
May 13-15 Dakotas AER Conference "Embracing Change" at the Howard Johnson Inn, Grand Forks ND [Registration Form is due April 10]
May 19 Foundation Board Meeting; South Conference Room, 4:00 PM
May 21 Awards Program at 10:30 AM in Gym
May 21 Commencement Ceremony at 1:30 PM in Gym
May 22 Last Day of School (school dismisses at 12:10 PM; dorms close at 1:00 PM)
May 22 End of 4th Quarter / 2nd Semester Ends
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
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 "Tiptoe thru the T's" Transition and Technology at SD School for the Deaf in Sioux Falls
June 14-19 "Transition Week" at Rehab Center for the Blind in Sioux Falls
July 3 Independence Day Holiday
July 4 Independence Day
July 10-12 NAPVI International Family Conference 2015 at Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Chicago IL
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