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March 31 - April 1 ... IESBVI Annual Family Spring Conference with keynote speaker Dr. Lauren Lieberman

A Message from the Superintendent:

The Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School has not operated classroom or residential programs on the campus in Vinton since 2011. In an effort to use our resources to provide the greatest benefit to the students we serve, the Board of Regents, State of Iowa is working to sell the property. Currently the Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired uses a portion of Main Hall to house a media center, equipment, file storage . . .

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Spring Conference 2017

  “Believe You Can Achieve” What: Spring Family Conference 2017 Spring Conference Brochure and Registration When: March 31 - April 1, 2017  Friday Noon - Saturday 6 P.M. Where : Iowa Braille School Campus, Vinton, Iowa Who: Families who have a child with blindness  or visual impairment including families who have children with multiple impairments . . .

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May the Braille Be With You - 2017 Braille Challenge

On Saturday, January 28th blind and low vision youth in grades 1-12 from Iowa gathered at the Iowa Department for the Blind (IDB) in Des Moines to compete in the 2017 Iowa Regional Braille Challenge.  The annual event, sponsored by the Iowa Educational Services for Blind and Visually Impaired and the Iowa Department for the Blind focused on a star wars theme "May the Braille Be With You." Throughout the . . .

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NCASB Wrestling 2017

On January 27-28, four wrestlers from Iowa traveled to Louisville, Kentucky in order to compete in a tournament sponsored by the North Central Association of Schools for the Blind.  Buoyed by a team effort that resulted in all 4 wrestlers earning medals in their respective weight classes, the Iowa Rams battled their way to a 5 th place finish among the 11 teams competing. The feature match of the tournament belonged to Alex . . .

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Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics A lack of snow didn't stop these Olympians from enjoying the great outdoors.  Students not only trekked through nature, but got off the beaten path and wandered through a prairie with no trail.  They tried their hand at bird identification, matching sounds which is how penguins keep track of their young, and made feeders for the wild birds that inhabit the Benton County Conservation area.  Friday . . .

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