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IESBVI Spring Family Conference - CANCELLED!

Due to recent health concerns, unfortunately, we are canceling Spring Family Conference - see link below for more information.   Spring Family Conference Cancellation flyer     read more

Brunch and Bowling


We had a huge group join us for our annual bowling event on Friday, February 28, 2020.  Twenty-seven students in grades K-12 met for brunch at Perkins before bowling at Air Lanes. Students had the opportunity to see old friends . . . read more

Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at UNI

Staff and students attended a performance of Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks on Friday, January 31st at Gallagher Bluedorn on the campus of UNI.  A band of winter weather threatened to cancel the event, but everyone got there . . . read more

2020 IESBVI Summer Camps

Happy New Year!!   It's January - so, it's time to think about summer!! Summer Camp Registration is now open.   Watch your mailbox or inbox for the complete brochure or click links below!   Additional . . . read more

Breakfast with Santa

Des Moines

We had a great time enjoying breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Together we played games, built with blocks, sang Christmas songs while playing our instruments, and we also had a great breakfast! Then we made all kinds of crafts . . . read more

Holiday Party

Cedar Rapids

Ho Ho Ho!  IESBVI had their annual Holiday Event at Grant Wood AEA on Sunday, December 15th.  We enjoyed a sing-along; pictures with Santa, snacks, centers, and great conversation. It is always great to get our students . . . read more

Iowa Department for the Blind Weekend Retreats

2019-20 Iowa Department for the Blind Retreat Flier 2020 Iowa Department for the Blind Leap Flier read more

Spring Family Conference Guest Speaker Announcement!!

We are so excited to announce that Jake Olson will be our keynote speaker for the Spring Family Conference occurring on March 27 and 28, 2020! Jake was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at eight months old; it is a rare form of eye . . . read more

STEM and Tinkering with Robots Workshops

Council Bluffs

A STEM Tools and Tinkering with Robots Workshop was held on the ISD campus in Council Bluffs on November 6th and 7th.   These workshops will also be held in Dubuque, Des Moines and Sioux City starting in January. For the . . . read more

White Cane Awareness Day Statewide Celebrations 2019

Bloomsbury Farm, Atkins, Iowa The families surrounding the Grant Wood Area Education Agency and beyond had the opportunity to celebrate at Bloomsbury Farm on October 13th.  Although it was a blustery day, the families were . . . read more

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