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Spring Family Conference

Saturday, April 6th, 2019

Join us for our annual IESBVI Spring Family Conference.  This year the conference will be held at the Wellmark YMCA in downtown Des Moines. Our Keynote Speaker is Lisamaria Martinez, certified life coach and former Director of Community Services at the LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco. For more information, click here:   Parent Flyer         Child Flyer - 10 and up     To . . .

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Meet Sam the Ram - IESBVI Mascot

We would like to introduce everyone to - Sam the Ram, the IESBVI Mascot!! The winner of our "Name the IESBVI Mascot" was Susan Rolinger, our Director of Extended Learning. Since Susan is ineligible to win, the sweatshirt will be a door prize at the IESBVI Spring Family Conference, which will be held in Des Moines at the Downtown YMCA on April 6th. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest!

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Wrestling and Cheerleading Clinic December 5th, 2018

Clinic at ISVI for Cheerleaders and Wrestlers

On December 4th, 2018 the IESBVI Cheerleaders, wrestlers,and  Mascot traveled to Jacksonville, IL to participate in a clinic  at the  Illinois School for the Visually Impaired.  This clinic helped prepare teams for the  upcoming NCASB wrestling and cheerleading conference event in January, 2019.  The staff and students  had a great  time!     

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Annual Holiday Event 2018

Santa Comes to Cedar Rapids

             Santa and his Elf visited the families who came to the Cedar Rapids Holiday event, head at Grant Wood AEA on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The group enjoyed meeting Santa, taking pictures with him and getting a stocking full of fun from the Elf! There were all kinds of fun stations: decorating cookies, creating with beads, making ornaments and sensory activities with . . .

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Breakfast with Santa

Santa visits Des Moines

    A great time was had by everyone at the Breakfast with Santa event that occurred on Saturday, 12-1, in Des Moines. Santa and his elf roamed around giving Christmas cheer to all. Games, crafts, and breakfast were enjoyed. Plus everyone got their picture with Santa! Thanks to our families for attending and sharing the Holiday Season with all of the staff and volunteers who participated.    

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IESBVI's Superintendent Earns National Honor

     Two special schools employees, who are both based at Iowa School for the Deaf (ISD) in Council Bluffs, were honored nationally last month for their professional contributions. Gwen Woodward, western Iowa regional director for Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) and Steve Gettel, who serves as dual superintendent for ISD and IESBVI, were recognized at the . . .

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POSB Math and Science Institute for Instruction

  ‚Äč Missouri School for the Blind (MSB) Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) and Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB)  Present: The 5th Biennial POSB Math & Science Institute for Instruction April 8-10, 2019 Missouri School for the Blind, St. Louis, MO This event will take place just . . .

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IESBVI Welcomes New Teachers for 2018-19 School Year

Welcome Ashley Furhman Dougherty, TVI Keystone AEA I am originally from Waukon, Iowa.  I recently graduated from Clarke University in Dubuque with my Bachelor of arts in elementary education and a special education endorsement.  I am very passionate about teaching and look forward to my journey as a TVI.   Welcome Carrie Spellmeyer, TVI Prairie Lakes AEA I have taught early . . .

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