Good Luck to the Iowa Rams Wrestling and Cheerleading Squads in Little Rock, January 24th and 25th!

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 information regarding each of the regional day camps will be sent out in March.   To view the brochure, click here:   2020 Summer Camp Brochure To register:   Registration Request . . .

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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 that can decorate a tree or give as gifts, wrote a letter to Santa to remind him of our gift requests, enjoyed spending time in a sensory room, and met lots of new children and parents. It was . . .

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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 and families together!         

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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 cancer. His left eye was removed two months later and at age 12, the cancer claimed his other eye and it was surgically removed. Through it all, Jake was a passionate fan of football, particularly the USC . . .

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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 STEM Workshop, students learned how to make their own number lines and graphs and got a chance to use tools they had never seen before.   The next day in the Tinkering with Robots Workshop, s . . .

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Spring Family Conference 2020 - SAVE THE DATE!

Spring Family Conference will be held again in Des Moines on March 28, 2020, at Franklin Junior High.   Save the Date flyer More information coming your way soon!

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Iowa Rams Cheerleading

Cheerleading season has arrived!  Please talk with your students and provide information to families about cheerleading!  Attached you will find a text only and a print version of the Cheerleading Information Sheet.  The competition will be in Arkansas January 24-26 th . Be in at least the 7 th  grade and/or 14 years of age, up to 20 years of age as of September 1 st  of the current . . .

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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 all smiles as we ate a nice lunch, rode on the hay rack ride, and explored the many activities that the farm offered. This experience provided families with an opportunity to get together and to . . .

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