Announcements  

Twilight Parade


Updated on 07/18/2024
The Twilight Parade always precedes the opening of the State Fair in August and this years’ theme is  -  It’s Showtime We will once again have a float and would love to have alumni, as
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ADA - July 27, 1990


Updated on 05/17/2024
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / 1990 The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities
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Newsletter


Posted on 07/18/2024
Check out the latest Newsletter from the Athletic Office CLICK HERE
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Welcome / Multiple Video's & Tour of ISVI


Updated on 07/05/2024
Welcome to our Virtual Tour of ISVI!Thank you for visiting our web site!   Below are 7 links to separate Videos.   The first two are about ISVI while 4 are news reports from C
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Victory Day : Aug. 14


Updated on 05/17/2024
Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II. It followed the dropping of the devastating atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hi
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Support our Students / School


Updated on 07/05/2024
We are very thankful of all the organizations and business' that support our students, school, and activities. The donations, advertisements, and sponsors obviously help us by their financia
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Registration 2024-25


Updated on 06/24/2024
Registration for the 2024-25 school year is set - TBA.   If you have any questions, contact us at 217-479-4436
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Track Season Starts 8/19


Updated on 06/24/2024
NCASB Track Season starts.
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Pack the House @ Leos - August 29


Updated on 06/24/2024
The Illinois School for the Visually Impaired is hosting a Year End Pack the House Night @ Leo's   Please mark your calendars and stop in for an amazing dinner for a great cause. 
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Labor Day : Sept. 2


Updated on 06/24/2024
Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the de
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Booster Club's Fundraiser


Updated on 06/24/2024
The ISVI Booster Club will be selling Football Cards for the NFL season.   Each week we're guaranteed at least 1 WINNER from our allotment of tickets we're selling.  Your 1 Ticket gives
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PTO Zoom Meeting - September 4 @ 5:00 pm


Updated on 06/24/2024
We will have a Zoom PTO Meeting - Sept. 4th at 5:00 pm CST.   Parents, Faculty, Students, Please plan on joining us.  The zoom link is listed below.     Future
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911 : Sept. 11


Updated on 06/24/2024
23 years ago on September 11, 2001 almost 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks at the Twin Towers, Pentagon and aboard United Airlines Flight 93. At 8:46 a.m. ET, Americ
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Pack the House Night @ Los Rancheros Sept.24


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Tuesday September 24, ISVI have a Pack the House Night @ the Jacksonville Los Rancheros from 11 am - 11 pm. Los Rancheros will donate $$$ back to the ISVI Booster Club
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Pep Rally / Track


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Thursday, September 26 - ISVI will have a Pep Rally for our Track Teams as they prepare to travel to Ohio for the NCASB Conference Championships.The Pep Rally will take place in our Audit
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Hannah Mansell Memorial Happy Day Walk/Run : Sept. 28


Updated on 06/24/2024
A Memorial walk/run was started in 2021 in Honor of Hannah Mansell. A graduate of Jacksonville High School, Hannah was an American Sign Language Interpreter in the Mattoon School District and absol
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Goalball begins 9/30


Updated on 06/24/2024
Goalball Season begins Monday, September 30th
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month : October


Updated on 06/24/2024
For nearly four decades now, the country has recognized October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time annually devoted to educating everyone about breast cancer—including
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Columbus Day : Oct. 14


Updated on 06/24/2024
Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere, and a federal holiday in the United States, which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus'
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White Cane Day : Oct. 15


Updated on 06/24/2024
White Cane Safety Day is a national observance in the United States, celebrated on October 15 of each year since 1964.   The date is set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are
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Boss' Day : Oct. 16


Updated on 06/24/2024
Patricia Bays Haroski registered "National Boss' Day" with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois&nb
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Halloween : Oct. 31


Updated on 06/24/2024
Halloween or Hallowe'en, less commonly known as All-Halloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Chris
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Pep Rally is Set - Oct. 31


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Thursday, October 31 ISVI will have a Pep Rally for our Goalball Teams as they prepare to travel to St. Louis for the NCASB Conference Championships.The Pep Rally will take place in our A
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American Indian Heritage Month : November


Updated on 06/24/2024
November is designated as National Native American Heritage Month. This observance commemorates the history, heritage, and culture of Native Americans and Alaskan Natives. It is during this month we a
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Daylight Savings Time : Nov. 3


Updated on 06/24/2024
Daylight saving time, also known as daylight savings time or daylight time, and summer time, is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. 
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Wrestling begins 11/4


Updated on 06/24/2024
Wrestling Season begins Monday, November 4th
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Election Day : Nov. 5


Updated on 06/24/2024
In the United States the day on which elections for national public office are held, occurring annually on the first Tuesday after 1 November.
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Veteran's Day : Nov. 11


Updated on 06/24/2024
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. These memorial gestures all took place on
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Cheerleading Season begins 11/11


Updated on 06/24/2024
Cheerleading begins Monday, November 11, 2024 
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World Kindness Day : Nov. 13


Updated on 06/24/2024
In a world that seems to be getting more and more divided, it can feel like there’s not much you can do. And yet, we all know that doing small acts of kindness for strangers or people in need
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Lions Club Fruit Sale


Updated on 06/24/2024
The  dates will be posted once set. ======= It's that time of year - Our Jacksonville Lions Club is selling Fruit.    For more information, contact TBA @ TBA
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Pack the House Night @ Los Rancheros Nov. 19


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Tuesday, Nov. 19 we'll have a Pack the House Night @ Los Rancheros from 11 am - 10 pm  Los will donate $$$ back to the ISVI Booster Club based on orders from all
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Thanksgiving : Nov. 28


Updated on 06/24/2024
Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia.  It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities : December 3


Updated on 06/24/2024
Although December has not been designated a special heritage month, it does contain celebratory days that are recognized internationally. On December 10 in 1948, the United Nations General Assembl
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Mrs. K's Holiday Program - Dec. 20


Updated on 06/24/2024
Mrs. Kerhlikar and her students work hard to put on several programs throughout the school year.   We're really excited today as it's the Holiday Program which will be in auditorium.
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Memorial Wrestling Tourney 12/21


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Saturday December 21st we will be hosting the Annual Bob Mansell Memorial Wrestling Tournament at the Mid-West Athletic Complex here in Jacksonville.    32 High Schools compe
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Christmas : Dec. 25


Updated on 06/24/2024
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. 
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World Braille Day . Jan 4


Updated on 06/24/2024
World Braille Day on January 4 is celebrated to honor the birth of Braille's inventor, Louis Braille.   Braille's gift to the world has brightened the lives of millions of people arou
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Martin Luther King Day : Jan. 20


Updated on 06/24/2024
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesman and leader in the American civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
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Pep Rally % Cheer & Wrestling


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Thursday, January 23 - ISVI will have a Pep Rally for our Cheerleading & Wrestling Teams as they prepare to travel to Arkansas for the NCASB Conference Championships.The Pep Rally wil
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ISVI Celebrates 175 years


Updated on 06/24/2024
ISVI is celebrating it's 175th Birthday Today, Jan. 13     ISVI put on a special program with a panel of alumni as our guest speakers as well as student-led remarks.  Th
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Bowling Season begins 2/3


Updated on 06/24/2024
Bowling season begins Monday, February 3rd
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Black History Month : February


Updated on 06/24/2024
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States
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IAER Conference - Feb. 5-7


Updated on 06/24/2024
Open the attachment and check out the information on the upcoming IAER Conference which starts February 5th in Naperville. Illinois Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind a
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Valentine's Day : Feb. 14


Updated on 06/24/2024
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. St Valentine's Day is an annual festival to celebrate rom
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Random Acts of Kindness Week . Feb. 16-22


Updated on 06/24/2024
Join us during this special week dedicated to Keep Kindness Growing STC!  It’s easy to get started, simply look for opportunities to share kindness, care and compassion.  NO ACT OF KIN
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President's Day : Feb. 19


Updated on 06/24/2024
Washington's Birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, the holiday h
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Women's History Month : March


Updated on 06/24/2024
Women’s History Month is a dedicated month to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to United States history. From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, to Rosa Pa
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Casmir Pulaski Day : March 3


Updated on 06/24/2024
Casimir Pulaski Day is a local holiday officially observed in Illinois, on the first Monday of March in memory of Casimir Pulaski, a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Pułas
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Forensics Season Begins : March 3


Updated on 06/24/2024
For more information contact:FORENSICS:Mrs. Courtney @ Click Here to Email Coach  
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Swimming Season Begins March 3


Updated on 06/24/2024
For more information contact:SWIMMINGMrs. Richardson @ rachael.richardson@illinois.govorMr. Foster @ michael.foster@illinois.govorMrs. Howard  @ leslie.lynch@illinois.gov
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ISVI's Talent Show : March 6 @ 6 pm


Updated on 06/24/2024
Mrs. Kerhlikar's Annual Talent Show for our ISVI Students at 6:00 pm in our auditorium.
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Daylight Savings Time : March 9


Updated on 06/24/2024
Daylight saving time, also known as daylight savings time or daylight time, and summer time, is the practice of advancing clocks during warmer months so that darkness falls at a later clock time. 
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National SEL Day . March 14


Updated on 06/24/2024
SEL = Social Emotional LearningSEL Day is an annual event on the 2nd Friday in March to showcase, promote, advocate, and support SEL in school and communities across the world.
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Pi Day : March 14


Updated on 06/24/2024
Every year on March 14, the world celebrates Pi Day to recognize the mathematical constant, Pi. It defines as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter and the value for Pi is 3.14. d
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St. Patrick's Day : March 17


Updated on 06/24/2024
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
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Down Syndrome Day March 21


Updated on 06/24/2024
Join us in Recognizing Down Syndrome Day on Wednesday.  World Down Syndrome Day is on March 21, this date was picked to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome
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Opening Doors 2024-25


Updated on 06/24/2024
When: TBDWhere: ISVI Campus - 658 East State St., Jacksonville, IL 62650 All meals and housing will be provided for conference dates at no cost!  Registration is also Free!Parents, caregiver
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Pack the House @ My Buddy's BBQ . TBA


Updated on 06/24/2024
On TBA from 4-7 pm we'll have a Pack the House Night @ My Buddy's BBQ My Buddy's will donate $$$ back to ISVI based on orders from all dine in & pickup orders between 4-7
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April } Autism Awareness Month


Updated on 06/24/2024
In 1970, the Autism Society launched an ongoing nationwide effort to promote autism awareness and assure that all affected by autism are able to achieve the highest quality of life possible.  In
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National Deaf History Month : April


Updated on 06/24/2024
National Deaf History Month is recognized and celebrated every year from March 13th to April 15th to recognize the accomplishments of people who are deaf and hard of hearing.   Three key events i
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Paraprofessional Appreciation Day: April 2


Updated on 06/24/2024
Wednesday, April 2 is National Paraprofessional Appreciation Day. This is a national day when we celebrate our paraprofessionals and highlight the contributions of paraprofessionals to their
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Earth Day : April 22


Updated on 06/24/2024
Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org
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Low Vision Clinic returns Dates - Oct. TBD


Updated on 06/24/2024
The Brewer/Taylor Lions' Low Vision Clinic is a joint project of the Lions of Illinois Foundation, Illinois College of Optometry, Illinois Eye Institute, and ISVI.  Adjunct support provided
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PROM : April 26


Updated on 06/24/2024
 A Great Tradition and Time Shared by our Students @ ISVI
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Secretary's Day : April 23


Updated on 06/24/2024
In 1942, the National Secretaries Association was formed in order to recognize the contributions of administrative personnel to the economy, support their development, and attract workers to the
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ACES Day : May 1


Updated on 06/24/2024
ACES Day = All Children Exercising Simultaneously ACES takes place on the first Wednesday in May as part of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month along with National Physical Education Week.
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Pep Rally % Forensics & Swim


Updated on 06/24/2024
On Thursday, May 1 - ISVI will have a Pep Rally for our Forensics & Swimming Teams as they prepare to travel to Springfield for the NCASB Conference Championships.The Pep Rally will take
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Braille Challenge : TBA


Updated on 06/24/2024
The Braille Challenge is an annual two-stage Braille literacy competition designed to motivate blind students to emphasize their study of Braille. The program parallels with the importance and educati
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International Firefighters Day . May 4


Updated on 06/24/2024
International Firefighters Day is celebrated every year on May 4th to recognize and honor the sacrifices of firefighter’s who risk their lives for others. International Firefighters’ Da
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Article on 175 Years


Updated on 06/24/2024
Jacksonville Journal Courier % ISVI Celebrating 175 years By Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree REPORTER Illinois School for the Visually Impaired is celebrating 175 years of education for those wi
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ISVI's School Play: May 7


Updated on 06/24/2024
The ISVI School Play will be held onWednesday, May 7th @ 2:00PM. Please join us on campus to support theISVI students. Auditorium doors will openapproximately @ 1:45 PM. Thank you Mrs.
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Teacher Appreciation Day


Updated on 06/24/2024
We are very thankful to have such outstanding teachers at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired. On Tuesday, May 6th we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day
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ISVI's Art Show : May 7


Updated on 06/24/2024
On May 7th various works of Art will be on display that were created by our ISVI students.
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School Nurse's Day May 7


Updated on 06/24/2024
National School Nurse Day on the Wednesday of National Schools Week honors all school nurses who care for the children in the schools every day. School nurses promote learning through healthy chi
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Victory Day V-E Day May 8


Updated on 06/24/2024
Victory Day (V-E Day) is a holiday that commemorates the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.   It was first inaugurated in the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, following the signing of the German
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Mother's Day : May 11


Updated on 06/24/2024
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on d
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National Police Week May 11-17


Updated on 06/24/2024
National Police Week is celebrated on whatever week May 15 falls in, under President Kennedy’s decree to honor the men and women who risk their lives every day in the line of duty — it takes place fro
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Armed Forces Day May 17


Updated on 06/24/2024
Truman, the holiday was established in 1949. The creation of a single day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the Department
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National Red Nose Day . May 22


Updated on 06/24/2024
Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign to end the cycle of child poverty and ensure a healthy future for all children.Red Nose Day has several strategic areas that it focuses on in order
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2025 Sr. Trip


Updated on 06/24/2024
ISVI's Annual Sr. Trip is May 16-17 This years' trip is going to be Amazing!
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ISVI Graduation May 23


Updated on 06/24/2024
Congratulations to our Seniors as they'll Graduate Friday Morning May 23, 2025.  Be sure to check the Live Stream page for access.
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Memorial Day : May 27


Updated on 06/24/2024
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is observed on the last Monday of May.
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2025 Opening Doors & Summer Camp


Updated on 06/24/2024
ISVI's 2 summer programs will be held in June - Dated TBD 1st one - Opening Doors .  Contact Ms. Clark for more information 2nd one - Summer Camp .  Contact Ms. Staats fo
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Super-Kds Day


Updated on 06/24/2024
Quincy's Optimist Club's Annual Super Kids Race is in the books.In addition to the Optimist Soap Box Derby, the Quincy Optimist Club allows children with special needs to race with a buddy driver. &nb
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Flag Day : June 14


Updated on 06/24/2024
In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th.It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.  B
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Father's Day : June 15


Updated on 06/24/2024
Father's Day is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. 
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Juneteenth . June 19


Updated on 06/24/2024
 >Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The
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Title IX June 23, 1972


Updated on 06/24/2024
53 years ago on June 23rd, Title IX of the Education Amendments was signed into law. This game changing law “is a comprehensive law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in all programs or ac
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Independence Day : July 4


Updated on 07/05/2024
Independence Day, also called Fourth of July or July 4th, in the United States, the annual celebration of nationhood.It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continen
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