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Added Resource / Edited by ISVI Booster Club

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Added Resource / Edited by ISVI Booster Club

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Athletic Director Newsletter #1


Attached is the latest update from our Athletic Director Mr. Mansell

Online Resources


Mrs. Hungerford has attached a list of Resources that are valuable to have.

Student Resources


Mrs. Hungerford has attached a list of Student Resources including links to various websites

Health Moves Minds


Across the country, today’s children and adolescents — at all grade levels — do not get enough physical activity, and are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Understanding these challenges, promoting an active school environment, and teaching children how to cope with stress, bullying, and societal pressures can make all the difference. The health. moves. minds.® program brings the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that can help kids live their best lives.

Paralympic Classification

National Visual Impairment MDF-2a.pdf

To be eligible in IHSA Swimming (Visually Impaired Division) these forms must be completed by your Dr., signed in all the correct places by the Dr., Parent, and Student. Once completed, return to our Athletic Director Mr. Mansell at ISVI. To have a Paralympic Classification - this process is required. If you have any questions call 217-479-4411

Lions Club Camp 2023


Eligible campers for youth camps must be between the ages of 7-17 years old, at the start of the camp. They must have a visual acuity range of total blindness or a vision loss of 20/70 in both eyes after best correction and/or a hearing loss which requires daily use of communication alternatives such as sign language, lip reading, and/or the use of a hearing aid, cochlear implant, or a similar device.


About ISVI
At the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired - We are all 1 Family.

ISVI School Calendar
Click this link to access and/or add our Google Calendar to your device/s.

Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
Official Home Page ISVI Questions regarding Admissions? For more information e-mail us at or call 217-479-4404

Braille Challenge / Braille Institute
The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind held in January through March each year for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute developed Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. Any blind or visually impaired student in first through twelfth grades who can read and write braille is eligible to participate in the Braille Challenge. Contestants are divided into five categories and tested on fundamental braille skills such as:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Speed and Accuracy
  • Proofreading
  • Charts and Graphs
Regional contests are proctored by volunteer Teachers of the Visually Impaired and scored locally by volunteer transcribers, based on national guidelines. Illinois' Annual Braille Challenge is held at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in Jacksonville. For more information - contact Mrs. Wells @ All students can compete in the preliminary Braille Challenge events, which are typically held from January through mid-March throughout the United States, Canada and now the United Kingdom but only the top 50 students (10 in each category) with the highest scores are invited for the final round – two days of competition, camaraderie and fun!

Low Vision Clinic
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 by the Blind Children's Foundation of Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois Lions Club, and Mokena, Illinois Lions Club.

NCASB North Central Association of the Schools for the Blind and Visually Impaired

ISVI Dining Menu
Check out what's on the Menu

Leader in Me / We are a 7 Habits School
At the heart of the Leader in Me, is the 7 Habits. Adults learn the habits first, not only to become more effective at their jobs but to personally internalize them in order to effectively teach and model the habits to their students. This is called an Inside-Out approach. Teachers also integrate the 7 Habits in all curriculum, in all subjects. The habits come to life for students, becoming part of them, as they engage in experiential learning, project-based activities, and leadership opportunities. When students are empowered to actually apply their learning in class, school wide, and at home, they develop genuine leadership skills and competencies. Beginning in kindergarten, where students are taught the 7 Habits in basic ways and terms, the habits are taught at each grade level in age/development appropriate ways to grow students as leaders—who can lead self, then lead others. The entire school reinforces the 7 Habits and Leader in Me practices with a culture that nurtures student voice and choice, supported by a caring physical and emotional environment, and a common leadership language that communicates the worth and potential of every child. As a result, leadership becomes a lasting habit in every child, every adult, throughout the entire school.

Chicago Lighthouse
With over 100 years of experience serving patients with vision loss, The Chicago Lighthouse understands what it takes to respond to your needs with expertise and compassion. Whether you are a parent raising a child who is blind, a Veteran re-entering the workforce or an older adult seeking a community of peers, we offer customized care to improve the quality of life for you and your family.

My Vision

My Vision: Our mission is to help you make the best decisions about your vision health.

USABA United States Association of Blind Athletes


Mission and History

Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities. GLASA offers opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations. GLASA is still run by the same Executive Director, Cindy Housner, who founded the agency in 1999 in order to provide health and wellness programming to a segment of the population that was not being served in traditional physical activity and health promotion programs. Started with less than a dozen participants, GLASA now serves over 1100 individuals in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin each year through direct programming. Over 3,000 youth and adults are also served each year through education and outreach initiatives. Educational clinics and elite level competitions bring in athletes, teams and families from around the country. GLASA has demonstrated leadership on a local, regional and national level. GLASA disseminates best practices, serves on national advisory boards and supports systemic change as a recognized United States Olympic Committee- Gold Level Paralympic Sport Club. GLASA has received awards and designations from US Paralympics, Women’s Sports Foundation, and Great Nonprofits.

American Foundation for the Blind
The mission of the American Foundation for the Blind is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or visually impaired. We mobilize leaders, advance understanding, and champion impactful policies and practices using research and data.

National Federation of the Blind
Resource - National Federation of the Blind

Illinois High School Association

Box Tops for Education
Our PTO is now using "Box Tops for Education" and will continue all school year. How can you assist? Once you download the Box Top app, you’ll be able to scan your store receipts and earn cash for ISVI. The app automatically finds participating products on your receipt and instantly adds cash to ISVI's earnings online. Plus, you can invite friends to earn, get reminders to scan, give credit for your earnings and more! When you try to download the app it will ask for school, put in our zip code and then it will show all schools in the area. Thank you for all your support. For more information, contact Mrs. Wyman at

Outbreak Design
ISVI Apparel . By Locally Owned Business CHOICES: - You can have your items mailed to you (Added Fee Applied for Mailing) or - You can pick your items up at ISVI from Mr. Mansell (NO Extra cost)