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Upcoming Events Alamogordo

Key Club/Student Council - Mondays (5-6 p.m.)
Crafty Kids Club - Wednesdays (4-5 p.m.)
Steinman Prosthetics & Orthotics clinic - November 7th
Veterans Day Program - November 9th
Thanksgiving Luncheon - November 15th
see below for more information..


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November 2017 Events


Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 15th, 11:30p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (New)

Thanksgiving Luncheon 2017

Location: NMSBVI ALAMOGORDO DINING ROOM

This year’s menu will be Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Dressing, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, & Apple or Pumpkin Pie. Free for NMSBVI staff & $4.00 per meal for guests. If you plan to invite guests, RSVP to Cece via email: cecehurst@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us


Veterans Day Program

November 9, 2017 (New)

Events starts at 3:10pm (8th period). Please come to celebrate our veterans for all they have done for our country.


Family Weekend

November 3-5, 2017, Friday-Sunday (New)

Join us for a fun-filled weekend with activities for students and their families to enjoy!

• Family Learning Modules: Expanded Core Curriculum, Independent Living Skills, Play-Based Learning, Technology, and others.
• Open Gym with Climbing Wall • Amazing Race • Student Talent Show
• Student Panel Discussion • And Much More

This weekend event is open to current NMSBVI program students and their families... and it’s ALSO open to families of children with blindness or visual impairment who do not currently attend NMSBVI, but who would like to visit the campus and get to know us. Please note that space is limited; and pre-registration is required.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Brenda Holmes at (575) 439-4433, or email: BrendaHolmes@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us.

Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 25, 2017.


October 2017 Events


Blood Drive

October 18th, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Give Hope! You can make a difference – Donate blood on October 18th!

NMSBVI and the Rotary Club of Alamogordo will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 18th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the mobile unit. If you would like to sign up please contact Danette Shields at (575) 439-4473 or email DanetteShields@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us .


Fall Carnival

October 25th, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Please mark your calendars! The fun is right around the corner. We want to see everyone there. Tell your friends, family and neighbors!

Although there is no admission charge, all games, activities, & the food court operate on “Ghost Bucks”... so please bring some cash! Visit our new & improved, re-vamped, best-ever SUPER-AWESOME HAUNTED HOUSE! Parking is limited due to construction. Please obey all signs & orange roped-off areas.

Halloween Carnival 2017


Annual Family Weekend

November 3rd - 5th, 2017

Weekend event is open to current NMSBVI students and their families . . . and it is ALSO open to families of children with blindness or visual impairment who do not currently attend NMSBVI, but who would like to visit the campus and get to know us. Space is limited; and pre-registration is required. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Brenda Holmes (575) 439-4433, or send her an email: BrendaHolmes@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us


Key Club/Student Council Meeting

Mondays, 5:00 - 6 p.m.

Meetings will be on Monday evenings in the Dining Hall. Students grade 6 -12 are welcome to join.


Crafty Kids Club

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5 p.m.

Meetings will be on Thursdays in the Life Skills Classroom.


Past News Events School Year 2016-2017


NMSBVI InFocus Newsletter

Summer-Fall 2016 (New)

InFocus Newsletter

Please select a version of the Newsletter to download:
Click Here to view pdf version (requires Adobe Reader)
Click Here to view Microsoft Word version


Residential Campus Registration

August 2016

List of Residential Campus Registration Dates.

Aug. 2nd -- registration for families living in norther region -- Location -- Albuquerque ECP Campus (8:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

Aug. 4th -- registration for families living in southern region -- Location -- Alamogordo Campus @ Jack Hall Bldg. (walk-ins 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.)

Aug. 5th -- registration for families living in southern region -- Location -- Alamogordo Campus @ Jack Hall Bldg. (appointment only 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)


First Day of School

August 15, 2016

Welcome Students and Staff to the 2016-2017 School Year


Legislative Education Study Committee

August 16-19, 2016

The committee will meet in the Quimby Gym.


Labor Day Holiday - No School

September 5, 2016

Students will not attend classes this day.


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

September 6, 2016 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI on Sept. 6th, 2016. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


Student Council Election

October 4th, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4th, from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Key Club/Student Council Elections will take place in Jack Hall. All students are cordially invited to vote after they have finished their lunches. There will be signature sheets and ballots in print and Braille. If a student is unable to vote during this period of time, they will be provided an Absentee Ballot. The election results will be announced on Wednesday, October 5th at 8:00 a.m. during morning announcements.


Columbus Day Holiday - No School/Student Travel

October 10th, 2016

Students will not attend classes this day.


Field Trip - Mesilla Valley Pumpkin Patch

October 11th, 2016


Fire Prevention & Safety Training - Burro Flats Fire Department

October 12th, 2016

The Burro Flats Volunteer Fire Department will come to the Alamogordo campus to teach students about fire prevention and safety. They will bring educational materials and equipment to demonstrate for our students. This activity is part of the National Fire Prevention Week. The event is scheduled between 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.


Blood Drive

October 19th, 2016 (Public Event)

NMSBVI of Alamogordo will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 19th from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm in the mobile unit. If you would like to sign up please visit United Blood Services Appointment Website link for more information.


Halloween Carnival 2016

October 26th, 2016 (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.) (Public Event)

We will be opening our campus to the community once again for our Halloween Carnival! We will have candy, games, food, snacks, and even a Haunted House. In the past years students did a wonderful job preparing our campus for the evening's events. We even saw some adults come out of the Haunted House frightened. We are looking forward to seeing everyone in costume! Although there is no admission charge, all games, activities and food will require purchase. All proceeds benefit the Senior class Activities fund.

Halloween Carnival 2016


Veteran's Day Program

November 10th, 2016 (Public Event)

Student Program to honor our nation's veterans


Thanksgiving Lunch

November 10th, 2016

Students and Staff will celebrate together before the Fall Break begins.


Fall Break Begins

November 21-25th, 2016

Students will leave campus on November 18th to begin Fall Break. They will remain at home until November 27th when they travel back to campus in time for classes to begin again. It won't be much longer until Winter break!


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

December 6th, 2016 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI-Alamogordo Campus on the first Tuesday of every month. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


Key Club/Student Council Meeting

Mondays, 5:00 - 6 p.m.

Meetings will be on Monday evenings in the Dining Hall. Students grade 6 -12 are welcome to join.


Crafty Kids Club

Thursdays, 4:00 - 5 p.m.

Meetings will be on Thursdays in the Life Skills Classroom.


Key Club/Student Council - Toys for Tots Drive

December 1st - 11th, 2016

Students will be holding a "Toys for Tots" drive and collecting donations of new toys and stuffed animals. The toys will be distributed to children in need in the Otero County Community. Donations are appreciated.


Student Christmas Program

December 1st, 2016 (2:30 p.m.) (Public Event)

The NMSBVI Christmas Program will be packed full of talent and jingle bells to ring in our Christmas season. Students have been practicing in music class and in private sessions to perfect their act and bring us all joy as we watch them on stage. From silvery voices to the instruments they are mastering, each year brings new talent to impress us. The performance will be held at 2:30 p.m., in the Bert Reeves Auditorium.


Student Life Skills - Silent Auction

December 8th, 2016

In the woodshop, students have been making a myriad of woodworking projects, ranging from pens, magnifying glasses & letter opener sets, to cutting boards. These items will be bid on through silent auction during the week of December 8th, with culmination of the bidding occurring during the Holiday Sampler Event on December 9th. Bidding will end Dec. 8th @ 3:45 p.m. Letters will go home to parents on Dec. 2nd, to allow you to enter a bid on your child's project if you would like.


Student Life Skills - 7th Annual Holiday Sampler

December 8th, 2016

Things are a bustle of activity in the Life Skills Program this time of year. Preparations have already started to make the most delicious appetizers and desserts for the 7th annual Holiday Sampler. Each secondary student is responsible for picking recipes and making the item of their choice. Join us in WEC to taste these wonderful treats.


Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights

December 10th, 2016 (5:00 p.m.) (Public Event)

NMSBVI will take part in this annual tradition, and will have a float representing the school in the parade.


Holiday Luncheon

December 14th, 2016

Students and Staff will celebrate together before the Winter Break begins.


Key Club/Student Council Raffle

December 15th, 2016

Key Club/Student Council is sponsoring a raffle. Get your tickets from any club or council member ($1 per ticket). The drawing will take place on December 15th in the dining hall. First prize is a Large Butterball Turkey, Second prize is a ham, and third prize is a basket of assorted fruits and snacks. All proceeds from this raffle will help pay the costs of of some of the upcoming student activities such as the Senior Prom, Senior class gift,"Rowdy-O" and the end of the year banquet.


Winter Break Begins

December 19th, 2016

Students will leave campus on December 19th to begin Winter Break. They will remain at home until January 3rd, when they travel back to campus in time for classes to begin on January 4th again. It won't be much longer until Spring break!


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

January 3rd, 2017 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI-Alamogordo Campus on the first Tuesday of every month. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 13th, 2017

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school.


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

February 7th, 2017 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI-Alamogordo Campus on the first Tuesday of every month. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


Valentine's Day Silent Auction

February 14th, 2017

Delicious delicacies are up for grabs! Will you get the cake of your dreams? Come by and find out!


President's Day

February 20th, 2017

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school.


Braille Challenge Weekend

February 24th-26th, 2017

Students in grades 1-12 from across New Mexico will come to NMSBVI to test their braille skills while competing for prizes. Extra activities include a dance and roller hockey demonstration. For more information and registration, contact Julie Johnson at (575) 439-4432.


Blood Drive

March 1st, 2017 (Public Event)

NMSBVI of Alamogordo will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 1st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the mobile unit. If you would like to sign up please visit United Blood Services Appointment Website link for more information.


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

March 7th, 2017 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI on Sept. 6th, 2016. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


STEM Fest

March 10th - 13th, 2017

Get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as we explore Creativity, Innovation, Collaboration & Teamwork through Hands-on Interactive Activities & Challenges!


Golden Bear Pride Day

March 23rd, 2017

On this day we will be celebrating all “Golden Bears,” staff and students with pizza for lunch, “Golden Bear Pride Cake,” fresh fruit, and Blue and Gold Ribbons. Evening staff and dormitory students will have an ice cream social along with fresh fruit held at Garrett Dorm from 7:00-8:00. Please remember to wear your Blue and Gold T-Shirts and show your “Golden Bear Pride!”


Clothing Drive

February 17th - March 31st, 2017

The Key Club/Student Council are taking donations of new or gently used clothes. Donation boxes can be found in most buildings on the Alamogordo campus.


Spring Raffle

February 27th - March 27th, 2017

The Key Club/Student Council are hosting a spring themed raffle.
1st Prize - Large Spring Basket with Assorted Goodies
2nd Prize - Large Stuffed Animal
3rd Prize - Basket of Assorted Fruits & Goodies


"First Annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament"

April 1st, 2017 (Public Event)

Come out and compete in the second annual Glow Ball Golf Tournament! This benefit will take place at the Desert Lakes Golf Course. Proceeds to benefit the NMSBVI Foundation.


Spring Break

April 3rd - 7th

It is Spring Break! No school will be held on the Alamogordo Campus from April 3rd to April 7th.


Innovations Fair

April 26 & April 28 (New)

Please join us at either NMSBVI campus for our First Annual Innovations Fair!

April 26 at NMSBVI Albuquerque ECP Campus, 1pm-3pm

April 28 at NMSBVI Alamogordo Residential Campus, 1pm-3pm

Please join us as we display and celebrate some of the school’s recent innovations in education! Our staff is involved with so many exciting things happening in NMSBVI classrooms and in various locations around the state... and they’re thrilled by this opportunity to share their innovations with you! Please stop by either event to visit with our staff and get a glimpse of some of the interesting creations currently under development. We hope to see you there!

Click here to view the event flyer (requires Adobe Reader)


Goal Ball 2016 - Schedule

Fall 2016

Note: All Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Gym from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Goal Ball Trip Video CO 2015

Fall 2016 Competitions:

September 30th - October 2nd -- Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 27th - 30th -- Goal Ball Extravaganza in Dallas, Texas

Upcoming events to be announced soon... check back for updates!


Adaptive Ski Program Trip

Thursdays, 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Trips will be taken weekly on Thursdays.