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Key Club/Student Council - Mondays (5-6 p.m.)
Crafty Kids Club - Wednesdays (4-5 p.m.)
Morning Movement - Mon-Fri (8:00 a.m)
All Events Postponed until further notice
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May 2020

Congratulations, GRADUATES!

Congratulations, Kambree Wilbanks


Congratulations to NMSBVI 2020 Graduate

Kambree Wilbanks
Best Wishes from All of Your Friends at NMSBVI!

MS Word Version Congratulations, Kambree Wilbanks


Superintendents Letter to Families


May 20, 2020

Dear NMSBVI Students and Families,

I am hoping that you are all safe and healthy. As we come to the close of this extraordinary school year, I wanted to thank you for adapting to the new way of learning and to congratulate you on a job well done during the 2019-2020 school year! NMSBVI misses seeing you in person and we look forward to next year, hoping we can be together.

I know that as summer approaches, there is concern about next year. At this time, the goal of the state of New Mexico is to allow staff and students to safely re-enter schools at the start of the next school year and to plan for a quick and safe response to any resurgence of COVID19. That being said, NMSBVI has been planning for re-opening by creating a variety of plans so that we are prepared. We have been in close contact with New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor’s Office, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), Higher Education (HED) and the Special Education Division of NMPED. We will follow all of their guidelines in order to ensure a safe, healthy education for our students and staff. Because we have two separate campuses in two different communities AND we serve students from around the state, the plan for each school and each student will be driven by the health of the surrounding community(ies).

For our youngest students and families, our Birth to 3 Department continues with distance learning through telehealth models and will continue with this model through the summer at this time. After the summer, telehealth will continue to be an option for our young students. We will determine phase-in scenarios for face to face services similar to the ones mentioned below, but in keeping with recommendations from the NMDOH and the Family Infant Toddler Coordinator.

We have created the attached plans for the following scenarios: (These scenarios may change)
• Continuous Learning from Home (School Buildings Closed)
• Partial Building Opening with Full Precautions (to exclude those in High Risk categories or in High Risk areas of the state)
• Full Building opening with Full Precautions
• Full Building Opening with Standard Precautions

Please know that NMSBVI may need to move among the different scenarios during the next school year, so we are making plans to make those moves as easy as possible. Above all, we will be led by our mission statement:

NMSBVI, an innovative leader and unifying entity in the field of educating students birth-high school who are blind or visually impaired, will identify and ensure quality education through collaborative relationships with students, families, and local/ state/national partners to provide outstanding advocacy, training, resources, and support services, thus ensuring that all students who are blind or visually impaired will become independent, productive members of their communities.

NMSBVI also has a comprehensive plan and decision tree that will guide us in the event of a COVID19 positive case in any of our programs. We have updated our cleaning and sanitizing protocols as recommended. These will be available on our website.

Please take time to enjoy your summer with your families (and hopefully friends). Please stay vigilant in this fight against COVID19. The more we do now, the better our future will be!

Yours truly,

Patricia Beecher, Superintendent

MS Word Version Letter to Families

PDF Version Letter to Families


Superintendents Letter to Families (Spanish)


20 de Mayo de 2020

Estimados estudiantes y familias de NMSBVI,

Espero que todos ustedes estén a salvo y saludables. A medida que llegamos al final de este año escolar extraordinario, ¡quería agradecerles por adaptarse a la nueva forma de aprender y felicitarlos por un trabajo bien hecho durante el año escolar 2019-2020! NMSBVI los extraña verlos en persona y esperamos con ansias el próximo año, esperando poder estar juntos.

Sé que a medida que se acerca el verano, hay preocupación sobre el próximo año. En este momento, el objetivo del estado de Nuevo México es permitir que el personal y los estudiantes vuelvan a ingresar a las escuelas de manera segura al comienzo del próximo año escolar y planificar una respuesta rápida y segura a cualquier resurgimiento de COVID19. Dicho esto, NMSBVI ha estado planeando la reapertura mediante la creación de una variedad de planes para que estemos preparados. Hemos estado en contacto cercano con el Departamento de Salud de Nuevo México (NMDOH), el Centro para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC), la Oficina del Gobernador, el Departamento de Educación Pública de Nuevo México (NMPED), Educación Superior (HED) y la División de Educación Especial de NMPED. Seguiremos todas sus pautas para garantizar una educación segura y saludable para nuestros estudiantes y personal. Debido a que tenemos dos campus separados en dos comunidades diferentes Y servimos a estudiantes de todo el estado, el plan para cada escuela y cada estudiante será impulsado por la salud de la (s) comunidad (es) circundante (es).

Para nuestros estudiantes y familias más jóvenes, nuestro Departamento de Nacimiento a 3 años continúa con el aprendizaje a distancia a través de modelos de telesalud y continuará con este modelo durante el verano en este momento. Después del verano, la telesalud continuará siendo una opción para nuestros jóvenes estudiantes. Determinaremos los escenarios de introducción gradual para los servicios cara a cara similares a los mencionados a continuación, pero de acuerdo con las recomendaciones del NMDOH y el Coordinador familiar de bebés y niños pequeños.

Hemos creado los planes adjuntos para los siguientes escenarios: (Estos escenarios estarían sujetos a cambios)
• Aprendizaje continuo desde el hogar al estar nuestros (Edificios Escolares Cerrados)
• Apertura parcial del edificio con precauciones completas (para excluir a aquellos en categorías de alto riesgo o en áreas de alto riesgo del estado)
• Apertura total del edificio con precauciones completas
• Apertura total del edificio con precauciones estándar

Por favor tenga en cuenta que NMSBVI puede ser que necesite moverse entre los diferentes escenarios durante el próximo año escolar, por lo que estamos haciendo planes para hacer esos movimientos lo más fácil posible. Sobre todo, seremos guiados por nuestra declaración de misión:

NMSBVI, un líder innovador y una entidad unificadora en el campo de la educación de estudiantes no videntes o con impedimentos visuales, intensificara y garantizará una educación de calidad a través de relaciones de colaboración con estudiantes, familias y socios locales / estatales / nacionales para proporcionar un trabajo excepcional , capacitación, recursos y servicios de apoyo, asegurando así que todos los estudiantes no videntes o con discapacidad visual se conviertan en miembros independientes y productivos de sus comunidades.

NMSBVI también tiene un plan integral y un árbol de decisiones que nos guiarán en caso de un caso positivo de COVID19 en cualquiera de nuestros programas. Hemos actualizado nuestros protocolos de limpieza y desinfección según lo recomendado. Estos estarán disponibles en nuestro sitio web.

Tómense el tiempo para disfrutar su verano con sus familias (y tal vez con amigos). Por favor, mantenganse alerta en esta lucha contra COVID19. ¡Cuanto más hagamos ahora, mejor será nuestro futuro!

Atentamente,

Patricia Beecher Superintendente

MS Word Version Letter to Families (Spanish)

PDF Version Letter to Families (Spanish)


NMSBVI Virtual Science Fair

NMSBVI Virtual Science Fair


Click to view NMSBVI science fair videos online!

Arianna ~ Hydroponics

Pedro ~ Growing Crystals

Carmen ~ Holiday Weight Gain

Shawn ~ What Are Dreams Made of?

Faebian ~ How Speakers Work

Mary ~ How Big are Gummy Bears Going to Get?

Feliz ~ Where are The Most Germs in Your School?

Angel ~ Which Gasoline Burns the Cleanest?

MS Word Version Virtual Science Fair


Parents and Students

To All of Our Parents and Students,


A big Thank You to all of Parents and Students

Stay Home. Stay Safe.
We're all in this together.

MS Word Version Thank you letter to the Students and Parent


Virtual Transition Fair

Virtual Transition Fair


Wednesday, May 13 2020

Transition Fair Webpage and Information

Agency Participants:
• Independent Living Resources Center
• State Treasure’s Office (ABLE)
• Division of Vocational Rehabilitation & DVR/Region IX
• Otero County Advocates
• NMSU-Alamogordo
• Alamogordo Public Schools
• Workforce Connections
• Developmental Disabilities Services Division
• UNM Center for Developmental Disabilities / Partners for Employment
• ENMU-R
• EPICS
• New Mexico School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
• Disability Rights New Mexico
• Best Buddies
• Commission for the Blind
• Airforce Liaison Program

Live Presentation Schedule:
• 1:00-1:30… Alamogordo Public School Special Ed. Leadership Team
• 1:30-2:00 … Developmental Disabilities Services Division
• 2:00-2:30… NMSU-A
• 2:30-3:00… Division of Vocational Rehabilitation/Region IX
• 3:00-3:30… UNM Center for Developmental Disabilities / Partners for Employment
• 3:30-4:00… Disability Rights New Mexico

Presented by the Otero County School to Work Transition Team:
• NM School for the Blind & Visually Impaired • Alamogordo Public Schools • Cloudcroft Public Schools
• Disability Rights New Mexico (DRNM) • Region 9 Cooperative • New Mexico Workforce Connection
• Independent Living Resource Center • New Mexico State University – Alamogordo
• Developmental Disabilities Supports Division • New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
• Otero County Advocates for Developmental Disabilities

MS Word Version Virtual Transition Fair


April 2020

Thank you, NMSBVI staff!

Thank you, NMSBVI staff!


"We can do no great things... only Small Things with Great Love." ~Mother Theresa

Thank you,
NMSBVI staff!

Your tireless work behind-the-scenes makes such a big difference for students all around the state!

Stay Home. Stay Safe.
We're all in this together.

MS Word Version Thank you letter to the Staff of NMSBVI


March 2020

Corona Virus Update

Letter of the Superintendent

Dear NMSBVI Families and Staff,

I hope that you are all staying healthy. As you may have already heard, the State Public Education Department made the decision to close schools through the end of the school year. While this is a very difficult decision, we understand the need to keep our students, families and staff safe. I want to let you know that while students will not be able to physically attend school, we will continue to educate our students. We have been working on a Continuous Education Model for each of our students. Educational teams are working on collaborative ways in which to provide educational services for each and every student. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you regarding the plan for your child and we look forward to partnering with you during this time. The schools throughout the state are working together to share resources and create programming. The Department of Education and Higher Education are posting resources for teachers, students and families so that we can continue to provide educational services to our students. Our staff is so creative, innovative and passionate that I know we can rise to this challenge. We have already laid the groundwork for this successful transition. Please know that we are all in this together. We will roll out this distance education program starting the week of April 6. Please check our website for more information. Thank you so much and stay safe and healthy!

Patricia Beecher,
Superintendent

Governor: K-12 school closings must continue to prevent potential spread of COVID-19

Letter of the Superintendent (En Espanol)

Things Families Can do to Prevent the Spread of COVID19 (Coronavirus):

• Teach and remind your children about these healthy habits:
  1. Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water often, especially after using the restroom and before meals.
  2. Cover coughs and sneezes with the inside of the arm (not hands)
  3. Use tissues and throw them in the garbage, then wash hands again.
  4. Do not share drinking glasses or eating utensils with your child and do not let them share with others.
  5. Clean and disinfect doorknobs, tables, counters, phones and all other regularly used surfaces and items in your house.

• Get a flu shot if recommended by your doctor and if your child’s doctor recommends one, get one for your child, too.
• Try to avoid activities and events with large numbers of people.
• “Social distancing” is a term that is being used lately. This means that it is recommended that people don’t shake hands or hug and stay 6 feet apart from one another.

COVID19 Symptoms:

• If you or your child have a fever, cough and shortness of breath, call you doctor and stay home from work or school. If you test positive for COVID19, please call the Department of Health hotline at 1-855-600-3453.
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
CDC "About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)"

Please know that there is a strong recommendation from the state to stop traveling outside of New Mexico. If you do choose to travel outside of the state, please know that you and/or your child may be required to stay home for 14 days upon your return to New Mexico.

For more information:
Letter of the Superintendent
Letter of the Superintendent (Spanish)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance
Updated: Governor, Department of Health announce first positive COVID-19 cases in New Mexico
New Mexico announces fifth presumptive positive COVID-19 case

NMSBVI is receiving regular updates from the NMDOH and the CDC regarding this virus and we will take all recommended steps. More information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the CDC website: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf as well as at New Mexico Department of Health Website


STEMFEST Postponement Notice


Dear NMSBVI Families and Staff,
After much thought, we have decided to postpone our STEMFEST weekend until the COVID19 virus subsides. I appreciate the hard work that many of you have put into planning this event and I am hopeful that we can host this in the fall. I believe that it is prudent for us to be cautious around hosting extra activities with guest students in order to help prevent the spread of the virus. Thank you for your understanding.

Patricia Beecher
Superintendent


Corona Virus Information

Letter of the Superintendent

Dear NMSBVI Families and Staff, NMSBVI is aware of the current issues around COVID-19 (coronavirus). Here at NMSBVI, we take our students' health very seriously. It important to note that there are no known cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico. However, NMSBVI is in contact with the NM Department of Health (NMDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding this virus. One of the tricky things about this virus is that individuals carrying this virus can have symptoms that vary- anywhere from mild cold-like symptoms to more serious symptoms. The purpose of this letter is to let you know the steps that NMSBVI is taking in order to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff. Right now, the recommendations regarding this virus include many of the same precautions recommended for preventing the spread of the influenza (flu) virus.

Keeping Current:
NMSBVI is receiving regular updates from the NMDOH and the CDC regarding this virus and we will take all recommended steps. More information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the CDC website: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf as well as at New Mexico Department of Health Website

For more information:
Letter of the Superintendent
Letter of the Superintendent (Spanish)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Center For Disease Control, Key Facts About Influenza (Flu)


Coffee House SLAM

March 4, 2020

Coffee House SLAM

Public Speaking Club & Music Students Present The NMSBVI Coffee House SLAM with Monologues, Poetry, & Music Wednesday March 4 at 4:30pm Patron’s Hall Coffee Shop 1106 New York Avenue in Alamogordo

Coffee House SLAM flyer MS word version


Blood Drive

March 4, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Find the Hero in you – Donate blood on March 4th!

NMSBVI will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the mobile unit. If you would like to sign up please contact Danette Shields at (575) 439-4473 or email Danette Shields .


STEMFEST

MARCH 13-15, 2020 (Postponed)

STEMFEST

Open to Twenty 6th-12th Grade Students with Visual Impairments Get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)! Innovation, Creativity, & Collaboration will be explored through Hands-On, Interactive Activities & Challenges as participants independently engage in STEM problem solving, teamwork, and construction techniques with minimal adult intervention. Event to be held on our Alamogordo Campus, with food, lodging, & transportation provided as needed by NMSBVI.

Friday, March 13: Optional Activities 6pm-8pm.
Saturday, March 14: 8am-4pm with evening activities.
Sunday, March 15: return home after breakfast.

Students must pre-register by February 14, 2020. For more information, email Stem Email

STEMFEST flyer MS word version


Science Fair

March 19, 2020

Science Fair

Please join us in the Ditzler Auditorium from 1:30pm to 3:30pm and see what our scientists have been up to!

Science Fair flyer MS word version


February 2020

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

February 12, 2020

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Please join us in the Dining Room from 11:15am to 1:00pm for a special luncheon prepared just for you by NMSBVI STUDENTS and Food Service staff! Chicken Cordon Bleu, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Hawaiian Sweet Dinner Roll, and Cheesecake. Please note that staff will be charged the same lunch rate as on regular days; and there will be a $4.00 charge per meal for guests. RSVP to Cece via email at Cece Hurst

Valentine’s Day Luncheon flyer MS word version


Braille Challenge

February 22, 2020

Braille Challenge

NMSBVI will be hosting the NM Regional Braille Challenge of February 22, 2020. Students in grades 1-12 will compete in various braille activities. In addition, we will have fun activities and the top three in each category win some pretty cool prizes!

Braille Challenge participants are invited to stay on campus on Friday night and Saturday night. NMSBVI transportation will be available to pick up in Albuquerque on Friday (Feb. 21) to transport students to NMSBVI. Time will be determined later, but is typically around 1:30 PM. Saturday the Braille Challenge begins at 8:30 AM. Following the Challenge there will be an awards ceremony and activities for students and then a pizza party and fun activities for those in the dorms. NMSBVI will transport students back to the pick-up location leaving Alamogordo around 7:30 on Sunday morning (Feb. 23).

Families are invited to attend the Saturday events and eat lunch with their students. NMSBVI will not be able to provide housing for families. Activities are planned for parents/guardians on Saturday during the time students are participating in the Challenge. We will provide some supervised activities for child siblings of contestants also. Braille students may participate in the Braille Challenge without spending the weekend, if they desire, but we hope everyone will plan to enjoy a weekend of fun activities. Details and registration will follow. For additional information, please contact Julie Johnson 575-439-4432 or 575-430-7806 (cell) or Rachael Rivera at 575-618-7395.

Braille Challenge MS word version

December 2019

Homecoming

December 9-14, 2019

Homecoming

Monday 12/09 – Crazy Hair Day!
• Tuesday 12/10 – Jersey Day!
• Wednesday 12/11 – Ugly Sweater Day!
• Thursday 12/12 – Nerd Day!
– Homecoming Dance, 7:30pm-10:00pm: open to all secondary students as well as all dorm students.
• Friday 12/13
– Golden Bear Pride Day: please wear blue & gold or NMSBVI gear
– Pep Rally in Quimby Gymnasium, 10:30am
– Goalball Duel between NMSBVI & CSDB in Quimby Gymnasium, 6:00pm-8:00pm
• Saturday 12/14
– Community Goalball Tournament in Quimby Gymnasium, 2:00pm-6:00pm

Homecoming MS word version

Holiday Luncheon

December 12th, 2019

Holiday Luncheon

Location: NMSBVI ALAMOGORDO DINING ROOM

Please join us in the NMSBVI Dining Room to enjoy a festive holiday luncheon with friends! This year’s menu will include NMSBVI’s favorite Grilled Cheese Sandwich, accompanied by Memories Restaurant homemade recipes, lovingly prepared by NMSBVI Food Services... Memories Baked Potato Soup, Tomato Basil Soup, & Memories Brownie. $3.00 for NMSBVI staff and $4.00 per meal for guests. If you plan to invite guests, RSVP to Cece via email at : Cece Hurst

Thanksgiving Luncheon MS Word Version


Luminaria Walk

December 18, 2019 - Dusk-10:00pm

Luminaria Walk

Bring the entire family to enjoy our lovely campus, decorated in the spirit of the holidays! Caroling at the Gazebo 6-6:30pm. Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served!

Luminaria Walk MS word version

Student Life Skills - Holiday Sampler

December 18th, 2019

Holiday Sampler

Please Join Us from 2:30pm - 4:00pm at the Alamogordo campus Recreation Center

Holiday Sampler flyer MS word version


November 2019

Family Weekend at NMSBVI

November 1-3, 2019, Friday-Sunday

FamilyWeekend 2019

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

Activities will include parent training breakout sessions; games for students who are blind/visually impaired; swimming; climbing wall; sensory/switches; O&M blindfold & vision simulators; physical therapy and meet with your child’s teacher one-on-one; self-advocacy; National Federation for the Blind; math applications; and accessing technology. The event starts on Friday, November 1st at 4:00pm and ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 11:30am. Students will stay with their families at the local hotel; food & accommodations will be provided to families living outside of a 50 mile radius of the NMSBVI Residential Campus. Families participating will need to be on-site for their child by 4:00pm while non-participating students will depart for home at 12:30pm. This event is open to families for children with blindness or visual impairment who do not currently attend NMSBVI, but who would like to visit the NMSBVI Alamogordo campus and get to know us. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required; non-students’ families must have their application preapproved to participate. Registration deadline: October 11, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Please contact Brenda Holmes for a registration packet: (575) 439-4433, or email: Brenda Holmes
Family Weekend flyer MS word version


Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 14th, 11:15p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Thanksgiving Luncheon

Location: NMSBVI ALAMOGORDO DINING ROOM

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

Thanksgiving Luncheon MS Word Version


October 2019 Events


White Cane Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

White Cane Day

Please join us as we recognize White Cane Safety Day, to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired! Walking Event, followed by Program.

Walk: meet at Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1:40pm (2401 Indian Wells, Alamogordo)
Program: at Rohovec Theatre at NMSU-A at 2:00pm (Scenic Drive)

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Blood Drive

October 30, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Find the Hero in you – Donate blood on March 6th!

NMSBVI will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Ditzler Auditorium. If you would like to sign up please contact Danette Shields at (575) 439-4473 or email Danette Shields .


May 2019 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

May 7, 2019 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI-Alamogordo Campus. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


Talent Show

May 23, 2019

Talent Show

Please join us on May 23 in Ditzler Auditorium at 2:30pm!
Talent Show MS word version


NMSBVI Graduation

May 24, 2019

NMSBVI Graduation

Please join us on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM Ditzler Auditorium
NMSBVI Graduation MS word version


April 2019 Events


Shoe Drive

Now Through May 1, 2019

Shoe Drive

Animal Village NM needs your gently-used shoes, boots, tennies, heels, cleats, showshoes... all of your old footwear! The shoes will go to needy children and adults through a charity organization, who will, in turn, donate funds to Animal Village in Alamogordo, for the care of their rescued pets! Please bring to NMSBVI and drop them off in the shoe boxes that will be found in many of the buildings on campus (Linda Lyle Administration Building, Watkins Education Center, Jack Hall, Garrett Dormitory). If you have any questions or concerns please contact NMSBVI Key Club President, Andres Romero, email: Andres Romero OR Dana Lyons, Key Club Advisor, email: Dana Lyons / call 575-437-3505, ext.4522

Shoe Drive MS word version


PROM 2019

April 11, 2019

PROM 2019

Come join us on April 11, 2019 for an evening of dancing and socializing with our fabulous students. Prom begins at 6pm to 10pm at the recreation center.

PROM 2019 MS word version


March 2019 Events


Blood Drive

March 6, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Find the Hero in you – Donate blood on March 6th!

NMSBVI will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 6th 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 Danette Shields .


STEMFEST 2019

March 8 - 10, 2019

STEMFEST 2019

Get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) as we explore Creativity, Innovation, Collaboration & Teamwork through Hands-On Interactive Activities & Challenges! The event will be held at the NMSBVI Alamogordo Campus. Friday, March 8: Optional Activities 6pm-8pm. Saturday, March 9: 8am-4pm with evening activities. Sunday, March 10: return home after breakfast. Food, lodging, & transportation will be provided as needed by NMSBVI. Students must pre-register by Feb. 8, 2019. For more info STEM EMAIL

NMSBVI STEMFEST 2019 MS word version


Senior Raffle 2019

March 21, 2019

Senior Raffle 2019

Drawing will be held on Thursday, March 21 at 1pm in the cafeteria (need not be present to win). Raffle tickets can be purchased from NMSBVI Seniors (Andres, Nadine, or Omar), and Senior Class Sponsors (Kim Tryon or Randal Martin).

NMSBVI STEMFEST 2019 MS word version


February 2019 Events


Valentine’s Day Luncheon

February 14, 2019

Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Please join us in the Dining Room for a special luncheon prepared for you by NMSBVI STUDENTS & Food Service staff! Chicken Cordon Bleu with a Dijon Cream Sauce on Angel Hair Pasta, with Asparagus, Roll, & Cheesecake. Please note that staff will be charged the same lunch rate as on regular days; and there will be a $4.00 charge per meal for guests. RSVP to Cece via email at Cece Hurst

Valentine’s Day Luncheon flyer MS word version


January 2019 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

January 3, 2019 (Public Event)

Steinmann Prosthetics & Orthotics will be offering a clinic at NMSBVI-Alamogordo Campus. Please call (575) 532-5900 to schedule an appointment.


Science Curriculum Meeting

January 24, 2019

Science Curriculum Meeting

January 24 • 6:00pm -7:00pm • Internet/Phone/In-Person

Please join us on January 24 from 6pm-7pm via “Zoom” (internet), phone, or in-person, to learn more about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how NMSBVI will be transitioning our science curriculum to support these new standards. We will also be discussing New Mexico PED’s newly adopted NGSS curriculum options and gathering your input as we move to adopt updated and accessible materials for our 21st century science students.
•Online Access (Zoom) at: https://zoom.us/j/2975208841
• Dial in by phone: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 / Meeting ID: 297 520 8841
• If you plan to attend in-person at the NMSBVI Alamogordo Campus, please meet us in the Watkins Education Center Science Lab.

Science Curriculum Meeting flyer MS word version


December 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

December 4, 2018 (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.


NMSBVI Luminaria Walk

December 12, 2018, Wednesday

Luminaria Walk 2018

Please join us on Wednesday, December 12 Dusk-10:00pm

Bring the entire family to enjoy our lovely campus, decorated in the spirit of the holidays! Caroling at the Gazebo 6-6:30pm. Hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies will be served!

NMSBVI Luminaria Walk flyer MS word version


Holiday Program

December 19, Wednesday

Holiday Program 2018

NMSBVI Holiday Program: Holly Jolly Jukebox

Please join us at 2:30pm on December 19 at the Ditzler Auditorium

HolidayProgram flyer MS word version


November 2018 Events


Family Weekend at NMSBVI

November 2-4, 2018, Friday-Sunday

FamilyWeekend 2018

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; Open Gym with Climbing Wall and Pool; Student Talent Show; Student Panel Discussion; Parent/Teacher Conferences with one-on-one visit with your child’s teacher(s), Technology, And So Much More! Also, this event is open to families for children with blindness or visual impairment who do not currently attend NMSBVI, but who would like to visit the NMSBVI Alamogordo campus and get to know us. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is required for all families. Registration deadline: October 19, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Please contact Brenda Holmes for a registration packet: (575) 439-4433, or email: Brenda Holmes
Family Weekend flyer MS word version


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

November 6, 2018 (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.


Veterans Day

November 7, 2018 - 3:10 p.m.

Veterans Day Day 2018

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

Veterans Day flyer MS word version


Vision Bee 2018

November 9, 2018

Location and Time
NMSBVI Ditzler Auditorium
1900 N White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
Date:November 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

A Vision Bee is dedicated to imparting the latest information regarding teaching students who have visual impairments. A Vision Bee is appropriate for parents, families, teachers, service providers, social workers and anyone who is interested in increasing their skills in regards to serving students with visual impairments. Registration is free. CEUs are available. For more information click the link below.

Link for the Vision Bee webpage.


October 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

October 2, 2018 (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.


White Cane Day

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 1:45 p.m.

White Cane Day 2018

Please join us as we recognize White Cane Safety Day, to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired!

Walk: meet at Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1:45pm (2401 Indian Wells, Alamogordo)
Program: at Rohovec Theatre at NMSU-A at 2:30pm (Scenic Drive)
White Cane Day flyer MS word version


Fall Carnival

October 24th, 2018 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Halloween Carnival 2018

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 Bat Bucks”... so please bring some cash! Visit our new & improved, re-vamped, best-ever SUPER-AWESOME HAUNTED HOUSE!.
Fall Carnival flyer MS word version


Blood Drive

October 24th, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Find the Hero in you – Donate blood on October 24th!

NMSBVI will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, October 24th 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 Danette Shields .


September 2018 Events


8:00 a.m. at the Quimby Gymnasium

Every staff member is invited to join in on the fun during morning movement each morning Please come to the gym at 8:00 to interact with the students. ALL staff are invited, no matter what your job is.


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

September 4, 2018 (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.


Staff and Student Picture Day

September 19, 2018

It’s time to take portraits for the next yearbook: Wednesday, September 19 at Carla's Office ~ Jack Hall Room 145


Goal Ball 2018 - Schedule

Fall 2018

Fall 2018 Competitions:

September 28 - September 30 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

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


August 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

August 7, 2018 (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.


Building Dedication for the Linda Lyle Administration Building

August 10, 2018 2:30p.m. (New)

Building Dedication Flyer

Please join us as we celebrate the dedication of the Linda Lyle Administration Building on the NMSBVI Alamogordo Campus! Ribbon cutting ceremony followed by light refreshments. We hope to see you here!

Click Here to view pdf version (requires Adobe Reader)


July 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

July 3, 2018 (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.


May 2018 Events


Building Dedication

May 25, 2018 - 1:00pm– 3:00pm (New)

Building Dedication Flyer

Please join us on the NMSBVI Alamogordo Campus for a building dedication & open house of our newly renovated buildings: Linda Lyle Administration Building, Harry Ditzler Auditorium, Recreation Center, and Instructional Resource Center.

Building dedication ribbon cutting at 1:30 pm, followed by self-guided walk-throughs and light refreshments. We hope to see you here!

Click Here to view pdf version (requires Adobe Reader)


NMSBVI Talent Show

May 3rd, 2018

Please join us on Thursday, May 3, in Ditzler Auditorium at 2:30pm.


April 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

April 3, 2018 (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.


March 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

March 6th, 2018 (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.


Blood Drive

March 7th, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Public Event)

Find the Hero in you – Donate blood on March 7th!

NMSBVI and the Rotary Club of Alamogordo will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 7th 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 Danette Shields .


STEM Fest

March 9th - 11th, 2018

NMSBVI Open to Twenty 6th-12th Graders with Visual Impairments. Get excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) as we explore Creativity, Innovation, Collaboration & Teamwork through Hands-On Interactive Activities & Challenges! The event will be held at the NMSBVI Alamogordo Campus. Friday, March 9: Optional Activities 6-8pm. Saturday, March 10: 8am-4pm with evening activities. Sunday, March 11: Return Home after breakfast. Food, lodging, and transportation will be provided as needed by NMSBVI. Students must pre- register by February 2, 2018. For more information, email stem@nmsbvi.k12.nm.us


Student Prom

March 28th, 2018

Come join us on March 28 for an evening of dancing and socializing with our fabulous students. Prom begins at 6pm and Mr. Juan Nambo will be our DJ for the evening. The prom theme this year will be “Hollywood”, it would be so much fun if staff could show up as their favorite movie star.


February 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

February 6th, 2018 (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.


Innovations Fair

February 9th, 2018 (New - Public Event)

Please join us at either NMSBVI campus for our second Annual event!

Location: 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 thisopportunity to share their innovations with you!



Valentines Luncheon

Wednesday, February, 14th 2018 11:15am-1:00pm

Location: NMSBVI ALAMOGORDO DINING ROOM

Please join us in the Dining Room for a special luncheon lovingly prepared for you by NMSBVI Students and Food Service staff!Please note that staff will be charged the same lunch rate as on regular days; and there will be a $4.00 charge per meal for guests. RSVP to Cece via email: Cece Hurst


Braille Challenge Weekend

February 24th-26th, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

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.

NASA picks Alamogordo for Space Station Downlink

Local students are getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to talk with astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on Feb. 21.
Facilitated by NASA's Johnson Space Center Office of Education, an in-flight downlink offers students a first-hand insight into what it's like to live and work in space from astronauts. To read more please visit the Alamogordo News Website

Disclaimer: The above button will take you to a site that is under construction and may not be easily accessible for blind or visually impaired users.


January 2018 Events


Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic

January 2nd, 2018 (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.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15th, 2018

In observance of the federal holiday, there will be no school. (9month staff – off/12-month staff – on)


Employee Health Event

January 17th & 18th, 2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.

All employees are eligible to participate. If you would like to sign up contact Danette Shields. Event will be held at the San Andreas Conference Room


Adaptive Ski Program Trip

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

Trips will be taken weekly on Thursdays.


Low Vision Clinic

January 24th & 25th, 2018

The New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired offers free low vision evaluations to infants, toddlers and students throughout New Mexico through its Access to Learning Low Vision Clinic. The mobile clinic travels throughout the state and offers a special medical examination to determine if a student's visual abilities can be improved. At the Low Vision Clinic, a doctor of optometry who has received specialized training in working with students with low vision will measure how well the student sees and will determine whether any low vision devices might improve visual functioning. More information...


November 2017 Events


Thanksgiving Luncheon

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

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: Cece Hurst


Veterans Day Program

November 9, 2017

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

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: Brenda Holmes

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 Danette Shields .


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: Brenda Holmes


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.