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Congratulations and Good Luck to the Boys Basketball Team! Their first opponent at the 1A State Basketball Tournament is Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto on Monday, March 9 @ 2 pm at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. (Time changed on the IAHSAA web site, again.) In order to allow students and the community to attend the game we will have no school on March 9.

A 7-12 student spectator bus is available for transportation to the BB Tourney game on Monday. Departure time is tentatively 8 am to arrive for the 2 pm game time. The cost is $5.00. The sign up deadline is Thursday at noon! Sorry, students only.

State Tournament T-shirt
Boys' State Basketball t-shirts will NOT be sent home on Friday with students due to time restraints with the order. Thank you for your understanding.
Orders can be picked up at the Booster Club event on Friday beginning at 5 pm in the HS Commons. If you cannot attend, please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your order at the Booster Club event OR they will be delivered to students on Tues, March 10 at school.
Thank you for your support!

You can purchase tickets in advance for the March 9 State Tournament game. They will be available Tues March 3 during Parent-Teacher Conf, any time Wed -Fr in the HS Office, and at the event Fri March 6 5 pm being planned by the Booster Club. By pre-selling tickets, the school will be reimbursed a small % of the ticket sales and will ensure that you don’t have to wait in line to buy tickets in Des Moines! Price per ticket is $10 for kindergarten and up. All tickets are general admission.

The South O’Brien Athletic Boosters are hosting a Tailgate meal including Pork Loin sandwiches and cheese pizza in the HS Commons from 5-6:30 on Fri March 6 to raise money for the Wolverines' trip to the State Basketball Tournament. Following the Tailgate, there will be a Pep Rally/Program in the West Gym for the community to “Meet the Team."  There will be a silent auction in the HS Commons during the Tailgate and a few larger items will be auctioned off in the gym before the program. See more details on the Booster Club page.
Please contact SOS AD Heath Reichle or Athletic Booster VP Steph Beck if you would like to help out the Athletic Boosters and the Wolverine Basketball team by donating Auction Items, Team Meals in Des Moines, or Cash.
Everyone is welcome to attend!

Congratulations! The 2015 South O’Brien Science Fair Team won the Western Iowa Science and Engineering Fair easily out-distancing Central Decator and Algona earning over 100 points. The Western Iowa Regional Science and Engineering Fair consists of all schools west of Interstate 35 in Iowa. Eric Koehlmoos took home individual Grand Champion honors earning a trip to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in May. A complete list of award winners may be seen on our Academic Awards page.

With the change in Parent-Teacher conferences, the Book Fair has been extended. We will be open through Wednesday, March 4. We will also be open until 7:00 PM on Tuesday night, March 3 during conferences. Stop in the high school library and check out all the great books and other fun stuff for sale. All proceeds will be used to purchase books for the library collection.

2015-2016 Little Paws Preschool Sign-up will be Tues, Mar 10 at 5:00 pm at the Primghar site. Children must be 4 years old by Sept 15, 2015 to be eligible to participate.

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WANTED: Substitute Teachers, Paraeducators, and Bus Drivers. Send letter of application to Superintendent Moore if interested.

Remember to occasionally refresh your page to see the revisions we make during the day.
Parents and family members are encouraged to read the Announcements and check the All Events Calendar to learn about upcoming school events and activities.

Information about special events in the Elementary can be viewed on the Elementary page. Hover over the South O'Brien tab above and select Elementary.

Regular, shuttle bus routes and Emergency Bus Route schedules may be viewed from the Parent Access page.

Please read and follow South O'Brien Sportsmanship Guidelines.

The Wolverine Booster Club has a variety of apparel and other items for sale. Purchase them at home games. You can also order apparel online.

Click here to order

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A huge variety of apparel can be ordered from MY LOCKER.
Customize to any school activity.
The South O'Brien Booster Club gets 100% of the profits.



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Schedule Notes:
March 3, T; Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm
March 4 &18, W; Elementary 1:20 dismissal & HS 1:30 for Professional Development
March 6, F; All-School pep rally 2:15
March 8 Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 9, 12, & 13; State Boys Basketball Tourn
March 9, M; No school
March 13, F; End of 3rd Quarter
March 20, 21; Dinner Theatre
April 1 & 15, W; Elementary 1:20 dismissal & HS 1:30 for Professional Development
April 2-6; No school, Easter Break
May 6, W; Elementary 1:20 dismissal & HS 1:30 for Professional Development
May 17; Commencement

Open gym for March 8 has been cancelled. Everyone who supervises will be headed to Des Moines.
Go Wolverines!
Sunday, March 15, 22 & 29; Open Gym, 7-8 pm, in the Paullina West and East Gyms. All students are welcome to attend. Young children should be accompanied by an adult. No open gym on Easter Sunday, April 5.

Daytime visitors must report to the office and sign in when you enter a South O'Brien building. You will receive a visitor lanyard to wear.
Please return the lanyard and sign out before you leave.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Peanut allergies
An allergic reaction can be life threatening.
All of South O’Brien Elementary has been designated as peanut allergy aware. Practices have been put in place to help prevent student exposure to peanut products. Please read the details on the Elementary page or the Health and Wellness page.

Read information on the Health and Wellness page.

Thank you to the South O'Brien Publications Class. They provide most of the pictures that appear in the box above. Their instructor is Kris Faust.

Free or Reduced Price School Meals
You can apply for free or reduced price school meals AT ANY TIME. You may complete the forms supplied in the August 2013 online newsletter. Forms are also available in either office. Select the South O'Brien tab above and then scroll down to Newsletter.

Backpack for Kids Project
Please donate food items or cash. To read about the project, hover over the Academics tab above, then select Backpack 4 Kids. Thank you to those who have already generously donated to the project.

Every little bit helps...
Please collect Campbell's Soup labels, Box Tops for Education, Sunny D Labels, and Pizza Ranch Wagons. Send them to school with your child.

The South O'Brien FFA is accepting old cell phones which will be sent in to be recycled.

FFA is also collecting WIX filters box tops.