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Good Luck at STATE! At the Cross Country State Qualifying meet in Holstein on Thur, Oct 23, Ben Aberson ran a personal best, placed tenth and qualified to compete at the State XC meet on Nov 1 in Fort Dodge.

Congratulations on a great season! The South O'Brien Football team ended the season with a record of 7-3.

The South O’Brien National Honor Society will again be adopting families at Christmas. To raise money, they will be playing Christmas music in the halls during passing time beginning Monday, Nov 3. Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to make donations to turn the music OFF! Once they have raised $800, the music will end.

Congratulations to Brett Struve for being selected to the War Eagle All-Conference Volleyball 2nd team and to Shay Lund for being selected Honorable Mention. The 2014 Volleyball Awards Night will be held Thursday, Nov 6 in the HS Commons at 5:30. 

Congratulations to Ben Aberson (5th) and Brian Haden (8th) for earning War Eagle All-Conference honors at the WEC XC meet on Mon, Oct 13. The boys' team finished in 3rd place.

FFA fruit orders are due by Nov 14. An order form is available on the FFA page - go to the FFA page, listed under the Activites tab above. Mail to South O'Brien FFA (the address is on the order form) or drop off at the JH/HS Office. Orders will be available for pickup or will be delivered the first full week in December.

2014 Girls Basketball Apparel orders are due Nov 12. A link to the order form can be found on the Basketball page. Order forms are also available in the Elementary and JH/HS Offices.

South O'Brien Athletic Boosters. "Like" the Booster Club on Facebook:
Visit Facebook and "like" us to get the latest and greatest Wolverine Athletics information. https://www.facebook.com/SouthObrienAthleticBoosters

School Lunch Program Lawsuit. There has been a class action lawsuit filed against Martin Brothers, the main provider of food products for our school lunch program. Parents may file a claim for funds that are available from the settlement.

WHOtv.com article link-  http://whotv.com/2014/09/02/refund-for-parents-in-school-lunch-settlement/ http://whotv.com/201hool-lunch-settlement/
Iowa School Food Settlement - Link to file a claim- 
https://gilardisecure.com/iowaschoolfoodsettlement/ Claimant/ClaimForm

Used boys basketball jerseys for sale. $5 while supplies last. They would make a great Christmas gift for your son if you bought his old jerey from Wolverine glory years. Contact Coach Yates at the HS.

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.

The registration form for Driver Education 2015 is available. Hover over the Academics tab above and select Driver Eduation. The registration deadline is Feb 2, 2015.

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

Click on the image above.
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:
Oct 27 to 31: Elementary Library Book Fair; for details, see the Elementary page.
Oct 31, Fri; 1:30 dimissal (trade-off for Open House time)
Oct 31, Fri; The seniors will be dismissed at 10:42 (after period 4) as a reward for their class earning 100% on the Iowa Assessments last year.
Oct 31, Fri; Please note that the elementary students will not be visiting the businesses around the Primghar square this year for Halloween. Thank you to those businesses that have been gracious and welcoming to our students in the past.
Nov 5, Wed; Early dismissal for Prof Dev
Nov 19, Wed; Early dismissal for Prof Dev
Nov 26-28, W-Fr; No school, Thanksgiving

Order your 2015 Yearbook before Nov 15 for $40. Please order online. Go to the Yearbook page, listed under the Activities tab above. You will find the link to the Jostens website. The link becomes active after Oct 24.

After Nov 15, the price goes up to $45. So buy now and save!
After Nov 30 the price jumps to $50.

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.