...... Coming Together as One, We Are South O'Brien! ...........



Thank you to everyone who attended one or both of our open house events on Monday.

2014-2015 Start dates for school:
TK & Kindergarten: August 22
Early Childhood Preschool: August 21
Little Paws Preschool: Tuesday/Thursday begins September 4 and  Wednesday/Friday begins September 5.

Schedules for Regular Bus Routes and Shuttle Bus Routes are now available to be viewed from the Parent Access page.

Welcome new staff members: Early Childhood Special Education Paraeducator Sara Fick; Elementary Technology/At-Risk Teacher Jeremy Gloden; School Nurse Brittany Goodchild; Preschool & Elementary Paraeducator Tiffany Harper; Junior High Language Arts Teacher Penny Pingrey; High School Special Education Paraeducator Liz Reichle; Secondary At-Risk Teacher, Head Volleyball Coach Lincoln Robinson; High School Special Education Paraeducator, Junior High Football Coach Austin Simmelink; Elementary Special Education Paraeducator Maria Vander Velde; High School Special Education Paraeducator Jessica Waterman.

Please be aware, there have been IMPORTANT changes in the attendance and tardy policies which are now written in the JH/HS student hand book. Parents and students should go to the ONLINE RESOURCES tab above, select Parent Access, and scroll down to a link to the HS handbook. Parents, please read over these important changes and discuss the changes with your sons and daughters.

JH Football and Volleyball Practice, 2014
JH (incoming grades 7-8): First day of practice is first day of school, Tues Aug 19.

Elementary Cheer & Dance Clinic is Sept 11 with performance during home football game halftime on Sept 12. Registration forms are due September 3. Hover over the ACTIVITIES tab above and select the Cheer & Dance page for more information. On the same page, you can get information about having Wolverine paw prints painted on your driveway or sidewalk as a way for you to show your school spirit! If you would like your driveway/sidewalk painted, please complete and return the form by August 15

The South O'Brien Athletic Booster Club is having their annual Softener Salt Fundraiser. Orders are due by Sept 26. Deliveries will occur Oct 18. Go to the Athletic Boosters page for an order form.

The 2014-15 School Supply List is available. The link is on the Newsletter page.

If you missed registration on Aug 4/5, please contact one of the school offices for information.

Athletes in grades 7-12 must submit a completed physical exam form and a concussion waiver before being allowed to practice. Hover over the ACTIVITIES tab above and then select SPORTS for links to the forms.

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
Sept 1, Mon; Labor Day, No School
Sept 3, Wed; 1:30 dismissal for Staff Professional Dev.
Sept 17, Wed; School Picture Day. More information will be sent home with students.
Sept 17, Wed; 1:30 dismissal for Staff Professional Dev.

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.

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.

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.