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WANTED: Junior High Summer School Teacher - contact Mr. Moore at 949-2115. Summer School dates are June 8-26.

Congratulations & Track & Field Coaches & Athletes!
The South O'Brien squads qualified 10 events for the State Track Meet which was held May 21-23 on the Drake University campus in Des Moines. A complete list of events, the athletes who qualified, and some of the results are on the Track page.

Congratulations to retiring staff members Jean Triplett, Claudia Anderson, Shirley Fernstrum, Janet Miller, Meri Rickers, and Mary Lee Reuvers. Thank you for your many years of dedicated service to our district. Also many thanks to long-time staff members Dana Rehder and Lisa Wiese who are leaving our staff to continue their careers elsewhere.

Mrs. Shirley Fernstrum has been selected South O'Brien Teacher of the Year by the Abiff Lodge in Sutherland. Mrs. Fernstrum teaches second grade in the South O'Brien Elementary.

Congratulations to the Student Body and Class Officers elected for next year. The list is on the Student Council page under the Activities tab above.

WEC Golf Tournaments: Girls 3rd, Boys 3rd
All-Conference Golf: First Team Naomi Petrich, Carly Lundquist, & Brice Goosen; Second Team Tayla Coady & Cordell Tesch

Congratulations Track & Field!
Boys took 2nd at the WEC meet. First place finishers receive All-Conference Awards.
4x400 boys: Damon Struve, Gunnar Klinker, Wyatt Sickelka, Jordan Wohlert.
4x800 boys: Keaton Rohrbaugh, Peyton Brasser, Sam Nelson, Karter Rohrbaugh.

Looking for a gift for a Birthday, Graduation, Teachers? Booster Club has brand new South O'Brien Tumblers for sale. For a picture and information about how to purchase, go to the Booster Club page.

Sports Camps

The registration form for Boys Basketball Camp for those going into grades 4-8 is available on the Basketball page. Registration deadline is May 19.

The registration form for Volleyball Camp for students entering grades 3-8 is available on the Volleyball page. Registration is due by May 29.

The Wolverine Flag Football registration form for boys and girls in grades 2-6 (next school year) and other information is available on the Booster Club page and on the Football page. Registration is due by May 25.

Speed Camp starts June 1 and due to a generous donation from the South O’Brien Booster Club, this camp will be free of charge.  Information including the Consent Form is available on the Sports page. Hover over the Activities tab above and select Sports.

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.

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 using a link on the Booster Club page.

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.



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Schedule Notes:
Have a great summer!

Summer Weight Room Calendars for June and July are available on the Activity Calendar page.
Sunday "Open Gyms" have ended for this school year. Have a great summer.

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 more info on the Health & 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.

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

FFA is also collects WIX filters box tops.