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South O'Brien FFA members competed in several events on Sat, Aug 29.
The State Milk Quality & Products team placed 5th in the State. Team members were Izaak Hoey, JC Lange, Zach Riedemann and Alec Schoof. This is only the 3rd year the chapter has competed in the event.
Emily Mars and Garrett Wagner teamed up with 2 individuals from Muscatine and won Reserve Champion team honors in the State 4-H Meats Evaluation event. Garrett earned Grand Champion Individual and Emily placed 7th overall.
The FFA Meats Judging team was crowned Champions for the 2nd year in a row, and 3rd out of the last 4 years. Team members were Anna Sells, Ben Aberson, Paige Ginger and Alicyn Rehder. They placed 1st in 4 out of 5 categories and 2nd in the 5th. Anna was named Champion Individual overall and also won Retail ID. Ben lost the tie breaker for 2nd and placed 3rd overall, Alicyn and Paige tied and were 4th and 5th, with Alicyn also placing 1st in Wholesale/Retail judging. Perfect scores in Retail ID are very rare, with the last time being in 2010 by Colton Barnes of South O'Brien. This year 3 South O'Brien FFA members had perfect scores which no chapter has had in the history of the event. 

The Fall Elementary Cheer and Dance Clinic will be held Oct 15 with performance at the home Oct 16 football game. More information and the registration form are available on the Cheer & Dance Team page. Registration with payment is due Oct 1.

If you have a child who participates in sports at South O'Brien, please read the letter to parents from the South O'Brien Athletic Booster Club. Hover over the South O'Brien tab above and select Athletic Boosters.

If you have a child who participates in music at South O'Brien, please read the letter to parents from the South O'Brien Music Booster Club. Hover over the South O'Brien tab above and select Music Boosters.

Driver Education 2016
Students may now register for Driver Education classes which will be held in the spring of 2016. Hover over the Academics tab above and select Driver Education for more information.

The Wolverine Flag Football registration/information form for boys and girls in grades 2-6 (2015-16 school year) and other information is available on the Athletic Booster Club page and on the Football page. Register by August 28.

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 2015-16 Supply List is avaiable on both the Elementary and the Newsletter pages.

Please read and follow South O'Brien Sportsmanship Guidelines.

The Wolverine Booster Club has a variety of apparel, gift, and other items for sale. Purchase them at home games. You can also order apparel online using a link on the Booster Club page.

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: see Newsletter and Activity Calendar for details.

Sept 8, T; The after-school PAWS program for JH begins
Sept 10,Th; Start Date for Little Paws Preschool- Mon/Thur class
Sept 11,F; Start date for Little Paws Preschool- Tues/Fri class
Sept 16, W; 1:30 dismissal for professional development. Elementary dismisses at 1:20.
Sept 18, F; School photos (please note date correction)

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.

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 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.

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 also collects WIX filters box tops.