OA Community School District : 712-668-2289
BCIG Community School District: 712-364-3687

home of the falcons

Click to view information on the anticipated BCIG School Board vacancy for District 3.

Click to view information regarding reorganization.

 

WELCOME TO the OA & BCIG Community School Districts      

Welcome to the Odebolt-Arthur & Battle Creek-Ida Grove Schools. We are proud to provide you with information regarding our schools and district. We are confident that as you visit our organization through these web pages that you will find OA&BCIG to be committed to providing students with outstanding educational programs in an exceptional environment.

OA & BCIG Schools are two districts involved in a Whole-Grade Sharing agreement with a total student population of approximately 1,000 students. The two districts share a high school that has all of the 9-12 grade students attending high school in Ida Grove and all of the two districts 6-8 grade students attending school in Odebolt. In addition, there are two PK-5 Elementary Schools, one in Ida Grove and one in Odebolt. The 259 square mile combined district area is comprised of four communities, home to over 6,000 citizens and is ideally suited to those interested in outdoor activities and rural community life. Home to several large manufacturers, our districts consists of small, rural communities in Northwest Iowa; an area rich in agricultural history and great natural beauty.

We thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn more about our school districts. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 
 

"Most likely to succeed" documentary 

The Odebolt ­Arthur and Battle Creek ­Ida Grove Community School Districts are sponsoring a showing of the educational documentary Most Likely to Succeed​ at no charge to our school community. The documentary has received praise and high marks everywhere it has been shown, including at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. 
 
When:  Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. 
Where: OA­BCIG High School Commons/Cafeteria
Who:  All Students, Parents, Staff and Patrons are Invited
 
The film summary from the producers: 
The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the United States education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates  woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. 
 
After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completing rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?
 
Please join us on Tuesday evening, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. for the showing of the documentary. The film last ninety (90) minutes and we will be happy to discuss your thoughts and reaction to the film after the conclusion. 
 
We will provide refreshments to help make the evening as enjoyable as possible. See you on Tuesday evening in the Commons/Cafeteria at OA­BCIG High School. 
~The OA-BCIG Administration


 

Driver's Education Information   

First session of driver's ed is now full.  You may begin signing up for the summer session.  Print the enrollment form below and return to either the middle school or high school office with your deposit and a copy of the student's driver's permit.

Click to view registration information and classroom dates for 1st session which begins February 26, 2016.  
Click to view registration information and classroom dates for summer session which begins June 1, 2016.
Click to print and fill out the driver's ed enrollment form that needs to be turned in at registration time.
 


ACT Prep Course

OA-BCIG is in the works of starting an ACT Prep Course that will be available to all of our high school students this spring. The following gives some background about this course's value in assisting and raising ACT scores of these students. This ACT prep course has demonstrated great success for those who participate. Depending on the entry level of the student, those that have taken this course have been able to increase their ACT scores significantly. The highest score increase was +12 ACT points (from an ACT score of 14 to a 26). The highest score achieved by students participating in the program is 35 (6 students). The average score increase for all students in the program is 3.5.


The cost to you? The district will cover the expenses for the class. This includes 7- 2 hour sessions, the instructor, and their mileage. The estimated cost being $175.00- $200 per student. The only fee issued to the students/parents will be for the cost of the books, which is typically $100.00. If you have questions let Julie Weeda (jweeda@oabcig.org) or Angela Lensch (alensch@oabcig.org) know.

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out in Google Forms.

 

Senior Photos

For the Yearbook:  Have you had your senior photos taken yet?  If not, you need to get them scheduled soon.  The yearbook needs one portrait (vertical) senior photo and one baby photo of each senior.  The baby photo will be returned as soon as it is scanned and the senior photo will be kept and used for the senior collage that will hang in the cafeteria.  In order to guarantee you will be in the yearbook, photos must be submitted to Mrs. Beck by NO LATER than February 1, 2016.  Even if you or your professional photographer email a photo to Mrs. Beck, you still need to submit an actual wallet as soon as you get one.  For questions, please contact hbeck@oabcig.org or call 364-3371.
 
 

Iowa School guide 2014-2015


Texting & Driving Public service announcements

Created by the Multimedia class

           


 

LATE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY DUE TO WEATHER

In the event that there would be a late start on a Wednesday due to weather conditions, there would no longer be a 2:00 dismissal for professional development.  Instead the schools would run a late start schedule and students would remain at school until 3:29.

 

ORDERING A YEARBOOK

  Directions for ordering online

school song  

(Verse)
Let's stand and cheer, we'll show no fear. Our power and might is ever near.
Our Falcon pride, we will not hide as we bring victory to our side.
We'll do our best to stand the test. Until we win we'll never rest.

Come on all you Falcons, Fight! Fight! Fight! With all your might. (2nd time only: Go OA-BCIG)

(Chant)
Yell for the purple, yell for the silver, yell for the mighty black.
Our team is ready, ready to attack.
Cheer for the Falcons!
Cheer for the Falcons!
Falcons! Fight! Fight! Fight!
(Repeat Verse)

 

 

 

 

- CONTACT INFO -

BCIG Community School District
Mr. Terry Kenealy, Superintendent
900 John Montgomery Drive
Ida Grove, IA 51445
phone 712-364-3687
fax 712-364-3609

tkenealy@oabcig.org


OA Community School District
Mr. Terry Kenealy, Superintendent
600 South Maple Street
Odebolt, IA  51458
phone 712-668-2289
fax 712-668-2631

tkenealy@oabcig.org

 

OABCIG High School
Mr. Patrick Miller, Principal
900 John Montgomery Drive
Ida Grove, IA 51445
phone 712-364-3371
fax 712-364-4463

pmiller@oabcig.org

 

OA Elementary & OABCIG Middle School
Mr. Doug Mogensen, Principal
600 South Maple Street
Odebolt, IA  51458
phone 712-668-2827
fax 712-668-2631

dmogensen@oabcig.org

 

BCIG Elementary School
Mr. Alan Henderson, Principal
403 Barnes Street
Ida Grove, IA 51445
phone 712-364-2360
fax 712-364-3103

ahenderson@oabcig.org

 

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