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BCIG Community School District: 712-364-3687

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Make sure to click on the Elementary Happenings link above to see what exciting things are going on.


The OABCIG Board is excited to announce a verbal acceptance from Matt Alexander to be the next Superintendent of the district.  The Board will be approving this contract formally on TuesdayFebruary 27th meeting at noon. A big thank you to everyone who participated in the process. 
The district individual speech contest originally scheduled for tomorrow at Cherokee Washington High School has been postponed to Monday, February 26th at 4:00 pm.
The make up day for Monday, February 19th cancellation will be Monday, April 2nd, 2018.
Preschool Registration Information

2018-2019 Preschool Registration Night for OABCIG Elementary-Odebolt for 4 year olds will be Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 in the elementary library. Your child must be 4 by September 15, 2018 to qualify.

Ida Grove
2018-2019 Preschool Registration Night for OABCIG Elementary-Ida Grove for 4 year olds will be Thursday, March 8 at 6:00 in the elementary library. Your child must be 4 by September 15, 2018 to qualify.



 Make sure to check out the OA-BCIG Twitter page for the most up-to-date information on what is happening in our distict. (click the Twitter icon at left to take you to the page)

5th Grade Guitars
Fifth grade music students performed on their guitars for the residents at Morningside Healthcare Community and Golden Horizons.

5th Grade Honor Choir

Select 5th graders attended and performed at honor choir in Orange City on April 18.

Happy Valentines from the BCIG 5th Grade Band

3rd Grade Visits Golden Horizons

Third graders that met their October AR reading goal visited Golden Horizons Assisted Living. The students entertained the residents with several items they had been studying in their classroom, such as multiplication poems and Thanksgiving readings. In honor of Veteran's Day they shared the story of the Pledge of Allegiance. Golden Hoizons thanks the students with cookies.

Family Fun Night Planned

Mock Election

BCIG Elementary students participated in a mock election that was sponsored by the 5th graders.

5th Graders Go Bowling

BCIG 5th grade students went to Ida Bowl on Thursday, October 27 for their "Responsibility Points" party. The overall winner was Tavin T. with a score of 86.

Red Ribbon Week October 24-27

YOLO (“You Only Live Once”)-Be Drug Free is the 2016 Red Ribbon Week theme at BCIG Elementary, OA Elementary, and OA-BCIG Middle Schools.  Students will be encouraged to make choices that lead to health, happiness, and the fulfillment of their goals and dreams.  Activities and dress-up days for both buildings will be:
Monday, Oct. 24:  Wear RED  “RED’y to Live a Drug Free Life”
Tuesday, Oct. 25:  Wear attire supporting your favorite sports team  “Team up against drugs”
Wednesday, Oct. 26:  PAJAMA DAY  “Drugs will ruin your dreams”
Thursday, Oct. 27:  HERO Day  Dress like your hero  - “Real Heroes are Drug Free”
Assemblies:  H.E.R.O. Kids   BCIG a.m.  OA Elem & OA-BCIG MS p.m.
Help Others – Endure Challenges – Read to Find Answers -
Observe the Needs Around You
(Friday, Oct. 28:  No School-End of 1st quarter)

1st Grade Visits the Pumpkin Patch
BCIG 1st graders took a field trip to Kelsey's Funny Farm  in Denison on October 21.

Pumpkin Decorating

 BCIG 2nd graders spent the morning of October 18    
 decorating pumpkins which will be on display at Food Pride
 for all to see.

Harvest Party
Preschool and KEY students enjoyed a harvest party celebration on Friday, October 7 at Moorehead Park. There were a variety of centers the students participated in from hayrides, to learning about spiders, to a reading center, craft station, and snack time.

Third Grade Events

Third graders made butter to better understand the pioneer life of Laura Ingalls. 

Ida County Naturalist, Danielle Bennett shares information on three different types of rocks, with 3rd graders.

Preposition Circus
The 5th graders at BCIG elementary have been learning about prepositions. Prepositions are words that show relationships such as point in time, to tell direction, or to show where something is. Examples are: over, on, before, and within. The fifth graders then made a "Preposition Circus." Small circus groups wrote their own script, including ten or more prepositional phrases. Fun was had by all on performance day as we watched "The clown ride 
on the unicycle", and "The clown dance with the lion."

Kindergarten Outdoor Classroom
OA and BCIG kindergarten students went to Moorehead Park for outdoor classroom on September 23.  They went canoeing, fishing, hiking, learned about nature, and did other various crafts and activities. 

Third Grade Visits Pioneer Seed Facility
Third Graders from BCIG Elementary School visited the Riessen Pioneer Seed Farm. The students learned about plant genetics and the many products that come from corn. They also enjoyed a farm related scavenger​​ hunt, sitting in the driver's seat of the combine, and a hay ride around the farm.

Fourth Grade Visits Country School
A return to the days of old for BCIG’s 4th graders was sponsored by the Ida County Historical Society during the month of September. Each of the BCIG’s three sections were treated to a day of school at Moorehead Park. Activities included:  flag respect, writing on slates, using pens dipped in ink, playing country school games, and pumping water by hand. Students received lessons in singing, reading, ciphering, orthography, penmanship, geography, and art. The highlight of the day was a history hike to the old pioneer homestead at Moorehead Park. Students were given the chance to view many items that the pioneers used along with learning lots of interesting pieces of information. We would like to thank all the country school teachers and the Historical Society for making this day very meaningful and worthwhile to all of us.

4th Grade Experiences Farm Safety Day
The ag safety day was part of the Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom Program and was held on Friday, September 9 at the Ida County Fairgrounds. This event lasted from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The 4th graders from BCIG and Ridge View attended this program. This safety program involved farm machinery, ATV safety, electricity, grain bins, gravity wagons,  safety around animals, and 911 calls.  Students were treated to lunch that day and also received a free t-shirt.  BCIG 4th grade would like to thank Farm Bureau and all the volunteers that helped to teach us many valuable lessons about being on the farm.

Art Project

All BCIG Elementary art students in K-5th did self portraits using analogous colors chosen according to grade level and arranged as a spectrum of color. They are all displayed in the new addition on the bulletin board.


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


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