OA Community School District : 712-668-2289
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)

Word Warriors
On Tuesday, April 25th OA Elementary’s “Word Warriors” team competed in the Western Valley Conference Battle of the Books competition in Moville, Iowa.  The students qualified by reading 20 Iowa Children’s Choice Award books and taking tests and quizzes over the books.  The 4th and 5th grade members of the Word Warriors were:  Josilynn Pritchard, Karter Hemer, Olivia Schroeder, Marshall Mogensen and Evan Jensen.  Six teams from the Western Valley Conference were present at the competition.  The teams competed in 10 rounds of questioning.  The Word Warriors finished second overall.  Mrs. Missy Jensen was the coordinating teacher for the event. Congratulations on a job well done!

Guidance News
OA Elementary guidance classes are finishing up the Social-Emotional Learning unit of the Second Step: Committee for Children program. In the next couple of weeks, students will begin the Steps to Respect: Bully Prevention unit. Students will be able to distinguish bullying behavior from mean or rude behavior. They will also practice reporting and refusing bullying.

Student Teachers
The Odebolt building welcomes two student teachers from UNI. Ms. Alex Veit will be working with Mrs. Liechti in 3rd grade. Mrs. Alaura Mouw will be working with Mrs. Johnson. We are glad to have them in the building for the next eight weeks.

Veterans Day

On Friday November 11, the Odebolt Arthur Elementary and OA-BCIG Middle School had an assembly in honor of Veteran's Day. During the program a few second graders spoke about why we have Veteran's Day and what we can do to honor our veterans. The speakers were Cooper S., Brynn Lyndskoog, Addisyn Pritchard, and Brady Youngren. The second grade also got to lead everyone in the Star-Spangled Banner.

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)

Fire Station Visit

Mrs. Sporrer's kindergarten class recently visited the Odebolt fire station as part of Fire Prevention Week.

2nd Grade Writers
Mrs. Wittrock's second grade class is learning about organizing ideas for our writing.  The question the students need to answer is, "What is their favorite season?"  We started by brainstorming ideas and filling out a flower organizer.  The students had a main idea, their favorite season, and multiple ideas to construct their writings.  We are enjoying using the writing process to create our writings!


Homecoming Falcon Frenzy
On Friday, September 30, students got to enjoy games in the gym as a conclusion to the homecoming week festivities.

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. 

Fourth Graders Attend Country School
A return to the days of old for OA's 4th graders was sponsored by the Ida County Historical Society during the month of September. Fourth graders 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.

OA First Graders Visit Schulte Show Cattle Farm

The first graders of Mrs. Kraft and Mrs. Schulte in the OABCIG school district recently went on a fieldtrip to the Schulte Cattle Company near Odebolt. The students learned about cattle, sheep, and horses.  Larry and Diane Schulte shared information about the daily chores associated with raising show calves.  Each student was given the opportunity to touch and comb one of the calves.  Dale and Darin Mohr brought 2 sheep and shared interesting facts about them.  Each student was given a small bag of sheep wool to take home.  Stacy Raasch shared information about horses. Stacy pointed out some parts of the horse and their equipment, and shared some safety tips.  Linda Siebrecht was a guest reader for the trip.  She shared snacks, drinks, and a true/false book about animal facts.  The groups rotated throughout the morning from one animal station to the next with the help of Kathi Johnson, Kristin Boyle, Karen Hemer, Tiffany Mohr and our bus driver, Rudy Thies.  It was a wonderful way to learn some interesting facts about animals on the farm!






Mr. Doug Mogensen, Principal
600 South Maple Street
Odebolt, IA  51458
phone 712-668-2767
fax 712-668-2631


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