South O'Brien School District

Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Coming together as ONE, we are South O'Brien.


Our mission is to
prepare students to be
responsible citizens
and lifelong learners.

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The Community of South
O’Brien will work together
to provide a ‘World Class’
education for all students.


Critical Goal Areas:

Academics, Character Education,
Community Unity, Facilities, and
Fiscal Responsibility

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Science Fair 2017


Family Literacy Night at the Elementary School is almost here!  February 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Come Have A Ball With Reading and join in the fun of games, reading activities, refreshments, and guest speaker Coach Ryan Sloth.  More information will be coming home soon.

2017 Science Fair was Thursday, Feb 9.

Congratulations to Anna Friedrichsen on her Grand Champion Award.
Click on this link to view the results. Science Fair Results 2017

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The South O’Brien Jazz Choir was selected to be one of eight 1A schools from across the state to compete at the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships! They will perform at Valley Southwoods HS in West Des Moines on March 28.  Congratulations!

The South O’Brien Jazz Ensemble placed 2nd at Districts on Feb 20.  That gives them an automatic invitation to the Iowa Jazz Championships, which will be held April 4.  Congratulations!

Late congratulations to Tristan Verdoorn, Dawson Weathers and Zach Riedemann for making it to All-State Group Speech as Performers February 18!
The Reader’s Theater of Tristan Verdoorn, Dawson Weathers, Carmen Stover, Erin Cooper and Erin Lenz also made it to All-State as Nonperformers!

Congratulations to Luke Jenness! The Sheldon/South O’Brien sophomore placed 7th at 182-pounds in the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament.

Congratulations to South O’Brien basketball players named to All-Conference teams: Carson Louscher and Shelby Schueder 2nd Team and Taryn Hintz honorable mention.

Academic achievement is South O’Brien’s top priority, but it is also believed that extracurricular involvement will grow each individual beyond the learning in the classroom. Learn more …

What’s New

Second semester Parent-Teacher Conferences are March 4, from 4 to 7 pm.  Please contact the school if you wish to meet with your child’s teacher(s).

Registration for Little Paws Preschool for 4-year-olds will be Tuesday, March 7 at 5:00 pm at the elementary building in Primghar. Children must turn four by September 15, 2017 in order to attend Little Paws Preschool. Little Paws Preschool uses Creative Curriculum, a research-based early childhood curriculum, which utilizes a hands-on approach.

Check out the Wolverine Gallery for pictures of students in activities and classrooms at South O’Brien.

Learn about the most up-to-date information and happenings within the South O’Brien School community. We are excited to share what we are up to!