South O'Brien School District

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

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News from the South O’Brien Elementary Office


The South O’Brien Elementary Principal’s Office has moved to the new addition on the North side of the building!

You are invited to tour the Primghar Building Addition & Renovation at a public Open House on Thursday, August 25, 7-9 PM

Once school begins, we will be using our new security system.  Visitors will need to “buzz in” at the new entrance.  After the receptionist identifies the visitor(s), they will be allowed to enter.  We appreciate your cooperation as we all learn to use the new system.

TK through Grade 12 is Wednesday, August 23.
ECSE is Thursday, August 24.
Preschool:  Tuesday/Friday class starts Tuesday, September 5
Preschool: Monday/Thursday class starts Thursday, September 7


Tuesday, August 22

  • Elementary Open House, 4-6 PM for parents & students
  • JH/HS Open House, 6-8 PM for parents & students

Thursday, August 24
The public is invited to tour the Primghar Building Addition & Renovation: Open House, 7-9 PM

The South O’Brien Elementary has been recognized as a Banner School for the second year in a row. The award recognizes their work in PBIS during the 2015-16 school year.  The banner they received will be placed on display in the Elementary Gym. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

Several Elementary teachers now have their own web pages.  They will have information or their newsletters available for viewing from their web page.  To view their webpages, select Staff Directory and click on the teacher’s name.



South O’Brien Elementary, Junior High, and High School run on a 6-day schedule.  The calendar below displays the day number and other activities that affect the normal school-day schedule.
Please contact if you are not able to view the calendar and include details if you get an error message.  Thanks!