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

home of the falcons

Service Delivery Plan for Special Education:  Public input and comments can be sent to Doug Mogensen, OA Elem./OA-BCIG Middle School Principal @ dmogensen@oabcig.org by October 11.


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. 

Senior Class Announcements

Class Dues: Due to graduation expenses and low senior account balance, class dues will be $10 per senior this year. In addition to the monetary class dues, each senior will need to volunteer for some service opportunities. Those opportunities include signing up for one of the following: clean up after the football game on October 9, clean up after the football game on October 23, or clean up after one of three basketball games that will be arranged at a later date. In order to keep the class dues at the reasonable rate of $10, all seniors need to make this donation of their time and service to the class. Dues may be brought to Mrs. Sadler. Dues must be paid in order to be measured for cap and gown for graduation.
Senior Class Picture: The senior class picture for this year will take place in the fall. We are planning on October 1, school picture re-take day, as the day for this picture. Stevenson Studios will be taking this picture, and ordering for the picture will be done through them. All seniors are to be present on October 1, if they wish to be included in the class picture.
Cap and Gown Measurement: The cap and gown measurement for seniors will take place in the high school cafeteria on October 16 during the lunch period (11:30-12:40). In order to be included in the order for a cap and gown for commencement, seniors need to be measured for a cap and gown that day. If a student needs to be absent, arrangements need to be made with Mrs. Spetman in advance for this measurement. Additionally, students will have the OPTION to purchase an ADDITIONAL, decorative tassel at that time ONLY. The cost of cap and gown measurement is included in the senior class dues. However, the cost of the DECORATIVE tassel will be an additional $10. That can be paid for IN CASH ONLY on October 16 ONLY. The decorative tassel is not required, all students will get a tassel to keep with their cap for graduation, however, that tassel will not be decorative, it will be a standard tassel.

From the Office:  The senior students will be receiving a letter concerning their high school diploma. Please have your student print their name as they want it to appear on their diploma. Both the parent/guardian and the student will need to sign this form and return it to the high school office by Friday, October 16.

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.

Student insurance

Please see attached letter for further information. Enrollment forms will go home with students next week. If you don't receive a form, please contact the building of attendance.

meet our new staff 

Row 1:  Carrie Gorden (OA Preschool), Emily Moore (OA Elem/OA-BCIG MS Art), Jami Boege (BCIG Elem. Physical Education), Lisa Henderson (BCIG KEY), Kristina Andrews (BCIG 5th Grade)
Row 2:  Holly Nuetzman (BCIG Elem. Special Ed), Jacob Pedersen (High School Choir), Benjamin Mauritz (High School Band), Charles Hugo (OA Elem/OA-BCIG MS Physical Education), Ashley Wittrock (OA 4th Grade), Taylor Clark (High School Agriculture/FFA)

Iowa School guide 2014-2015

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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.



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school song  

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)

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)






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


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



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



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



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



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