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

home of the falcons

Parents: Online JMC registration will not open until Monday, July 27.  If you have completed online JMC registration prior to this please log back in and double check your information beginning July 27.  Thank you!


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. 

School Board Nomination Papers

Persons interested in running for open seats on area school boards can begin filing nomination papers Monday, July 6.
Battle Creek-Ida Grove has four board members with expiring terms. They are Brian Riessen, District 1; Stephanie Konradi, District 2; Jill Godbersen, District 3; and Tony Bennett, at-large. (Riessen and Godbersen have stated they are not seeking reelection)  Bennett has filed papers for at-large.  Stephanie Konradi and Laura Stangl have taken out papers for District 2.  Sarah Lundy has filed papers for District 3.  Ryan Goodman has taken out papers for District 3.
Persons interested in running for the school board must reside in the director district they are seeking election, must file an affidavit of candidacy and must complete a nomination petition with at least 29 signatures from eligible voters in the BC-IG School District.
BC-IG nomination papers are available from school board secretary Kathy Leonard, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the central office, 900 John Montgomery Dr., Ida Grove, or by emailing Leonard at kleonard@oabcig.org.
Director district maps are available on the school website at oabcig.org or at the central office or on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website at http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/maps/SchDist.html.
Odebolt-Arthur has three members with expiring terms. They are Traci Bengford, Paul Neumann and Pat Hoefling, all at-large. (Bengford has stated she is not seeking reelection) Pat Hoefling has filed papers for OA.  Brad Lundell has taken out papers for OA.
O-A nomination papers are available at the Odebolt-Arthur building, 600 S. Maple St. in Odebolt, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or at the Central Office in Ida Grove at 900 John Montgomery Drive or by emailing board secretary Kathy Leonard at kleonard@oabcig.org. Fourteen signatures are required from eligible voters in the O-A School District.
Petition papers and affidavits are due to the board secretaries by 5 p.m. July 30. The school board election is Sept. 8.


Monday, August 3 @ OA Elementary Media Center 12:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 5 @ BCIG Elementary Media Center 12:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 13 - ALL school registration forms for 2015-2016 need to be turned in.
If you are not able to attend either registration date, please feel free to stop into the BCIG Central Office on the west side of the OA-BCIG High School building and see Wanda any time after August 1, 2015.
**SEE http://www.oabcig.org/pages/school-registration for more information**

BCIG Elem. supply list
OA Elem. supply list
OABCIG Middle School supply list

High School supply list - High School students do not have a supply list. General supply items you will need are: notebooks, pencils, pens, folders with pockets, and bookcovers. Your instructors will notify you if/when you need additional supplies.


6th Grade Orientation- Wednesday, August 19 5:30-6:30
BCIG Elementary- Thursday, August 20 4:00-6:00
OABCIG High School- Thursday, August 20 4:00-6:00
Freshman Academy- Friday, August 21 9:00-11:45
OA Elementary & OABCIG Middle School- Thursday, August 20 4:30-6:30
First Day of School- Monday, August 24
First Day of Preschool (both BCIG & OA)- Thursday, August 27

Texting & Driving Public service announcements

Created by the Multimedia class




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.

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)


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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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