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Fall Sports Preview: Seniors Leading the Way

By Alex Presthus and Tristan Wilson Football The South O’Brien Football Team came out hot with 2 home wins to start the season over GTRA and Sheldon. After 2 games, they are looking to improve on defensive focus and blocking. Senior quarterback and...


Meet the New Fall Coaching Staff at South O'Brien

By Sydney Struve, Rachel Sohn, and Kenna Bauer Aaron Giese Coach Aaron Giese is one of the new assistant football coaches this year. This is also his first year teaching at South O’Brien as the high school 7-12 business teacher. After finishing...


First Day of School Fun

By Josie Guthridge, Kylie Swanson, and Reagan Lepley South O’Brien High School started off the 2019-2020 school year with some fun. On Friday, August 23, the students kicked off the first day of school with doughnuts, followed by a “Welcome...


South O'Brien's New Staff

By Caden Hale, Abrahm Rohwer, and Jake Anderson South O’Brien High School welcomed three new teachers to the high school this year: Kevin Hanlin, Aaron Giese, and Jared Lancaster.  Kevin Hanlin is serving as the new history teacher, in...

 By Alexus Babb    News    May 16, 2019

Farewell Mr. Cole

Mr. Brian Cole led the South O'Brien band for six years. Students were saddened to hear, the news that he accepted a job offer at Sioux City North High School for the 2019-2020 school year. Cole...


State History Day

A short seven hours after South O'Brien's 2019 Prom concluded, 6 juniors left for Des Moines to compete in State History Day. The contest was held on Monday, April 29, at the Iowa Events Center,...

 By Jackson Louscher    News    May 16, 2019

Wolverine Relays Results

South O'Brien broke in the new track on Thursday, May 2, when they hosted the annual Wolverine Relays. Three other teams participated in the meet: Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, Clay-Central- Everly, and...

 By Alexis Cullison    News    May 16, 2019

Golf and Track All-Conference

The Wolverine girls won seven events and earned 2nd as a team at the 2019 War Eagle Conference meet held in Orange City on Monday, April 29. Individually, Willa Sickelka took first in the 100 meter...

 By Kiersten Kruse    News    April 18, 2019

2019 Academic Letter Winners

The Academic Letter Winners from the sophomore, junior, and senior classes and their families were invited to attend a ceremony on March 13 to honor them for their achievements in academics. This has...

 By Jeremy Struve    News    April 18, 2019

Third Quarter Class Competitions

South O'Brien started the third quarter on January 12, and it ended on March 29. Over the duration of the quarter, all four classes participated in various activities from dressing up for holidays to...


South O'Brien Model United Nations

Six South O'Brien students went to UNI in Cedar Falls to participate in Model United Nations on April 4-5. Students simulate the United Nations by proposing and voting on laws that their assigned...

 By Shelby Enger    News    April 18, 2019

War Eagle Academic Banquet held in Lake Park

The 2019 War Eagle Conference Academic Banquet was held in Lake Park on March 19. Juniors and seniors in the top 5 percent of their class from each school in the War Eagle Conference were invited to...

 By Delanie Coady    News    April 18, 2019

National Honor Society Induction

Ten new members were inducted into the South O'Brien National Honor Society Dolphin Chapter on Tuesday, March 26. The group consisted of 2 juniors and 8 sophomores. They were a welcome addition to...

 By Sydney Struve    News    April 18, 2019

Prom Preview

South O'Brien High School Prom will be held April 27 in the West Gym. Juniors decided on "Big City, Bright Lights" as the theme this year. The doors will open at 7:00 pm for family and friends who...

 By Delanie Coady    News    March 14, 2019

Results of 25th Annual South O'Brien Science Fair

Over thirty students presented their very own project at the South O'Brien Science Fair on Tuesday, February 26. Freshmen are required to work their way through the scientific process to answer a... Full story

 By Shelby Enger    News    March 14, 2019

Spring Sports Gearing Up

Golf and Track make spring one of the busiest times of the school year. With the conclusion of the 2018/2019 basketball seasons, girls track began soon after, on Tuesday, February 26. The girls... Full story


Writing Contest Winners

Each year South O'Brien submits student written poems and short stories to the Northwest Iowa Reading Council. The NWIRC is a council made up of various community members throughout Northwest Iowa....


Pops Concert Recap

The South O'Brien Pops Concert was held on Tuesday, March 5. The performance put a spin on classic pop songs for a grand experience. "Wham," "Pop Culture," and "Blue Tango" were performed by the high...

 By Alexis Cullison    News    March 14, 2019

Girls Basketball Honors

By Alexis Cullison The South O'Brien girls basketball team had a successful season, going 15-7 overall. Hannah Dau earned 2A NW All-District Basketball Team and 1st team All-Conference, Taryn Hintz...

 By Alexis Cullison    News    March 14, 2019

Boys Basketball Honors and Awards

The South O'Brien Boys Basketball team had an extremely successful season this year. They made it to the substate game where they experienced a tough loss of 45-51 in overtime against Remsen St....

 By Kiersten Kruse    News    March 14, 2019

Jazz Band and Choir Headed to State

The South O'Brien Jazz Choir is going to state for the second year in a row, now under the direction of John Krager. Last year, the South O'Brien Jazz Choir earned first place under the direction of...


Snow Days and Make-up Days Explained

Over the last few months, the South O'Brien area and most of the Midwest have battled extreme winter weather. With the extreme conditions comes late starts, early dismissals, and no school days for...

 By Shelby Enger    News    February 14, 2019

Juniors Earn Second Quarter Reward

By Shelby Enger The Junior Class of South O'Brien has earned a reward for winning the class competition for the second quarter. This is the second quarter in a row the juniors have dominated. On... Full story


State Speech Participants

By Abrahm Rohwer Three South O'Brien speech groups participated in State Speech this year in Spencer on February 2. Coached by Becky Wester, there were 4 groups that competed at Districts: Ensemble,...

 By Caden Hale    News    February 14, 2019

Iowa Assessments moving from paper to online

South O'Brien students in grades 7-11 took an online Iowa Statewide Assessment practice test on February 1. It was used as an infrastructure test. South O'Brien's Technology Coordinator Mary Helfter... Full story


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