Butterfield-Odin Public School - Dist. #836


Butterfield-Odin Public School 2016-2017 School Year Calendar is online, please click on the Academic Calendar Tab.           
Our school is located in Southern Minnesota with a school population of 216 K-12 students.We have the following activities available.  We also have a pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds, Special Education classes for all Education related disabilities, a School Counselor, Social Worker, Family Facilitator, Nurse, Psychologist and Staff highly qualified and appropriately licensed in each teaching area.  We encourage you to check out our school.  We offer the following sports.  We are combined with St. James to form the St. James Area Saints!  Go SAINTS!
Fall:  Girls Tennis,  Girls/Boys Cross Country, Football, Volleyball. Winter: G/B Basketball, Gymnastics, Wrestling
Spring: Boys Tennis, G/B Track, Baseball, Softball. There is a reduced sports fee thanks to a grant from the MSHSL for any student on free/Reduced lunch.  Inquire at 507-956-2771 for details..    



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 5th
1st Trimester Honor Roll Published
(See list above)

Monday, December 19th

School Board Meets
5pm - Media Center

Truth & Taxation
6pm - Media Center

Holiday Concert 7-12
Vocal - 5-12
Band Concert 7pm
Large Gymnasium


Pennies for Peace Campaign
Returns to Butterfield Elementary

4th Grade Teacher Kayla Schmiesing (left) and paraprofessional Amy Hall (right)

Butterfield-Odin Elementary students recently held their annual "Pennies for Peace" campaign to raise money to promote peace in their school.  This program was formerly organized by the Watonwan County Family Collaborative, and sunsetted last year.  Butterfield-Odin students chose to continue the campaign this year with the goal of raising money to help fund the "Operation Respect Superstore", an incentive-based endeavor where students earn Respect Bucks for respectful behavior and can purchase items from the store.  The fourth grade raised the most money for the 4th year in a row, contributing $93 of the $180 raised.  They are proud of their efforts.  4th grade student, Wyatt Haler, says "We like collecting money for Pennies for Peace."  His classmate Britany Garcia pointed out that "More money means more peace to spread over the world."  Dylan Fuglsang was quick to share, "We help each other out by raising money."  And Ivan Perez Ambrocio summed it up, "We raise money to create peace."

October Students of the Month, Tyler Bolte and Lukas Pierson.
October Students of the Month

Butterfield-Odin Public School October Student of the month in Elementary is Tyler Bolte in 6th grade. His parents are Shaun and Stacey Bolte. Tyler participates in class. He is a hard worker and volunteers help within the classroom. Tyler is interested in science experiments. Tyler enjoys reading. Tyler’s favorite subject in school is Math.
Butterfield-Odin Public School October Student of the month in High School is Lukas Pierson in 11th grade. His parents are Anders and Sheila Pierson. Lukas is an excellent   English student.  He reads avidly and excels in grammar. Lukas’s favorite class is Math.  Lukas is a well rounded student. He is in band and is  a FFA member.  Lukas is in track and cross country and went to state this year for cross country.  Lukas plans to attend college at either U of M or SDSU for Animal Science. 

Sports Calendar 
Click on your child's sport and then it will sign you up for automated reminders/cancelations and rescheduled events to come right to your e-mail, phone or both! A great tool for parents to keep on top of things! If you have any questions, please contact: Sandy Melheim @ 507-956-2771
2016-2017 Sports:All necessary forms and participation fees MUST be brought to the District Office BEFORE a student is eligible to practice. Physicals must be taken every 3 years. A current physical must be on file before participating in practice.  Sports Fees:Grades 9-12 $70.00 @ sport/ Grades 7-8   $45.00 @ sport
Note:A student may qualify for reduced activity fee participation f he/she is on the Educational Benefit Program(i.e.-Free/Reduced Lunch). The current year forms must be on file to take advantage of this opportunity. Fees:Grades 9-12=$25.00 @ sport/ Grades 7-8 = $15.00 @ sport
NOTE:St. James Activities Office phone number (507)-375-5602 regarding any questions for Winter Sports.

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