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


5th Annual Spelling Bee

The winner {Alma Rodriguez} moves on to the Regional Spelling Bee in the Conference Center at South Central College, North Mankato, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 5:30 P.M.

Butterfield-Odin’s Fifth Annual Scripps National          
Spelling Bee  
When:  Thursday January 12, 2017 during English 7/8 time 10:35 –11:34 (lunch time) (Snow Date, Friday, January 13, 2016), Where:  Mrs. Johnson’s Room, For:  Grades 7 and 8
A winner and two alternates will be chosen.
The winner {Alma Rodriguez} moves on to the Regional Spelling Bee in the Conference Center at South Central College, North Mankato, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at 5:30 P.M.  The winner of the Regional Spelling Bee goes on to the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. to be held May 28 – June 2, 2017.
Spelling Bee Pronouncer:  Mrs. Dawn Johnson, English/Language Arts teacher
Judge:  Ms. Lauren Collier, social studies teacher
Junior Helpers:   Julie Saunders, Evan Hanson
7th Grade Participants:  Dylan Keldenich, Victoria Navarrete, Marvin Sengsouvanh, Dustin Wagner, Justin Xaysongkham, Mackenzie Christensen,  Maritza Rodriguez, Mahryn Dougherty, Jaelyn Haler, McKenna Steinbrink, Raesha Fast, Fabiola Garcia Ambrocio, Christian Phengduangdeth
8th Grade Participants: Sabrina Hanson, Emily Hernandez, Macyn Hirschman, Mason Lenning, Alma Rodriguez,  Alan Villanueva
Places for Each Student
  1. Alma Rodriguez, 2. Christian Phengduangdeth, 3. Jaelyn Haler, 4. Marvin Sengsouvanh, 5. Sabrina Hanson, 6. Mahryn Dougherty, 7. Victoria Navarrete. 8. Maritza Rodriguez, 9. Raesha Fast, 10. McKenna Steinbrink, 11. Mackenzie Christensen, 12. Dustin Wagner, 13. Alan Villanueva, 14. Justin Xaysongkham, 15. Macyn Hirschman, 16. Dylan Keldenich, 17. Mason Lenning, 18. Emily Hernandez, 19. Fabiola Garcia Ambrocio
Other Awards
* Sportsmanship Award: Mahryn Dougherty
* Most Improved Award: Maritza Rodriguez
* Confidence and Poise Award: Sabrina Hanson, Marvin Sengsouvanh, Victoria Navarrete
* Best Enunciation of Letters Award:  Raesha Fast
2016 Classroom winners for grades 3 -6 are:
Third Grade {Mrs. Harris}: Jasmine Gordon
Fourth Grade {Mrs. Schmiesing}:  Jocelyn Ambrocia Benavente
Fifth Grade {Mrs. Ammann}:  Kainyana Xayaphonesongkham
 Sixth Grade {Mr. Beckendorf}: Luis Morales
Past 7th and 8th Grade Champions
2013 Champions:  1st Julie Saunders, 2nd Lukas Pierson, 3rd Jorge Herrera
2014 Champions:  1stKaliana Xayaphonesongkham, 2nd Jorge Herrera, 3rd Charlotte Fast
2015 Champions: 1st Benjamin Rodriguez, 2nd Laura Rodriguez, 3rd Jennifer Perez
2016 Champions:  1st  Vanessa Rodriguez, 2nd Jennifer Perez, 3rd Susan Fast.
2017 Champions: 1st Alma Rodriguez, 2nd Christian Phengduangdeth, 3rd Jaelyn Haler
Alma won in the 14th round on the word “dandruff.”  Each 7th and 8th grade winner receives his/her choice of a new Scholastic book and a certificate.
 Thank you to Ms.Collier, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Schmiesing, Mrs. Ammann and Mr. Beckendorf, teachers, staff members, family members, and others who helped in any way!  It is greatly appreciated!  Thank you to Julie Saunders and Evan Hanson for all their extra help and support.
Good luck to all today’s participants!
We politely ask that spectators remain quiet and respectful during the bee, so the participants may concentrate.  Thank You!

November Students of the Month, Tyler Nash and Rigoberto Perez.
November Students of the Month
Butterfield-Odin Public School November Student of the month in Elementary School is Tyler Nash. Tyler is in 2ndgrade. His mother is Jessica Manzanilla. This year at Butterfield Odin Public School, one of the things we are focusing on is Respect, Responsibility and Pride.  Tyler has really stepped up and showing responsibility. He works hard in class and works hard to be a good role model for other students in meeting their AR goal. Tyler’s favorite class at school is keyboarding.

Butterfield-Odin Public School November Student of the Month in High School is Rigoberto Perez. Rigoberto is in 11
thgrade.  Rigoberto works hard in class and works hard to understand the material. He never makes excuses and is always willing to help other students. Rigoberto is very responsible and respectful.  Rigoberto’s favorite subjects are math and geography.

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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