About Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary

The elementary school is home to students in Preschool thru 4th grade. The Early Childhood Program has the Statewide Voluntary Preschool, Early Childhood Special Education, and the Pre-K. The students range from 3-5 years of age. The goal of the Early Childhood Program is to engage students in a positive environment by focusing on their social, emotional, and academic needs. Our Early Childhood Program was validated by the Iowa Dept. of Education in 2014 and received a perfect score by meeting all the program requirements!
The rest of the elementary school houses students in grades K-4. We have three sections of each class level and range between 50-70 students per grade. Our approach to learning at Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary is made up of three parts.
The first and most important piece is the safety of your child. Our school is a safe and secure place where we encourage students to take ownership in their learning. All exterior doors are locked and plans are in place to add security cameras and a buzzer entry system in the near future. Students are taught to follow and model the 6 Pillars of Character (trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, fairness, and citizenship).
Second, we focus on the academic achievement. We try to maintain small class sizes and use multiple strategies/resources to meet the various learning styles of our students. We offer a wide arrange of services to individualize learning. Some of these include Speech, Title Reading, English as a Secondary Language (ESL), Talented and Gifted (TAG), Reading/Math Interventions, and Counseling.
Third, we teach and provide students with many opportunities to become learners of technology in the 21st century. Students will use and be exposed daily to various technologies (computers,interactive whiteboards, iPods, iPads, email, video conferencing, etc.) They will be digital thinkers who can create, communicate, and collaborate.
With our outstanding and caring teachers, your child will definitely love being a student at Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary!

Recent Elementary School Posts

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The 1st grade spent the day at the circus. ... See MoreSee Less

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Come watch the S-O K-1 Vocal concert tonight, 7pm! Can't make it? No worries, we've got you covered: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkHrXzfDso ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are the Principal's Pride winners from April 3-13 in the subject area of Math. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

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Principal's Pride winners from March 20-March 31 in the subject area of reading. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

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Perfect attendance for the 3rd Quarter! ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are the Principal's Pride students from March 6-17 in the subject area of Writing. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

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We submitted 1,695 Pizza Ranch Wheels earlier this week. Anytime someone orders Pizza Ranch pizza, please find the tear-off wagon as seen below. It is worth 25 cents EACH to our elementary school. We are not planning fundraisers, but we are asking people to tear off the wagons from the lids of Pizza Ranch boxes and support Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary. Drop off your wagons at the elementary office or find an elementary student to take them to school. We earned over $400 for the elementary activity fund. Thank you Pizza Ranch! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Iowa Great Lakes Board of Realtors (IGLBOR) received a $5000 grant from the Iowa Association of Realtors. The grant money was distributed between the 5 schools in our IGLBOR area that had backpack programs. We would like to thank the Iowa Great Lakes Board of Realtors for their donation to our backpack program here at S-O. ... See MoreSee Less

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What would you do before the snow melts? Let's make snow tunnels! ... See MoreSee Less

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A little Skittle Math going on in the Pre-School room today. ... See MoreSee Less

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