O. Henry E-News: Week of May 4



Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week
If you have a couple of minutes, please send an email to our teachers to thank them for their amazing work with our students. These hard-working, dedicated individuals go beyond the call of duty each and every day, to ensure all of our children are challenged and cared for. We are so lucky to have such a bright, enthusiastic group of educators at O. Henry! We also thank our nurse, Mary Hoch, for her dedication to our students.

Algebra EOC
All Algebra students will take the End of Course assessment on Tuesday, May 5.

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Athletes — May 5th
If you have a son or daughter who will be playing sports at O.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of April 27


Revolution Foods A La Carte
On Monday, April 27, we will begin selling a la carte items in the cafeteria (see attachment). I do not have the prices at this time. We hope the students like them!

Library News
This Thursday, April 30, critically acclaimed, O. Henry favorite, Neal Shusterman, visits O. Henry at 8:30 am to speak to a large group of students in the O. Henry Café. His latest book, Challenger Deep, is a brilliant, personalized view of mental illness based on his teenage son’s struggles. Chapters alternate between protagonist Caden’s disintegrating reality and his increasingly paranoid fantasy of a voyage exploring the Marianas Trench.…

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Transition Camp 2015


Ease into O. Henry by enrolling in the O. Henry Transition Camp, to be held August 12-14, 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

O. Henry teachers will provide helpful hints in the areas of organization, study skills and school expectations. Students will meet new friends through team building activities. A scavenger hunt will be offered to allow the students to learn their way around the campus. Come and learn the Mustang culture!

Location – O. Henry Middle School Cafeteria
Tuition – $40

AISD bus transportation will be available at the following locations: Allison, Barton Hills, Govalle, Oak Hill, and Zilker Elementary. Bus transportation leaves at 8:00 am returning around 12:45.

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Save Our Teachers V


Dear O. Henry Families and Friends,

As most of you know, Austin ISD has still not received any significant financial relief from the Texas legislature in recent years. Therefore, we are still operating from a $500/student deficit that we were first forced to contend with four years ago, which totals nearly $2 million.

What I love about this school is how our parents responded to this draconian loss of revenue in 2011. In short, they said, “If the state won’t pay for an exemplary education, we will!” Thus, the first O. Henry Save Our Teachers initiative was launched. The generosity has been overwhelming: four years ago our campus raised $230,000, three years ago $150,000, two years ago $130,000, and last year $110,000, to ensure we wouldn’t lose our fabulous teachers and class sizes would be reasonable.…

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