Pony Express – Week of Jan. 23

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O. Henry Principal Profile
Thank you to parents and staff who participated in the Principal Profile meetings on January 12, 2017. Per the Austin ISD principal hiring process, the characteristics identified by parents and staff members have been compiled into a profile by the Associate Superintendent’s office. The final Principal Profile can be viewed at the following link: http://ohenrypta.org/o_henry_ms_principal_profile-2017/. Please e-mail Barbara Knaggs at bsknaggs@austin.rr.com or Jennifer Boltz at jennifer.boltz@austinisd.org with any questions regarding the Principal Selection Process.

SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will learn and discuss topics related to staying calm and managing their frustration and anxiety.…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 16

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Campus Advisory Council
The O. Henry Campus Advisory Council (CAC) is pleased to announce the following parents and teachers who will serve on the school’s Principal Interview Committee. The CAC Faculty Co-Chair and the CAC Parent Co-Chair must serve, according to AISD Policy. Additional members below were elected to the committee.

  • CAC Faculty Co-Chair — Jennifer Boltz
  • CAC Parent Co-Chair — Barbara Knaggs
  • One Parent who is not a member of the CAC — Kevin Brackmeyer
  • One Parent who may or may not be a member of the CAC — Dana Kocurek
  • One Teacher or Non-Teaching Staff who is not a member of the CAC—Michael Shackelford
  • One Teacher who may or may not be a member of the CAC—Patricia Mitzel

The six members of the Principal Interview Committee will conduct first-round interviews …

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 9

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Principal Profile Meetings
Details: January 12, 2017
Faculty/Staff meeting – 3:45 pm
Parent meeting – 6:00 pm
Location: Library

We would like to invite you to attend our principal profile meeting which will be held in the O. Henry Middle School library on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6pm. We would like to hear from you on the characteristics that you would like to see in your new campus principal. Spanish interpretation services will be available. We look forward to hearing from you!

Reuniones acerca del perfil del Director
Detalles: 12 de enero de 2017
Reunión de la Facultad / Personal – 3:45 pm
Reunión de padres – 6:00 pm
Ubicación: Library

Nos gustaría invitarle a asistir a nuestra reunión acerca del perfil del Director que se llevará a cabo en la biblioteca de la Escuela Intermedia O.…

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Vote for Parent Representatives for O. Henry Principal Interview Committee


The O. Henry Campus Advisory Council is currently holding elections to select two additional parent representatives to serve on the O. Henry Principal Interview Committee. Voting will be open from Tuesday, January 3 through Monday, January 9.

Please vote for one parent representative from the seven parents listed on the ballot. The two parents receiving the most votes will serve on the committee. Parent representatives will be announced on January 11.

Please click on the following link to access the online parent ballot: https://goo.gl/forms/D182Dr9QVb4bYnL13.

The O. Henry Principal Interview Committee also includes teacher representatives who are being elected by teachers through a separate ballot process. If you have any questions about the selection of the parent representatives for the O. Henry Principal Interview Committee or about the Principal Selection Process in general, please e-mail Barbara Knaggs, Campus Advisory Council Parent Co-chair, at bsknaggs@austin.rr.com.

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