Prospective Parents Open House Dec. 6


All prospective O. Henry parents are invited to an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the O. Henry gym. Administrators, teachers, parents, and students will share the O. Henry “story”, why the campus became a Texas and national School to Watch in 2012 and 2015, and answer any questions parents have.…

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Pony Express – Week of Dec. 5


Cultural Arts Program
For our first cultural arts program this school year, O. Henry is excited to welcome Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean on Tuesday, 12/6, for a spoken-word performance. As a writer, performer, TEDx speaker, and emerging playwright, Bean has traveled the world performing his original works and inspiring young people to give voice to their own creativity.

Ranked 9th in the 2013 Individual World Poetry Slam, Bean has worked with the Harris County Department of Education, Writers in the Schools, and Houston Grand Opera, among others. We are looking forward to Bean sharing with our students his creative writing and storytelling talents and demonstration of the power of words!…

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Cheerleaders place first at Regional

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The O. Henry Middle School 8th grade cheerleaders took First Place at the Universal Cheerleaders Association Southwest Regional on Saturday, November 19.

The team, led by Captains Kensley Miller and Lauren Santos and coached by Michael Shackelford, beat out middle school teams from across Texas to clinch the victory in the Junior High Game Day division. Because of their outstanding performance at the competition, the team has been invited to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney World in February!

The team is looking forward to perfecting their routines to hopefully bring home a National Championship. If you would like to help support the team as they travel to Nationals, please contact Coach Shack at

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Pony Express – Week of Nov. 28


We hope you had a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving!

Cheerleaders Win First Place!
Congratulations to the 8th Grade Cheerleading Squad who took first place in their division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s Southwest Regional on November 19th.

The team, led by Captains Kensley Miller and Lauren Santos, beat out other middle school squads from around Texas in the Game Day division. Their win earned them an invitation to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney World in February! Congratulations to the team for all their hard work!

Boys Basketball
8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th after school from 3:45 to 4:45.…

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