Pony Express – Week of Feb. 20

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SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will learn and discuss topics related to dealing with conflicts. Below are the lesson topics that the students will be learning about and some questions that you can use to start a discussion with your student.

6th grade: “Serious Conflicts 1”
-What are some reasons students get really mad at each other?
-What is a serious conflict?
-What are some ways to avoid serious conflicts at school?

7th grade: “Avoiding Serious Conflicts 2”
-How can finding similarities in others help avoid having serious conflicts?
-What are some things you can do to help resolve a conflict in a group you’re in?…

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Pony Express – Week of Feb. 13

pony-express-2016SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will learn and discuss topics related to making assumptions about others and dealing with conflicts. Below are the lesson topics that the students will be learning about and some questions that you can use to start a discussion with your student.

6th grade: “The Assumption Trap”
-Have you ever assumed you wouldn’t like someone, like a teacher or another student, but ended up actually liking them?
-Has anyone ever made an assumption about you that wasn’t correct? How did that make you feel?

7th grade: “Avoiding Serious Conflicts 1”
-What is a serious conflict?…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 6

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O. Henry Middle School Choice Sheet Day | Night
Parents -You are invited to attend one of these sessions on Tuesday, February 7th to learn more about the course selections and programs offered at O. Henry MS!

* MORNING SESSIONS:

  • Incoming 6th Grade 8:45-Cafeteria
  • Incoming 7th Grade 8:45-Library
  • Incoming 8th Grade 9:45-Cafeteria

* EVENING SESSIONS:

  • Fine Arts Showcase 6-6:25 | Cafeteria
  • Incoming 6th Grade 6:30-7:30 | Cafeteria
  • Incoming 7th Grade 6:30-7:30 | Band Room
  • Incoming 8th Grade 6:30-7:30 | Library

Hope to you see you there. : )

4th Annual Mustang Club Activity Night, February 10
Please mark your calendar — Mustang Club Activity Night is back! …

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 30

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PTA
Please consider attending the upcoming FABPAC meeting specific to the AHS vertical team, which includes OHMS. The meeting will be next Thursday night (2/2/17) at Gorzycki Middle School, 7412 W. Slaughter Lane) from 6-8pm. The FABPAC, the committee helping make recommendations for what will be in the upcoming bond (as well as future bonds) have some initial findings and recommendations. Our understanding is that having strong turnout at these meetings really matters to our school, as well as the entire AHS vertical team.

OHMS parents Nancy Nesbitt and Don Green are monitoring FABPAC developments for the PTA executive board and all OHMS parents- if you would like to be part of a coordinated effort to represent our parents, please email Nancy at ncnesbitt@yahoo.com.…

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