Archive for April, 2012

O. Henry E-News: Week of Apr. 30

The teachers, staff, and students did an amazing job with the state assessments last week! Everyone was working very hard. We should get our results in a few weeks. Algebra End of Course Exam is Tuesday, May 15.

Now that most of the STAAR tests are over, some kids think the school year has ended. Obviously, it has not. We have lots of exciting lessons, field trips, assemblies, and activities yet to occur these next five weeks.…

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2012 Save Our Teachers

April 20, 2012

Dear O. Henry Families and Friends,

Although the district did not make any additional teacher cuts for the 2012-13 school year, we still will be four teachers short.  This means that core class size could be 36-38 students!  Therefore, we are obliged to restart our fundraising engines, so we can offer our students the finest middle school education in central Texas.

“But why should I donate my hard-earned dollars to O. Henry?” you might ask. …

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Apr. 23

The state testing schedule for the week of April 23:

All students have been prepared by their teachers to be successful on these state-mandated assessments. We don’t want to them to be nervous or lose sleep over them. Each exam will last four hours. Remind them to get to bed early the night before each exam and to eat a healthy breakfast the day of the exam. The student should bring #2 pencils and a good book to read (for after the exam, if they finish early).…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of April 16

Learning Walk
All present and prospective parents are invited to a Learning Walk on Tuesday, April 17, 8:30 a.m. We’ll convene in the office conference room and then head out to observe our awesome teachers and students in action.

Band and Orchestra Instrument Selection
Band and Orchestra Instrument Selection for incoming sixth graders will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 -18, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Cafe O. Henry.

The state testing schedule for the week of April 23:

NJHS Bake Sale
NJHS is sponsoring a bake sale before and after school on Thursday, 4/19 and Friday, 4/20 in front of the main entrance.…

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