Archive for July, 2012

Save Our Teachers II Donors


Despite tough economic times, our parents and friends of O. Henry contributed over $155,000 to this spring’s Save Our Teachers II campaign. Because of this incredible commitment to the education of our students, we will be able to retain/hire three additional core teachers, which will lead to smaller class sizes. Our sincere thanks to the 184 donors listed below.…

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Congressman Lamar Smith Congratulates O. Henry for National Honor

From left: Pete Price (O. Henry Principal), Erika Swan, (6th grade English), Congressman Lamar Smith, Dana Phillips (8th grade English/Language Arts), Jennifer Boltz (Band Director). Click to enlarge.

From the Austin ISD web site:
June 28, 2012

Austin, TX—Today, U.S Congressman Lamar Smith congratulated O. Henry Middle school staff members for being named a 2012 School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. The staff members were in Washington, D.C. for the National Forum’s 8th annual Schools to Watch conference.

“The principal and staff members at O. Henry Middle school deserve our appreciation and gratitude for their extraordinary efforts on behalf of our children,” Congressman Smith said. “I hope that O. Henry continues to serve as a shining example of how talented teachers and engaged administrators can shape the minds and futures of America’s children.”

O. Henry earned the recognition for challenging students …

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