Archive for October, 2012

O. Henry E-News: Week of Oct. 29

Honor Roll
Congratulations to the 200 students who earned A Honor Roll and nearly 400 students who earned B Honor Roll for the 1st Six Weeks marking period. We appreciate these students’ hard work and commitment to academic excellence!

Not So Honorable
I mentioned to the student body last week that one student made an extremely poor choice last week. This student brought marijuana to school. I reminded students that bringing drugs like marijuana or alcohol to school is highly inappropriate and illegal.…

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Austin Toros PTA Appreciation Night

The Austin Toros invite you to enjoy an evening at the Cedar Park Center as they celebrate Austin area teachers and PTA members with special pricing for their game against the Idaho Stampede.

Tickets for the Friday, January 25th Teacher-PTA Appreciation Night start as low as $8 and they are expecting a full house, so reserve your seats today!

View Toros PTA-Teacher Appreciation Night Flyer

AUSTIN TEACHER-PTA APPRECIATION NIGHT ORDER LINK:
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O. Henry E-News: Week of Oct. 22

Last week was awesome:

  • For Spirit Week, the kids, teachers, and staff dressed up each day. Over 800 students rocked the house at Tuesday’s Pep Rally. (Only students who had passed all their 1st six weeks classes and received zero discipline referrals were eligible to participate. Rationale: we want to reward–as often as possible–the overwhelming majority of students who make good choices each and every day. On the other hand, if you don’t make good choices at school, you don’t get invited to the celebrations. Tough, but real world.) Thanks to Cheer coaches Ashley Malone and Michael Shackelford for organizing these events.
  • On Thursday, our very generous PTA sponsored an appreciation luncheon for our outstanding faculty/staff. We always love these meals! Thanks to PTA volunteer Donna Campbell was organizing the luncheon.
  • On Friday, our 6th and 8th graders had a chance to question dozens of parents/community members about their careers. We also had representatives from various public/private high schools and higher education institutions. Although this may be our students’ first experience exploring future occupations, it is an important one. One of our 6th graders was overheard saying to a friend, “I’m going to be a veterinarian when I grow up.” (Interestingly, our guest vet told us that she first wanted to be a vet when she attended her first career fair.) In middle school, we want our students to start thinking about life after high school/college.

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Honor Roll

honor-roll-banner2A and A/B Honor Roll lists are posted after each 6 week term in the hallway outside Café O. Henry. Due to privacy concerns we are unable to include them on this web site.

Honor Roll Assemblies are held in the fall and spring to recognize students who have earned A Honor Roll status. Parents/Guardians, grandparents, and other relatives are welcome to attend. Dates are announced in the weekly Pony Express newsletter posted to this web site and also included on the O.

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