Archive for April, 2015

O. Henry E-News: Week of April 27


Revolution Foods A La Carte
On Monday, April 27, we will begin selling a la carte items in the cafeteria (see attachment). I do not have the prices at this time. We hope the students like them!

Library News
This Thursday, April 30, critically acclaimed, O. Henry favorite, Neal Shusterman, visits O. Henry at 8:30 am to speak to a large group of students in the O. Henry Café. His latest book, Challenger Deep, is a brilliant, personalized view of mental illness based on his teenage son’s struggles.…

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Transition Camp 2015


Ease into O. Henry by enrolling in the O. Henry Transition Camp, to be held August 12-14, 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

O. Henry teachers will provide helpful hints in the areas of organization, study skills and school expectations. Students will meet new friends through team building activities. A scavenger hunt will be offered to allow the students to learn their way around the campus. Come and learn the Mustang culture!

Location – O. Henry Middle School Cafeteria
Tuition – $40
Participants do not need to bring any supplies or materials

AISD bus transportation will be available at the following locations: Allison, Barton Hills, Govalle, Oak Hill, and Zilker Elementary.

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Save Our Teachers V


Dear O. Henry Families and Friends,

As most of you know, Austin ISD has still not received any significant financial relief from the Texas legislature in recent years. Therefore, we are still operating from a $500/student deficit that we were first forced to contend with four years ago, which totals nearly $2 million.

What I love about this school is how our parents responded to this draconian loss of revenue in 2011. In short, they said, “If the state won’t pay for an exemplary education, we will!” Thus, the first O.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Apr. 20


STAAR testing continues this week:

  • Monday, April 20 – Advanced 7th grade and all 8th grade Math
  • Tuesday, April 21 – 6th/7th Math; 8th Social Studies
  • Wednesday, April 22 – 6th/7th Reading; 8th Science
  • Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24 – Makeups

As a campus, we have always attempted to create a sense of calm and confidence during these state-mandated assessments. Our outstanding teachers have provided the students with all the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the standards of the tests. Our students will do well.

Please remind your children to get a good night’s sleep the night before each test, to eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test, and to bring a good reading book with them to school.

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