Archive for March, 2016

O.Henry E-News: Week of Mar. 28


STAAR Testing
STAAR testing begins this week:

  • Tuesday, March 29 — 7th grade Writing; 8th grade Math
  • Wednesday, March 30 — 7th grade Advanced Math; 8th grade Reading
  • Thursday, March 31 — Make-ups

As in prior years, our campus goal during STAAR testing is to create a sense of calm and confidence. Our teachers have taught all the necessary content for the students to be successful on the exams. Our students know the material. The biggest difference between their typical exams and STAAR is that STAAR is more formal and much longer (students have four hours to complete each test).

Please remind your child to get to bed at a decent hour the night before each exam and to eat a healthy breakfast on the day of the exam …

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Mar. 21


We hope you all thoroughly enjoyed your Spring Break!

Sad News
Current Austin High and former O. Henry student, Kyle Malachowski, was killed in a tragic car accident this week. Our deepest condolences go out to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Learning Walk
All current and prospective parents are invited to a Learning Walk on Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 a.m. We’ll convene in the office and then head to the classrooms to see our awesome teachers and students in action!…

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OHMS Girls Soccer team places 2nd in district


The O. Henry Girls Soccer A team, coached by Crystal Gaffney, completed their regular season with a perfect 6-0 record and advanced to the Championship game after playoff wins over Bedichek and Murchison.

The Championship game on March 3 at Burger Stadium vs Gorzycki ended in a 1-1 tie and went to overtime where the Mustangs lost on penalty kicks, 4-3. Despite the difficult loss, Coach Gaffney and the entire A team deserve hearty congratulations on a stellar season. Thanks to all the great athletes, coaches, and supporters of the O. Henry Girls Soccer teams!

Photos by Kristin Tucker. Click to enlarge.

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OHMS Early Release announced for Friday, March 11

Running Mustangs

UPDATE-March 10: View Early Release Bell Schedule for Friday, Mar. 11

[From Austin ISD, March 9, 2016]

The safety of all our students is our top priority. With that in mind, we want to let you know that we will release all O. Henry students at 12:30 p.m. this Friday, March 11.

Portions of the annual SXSW festival are already underway. In addition to the traffic generated by attendees, President Obama will also deliver the keynote address to wrap up SXSW Interactive.…

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