Archive for May, 2016

O. Henry E-News: Week of May 30

Last week of school! On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, I want to thank each and every one of you for sending us such wonderful students. It has been our utmost pleasure teaching, coaching, guiding, and, hopefully, inspiring them this year. Thank you also for donating your time, talents, and treasures to make our middle school one of the best in the nation.

To the 8th grade parents, best wishes as you move to the high school; your children are well-prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for the rigors of their next level of education.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 23


Two more weeks of school left! The teachers have been offering outstanding lessons and the students have been performing at a high level. We are very proud of all of them!

Library News
Peace, love, and books! Welcome to Bookstock, our 60’s book fair from Scholastic, Monday through Thursday this week. Tuesday is Dress Like a Hippie Day. Dress up and enter a raffle to win a free book. Here’s the book fair video:


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Transition Camp 2016


Ease into O. Henry by enrolling in the O. Henry Transition Camp, to be held August 10-12, 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. Bus transportation leaves at 8:00 am returning around 12:45.

Please register by June 9, 2016 to insure a T-shirt. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for late registrants.

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Save Our Teachers 2016: May 19 Update

Save Our Teachers
We have raised close to $40,000 for our Save Our Teachers 2016 initiative. Outstanding!

Just $10,000 left to go.

If you haven’t done so yet, please consider making a donation prior to June 2, the last day of school. Remember: if we can raise $50,000, two wonderful benefactors will contribute a matching $50,000!

You can donate by going to the Austin Community Foundation (ACF) link:


write a check to “O. Henry Middle School” and indicate that it goes to “Save Our Teachers 2016”.…

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