Archive for January, 2017

Pony Express – Week of Jan. 30


Please consider attending the upcoming FABPAC meeting specific to the AHS vertical team, which includes OHMS. The meeting will be next Thursday night (2/2/17) at Gorzycki Middle School, 7412 W. Slaughter Lane) from 6-8pm. The FABPAC, the committee helping make recommendations for what will be in the upcoming bond (as well as future bonds) have some initial findings and recommendations. Our understanding is that having strong turnout at these meetings really matters to our school, as well as the entire AHS vertical team.…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 23


O. Henry Principal Profile
Thank you to parents and staff who participated in the Principal Profile meetings on January 12, 2017. Per the Austin ISD principal hiring process, the characteristics identified by parents and staff members have been compiled into a profile by the Associate Superintendent’s office. The final Principal Profile can be viewed at the following link: Please e-mail Barbara Knaggs at or Jennifer Boltz at with any questions regarding the Principal Selection Process.…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 16

Campus Advisory Council
The O. Henry Campus Advisory Council (CAC) is pleased to announce the following parents and teachers who will serve on the school’s Principal Interview Committee. The CAC Faculty Co-Chair and the CAC Parent Co-Chair must serve, according to AISD Policy. Additional members below were elected to the committee.

  • CAC Faculty Co-Chair — Jennifer Boltz
  • CAC Parent Co-Chair — Barbara Knaggs
  • One Parent who is not a member of the CAC — Kevin Brackmeyer
  • One Parent who may or may not be a member of the CAC — Dana Kocurek
  • One Teacher or Non-Teaching Staff who is not a member of the CAC—Michael Shackelford
  • One Teacher who may or may not be a member of the CAC—Patricia Mitzel

The six members of the Principal Interview Committee will conduct first-round interviews …

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 9

Principal Profile Meetings
Details: January 12, 2017
Faculty/Staff meeting – 3:45 pm
Parent meeting – 6:00 pm
Location: Library

We would like to invite you to attend our principal profile meeting which will be held in the O. Henry Middle School library on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6pm. We would like to hear from you on the characteristics that you would like to see in your new campus principal. Spanish interpretation services will be available.…

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