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Karen Aidman, OHMS Interim Principal


Karen Aidman, O. Henry Interim Principal, sends out a weekly email with current news about what's happening on our campus. You will find the latest edition along with prior issues on these pages, and you can subscribe here. Learn more about Principal Aidman in her bio. Also, be sure to check out Tips for Raising Early Adolescents and Checklist for Success.

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. We look forward to hearing from you!

Reuniones acerca del perfil del Director
Detalles: 12 de enero de 2017
Reunión de la Facultad / Personal – 3:45 pm
Reunión de padres – 6:00 pm
Ubicación: Library

Nos gustaría invitarle a asistir a nuestra reunión acerca del perfil del Director que se llevará a cabo en la biblioteca de la Escuela Intermedia O.…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 2


Please make sure to turn in doctor or parent notes immediately within the 3- day range of the illness date. Notes can no longer be entered for excused absences after the 4th day. Doctor notes can no longer be faxed or scanned through email as of January, 2017. They must be hand delivered to Ms. Herrera in the front office.

Save the Date — Boys’ Basketball and Girls’ Soccer Meeting
If you have a 7th or 8th grade boy who will be playing basketball, or a 7th or 8th grade girl who will be playing soccer, please mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 4, at 5:30pm.…

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Pony Express – Week of Dec. 19




Parent Representatives for O. Henry Principal Interview Committee
The O. Henry Campus Advisory Council will be holding elections in January to select two additional parent representatives to serve on the O. Henry Principal Interview Committee. At least one of these parent members may not be a member of the Campus Advisory Council.
Parent representatives on the Principal Interview Committee must meet all of the following:

Parents who meet all of the above requirements and are interested in serving on the Interview Committee should complete the nomination form at the following link: You must complete the nomination form by December 31, 2016 to appear on the ballot.…

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