Principal’s Paddock

Pete Price, OHMS Principal

Pete Price, O. Henry 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. Also, be sure to check out Pete's Tips for Raising Early Adolescents and Checklist for Success.

O. Henry E-News: Week of Aug. 31


What a fabulous first week! The students’ behavior was absolutely exceptional. Thanks for sending us such kind, respectful children. We look forward to taking good care of them this year!

Panoramic Picture
We will take a panoramic picture of the 8th graders on Monday, Aug. 31, during ACES. The students may purchase the picture (no obligation!) on Tuesday, Sept. 1, during lunch.
$25.00 — Large Laminated Panoramic
$30.00 — Large Laminated Panoramic with One Small Panoramic
The company accepts cash or checks made out to Goldbeck Company

Schedule Changes
Schedule change requests can be picked up in the counselor’s office. Counselors will accept and consider requests during the week of Aug.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Aug. 24


You can now view your child’s course schedule in Parent Self Serve, which you can access through the AISD Parent Cloud. (I told you “GradeSpeed” in my last email, which is incorrect. That’s the software we use.) However, be aware that there seems to be a glitch in the system. Some parents have reported that the schedule they see is incomplete (missing core classes, elective classes, etc.) Our counselors have just checked the system and can see complete schedules in the software program that they use. So, no worries! On Monday, the students will receive their fall schedule, which will include ALL of their courses.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Aug. 10


Welcome back, everyone! We hope your summer was restful and rewarding. Now it’s time to send your children back to O. Henry. We look forward to seeing them soon!

Here’s the latest and greatest for the upcoming weeks:

Supply Lists for 6th-8th Grades

Transition Camp
All new students to O. Henry are invited to our annual Transition Camp, Aug, 12-14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. If you haven’t registered yet, drop by the front office on 8/10 or 8/11 and we’ll sign you up.

New Parent Orientation
All parents new to O. Henry are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, Aug. 13, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria. You are welcome to …

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O. Henry E-News: June News


I hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying summer vacation!

Summer Reading
The purpose of the summer reading program is to encourage our students to become lifelong readers and learners. Research shows that students who fail to read during the summer vacation lose up to two months of reading gains each year, and the “summer slide” is cumulative. Rather than recreating our own list, we are referring parents to the Texas Library Association’s annual lists of best books for middle and high school students. We hope to encourage reading for pleasure as well as reading to develop critical thinking skills.

The titles are diverse in content and reading level; they represent a variety of genres and provide a range of books in terms of reading ability.…

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