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Karen Aidman, OHMS Interim Principal

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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 Nov. 28

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We hope you had a wonderful week and a happy Thanksgiving!

Cheerleaders Win First Place!
Congratulations to the 8th Grade Cheerleading Squad who took first place in their division at the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s Southwest Regional on November 19th.

The team, led by Captains Kensley Miller and Lauren Santos, beat out other middle school squads from around Texas in the Game Day division. Their win earned them an invitation to compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship at Disney World in February! Congratulations to the team for all their hard work!

Boys Basketball
8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th after school from 3:45 to 4:45.…

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Pony Express- Week of Nov. 21

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No School
School will not be in session Monday, November 21st – Friday, November 25th.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Band News
Everyone is invited to attend our Winter Holiday Band Concert at 6 PM on Friday, December 2 in the Freeman Gymnasium. Members of the Beginning Band, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band will present some exciting holiday music. We hope to see you there.

Congratulations to the following students on earning a chair in the 2016-2017 Texas Music Educators Association Region 18 Middle School Band. They will perform at the AISD PAC on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

Miles Carr – Trombone
Ty Hazen – Trombone
Kate Ivie – Flute
Helena Monsivais – French Horn
Marybeth Stripling – Clarinet
Emma Stromberger – Flute

Boys Basketball
8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts will be held on Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th after school from 3:45 to 4:45.…

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Pony Express – Week of Nov. 14

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O. Henry Rocks!
Check out our social media sites to see the great things happening at O. Henry!

Band News
Congratulations to the following 2016 All–District Band members:
Ben Abel
Ryen Becherer *
Ben Campana
Miles Carr *

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Pony Express – Week of Nov. 7

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SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will continue learning and discussing topics related to friendships and relationships. Below are the lesson topics that the students will be learning about and some questions that you can use to start a discussion with your student.

6th grade: “Making Friends”
-What can make it hard to make new friends?
-Is there anything that can make it easier?

7th grade: “Strengthening Friendships”
-What are some strategies you can use to solve problems within a friendship?

8th grade: “Negative Relationships”
-How do you know when a relationship crosses the line and needs to end?…

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