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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 Jul 14

I hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying the summer break!

The big news: our wonderful assistant principal Matt Nelson has been hired as the new principal of Pease Elementary School. Although we will miss his energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for our students, we are thrilled he will still be a part of the Austin HS Vertical Team. We wish him the best as he begins this next exciting chapter in his life.

We interviewed seven candidates for his replacement last week and have chosen our exemplary math teacher and coach, Travis Brunner, as his replacement. Travis has worked at O. Henry for the past six years and has earned the respect of the teachers, staff, parents, and students.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Jun 16

I hope you and your families are enjoying the summer break!

A big thanks to the dozens of parents who volunteered their time to make our last day of school memorable. The 8th grade Recognition Assembly was well attended and well received, and all of our students enjoyed our annual Mustang Day. It was a wonderful way to end another fabulous school year!

8th Grade Recognition Assembly Photos/Video
Please go to this link to order pictures: http://madeleinetilinphoto.smugmug.com/School

The gallery will be live for two weeks.

If you would like to watch the 8th grade video again, it’s on our PTA website (www.ohenrypta.org).…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Jun. 2

The final week of school! Can you believe it? The year always flies by. We are so grateful to all of your support these past nine months. Your kids have grown in so many ways and we are honored to be a part of their educational journey. Our fabulous teachers and staff feel so fortunate to be working with such incredible students and parents!

Unfortunately, we have to say good-bye to a handful of teachers who will be retiring or moving to another location/job. We wish the following outstanding educators our best as they begin a new adventure in their lives:

David McCallum (retiring)
Dana Phillips (new job at central office)
Natalie Johnson (moving to Missouri)
Matt Martinez (moving to Ft.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 26

Yearbooks on Sale
Yearbooks are on sale until June 2 for $40. Students can purchase a yearbook during lunch or drop payment by Room 603 to Mrs. Tucker. Cash or Money Order only please. Don’t wait . . . limited quantities available.

Yearbooks will be distributed to students on Monday, June 2 during ACES class. After June 2, if any yearbooks are left to sell, they will be taxable due to AISD fundraiser policy and will be $44.00.

Not sure if you have already paid for a yearbook? Check the PAID LIST: www.ohenryjournalism.weebly.com or www.ohenrypta.com (under “Student” tab)

We will have a yearbook signing party for all grade levels on Tuesday, June 3.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 19

Library News
May 19-23 Beach Book Fair! Monday, noon – 4:30, Tuesday – Friday, 7:45 am – 4:30 pm, and open late Thursday after band concert: 7 – 8 pm
OR you can shop early online! starting Wednesday, May 14 – June 3. We still need parents to help with the before school shift. If interested and able, please contact: hsendera@austin.rr.com

Summer Reading Never Ends: Stay tuned for exciting news about O. Henry’s new initiative with Overdrive. Our students and their families will be able to check out ebooks and audio books digitally on ANY device all summer long!…

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