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Marlo Malott, OHMS Principal

Principal Malott

Marlo Malott, O. Henry Principal, sends out a weekly email entitled Pony Express 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 Malott in her bio. Also, be sure to check out Tips for Raising Early Adolescents and Checklist for Success.

Pony Express – Week of May 29


End of the Year Message
Dear Parents and Friends of O. Henry Middle School,

Any given day, one may walk on this campus and feel the energy and passion of what it means to be an O. Henry student. It is sweat. It is tears. It is laughter and celebration—all necessary for growth in middle school. We come to the end of another incredible, and incredibly busy school year here at O. Henry. And what a year it has been!…

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Pony Express – Week of May 22


Dear Mustang Families,

We have many ways we are celebrating our students this week. Show your #MustangPride this week supporting our theatre program, spring band concert, spring art show, spring orchestra concert, 7th grade mock trial, and 8th grade Graduation Dance. Be sure to check out our calendar on the school web page. Our students love to see you at their event supporting their passions.

Many of you will see the upcoming long weekend as a chance to re-charge before the last two weeks of school.…

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Pony Express – Week of May 15



Our students did a wonderful job this past week with STAAR testing! At the very least, every student took at least two tests and we are proud of them for giving us all of their best. As an SEL Model Campus, our students also showed character through their support of classmates, as everyone stayed focused for four hours each test day.

Now that testing is over, we are back to business as usual.…

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Pony Express – Week of May 8


Greetings Mustangs,
It is my honor to officially begin as the Principal of O. Henry Middle School on May 1st. I have been able to spend the last few weeks benefiting from the transition period and becoming aware of the countless amazing things happening on and off campus. Last week playing the 18th Annual Pete Price Golf tournament sponsored by our PTA, our Jazz Band playing at Joe’s Crab Shack, our Athletic Department welcoming our 2017-18 athletes during a parent meeting, track season breakfast celebration, Celebration of Reading 6th grade World Cultures Project, and Spring Honor Roll Assembly.…

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