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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 Sept. 29

Mustang Round Up
How can the teachers and staff express our deepest gratitude to all of you who participated in Round Up? What an absolute privilege it is for us O. Henry employees to witness the hard work, dedication, and generosity you exhibit during our annual carnival! I don’t know of any middle school PTA in the entire state that pulls off an event like this each year and raises over $100,000. We are truly blessed to work in a school where parents are intimately involved in their children’s education and are willing to collaborate with us to ensure our students grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 22


Only one week until Round Up! Join us for this fun family event. We will have Sports Booths, Carnival Games, Raffles, Middle School Dance, and Tasty Food. All our favorite food vendors are back for this year’s Round Up! P. Terry’s, Craig O’s, Teo, Jim Jim’s, and our new addition, Tiny Pies (OHMS family)! So come hungry and bring cash for all your favorite food and drinks!

Please support O.Henry by donating to Round Up today: We have already raised over $90,000, but our goal is $100,000! Over 110 parents have contributed thus far, but we want everyone to get involved.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 15

Back to School Night
Thank you to all the parents/guardians who were able to attend last week’s Back to School Night. The turnout was exceptional! We appreciate your commitment to your students’ middle school education!

Because of time constraints, I wasn’t able to share a recommendation that I usually share at Back to School Night. Here it is:

With high school just around the corner, we recommend that you consider middle school practice. Students will make poor choices. Mistakes will happen. When this occurs, we want you to help your students become more responsible by not bailing them out.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 8

We hope to see all of you at Back to School Night on Tuesday!

Back to School Night

Please mark your calendars for our annual Back to School Night on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Your student will bring home a copy of his/her schedule tomorrow or Tuesday. Please bring it with you! If you forget, our counselors will be available to print out one for you.

  • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.: information about PTA volunteering, Mustang Round Up, clubs, activities, Yearbook, etc., in the Cafe O. Henry.
  • 6:10 – 6:50 p.m.: PTA meeting and Principal’s Address in the gym.
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: visit all of your student’s classrooms and teachers.

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