Pete Price, OHMS Principal
Thanks to parents Susie Cobb and Vanessa Davila, all of our students were treated to some magnificent jazz music and dancing last week. Thanks to our wonderful PTA for supporting this fine arts event.
Congratulations to our O. Henry webmaster Glenn Chase for creating and maintaining our outstanding website. The website earned a Silver award from the Texas PTA last week!
7th Grade Boys Basketball
We will have 7th grade boys basketball tryouts November 17-19 AFTER school. All students trying out must have a current AISD physical packet in hand or on file here at O.Henry.
Our Campus Advisory Committee convenes on Tuesday, Nov.…
I asked the following question to a dozen of our guests at Friday’s College and Career Day: “What are the three most important characteristics you look for when hiring new employees?” Notice that most all of their responses have to do with social and emotional traits:
Communication skills (4x)
Organizational skills (3x)
Customer service (3x)
Good work ethic (2x)
Self starter (2x)
Get along with others (2x)
Problem solving skills
Experience with job
History of success
No doubt, academics are still very important. But it seems that social/emotional skills are just as critical.…Read more →
Many students, teachers, and staff dressed up for Halloween on Friday. Most schools do not allow costumes on Halloween, but we do! We want to teach our students that you can have fun, but still learn at the same time. The kids’ behavior was great!
As you know, our fire drill extended beyond the normal 5-10 minutes on Thursday. For some reason, it malfunctioned. The students were wonderful, though, patiently waiting outside for 40 minutes. Thankfully, it was a beautiful day.
Community voting will be taking place at our campus on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The traffic may be more congested than usual, so be very careful dropping off and picking up your children on that day.…Read more →
Scare Fair, O. Henry’s traditional Halloween-themed book fair, returns October 27- 31 in the O. Henry library. Want to thank a teacher and build up our classroom libraries? Buy a gift certificate for a teacher!
We’re also having an O. Henry Jazz Band concert Thursday night, October 30 at 6 pm with extended shopping hours!
Save the Date — Basketball and Soccer Meeting
If you have a 7th or 8th-grade girl who will be playing basketball, or a 7th or 8th-grade boy who will be playing soccer, please mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 28, at 5:30pm.…