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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 May 23


Two more weeks of school left! The teachers have been offering outstanding lessons and the students have been performing at a high level. We are very proud of all of them!

Library News
Peace, love, and books! Welcome to Bookstock, our 60’s book fair from Scholastic, Monday through Thursday this week. Tuesday is Dress Like a Hippie Day. Dress up and enter a raffle to win a free book. Here’s the book fair video:

ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE OVERDUE. Please remind your child to turn in or pay for any library books in order to participate in field trips and end-of-the-year activities.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 16

Cyber Safety Lessons
Our counselors will be visiting all classrooms tomorrow and conducting lessons on cyber safety. We want to reassure all of our students that they are safe on our campus, to stay alert and cautious using social media, and to remind them to contact an adult if they are uncomfortable with any situation.

Athletics Assembly
This year’s Athletics Assembly will be held on Monday, May 16, 1:00pm in the Freeman Gym. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who played on any O. Henry sports team this year are invited to attend, as well as parents. This will be a celebration of the students’ hard work and sports achievements throughout the year.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 9


STAAR/End of Course Assessment Schedule

  • Monday, May 9—6th and 7th grade Math; 8th grade Math re-test
  • Tuesday, May 10—6th and 7th grade Reading; 8th grade Reading re-test
  • Wednesday, May 11—8th grade Science
  • Thursday, May 12—8th grade Social Studies; Make-up exams
  • Friday, May 13—Make-up exams

As we have said in the past, our teachers have taught all the necessary content for the students to succeed on these assessments. Our goal is create a sense of calm and confidence during testing. All of the students do their best on these exams.

Please remind your children to get to bed at a reasonable time the night before each exam, eat a healthy breakfast the day of each exam, and to …

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 2


Happy Teachers, Substitute Teachers, and Nurses Appreciation Week! We are grateful for their many, many contributions to our students and parents. If you get a chance, please send a note to these wonderful individuals, thanking them for all that they do.

6th Grade Basketball
All 6th graders are invited to play basketball Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:00 a.m., in the gym.

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Athletes
If you have a son or daughter who will be playing sports at O. Henry for the first time next year, please come to our Athletics Meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m., in the Café O.…

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