Principal’s Paddock

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 Apr. 20

OHMS News

STAAR
STAAR testing continues this week:

  • Monday, April 20 – Advanced 7th grade and all 8th grade Math
  • Tuesday, April 21 – 6th/7th Math; 8th Social Studies
  • Wednesday, April 22 – 6th/7th Reading; 8th Science
  • Thursday and Friday, April 23 & 24 – Makeups

As a campus, we have always attempted to create a sense of calm and confidence during these state-mandated assessments. Our outstanding teachers have provided the students with all the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the standards of the tests. Our students will do well.

Please remind your children to get a good night’s sleep the night before each test, to eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test, and to bring a good reading book with them to school.

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Apr. 13

OHMS News

This week marks the completion of our 5th six weeks marking period. One more to go! Please encourage your children to submit all outstanding assignments by Friday.

Mustang Council
Our Campus Advisory Committee will convene on Tuesday, April 14, 3:45 p.m., in the Distance Learning Lab. Everyone is invited to attend. If you would like to be a part of the Mustang Council next year, please contact me.

Learning Walk
All present and prospective parents are invited to a Learning Walk on Wednesday, April 15, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. We’ll convene in the Cafe O. Henry and then head out to observe our awesome teachers and students in action!…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Apr. 6

OHMS News

I hope you all thoroughly enjoyed the long weekend!

STAAR
Our STAAR testing went very well last week. All the students were working hard! Our next round of assessments will take place the week of April 20. On the testing days, the students eat lunch at a later time. They are welcome to bring healthy snacks to school, which can be eaten sometime in the morning.

Students NOT Returning to OHMS or Vertical High School 2015-16
Please let us know if your child is NOT returning to O. Henry or following their vertical high school for next school year. It is important for us to know if they will not show up the first day of school and where they will be enrolling.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Mar. 30

OHMS News

Sad News
As many of you may have already heard, AHS senior and former O. Henry student, Ezra Polter, died in a tragic car accident Sunday morning. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Ezra. So sad.

STAAR
STAAR testing begins this week:As a campus, we have always attempted to create a sense of calm and confidence during these state-mandated assessments. Our outstanding teachers have provided the students with all the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the standards of the tests. Our students will do well.

Please remind your children to get a good night’s sleep the night before each test, to eat a healthy breakfast the day of the test, and to bring a good reading book with them to school.…

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