Principal’s Paddock

Karen Aidman, OHMS Interim Principal


Karen Aidman, O. Henry Interim 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 Tips for Raising Early Adolescents and Checklist for Success.

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


Change in bell schedule
This school year, 1st period will begin at 8:25 a. m.

Welcome to Our New Teachers
We are excited to welcome our new teachers and staff to our O. Henry Community!

  • Angelica Murillo – PEIMS clerk
  • John Bryant – 7th grade Science teacher
  • Frank Munoz – Spanish teacher
  • Francesca Simonite – Photojournalism/Yearbook teacher
  • Jessica Dillenberger – Teacher for English Language Learners
  • Jessica Doffing – 6th grade Math teacher
  • Daniel Scott – 7th Social Studies teacher
  • Kristi Mellerski – Special Education Teacher
  • Sandy Rose – Teacher Assistant

Camie Fillpot, who has been our instructional specialist, is our new assistant principal. Karen Ciesla, who has been our Algebra teacher, is now our instructional specialist.

Online Registration
All Parents: Even if your student attended O. Henry …

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


Welcome back everyone as we begin the 2016–2017 school year. I am looking forward to a great year! – Karen Aidman, Principal

Online Registration
All Parents: Even if your student attended O. Henry last year, you must register your child online. If you have not yet completed the online registration for this school year, please go to:

  • Update/verify existing data by completing the online registration.
  • If changes are made, once you click “next” on each screen, the information is automatically saved. The final screen is a signature screen and once you press submit, your data is saved and your student is verified to return for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Need Help? Call AISD Parent Support Line at 512 414-9187. August 21, 2016 deadline.

Friday, August 19 Football Equipment Handout
Equipment will be given to all students who have turned in or will turn in a completed physical. The physical must be dated after April 15, 2016.

  • 8th grade – 8a.m. – 10a.m.
  • 7th grade – 10a.m. – Noon

Practices begin on Tuesday, August 23rd.

Supply lists are posted on the campus website …

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O. Henry Welcomes New Interim Principal

Longtime O. Henry Principal Pete Price accepted a position as the new AISD Director of Social and Emotional Learning and Multi-Tiered System of Support on June 20. Former Assistant Principal Karen Aidman has been appointed as Interim Principal. Please join the PTA at 8:20 in the library on the first day of school for a parent coffee honoring Principal Aidman.


I am excited to have been appointed interim principal at O. Henry Middle School. This fall I will begin my 27th year as an educator. I have taught 5th grade, special education at the middle school and high school level, and for the last 12 years I have been an Assistant Principal at O.…

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O. Henry E-News: June 17


I hope you and your children are thoroughly enjoying the summer vacation!

School Closed for the Summer
The office will re-open on July 25, 8:30 a.m.

If you drive by O. Henry this summer, you may witness construction occurring on our campus. Our gym floor is being replaced, HVAC units installed, and tech classrooms transformed. All needed!

STAAR Update
We have been informed that STAAR scores will be mailed to you after July 5.

Supply Lists
The 2016-17 student supply lists are attached.

Need a Washing Machine and Refrigerator
If any of you have a used washing machine or refrigerator you want to get rid of, please let me know …

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