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

Last week of school! On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, I want to thank each and every one of you for sending us such wonderful students. It has been our utmost pleasure teaching, coaching, guiding, and, hopefully, inspiring them this year. Thank you also for donating your time, talents, and treasures to make our middle school one of the best in the nation.

To the 8th grade parents, best wishes as you move to the high school; your children are well-prepared academically, socially, and emotionally for the rigors of their next level of education. To the 6th and 7th grade parents, we look forward to seeing you next year!…

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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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