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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 Oct. 27


Library News​
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!

Book Fair Highlights Video:
ONLINE shopping begins Wednesday, October 22:​

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.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Oct. 20


Honor Roll
Over 500 of our students earned either First (all A’s) or Second (all A’s and B’s) Honor Roll for the first six weeks. This is highly commendable! It’s a thrill for me to watch the students race down the hallway to see if their names are posted on the bulletin board. Their focus on their academics is a direct reflection of the value that our families place on education. Most of our students clearly understand that learning is a priority and that their education opens up all kinds of doors in the future. Kudos to them and you!

With all that said, please remind your children that the level of rigor will increase in the following five marking periods.…

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


No School
School will not be in session on Monday, Oct. 13. Teachers will be on campus participating in staff development.

Spirit Week Info
This week is Spirit Week. The students can dress up on the following days to show their school spirit:

  • Tuesday: Snapbacks and Tattoos Tuesday–wear your favorite hat and buy a Mustang Tattoo from a cheerleader
  • Wednesday: On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink–wear your favorite pink clothing and/or accessories.
  • Thursday: Mid-Week Blackout–wear all black to show your school spirit
  • Friday: Pajama-Rama–wear your favorite pajama pants. Please don’t wear or bring pajama tops, blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, slippers, etc.

Parent Learning Walk
All present and prospective parents are invited to participate in a Learning Walk on Thursday …

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


Our first six weeks grading period has come and gone! Hopefully, your children are happy and doing well in their courses. A lot of the first six weeks is review of previously-learned material and assessing what knowledge and skills the students need to learn the rest of the year. Typically, the level of rigor increases the second six weeks.

If your child is struggling in any class, please encourage him/her to attend tutorials. Our teachers offer these help sessions at various times of the day: before school, during lunch, and after school. The tutorials can really help students master the material!…

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