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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 25

It is Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and I am up at school, ensuring everything is dry inside. Although our courtyard north of the library is a mini lake right now, our campus is fine overall. Just a few puddles around the school, which we will take care of. Yes, school is in session tomorrow.

Two weeks to go! Everyone is looking forward to summer vacation!

Library News
ALL library books are overdue. Please help your child to find or pay for any outstanding library books so that s/he can participate end-of-the-year field trips and Mustang Day.
The Summer Reading List will be sent out next week.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 18


Library News
Bongo BOGO book fair this week, Monday – noon Friday, May 18 – 22. EVERY item is buy one, get one!  Stop by the library for great deals on summer reading titles! Or shop online:

All student library books are due Friday, May 22 (district mandate). Please encourage your child to turn in or pay for any long overdue or lost books. Students must have cleared library records in order to participate in end-of-the-year activities and field trips.

Choir News
Congratulations to the choir for their excellent and superior ratings at the UIL competition! Everyone is invited to the choir concert on Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 p.m., in the Café O.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 11


Happy Mother’s Day to all of our O. Henry mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and guardians, who take good care of our children each and every day! We appreciate you!

Four weeks left of school! Although the students have been fairly well-behaved recently, we know that Spring Fever will hit really hard the next few weeks. Please remind your child(ren) to make good choices each day and to finish the year strong! Thanks.

8th Grade Graduation–Only 3 weeks Away!
We are almost there! We need to raise $12,000 for the end of year events/class gift and thus far, we have collected $7000 in donations.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of May 4



Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week
If you have a couple of minutes, please send an email to our teachers to thank them for their amazing work with our students. These hard-working, dedicated individuals go beyond the call of duty each and every day, to ensure all of our children are challenged and cared for. We are so lucky to have such a bright, enthusiastic group of educators at O. Henry! We also thank our nurse, Mary Hoch, for her dedication to our students.

Algebra EOC
All Algebra students will take the End of Course assessment on Tuesday, May 5.

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Athletes — May 5th
If you have a son or daughter who will be playing sports at O.…

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