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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 Mar. 2


Choice Sheets
Incoming 7th and 8th graders: Please submit them ASAP.
Incoming AHS 9th graders: Please submit them by Wednesday, March 4.

For 7th graders and Their Parents – National Junior Honor Society Informational Meeting
There will be another informational meeting for 7th grade students and parents on March 4 at 3:45 in the Cafeteria. (The first one was last Friday.) Students only need to attend one of these meetings and parents are welcome to the March 4th meeting. NJHS is a national organization which recognizes students for their achievements in academic scholarship, leadership, service, and character. At O. Henry, NJHS members participate in many service activities to benefit their campus and community.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Feb. 23



Bad Weather Ahead
The weather looks dicey the next couple of days. If the start of school is delayed, we’ll be using our Late Start Day Bell Schedule (see attachment). Drive carefully!

Choice Sheets:
Incoming 7th graders: 6th grade students worked on their choice sheet with their counselor last week. The choice sheets will be coming home by Monday, Feb. 23 and are due back (signed by parents) to the counseling office by Friday, Feb. 27.

Incoming 8th graders: 7th grade students have already completed their choice sheets with their counselor. Students need to get a parent signature and turn their choice sheets into the counseling office ASAP.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Feb. 16


No School
School will not be in session tomorrow (Monday, Feb. 16) due to campus staff training.

MOY Testing
All students will be taking Middle of the Year Benchmark assessments on Feb. 17-18.

Cafeteria Committee
Our Cafeteria Committee will convene on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2:15 p.m., in the principal’s office. Everyone is invited to attend.

Band News
Everyone is invited to attend the band concert on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 6:00 p.m., at Austin HS.

16th Annual O. Henry Open
If you would like to play in the March 6 golf tournament at Lions Municipal Golf Course or assist with the event, please contact me.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Feb. 9


MOY Testing
The 7th and 8th grade students will be taking Middle of the Year Benchmark assessments this week. We do this to determine what content our students have/have not mastered. Sixth grade will take their tests next week.

Blue Lapis Light
Our PTA Enrichment Committee has scheduled three performances with Austin’s Blue Lapis Light Show aerial dancers for Monday, Feb. 9, in the gym. You are welcome to attend at 11:45, 12:30, or 1:15.

Choice Sheets
Please plan to attend one of the following meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to assist your student in completing his/her course choice sheet for next year:

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.–Incoming 6th grade (Cafe); Incoming 7th grade (Gym–this is a change)
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.–Incoming 8th grade (Cafe)


6:30 – 7:30 p.m.–Incoming 6th grade (Cafe) ; Incoming 7th grade (Band Hall); Incoming 8th grade (Library)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.–Incoming AHS 9th grade (Cafe)

Our new food service provider, Revolution Foods, will be in the cafeteria during all presentations to offer samples of their food.…

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