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Karen Aidman, OHMS Interim Principal

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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. Learn more about Principal Aidman in her bio. Also, be sure to check out Tips for Raising Early Adolescents and Checklist for Success.
 

Pony Express – Week of Apr. 24

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From the faculty and staff
Thank you to our wonderful PTA for the delicious lunch on Friday!

AVID Update
The 7th and 8th grade AVID elective class is touring Baylor University April 25th. Students had to work hard and keep their grades up to attend this trip. We are on the road to creating future Baylor Alumni!

8th Grade Class Trip to Schlitterbahn
There are only 30 spots left for our end of the year class trip to Schlitterbahn.…

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Pony Express – Week of Apr. 17

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Jazz Band
Congratulations to Tyler Hazen, trombone for being selected to represent O. Henry in the AISD All-City Jazz band. The band will perform at the Austin High School PAC on Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 PM.

Join us at Joe’s Crab Shack (on E. Riverside) on Saturday April 29 at 4:00 PM for an afternoon of jazz fun. The Austin Jazz alliance will begin performances and a silent auction at 2 pm and musical performances will include groups from Anderson, LBJ, Lamar and the O.…

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Pony Express – Week of Apr 10

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SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will learn and discuss topics relating to bullying, high school, and reflecting on what they’ve learned so far this year. Below are the lesson topics that the students will be learning about and some questions that you can use to start a discussion with your student.

6th grade: “Bullying”
-What’s your definition of bullying?
-What makes bullying different from other conflicts?

7th grade: “Using What You’ve Learned”
-What are some things you learned this year during SEL?…

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Pony Express – Week of Apr. 3

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8th Grade Class Trip to Schlitterbahn
This is the last week to sign up for the 8th Grade Class Trip on May 31! Bring your $75 and your permission form to lunch, this week, in order to sign up. You can also sign up online at austinisd.schoolcashonline.com. Please email Mr. Shack (michael.shackelford@austinisd.org) if you have any questions.

SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes the Student Council will put together an anti-bias lesson that aligns with our No Place for Hate campus vision.…

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