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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 Sept. 1

We have had a wonderful first week of school! The students have been terrific. We have spent a lot of time in ACES building relationships and ensuring that all students feel comfortable and valued. The new students are still learning the layout of the school and where each of their classes are. The teachers have focused their instruction on classroom expectations and procedures. Next week: the academic rigor ramps up!

O. Henry is now on Twitter. Follow us at @ohenryms.​ We are novices at Twitter, but we’ll learn as we go along. I understand that Twitter is one of the best communication tools during potential school closings (for bad weather).…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Aug. 25

Welcome back, everyone! We are so excited to see you and your children tomorrow (Aug. 25). Summer is over and the 2014-15 school year has begun!

ACES Rosters and First Day of School
Our ACES (advisory class) rosters are now posted at the front of the school (on the cafeteria windows). The students will start and end their first day of school in ACES. During the day, we will focus on social/emotional activities, to ensure the students feel comfortable and connected. Tour of the school, tug-of-war contests, etc.–it’s a really fun first day! In the first half hour of the day, the students will receive their fall course schedule.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Aug. 18

One week to go! We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, Aug. 25 – first day of school!

First Day Packet Stuffing
You and your middle school students are invited to our First Day Packet Stuffing “party” on Thursday, Aug. 21, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., in the gym. We have 1000 packets to prepare for the first day of school. This is a great way to see old friends and make some new ones. Please email Lacy Apperson (lacyapps@gmail.com) if you’d like to help out.​ High school students are welcome to participate, as well, and they can earn volunteer hours.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Aug. 11

I hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying the summer break! However, it’s almost time to wrap it up and start up another school year. The administrators and office staff are in full gear getting ready!

My apologies for not emailing you sooner. Georgia has just completed the process of transferring 2000 email addresses from Lotus Notes to Outlook, our new email platform. So sorry about the delay!

The big news: our wonderful assistant principal Matt Nelson was hired this summer as the new principal of Pease Elementary School. Although we will miss his energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for our students, we are thrilled he will still be a part of the Austin HS Vertical Team.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Jul 14

I hope everyone is thoroughly enjoying the summer break!

The big news: our wonderful assistant principal Matt Nelson has been hired as the new principal of Pease Elementary School. Although we will miss his energy, enthusiasm, and genuine love for our students, we are thrilled he will still be a part of the Austin HS Vertical Team. We wish him the best as he begins this next exciting chapter in his life.

We interviewed seven candidates for his replacement last week and have chosen our exemplary math teacher and coach, Travis Brunner, as his replacement. Travis has worked at O. Henry for the past six years and has earned the respect of the teachers, staff, parents, and students.…

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