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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 Apr. 14


For 8th Grade Parents
We’re almost there! We need to raise $12,000 for the end of year events/class gift, and thus far, we have collected over $8000 in donations. Thank you! No gift is too small and we are striving for 100% participation. The 8th grade donation form is on the OHMS web site and linked to Paypal. Please use this link to pay on line: http://ohenrypta.org/8th-grade-donation/. Thank you in advance for your gifts and participation.

The Yearbook staff is now accepting photos for the End of the Year 8th grade video. We would love to include photos of students that were taken during the past three years.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Apr. 7

For 8th Grade Parents
We need to raise $12,000 for the end of year events and the 8th grade gift to O. Henry. Thus far, we have collected over $8000 in donations. Thank you! No gift is too small and we are striving for 100% participation. Please see attachment to send in your check. The 8th grade donation form is now live on the OHMS web site and linked to paypal. Please use this link to pay on line: http://ohenrypta.org/8th-grade-donation/ Thank you in advance for your gifts and participation. Please contact Lea Holubec with any questions 512-422-7059.

8th Grade Field Trip
Please see attached document for information regarding the end of year field trip opportunity for the 8th graders.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Mar. 31

STAAR
STAAR assessments will begin this week, April 1-3, for 7th and 8th graders:

Tuesday, April 1:
- 7th grade Writing (Day 1); 8th grade Math (Algebra students will have alternative activities during the 8th grade Math exam)
Wednesday, April 2:
- 7th grade Writing (Day 2); 8th grade Reading
Thursday, April 3:
- 7th grade Advanced Math students will take 8th grade Math test

Remind your children to get a good night’s sleep the evenings before the exams, eat a healthy breakfast each day of the exams, bring a book to read if they finish early, and to do their best on the assessments.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Mar. 24

Building Rental
We had a couple of leads on churches that might want to rent our building after Austin Stone departs in mid-April, but they fell through. If you know of a church, civic, or athletic group that might want to rent our building on Sundays, please contact them or let me know. Thanks!

Library News
IMPORTANT for all students who earned a place on the Divergent movie field trip for Monday, March 24: Students MUST have returned signed permission slips with $8 cash or check to O. Henry library in order to go. Scholarships are available. Please contact Ms. Stevenson: 512-414-6998 if needed.…

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