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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 2


Happy Teachers, Substitute Teachers, and Nurses Appreciation Week! We are grateful for their many, many contributions to our students and parents. If you get a chance, please send a note to these wonderful individuals, thanking them for all that they do.

6th Grade Basketball
All 6th graders are invited to play basketball Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:15 – 8:00 a.m., in the gym.

Incoming 7th and 8th Grade Athletes
If you have a son or daughter who will be playing sports at O. Henry for the first time next year, please come to our Athletics Meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m., in the Café O.…

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


Happy Administrative Professionals Appreciation Week to our wonderful front office staff: Jen Dias, Lucy Herrera, Emily Heckroth, and Andrea Serra. We appreciate their exemplary customer service, hard work, and professionalism!

Spirit Week
In honor of last Friday’s Earth Day, the Student Council and NJHS have organized a Spirit Week for this week:

  • Monday– Water Conservancy Awareness- Wear Blue
  • Tuesday– Anti-Littering Awareness- “Don’t Litter on the Ground, Wear Brown”
  • Wednesday– “Wild about Wildlife Wednesday”- Wear animal print or animal picture clothing
  • Thursday– “Earth Day Recognition”- Wear Green
  • Friday– Floral Friday – Wear Floral Prints/Hawaiian Print

On Tuesday, April 26, NJHS and Student Council will clean up around the school…

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


7th Grade NJHS Applications Due
Completed applications and Service Logs are due to Ms. Turner’s office no later than Monday, April 18, 3:30 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. Any questions, have your child come see Ms. Turner or email her at:

7th Grade Vision/Hearing Screening
All 7th graders will have their vision and hearing tested on Tuesday, April 19.

PTA Meeting
Please join us on Friday, April 22, 12:00 noon, in the library for our final PTA meeting of the year. We will be voting on the proposed officer slate and budget. Sara Stone will be our guest speaker on Cyber-Bullying.…

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


Friday, April 15 marks the end of the 5th six weeks grading period. Please remind your students to submit all missing work.

Librarians Appreciation Week
Thanks to Sara Stevenson (our librarian) and Sandra Martin (library assistant) for helping our students fall in love with reading!

Mustang Council
Our final Campus Advisory Council (Mustang Council) meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 3:45 p.m., in the Distance Learning Lab. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Orchestra News
Everyone is invited to the Full Orchestra UIL contest at the AISD New Fine Arts PAC on Thursday, April 14. Performance time is at 11:00 a.m.…

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