Pony Express – 2017 Back to School
The O. Henry community educates the whole child: academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and artistically.
Dear O. Henry Parents and Community,
It is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for another great year at O. Henry Middle School. We are getting excited to have students back in classrooms and hallways filled with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to ensure every child feels welcomed, connected, and a part of our O. Henry family. Additionally, in our pursuit of excellence we will challenge each student to grow in academic abilities.
We will be hosting a number of events in the next two weeks to open our doors to our current and incoming students. This week we kick off Transition Camp and Parent Camp 101. This year we will also host Mustang Derby where new students can walk the halls before school starts, purchase O. Henry Swag, and their schedule. Please see our website and information included in this newsletter.
We hope you will find our website helpful and informative. All information we send out via email can also be found on this site. Our weekly newsletters are sent out on Friday afternoon. Additionally we have a Twitter account (@Ohenryms) and a Facebook Page that we will use to send out updates and celebrations throughout the school day.
I am honored to serve as principal and it is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other, build positive relationships, and support academic and social growth. Let’s make it another great year at O. Henry Middle School.
Transition Camp 2017
Ease into O. Henry by enrolling in the O. Henry Transition Camp, to be held August 9-11, 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
O. Henry teachers will provide helpful hints in the areas of organization, study skills and school expectations. Students will meet new friends through team building activities. A scavenger hunt will be offered to allow the students to learn their way around the campus. Come and learn the Mustang culture!
Location – O. Henry Middle School Cafeteria
Tuition – $40 (full/partial scholarships available)
Participants do not need to bring any supplies or materials
AISD bus transportation will be available at the following locations: Allison, Barton Hills, Govalle, Oak Hill, and Zilker Elementary. Bus transportation leaves at 8:00 am returning around 12:45.
Start your school year off at the O. Henry Mustang Derby, on Saturday, August 19 from 9-11 AM. Students can pick up and follow your schedule, visit your ACES classroom, and be ready for the first day of school. The Mustang Mall will also be open to get you ready with O. Henry T-shirts, your agenda, and school supplies.
- Last Name A-L: come between 9-10 AM
- Last Name M-Z: come between 10-11 AM
Middle School 101 Parent Camp
Are you a parent new to Middle School? If you are the parent of an incoming 6th grader, or new 7th or 8th grade parent be sure to attend our Middle School 101 Parent Camp scheduled for Thursday, August 10 from 6:30-8:00 PM.
Topics covered include:
- How does Middle School work?
- Support staff and student services
- School management and communication
- How your student can be involved
- How you can support your child and school
Grade Level News
Here are the lists of supplies for each grade level. These are the basics. Students will find out the first week of school if additional supplies are needed.
O. Henry Round Up Carnival 2017
Friday, September 29th, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Round up your friends and family for a fun evening of booths, games, tasty food & middle school dance!
More information coming soon …
Mustang Mall Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers for Mustang Mall!
Mustang Mall is a kiosk in the lunchroom where we sell school supplies and other novelties. This is an easy, low stress, once-a-month commitment of an hour and a half during the school’s lunch periods, 11:40 AM to 1:10 PM. Volunteering at the mall is a fun opportunity to see your child and his or her friends at lunch. (Incoming sixth grade parents, this can be a great way to see how your child is doing.)
We have a limited number of openings for lunch shifts so we will fill the lunch shifts on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please submit your information as soon as possible if you would like to volunteer. To volunteer, complete the information at this link, Mustang Mall Volunteer Form. We will contact volunteers by email after we finalize a schedule and will have training once school starts for those new to the mall.