O. Henry E-News: Week of Oct. 5


Check out this very complimentary article about O. Henry’s fabulous Social and Emotional Learning program: https://aisdsel.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/campus-highlight-o-henry-middle-school/

Kudos to our entire staff for always focusing on the whole child!

Trip to Italy
For any parents interested in the art trip to Italy this coming June, please come to a mandatory meeting on Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. in room 605. Email Ms. Steele if you are coming so she knows who to expect. Her email is kathryn.steele@austinisd.org

For more information about the trip, check out the itinerary we will be following and watch the video of the tour we will take using the following link: http://www.eftours.com/educational-tour/italy This trip is for both parents and students.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 28


Last week I commended our students for displaying outstanding sportsmanship at our recent athletic contests. Win or lose, we always represent our school in a positive way. Thank you to the parents who have attended these events for demonstrating excellent sportsmanship, as well. We must remember that our student-athletes, cheerleaders, coaches, and referees are all doing the best that they can.

Revolution Foods
I have attached the breakfast and lunch menus for the month of October.

End of 1st Six Weeks
Please remind your students to complete and submit all outstanding assignments to their teachers.

Art Club
This fall counselor Wanda Montemayor will be leading Art Club each Monday, 3:45-4:45 p.m., in room 607.…

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O.Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 21


Social and Emotional Learning
O. Henry has been recognized as being the national middle school leader when it comes to offering a Social and Emotional Learning curriculum to students. This week’s lesson is about being courageous and standing up for what’s right (see attachment). I also talked to the students last week about being courageous and intervening when you see classmates who might not be getting along. They can also be courageous when somebody is being bullied and to tell the bully to stop picking on the person. We know from past experience that bullying usually occurs within a group of friends and starts off as teasing.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 14


Thanks to the hundreds of parents who attended Back to School Night and Mustang Round Up this past week! Your presence demonstrates your deep commitment to your children’s education. Huge kudos to our Mustang Round Up planning committee who organized another amazing carnival!

Back to School Night
As I mentioned that evening, please take good care of our teachers. They are extremely dedicated to ensuring that your children are challenged and well cared for. If you have any concerns, please email them directly. They will respond to your within 48 hours.

Round Up
What a pleasure to observe our families coming together for the evening in support of our school!…

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