Pony Express – Week of Feb. 13

pony-express-2016SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will learn and discuss topics related to making assumptions about others and dealing with conflicts. Below are the lesson topics that the students will be learning about and some questions that you can use to start a discussion with your student.

6th grade: “The Assumption Trap”
-Have you ever assumed you wouldn’t like someone, like a teacher or another student, but ended up actually liking them?
-Has anyone ever made an assumption about you that wasn’t correct? How did that make you feel?

7th grade: “Avoiding Serious Conflicts 1”
-What is a serious conflict?…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 6


O. Henry Middle School Choice Sheet Day | Night
Parents -You are invited to attend one of these sessions on Tuesday, February 7th to learn more about the course selections and programs offered at O. Henry MS!


  • Incoming 6th Grade 8:45-Cafeteria
  • Incoming 7th Grade 8:45-Library
  • Incoming 8th Grade 9:45-Cafeteria


  • Fine Arts Showcase 6-6:25 | Cafeteria
  • Incoming 6th Grade 6:30-7:30 | Cafeteria
  • Incoming 7th Grade 6:30-7:30 | Band Room
  • Incoming 8th Grade 6:30-7:30 | Library

Hope to you see you there. : )

4th Annual Mustang Club Activity Night, February 10
Please mark your calendar — Mustang Club Activity Night is back! …

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 30


Please consider attending the upcoming FABPAC meeting specific to the AHS vertical team, which includes OHMS. The meeting will be next Thursday night (2/2/17) at Gorzycki Middle School, 7412 W. Slaughter Lane) from 6-8pm. The FABPAC, the committee helping make recommendations for what will be in the upcoming bond (as well as future bonds) have some initial findings and recommendations. Our understanding is that having strong turnout at these meetings really matters to our school, as well as the entire AHS vertical team.

OHMS parents Nancy Nesbitt and Don Green are monitoring FABPAC developments for the PTA executive board and all OHMS parents- if you would like to be part of a coordinated effort to represent our parents, please email Nancy at ncnesbitt@yahoo.com.…

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Pony Express – Week of Jan. 23


O. Henry Principal Profile
Thank you to parents and staff who participated in the Principal Profile meetings on January 12, 2017. Per the Austin ISD principal hiring process, the characteristics identified by parents and staff members have been compiled into a profile by the Associate Superintendent’s office. The final Principal Profile can be viewed at the following link: http://ohenrypta.org/o_henry_ms_principal_profile-2017/. Please e-mail Barbara Knaggs at bsknaggs@austin.rr.com or Jennifer Boltz at jennifer.boltz@austinisd.org with any questions regarding the Principal Selection Process.

SEL Corner
This week in our ACES classes students will learn and discuss topics related to staying calm and managing their frustration and anxiety.…

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