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

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On Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23 the 6th & 7th graders will take the Math and Reading assessments, and the 8th graders will take Social Studies and Science. Based on our recent results from the April 1 & 2 STAAR 8th grade Reading and Math (which the 8th graders will receive on Thursday, April 24), all of our students have an excellent chance of meeting the standards this week. Please encourage them to get a good night’s sleep the evening before each exam and to eat a good breakfast the days of the exam. Thanks!

2014-15 Student Courses
Students will receive their course verification for the 2014-15 school year in ACES on Monday.…

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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 PTA Executive Board Nominations Committee Report for 2014-15

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After thoughtful consideration, the PTA Executive Board Nominations Committee developed a slate of officers to serve for the school year of 2014-15. The nominees accepted the request to serve. The following slate will be presented for election at the O. Henry General PTA Meeting at noon on April 17, 2014.

O. Henry PTA Executive Board Slate

  • 1st Vice President (President Elect): Ashley Putnam
  • Vice-President of Support: Erika Brown
  • Vice-President of Communications: Mona Taylor
  • Vice-President of Fundraising: Sharon Hornfischer
  • Treasurer: Heather Sendera
  • Treasurer Elect: Tina Straus
  • Secretary: Cherylann Campbell

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Save Our Teachers IV

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Dear O. Henry Families and Friends,

As most of you know, Austin ISD did not receive any significant financial relief from the Texas legislature last year. Therefore, we are still operating from a $500/student deficit that we were first forced to contend with three years ago. With its enrollment of over 1000 students, O. Henry has lost over $1.5 million the past three years.

What I love about this school is how our parents responded to this draconian loss of revenue. In short, they said, “If the state won’t pay for an exemplary education, we will!.” Thus, the O. Henry Save Our Teachers initiative was launched.…

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