O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 15

Back to School Night
Thank you to all the parents/guardians who were able to attend last week’s Back to School Night. The turnout was exceptional! We appreciate your commitment to your students’ middle school education!

Because of time constraints, I wasn’t able to share a recommendation that I usually share at Back to School Night. Here it is:

With high school just around the corner, we recommend that you consider middle school practice. Students will make poor choices. Mistakes will happen. When this occurs, we want you to help your students become more responsible by not bailing them out.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 8

We hope to see all of you at Back to School Night on Tuesday!

Back to School Night

Please mark your calendars for our annual Back to School Night on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Your student will bring home a copy of his/her schedule tomorrow or Tuesday. Please bring it with you! If you forget, our counselors will be available to print out one for you.

  • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.: information about PTA volunteering, Mustang Round Up, clubs, activities, Yearbook, etc., in the Cafe O. Henry.
  • 6:10 – 6:50 p.m.: PTA meeting and Principal’s Address in the gym.
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.: visit all of your student’s classrooms and teachers.

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6th Grade Tennis Program Begins

Coach McNally is excited to announce the 6th grade-only tennis program that starts TODAY. The program is based on USTA/CATA programs, and tailored to 6th graders’ age, size and ability level; modified as needed to ensure an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all participants, with the goal of preparing them for future participation on our 7th/8th grade UIL tennis team. Sessions include a wide variety of fun, interactive movement, drills, games, match play and take-home activities.

The program is held at the OHMS tennis courts from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm on Thursdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, 20.…

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O. Henry E-News: Week of Sept. 1

We have had a wonderful first week of school! The students have been terrific. We have spent a lot of time in ACES building relationships and ensuring that all students feel comfortable and valued. The new students are still learning the layout of the school and where each of their classes are. The teachers have focused their instruction on classroom expectations and procedures. Next week: the academic rigor ramps up!

O. Henry is now on Twitter. Follow us at @ohenryms.​ We are novices at Twitter, but we’ll learn as we go along. I understand that Twitter is one of the best communication tools during potential school closings (for bad weather).…

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