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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER OF O. HENRY MIDDLE SCHOOL

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NEWSLETTER SECTIONS

  • SAVE THE DATES and What is Happening at OHMS -- ** STAAR testing schedule and end of the year dates
  • 8th Grade-Special Edition Newsletter--https://www.smore.com/xn0tr
  • Art in Action-Literal Pictures
  • Athletics-- Track Pictures, AwardsA
  • AVID News- NASA Field Trip
  • Counseling Corner- Parent Information Session- Planning for High School, National Junior Honor Society
  • Fine Arts-Choir News, Fine Arts Showcase
  • From Austin High Vertical Team: AHS Strength Camp
  • PTA NEWS-THANK YOU PTA
  • UPCOMING- CTE Summer Camp
  • Registration for 22-23 School Year

SAVE THE DATES and WHAT IS HAPPENING AT OHMS

ACES

Week 35: No ACES- students in STAAR testing

Week 36: Letter to My Future Self, Study Hall, Outside Time, Mustang Day Expectations

Week 37: Would you Rather, EOY Field Trips, Mustang Day


Monday, May 9th :

C DAY-- No ACES


Tuesday, May 10th

B Day

7th Math STAAR & Alg I EOC until 12:30

A lunch- 6th grade and non testing 7th grade

B lunch-8th grade

C lunch- EOC and STAAR Testers


Wednesday, May 11th

A Day

6th and 8th GR STAAR Math unitl 12:30

A lunch- non testing 7th and 8th grade

B lunch- testing 8th grade

C lunch-6th grade


Thursday, May 12th

C Day

6th and 7th STAAR Reading until 12:30

A lunch- 8th grade

B lunch-7th grade

C lunch-6th grade


Friday, May 13th

C Day

8th STAAR Reading until 12:30

A lunch- 6th grade

B lunch-7th grade

C lunch-8th grade


Week of May 16-20 Final Exam Week

Thursday, 5/19: Fine Arts Night

Friday, 5/20- 8th grade Dance 6:00-8:00

Tuesday, 5/24 NJHS Induction at 6:00

Wednesday, 5/25 Athletics Awards during 1st period

Thursday, 5/26 End of the Year Grade Level Field Trips

Friday, 5/27 Last Day of Classes - 8th grade Promotion and Mustang Day

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ATHLETICS NEWS

End of the Year Awards

All O. Henry Atheltes will join their coaches on Wednesday, May 25th at 1st period for an End of the Year Athletics Awards. Athletes from Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis Track, and Volleyball should plan on attending.

Track Wraps Up The Season

AVID NEWS

AVID and ESL students got the opportunity to take a trip to the Houston Space Center on April 29th!


Students explored so many career opportunities; astronauts, rocket scientists, communications specialists, graphic designers, biologists, engineers, human resource specialists, writers, historians, chefs…and so much more.


It was an unforgettable and enriching experience!

COUNSELING CORNER

Parent Information Session: Planning for High School

Parent Information Session: Planning for High School


The O. Henry counselors will be hosting an information session about what to expect in high school on Wednesday, May 18th from 5:30pm - 6:30pm on Zoom. Topics include graduation requirements, earning college credit in high school, and making a four-year plan. This is a great session for current 8th grade families, but counselors will also be including things to consider in middle school for our current 6th and 7th grade families. We hope to see you there!

National Juniior Honor Society Information

NEW NJHS Applicants-- Please join me on Monday, May, 2nd in the cafe during ACES (1:45-2:15) for a general information session on how to complete your application and more. Passes will be sendt

  • Information for 21-22 Induction
  • Service Logs to renew your NJHS membership this year
  • Service opportunities for May
  • Leadership Opportunities for 21-22

NEW--- SMORE ABOUT NJHS-- THERE IS A SERVICE OPPORTUNITY THIS COMING Wednesday afterschool from 4-5

https://www.smore.com/nwrg5

8th to 9th Grade Austin High Meeting


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vh5y_RprIQ8l-9D7DlOpqRhivA5qwjLJ/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109915467938181918595&rtpof=true&sd=true



May 2022 General Meeting Flyer for middle schools.docx

The Stephen F. Austin High School PTSA invites you to our GET CONNECTED General Meeting Friday, May 13th 9:30am Austin High Library 2nd floor . We welcome parents of incoming 9th graders and ANY current AHS parents who want to learn more about what to expect and how to get more involved dur...

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Fine Arts News

Spring Fine Arts Showcase

Please join us for our Spring Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday May 19.

Featuring:

Student Artwork

Band: Beginning band, Combined - Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band

Choir: Combined 6-8 Choir

Dance

Guitar: Combined Guitar Ensembles

Orchestra: Beginning Orchestra,

Choir News

Congratulations to these students for representing O.Henry in the AISD MS Honor Choir -

Students rehearsed all day at the AISD Performing Arts Center on Thursday April 21 - concert will be broadcast on AISD TV in the future.


Thanks for supporting these young singers

Robert Bernard

Shaw Dodson

Vanessa Garcia-Gomez

Daniel Herrera

Lucy Holmes

Linda Morelos Robles

Danielle Ramirez

Ella Rhett

Jourdan Stevens


Here is a video of one of their songs (must be viewed with an austinisd.org account)

Thank you PTA for our NEW Guitar Rack

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Thank you

  • Thank you to Christine Napierkowski and Randi Bell for providing our teacher’s and staff with Breakfast Bites.
  • Thank you so Suzanne Perez for organizing and recognizing Teacher and Substitute Appreciation week and National Nurse’s Day.
  • Thank you to Acia Moody, Margaret Rigby, Kristie Buscaglio, Regan Lenehan and Laura Cross for providing our teacher’s and staff with an Appreciation lunch!

Registration Now Open for 22-23

Do I really have to register online? My kid is already enrolled.”

Yes! We need all parents to online register EVERY year, so that we have the most current information on file. This helps ensure we have appropriate staffing too.


Can’t remember what you need to do to register?

Please visit portal.austinisd.org click or search the “AISD Student Registration” Tile.


Not coming back to O. Henry Middle School next year?

No problem, just email amalia.sandel@austinisd.org your student’s full name, and what school they will be attending in the fall. We will update the database, so you come off our list.

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OTHER AISD NEWS-- Austin High Vertical Team

Austin High Summer Strength and Conditioning Camp

Summer Strength & Conditioning Camp

Who: ALL Current & Future Austin High Athletes – Boys & Girls

When: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

7am – 9am (Experienced, HS) & 9am – 11am (New, MS)

Where: Austin High School Athletic Facilities

Cost: $25 per week or $125 for 6 weeks

Session #1 – 4 Weeks

June 6th – June 9th

June 13th – June 16th

June 20th – June 23rd

June 27th – June 30th

Session #2 – 2 Weeks

July 11th – July 14th

July 18th – July 21st

RAVE about an O. Henry Staff Member

Would you like to recognize an O. Henry Staff member? Use the AISD RAVE form to give them a shout out.