Principal's Notes

Otto Middle School - September 30, 2013

End of the First Six Weeks - Already!

Thank you for an outstanding start to the school year. We are already at the end of the first six weeks! Now that we have the students into established routines, it is time to turn our attention to interventions. I ask that you create interventions that stimulate cognition and create an interest in learning. This will be our focus with interventions for the remainder of the semester.

Staff Member of the Month

Congratulations to Bonny Pan for being selected as our September Staff Member of the Month!

Here are some comments staff members had to say about Bonny:

“She has gone out of her way to ensure I was comfortable with Connected Math and has welcomed me with open arms into the math department. She has already showed me many ways to help my students grow mathematically.”

“Mrs. Pan is very likable and she has been able to build a great teacher/student relationship according to the students. They have high regards for her because she does everything possible to earn the trust from students, especially if they have difficulties of any kind.”

“She is a great teacher and inspiration for all of us.”

Congratulations, Bonny! We appreciate you for outstanding teaching and the positive relationships you have created with your colleagues and students.

Plano ISD Tax Ratification Election (TRE)

View the video below to learn more about the upcoming tax election. Feel free to share!

Plano ISD Tax Ratification Election Informational Video

MyPISD Follow-Up Training

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 8:30am-3:30pm


Technology staff will be on campus all day to help you with MyPISD during your conference period in the E106 lab.

Six Weeks Grades Due

Friday, Oct. 4th, 3:30pm


All grades are due to Sherrie Gardner today.

Fall Social

Friday, Oct. 4th, 6-9pm


Sixth Grade - 6:00 to 7:15

Seventh and Eighth Grade - 7:30 to 8:45

Thanks to all of you who have volunteered to help!

Outlook Calendar

Refer to the Otto Outlook Calendar for more upcoming events.

Dr. Douglas Otto Middle School

Otto Middle School, namesake of Superintendent Dr. Douglas Otto, opened its doors in August 2010. Otto is a Title I Targeted campus that offers a variety of honors level courses in the core subjects, as well as PACE, Math Rocks, Spanish III Honors and Spanish IV AP. Elective courses include band, choir, orchestra, theatre, journalism, art, athletics, Gateway to Technology, AVID, and more.