O. Henry Middle School

Transition Information for 2022-2023

Dear Current and Future Mustangs,

This is an exciting time of year where we look forward to the year ahead in middle school. It is also a time that requires some very careful planning for your future. Included in this newsletter are scheduled activities and information that will help you get ready for a successful new year at O. Henry Middle School.

O. Henry Middle School Transition Timeline for 2022-2023

January 12, 2022

5:30 - 6:30pm

Virtual Course Fair at O. Henry

Join Zoom to hear about the Choice Sheet, requirements, and how to view elective videos.

Choice Sheet Presentations

Jan 13 - Casis

Jan 14 - Bryker Woods

Jan 18/19 - OHMS current 6th grade (through ELA)

Jan 18 - 21 - OHMS current 7th grade (thought TX History)

Jan 21 - Barton Hills current 5th grade

Jan 24 - Oak Hill

Jan 26 - Zilker

Jan 27 - Barton Hills current 6th grade

Jan 28 - Mathews

Choice Sheet Help Sessions

Jan 19, 2022 5:30 - 6:30pm for Casis, Bryker Woods, and O. Henry

Jan 26, 2022 5:30 - 6:30pm for Barton Hills 5th grade, Oak Hill and O. Henry

Feb 2, 2022 5:30 - 6:30pm for Zilker, Barton Hills 6th grade, Mathews 6th grade, O. Henry

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 831 4552 9459

April/May 2022

Spring Community events

August 2022

Transition Camp and Derby Day

Check back to this page as we will update it with helpful information and videos throughout the Spring of 2022.

Virtual Course Fair and 6th Grade Session

Virtual Course Fair General and 6th Grade Session

7th and 8th Grade Choice Virtual Choice Sheet Presentations

7th and 8th Choice Sheets

Sample Choice Sheets

Check Out Our Amazing Electives!

We offer some great electives at O. Henry and try to offer a little bit of everything for everyone. Learn more about our classes by watching the videos our electives teachers made. There is even a math video to help explain the different options for 6th grade.

To get started....click on the picture below to open the document. Then click on the tile to watch the video. Tiles are color coded so you know which classes are open to each grade.

Program Applications - All Due on Jan. 28th!

Middle School Requirements

All Middle School students take the four core classes every year - English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Math. Families can choose whether they want their child to take the Academic or Advanced level of each class. For Math, families can also choose two accelerated tracks which will lead to high school credit math classes by 7th or 8th grade. The math tracks are shown below.

Middle School students also need to take a year of PE or Dance in 6th grade, at least one semester in 7th grade, and at least one semester in 8th grade for a total of 4 semesters of physical education.

Finally, all students must take one Fine Arts class during their time at middle school. Incoming 6th grader students will be required to take their Fine Arts in 6th grade so that they have the option to continue throughout middle school and experience some of the great advanced level classes, field trips and competitions!

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At O. Henry we Educate the Whole Child

At O. Henry we believe that academic along with Social Emotional Learning is important to help foster every child's unique talents and strengths. Every student is valued at OHMS!

Transfer Information

O. Henry Middle School is open to transfer students. Austin ISD will begin accepting priority transfer requests for in district students for the 2022-2023 school year beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 4th. Non AISD employees and out-of-district transfers may make requests for their student(s) beginning Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Transfer applications and instructions can be found at www.austinisd.org/transfer