Current O'Connor 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have received course cards and have attended presentations by counselors about course selection for next school year. You can view a copy of your student's course registration card below based on the grade they will be in next year. At this time, students should be speaking with their current teachers about course recommendations for next year. On Feb. 17th, 18th, and 19th, 9th graders will meet with counselors in small groups for additional advising about creating their four year plan and selecting courses on their Foundation Graduation Plan with an Endorsement. See all of the Endorsement Strands offered for O'Connor students who entered high school this year and the courses required for those Endorsements below. Students who entered high school before this school year (most current 10th and 11th graders) will graduate under the Recommended Graduation Plan and a copy of that plan can be found below as well. 10th graders will complete their online course selection Feb. 20 while 11th graders will complete online registration Feb. 24. At the end of April, students will be mailed a copy of the courses they select during online registration and they will have until May 15 to make any changes.
O'Connor students who are licensed drivers or who already have a driver's permit can participate in the Ford Driving Skills for Life Program, a free hands-on driving skills program for teens and parents. The event will take place on Mar. 21 and 22 at Manheim Auto Auction located at 2042 Ackerman Rd. Space is limited and students should register at www.drivingskills for life. com. To help improve teenage driver safety, Ford is bringing top drivers from all across the world to teach teens about distracted driving, hazard recognition, impaired driving, and vehicle handling, and teens will be able to practice with professional drivers. This event is offered to O'Connor students with help from our OHS PTSA whose educational programs focus on keeping our students safe on the roads.
Eighth Graders who are interested in studying and training for diverse careers in the agriculture field can apply to be a part of the Agriculture Science Program at O'Connor High School for the 2015-16 school year. Each year a limited number of spots are made available for students interested in transfering to OHS as part of this program. Applications are currently being accepted and must be submitted to the O'Connor Vice Principal's office by Friday, March 6. Once applications are received, applicants' grades, test scores, and discipline reports will be reviewed as part of the application process. Click HERE for an Ag Program Transfer Application. For more information about the Agriculture Science program view the program brochure HERE. Additional information about Agriculture Projects, FFA membership and extra-curricular participation by students enrolled in the program can be accessed HERE. If you have questions, call 397-4800.
Come one, come all to the Sandra Day O'Connor Talent Show this Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Hosted by students Jimmy Segura, Jillian Hagerman, Carl Kimbrough, and Clay Roberts, the show will feature individual and group student acts. There will also be a special performance by the O'Connor Baseball Team. The acts will be competing for a $500 scholarship chosen by special guest judges and you! Tickets are being sold online at www.seatyourself.biz/oconnorhs and are $10. Tickets will also be sold at the door as long as they are available.
The O'Connor PTSA will hold a workshop for teens and parents entitled Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating on Wednesday, Feb. 4 as part of their regularly scheduled general meeting. The meeting and workshop will take place in the OHS Library beginning at 6:30 p.m. After a brief PTSA meeting, counselors from the Northside Guidance and Counseling Department will teach participants how to recognize the signs of an unhealthy relationship and how to prevent or break the cycle of emotional and physical violence. San Antonio police officers will round out the workshop with a presentation on dating violence laws and policies. The workshop will end with a free self-defense lesson from Victory Martial Arts. Teens and adults are invited to join us for this free workshop hosted by the O'Connor PTSA. You don't need to be a PTSA member to attend.