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.
Two O'Connor seniors have been named Ancira All Stars and are finalists for $3,500 scholarships being awarded for the month of January to local high school students from Ancira and Great Day SA. Senior Victoria Maddock is active in FFA and is a member of the MIss Helotes Court. Senior Cameron Atkison is ranked 5th in his class and is active in NHS and Mu Alpha Theta. Winners will be decided by the number of "likes" their videos get on the Great Day SA Facebook Page. Go to the Great Day SA Facebook page HERE and "like" Victoria's and Cameron's videos to vote for them and help them earn $3,500 scholarships. Thanks to Ancira and KENS 5 Great Day SA for recognizing outstanding students from throughout San Antonio.
Students interested in taking a Dual Credit course during the 2015-16 school year must complete their on-line application by February 10. Information packets and instructions can be picked up from Ms. Ellis is B102 in the Library or can be downloaded HERE. Included is a list of all the Dual Credit courses being offered to O'Connor students next school year. Once applications are completed, students must take the TSI qualifying test on our campus. The first opportunity to take the TSI is Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in K104. Subsequent test dates are Jan. 31, Mar. 21, and Apr. 11. There is a $13 fee to take the TSI and students should register with our campus bookkeeper in the front office. Ms. Ellis is available to answer questions and assist with completing the application as well. Don't miss this opportunity to earn free college credit during high school!
Students at O'Connor High School will take semester exams in all their courses Tuesday, Jan. 13 through Friday, Jan. 16. A complete schedule with times can be found HERE. Students will be released at noon on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The cafeteria will serve lunch to those interested at that time, and buses will run at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan.
There are still seats available to OHS students for an SAT Prep Course being offered on our campus on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Students will take a practice test, learn valuable test taking strategies, and receive feedback on their exam results. The $10 fee includes a light breakfast and a Chick Fil A lunch. To sign up, students should see Mrs. Ellis in B102.