The O'Connor Fine Arts Department is made up of talented and award-winning individuals and groups of students who work hard every day to hone their skills. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season by showcasing our band, choir, orchestra, dance and theatre programs. Events are opened to the public and for most, there's no charge.
Choir: Dec. 5 - Yuletide Madrigal Dinner & Show (Tickets $22), 6 p.m.; Dec. 9 - Holiday Concert, 7 p.m.
Band: Dec. 6 - Jazz'n With Santa & Arts & Crafts Show, Noon-5 p.m.; Dec. 17 - Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m.
Orchestra: Dec. 14 - Holiday Concert, 7 p.m.
Dance: Dec. 16 - Winter Dance Spectacular, 7 p.m.(at Brennan H.S.)
Theatre: Dec. 11 - Theatre I Showcase, 7 p.m. ($1 donation accepted); Dec. 16 - Almost, Maine Presented by Intermediate Theatre, 7 p.m. (Tickets $5)
O'Connor students interested in taking Advanced Placement or Dual Credit courses next year should begin planning now. Advanced Placement and Dual Credit classes are valuable ways students can earn college credit while in high school and save hundreds of dollars once they graduate. Legislative updates now mandate that Texas colleges and universities award credit or placement for any AP scores of 3, 4, or 5 and have also removed the cap on the number of Dual Credit courses students can take while in high school. See the Powerpoint under Panther Alerts on the right for more information.
Students will register for next year's courses in February, but if you plan to take Dual Credit classes, that process has already begun. Click on the link labeled Dual Credit Manual & Dates on the right under Panther Alerts for step by step instructions and important Dual Credit dates. Please join us on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in G110 for an Apply Texas Application work session. This event is open to current 8th through 11th graders interested in taking advanced courses next year and their parents.
In addition to the individual tutoring opportunties offered by O'Connor High School teachers before and after school, the Campus Tutoring Center provides additional academic support for all O'Connor students. The Campus Tutoring Center is located in the school library in rooom B-102. Open every day and staffed by OHS teachers and college tutors, tutoring in all subject areas is provided during all three lunches. Students can spend their entire lunch period getting help or just drop in to ask a quick question. Additionally on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:20-5:20 p.m., students can get additional help from OHS teachers in the areas of math and science. Finally, English tutoring and a Writing Lab staffed by an English teacher is open every morning from 8:00-8:40 a.m. in room H-221. OHS students are encouraged to utilize these great resources! CLICK HERE for a tutoring flyer.
OHS will honor veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 11 with a campus ceremony in the auditorium beginning at 8:15 a.m. O'Connor families and our Helotes community are invited to join us in honoring these brave men and women who have served our country in uniform and to help us thank our future veterans who are still serving us today. Veterans and their families are invited to attend a brief reception in the library after the ceremony.
NISD will hold their annual College Night on Monday, Nov. 2 at the UTSA Recreational Center. The event runs from 6-8:30 p.m. but O'Connor students' assigned time is 7:40-8:30 p.m. Students are encouraged to pre-register at gotocollegefairs.com which will allow you access to printing a personal bar code to make check-in with colleges and universities fast and easy. Shuttle buses will run from Farris Stadium to UTSA from 5:45-9 p.m. Click HERE for a flyer with all the information.