13 OHS seniors were recently recognized in the National Merit Recognition Program for their PSAT/NMSQT scores from 2013. Congratulations to senior Hannah Ahart who has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist. This prestigious recognition is awarded to only 2% of all of the seniors in the United States. Additionally the following seniors have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Program: Keenan Evans, Vanessa Lozano, Logan Robison, Michael Rosas, Taylor Schaufel, Luke Taylor, Colin Throneberry, Oliver Upton, and Andrew Vernon. Four seniors have been recognized in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. They are Sara Bambacigno, Andrew Forey, Vanessa Lozano, and Michael Rosas.
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 lunches. Additionally on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:35-8:35 a.m. and 4:20-5:20 p.m., students can get additional help from OHS teachers in the areas of math and science. Math tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and science on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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.
Parents are invited to join us on Tuesday evening, Sept. 23 to meet their students’ teachers. We will begin with a brief PTSA Meeting in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. After this, parents will move to their student’s first period class and proceed through their daily schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers who will be working with your students, hear about the goals and objectives for their courses, and find out ways to support them in their learning this school year. We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday night.
Prep Day for OHS 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will be held Tuesday, August 12 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. 9th Graders should attend their combined Prep Day/Panther Camp on Wednesday, August 13 from 7:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. CLICK HERE for the complete Prep Day Information Packet including all forms that must be returned.
Students enrolled in Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, or Dual Credit English at O’Connor High School are required to complete the summer reading as specified by the level they will enter in August 2014. The summer requirement offers an opportunity for enrichment in grades 9-12. Click Here to Download the Summer Reading Assignments