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 2016-17 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 4. 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.
O'Connor 9th, 10th, and 11th graders just received course cards and attended presentations by counselors about course selection for next school year. Current 8th graders slated to attend O'Connor next year will complete course cards at their middle school in late February and March. 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. 16-18, 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. 10th Graders will do the same on Feb. 23-25. You can review all of the Endorsement Strands offered for O'Connor students who entered high school in Fall, 2013 and after below. Students who entered high school before August of 2013 (most current 11th graders) will graduate under the Recommended Graduation Plan and a copy of that plan can be found below as well. To access the O'Connor High School Course Catalog click here. 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 9 to make any changes.
Foundation Graduation Plan Endorsement Strands (Class of 2018, 2019, 2020)
Before you select your courses for next school year, come and find out all about your options at the O'Connor High School Elective Fair to be held Thurs., Feb. 11 beginning at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity for current 9th, 10th and 11th graders along with 8th graders from our feeder middle schools and parents to learn more about the courses outside the English, math, science and social studies core that are available next school year. Teachers from classes within each Graduation Endorsement Strand will be available to share information and answer questions. Athletic coaches and fine arts directors will provide information about their programs, tryouts, and summer camps. OHS Counselors will be on hand to answer general questions as well. The Fair will begin at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, library and gym. Those wanting information about graduation plans, Endorsements, and the course registration process can start with a brief presentation, also beginning at 7 p.m. in the auditorium before moving to the other locations. We hope to see you Thursday night! Elective Fair Flyer
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.
The O'Connor PTSA will hold a workshop for teens and parents entitled Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating on Wednesday, Feb. 3 as part of their regularly scheduled general meeting. Click HERE for a flyer. The meeting and workshop will take place in the OHS Library beginning at 7 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. Helotes 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.