February 5, 2016 - 3:32pm
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
February 4, 2016 - 8:10pm
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. Coming up Thurs., Feb. 11 is a school-wide Elective Fair and we welcome both our current students and incoming 9th graders. Click here to access handouts, copies of course cards and to read more.
January 29, 2016 - 12:02pm
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.
January 6, 2016 - 11:44am
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.
January 5, 2016 - 8:34pm
Students at OHS will take semester exams Tuesday, Jan. 12 through Friday, Jan. 15. For a detailed schedule with times, click the link "1st Semester Exam Schedule" on the right under Panther Alerts. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will also be early release days for students once they have completed their morning exams. The dismissal bell will ring at noon and a sack lunch will be available from noon to 12:30 p.m. for student purchase. Buses will run at 12:30 p.m. each early release day. Please know that students should be in class for each class period during semester exams as there are no exam exemptions for the first semester. Students may leave campus early during their lunch/exam time with an off campus lunch sticker or with a pass obtained with parent permission. To obtain the pass, students must bring a parent note granting permission to the Attendance Office before school between now and the day the student wants to leave. Passes will be issued before school only. First Semester report cards will be issued to all students on Friday, Jan. 22. Monday, Jan. 18 is a student and staff holiday.
January 5, 2016 - 2:52pm
The O'Connor Counseling Department is hosting a Financial Aid Information Night this Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium. Financial aid officers from UTSA will be here to explain the financial aid process, how to obtain your FSA ID number, and to answer your questions about applying for financial aid. While this information is most applicable to seniors and senior parents, all interested students and parents are invited to attend.
January 1, 2016 - 8:25am
Events for Feb. 15th - 27th are now posted on the events calendar. Check out these events by clicking on the Event Calendar Link: CLICK HERE.
December 19, 2015 - 3:42pm
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 mid-February, but if you plan to take Dual Credit classes, that process has already begun. Interested students must complete the Apply Texas college application by the deadline of Feb. 5. 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.
December 4, 2015 - 9:22pm
The O'Connor Class of 2016 will graduate on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the Alamodome so mark your calendars! A mandatory practice will be held the morning of June 10 at 8 a.m. at the Alamodome. On Dec. 4, students attended the Josten's Cap, Gown and Invitation presentation where they received a packet of information about ordering these things for Graduation. Josten's representatives will be back on campus Wed., Dec. 9 and Thurs., Dec. 10 during lunches to accept orders. While there are many merchandise options, it's imperative that seniors order the cap and gown next week unless they plan to use one purchased in the last two years by a previous O'Connor graduate. The price of a cap and gown is $24.95 but after Dec. 25 the prices go up to $50. More information about graduation will be forthcoming after the Winter Break.
November 23, 2015 - 1:38pm
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. 8 - 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)