February 16, 2015 - 8:25am
Events for Feb. 16-28 are now posted on the events calendar. Check out these events by clicking on the Event Calendar Link: CLICK HERE.
February 12, 2015 - 8:10pm
Current O'Connor 9th, 10th, and 11th graders have received course cards and have attended presentations by counselors about course selection for next school year. 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. 17th, 18th, and 19th, 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. See all of the Endorsement Strands offered for O'Connor students who entered high school this year and the courses required for those Endorsements below. Students who entered high school before this school year (most current 10th and 11th graders) will graduate under the Recommended Graduation Plan and a copy of that plan can be found below as well. 10th graders will complete their online course selection Feb. 20 while 11th graders will complete online registration Feb. 24. 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 15 to make any changes.
February 11, 2015 - 1:38pm
O'Connor students who are licensed drivers or who already have a driver's permit can participate in the Ford Driving Skills for Life Program, a free hands-on driving skills program for teens and parents. The event will take place on Mar. 21 and 22 at Manheim Auto Auction located at 2042 Ackerman Rd. Space is limited and students should register at www.drivingskills for life. com. To help improve teenage driver safety, Ford is bringing top drivers from all across the world to teach teens about distracted driving, hazard recognition, impaired driving, and vehicle handling, and teens will be able to practice with professional drivers. This event is offered to O'Connor students with help from our OHS PTSA whose educational programs focus on keeping our students safe on the roads.
February 3, 2015 - 11:27am
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 2015-16 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 6. 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.
February 2, 2015 - 2:57pm
Come one, come all to the Sandra Day O'Connor Talent Show this Friday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Hosted by students Jimmy Segura, Jillian Hagerman, Carl Kimbrough, and Clay Roberts, the show will feature individual and group student acts. There will also be a special performance by the O'Connor Baseball Team. The acts will be competing for a $500 scholarship chosen by special guest judges and you! Tickets are being sold online at www.seatyourself.biz/oconnorhs and are $10. Tickets will also be sold at the door as long as they are available.
January 23, 2015 - 12:02pm
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.
January 22, 2015 - 12:35pm
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!
January 21, 2015 - 9:03am
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.
January 8, 2015 - 10:15am
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.
November 16, 2014 - 8:28pm
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.