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 2019-20 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, Jan. 11. 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 210-397-4800.
On Wed., Dec. 5, OC seniors and parents will have an opportunity to receive help completing their FAFSA. To reserve a spot between 4:30 and 7 p.m., sign up by calling Ms. Vaughn in the Career Center at 210-397-4842 or sign up on the Career Center Remind. Those attending should bring with them their 2017 taxes, W-2 forms, Social Security/Resident Card, and student and parent FAFSA ID (get it at http://fsaid.ed.gov). We're here to help you so don't miss out on qualifying for college tuition assistance. Contact Ms. Vaughn if you have any questions.
With less than six weeks of the first semester left, attendance and being on time for class is more critical than ever. To avoid losing semester credit for courses where passing grades are earned, students must have 9 absences or less in all courses first semester. Avoid hitting that mark by being in school every day. For students who have exceeded 9 absences (check HAC for the most up to date information), attendance recovery must be completed to earn credit for classes with passing grades. Attendance Recovery is available every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 4:15-6:15 p.m. in B102. Students can also complete attendance recovery during every lunch in B102 if they need tutoring or homework help or in K113 during lunches if you just need a quiet place to read or study. Attendance Recovery can also be done with individual teachers during tutoring times before or after school. Students or parents with questions about this or for help to determine if a student needs attendance recovery, stop by the VPO and see anyone on the attendance team (Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Kilgore, or Mrs. Brown) or call them at 210-397-4819. Attendance Recovery Flyer
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. If an event requires a ticket that's noted below with the link to purchase tickets included.
Choir: Dec. 7 & 9 - Yuletide Dinner & Show (Tickets $25 and available HERE), 6 p.m. The evening includes dinner catered by Rudy's, dessert, holiday wassail, Christmas Music & a comical Medieval Play with a modern twist.
Band: Dec. 11 - Concert Band & Symphonic Band Holiday Concert (Groups 3 & 4), 7 p.m.; Dec. 12 - Jazz & Percussion Holiday Show, 7 p.m.; Dec. 13 - Wnd Symphony & Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert (Groups 1 & 2), 7 p.m.
Dance: Dec. 12 - NISD Winter Dance Spectacular, 7 p.m.(at Brennan H.S.)
Orchestra: Dec. 17 - Holiday Concert, 7 p.m.
We are also pleased to host the following events on our campus: Jefferson Middle School Choir Concert Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. and Health Career High School Holiday Concert Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
All High Schools in Northside utilize Staff Development Late Start meeting times to allow teachers to meet together and plan for instruction. 16 times during this school year, first period will begin at 9:05 a.m. instead of the usual 8:50 a.m. On Late Start Days the first bell will ring at 8:58 a.m. with a warning bell at 9:02. Buses will pick up students at the normal times, and once students arrive on campus, they should remain in the cafeteria, library or courtyard area where they will be supervised. The auditorium will be opened on days with inclement weather. Once students arrive on campus by bus, car, or parent, they should not leave campus again. Since all teachers are in planning meetings or supervising students during Late Starts, no tutoring or parent conferences will be scheduled during that time. Late Start Meetings for Staff Development will take place on the following days the 2018-19 school year: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7, 11/28, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, and 5/15. Contact us at 210-397-4800 if you have questions.