The O'Connor High School Class of 2019 will graduate at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 at the Alamodome, and we're excited to celebrate this important milestone in our students' lives! Here you will find all of the pertinent information about everything that needs to be done prior to graduation day and information that will assist both graduates and families the day of the ceremony.
As seniors prepare for graduation, here's a list of important things to remember including dates and deadlines: Graduation Check List. For the ceremony, the District produces a listing of all scholarships that have been awarded to O'Connor seniors. While the deadline to be included in this publication has passed, it's not too late to have the number of scholarships received and one scholarship announced at Graduation. To do this seniors must complete the senior scholarship form and turn it in at the Counselors' office as soon as possible. Seniors should include all scholarships they have been awarded, no matter if they will use them or not. Find the form here: Senior Scholarship Form. Additionally any student enlisting in the military upon graduation can have that announced by bringing a copy of their enlistment papers to the principal's secretary.
A mandatory practice will take place at 10:30 a.m. that morning, also at the Alamodome, and students should be in the area of the Alamodome A Parking Lot guard station by 10:15 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided from O'Connor TO PRACTICE ONLY, and buses will leave campus at 9:30 a.m. Students riding a bus to practice must be in the O'Connor Bus Loop and checked in at 9:15 a.m. Graduates must return to the Alamodome by 5:30 p.m. for line-up in their caps and gowns and they will enter through the loading docks as they did for practice.. At the end of the ceremony graduates will exit the Alamodome through the NE and NW metal door exits closest to Sunset Station and be able to meet their families there.
For those families and friends attending the ceremony, tickets are not required. Parking is $20 cash only in Lot C while Lot A is reserved for handicap and permit parking only. See a parking map here: Alamodome Parking. For the 6:30 p.m. ceremony, doors will be open one hour before. Please remember that all in attendance will go through a security check with wands, and only clear bags are allowed as indicated here: Clear Bag Flyer. Additionally the Alamodome prohibits the following: helium balloons, selfie sticks & tripods, wrapped gifts, signs, noise makers and weapons. On the night of June 11th, the ceremony will be live-streamed on the NISD website for those unable to attend. The link will be posted on the NISD website the day of the ceremony. Families and friends can also purchase a ceremony DVD using this form: Graduation DVD.
Congratulations O'Connor High School Class of 2019!
Students at O'Connor High School will take semester exams in all their courses Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6. A complete schedule with times can be found here: Spring Exam Schedule. Students will be released at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, June 5 and 6. The cafeteria will serve lunch to those interested at that time, and buses will run at 1:15 p.m. Students must make sure to clear all fines, fees, and obligations, and turn in all textbooks to teachers by dismissal on Thursday, June 6. Failure to do so can impede participation in the graduation ceremony for seniors and course scheduling for next year for underclassmen. Final report cards will be mailed approximately a week after school ends.
April 30, 2019
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, the starting times at all middle and high schools will change by 10 minutes. O'Connor students will start classes at 9 a.m. and be dismissed at 4:15 p.m. To read a letter from Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods explaining the changes click here.
On Tuesday, Apr. 23, O'Connor High School juniors will take the SAT college entrance exam at no charge during the school day thanks to money allotted by the NISD Board of Trustees. The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges. Students will take the SAT reading and language test and math test. The test will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at approximately 1:30 p.m. It's critical that students arrive on time as we are unable to start students once testing has begun. This is a timed test and will include mandatory breaks, but students will not be released for lunch until testing is completed. Students should eat a big breakfast and can bring a snack if they'd like. Students should also bring several number 2 pencils for the test. In preparation for the SAT, each O'Connor student who took the PSAT last year received an individual login to free, personalized SAT practice at Kahn Academy. We encourage our students to use this tool prior to Tuesday's test and any future tests they take.
Tickets for O'Connor High School's Senior Prom, Under the Stars, are on sale. The Class of 2019 will celebrate Prom on Saturday, May 11 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Alzafar Shrine Auditorium. Currently enrolled Seniors may purchase a ticket for themselves plus one for a guest who is required to arrive and depart with them. Guests who are not enrolled at O'Connor currently must complete a guest pass that will be reviewed and approved by the Vice Principal. All guest passes must be submitted by Friday, May 3 to be reviewed for approval. Tickets will be sold according to the following schedule during lunches in the courtyard:
Wed. & Thurs., Apr. 10th & 11th - $35 each
Tues. & Wed., Apr. 16th & 17th - $40 each
Tues. & Wed., Apr. 23rd & 24th - $45 each
Tues. & Wed., Apr. 30th & May 1st - $50 each
Mon.-Fri., May 6th-10th - $60 each