School pictures will be taken on Tuesday in the auditorium foyer beginning at 8 a.m. Order online using the code above or download and print the order form found under Panther Alerts on the right.
There are many ways parents, students and the O'Connor community can stay on top of the latest OC news. Come to this webpage often to check for updates, and follow us on Twitter at @NISDOConnorHS. Parents can set up a Remind account to receive text message reminders by signing up at the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/oconnorhs. Parents and students are reminded that all users need to create a new account in Parent Connection and Student Connection for the 2016-2017 school year starting Sept. 1. To do so, click on the Parent Connection or Student Connection link on the bottom right of the webpage. To assist you in creating an account, please click on the Parent Connection Guides in either English or Spanish located on the right side of the screen in the blue column. When in Parent Connection, don’t forget you can update your preferences in the NISD School Messenger System by creating an account under “Contact Manager” in the bottom right-hand corner. Designate your home or cell phone number to get all the campus callouts, and add email and text messaging options to get all the news from OHS! We want you to be a part of everything happening at O'Connor so stay connected!
Ninth grade parents are invited to join us for a evening created especially for you. On Tuesday, Sept. 13 we'll be hosting a Ninth Grade Transition Parent Meeting featuring campus staff sharing information to guide you in helping your ninth grader make a smooth transition into high school and make the most of their four years here. Featuring information about academic planning and success, student involvement, campus support programs, and staff who can help you and your student, those who attend will leave with valuable information. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. We hope to see you there. Click HERE to access a copy of the evening's presentation.
OHS Seniors and their parents are invited to join the counselors for Senior Parent Night on Thursday, September 15th at 6 pm in the auditorium. Valuable information regarding completing the FAFSA, college admissions, financial aid, and college, military and career options after high school will be presented. After the presentation, several college admissions officers will be available to answer questions and provide materials to you and your student. Some of the colleges who will be present include The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M San Antonio, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, Northwest Vista College, Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State, and Texas Tech. Military representatives from each branch will be here as well as the UTSA Army/Air Force ROTC. Whether you are a first time senior parent or have already had students graduate from O’Connor High School, this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the necessary steps for your student to take during their senior year and to hear about the changes to the FAFSA and the new Oct. 1 access date. A copy of the presentation and handouts will be available on the O’Connor Counseling link on Friday, September 16th. Please access the OHS Counseling webpage at http://oconnorcounseling.weebly.com/index.html.
All High Schools in Northside utilize Staff Development Late Start meeting times to allow teachers to meet together and plan for instruction. 12 times during this school year, first period wil 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 this 2016-17 school year: 9/7, 9/28, 10/12, 11/9, 11/30, 1/4, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19 and 5/17. Contact 397-4800 if you have questions.