With less than six weeks of school left, attendance and being on time for class is more critical than ever. To avoid losing credit for courses where passing grades are earned, students must have 18 absences or less in full year courses and 9 or less in semester courses. Avoid hitting those marks by being in school every day. For students who have exceed those totals (check HAC for the most up to date information), attendance recovery must be completed to earn credit for classes with passing grades. Attendance Recover is available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after school from 4:15-6:15 p.m. in B102. Students can also complete attendance recovery during every lunch in B102, on Saturday, May 12, or with individual teachers. 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 210-397-4800. Attendance Recovery Flyer
April 7 and May 12 are the last two Super Saturdays, an opportunity for students to earn attendance recovery, work on credit retrieval or acceleration or get academic help. Students are welcomed to attend from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. each day in H213. For more information or to sign up for planning purposes, stop by the Library Tutoring Center, B102. Parents, if you have questions contact Mrs. DeLallo, our Student Success teacher, by calling the school. Super Saturday Flyer
All are invited to the annual OHS Talent Show hosted by OC Theatre this Friday night, Apr. 6 starting at 7 p.m. See some of the most talented students who make up the O'Connor student body compete for scholarship prize money as they sing, dance, and make us laugh! Ticket prices range from $3 to $10 depending on seat locations and can be purchased using the following link: Ticket Sales.
An Open Letter to Northside ISD Staff, Students, and Parents from Superintendent Brian Woods:
Like many of you, I watched with sadness and horror as another school shooting unfolded in our country. For me, I watch these events as both an educator and the parent of a child enrolled in a NISD school. We all grieve for those involved in this tragedy. (Continued)
On Monday, Feb. 12, O'Connor 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will be taking part in our campus course advising day where their current teachers will be providing information and advising regarding course selections for next school year. Current 8th graders slated to attend O'Connor next year will complete course cards at their middle school in the next few weeks as well. To assist in selecting courses, all current O'Connor students, 8th graders slated for O'Connor, and parents are invited to the O'Connor Endorsement & Elective Night Monday, Feb. 12 beginning at 7 p.m. to learn about all of the courses and programs offered at OHS. Teachers, coaches, and directors from every subject area and department along with counselors and administrators will be available to answer questions. 8th Graders and their parents should plan to start in the auditorium at 7 p.m. for a brief presentation about Graduation requirements and Endorsements before moving to the Elective Fair. Current O'Connor students and parents can proceed directly to the Elective Fair in the Cafeteria and Gym unless they want to hear more about Endorsements.
On Feb. 14-16, 9th graders will meet with counselors in small groups for additional advising about creating their individual graduation plan and registering for courses. 10th Graders will do the same on Feb. 21-23. 11th Graders will meet with their counselors and register for courses Feb. 28-Mar. 2. You can view a copy of the O'Connor Course Planning Guide and Endorsement Strands below. To access the O'Connor High School Course Catalog click here. After Spring Break, students will be mailed a copy of the courses they select during online registration and they will have until April 13 to make any changes.