Parents are invited to join us on Wednesday, Aug. 24 to meet their students’ teachers. We will begin with a brief PTSA Meeting in the Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. After this, parents will move to their student’s first period class and proceed through their daily schedule. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers who will be working with your students, hear about the goals and objectives for their courses, and find out ways to support them in their learning this school year. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday night.
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!
Reserved tickets for the 2016 O'Connor football season will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 1. Tickets will be sold on the OHS campus on Aug. 1 only at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria. After Aug. 1, tickets will be available from Aug. 2 to Aug. 19 at the NISD Athletic Office in Paul Taylor Field House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days only. Click HERE for more information regarding ticket sales and prices.
O'Connor students who need to retake one or more STAAR EOC Tests can do so July 11-15 on our campus according to the schedule below: Monday, July 11 - English 1; Tuesday, July 12 - Algebra 1; Wednesday, July 13 - English 2; Thursday, July 14 - Biology; Friday, July 15 - US History. Students who need to complete one or more of the tests required for graduation should report to the G Building to check-in beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the assigned day. Testing will begin promptly at 8 a.m. each day. English 1 and English 2 are five hour tests so students will have until 1 p.m. to finish. Algebra 1, Biology, and US History tests are 4 hour tests and will end at noon each day. Click HERE for the EOC retesting bus schedule. Call 210-397-4843 if you have questions, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.
O'Connor High School and NISD are offering summer instructional programs for students who are behind in credits or working to get ahead to make room for other courses, have failed a course, or who still need to pass one or more STAAR End of Course tests to graduate. All programs begin Monday June 13. Students who qualify to retrieve or accelerate certain credits can register for OHS Summer Credit Retrieval (information flyer HERE) with their counselors and an application is attached HERE. NISD Summer School will be offered at Stevens High School and will offer a wide variety of courses for both students who need to make up credits or who wish to take an elective to make room in their O'Connor schedule for other courses. A full list of courses with the summer schedule and costs is available HERE. Note that O'Connor students can avoid long lines and secure their spots in summer school courses by registering with the OHS Bookkeeper between May 2 and 27. Finally, students who still need to pass a STAAR End of Course test previously taken should plan to attend Accelerated Instruction, a program designed to especially focus on prepping for the July EOC Retest. Information is available HERE. EOC Retests will be given on our campus July 11-15 beginning at 8 a.m. according the following schedule: English 1 - July 11, Algebra 1 - July 12, English 2 - July 13, Biology - July 14, US History - July 15.