September 12, 2018 - 8:47pm
Ninth grade parents are invited to join us for a evening created especially for you. On Monday, Sept. 17 we'll be hosting a Ninth Grade Transition Parent Meeting with 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. Please note, this is not a Meet the Teacher event. Meet the Teacher was Wed., Aug. 29. Note: We're sorry you were unable to attend. View some of the information presented here: 9th Grade Transition Presentation.
September 12, 2018 - 4:06pm
OHS Seniors and their parents are invited to join the counselors for Senior Night on Wednesday, September 19th at 6 pm in the Ag Multi-Purpose Building. Valuable information regarding the senior year, completing the FAFSA, college admissions, financial aid, and college, military and career options after high school will be presented. After the presentation, over 25 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, Texas A&M, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Texas Tech, Texas State, OLLU, St. Mary’s University, UTSA, Northwest Vista College, and St. Phillip's College. Military representatives from each branch will be here as well. 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 prepare for the Oct. 1 FAFSA access date. A copy of the presentation and handouts will be available on the O’Connor Counseling link on Thursday, September 21th. Please access the OHS Counseling webpage at http://oconnorcounseling.we
September 4, 2018 - 9:25am
Campus events calendar for September 10-22 can be found here.
2018 Homecoming: Nominations in each Grade level will be accepted during all lunches on August 30th. Be on the look out for the Nominations table in the courtyard. The top 3 nominees in grades 9, 10, 11 and top 6 in the 12th grade will be placed on the ballot and be voted in prior to Homecoming.
HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK Dress Up Days September 17-21
September 4, 2018 - 8:23am
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.
September 3, 2018 - 9:01am
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 messages used to inform of school wide notifications (progress reports, etc.), of situations during the school day (weather issues, loss of power, etc.) or in case of an emergency. Sign up at the following link: https://www.remind.com/join/ocfamilies. Parents and students are also reminded that you should set up Home Access Center (HAC) accounts to monitor grades and attendance. To do so, click on the Parent Connection (https://nisd.net/parent-connection) or Student Connection link on the bottom right of the webpage and follow instructions. 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” at the top of the page. 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!
August 29, 2018 - 5:53pm
The O'Connor Community is invited to join us for our kick-off pep rally and picnic on Thursday evening, Aug. 30. The Panther Pride Pep Rally will start at 6 p.m. in the gym. See performances from our OHS Cheerleaders, Golduster Dance Team, and the Mighty Panther Band, and cheer along with our Starduster Pep Squad. After the Pep Rally, join us in the courtyard for fun and fellowship where OC gear will be on sale, clubs and organizations will have food booths, and DJ Jay Tope will entertain us from 6:30-8 p.m. Come out and show your Panther Pride on Thursday night!
August 25, 2018 - 2:12pm
Parents are invited to join us on Wednesday, Aug. 29 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. Student schedules will be provided but you can avoid waiting by having your son or daughter share the one they get Monday. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday night and kicking off a great partnership for the 2018-19 school year.
August 6, 2018 - 9:02pm
All 10th, 11th, and 12th Graders should plan to attend Prep Day at OHS on Tuesday, Aug. 14. See the assigned times below and attend accordingly as to lessen your wait times. Upperclassmen Prep Day Packet
All 9th Graders are invited to Panther Camp which includes Prep Day on Wednesday, Aug. 14. 9th Grade Panther Camp Packet
All students should complete the correct packet of forms to save time and bring them with you Tuesday or Wednesday. Students unable to attend on their assigned day will need to attend Make-Up Prep Day on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m.
We look forward to seeing you all Tuesday or Wednesday!
August 5, 2018 - 6:41pm
Free & Reduced Meal applications are available online at https://www.schoolcafe.com/, at the Free & Reduced Office at 7520 Mainland Road 78250, at every school cafeteria, on this website at the bottom of this page or by calling (210) 397-4517. The Free & Reduced Office hours are Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Households interested in the meal program must apply for the program every school year. Reapplication must occur within 30 days of the first day of school. If you do not have a current application on file, meal benefits from the previous school year will expire on the 31st day after the first day of school, which means that students will be charged full price for school meals after October 9, 2018. For more information visit this site: NISD Child Nutrition.
July 31, 2018 - 9:32pm
Reserved tickets for the 2018 O'Connor football season will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 6. Tickets will be sold on the OHS campus on Aug. 6 only at 6 p.m. in the Cafeteria. A season ticket package includes the 9 games at Farris and Gus Stadium and costs $63 (cash or check made out to NISD Athletics only). In most cases the purchaser will have to return to the NISD Athletics Office at a later date to pick up the tickets. After Aug. 6, tickets will be available from Aug. 7 to Aug. 24 at the NISD Athletic Office in the Northside Sports Gym at Farris Stadium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on business days only. Click HERE for more information regarding ticket sales and prices.