October 18, 2019 - 8:06am
OC Families, NISD College, Career & Military Night is Monday, October 28th from 6:00-8:30 pm at UTSA Recreation & Wellness Center. O’Connor’s recommended time for attendance is 7:40-8:30 pm. There is no free parking available at UTSA. Please use the shuttle from Farris Stadium which will run every 15 minutes starting at 5:45 pm to 9:00 pm. Please pre-register at www.texascollegefairs.org to get your unique barcode to make check-in with the college representatives fast and easy. Wear your OC shirts so college representatives know where you go to school and our staff can find you to assist if necessary. Don't miss this great opportunity to get more information to help you plan your future now!
October 14, 2019 - 5:38pm
It's Homecoming Week OC! Let's see your school spirit! Here's your schedule of events.
Tues.-Fri., 10/15-10/18 - Homecoming Spirit Days (See Schedule Below)
Wed., 10/16 - Homecoming Pep Rally, 7 p.m., Competition Gym
Thurs., 10/17 - Homecoming FB Game vs. Marshall, 7 p.m., Farris Stadium (This is also the OC Pink Out Game and we will honor our OC Special Olympians.)
Fri., 10/18 - Homecoming Dance 8-11 p.m., OHS Cafeteria
Dance tickets will be sold at lunch each day for $15, and Pink Out Homecoming t-shirts are available for $12 (See the picture of the t-shirt by clicking here and scrolling to the bottom). Students wanting to bring a non-O'Connor guest to the dance must complete and submit a signed guest pass by the end of the day Wednesday. Dance tickets sold at the door will be $20 and will only be sold to O'Connor students with an ID.
October 14, 2019 - 12:45pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, OHS students will be involved in a variety of testing for the majority of the day. Individual grade level descriptions can be found below, but for all students, room assignments will be posted on the cafeteria and library windows. Regular classes will be held 7th and 8th periods for all students.
10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT test during the school day. The PSAT is a great way for students to jump start their college journey. For juniors, by taking the PSAT, they will be entered into college and scholarship databases and will be automatically screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program. For both sophomores and juniors, it's also a great way to preview and practice for the SAT test. Plus once results arrive, testers will have access to an individual account with the College Board that will get them free personalized SAT study recommendations in conjunction with Kahn Academy, and they will receive recommendations for future AP course enrollment. To preview a practice test, students can log in to www.KahnAcademy.org for more information. Because this is a a timed test, students should be on campus and in their assigned rooms when the first bell rings and students will test through 5th period and eat 6th lunch. A 4 Function calculator will be provided for students taking the PSAT but they may bring their own.
9th graders will report to assigned rooms to take an English Benchmark Exam. They will eat 4th lunch and report back to their rooms for an activity 5th & 6th periods.
12th graders will report to assigned rooms to either take the SAT Test, TSI College Entrance Exam, or the ASVAB Test for which they have previously registered. Seniors taking the SAT test need to supply their own calculator. Seniors will eat 6th lunch. All sudents will report to their regular 7th & 8th period classes.
October 7, 2019 - 2:18pm
The AP Test Registration Breakfast is this Wednesday! This year students in AP courses will register to take May AP Tests in October instead of February as was traditionally done. This change was made by College Board and because of that, the O'Connor registration process for AP Exams has had to change as well. Here is the registration letter here that details immediate steps students should take, information about payment, and a full test schedule: O'Connor AP Information Letter. On Wed., Oct. 9, we will be holding our AP Registration Breakfast from 7:45-8:45 a.m. in the Ag Multi-Purpose building. Using the personalized registration letter they will receive Monday, Oct. 7, students will pay for their AP Exams on Wednesday and be treated to tacos or donuts and fruit. Tests costs fees are $25 per exam for a student enrolled in the course, $93 if they are not enrolled in the course, and $10 per exam if qualified for a fee waiver. Fee waivers may be available through the Federal Lunch Program, https://nisd.net/child-nutrition/free-reduced-lunch-applications (copy and paste into your browser). Any students with questions should stop by B102 and see Ms. Hinojoza, the Student Success Coordinator, before school or during lunches. Parents with questions can also reach out to Ms. Rachel Hinojoza through phone or email or communicate with their student's AP teacher.
October 7, 2019 - 1:06pm
Picture day and retake day for 9th, 10th and 11th grades is this Thurs., Oct. 10th from 8am-4:30pm in the M building lobby of the auditorium. If parents want to order picture packages, you can do so online at www.strawbridge.net and enter the access code FM327072. You can also download an order form here: School Picture Order Form. Students who don't want to order pictures should still have theirs taken for charge to be included in the yearbook. Senior photo day for the yearbook pose is Saturday, Oct. 12th from 8am-4pm if you didn't take your senior photo with Strawbridge Expressions this summer. Remember, to be in the yearbook in either the underclassmen or senior section, students must take a photo with the school through Strawbridge Studio, but there is no charge or obligation to order to have just a yearbook photo taken for publication. Yearbooks and recognition ads are available for pre-sale online by clicking here: Friesens; books are currently $80.
October 7, 2019 - 11:58am
If you're looking for something fun and exciting to do this week, you should come check out O'Connor Theatre's fall production of Leading Ladies. The play will be performed Thursday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 12 beginning at 7 p.m.
Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a rut. They are currently performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, however the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives are actually nieces and not nephews. Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister.
Tickets are now on sale by clicking HERE or with Mr. Arellano in the Black Box room M116. Adults are $10, Students are $9 and all rear seats are $5. You won't to miss this!
October 4, 2019 - 10:15am
UPDATED AS OF 12:45 P.M., MONDAY, OCT. 7. - NO TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. THE GAME IS SOLD OUT.
O’Connor High School Panther Fans
- Tickets will go on sale online on Monday, Oct. 7 at 12:01 a.m. by clicking here. Tickets will be available until the game is sold out.
- Make sure you select home or visitor specific tickets online. O’Connor High School is on the Visitors side (side closest to Stinson Middle School.)
- Each transaction is limited to 10 tickets.
- $8 reserved
- $7 adult general admission
- $4 student general admission
- Purchasing a general admission ticket does not guarantee a seat in the stadium; if moved to overflow, it is standing-room-only.
- Tickets will be sold in the Cafeterias (if not already sold out) on the following days:
- Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Oct. 10 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Friday, Oct. 11 from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- For this game only, NISD shuttle buses will be provided
- Park at Steubing ES, 11665 Braefield Road, off S. Hausman Road) beginning at 5:30 p.m.
- Expect delayed entering and exiting from Farris stadium at the start and end of the game.
- No refunds on ticket sales
- Bring umbrellas with you as you cannot “come and go” once inside the stadium
- If not sold out, cash sales only at the ticket booths at the stadium – all tickets are $8 per person; credit cards can be used online.
- Gates will open one hour prior to the game.
- For a complete list of stadium rules and guidelines, click here.
September 25, 2019 - 8:43pm
On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 parents are invited to attend an informational meeting about dyslexia and how to seek assistance if you think your student is dyslexic. The meeting will be held in the school library at 7:00 p.m. During the meeting our reading specialist will explain what dyslexia is and how schools in Texas determine whether or not a student is dyslexic. If you are unable to attend and have questions, contact our school's reading specialist at 210-397-4800.
September 25, 2019 - 10:59am
School Photos that were taken at Prep Days have arrived and been distributed. If your student didn't receive theirs, please email the school at email@example.com and your email will be forwarded to Ms. Scott, the yearbook teacher for follow-up. Picture day and retake day for 9th, 10th and 11th grades is Thurs., Oct. 10th from 8am-4:30pm in the M building lobby of the auditorium. Senior photo day for the yearbook pose is Saturday, Oct. 5th and Saturday, Oct. 12th from 8am-5pm if you didn't take your senior photo with Strawbridge Expressions this summer. Remember, to be in the yearbook in either the underclassmen or senior section, students must take a photo with the school through Strawbridge Studio, but there is no charge or obligation to order to have just a yearbook photo taken for publication. Yearbooks and recognition ads are available for pre-sale online by clicking here: Friesens; books are $70 until Oct. 1 so order now.
September 24, 2019 - 11:47am
This Saturday, Sept. 28, O'Connor High School is pleased to honor all military (active duty and veterans) and first responders for their service and sacrifice as part of NISD's America's Heros Week. The recognition will take place in conjunction with the varsity football game featuring the Panthers taking on the Taft Raiders at 7 p.m. at Farris Stadium. Before the game military members and first responders will be featured in the end zone. At halftime, the marching bands from both schools will perform a musical tribute to all branches of the military. All military and first responders in uniform or with proper ID will receive free general admission to the game. Additionally as part of NISD's American's Heros Week all military and first responders will receive free admission to all varsity football and volleyball games Sept. 26-28. Our Lady Panthers Volleyball Team takes on Stevens on Friday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Paul Taylor Field House. Thank you for your service!