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OC Students To Take PSAT, SAT, ASVAB, TSI & Benchmarks Wednesday
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.  

AP Registration Breakfast Wed., Oct. 9
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 LetterOn 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.

 

School Pictures Thurs., Oct. 10 for 9th-11th Graders; Sat., Oct. 12 for 12th
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.

 

Ticket & Game Information for Friday Night's O'Connor vs. Brandeis Football Game - SOLD OUT
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.
  • Prices:
    • $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.
  • Parking:
    • 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.

Additional Information:

  • 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.

 

School Pictures, Senior Photo and Yearbook Information
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 oconnor@nisd.net 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.