Sunday, January 30, 2011

I would like to take this opportunity to announce OHE’s 2011 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Lucy May.  Currently Mrs. May is a 2nd grade bilingual teacher and also mentors other bilingual teachers in the district.  At morning assembly on Friday, we honored Mrs. May with a beautiful flower arrangement.  We are so proud of her and the work she does everyday with your children! Next time you are on campus and see Mrs. May tell her congratulations.  We wish her the best of luck at the next level.

Last semester OHE offered an after school computer class called Scratch.  Scratch is a simplified programming language suitable for students interested in learning the basics of computer programming.  Students create their own interactive programs by learning how to snap together visual programming blocks to control images, music, and sound. The program is being extended for the spring semester. Scratch Club I is for to 3rd - 5th graders with no previous programming experience.  Scratch Club II is for 3rd - 5th graders who were previously in Scratch Club I.  Both clubs will meet on Thursday after school from 2:45 - 4:00 and will run for nine weeks (February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 24, 31, April 7).  Sign-up forms are in the front office and the deadline is February 4th.
Sixth grade choice sheets will be given to our 5th graders this week.  Both O'Henry and Clint Small will be on campus Tuesday explaining the process to our students.  Please feel free to attend.  Then on Friday, Mrs. Taylor, the Small principal will visit my monthly coffee talk at 9:00 for any 5th grade parent that has questions or just wants to meet her.

Also on Friday, one of our corporate sponsors, Chick-fil-A, will be on campus with their new spicy chicken biscuit breakfast sandwich for parents and staff.  Come have breakfast, sign-up for Scratch, and stay for my principal's coffee.

Earlier this month, someone researching school administrators and why they use blogs contacted me. The researcher wanted to know what my reason for blogging was.  If you would like to know my response, you can see it here.

Have a great week!