Friday, February 22, 2013

AISD has launched the Parent Cloud, a new online tool for parents which offers direct access from anywhere, anytime and any device.  You can find pertinent information about curriculum, grades, schedules, and even the lunch menu to name a few options available through the site. Visit to learn more.

Tuesday night we hosted our second CATCH Family Fun Night.  Students exercised their way through many vendors earning stickers on their passports.  Participants were also able to collect tickets by completing the different physical activities like Zumba, Drum Ball, and push-ups. 

 During assembly this morning, our Soaring Eagle Singers honored Black History Month by singing several folk songs.

The PTA Projects and Goals purchased picnic tables.  With the help of Gardening Club or more specifically the OHE Men teachers, they were put together.  With carnival next Friday, they couldn’t have come at a better time.
There is lots happening this weekend.  Last mile for Marathon Kids is tomorrow.  Be on the look out for Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Keller-Bergh so your picture can be posted on the wall.  Also, it is the Austin Energy Science Fair.  We wish both sets of participants the best of luck!

Also don't forget next Friday is Carnival.  This is PTA's biggest fundraiser of the year.  Tickets are already on sale as well as the silent auction items.  The front office has turned into an art gallery full of student art work ready for bids. 
So don't forget to buy your tickets and come early Friday morning to start bidding on items. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

This week our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students have been learning about community members.  Firemen, Police Officers, and other community memebers volunteered in the classes and answered questions from the students. 

Of course Valentines was celebrated. 
 For some reason, mustaches was a common theme.  Some were fake...

 Some were real!
Don’t forget Monday is Parent Conference Day.  Teachers are expected to schedule conferences with parents if there are concerns  with the student.   However, even if there aren’t concerns, a conference can still be held.  Just give the teacher a call.   

Friday, February 8, 2013

If you haven’t ever checked out our superintendent’s blog, now is the time.  OHE has made her blog!  Just click on the link.  It is a review about our Community Open House.    
The district “Salute” this year has created opportunities for employees other than teachers to be recognized.  This year there is a: Counselor, Librarian, Classified, Assistant Principal, and yes even, Principal of the Year. If you feel someone here at OHE should be recognized for his/her hard work, please go to and nominate the person.

 Tomorrow is our annual Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast.  I hope to see you there.  Afterwards don’t forget to stop by Barnes and Noble, for the Student Council Bookfair and Coin Drive.

Friday, February 1, 2013

This week was our annual Science Fair.  All 3rd – 5th graders were responsible for completing a project and the younger students were responsible for class projects.  However, many of our primary students conducted individual experiments and submitted them.  Seventeen of the students were selected to move on to the Austin Energy Regional Science Fair. We wish them the best of luck:  Will S., Syndey K., Ella M. Noor E., Kyle R., Kate I., Emma D., Erin S., Jake O., Lauren L., Kenzie M., Sam M., Daniela D., Jonathon S., Grace L., Zeeshan Y., and Emma N. 

We had lots of fun today with Student Council College Spirit Day.  It was obvious that we live in Austin.  The Longhorns were definitely the most popular.  My poor Texas State Bobcats didn't have a big showing. 

The Student Council also started their next service project.  They are collecting items for some students in Uganda.  They spent some of their meeting counting pencils and labeling atlases for the students.

Tomorrow some of the OHE Lego Robotics teams are competing.  One team showed Mrs. Baxter and myself part of their project.  It was quite creative and useful.  We wish them lots of luck also.
Don’t forget next Saturday is the Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s.  I’ve heard lots of teachers will be waitressing and maybe even a principal!