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J. W. O'Banion Middle School

An AVID National Demonstration School


Karmin Comes to O'Banion

The music group Karmin performed for our school on Monday, May 12. 

The popular music duo was accompanied by the KISS FM radio personalities Kellie Raspberry, Big Al, J-Si, Jenna and Psycho Shanon.  The students were thrilled to listen to a live performance in our gym. 

All of this was made possible by our theatre group's winning video.


Attention Next Year's 6th Graders

Next year's sixth graders are invited to attend an orientation on Thursday, May 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Fifth grade students from twenty-nine elementary schools who have chosen O'Banion as their middle school will receive an invitation with all the details.  

This hour long orientation will begin with a short presentation.  Students will then be able to visit different club and activity booths that will be set up in the gym and cafeteria.

Many of our sixth grade teachers will be in attendance.  We look forward to meeting you! 


Avery Johnson Visit 

Avery Johnson, an American retired professional basketball player and former Dallas Mavericks coach, visited O'Banion on Monday, May 19.  

He spoke to our students about making good choices and the importance of having goals.  

Five important actions that students must take to succeed are: pay attention, practice, hang with the right people, persevere and have principles.


Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks are on sale now for only $30 per book.  The yearbooks are arriving next week! Our Yearbook Signing Party will be held on Wednesday, May 21.  Students will wear free dress and have pizza and drinks as they sign each other's yearbook.  Don't miss out on the fun.  Buy your yearbook today!   


Summer School Information

A variety of summer school programs are available to meet the academic needs of students at all levels. Some are traditional summer school classes, some are special programs, and others are "day camps".

Our guidance counselors can answer any questions you may have. Find out more.


AVID at O'Banion

The AVID Excel program, which is geared to meet the needs of ELL students, will be piloted at O'Banion next year.

In the 2014-2015 school year, our campus will have the new AVID Excel class, three seventh grade AVID classes and three eighth grade AVID classes. 


Parent Newsletter

The GISD Parent Monthly Newsletter (English/Spanish) is designed to help you help your child achieve academic success.


Parent Surveys

Parent Surveys are available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.  Please take a moment to tell us what you think!

Student Insurance

Student insurance is made available through the company “Student Insurance Plans” for accidents. This company provides coverage for “school time” protection or “24-hour” protection.  You may apply online




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