No varsity baseball today at Thompson. The games will be played tomorrow at 4/6:30.
Important info for PROM: Crowning of the King and Queen will begin promptly at 10:15. Although, there will not be a professional photographer, there will be a photo booth at prom; it is free to anyone who bought tickets! You can also request music- just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. The password is omhs. You can then log onto their Guest Music Request area to search their database of music & make your individual requests. You can still purchase your tickets in Mrs. Lemley’s room #304 now through the day of prom!
Make a Change Tee Shirt money is due to Ms. Nabors in room 224 on the Journalism Hall. The cost is $16.00. Please bring your money in if you ordered a shirt.
Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19-22. You must see Coach Love to sign up before May 12. An updated physical must be on file before trying out.
Any students interested in health care, sports, or being an athletic training student for spring football– please see Ms. Cardinal in Room 124 for a schedule.
All senior Rho Kappa members need to come by Room 111 (M. Miller) during 7th period to pick up honor cords. Please do not interrupt classes. The cost of these cords was included in yearly dues, so there is no money due at this time.
Senior NHS members may pick up the gold honor cord and tassel beginning Tuesday, April 14 during 7th period in Room 204. If you paid your dues in the fall it included the payment for your gold honor cord and tassel.
Seniors of Mu Alpha Theta can begin purchasing their graduation honor cord of $5. Members can bring cash or check to Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall. If paying by check, make sure the check is written in blue or black ink and has a phone number on the check. Checks are to be made out to OMHS. The deadline for purchase is May 8, 2015.
All girls interested in trying out for the 2015-16 basketball teams may sign-up outside Mrs. Billing’s room 125. Tryouts will be May 11-15 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the gym. All participants must have an updated physical in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact Coach McGowan email@example.com
Attention all rising 9th through 12th grade girls. OMHS will hold their volleyball tryouts on May 4th – 8th from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the main gym. All girls must have a current physical on file to participate. Please sign up outside the Counseling Center. Questions can be directed to Coach Conner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Wade at email@example.com .
Coke Rewards Program Update! Thank you for all who have donated and sent in your bottle caps. We have collected over 1,500 caps! There is a new system of redemption. The program will now convert points/donations to straight cash for schools! What a great opportunity to raise money for our school. However, they only let individuals redeem 25 caps per week. Please keep sending in your caps, but if you can enter the points yourself through the www.mycokerewards.com website and donate them to Oak Mountain High School, that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club. Registration flyers will be sent out in early March. Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!
In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.
Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com
Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.
Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.
As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.
The Ora L. Jones Memorial Scholarship is established to honor the memory of our beloved mother, Mrs. Ora L. Jones. Throughout her life she significantly impacted and influenced countless individuals by rendering sacrificial service. This $1000 scholarship is established with the following goal in mind: to help educate a child in order to motivate them to live out the principles modeled by our mother so that they can demonstrate a life of service by reaching back and helping somebody else along life’s journey. To be awarded to a High School Graduate of Shelby County or a surrounding area. Qualifications: Must have an acceptance letter to either a 2 yr or 4 yr College or University; Must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale; Must submit a 1000 word typed essay which depicts the importance of the scholarship and describes how they will use their education to give back to the community; Must provide a cover letter with the following: Full name; Address, phone number, email, and name of high school you graduated from; and, A brief biography about yourself. Deadline for entry: May 7, 2015; Students can either apply online at www.orajonesfoundation.org or send application to email@example.com
South West Water Company is offering a $1,000 college scholarship again this year for a graduating high school senior whose intent is to major in environmental science, environmental engineering or general engineering. Applications have been attached to an email sent through the student’s school Gmail account. The deadline to submit applications is April 28.
Samford University will be hosting the Minority Youth Science Academy (MYSA) June 28 –July 1. This is a four-day program offering college prep and mentoring for outstanding minority students who aspire to careers in the sciences. For more information and to register visit samford.edu/departments/diversity.
Jefferson State Community College will be offering a four-day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp to be held June 15-18. The camp is an educational experience packed with hands-on, fun learning. The program is funded by a National Science Foundation grant which allows for students to receive a stipend of $100 for completing the camp. Representatives will also speak about available positions, training needs, and salaries in high-tech career fields. Applications are due no later than April 17, 2015 and are available in the Counseling Center. A complete packet includes an application, latest transcript and a career goals essay. If you have questions about the camp please call 205-856-7848, 856-7701 or 856-6040 or e-mail LaTosha Sykes-Bennet at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.jeffstateonline.com/programs/manufacturing-technology/.
The Bell Center is an early intervention, nonprofit organization located in Homewood. They offer programs to infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delay. Currently they are seeking volunteers to serve on their Youth Alliance. This group is comprised of 10th through 12th graders who meet about 10 times a year to assist with event fundraisers, childcare at parent meetings, and marketing/promoting the center. Any interested students should stop by the OMHS Counseling Department for an application. The deadline for submission is April 17th.
Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
DOES YOUR YOUTH NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, your youth may earn community service hours at Asbury UMC (6690 Cahaba Valley Road) by volunteering to work at any of the summer camps which include: soccer, chess, softball, cartooning/painting, basketball, football, volleyball, twirling, lacrosse and lego and also helping with snacks and craft time. For info, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653 or email –email@example.com
The Tires & Tails is an event being held in downtown Columbiana from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday May 9th to benefit the Shelby County Humane Society. Alabama Power is working with the City of Columbiana to get volunteers for the event. We need volunteers to work with the animals and car show, as well as general needs throughout the day. We can set up shifts if you have students who can’t stay all day. Please contact Tabetha Lemonds with Alabama Power at the information below if you have questions or to set up your volunteer time:
Office: 205-670-5858 Intercompany: 8-824-5858 Cell: 205-288-2892 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great opportunity to get last minute hours or hours for next year. OLV needs help loading and unloading trucks at their yard sale on April 11th. Anyone interested please contact Theresa Cook at email@example.com.
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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