Student All-Season Sports Passes are ready to be picked up in the front office.
The national Pro Fastpitch Championship series is being held this week at the Hoover met. Today’s games are at 5:30 & 8:00. For more information go to http://profastpitch.com Please come out and watch the professional softball players in action and get an autograph!
Drama Club meeting Friday morning 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s room 123. We will discuss homecoming and t-shirts – come with ideas!!!!
If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.
The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35, Ham is $40 and bottle of BBQ sauce is $6! Delivery will be on Sept. 23rd at 1:00 to OMHS baseball field! If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at firstname.lastname@example.org Orders are due Sept. 18th. Thank you!
Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at email@example.com or call the school at 682-5200.
All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.
Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m.
London, Paris, and the Alps (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – Spring Break 2015! Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Tour of Italy Summer 2015 (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – How about an educational trip to Italy right after graduation? Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. email@example.com
COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP). We are having a tour meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 204! Enroll now! Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics? Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach? If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (Science teacher) and Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s #1 tour every year! The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013! We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest. To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student. The tour number is 1542773ZK.
The Spanish Honor Society will have its first meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:10 in Mrs. Chapman’s room. We will nominate officers and discuss t-shirts. All inducted students are welcome. ¡¡Gracias!!
All girls interested in trying out for the Soccer Team please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 before Friday. Tryouts will be held from Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 29. Tryouts will begin at 2:15 and end at 3:45. If you do not have PE or soccer during 8th Period you will tryout from 3:05-4:35. All girls trying out need a copy of a physical and a permission slip. Please Contact Coach DiPiazza to let him know you are trying out. firstname.lastname@example.org
All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at email@example.com
The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program – YLDP
The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.
OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.
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 question 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.
QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.
CollegeWeek Live helps students with their college search. One in three college-bound students use the site to help navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. Founded in 2007, CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more. CollegeWeek Live is hosting Back-to-School, a free online event to help get students excited about preparing for the New Year. Students can login to CollegeWeekLive.com for the Back-to-School event anytime from 2-10PM EDT on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. This is a great way to get your juniors and seniors focused on college prep.
At the event, your students can chat with admissions counselors from 150+ colleges and universities and watch live presentations on:
• 7 Success Secrets Every College Student Needs to Know
• Making It Into a Top College
• SAT and ACT Strategies for Success
Save the date and invite your students today – http://www.collegeweeklive.com/event-schedule/back-to-school?refcode=COU_Back_To_School_PreShow&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoivq3MZKXonjHpfsX56O0uWbHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy3oIHT9Q%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVsASK2tT68NrKUJ
The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.
As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
Parents of Juniors/Seniors
The OMHS Guidance Counselors will host a parent meeting on Monday, August 25th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm covering the basics of college admission (College Applications and Scholarships) followed by a question and answer session. Senior parents will meet in the PAC. We will also discuss the NEW transcript ordering process. Junior parents will meet in the Library/Media Center.
Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:
•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.
• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.
• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Oak Mountain Intermediate School’s annual Back to School Splash will be Saturday, August 23 from 10:00 to 4:00. High School Students can earn Give Me Five hours for volunteering and they don’t have to pay to attend.
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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