Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!
The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo? New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or email@example.com.
Students: Are you interested in Mountain Biking? The OMHS Mountain Biking Club is looking for girls and guys who are interested. Please contact Kellie Eubanks at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting has been postponed until Thursday, December 4 in room 223 on the journalism hall.
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The Oak Mountain High School Choir would like to invite you all to their annual Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 at Meadowbrook Baptist Church. Admission is free. Come join us and get into the holiday spirit!!
Outdoor Track information packets are now available from Coach Dudley in room 208 on the English hall. Outdoor Track tryouts are December 8th – 12th after school at the Heardmont Track.
Lacrosse in North Shelby! Attention High School Boys and Girls interested in playing the game of lacrosse, here is your opportunity! Spring Season 2015 registration is open, visit GBYLA.org for details and registration. Open Registration dates are now thru November 30th.
Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com
ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.
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.
FCCLA is sponsoring a children’s book drive benefitting Child Care Resources of the Greater Birmingham Area. Child Care Resources provides assistance to low income families with child care expenses. Please donate new or slightly used children’s books to this worthy cause! Books may be dropped off in the FACS room.
OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at email@example.com
The annual Toys for Tots drive will kick off in October. Sponsored by the OMHS National Honor Society, members collect donations to give a child a Christmas. Local businesses and families are welcome to contribute! Please make checks to OMHS for NHS Toys for Tots fundraiser and deliver to Room 204. Thank you!
Midshipman Graham Pugh from the US Naval Academy will be at OMHS to meet with interested students on December 1st from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. If interested, please sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center.
Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.
Red Mountain Tutoring
Red Mountain Tutoring ACT Prep Course begins Monday, Nov. 10, and runs for four weeks:
• English, Monday, November 10 – 4:30–7:30 p.m.
• Math, Monday, November 17 – 4:30–7:30 p.m.
• No class the week of November 24, due to Thanksgiving
• Reading, Monday, December 1 – 4:30–7:30 p.m.
• Science, Monday, December 8 – 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Classes will meet at Samford University. The cost is $300 with the potential to receive up to $100 cash back if they refer friends who sign up for the class. Private tutoring sessions are also available at the rate of $40/hour. For more contact Ryan Linkous at 865-356-2329 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org; you can also visit the web site at www.redmountaintutoring.com.
Auburn University Montgomery
Students and parents interested in AUM are invited to an information session on November 20, 2014, 6 pm – 8 pm at the Hyatt Regency (Wynfrey) Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244. RSVP on line at www.aum.edu/campus-events
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships. For information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline is January 8, 2015.
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
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 email@example.com.
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