The National Honor Society induction will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the school gymnasium. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a 3.75 weighted GPA are eligible for induction. Character is also considered. All candidates who meet the requirements should have received an invitation to join the organization by Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Please contact the adviser at JPlaia@shelbyed.k12.al.us with questions or concerns. Thank you.
Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Graduation: May 20, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. Bartow Arena – 11 tickets per student
Awards Day: May 8, 2015 8:30 a.m. – OMHS Gym (turn in all scholarship letters to the Counseling Center by May 1st, 2015 by 3:00 pm.)
Pay senior Fees ($85.00) to Josten’s on February 3rd at lunch in the cafeteria. Checks should be made out to Jostens. This $85 includes but not limited to: rental of The Bartow Arena, cap and gown, diploma, diploma cover, tassel, set-up and clean-up of Bartow, Security, sound, Awards’ Day expenses, programs, flowers and any other expenses that are associated with graduation and awards day. Honor cords are purchased from the sponsor of each honor society.
Pay AP exam fees to Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. THIS MONEY IS PAST DUE! The exams are $91 per test.
Prom: April 18th at Zamora Temple
Senior Banquet: May 14th, 2015 – $40.00. Money will be taken up after Spring Break by Mr. Milton.
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night and AP/Honors Showcase begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2. Please enter through the commons. We hope to see you there.
SHREK Rehearsal – Tuesday, February 2, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a read/sing through!!! All Cast and Crew need to be here!! Location PAC or Choral Room.
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!
You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.
Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.
Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121. The deadline for signup will be January 30. Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete. Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA. Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.
Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.
Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.
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.
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 Shelby County Farmers Federation is now offering two $1,000 scholarships to support students seeking a college education in an agriculture related field. Deadline in April 1, 2015. Applications are located in the Guidance Center.
The ALFA Farmers Agriculture Foundation offers a $1,750 college scholarship for one student per county in an ag-related program at Auburn University or Alabama A&M University. The deadline is February 1, 2015. Applications are located online at www.alfafarmers.org/about/forms
Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.
The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:
1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.
2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.
Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com
Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= firstname.lastname@example.org Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”. The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.
Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.
Academic Scholarship: JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.
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
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at
email@example.com to volunteer.
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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