Very Important Announcement for seniors taking the AP English Lit Exam: All seniors taking the AP English Lit exam must return to school after the exam May 8th by 12:30 pm to practice for Awards Day that is May 9th.
AP money: All students taking an AP exam need to pay for them by Friday, May 2nd. There may be some confusion as to if this exam fee was paid during summer registration. Only classroom fees were paid during the summer. No exams fees were collected.
Tryouts for the 2014 Cross Country team will be on May 14th and 15th after school. Tryout forms must be turned in to Coach Dudley by Friday, May 9th.
On Thursday and Friday members of the Future Business Leaders of America attended State Leadership Conference and Competition at the Birmingham Sheraton. Please congratulate Olen Humphries and Peyton Lee on placing 2nd in the Digital Video Production competition and Jarrett Easterling on a 3rd place finish in Business Math. The OMHS chapter also received an award for being the 2nd largest chapter in our district with 115 members.
Senior Rho Kappa Members—you can purchase your honor cord in Mrs. Miller’s room (111) during 6th period through the 30th of April. Please do not interrupt class.
The Shelby County School District recently held a Showcase of Schools event, where they also unveiled a new logo, website, and video for the district. Please check out the new design of the SCS website at the following link: http://shelbyed.k12.al.us/. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwT5SYkj3H4&feature=youtu.be. Add, in addition to Twitter, the district is now on Facebook! Like us here: https://www.facebook.com/shelbyalschools or search for Shelby County AL Schools.
Seniors of Mu Alpha Theta can begin purchasing their graduation honor cord of $10. 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 9, 2014.
Do you play an instrument? If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band! Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015. Specifically, we have a need for students that play harp, piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble. If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.
Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.
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 highly qualified educators and 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 number one tour. 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE JOINS US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL/PLANNING MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24 BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. IN ROOM 204 ON THE ENGLISH HALL or email JPLAIA@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US OR DSTRONG@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP
Senior banquet tickets must be purchased by May 1. Please bring money to Mr. Milton’s room, 115, on the history hallway.
CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc. The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp
Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.
Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!
The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
South West Water Company scholarship – For interested students who may pursue degrees in accredited four-year institutions with the intent to major in environmental science, environmental engineering or general engineering. Deadline is April 28th and applications are located in the Guidance Center.
Attention Junior Boys: We are still looking for someone interested in participating in Boys State this summer at the University of Alabama, June 1-7. Boys State is a high honor and a leadership development program. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship and government. Please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you are interested.
All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!
2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.
Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.
Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.
Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer? If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/
Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Vapor Thrift Store on Hwy 280 has volunteer opportunities for students ages 16 and up (or under 16 with an adult). You can make a difference by helping us alleviate poverty in third world countries. Bring your friends and help us in receiving donations, testing electronics, sorting, hanging, tagging, and stocking. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or stop by the store at 5443 Hwy 280.
The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.
Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.
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