November 21, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

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 keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us for more information.

 

The Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting has been postponed until Thursday, December 4 in room 223 on the journalism hall.

 

Click here to access the OMlearns newsletter Volume 3!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BGjJY_beu4rcEYlJZa7Z-1Se3Pv2AmLO_-izC5qiqDs/edit?usp=sharing

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 20, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

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 keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us for more information.

 

The Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting has been postponed until Thursday, December 4 in room 223 on the journalism hall.

 

Click here to access the OMlearns newsletter Volume 3!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BGjJY_beu4rcEYlJZa7Z-1Se3Pv2AmLO_-izC5qiqDs/edit?usp=sharing

 

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!!

 

Women’s Lacrosse new player clinic will be held today from 3:30 until dark on the back Band Practice Field. All interested girls are welcome to come and see what Lacrosse is all about. Come try it out and see if it is for you!

 

It’s time for wrestling season! Our first HOME meet will be this Friday, November 21 at 6:00 PM. Come out and support your Eagles as they take on Pinson and Scottsboro.

 

Rho Kappa will be meeting in the PAC this Thursday during 7th period.  All members must attend.  Money for t-shirts and senior honor cords will be collected at this meeting.

 

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.

 

Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
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.

 

Former OMHS student, Cecilia Crego, will be at school on Friday, November 21st at 1:30 to give a student’s perspective of Vanderbilt University. Interested students should stop by the Guidance Center and sign up with Mrs. Huff.

 

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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 19, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Click here to access the OMlearns newsletter Volume 3!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BGjJY_beu4rcEYlJZa7Z-1Se3Pv2AmLO_-izC5qiqDs/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

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!!

 

 

 

Women’s Lacrosse new player clinic will be held today from 3:30 until dark on the back Band Practice Field. All interested girls are welcome to come and see what Lacrosse is all about. Come try it out and see if it is for you!

 

 

 

There will be a Mat Maid meeting Wednesday during 7th period in Mrs. Mace’s room 102 on the History Hall. Please bring your $25 to cover the cost of t-shirt and dues. If you are an early-out student, you may stop by Mrs. Mace’s room during 5th period.

 

 

 

It’s time for wrestling season! Our first HOME meet will be this Friday, November 21 at 6:00 PM. Come out and support your Eagles as they take on Pinson and Scottsboro.

 

 

 

Rho Kappa will be meeting in the PAC this Thursday during 7th period.  All members must attend.  Money for t-shirts and senior honor cords will be collected at this meeting.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

There will be a Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting in room 223 on the journalism hall on Thursday, November 20 during 7th period.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

 

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

GUIDANCE

==================================================

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.

 

 

 

Former OMHS student, Cecilia Crego, will be at school on Friday, November 21st at 1:30 to give a student’s perspective of Vanderbilt University. Interested students should stop by the Guidance Center and sign up with Mrs. Huff.

 

 

 

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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

 

 

ATHLETICS

===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

 

 

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 18, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Women’s Lacrosse new player clinic will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) from 3:30 until dark on the back Band Practice Field. All interested girls are welcome to come and see what Lacrosse is all about. Come try it out and see if it is for you!

 

1st Priority and FCA would like to invite everyone to meet tomorrow at 7:00 AM in the back gym. Our special guest will be a 24 year-old high school teacher from Belize. Come start the day with us!

 

There will be a Mat Maid meeting Wednesday during 7th period in Mrs. Mace’s room 102 on the History Hall. Please bring your $25 to cover the cost of t-shirt and dues. If you are an early-out student, you may stop by Mrs. Mace’s room during 5th period.

 

It’s time for wrestling season! Our first HOME meet will be this Friday, November 21 at 6:00 PM. Come out and support your Eagles as they take on Pinson and Scottsboro.

 

(This is not a school sponsored trip) Need a Special Christmas Present??!!!  How about an educational trip to Europe – Italy to be exact!!!  Trip Meeting Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.  in Ms. Morgan’s room 123. Please park in front and one of the doors will be unlocked. Grand Tour of Italy May 2015!!!  Please e-mail for more information smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us  Ciao!!!

 

SOZO will meet in Room 111 this Wednesday morning at 7:10 AM.  We will be wrapping up the clothing drive and planning t-shirts.  All members should plan to attend.

 

Rho Kappa will be meeting in the PAC this Thursday during 7th period.  All members must attend.  Money for t-shirts and senior honor cords will be collected at this meeting.

 

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.

 

There will be a Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting in room 223 on the journalism hall on Thursday, November 20 during 7th period.

 

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.

 

Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
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.

 

Former OMHS student, Cecilia Crego, will be at school on Friday, November 21st at 1:30 to give a student’s perspective of Vanderbilt University. Interested students should stop by the Guidance Center and sign up with Mrs. Huff.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering a program named ASCEND to qualified students the meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in a high school in the Shelby County area, have a minimum 3.00 GPA (special circumstances may be taken into consideration), have a minimum of 2 teacher recommendations (one must be a current teacher), currently have no discipline referrals and none pending. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math, as well as cultural arts. Students attending ASCEND will serve as role models for other students. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline is November 19, 2014.

 

Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 17, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
SOZO will meet in Room 111 this Wednesday morning at 7:10 AM.  We will be wrapping up the clothing drive and planning t-shirts.  All members should plan to attend.

 

Rho Kappa will be meeting in the PAC this Thursday during 7th period.  All members must attend.  Money for t-shirts and senior honor cords will be collected at this meeting.

 

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.

 

Girls Lacrosse Clinic / Practice = New Player Clinic next Wednesday, November 19th, right after school from 3:30 p.m. to Dark on the back band field at OMHS. The clinic is an opportunity for new players to come out and learn the basics and begin your development as a player. Returning players are welcome to come out and help or do stick work.

 

There will be a Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting in room 223 on the journalism hall on Thursday, November 20 during 7th period.

 

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.

 

(This is not a school sponsored trip) Need a Special Christmas Present??!!!  How about an educational trip to Europe – Italy to be exact!!!  Trip Meeting Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.  in Ms. Morgan’s room 123.  Grand Tour of Italy May 2015!!!  Please e-mail for more information smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us  Ciao!!!

 

Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Former OMHS student, Cecilia Crego, will be at school on Friday, November 21st at 1:30 to give a student’s perspective of Vanderbilt University. Interested students should stop by the Guidance Center and sign up with Mrs. Huff.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering a program named ASCEND to qualified students the meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in a high school in the Shelby County area, have a minimum 3.00 GPA (special circumstances may be taken into consideration), have a minimum of 2 teacher recommendations (one must be a current teacher), currently have no discipline referrals and none pending. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math, as well as cultural arts. Students attending ASCEND will serve as role models for other students. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline is November 19, 2014.

 

Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 14, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Girls Lacrosse Clinic / Practice = New Player Clinic next Wednesday, November 19th, right after school from 3:30 p.m. to Dark on the back band field at OMHS. The clinic is an opportunity for new players to come out and learn the basics and begin your development as a player. Returning players are welcome to come out and help or do stick work.

 

There will be a Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting in room 223 on the journalism hall on Thursday, November 20 during 7th period.

 

(This is not a school sponsored trip) Need a Special Christmas Present??!!!  How about an educational trip to Europe – Italy to be exact!!!  Trip Meeting Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.  in Ms. Morgan’s room 123.  Grand Tour of Italy May 2015!!!  Please e-mail for more information smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us  Ciao!!!

 

Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Former OMHS student, Cecilia Crego, will be at school on Friday, November 21st at 1:30 to give a student’s perspective of Vanderbilt University. Interested students should stop by the Guidance Center and sign up with Mrs. Huff.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering a program named ASCEND to qualified students the meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in a high school in the Shelby County area, have a minimum 3.00 GPA (special circumstances may be taken into consideration), have a minimum of 2 teacher recommendations (one must be a current teacher), currently have no discipline referrals and none pending. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math, as well as cultural arts. Students attending ASCEND will serve as role models for other students. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline is November 19, 2014.

 

Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 12, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
We will have a student bus going to Gadsden City for the football game on Friday, November 14, 2014. The cost is $20.00, and will cover your ticket and bus trip. Bus seats are a first come first serve basis. Deadline will be Thursday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Tickets will be sold in advance in the front office and in the lunchroom starting on Wednesday. Tickets are $8.00. If you have any questions call 682-5355.

 

CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in Gadsden City. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.

 

There will be a Miss OMHS Pageant interest meeting in room 223 on the journalism hall on Thursday, November 20 during 7th period.

 

There will be a Mat Maid meeting in Mrs. Mace’s room (#102 on History hall) on Friday, 11/14 during 7th period. Girls need to bring their $25 for t-shirt and dues.

 

(This is not a school sponsored trip) Need a Special Christmas Present??!!!  How about an educational trip to Europe – Italy to be exact!!!  Trip Meeting Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.  in Ms. Morgan’s room 123.  Grand Tour of Italy May 2015!!!  Please e-mail for more information smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us  Ciao!!!

 

Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

Attention Seniors and Senior parents: Josten’s will return on November 12th during lunch to pick up any remaining announcement order forms. This is the last time that you can order at school. You can order online until Nov. 21. If you have any questions, please call 205-985-0150.

 

The OMHS SOZO club is having a clothing drive through Friday, November 14th.  We are accepting new or gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes. All donations will be sent to the children in Uganda that live in SOZO homes.  There are 75 children living in SOZO homes ranging in age from preschoolers to young adults. Please bring any clothing you would like to donate to Room 111 (Mrs. Miller’s Room).

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Shelby County College and Career Center will host a Recruiting Open House on Thursday, November 13 from 5 – 7:30 pm. Current and future students are welcome. Meet industry and college reps while you enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

 

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.

 

Baseball evaluations will be held on November 13th & 14th. Any student interested in trying out must see Coach Breeze to sign up room 122. Athletes participating in football, basketball, wrestling, or indoor track will tryout after their respective seasons are over, but they need to sign up with Coach Breeze before November 10. As always, you must have a current physical to tryout.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Former OMHS student, Cecilia Crego, will be at school on Friday, November 21st at 1:30 to give a student’s perspective of Vanderbilt University. Interested students should stop by the Guidance Center and sign up with Mrs. Huff.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering a program named ASCEND to qualified students the meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in a high school in the Shelby County area, have a minimum 3.00 GPA (special circumstances may be taken into consideration), have a minimum of 2 teacher recommendations (one must be a current teacher), currently have no discipline referrals and none pending. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math, as well as cultural arts. Students attending ASCEND will serve as role models for other students. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline is November 19, 2014.

 

Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6 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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

November 10, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Save the Date! The OMHS Band Family would like to extend an invitation to the 2nd Annual “Christmas at the Oak” Jazz Dinner. We look forward to having you as our guests Friday evening, December 5th at 6:30 in the OMHS Cafeteria. Join us for holiday performances from the Jazz A and Jazz B Bands while you enjoy a dinner of lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. Adults $15; Ages 12 and under $10.  See a band member or e-mail Cindy Johnston, event coordinator, at cjmothereagle@gmail.com to purchase your tickets by November 21st.

 

Attention Seniors and Senior parents: Josten’s will return on November 12th during lunch to pick up any remaining announcement order forms. This is the last time that you can order at school. You can order online until Nov. 21. If you have any questions, please call 205-985-0150.

 

The OMHS SOZO club is having a clothing drive through Friday, November 14th.  We are accepting new or gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes. All donations will be sent to the children in Uganda that live in SOZO homes.  There are 75 children living in SOZO homes ranging in age from preschoolers to young adults. Please bring any clothing you would like to donate to Room 111 (Mrs. Miller’s Room).

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Shelby County College and Career Center will host a Recruiting Open House on Thursday, November 13 from 5 – 7:30 pm. Current and future students are welcome. Meet industry and college reps while you enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

 

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.

 

Baseball evaluations will be held on November 13th & 14th. Any student interested in trying out must see Coach Breeze to sign up room 122. Athletes participating in football, basketball, wrestling, or indoor track will tryout after their respective seasons are over, but they need to sign up with Coach Breeze before November 10. As always, you must have a current physical to tryout.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in our community.  He wants us to let our Briarwood and Spain Park neighbors know that this is Our Mountain. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering a program named ASCEND to qualified students the meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in a high school in the Shelby County area, have a minimum 3.00 GPA (special circumstances may be taken into consideration), have a minimum of 2 teacher recommendations (one must be a current teacher), currently have no discipline referrals and none pending. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math, as well as cultural arts. Students attending ASCEND will serve as role models for other students. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline is November 19, 2014.

 

Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6 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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; 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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 6, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Playoff T ‘shirts will be sold Thursday and Friday during lunch for $12.

 

The OMHS SOZO club is having a clothing drive through Friday, November 14th.  We are accepting new or gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes. All donations will be sent to the children in Uganda that live in SOZO homes.  There are 75 children living in SOZO homes ranging in age from preschoolers to young adults. Please bring any clothing you would like to donate to Room 111 (Mrs. Miller’s Room).

 

Oak Mountain will host James Clements in the 1st round of 7A Football State Playoffs. Tickets will be sold in the main office for parents and at lunch for students. Tickets are $8.00. Every person entering must have a ticket. No student or eagle club passes will be allowed. Only AHSAA passes will be allowed. If you have any questions, please contact Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or the athletic office at 205-682-5334.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Shelby County College and Career Center will host a Recruiting Open House on Thursday, November 13 from 5 – 7:30 pm. Current and future students are welcome. Meet industry and college reps while you enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

 

Coke Rewards Roundup! When you come to Heardmont to support the Eagles, please remember that we are collecting the tops to Coca-Cola products to help raise funds for OMHS! At this time there isn’t a permanent spot at the stadium, but Mr. Dean will park his truck across the concession stand and have a sign to direct all tops and bottles to be placed in the back. What a great way to recycle and raise money for our school! If you’re interested in helping collect, please email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us or come by Room 110.

 

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.

 

SOZO will meet this Thursday morning at 7:00 in Room 111.  Bring your t-shirt design ideas. See Edmodo for more info.

 

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.

 

Baseball evaluations will be held on November 13th & 14th. Any student interested in trying out must see Coach Breeze to sign up room 122. Athletes participating in football, basketball, wrestling, or indoor track will tryout after their respective seasons are over, but they need to sign up with Coach Breeze before November 10. As always, you must have a current physical to tryout.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in our community.  He wants us to let our Briarwood and Spain Park neighbors know that this is Our Mountain. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.

 

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.

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering a program named ASCEND to qualified students the meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled in a high school in the Shelby County area, have a minimum 3.00 GPA (special circumstances may be taken into consideration), have a minimum of 2 teacher recommendations (one must be a current teacher), currently have no discipline referrals and none pending. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math, as well as cultural arts. Students attending ASCEND will serve as role models for other students. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline is November 19, 2014.

 

Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6 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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; you can also visit the web site at www.redmountaintutoring.com.

 

CYBER CAMP for High School Students
UAB will be hosting a one-day Cyber Camp for high school students in the Spring 2015. The camp will feature activities designed to familiarize students with the opportunities available at UAB who have interests in areas like cybercrime investigation, cybersecurity, computer security and digital forensics. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty and UAB students in hands-on activities relating to such topics as spam, phishing, malware, and cybercrime investigation. If students in grades 9-11 are interested in being nominated to attend the camp, submit names to Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center by November 4th so he can forward it on to UAB!! Dates and times have not been established…they are just trying to gauge interest.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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November 5, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Playoff T ‘shirts will be sold Thursday and Friday during lunch for $12.

 

The OMHS SOZO club is having a clothing drive through Friday, November 14th.  We are accepting new or gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes. All donations will be sent to the children in Uganda that live in SOZO homes.  There are 75 children living in SOZO homes ranging in age from preschoolers to young adults. Please bring any clothing you would like to donate to Room 111 (Mrs. Miller’s Room).

 

Oak Mountain will host James Clements in the 1st round of 7A Football State Playoffs. Tickets will be sold in the main office for parents and at lunch for students. Tickets are $8.00. Every person entering must have a ticket. No student or eagle club passes will be allowed. Only AHSAA passes will be allowed. If you have any questions, please contact Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or the athletic office at 205-682-5334.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Shelby County College and Career Center will host a Recruiting Open House on Thursday, November 13 from 5 – 7:30 pm. Current and future students are welcome. Meet industry and college reps while you enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.

 

Coke Rewards Roundup! When you come to Heardmont to support the Eagles, please remember that we are collecting the tops to Coca-Cola products to help raise funds for OMHS! At this time there isn’t a permanent spot at the stadium, but Mr. Dean will park his truck across the concession stand and have a sign to direct all tops and bottles to be placed in the back. What a great way to recycle and raise money for our school! If you’re interested in helping collect, please email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us or come by Room 110.

 

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.

 

SOZO will meet this Thursday morning at 7:00 in Room 111.  Bring your t-shirt design ideas. See Edmodo for more info.

 

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.

 

Baseball evaluations will be held on November 13th & 14th. Any student interested in trying out must see Coach Breeze to sign up room 122. Athletes participating in football, basketball, wrestling, or indoor track will tryout after their respective seasons are over, but they need to sign up with Coach Breeze before November 10. As always, you must have a current physical to tryout.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

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!

 

CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in our community.  He wants us to let our Briarwood and Spain Park neighbors know that this is Our Mountain. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.

 

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.

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Emory University Scholars – http://apply.emory.edu/apply/scholars.php
Emory University in Atlanta invites students to nominate themselves to be considered for the Emory University Scholars Program. The Emory University Scholars Program is a highly selective program that not only provides financial assistance to exceptional students with a history of academic excellence and outstanding extracurricular engagement, but also challenges those students to utilize their talents to impact Emory University, Atlanta, and the world. For further information regarding this program, please visit the Scholars Program blog post (http://apply.emory.edu/apply/faq.php) which covers frequently asked questions. The deadline for consideration remains November 15.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6 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 redmountaintutoring@gmail.com; you can also visit the web site at www.redmountaintutoring.com.

 

CYBER CAMP for High School Students
UAB will be hosting a one-day Cyber Camp for high school students in the Spring 2015. The camp will feature activities designed to familiarize students with the opportunities available at UAB who have interests in areas like cybercrime investigation, cybersecurity, computer security and digital forensics. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty and UAB students in hands-on activities relating to such topics as spam, phishing, malware, and cybercrime investigation. If students in grades 9-11 are interested in being nominated to attend the camp, submit names to Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center by November 4th so he can forward it on to UAB!! Dates and times have not been established…they are just trying to gauge interest.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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