October 22, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Tonight is Fields of Faith at Spain Park’s football field from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This is an annual community event (free, by the way) that is put on by FCA. We will have worship, speakers, and other things! Several schools will be involved including OMHS, Spain Park, Briarwood, Chelsea, and Pelham. It should be a great time so come join us.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 Nov. 30th.

 

 

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. Information can be found on the bottom of the OMHS website under the “In The Know” tab. Please direct all questions to adviser Melissa Dixon at mdixon@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The OMHS Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for girl’s ages 5-12  on November 1st , 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The Cost is: $40 prior to October 20th and will be $50 after October 20th

 

Includes: a T-shirt, poster, 4 hour dance camp, pizza, hair/make-up, and a special performance for parents in the PAC at OMHS. T-shirts are not guaranteed the day of the camp for those who sign up late. There is also the opportunity for the girls to perform their routine at an OMHS basketball game this season! For more information please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Team Sponsor, at j2robinson@shelbyed.k12.al.us or Tracy Walker Lindsey at tracywalkerlindsey@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

 

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

 

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

 

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

 

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

 

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

 

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnelwill be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

 

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

 

 

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

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University of Dallas-Texas -Eugene McDermott Scholars Program

It is not too late to apply for this full tuition and fees and yearly book stipend scholarship. It provides $1,200 per month for on-campus housing and living expenses, up to $12,000 for study abroad, up to $3,000 for academic conferences, graduate school interview travel and test fees, and cultural experiences in the Dallas Arts District. The award provides benefits valued at more than $225,000 (out-of-state) over the four-year degree term. The deadline for applying is November 7, 2014 (early admission) or January 7, 2015 (regular admission). If you are interested, apply at

https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=utd-msp; for more information on the scholarship visit http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/application-information/

 

 

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:

1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges

2) Minimum ACT 23

3) Alabama resident and US citizen

4) Financial need

5) Academic proficiency

Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

 

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

 

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

 

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

 

 

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

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Oak Mountain Middle School will have its’ Fall gala/ Haunted House next Friday, October 24. Any student wanting to earn Give Me Five hours can come help with set-up on Thursday, October 23 and Take-down after closing Friday night. The student must let me know they are coming and bring an ID. I will give them a letter to turn in. I can be reached at mollybdarby@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are: Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you cannot do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

 

 

ATHLETICS

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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

 

 

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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October 21, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 Nov. 30th.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. Information can be found on the bottom of the OMHS website under the “In The Know” tab. Please direct all questions to adviser Melissa Dixon at mdixon@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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.

 

The OMHS Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for girl’s ages 5-12  on November 1st , 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The Cost is: $40 prior to October 20th and will be $50 after October 20th

Includes: a T-shirt, poster, 4 hour dance camp, pizza, hair/make-up, and a special performance for parents in the PAC at OMHS. T-shirts are not guaranteed the day of the camp for those who sign up late. There is also the opportunity for the girls to perform their routine at an OMHS basketball game this season! For more information please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Team Sponsor, at j2robinson@shelbyed.k12.al.us or Tracy Walker Lindsey at tracywalkerlindsey@bellsouth.net

 

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

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

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.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
==================================================
University of Dallas-Texas -Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
It is not too late to apply for this full tuition and fees and yearly book stipend scholarship. It provides $1,200 per month for on-campus housing and living expenses, up to $12,000 for study abroad, up to $3,000 for academic conferences, graduate school interview travel and test fees, and cultural experiences in the Dallas Arts District. The award provides benefits valued at more than $225,000 (out-of-state) over the four-year degree term. The deadline for applying is November 7, 2014 (early admission) or January 7, 2015 (regular admission). If you are interested, apply at
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=utd-msp; for more information on the scholarship visit http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/application-information/

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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
=========================================================
Oak Mountain Middle School will have its’ Fall gala/ Haunted House next Friday, October 24.
Any student wanting to earn Give Me Five hours can come help with set-up on Thursday, October 23 and Take-down after closing Friday night. The student must let me know they are coming and bring an ID. I will give them a letter to turn in. I can be reached at mollybdarby@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are: Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you cannot do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 20, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. Information can be found on the bottom of the OMHS website under the “In The Know” tab. Please direct all questions to adviser Melissa Dixon at mdixon@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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.

 

The OMHS Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for girl’s ages 5-12  on November 1st , 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The Cost is: $40 prior to October 20th and will be $50 after October 20th

Includes: a T-shirt, poster, 4 hour dance camp, pizza, hair/make-up, and a special performance for parents in the PAC at OMHS. T-shirts are not guaranteed the day of the camp for those who sign up late. There is also the opportunity for the girls to perform their routine at an OMHS basketball game this season! For more information please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Team Sponsor, at j2robinson@shelbyed.k12.al.us or Tracy Walker Lindsey at tracywalkerlindsey@bellsouth.net

 

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

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

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.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
==================================================
The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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
=========================================================
Oak Mountain Middle School will have its’ Fall gala/ Haunted House next Friday, October 24.
Any student wanting to earn Give Me Five hours can come help with set-up on Thursday, October 23 and Take-down after closing Friday night. The student must let me know they are coming and bring an ID. I will give them a letter to turn in. I can be reached at mollybdarby@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are: Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you cannot do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 17, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

 

FCA and 1st Priority groups from Oak Mountain and Spain Park High School would like to invite everyone to a community tailgate tomorrow night before the football game. This event will take place from 5:00-6:30 in the parking lot outside the Spain Park football stadium. Food/drinks will be provided by five local churches and the combined clubs. All are welcome!

 

The OMHS Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for girl’s ages 5-12  on November 1st , 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The Cost is: $40 prior to October 20th and will be $50 after October 20th

Includes: a T-shirt, poster, 4 hour dance camp, pizza, hair/make-up, and a special performance for parents in the PAC at OMHS. T-shirts are not guaranteed the day of the camp for those who sign up late. There is also the opportunity for the girls to perform their routine at an OMHS basketball game this season! For more information please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Team Sponsor, at j2robinson@shelbyed.k12.al.us or Tracy Walker Lindsey at tracywalkerlindsey@bellsouth.net

 

Boy’s soccer tryouts will begin next week, Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Please report to the Varsity soccer fields to check in and bring a copy of your physical. You will NOT be allowed to tryout without a completed physical on file. If you have any questions about your tryout or if your physical is expired, please see coach DeMasters in Room 241.

 

Oak Mountain vs. Spain Park Football Game @ Spain Park HS this Friday, October 17th. Game time will be at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets early to avoid standing in line!  Tickets may be purchased at Bryant Bank-Greystone location or online at http://preptix.com/spainpark . Tickets are $7 each.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Parking is $5 per vehicle.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

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.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
==================================================
Are You ‘Bama Bound?
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in attending the University of Alabama are invited to attend an A$AP Presentation. Representatives from the University of Alabama National Alumni Association will be on hand to discuss the Alumni Scholarship Program and distribute information regarding admission to the University, the scholarship application process, and brochures from financial aid services and residential housing. RSVP required for number of persons attending and location to email addresses listed. Any questions contact Christy Hudgens at christy.hudgens@ua.edu.

Sessions held Thursday, October  16, 6 pm, Roy Downs Memorial Library, 9700 Hwy 25, Calera, RSVP to ldstampe@southernco.com; or, Thursday, October 23, 6 pm, North Shelby Library, 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, RSVP to ldstampe@southernco.com

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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
=========================================================
Oak Mountain Middle School will have its’ Fall gala/ Haunted House next Friday, October 24. Any student wanting to earn Give Me Five hours can come help with set-up on Thursday, 10/23 and Take-down after closing Friday night. The student must let me know they are coming and bring an ID. I will give them a letter to turn in.I can be reached at mollybdarby@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are: Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you cannot do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 16, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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FCA and 1st Priority groups from Oak Mountain and Spain Park High School would like to invite everyone to a community tailgate tomorrow night before the football game. This event will take place from 5:00-6:30 in the parking lot outside the Spain Park football stadium. Food/drinks will be provided by five local churches and the combined clubs. All are welcome!

 

The OMHS Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for girl’s ages 5-12  on November 1st , 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The Cost is: $40 prior to October 20th and will be $50 after October 20th

Includes: a T-shirt, poster, 4 hour dance camp, pizza, hair/make-up, and a special performance for parents in the PAC at OMHS. T-shirts are not guaranteed the day of the camp for those who sign up late. There is also the opportunity for the girls to perform their routine at an OMHS basketball game this season! For more information please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Team Sponsor, at j2robinson@shelbyed.k12.al.us or Tracy Walker Lindsey at tracywalkerlindsey@bellsouth.net

 

Boy’s soccer tryouts will begin next week, Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Please report to the Varsity soccer fields to check in and bring a copy of your physical. You will NOT be allowed to tryout without a completed physical on file. If you have any questions about your tryout or if your physical is expired, please see coach DeMasters in Room 241.

 

Oak Mountain vs. Spain Park Football Game @ Spain Park HS this Friday, October 17th. Game time will be at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets early to avoid standing in line!  Tickets may be purchased at Bryant Bank-Greystone location or online at http://preptix.com/spainpark . Tickets are $7 each.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Parking is $5 per vehicle.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

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.

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
==================================================
Are You ‘Bama Bound?
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in attending the University of Alabama are invited to attend an A$AP Presentation. Representatives from the University of Alabama National Alumni Association will be on hand to discuss the Alumni Scholarship Program and distribute information regarding admission to the University, the scholarship application process, and brochures from financial aid services and residential housing. RSVP required for number of persons attending and location to email addresses listed. Any questions contact Christy Hudgens at christy.hudgens@ua.edu.

Sessions held Thursday, October  16, 6 pm, Roy Downs Memorial Library, 9700 Hwy 25, Calera, RSVP to ldstampe@southernco.com; or, Thursday, October 23, 6 pm, North Shelby Library, 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, RSVP to ldstampe@southernco.com

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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
=========================================================
Oak Mountain Middle School will have its’ Fall gala/ Haunted House next Friday, October 24. Any student wanting to earn Give Me Five hours can come help with set-up on Thursday, 10/23 and Take-down after closing Friday night. The student must let me know they are coming and bring an ID. I will give them a letter to turn in.I can be reached at mollybdarby@yahoo.com.

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are:
Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you can not do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 15, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Boy’s soccer tryouts will begin next week, Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Please report to the Varsity soccer fields to check in and bring a copy of your physical. You will NOT be allowed to tryout without a completed physical on file. If you have any questions about your tryout or if your physical is expired, please see coach DeMasters in Room 241.

 

Oak Mountain vs. Spain Park Football Game @ Spain Park HS this Friday, October 17th. Game time will be at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets early to avoid standing in line!  Tickets may be purchased at Bryant Bank-Greystone location or online at http://preptix.com/spainpark . Tickets are $7 each.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Parking is $5 per vehicle.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

 

The SOZO Club will meet this Thursday morning, October 16th at 7:00 a.m. in Room 111. All members should attend.

 

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

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

Miss Jefferson State Pageant
Senior Dual Enrollment Students ONLY – Jefferson State Community College will host an orientation meeting for young ladies interested in participating in the Miss Jefferson State Pageant, an official Preliminary for the Miss Alabama Pageant. The orientation meeting will be held October 16, 2014 at 3 pm in HSB 156 on the Shelby Campus. All participants must be enrolled at Jefferson State with a minimum of 2.75 GPA. For any questions please call 983-5277 or e-mail, kcarr@jeffstateonline.com  or cbrown@jeffstateonline.com

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

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.

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
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Are You ‘Bama Bound?
High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in attending the University of Alabama are invited to attend an A$AP Presentation. Representatives from the University of Alabama National Alumni Association will be on hand to discuss the Alumni Scholarship Program and distribute information regarding admission to the University, the scholarship application process, and brochures from financial aid services and residential housing. RSVP required for number of persons attending and location to email addresses listed. Any questions contact Christy Hudgens at christy.hudgens@ua.edu.

Sessions held Thursday, October  16, 6 pm, Roy Downs Memorial Library, 9700 Hwy 25, Calera, RSVP to ldstampe@southernco.com; or, Thursday, October 23, 6 pm, North Shelby Library, 5521 Cahaba Valley Road, Birmingham, RSVP to ldstampe@southernco.com

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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
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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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are:
Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you can not do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 14, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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After a long weekend in Dothan, Alabama, Oak Mountain High School’s “Spirit of Cahaba” Marching Band won first place at the Southern Showcase Marching Competition, receiving the highest collective scores of any band that attended the event.  Twenty-one high school bands from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida competed in the Southern Showcase this year.   Our band program also received the following awards:

- Best in Class Band
- Best in Class Percussion
- Best in Class Drum Major
- Best in Class Color Guard
- Best in Class Dance Team
- Challenge Cup for Class 4A (the highest score of any band in our classification)

 

Oak Mountain vs. Spain Park Football Game @ Spain Park HS this Friday, October 17th. Game time will be at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets early to avoid standing in line!  Tickets may be purchased at Bryant Bank-Greystone location or online at http://preptix.com/spainpark . Tickets are $7 each.  Children 5 & under are FREE.  Parking is $5 per vehicle.  Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

 

The SOZO Club will meet this Thursday morning, October 16th at 7:00 a.m. in Room 111. All members should attend.

 

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

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

Miss Jefferson State Pageant
Senior Dual Enrollment Students ONLY – Jefferson State Community College will host an orientation meeting for young ladies interested in participating in the Miss Jefferson State Pageant, an official Preliminary for the Miss Alabama Pageant. The orientation meeting will be held October 16, 2014 at 3 pm in HSB 156 on the Shelby Campus. All participants must be enrolled at Jefferson State with a minimum of 2.75 GPA. For any questions please call 983-5277 or e-mail, kcarr@jeffstateonline.com  or cbrown@jeffstateonline.com

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

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.

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
==================================================
The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are:
Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you can not do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 10, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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

 

Bring your teenage driver to the MINI of Birmingham Teen Driving MINI Clinic and learn about the challenges facing young drivers on today’s roads. Teenage drivers (with either a learners permit of a drivers license) will drive a 2014 MINI Cooper S through a special distraction and impairment course under the supervision of professional race car drivers. A brief classroom session for parents and teens will share information on the hazards facing young drivers. A representative from Liberty Mutual Insurance will be on hand to discuss insurance issues and possible ways to save on your teenage driver’s premium through special driving safety programs. Register now for one of four 1-hour time slots to have some fun and learn some valuable information that can keep your teenage driver safe on the road. And best of all, it’s FREE courtesy of MINI of Birmingham! https://www.bemilesahead.net/register?course_id=4

 

Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

Miss Jefferson State Pageant
Senior Dual Enrollment Students ONLY – Jefferson State Community College will host an orientation meeting for young ladies interested in participating in the Miss Jefferson State Pageant, an official Preliminary for the Miss Alabama Pageant. The orientation meeting will be held October 16, 2014 at 3 pm in HSB 156 on the Shelby Campus. All participants must be enrolled at Jefferson State with a minimum of 2.75 GPA. For any questions please call 983-5277 or e-mail, kcarr@jeffstateonline.com  or cbrown@jeffstateonline.com

 

Make up school pictures will be made on Tuesday, October 14. Only those students with an appointment card will be allowed to have their pictures made. If you need an appointment, please see Mrs. Dixon in room 226 on the journalism hall before Tuesday.

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

Key Club is having a school work day on Saturday, October 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to beautify the school grounds for fall.  It is open to all students, and you can earn hours toward Give Me Five.  We will meet at the front of the school.  See Mrs. Humphrey in room 135 to sign up.

 

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.

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Oak Mountain Swim Team info (grades 7-12) – If interested, please sign up in Ms. Wright’s room (English Hall). In order to participate, you must have an updated physical on file and consent forms. Also, swimmers are required to have qualifying times set forth by AHSAA. This year there is a Sectional Swim Meet in order to qualify for the State Meet. Use link below to get more info and qualifying times – scroll down to bottom for Swimming/Diving around page 107. DEADLINE to sign up Wednesday, October 15th.

http://www.ahsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=L0wwErT40-M%3d&tabid=127&portalid=0

 

Girls basketball tryouts will be held October 14 & 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact Coach McGowan if you are planning on trying out amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us. You must have an updated physical to participate in tryouts.

 

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
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College visits for the week of October 6th

October 9 – Davidson College, 9:30 am- Guidance Center
October 9 – Belmont University, 1:30 pm- Guidance Center
October 10 – Grinnell College, 10:30 am – Guidance Center
October 10 – Troy University, 1:30 pm – Guidance Center

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

HOBY’s (The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community Selected students attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders from the state, and explore their own personal leadership skills, all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. The leadership seminar will be May 29-31 at Troy University in Troy, AL. To be considered as OMHS’ nominee, please submit your resume and a paragraph describing the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community to the Guidance Center. Deadline for submission is October 17th.

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

U.S. Department of State – Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Hezegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Phillipines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live in host families, attend local high school, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-2016 programs are due January 7, 2015. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarhsip.org/.

 

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exhanges.state.gov

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

 

The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

Hunter Street Baptist Church is hosting a College Preview Night for all high school students and their parents Wednesday, October 15th, from 5:30 pm – 8:20 pm in the Hunter Street Baptist Church Student Building. The following colleges will be in attendance: Samford University, Mississippi College, Union University, William Carey University, Leavell College, Judson College, Blue Mountain College, University of Mobile & Boyce-The College at Southern; other programs will be attendance. Go to www.hunterstreet.org for more information.

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead.  The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are:
Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you can not do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 9, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Girls Golf Tryouts are Oct. 29 and 30.  Pick up a tryout packet in Mrs. Schwartz’s room on History Hall. You must have a current physical on file to try out.

 

Miss Jefferson State Pageant
Senior Dual Enrollment Students ONLY – Jefferson State Community College will host an orientation meeting for young ladies interested in participating in the Miss Jefferson State Pageant, an official Preliminary for the Miss Alabama Pageant. The orientation meeting will be held October 16, 2014 at 3 pm in HSB 156 on the Shelby Campus. All participants must be enrolled at Jefferson State with a minimum of 2.75 GPA. For any questions please call 983-5277 or e-mail, kcarr@jeffstateonline.com  or cbrown@jeffstateonline.com

 

Drama Club Meeting this Thursday and Friday mornings at 7:10 in Ms. Morgan’s room (123) to discuss Trumbauer Theatre Competition.

 

Make up school pictures will be made on Tuesday, October 14. Only those students with an appointment card will be allowed to have their pictures made. If you need an appointment, please see Mrs. Dixon in room 226 on the journalism hall before Tuesday.

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

Key Club is having a school work day on Saturday, October 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to beautify the school grounds for fall.  It is open to all students, and you can earn hours toward Give Me Five.  We will meet at the front of the school.  See Mrs. Humphrey in room 135 to sign up.

 

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.

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

Oak Mountain Swim Team info (grades 7-12) – If interested, please sign up in Ms. Wright’s room (English Hall). In order to participate, you must have an updated physical on file and consent forms. Also, swimmers are required to have qualifying times set forth by AHSAA. This year there is a Sectional Swim Meet in order to qualify for the State Meet. Use link below to get more info and qualifying times – scroll down to bottom for Swimming/Diving around page 107. DEADLINE to sign up Wednesday, October 15th.

http://www.ahsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=L0wwErT40-M%3d&tabid=127&portalid=0

 

Girls basketball tryouts will be held October 14 & 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact Coach McGowan if you are planning on trying out amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us. You must have an updated physical to participate in tryouts.

 

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

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
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College visits for the week of October 6th

October 9 – Davidson College, 9:30 am- Guidance Center
October 9 – Belmont University, 1:30 pm- Guidance Center
October 10 – Grinnell College, 10:30 am – Guidance Center
October 10 – Troy University, 1:30 pm – Guidance Center

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

HOBY’s (The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community Selected students attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders from the state, and explore their own personal leadership skills, all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. The leadership seminar will be May 29-31 at Troy University in Troy, AL. To be considered as OMHS’ nominee, please submit your resume and a paragraph describing the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community to the Guidance Center. Deadline for submission is October 17th.

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

U.S. Department of State – Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Hezegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Phillipines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live in host families, attend local high school, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-2016 programs are due January 7, 2015. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarhsip.org/.

 

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exhanges.state.gov

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

 

The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

Hunter Street Baptist Church is hosting a College Preview Night for all high school students and their parents Wednesday, October 15th, from 5:30 pm – 8:20 pm in the Hunter Street Baptist Church Student Building. The following colleges will be in attendance: Samford University, Mississippi College, Union University, William Carey University, Leavell College, Judson College, Blue Mountain College, University of Mobile & Boyce-The College at Southern; other programs will be attendance. Go to www.hunterstreet.org for more information.

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead.  The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.

 

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.

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

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.

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are:
Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you can not do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

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

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October 8, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Drama Club Meeting this Thursday and Friday mornings at 7:10 in Ms. Morgan’s room (123) to discuss Trumbauer Theatre Competition.

 

 

 

Make up school pictures will be made on Tuesday, October 14. Only those students with an appointment card will be allowed to have their pictures made. If you need an appointment, please see Mrs. Dixon in room 226 on the journalism hall before Tuesday.

 

 

 

FBLA will again be accepting new members for the year October 8-22.  If you are interested in joining please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121.  Dues are $30 which covers your state and national dues as well as a club t-shirt.

 

 

 

FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4.  Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options.  Cost of trip is $65.  Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.

 

 

 

Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th.  Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up.  A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.

 

 

 

Key Club is having a school work day on Saturday, October 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to beautify the school grounds for fall.  It is open to all students, and you can earn hours toward Give Me Five.  We will meet at the front of the school.  See Mrs. Humphrey in room 135 to sign up.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

 

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

 

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

 

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

 

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

 

 

Oak Mountain Swim Team info (grades 7-12) – If interested, please sign up in Ms. Wright’s room (English Hall). In order to participate, you must have an updated physical on file and consent forms. Also, swimmers are required to have qualifying times set forth by AHSAA. This year there is a Sectional Swim Meet in order to qualify for the State Meet. Use link below to get more info and qualifying times – scroll down to bottom for Swimming/Diving around page 107. DEADLINE to sign up Wednesday, October 15th.

http://www.ahsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=L0wwErT40-M%3d&tabid=127&portalid=0

 

 

 

Girls basketball tryouts will be held October 14 & 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact Coach McGowan if you are planning on trying out amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us. You must have an updated physical to participate in tryouts.

 

 

 

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

 

 

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

 

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnelwill be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

 

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

 

 

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

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College visits for the week of October 6th

 

October 6 – University of West Alabama, 1:30 pm – Guidance Center

October 7 – U of AL Honors College, 1:30 pm – Library

October 9 – Davidson College, 9:30 am- Guidance Center

October 9 – Belmont University, 1:30 pm- Guidance Center

October 10 – Grinnell College, 10:30 am – Guidance Center

October 10 – Troy University, 1:30 pm – Guidance Center

 

 

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:

1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges

2) Minimum ACT 23

3) Alabama resident and US citizen

4) Financial need

5) Academic proficiency

Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

 

 

HOBY’s (The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community Selected students attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders from the state, and explore their own personal leadership skills, all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. The leadership seminar will be May 29-31 at Troy University in Troy, AL. To be considered as OMHS’ nominee, please submit your resume and a paragraph describing the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community to the Guidance Center. Deadline for submission is October 17th.

 

 

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

 

 

9th, 10th and 11th grade students interested in taking the PSAT/NMQT on Wednesday, October 15th should come by the Guidance Center and register by paying $14 by October 8th. You can also pick up a study booklet that explains the test and its merits. You may also recognize this test as the pre-SAT.

 

 

 

U.S. Department of State – Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

 

 

 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Hezegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Phillipines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live in host families, attend local high school, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-2016 programs are due January 7, 2015. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

 

 

 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarhsip.org/.

 

 

 

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exhanges.state.gov

 

 

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

 

 

Hunter Street Baptist Church is hosting a College Preview Night for all high school students and their parents Wednesday, October 15th, from 5:30 pm – 8:20 pm in the Hunter Street Baptist Church Student Building. The following colleges will be in attendance: Samford University, Mississippi College, Union University, William Carey University, Leavell College, Judson College, Blue Mountain College, University of Mobile & Boyce-The College at Southern; other programs will be attendance. Go to www.hunterstreet.org for more information.

 

 

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead.  The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

 

 

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

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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.

 

 

 

NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations.  The dates and times are:

Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00.  If you can not do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd.  If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity.   Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule.  If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email edean@asburyonline.org

 

 

 

ATHLETICS

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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

 

 

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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