September 10, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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You can order tickets to this Friday’s game against Hoover on the following link: http://www.preptix.com/hoover

All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap. The cost is $38, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!

Drama Club Meeting Friday, September 12, at 7:10 a.m. in the PAC. Homecoming Parade Permission slips will be given out and discussion of Drama Club’s plan for the parade.

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.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!

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

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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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September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Any student interested in learning more about health care related careers should consider the Exploring Program at Shelby BMC. The kick off meeting is next week on Wednesday, the 17th and students who are interested can pick up the required forms from the OMHS Counseling Center and fax them to 205-620-7869.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford: Students/Parents are welcome to learn about the admissions process from these very prestigious institutions of higher education. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. The event will be held Monday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

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.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

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!

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 9, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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You can order tickets to this Friday’s game against Hoover on the following link:

http://www.preptix.com/hoover

All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap. The cost is $38, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!

Drama Club Meeting Friday, September 12, at 7:10 a.m. in the PAC. Homecoming Parade Permission slips will be given out and discussion of Drama Club’s plan for the parade.

The first PALS meeting will be this Wednesday, September 10 during 7th period. All members must attend!

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.

If you missed the OMHS Youth in Government Kick-off meeting last month, make sure you make it to the September meeting on the 10th at 3:00.  We will elect officers and try-out for positions on our four mock trial teams this year.  If you are interested in holding office for YiG, you must be present at this meeting.  If you want a spot on one of the competing mock trial teams, drop by Mrs. Bahr or Mrs. Touchstone’s room for a copy of the case for try-outs ASAP.  See you soon!!

The first Rho Kappa meeting of the year will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, September 10th during 7th period. We will be starting the process of officer elections, as well as planning the Rho Kappa T-shirts for this school year. All members are required to attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Miller in Room 111 on the history hall.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119.  Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall.  Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives.  For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.
The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour.  The deadline is approaching!
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

Join the Eagle Club!  Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events.  For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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
==================================================
September 9 – Berry College, 8:00 am- Guidance Center
September 9 – University of Southern California, 9:30 am – Guidance Center
September 9 – Auburn University, 1:30 pm – PAC
September 10 – Montevallo, 1:30 pm –Guidance Center
September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University   2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford: Students/Parents are welcome to learn about the admissions process from these very prestigious institutions of higher education. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. The event will be held Monday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

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.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx.  Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 8, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The first PALS meeting will be this Wednesday, September 10 during 7th period. All members must attend!

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.

All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap.

The cost is $40, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!

If you missed the OMHS Youth in Government Kick-off meeting last month, make sure you make it to the September meeting on the 10th at 3:00. We will elect officers and try-out for positions on our four mock trial teams this year. If you are interested in holding office for YiG, you must be present at this meeting. If you want a spot on one of the competing mock trial teams, drop by Mrs. Bahr or Mrs. Touchstone’s room for a copy of the case for try-outs ASAP. See you soon!!

The first Rho Kappa meeting of the year will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, September 10th during 7th period. We will be starting the process of officer elections, as well as planning the Rho Kappa T-shirts for this school year. All members are required to attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Miller in Room 111 on the history hall.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!

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

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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
==================================================
September 9 – Berry College, 8:00 am- Guidance Center
September 9 – University of Southern California, 9:30 am – Guidance Center
September 9 – Auburn University, 1:30 pm – PAC
September 10 – Montevallo, 1:30 pm –Guidance Center
September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

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.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All. As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 4, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Drama Club meeting Friday in Ms. Morgan’s room (123) 7:10 a.m. Be sure to come by and pick out your color for the shirt or it will be picked for you!!! Shirts will be worn in the homecoming parade. Dues need to be turned in by Friday. Come by after Honor Society meeting for those involved. Thank you!

If you missed the OMHS Youth in Government Kick-off meeting last month, make sure you make it to the September meeting on the 10th at 3:00. We will elect officers and try-out for positions on our four mock trial teams this year. If you are interested in holding office for YiG, you must be present at this meeting. If you want a spot on one of the competing mock trial teams, drop by Mrs. Bahr or Mrs. Touchstone’s room for a copy of the case for try-outs ASAP. See you soon!!

The first Rho Kappa meeting of the year will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, September 10th during 7th period. We will be starting the process of officer elections, as well as planning the Rho Kappa T-shirts for this school year. All members are required to attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Miller in Room 111 on the history hall.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

National Honor Society Meeting in the PAC, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

Spring Break London, Paris, and the Alps and Summer Grand Tour of Italy (This is not a school sponsored trip) Trip Meeting, Thursday, September 4, 6:00 P.M. in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123. Please park in front. E-mail if you would like information smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!

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

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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

College Visits for the week of Sept. 2-5

Sept 3- US Navy Recruiter 12-1:30pm in the hall outside the Guidance Center
Sept 4- University of Rochester 8:15am in the Guidance Center
Sept 4-Mississippi State University 1:30pm in the Guidance Center

Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships. OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 2, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

Sozo will be having its first meeting of the year next Thursday morning in Room 119 at 7:10 a.m. Join us to find out what’s going on!

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

National Honor Society Meeting in the PAC, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
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

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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

College Visits for the week of Sept. 2-5

Sept 2- Birmingham Southern 1:30pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 3- US Navy Recruiter 12-1:30pm in the hall outside the Guidance Center
Sept 4- University of Rochester 8:15am in the Guidance Center
Sept 4-Mississippi State University 1:30pm in the Guidance Center

Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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 question 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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail.

Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

August 29, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

Sozo will be having its first meeting of the year next Thursday morning in Room 119 at 7:10 a.m. Join us to find out what’s going on!

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

National Honor Society Meeting in the PAC, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
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

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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

College Visits for the week of Sept. 2-5

Sept 2- Birmingham Southern 1:30pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 3- US Navy Recruiter 12-1:30pm in the hall outside the Guidance Center
Sept 4- University of Rochester 8:15am in the Guidance Center
Sept 4-Mississippi State University 1:30pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Sylvan will be hosting 2 ACT CRAM Courses at our center in Hoover: Math/Science – August 30th, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and Eng/Reading – September 6th, 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Visit www.SylvanAlabama.com for registration and payment for these and any other CRAM Courses in the Birmingham area.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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 question 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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

August 28, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

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

Open House is 6:00 Thursday, August 28. We will meet in the gym. Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule to follow.

The Jazz Band will be performing prior to Open house on Thursday beginning at 5:10 p.m. in the gym.

All Sports Season Passes are still available for purchase. Student Passes are $75.00, Adult Passes are $100. Passes are good for admission to all OMHS Sports home games excluding playoffs and tournaments. To order please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com.

The Oak Mountain Youth in Government organization will kick off our year with a short, informational meeting on Wednesday, August 27th in room 215. We will talk about the approaching mock trial

competition in November, the legislative competition in February, and the requirements for membership. By getting involved in this academic competition, you will hone your argumentative skills, meet other students from around the state and make your high school resume stand out! Bring yourself. Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Kick off your year with OMHS YIG!

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.

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.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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
==================================================
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Sylvan will be hosting 2 ACT CRAM Courses at our center in Hoover: Math/Science – August 30th, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and Eng/Reading – September 6th, 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Visit www.SylvanAlabama.com for registration and payment for these and any other CRAM Courses in the Birmingham area.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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 question 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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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August 26, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Open House is 6:00 Thursday, August 28. We will meet in the gym. Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule to follow.

The Jazz Band will be performing prior to Open house on Thursday beginning at 5:10 p.m. in the gym.

All Sports Season Passes are still available for purchase. Student Passes are $75.00, Adult Passes are $100. Passes are good for admission to all OMHS Sports home games excluding playoffs and tournaments. To order please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com.

The Oak Mountain Youth in Government organization will kick off our year with a short, informational meeting on Wednesday, August 27th in room 215. We will talk about the approaching mock trial competition in November, the legislative competition in February, and the requirements for membership. By getting involved in this academic competition, you will hone your argumentative skills, meet other students from around the state and make your high school resume stand out! Bring yourself. Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Kick off your year with OMHS YIG!

If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35, Ham is $40 and bottle of BBQ sauce is $6! Delivery will be on Sept. 23rd at 1:00 to OMHS baseball field! If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due Sept. 18th. Thank you!

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.

London, Paris, and the Alps (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – Spring Break 2015! Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Grand Tour of Italy Summer 2015 (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – How about an educational trip to Italy right after graduation? Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP). We are having a tour meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 204! Enroll now! Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics? Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach? If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (Science teacher) and

Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s #1 tour every year! The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013! We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest. To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student. The tour number is 1542773ZK.

All girls interested in trying out for the Soccer Team please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 before Friday. Tryouts will be held from Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 29. Tryouts will begin at 2:15 and end at 3:45. If you do not have PE or soccer during 8th Period you will tryout from 3:05-4:35. All girls trying out need a copy of a physical and a permission slip. Please Contact Coach DiPiazza to let him know you are trying out. ddipiazza@shelbyed.k12.al.us

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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
==================================================
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Yale Information Session
Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. S) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session
Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program – YLDP
The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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 question 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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.
The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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August 22, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Oak Mountain Youth in Government organization will kick off our year with a short, informational meeting on Wednesday, August 27th in room 215. We will talk about the approaching mock trial competition in November, the legislative competition in February, and the requirements for membership. By getting involved in this academic competition, you will hone your argumentative skills, meet other students from around the state and make your high school resume stand out! Bring yourself. Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Kick off your year with OMHS YIG!

Student All-Season Sports Passes are ready to be picked up in the front office.

If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35, Ham is $40 and bottle of BBQ sauce is $6! Delivery will be on Sept. 23rd at 1:00 to OMHS baseball field! If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due Sept. 18th. Thank you!

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.

Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m.

London, Paris, and the Alps (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – Spring Break 2015! Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Grand Tour of Italy Summer 2015 (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – How about an educational trip to Italy right after graduation? Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP). We are having a tour meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 204! Enroll now! Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics? Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach? If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (Science teacher) and Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s #1 tour every year! The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013! We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest. To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student. The tour number is 1542773ZK.

The Spanish Honor Society will have its first meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:10 in Mrs. Chapman’s room. We will nominate officers and discuss t-shirts. All inducted students are welcome. ¡¡Gracias!!

All girls interested in trying out for the Soccer Team please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 before Friday. Tryouts will be held from Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 29. Tryouts will begin at 2:15 and end at 3:45. If you do not have PE or soccer during 8th Period you will tryout from 3:05-4:35. All girls trying out need a copy of a physical and a permission slip. Please Contact Coach DiPiazza to let him know you are trying out. ddipiazza@shelbyed.k12.al.us

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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
==================================================
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30pm in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Selective College Information Session Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program – YLDP
The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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 question 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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.
The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

 

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Parents of Juniors/Seniors
The OMHS Guidance Counselors will host a parent meeting on Monday, August 25th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm covering the basics of college admission (College Applications and Scholarships) followed by a question and answer session. Senior parents will meet in the PAC. We will also discuss the NEW transcript ordering process. Junior parents will meet in the Library/Media Center.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Oak Mountain Intermediate School’s annual Back to School Splash will be Saturday, August 23 from 10:00 to 4:00. High School Students can earn Give Me Five hours for volunteering and they don’t have to pay to attend.

There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

 

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August 21, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Student All-Season Sports Passes are ready to be picked up in the front office.

The national Pro Fastpitch Championship series is being held this week at the Hoover met. Today’s games are at 5:30 & 8:00. For more information go to http://profastpitch.com Please come out and watch the professional softball players in action and get an autograph!

Drama Club meeting Friday morning 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s room 123. We will discuss homecoming and t-shirts – come with ideas!!!!

If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35, Ham is $40 and bottle of BBQ sauce is $6! Delivery will be on Sept. 23rd at 1:00 to OMHS baseball field! If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due Sept. 18th. Thank you!

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.

Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 at 6:00 p.m.

London, Paris, and the Alps (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – Spring Break 2015! Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Grand Tour of Italy Summer 2015 (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – How about an educational trip to Italy right after graduation? Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP). We are having a tour meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 204! Enroll now! Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics? Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach? If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (Science teacher) and Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s #1 tour every year! The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013! We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest. To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student. The tour number is 1542773ZK.

The Spanish Honor Society will have its first meeting on Tuesday, August 25 at 7:10 in Mrs. Chapman’s room. We will nominate officers and discuss t-shirts. All inducted students are welcome. ¡¡Gracias!!

All girls interested in trying out for the Soccer Team please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 before Friday. Tryouts will be held from Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 29. Tryouts will begin at 2:15 and end at 3:45. If you do not have PE or soccer during 8th Period you will tryout from 3:05-4:35. All girls trying out need a copy of a physical and a permission slip. Please Contact Coach DiPiazza to let him know you are trying out. ddipiazza@shelbyed.k12.al.us

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

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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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

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program – YLDP
The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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 question 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.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

CollegeWeek Live helps students with their college search. One in three college-bound students use the site to help navigate the college admissions process and find the best college match. Founded in 2007, CollegeWeekLive enables students to live chat with admissions representatives and students from hundreds of U.S. universities and to watch presentations from education experts on topics such as mastering the SATs/ACTs, writing a standout college essay, choosing a college, and more. CollegeWeek Live is hosting Back-to-School, a free online event to help get students excited about preparing for the New Year. Students can login to CollegeWeekLive.com for the Back-to-School event anytime from 2-10PM EDT on Thursday, August 21st, 2014. This is a great way to get your juniors and seniors focused on college prep.
At the event, your students can chat with admissions counselors from 150+ colleges and universities and watch live presentations on:
• 7 Success Secrets Every College Student Needs to Know
• Making It Into a Top College
• SAT and ACT Strategies for Success
Save the date and invite your students today – http://www.collegeweeklive.com/event-schedule/back-to-school?refcode=COU_Back_To_School_PreShow&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRoivq3MZKXonjHpfsX56O0uWbHr08Yy0EZ5VunJEUWy3oIHT9Q%2FcOedCQkZHblFnVsASK2tT68NrKUJ

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Parents of Juniors/Seniors
The OMHS Guidance Counselors will host a parent meeting on Monday, August 25th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm covering the basics of college admission (College Applications and Scholarships) followed by a question and answer session. Senior parents will meet in the PAC. We will also discuss the NEW transcript ordering process. Junior parents will meet in the Library/Media Center.

 

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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Oak Mountain Intermediate School’s annual Back to School Splash will be Saturday, August 23 from 10:00 to 4:00. High School Students can earn Give Me Five hours for volunteering and they don’t have to pay to attend.

There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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