December 2, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Teachers will be conducting textbook checks before semester exams. If a student was issued a textbook for a class, the student must show this book to the teacher in order to take the semester exam.  If a student has lost a textbook, he/she will need to see Ms. Lamb in the main office to pay for the lost textbook. Students must show a receipt to the teacher in order to take the exam. Students will not be allowed to take semester exams if they do not have a textbook or receipt for payment

 

The OMHS SOZO Club is collecting full-size toiletry items and stocking stuffers to send to the children in Uganda.  Students can bring donations to Room 111 before school or to the Commons during SOAR 60.   Any student that donates 10 items (toiletries and/or stocking stuffers) will be invited to a Chic-Fil-A biscuit breakfast on Friday, December 9th.  See Mrs. Miller with questions in room 111.

  

AP test fees are due for students before the holidays.  Each test costs $93.  If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact Ms. Huff in the guidance office by December 1, 2016.  This fee is to pay for the test and is not the same as the class fee taken by teachers.  The test fee should be paid in the guidance office as soon as possible, so tests can be ordered.

 

National Honor Society has begun collecting for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. In addition to collecting from students this year, we will also be collecting from parents during the afternoon in the car rider line. 🙂 Parents, please consider donating to such a worthy cause. Our campaign is November 14th  thru December 7th.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  We would like to invite your students to participate in this McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp.  During the week of pharmacy camp, they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands-on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory.   Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. Space is limited so please encourage them to apply early.  The application deadline is February 1, 2017. If they have any questions, please have them call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.

 

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December 1, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Teachers will be conducting textbook checks before semester exams. If a student was issued a textbook for a class, the student must show this book to the teacher in order to take the semester exam.  If a student has lost a textbook, he/she will need to see Ms. Lamb in the main office to pay for the lost textbook. Students must show a receipt to the teacher in order to take the exam. Students will not be allowed to take semester exams if they do not have a textbook or receipt for payment.

 

The OMHS SOZO Club is collecting full-size toiletry items and stocking stuffers to send to the children in Uganda.  Students can bring donations to Room 111 before school or to the Commons during SOAR 60.   Any student that donates 10 items (toiletries and/or stocking stuffers) will be invited to a Chic-Fil-A biscuit breakfast on Friday, December 9th.  See Mrs. Miller with questions in room 111.

  

AP test fees are due for students before the holidays.  Each test costs $93.  If you need to set up a payment plan, please contact Ms. Huff in the guidance office by December 1, 2016.  This fee is to pay for the test and is not the same as the class fee taken by teachers.  The test fee should be paid in the guidance office as soon as possible, so tests can be ordered.

 

Rho Kappa will not meet Friday, December 2nd. We will meet twice during the Second Nine Weeks instead. Our next meeting will be in January. See Mrs. Miller or Mrs. Schwartz with questions.

 

Tour Spain June 2017!  Join Dr. Strong and travel this summer to Madrid and Barcelona.  This is a special educational trip for OMHS students and families.  There will be a special informational meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:00 pm in Room 133 at the end of the science hall. You can take a sneak peek at the tour itinerary and costs by going to the tour website at www.eftours.com/1824710EJ (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP.)

 

National Honor Society has begun collecting for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. In addition to collecting from students this year, we will also be collecting from parents during the afternoon in the car rider line. 🙂 Parents, please consider donating to such a worthy cause. Our campaign is November 14th  thru December 7th.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  We would like to invite your students to participate in this McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp.  During the week of pharmacy camp, they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands-on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory.   Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy. Space is limited so please encourage them to apply early.  The application deadline is February 1, 2017. If they have any questions, please have them call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.

 

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November 14, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Fruit pick up will be on Thursday, November 17th between the hours of 1:00-6:00 pm. Athletes/Parents are to pick up fruit and deliver to customers. Fruit will be picked up behind the school on the street directly behind the gym. Thank you for supporting Oak Mountain High School athletics.

 

National Honor Society has begun collecting for the annual Toys for Tots campaign. In addition to collecting from students this year, we will also be collecting from parents during the afternoon in the car rider line. 🙂 Parents, please consider donating to such a worthy cause. Our campaign is November 14th  thru December 7th.

 

OMHS needs parent volunteers to work with the PTO organization.  Community involvement, teacher liaison, teacher grants, fundraising … and many more opportunities!!  Sign up today and get engaged.  Volunteering is easy…. just click on the link below and make your selection.

OMHS PTO Volunteers

We are looking forward to getting more of our Oak Mountain families involved.  If you have questions about how you can help, please message Julie Holstad at omhspto@gmail.com. Thank you in advance and GO EAGLES!!

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the official Oak Mountain Athletic Boosters’ spirit wear site. It has an all-new collection of gear so you can show your Eagle Spirit. These items make wonderful Christmas presents!

 

Please visit: http://www.companycasuals.com/OMBoosters

 

Order and pick-up dates are:

  • Order byNovember 11th / Pick-up on December 2nd
  • Order byNovember 30th / Pick-up on December 15th

Please note that we will have two pick-up dates (only) and two pick-up locations available. All orders must be received by November 30th for holiday delivery.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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McWhorter School of Pharmacy at Samford University is offering a one week Pharmacy Camp this summer for high school students that are interested in investigating a career as a Pharmacist.  We would like to invite your students to participate in this McWhorter School of Pharmacy Camp.  During the week of pharmacy camp, they will experience hands-on learning about health careers in pharmacy, participate in tours of local health care facilities and local pharmacies, participate in compounding activities and hands-on demonstrations in the McWhorter School of Pharmacy science laboratory.   Students who attend the camp will have the unique opportunity to spend time on the Samford campus and experience campus life with us, spend time with pharmacy professors, and have a lot of time to interact with other students also interested in careers in pharmacy.

Enclosed is a flyer that will provide them with all the important information regarding this exciting opportunity.  Please post this flyer on your bulletin board of opportunities for your students.

 

Space is limited so please encourage them to apply early.  The application deadline is February 1, 2017. If they have any questions, please have them call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu.

 

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for receiving late announcement/senior orders will be Monday, November 21 Until that time you can drop it off or mail your order form along with the $50 deposit to the local Josten’s office.  After that date, you will have to order online at Jostens.com. Extra order forms are located in the guidance center.

Josten’s

205-985-0150

2142 Pelham Parkway

Pelham, AL 35124

 

New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

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November 8, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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OMHS needs parent volunteers to work with the PTO organization.  Community involvement, teacher liaison, teacher grants, fundraising … and many more opportunities!!  Sign up today and get engaged.  Volunteering is easy…. just click on the link below and make your selection.

OMHS PTO Volunteers

We are looking forward to getting more of our Oak Mountain families involved.  If you have questions about how you can help, please message Julie Holstad at omhspto@gmail.com. Thank you in advance and GO EAGLES!!

 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the official Oak Mountain Athletic Boosters’ spirit wear site. It has an all-new collection of gear so you can show your Eagle Spirit. These items make wonderful Christmas presents!

Please visit: http://www.companycasuals.com/OMBoosters

 

Order and pick-up dates are:

  • Order byNovember 11th / Pick-up on December 2nd
  • Order byNovember 30th / Pick-up on December 15th

Please note that we will have two pick-up dates (only) and two pick-up locations available. All orders must be received by November 30th for holiday delivery.

 

 

For planning purposes, attached you will find a copy of the semester exam schedule for Semester One Exams. Checkouts will be permissible Tuesday through Friday of exam week.  Checkout forms will be available after Thanksgiving.

 

Dance Team will be selling long sleeve white OM t-shirts November 1st – 15th for $20.00 (checks should be made out to OMHS). See a dance team member or Ms. Robinson in room 136. If mailing a check, mail to OMHS to the attention of Jessica Robinson.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for receiving late announcement/senior orders will be Monday, November 21.  Until that time you can send/mail in your order form along with the $50 deposit to the local Josten’s office or bring it by the office as well.  After that date you will have to order online at Jostens.com. Extra order forms are located in the guidance center.

Josten’s

205-985-0150

2142 Pelham Parkway

Pelham, AL 35124

 

New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

 

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November 3, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Dance Team will be selling long sleeve white OM t-shirts November 1st – 5th for $20.00 (checks should be made out to OMHS). See a dance team member or Ms. Robinson in room 136. If mailing a check, mail to OMHS to the attention of Jessica Robinson.

 

The OMHS counselors would like to thank all of our parents who came to our October 31st coffee chat.  We understand that many parents were unable to attend, so we have posted links to the materials covered on the freshman page of the counseling center’s blog.  These materials can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/freshmen/

 

Come out and support our Oak Mountain Eagles as we take on Hewitt-Trussville for the 1st round of the football state playoffs.  Tickets are $8.00 per person.  Students may purchase tickets in the cafeteria during lunch on Friday or as usual through Preptix.com.  #GOOM

 

Deadline to submit Senior Yearbook Ads as been extended to Friday, November 4th. Parents can choose to purchase from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page Ads. You can use this link to access the application.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

The OMHS SOZO Club will meet on Friday, November 4th at 11:40 in the main gym.  All members should attend.

 

Attention Oak Mountain Students and families: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will host their annual “Out of the Darkness” walk at Heardmont Park on November 6, 2016. Anyone interested in participating in this event is encouraged to join the OM School team page at the following link.

http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=131186

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

 

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October 24, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations to OMHS Volleyball for making it to the AHSAA State Tournament! The Lady Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight by beating #3 ranked Bob Jones High School.  The Lady Eagles will be playing Wednesday at 8:00 am at the Birmingham Crossplex.  The winner of the 8:00 am match will advance to the next round which will be played at 3:30 pm.  Students will be allowed to attend the game.   The procedure for attending will be that once the students return to school, they will need a parent note with the ticket stub attached in order for the absence to be excused.  Students will need to be back at school by the beginning of 6th period (12:15) if we do not advance to the next round.  If we do advance, the students may stay until the 3:30 game.

 

All girls interested in playing Lacrosse in the spring should see Ms. Nabors in room 224 on the Journalism Hall for information (tnabors@shelbyed.org).

 

Girls Golf Team Tryouts are October 27th.  Tryout packets are located outside Coach Schwartz’s room on the History Hall.  You must have a physical on file to try out.  See Coach Schwartz in room 114 for any questions or email sschwartz@shelbyed.org.

 

The Oak Mountain High School PTO is, once again, sponsoring the ”Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction”, which is a major fundraiser for our school.  Proceeds in the past have paid for improvements to the school, such as the PAC, printers, supplies, teacher needs and student incentives.  The Auction and Dinner will be held on March 4, 2017.  Tickets include dinner, entertainment by our students and the much-anticipated Silent Auction.  And let’s not forget – door prizes!

 

If you have any items to donate for the auction, please contact Linda Ambrose or Julie Holstad.  We need items for our “grab bags” (mystery goodies sold for $20 each (which have always been popular) as well as new or “gently used items”,   beach or vacation condos, golf games, etc.

 

This year, we also have a need for new volunteers to assist with contacting donors for the auction, selling tickets, setting up and cleaning up, arranging the food and entertainment and making the baskets for the auction.  We had many of our volunteers from last year “retire” this year after their last child graduated from OMHS so the need is great!    We split up the work and you volunteer as your time allows.  It is a good opportunity to get involved in your school and meet other parents!  We especially encourage parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to GET INVOLVED! This is a fun fundraiser and very important for our school – We cannot do it without our parents.

Please contact Julie Holstad or Linda Ambrose and get involved today!!

Julie: 205-910-2359 or email omhspto@gmail.com

Linda: 205-542-7924 or email sean_linda@bellsouth.net

 

Attention parents and local businesses – a company by the name of TD Sports is soliciting in our community on behalf of Oak Mountain HS cheerleaders. We are NOT and will not be working with this organization on any fundraiser.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Deadline to submit Senior Yearbook Ads is Friday, October 28th. Parents can choose to purchase from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page Ads. You can use this link to access the application.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

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NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?   Volunteers are needed Oct. 24, 27 and Nov. 1 from 5:00-7:00 at Asbury UMC to help with basketball evaluations.  You may work any or all of the days.  Some basketball knowledge is needed for this—an example of drill is to count the number of free throws or defensive slides made in 30 seconds.  For more information or to sign up text or call 205 862 8653.

 

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October 17, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Please come out and support the Lady Eagles Volleyball team as they take on Spain Park in the first round of the Area Tournament.  The game will be at Mt. Brook High School at 5:00 pm.

 

Josten’s will be here tomorrow to talk to the seniors during SOAR60 about graduation announcements.

 

Josten’s will be here on Friday, Oct 21st to talk to the juniors during SOAR60 about class rings.

 

Spirit Night at Sweet Frog in Lee Branch tomorrow to support the OMHS Cross Country team. The spirit night is from 12:00 pm-9:00 pm. I have attached the flyer below. Please make sure you take this flyer with you, or you can tell them at the register that you are there for OMHS.

 

The Oak Mountain High School PTO is, once again, sponsoring the ”Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction”, which is a major fundraiser for our school.  Proceeds in the past have paid for improvements to the school, such as the PAC, printers, supplies, teacher needs and student incentives.  The Auction and Dinner will be held on March 4, 2017.  Tickets include dinner, entertainment by our students and the much-anticipated Silent Auction.  And let’s not forget – door prizes!

 

If you have any items to donate for the auction, please contact Linda Ambrose or Julie Holstad.  We need items for our “grab bags” (mystery goodies sold for $20 each (which have always been popular) as well as new or “gently used items”,   beach or vacation condos, golf games, etc.

 

This year, we also have a need for new volunteers to assist with contacting donors for the auction, selling tickets, setting up and cleaning up, arranging the food and entertainment and making the baskets for the auction.  We had many of our volunteers from last year “retire” this year after their last child graduated from OMHS so the need is great!    We split up the work and you volunteer as your time allows.  It is a good opportunity to get involved in your school and meet other parents!  We especially encourage parents of Freshmen and Sophomores to GET INVOLVED! This is a fun fundraiser and very important for our school – We cannot do it without our parents.

 

Please contact Julie Holstad or Linda Ambrose and get involved today!!

 

Julie: 205-910-2359 or email omhspto@gmail.com

Linda: 205-542-7924 or email sean_linda@bellsouth.net

 

Attention parents and local businesses – a company by the name of TD Sports is soliciting in our community on behalf of Oak Mountain HS cheerleaders. We are NOT and will not be working with this organization on any fundraiser.

 

There will be an interest meeting in room 223 on Oct 18th during SOAR 60 for any girl interested in participating in the Miss Oak Mountain Beauty Walk that will be held on January 21st in the PAC.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Deadline to submit Senior Yearbook Ads is Friday, October 28th. Parents can choose to purchase from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page Ads. You can use this link to access the application.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

All girls who signed up and are interested in Soccer Sweeties need to pick up a questionnaire outside Mrs. Mace’s room #102 on the history hall. Please complete and return the form prior to the end of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 27.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS – The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12 – senior in high school. Students of strings, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal US residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Vestavia Country Club. The Grand Winner will make an appearance with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The competition will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Birmingham-Southern College Hill Hall. The entry fee is $35 payable to the Symphony Volunteer Council. If interested, you can get an entry form from Mr. Bender in the band room or in the OMHS Guidance Office. Entries must be postmarked by January 4, 2017. For more information, please call Debbie Reid at (205) 991-2712 or e-mail careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?   Volunteers are needed Oct. 24, 27 and Nov. 1 from 5:00-7:00 at Asbury UMC to help with basketball evaluations.  You may work any or all of the days.  Some basketball knowledge is needed for this—an example of drill is to count the number of free throws or defensive slides made in 30 seconds.  For more information or to sign up text or call 205 862 8653.

 

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October 6, 2016

 

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Boys’ soccer will have a player only informational meeting next Wednesday, October 12 at 3:00 pm in room 241.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Due to changes in SOAR 60 this week, the SOZO meeting originally scheduled for Friday has been canceled, but we will still vote for officers this week.  Officer candidate bios are on Google Classroom.  Please read through the information about each candidate and make an informed decision. You may vote for officers through our Google Classroom anytime between Thursday morning at 7:15 am, and Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  See Mrs. Miller with questions.

 

Any students interested in joining the OMHS Swim Team needs to meet with Mr. Dean on Wednesday, October 12, in Room 110. Any interested students will need to have a physical on file with Ms. Cardinal and AHSAA approved times.

 

HOMECOMING DANCE 2016 – The homecoming dance will be at the Pelham Civic Complex, Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online from the link below or the week of Homecoming in the cafeteria and at the door.

https://oakmountainhighschool.instagift.com/2016-omhs-homecoming-dance

*There is a small fee if tickets are purchased online

 

Deadline to submit Senior Yearbook Ads is Friday, October 28th. Parents can choose to purchase from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page Ads. You can use this link to access the application.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

Girls’ basketball tryouts and practice will start October 17th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. All players must have an up to date physical in order to participate.

 

All girls who signed up and are interested in Soccer Sweeties need to pick up a questionnaire outside Mrs. Mace’s room #102 on the history hall. Please complete and return the form prior to the end of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 27.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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Attention ALL Sophomores: The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar will be held this school year at Troy University on May 26th – 28th, 2017. Any 10th grader interested in representing Oak Mountain High School at this seminar is encouraged to submit an essay that describes the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader in our school and community.  HOBY’s mission is to develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. Essays need to be submitted to the OMHS Guidance Center no later than October 28th.  See Mrs. Wade if you have questions or need additional information. You may also want to check out this organization at www.HOBY.org.

 

New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

Students may register for the PSAT through October 11.  Only a minimum number of tests will available.  The cost is 15.00 and it is open to 10th and 11th graders.  For 10th graders, it is a practice test for qualifying for National Merit Scholarships.

 

Sycamore Learning will be at Oak Mountain High School to offer practice for the ACT and provide test-taking strategies on Wednesday, Oct 5th and Thursday, October 6th from 3:00 – 5:30.  The cost is 85.00 for both sessions. Bring a check or you may go online to www.prepforthefuture.com.

 

The Civil Air Patrol will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and the grand opening of the Civil Air Patrol Exhibit at the Southern Museum of Flight with Aerospace Education Day on October 15th.  All current cadets and potential recruits are invited to attend.  Admission is free.

Click this link for more details:  https://eventbrite.com/e/alabama-wing-cadet-75th-celebrationae-and-recruitment-day-tickets-27561251445

 

MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS – The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12 – senior in high school. Students of strings, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal US residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Vestavia Country Club. The Grand Winner will make an appearance with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The competition will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Birmingham-Southern College Hill Hall. The entry fee is $35 payable to the Symphony Volunteer Council. If interested, you can get an entry form from Mr. Bender in the band room or in the OMHS Guidance Office. Entries must be postmarked by January 4, 2017. For more information, please call Debbie Reid at (205) 991-2712 or e-mail careids@bellsouth.net.

 

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to interested 10th-12th-grade students on October 20th.  This test is completely free and provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about their individual strengths and interests as they relate to the world of work.  Students who should take the ASVAB include those considering military service or those who would like additional guidance in researching and exploring potential careers.  Students who take the ASVAB are under no obligation to the military in any way.

If you would like to sign up your student for the ASVAB or if you have questions, please contact Mr. Riggins in the OMHS Guidance Center at 682-5350.

 

 GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?   Volunteers are needed Oct. 24, 27 and Nov. 1 from 5:00-7:00 at Asbury UMC to help with basketball evaluations.  You may work any or all of the days.  Some basketball knowledge is needed for this—an example of drill is to count the number of free throws or defensive slides made in 30 seconds.  For more information or to sign up text or call 205 862 8653.

 

OMES needs help with their annual Fall Fun Fest on October 14 – 15. The following spots are in need of volunteers: Friday, Oct 14: 3:15 pm – 5:15pm, Saturday, Oct 15: 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (2 people). If you’re interested in helping, please contact Jen Brainard at 205-767-8697 or at jenbrainard17@gmail.com.

 

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October 5, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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School Picture orders are due tomorrow, Thursday, October 6.

 

Since flu season is right around the corner, OMHS would like to request donations of hand sanitizer and Kleenex to be placed in classrooms.  Donated items can be brought to the main office and we will distribute them to classrooms.  Thanks so much for helping us.

 

Due to changes in SOAR 60 this week, the SOZO meeting originally scheduled for Friday has been canceled, but we will still vote for officers this week.  Officer candidate bios are on Google Classroom.  Please read through the information about each candidate and make an informed decision. You may vote for officers through our Google Classroom anytime between Thursday morning at 7:15 am, and Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm.  See Mrs. Miller with questions.

 

Any students interested in joining the OMHS Swim Team needs to meet with Mr. Dean on Wednesday, October 12, in Room 110. Any interested students will need to have a physical on file with Ms. Cardinal and AHSAA approved times.

 

HOMECOMING DANCE 2016 – The homecoming dance will be at the Pelham Civic Complex, Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online from the link below or the week of Homecoming in the cafeteria and at the door.

https://oakmountainhighschool.instagift.com/2016-omhs-homecoming-dance

*There is a small fee if tickets are purchased online

 

Deadline to submit Senior Yearbook Ads is Friday, October 28th. Parents can choose to purchase from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page Ads. You can use this link to access the application.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

Girls’ basketball tryouts and practice will start October 17th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. All players must have an up to date physical in order to participate.

 

All girls who signed up and are interested in Soccer Sweeties need to pick up a questionnaire outside Mrs. Mace’s room #102 on the history hall. Please complete and return the form prior to the end of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 27.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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Attention ALL Sophomores: The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar will be held this school year at Troy University on May 26th – 28th, 2017. Any 10th grader interested in representing Oak Mountain High School at this seminar is encouraged to submit an essay that describes the most rewarding and challenging aspects of being a leader in our school and community.  HOBY’s mission is to develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. Essays need to be submitted to the OMHS Guidance Center no later than October 28th.  See Mrs. Wade if you have questions or need additional information. You may also want to check out this organization at www.HOBY.org.

 

New this year….. FAFSA is now open to apply for student loans for college for the 2017-2018 school year.  This has been changed from the January 1st opening to October 1st.  The change allows you to use your tax information from 2015.  Any questions contact pholder@shelbyed.orgor bdeavers@shelbyed.org.

 

Students may register for the PSAT through October 11.  Only a minimum number of tests will available.  The cost is 15.00 and it is open to 10th and 11th graders.  For 10th graders, it is a practice test for qualifying for National Merit Scholarships.

 

Sycamore Learning will be at Oak Mountain High School to offer practice for the ACT and provide test-taking strategies on Wednesday, Oct 5th and Thursday, October 6th from 3:00 – 5:30.  The cost is 85.00 for both sessions. Bring a check or you may go online to www.prepforthefuture.com.

 

The Civil Air Patrol will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and the grand opening of the Civil Air Patrol Exhibit at the Southern Museum of Flight with Aerospace Education Day on October 15th.  All current cadets and potential recruits are invited to attend.  Admission is free.

 

Click this link for more details:  https://eventbrite.com/e/alabama-wing-cadet-75th-celebrationae-and-recruitment-day-tickets-27561251445

 

MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS – The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12 – senior in high school. Students of strings, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal US residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Vestavia Country Club. The Grand Winner will make an appearance with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The competition will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Birmingham-Southern College Hill Hall. The entry fee is $35 payable to the Symphony Volunteer Council. If interested, you can get an entry form from Mr. Bender in the band room or in the OMHS Guidance Office. Entries must be postmarked by January 4, 2017. For more information, please call Debbie Reid at (205) 991-2712 or e-mail careids@bellsouth.net.

 

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to interested 10th-12th-grade students on October 20th.  This test is completely free and provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about their individual strengths and interests as they relate to the world of work.  Students who should take the ASVAB include those considering military service or those who would like additional guidance in researching and exploring potential careers.  Students who take the ASVAB are under no obligation to the military in any way.

If you would like to sign up your student for the ASVAB or if you have questions, please contact Mr. Riggins in the OMHS Guidance Center at 682-5350.

 

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?   Volunteers are needed Oct. 24, 27 and Nov. 1 from 5:00-7:00 at Asbury UMC to help with basketball evaluations.  You may work any or all of the days.  Some basketball knowledge is needed for this—an example of drill is to count the number of free throws or defensive slides made in 30 seconds.  For more information or to sign up text or call 205 862 8653.

 

OMES needs help with their annual Fall Fun Fest on October 14 – 15. The following spots are in need of volunteers: Friday, Oct 14: 3:15 pm – 5:15pm, Saturday, Oct 15: 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (2 people). If you’re interested in helping, please contact Jen Brainard at 205-767-8697 or at jenbrainard17@gmail.com.

 

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September 29, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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There will be an interest meeting in room 223 on Oct 6th during SOAR 60 for any girl interested in participating in the Miss Oak Mountain Beauty Walk that will be held on January 21st in the PAC.

 

HOMECOMING DANCE 2016 – The homecoming dance will be at the Pelham Civic Complex, Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online from the link below or the week of Homecoming in the cafeteria and at the door.

https://oakmountainhighschool.instagift.com/2016-omhs-homecoming-dance

*There is a small fee if tickets are purchased online

 

Rho Kappa’s first meeting of the year will be this Friday morning.  All members are required to attend and should be in the PAC at 11:44. You should eat lunch before you attend the meeting.  Rho Kappa is the National Social Studies Honor Society. If you are interested in Rho Kappa membership, sophomores, juniors and seniors can apply for membership in February of 2017.

 

Deadline to submit Senior Yearbook Ads is Friday, October 28th. Parents can choose to purchase from 1/8 page, 1/4 page, 1/2 page, and full page Ads. You can use this link to access the application.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

Parents, Oak Mountain’s competitive Mock Trial teams are looking for a few ATTORNEY MENTORS to help students prepare for the contest in November. If you are an attorney who is interested helping prepare for their mock civil trial and you have some time available during the month of September and October, please email jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

SOAR60 is becoming a huge success. Students are able to receive tutoring, work on homework, attend club meetings, and work with other students and teachers on projects. Students who must be checked out during this time will need to arrange with their parents a time to meet them in the front office.  We will not be able to use the intercom to call students to the office. On a normal schedule, SOAR60 time is from 11:15-12:15.

 

Girls’ basketball tryouts and practice will start October 17th from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. All players must have an up to date physical in order to participate.

 

All girls who signed up and are interested in Soccer Sweeties need to pick up a questionnaire outside Mrs. Mace’s room #102 on the history hall. Please complete and return the form prior to the end of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 27.

 

Please remember we will enforce the dress code policy established by Shelby County Code of Conduct. The dress code and consequences for dress code violations can be found in the Code of Conduct.

 

Fast food is not allowed to be distributed during our lunch time. The front office will not be allowed to accept or deliver this.

 

GUIDANCE

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Shelby Baptist Hospital will host their Explorer Program’s Open House on Tuesday, October 4th at 6 p.m. The Exploring Learning for Life program focuses on career education and exploration in the health care field.  For more information and an application, stop by the OMHS Counseling Center.

 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Psi Xi Omega Chapter’s is once again offering their ASCEND Program. The primary purpose of ASCEND is to motivate, engage, and assist minority high school students in reaching their maximum potential. Students will participate in career and college exploration, United Nations activities, civic engagement, emphasis upon science, technology, engineering and math standards, as well as cultural arts. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and are due by October 4, 2016.

 

The PSAT is being given at OMHS on October 19th for sophomores and juniors only. Cost is $15 payable now. Over three million high school students take the Preliminary SAT, or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT or NMSQT) each year. Like SAT, the PSAT is designed to measure the ability to understand and process elements of reading, writing, and mathematics. Many students use this exam to get feedback on their strengths and weaknesses in preparations for the SAT. In addition, students may qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship program based on their PSAT scores.

 

MUSIC ENTHUSIASTS – The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12 – senior in high school. Students of strings, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal US residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Vestavia Country Club. The Grand Winner will make an appearance with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. The competition will be held Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Birmingham-Southern College Hill Hall. The entry fee is $35 payable to the Symphony Volunteer Council. If interested, you can get an entry form from Mr. Bender in the band room or in the OMHS Guidance Office. Entries must be postmarked by January 4, 2017. For more information, please call Debbie Reid at (205) 991-2712 or e-mail careids@bellsouth.net.

 

The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be administered to interested 10th-12th-grade students on October 20th.  This test is completely free and provides a great opportunity for students to learn more about their individual strengths and interests as they relate to the world of work.  Students who should take the ASVAB include those considering military service or those who would like additional guidance in researching and exploring potential careers.  Students who take the ASVAB are under no obligation to the military in any way.

 

If you would like to sign up your student for the ASVAB or if you have questions, please contact Mr. Riggins in the OMHS Guidance Center at 682-5350.

  

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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OMES needs help with their annual Fall Fun Fest on October 14 – 15. The following spots are in need of volunteers: Friday, Oct 14: 3:15 pm – 5:15pm, Saturday, Oct 15: 9:30 am – 10:30 am, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (2 people). If you’re interested in helping, please contact Jen Brainard at 205-767-8697 or at jenbrainard17@gmail.com.

 

Shelby Humane Society cordially invites you to participate in our 10th annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, October 1, 2016, beginning at 9:00 A.M   Hosted by Alabaster Parks & Recreation, this is an event you don’t want to miss.  Bark in the Park will celebrate the bond between people and their pets with a great day full of music, arts, and crafts, food and children’s activities. Visitors who bring their pets to the event are required to sign a waiver form upon entrance. We need students to help “man” this table between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Additionally, students may assist the staff and volunteers of Shelby Humane by walking adoptable dogs around the park.

 

Students can also enjoy seeing Birmingham Air Dogs perform and other fun events such as weenie dog races, costume contest and pet trick contest. To volunteer contact Anna Hanks via email anna.hanks42@yahoo.com or by cell phone at 205-915-1572.

 

 

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