There will be a Spanish Honor Society officer meeting on Tuesday, October 28 at 7:15 in Mrs. Chapman’s room 229. This meeting is for officers only. Also, dues that include a t-shirt are due by all Spanish Honor Society members by 3:00 pm. October 28.
Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.
Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.
Lacrosse in North Shelby! Attention High School Boys and Girls interested in playing the game of lacrosse, here is your opportunity! Spring Season 2015 registration is open, visit GBYLA.org for details and registration. Open Registration dates are now thru Nov. 30th.
Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. Information can be found on the bottom of the OMHS website under the “In The Know” tab. Please direct all questions to adviser Melissa Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.
FCCLA is sponsoring a children’s book drive benefitting Child Care Resources of the Greater Birmingham Area. Child Care Resources provides assistance to low income families with child care expenses. Please donate new or slightly used children’s books to this worthy cause! Books may be dropped off in the FACS room.
Baseball evaluations will be held on November 13th & 14th. Any student interested in trying out must see Coach Breeze to sign up room 122. Athletes participating in football, basketball, wrestling, or indoor track will tryout after their respective seasons are over, but they need to sign up with Coach Breeze before November 10. As always, you must have a current physical to tryout.
The OMHS Dance Team is hosting a dance camp for girl’s ages 5-12 on November 1st , 9:00 am-1:00 pm. The Cost is: $40 prior to October 20th and will be $50 after October 20th
Includes: a T-shirt, poster, 4 hour dance camp, pizza, hair/make-up, and a special performance for parents in the PAC at OMHS. T-shirts are not guaranteed the day of the camp for those who sign up late. There is also the opportunity for the girls to perform their routine at an OMHS basketball game this season! For more information please contact Jessica Robinson, Dance Team Sponsor, at email@example.com or Tracy Walker Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org
OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at email@example.com
FBLA and DECA are planning a field trip to the 3rd Annual Tennessee Titans Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on November 4. Students will tour LP Field and view presentations from Titans executives concerning different career options. Cost of trip is $65. Please see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Ingram in room 306 for a permission form or more info.
Boy’s golf tryouts will be held October 28th and 29th. Please see Mr. Collins (room 137 science hall) to sign up. A current physical must be on file with the school in order to tryout, no exceptions.
The annual Toys for Tots drive will kick off in October. Sponsored by the OMHS National Honor Society, members collect donations to give a child a Christmas. Local businesses and families are welcome to contribute! Please make checks to OMHS for NHS Toys for Tots fundraiser and deliver to Room 204. Thank you!
CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in our community. He wants us to let our Briarwood and Spain Park neighbors know that this is Our Mountain. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.
Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores. Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 682-5200.
All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
University of Dallas-Texas -Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
It is not too late to apply for this full tuition and fees and yearly book stipend scholarship. It provides $1,200 per month for on-campus housing and living expenses, up to $12,000 for study abroad, up to $3,000 for academic conferences, graduate school interview travel and test fees, and cultural experiences in the Dallas Arts District. The award provides benefits valued at more than $225,000 (out-of-state) over the four-year degree term. The deadline for applying is November 7, 2014 (early admission) or January 7, 2015 (regular admission). If you are interested, apply at
https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantLogin.asp?id=utd-msp; for more information on the scholarship visit http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/application-information/
The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:
1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges
2) Minimum ACT 23
3) Alabama resident and US citizen
4) Financial need
5) Academic proficiency
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015
Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.
Voice of Democracy Scholarship
The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/
The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email email@example.com.
ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!
Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
Oak Mountain Middle School will have its’ Fall gala/ Haunted House next Friday, October 24. Any student wanting to earn Give Me Five hours can come help with set-up on Thursday, October 23 and Take-down after closing Friday night. The student must let me know they are coming and bring an ID. I will give them a letter to turn in. I can be reached at email@example.com.
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? You may earn hours at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 and Doug Baker Blvd by helping with basketball evaluations. The dates and times are: Oct. 23, 28, 30 from 5:00-7:00. If you cannot do all 3 nights, we will work with your schedule. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE SUPER BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THIS. If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email email@example.com
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS–CHEERLEADERS NEEDED: Girls with cheerleading experience are needed to help with cheer squads for K5-4th grade girls at Asbury UMC on Hwy 119 & Doug Baker Blvd. If you have any cheer experience, would like to earn community service hours, then this is your opportunity. Practices are one time a week for one hour beginning the week of Nov. 10 and we will work around your busy schedule. If interested, text or call 205 862 8653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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