Exams begin Monday, December 15. Students will still need to follow the dress code all week. Pajamas, sweat pants, athletic shorts, and leggings without appropriate length shirts are not acceptable. If a student is out of dress code and misses the beginning of an exam in order to correct the dress code issue, then Friday will be utilized for make-up exams. Exams will only be administered during the scheduled times.
We Want Your Christmas Tree! Support OMHS Choirs
Need help with discarding that Christmas tree once the holidays are over? OMHS Choirs will pick up your tree for a donation of $20. Pick up days: Saturday, December 27 and Saturday, January 3. Call 205-490-8357 to schedule a pick up.
The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo? New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com
ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.
Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.
Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.
As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.
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
Applications are still being accepted for the Shelby Sentinels program.
• 11th grade students from all high schools in Shelby County apply for this opportunity through a short essay application. (Only Shelby County residents are eligible)
• Students can receive packets from school counselors, history teachers or online
• Representatives from business, education and the historical society will read and choose team members.
• History teacher recommendation required
• Students volunteer to help with evening and weekend events (This will allow students to get their required 5 hours of community service)
• Students will attend 1 or 2 Saturday educational/training meetings about the history of Shelby County etc. Our first training day is 9:00 – 11:30 January 17th.
• Students chosen will have the opportunity to compete for a $1000 scholarship. Please encourage your junior to apply. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.shelbysentinel.com
Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program annually awards roughly 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships. For information, eligibility requirements, and an online application, visit www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline is January 8, 2015.
Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email email@example.com.
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