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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August 20, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

 

Eagle Club packet pick up will be Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the athletic hall outside the coaches office.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
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.

 

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
=========================================================
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 18, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

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!!

FBLA will hold its first meeting next Tuesday, August 19, at 7:10 a.m. in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121. Please join us as we make plans for the year regarding club activities.

On Tuesday, August 19th, there will be a DECA Meeting at 7:00 a.m. in Mrs. Ingram’s Room—306. Current and former Marketing students are eligible to join. Dues are $30.00 –this includes a t-shirt and the national, state, and local dues for DECA. Those interested in joining should pay no later than Friday, September 26th. See Mrs. Ingram if you have any questions.

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.

Eagle Club packet pick up will be Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th from 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the athletic hall outside the coaches office.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
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
=========================================================
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 15, 2015

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.

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!!

FBLA will hold its first meeting next Tuesday, August 19, at 7:10 a.m. in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121. Please join us as we make plans for the year regarding club activities.

On Tuesday, August 19th, there will be a DECA Meeting at 7:00 a.m. in Mrs. Ingram’s Room—306. Current and former Marketing students are eligible to join. Dues are $30.00 –this includes a t-shirt and the national, state, and local dues for DECA. Those interested in joining should pay no later than Friday, September 26th. See Mrs. Ingram if you have any questions.

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.

Eagle Club packet pick up will be Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th from 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the athletic hall outside the coaches office.
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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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Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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August 12, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

Softball tryouts will be held August 12th and 13th from 3-5 p.m. You must have a physical on file before you try out. Please see Coach Eubanks for more information.

First Drama Club Meeting Friday, August 15 at 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s room (123). Everyone is invited – you do not have to be in Theatre class.  There may or may not be food – bring a water bottle.  Don’t cause drama be a part of the Drama….Club!!!

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.

Eagle Club packet pick up will be Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th from 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the athletic hall outside the coaches office.
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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.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, AL on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Southern for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), 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

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes 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 wide range of national and international, public and private, two-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:

The requirements are:
•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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Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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August 11, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

Softball tryouts will be held August 12th and 13th from 3-5 p.m. You must have a physical on file before you try out. Please see Coach Eubanks for more information.

Robotics Team Meeting: Tuesday, August 12 in room 133 at 6:00 p.m. Enter the building at the end of the science hall.

First Drama Club Meeting Friday, August 15 at 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s room (123)
Everyone is invited – you do not have to be in Theatre class. There may or may not be food – bring a water bottle. Don’t cause drama be a part of the Drama….Club!!!

The Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting a Community Summit about the state of athletics. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 11th, 6:30 p.m., in The Performing Arts Center at the school. The purpose of the meeting is to a) review the history of the program since the school’s inception in 1999, b) update the community on the current status of the program, and c) discuss the future direction and needs of the program. The program will last approximately 1 ½ hours and will be followed by a Meet and Greet Reception with all the Head Coaches at OMHS. We invite everyone in the community to attend that has an interest and would like to learn more about the program. If you would like more information, please contact Brian Fuller at 205-243-1572 or blfuller@southernco.com.

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.

Eagle Club packet pick up will be Tuesday, August 19th and Wednesday, August 20th from 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. in the athletic hall outside the coaches office.
GUIDANCE
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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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Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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Announcements – 8/8/14

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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First Drama Club Meeting Friday, August 15 at 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s room (123)
Everyone is invited – you do not have to be in Theatre class. There may or may not be food – bring a water bottle. Don’t cause drama be a part of the Drama….Club!!!

The Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting a Community Summit about the state of athletics. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 11th, 6:30 p.m., in The Performing Arts Center at the school. The purpose of the meeting is to a) review the history of the program since the school’s inception in 1999, b) update the community on the current status of the program, and c) discuss the future direction and needs of the program. The program will last approximately 1 ½ hours and will be followed by a Meet and Greet Reception with all the Head Coaches at OMHS. We invite everyone in the community to attend that has an interest and would like to learn more about the program. If you would like more information, please contact Brian Fuller at 205-243-1572 or blfuller@southernco.com.

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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Attention Senior Athletes:

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

The requirements are:

•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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Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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May 19, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The OMHS Athletic Boosters annual Election will be held in the Media Center on Tuesday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Booster Membership is required to vote and has been achieved through one of three ways. Full Payment of sport participation fee, Eagle Club or Facility Payment during the 2013-2014 school year. Each eligible family is qualified for one vote. Ballots will be available in the media center during the stated election time.

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

All AP US History 10 students need to check the OMHS website for summer assignments. Although you don’t have any written work, you must to order an APUSH review text before the 15th of June.

Please check the OMHS website for instructions and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

The Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer are sponsoring a girl’s sports summer camp. Camp runs June 16 – 20 from 8 am until 6 p.m. Registration information can be obtained via www.oakmountainvolleyball.com , For additional information email jbillings@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc. The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
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UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite your students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Minecraft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here: http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

If you are interested in UAB’s summer camp on Android programming visit the camp’s website under: http://appdev.cis.uab.edu

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer? If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

 ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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May 14, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Cross Country tryouts have been canceled for this afternoon due to weather. Tryouts will resume tomorrow afternoon.

The OMHS Athletic Boosters annual Election will be held in the Media Center on Tuesday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Booster Membership is required to vote and has been achieved through one of three ways. Full Payment of sport participation fee, Eagle Club or Facility Payment during the 2013-2014 school year. Each eligible family is qualified for one vote. Ballots will be available in the media center during the stated election time.

9th – 11th Grades Academic Recognition will be 6th – 8th Periods on Thursday, May 15. Only those students receiving awards will attend. Students will receive a blue pass from their 1st Period teachers if they will be recognized. Students MUST present this pass to their 6th Period teacher on Thursday. We will add the ceremony to I-high for parents who would like to watch. After receiving their awards, students will be treated to pizza, snacks, and a free afternoon.

OMHS Percussion will have a Garage Sale, Saturday, May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 3003 Forest Meadows Circle. Plan on coming by at lunch, we will have hot dogs, lemonade, snow cones, popcorn and cotton cndy to purchase.

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

All AP US History 10 students need to check the OMHS website for summer assignments. Although you don’t have any written work, you must to order an APUSH review text before the 15th of June.

Please check the OMHS website for instructions and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

The Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer are sponsoring a girl’s sports summer camp. Camp runs June 16 – 20 from 8 am until 6 p.m. Registration information can be obtained via www.oakmountainvolleyball.com , For additional information email jbillings@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite OMHS students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Mine craft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here:
http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc. The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

 Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

 Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE
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Kaplan Test Prep will be giving a free ACT practice test at North Shelby County Library on Saturday, May 17th from 12- 4 pm. To register online go to www.kaptest.com/hsevents

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer? If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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May 12, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team for winning the 2014 6A State Championship. The girls finished the season with a record of 26-0-1. Julia Buckner was Named Tournament MVP.

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team on a successful season. The Boys are the 2014 6A State Runner-ups and finished the season 21-3-3.

9th – 11th Grades Academic Recognition will be 6th – 8th Periods on Thursday, May 15. Only those students receiving awards will attend. Students will receive a blue pass from their 1st Period teachers if they will be recognized. Students MUST present this pass to their 6th Period teacher on Thursday. We will add the ceremony to I-high for parents who would like to watch. After receiving their awards, students will be treated to pizza, snacks, and a free afternoon.

Drama Club Meeting Friday 5/9, Monday 5/12, Tuesday 5/13, and Wednesday 5/14 morning at 7:10 to nominate officers and vote on Wednesday, May 14 in Ms. Morgan’s room 123!!!

Theatre Next Week!!! Support Theatre I, II, III, and IV End of Year Performances!

Monday, May 12 6:30 P.M. Theatre II presents “The Audition”
A Comedy about Getting a Part in a Play Admission $ 2

Tuesday, May 13 FOUR Performances Admission $ 2
6:30 P.M. Theatre II “The Audition”
7:00 P.M. Theatre III “The Color of a Ghost” written by OMHS student, Emma Stephens
A serious play about suicide
7:30 P.M. Theatre III “Serial Killer Barbie”
7:50 P.M. Theatre IV OMHS Whose Line Is It?

Wednesday, May 14 Theatre III Presents: Admission $ 2
6:30 P.M. “The Color of a Ghost”
7:00 P.M. “Serial Killer Barbie”

Drama Club and Theatre Classes Appreciate Your Support!!! Break a Leg, Performers!!!!

OMHS Band will have a Garage Sale, Saturday, May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 3003 Forest Meadows Circle.

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

All AP US History 10 students need to check the OMHS website for summer assignments. Although you don’t have any written work, you must to order an APUSH review text before the 15th of June.

Please check the OMHS website for instructions and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

The Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer are sponsoring a girl’s sports summer camp. Camp runs June 16 – 20 from 8 am until 6 p.m. Registration information can be obtained via www.oakmountainvolleyball.com , For additional information email jbillings@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite OMHS students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Mine craft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here: http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

Key Club members need to vote for new officers on Edmodo by Monday, May 12.

Fresh Market is looking for volunteers to help sell hot dogs and sodas on Saturday, May 10 and May 17, to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Please see Mrs. Humphrey to sign up. Shifts are for two hours, from 11 to 6. Hours will count for community service.

Show Choir / Chamber Choir Audition Parent Meeting is THIS THURSDAY May, 8th at 6:00 pm in the OMHS Choir Room.

Show Choir Auditions will be held Monday, May 12th, Tuesday, May 13th, and Thursday, May 15th. If you have any questions stop by Mr. Zauchin’s office in the choir room, or email him at mzauchin@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

Tryouts for the 2014 Cross Country team will be on May 14th and 15th after school. Tryout forms must be turned in to Coach Dudley by Friday, May 9th.

Seniors of Mu Alpha Theta can begin purchasing their graduation honor cord of $10. Members can bring cash or check to Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall. If paying by check, make sure the check is written in blue or black ink and has a phone number on the check. Checks are to be made out to OMHS. The deadline for purchase is May 9, 2014.

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.

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 highly qualified educators and 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 number one tour. 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. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE email JPLAIA@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US OR DSTRONG@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc. The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE
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2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer? If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

Vapor Thrift Store on Hwy 280 has volunteer opportunities for students ages 16 and up (or under 16 with an adult). You can make a difference by helping us alleviate poverty in third world countries. Bring your friends and help us in receiving donations, testing electronics, sorting, hanging, tagging, and stocking. Email slhoste@vaporsports.org for more information or stop by the store at 5443 Hwy 280.

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause? The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area. 

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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