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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AES Scholarship Deadline Is Approaching – The deadline for the AES Scholarship is October 6, 2016. Visit our website at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm and please encourage your students to apply. We wish them all good luck!
Free and open to the public, NACAC’s National College Fair program allows high school students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions to discuss course offerings, admission and financial aid requirements, college life in general, and other information pertinent to the college selection process.
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
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at 205-915-1572.