There will be a mandatory PALS meeting during 7th period on Tuesday, November 4 in Mrs. Lovvorn’s room, Room 216.
Coke Rewards Roundup! When you come to Heardmont to support the Eagles, please remember that we are collecting the tops to Coca-Cola products to help raise funds for OMHS! At this time there isn’t a permanent spot at the stadium, but Mr. Dean will park his truck across the concession stand and have a sign to direct all tops and bottles to be placed in the back. What a great way to recycle and raise money for our school! If you’re interested in helping collect, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come by Room 110.
Josten’s met with seniors yesterday to discuss graduation announcement ordering. Each senior should have brought home a packet of information. Orders are due Nov. 4th and a representative will return to pick up order forms and money during lunch in the cafeteria on that day. Please bring a minimum of a $50 deposit with your order. The Guidance Center has extra packets if needed.
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.
Any girl who is interested in being a Mat Maid for the upcoming wrestling season needs to sign up on the list outside Mrs. Mace’s room 102 on the History hall and pick up a questionnaire. There will be a meeting next week.
SOZO will meet this Thursday morning at 7:00 in Room 111. Bring your t-shirt design ideas. See Edmodo for more info.
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.
Women’s Lacrosse – Sign-Ups are going on now! Please stop by Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall to sign-up. Last year our Varsity Team won the State Championship!!!! Visit www.gbyla.org (Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Assoc.) for more information about Youth Lacrosse.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Oct 30 Montevallo 1:30 in the Guidance Center
Auburn University Montgomery
Students and parents interested in AUM are invited to an information session on November 20, 2014, 6 pm – 8 pm at the Hyatt Regency (Wynfrey) Hotel, 1000 Riverchase Galleria, Birmingham, AL 35244. RSVP on line at www.aum.edu/campus-events
UAB will be hosting a one-day Cyber Camp for high school students in the Spring 2015. The camp will feature activities designed to familiarize students with the opportunities available at UAB who have interests in areas like cybercrime investigation, cybersecurity, computer security and digital forensics. Students will have the opportunity to work with faculty and UAB students in hands-on activities relating to such topics as spam, phishing, malware, and cybercrime investigation. If students in grades 9-11 are interested in being nominated to attend the camp, submit your/their name to Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center by November 4th so he can forward it on to UAB!! Dates and times have not been established…they are just trying to gauge interest.
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.
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
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 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
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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