Parents of any girls interested in being a member of the Oak Mountain High School Visual Ensemble (color guard, dance team, or majorette) should attend an interest meeting in the OMHS Band Room on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. The band room is located in the back, right corner of our school. Details regarding audition dates, camp dates, fees, and much more will be shared at this time. We look forward to seeing you there!
Congratulations to our choral department show choirs under the direction of the new choral director, Michael Zauchin for their achievements this past weekend at the Southland Show Choir Classic in Enterprise, AL. The Muses, our women’s show choir won 1st runner-up and Best Vocals in the preliminary awards ceremony. Our mixed group, The Singers also won 1st runner-up during preliminary awards and landed a spot in the finals. Accolades to The Singers for walking away as 1st runner up of the entire competition out of 17 show choirs.
LEMAK PHYSICAL DAY is on Friday, March 21st at the Shelby County Instructional Services Center for $22. Registration is now closed. Approx 300 registered students will be bused over to SCISC at 8:30 a.m. on 3/21. Some students still need to see the athletic trainers to complete preliminary data. Money (cash or check) is due to OMHS by March 14th. Please contact email@example.com if you have any further questions.
MARCH is National Athletic Training Month!!! Show your support by purchasing a tank or tee before Friday, March 7th! Tanks/Tees are $15 each, Neon Red-Orange Comfort Colors. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
We will be registering for the second round of credit recovery March 10 – 14. The cost is 125.00. You may pick up a registration form in the counseling center and bring your $125.00 to Mrs. Holder. The classes will only be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions, come by the counseling center.
SOZO is meeting in Room 111 Wednesday morning, March 12th at 7:10. We will finish writing letters to the children in Uganda. Don’t forget to bring your letters you started at the last meeting.
Tryouts for the Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball team will be held Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. All prospective athletes must have a current physical on file. See Mrs. Billings for details.
Anyone interested in applying for Rho Kappa should pick up an application outside Mrs. Bahr’s room (112) on the Social Studies Hall. Applications and dues must be submitted by Friday, March 7, 2014. Students must meet the following criteria:
1) have been a student at OMHS for at least one full semester
2) have completed at least 4 semesters of Social Studies classes by the end of this year, with at least an unweighted 3.75 GPA.
3) have and maintain an overall (unweighted) cumulative GPA of 3.5.
Attention juniors and seniors: This year’s prom theme is Spring Fling in Beijing! Tickets go on sale March 5th. Tickets are $75 per couple if purchased before spring break and $100 per couple after. Prom will be Saturday April 5th at the Cahaba Grand. Please see Mrs. Lemley if you have any questions.
Any rising Junior or Senior interested in being a Peer Assistant should pick up an application from Mrs. Gandy (room 118) or Mr. Dudley (room 208). Completed applications are due no later than March 21st.
The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $30 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on March 19th! If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at email@example.com Orders are due March 12th!
Mark your calendars now for GREASE! March 14 and 15 at 7:00 p.m. and March 16 2:00 p.m..!!! Tickets are $ 10 for adults and $ 5 for students. GREASE is the Word!!!!
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
Attention juniors and seniors: Are you creative? Do you want to have your artwork as part of Oak Mountain’s prom? ANY student may participate in creating Oak Mountain’s 5th commemorative poster for this year’s prom. The top 3 winners will receive a free pair of prom tickets! Please note: Not all entries will win a pair of tickets. Also note that tickets are nontransferable – free tickets are for artist of the winning poster. If you are interested, please stop by Mrs. Lemley’s room #304 for complete details. Completed entries are due on or before Wednesday March 19, 2014.
The 2014 National Honor Society induction is scheduled to be held Monday, April 21, 2014. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a weighted 3.75 GPA are eligible. If you have already been tapped, your membership is up for renewal in fall 2014. Applications for the induction ceremony will be distributed the week of February 17, 2014. Should you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Plaia at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Alabaster-Pelham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is offering a scholarship award of a minimum of $1,000 to the recipient. Deadline for applications is March 21st and are located in the Guidance Center.
Wofford announces the 66th annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $3000 per year up to full scholarship, which is valued at approximately $45,000 per year. OMHS can nominate current JUNIORS as Wofford Scholars. The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2014. The criteria for nomination are as follows:
- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class
- They must have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 28 or 1250 (critical reading and math combined) on the SAT
- They must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, an potential for success
- All student who are nominated must apply to either Wofford’s Early Decision or Early Action deadline. If you wish to be nominated, see Mr. Deavers (Last names A-K) or Mrs. Holder (Last names L-Z) in the OMHS Counseling Center.
The Good South, Southern Style clothing company based in Flowood, MS, announces the launch of their scholarship application. The Good South Scholarship Fund awards four scholarships ranging from $250-$500. They are looking for well-rounded applicants who excel both inside and outside the classroom. “While scholastic achievement is very important, it is equally important for students to be leaders and have a passion for service.” (Jason Welch/Steve Nelson, owners of The Good South). The Good South Scholarship application can be found at www.thegoodsouth.com/pages/our-cause. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.
The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors throughout Central Alabama. The scholarship is restricted to students who attend a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama that has been accredited by ABET-EAC. The deadline is March 31, 2014. Applications are in the OMHS Counseling Center. The Birmingham Branch ASCE scholarship application may also be found at http://bham-asce.org/ under the resources tab and downloaded for electronic completion. The scholarship winner will be notified by May 4, 2014 and the award check will be mailed directly to your chosen engineering school upon enrollment. If you have questions, contact Susan Goertz at email@example.com or call 991-5519.
National Society of Black Engineers Birmingham Professional Chapter is awarding scholarships to qualified applicants entering the field of engineering. Qualified scholars must demonstrate professionalism, motivation, leadership, initiative and personal achievement. NSBE is looking for graduating high school seniors in the Birmingham-Metropolitan area who intend to enroll in an Engineering program at the college freshman level in the upcoming summer or fall term. All interested students should apply directly to NSBE by submitting the following:
- An application form including a personal statement (available in OMHS Counseling Center)
- 2 personal reference forms
- A copy of ACT and/or SAT scores
- A copy of all high school transcripts
Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 7, 2014. Contact Marsha Morgan at (205) 769-7320 if additional information is needed.
Herb Hanes -Bill Sparks Scholarship- The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 will be paid to any Alabama college and university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books. To qualify you must have participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc.), been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university and completed the application. Deadline is May 12, 2014 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.
On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed. All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location. The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.
Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship
The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority invites application for graduating high school seniors to attend college for the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants should have the following credentials:
- GPA of at least 3.0
- ACT Score of 20 and/or SAT Score of 910 or higher; please note it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure ACT/SAT scores are printed on the back of the OFFICIAL High School Transcript or enclosed in a sealed envelope from the official testing company.
- Community Involvement
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Skills Completed applications must be received by March 14, 2014. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center or can be downloaded at www.birminghamdst.org.
The Robert O Finley Foundation Scholarship was established by former athletes of Coach Bob Finley to provide financial aid to a high graduating senior. The applicant must meet the following criteria: and child of a Berry High School graduate, participate in any athletic endeavor as a player, manager, trainer or cheerleader. Applications are in the Guidance Center. Deadline is May 1st.
Any senior interested in being considered for the Counselor’s Scholarship for Jeff State Community College should: be a US citizen, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and submit a statement of interest to the Guidance Center explaining why they believe that are a valid candidate.
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
Oak Mountain Youth Baseball & Softball needs volunteers to assist with opening day festivities on March 8, 2014. If you are interested in this community service opportunity, please email OMYBS Activities Director Tanya Brock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or email@example.com
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.
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