You can order tickets to this Friday’s game against Hoover on the following link: http://www.preptix.com/hoover
All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap. The cost is $38, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!
Drama Club Meeting Friday, September 12, at 7:10 a.m. in the PAC. Homecoming Parade Permission slips will be given out and discussion of Drama Club’s plan for the parade.
Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.
Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.
Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.
We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.
The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at firstname.lastname@example.org Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!
Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at: email@example.com
Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.
Any student interested in learning more about health care related careers should consider the Exploring Program at Shelby BMC. The kick off meeting is next week on Wednesday, the 17th and students who are interested can pick up the required forms from the OMHS Counseling Center and fax them to 205-620-7869.
Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford: Students/Parents are welcome to learn about the admissions process from these very prestigious institutions of higher education. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. The event will be held Monday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.
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.
Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .
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 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!
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.
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.
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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