Please announce that the Girls Soccer game today has been moved to Thursday at 6:00. Also, the girls soccer team will not have practice today either.
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.
Just a reminder that the virtual parking line and virtual line for rising Juniors (Class of 2016) goes live at 12:40 p.m. on Monday April 14th . It will be featured prominently on the OMHS webpage and is compatible with a smart phone or tablet. At 12:40 you can go to: http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/
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 JOINS US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL/PLANNING MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24 BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. IN ROOM 204 ON THE ENGLISH HALL or email JPLAIA@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US OR DSTRONG@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP.
The SGA is selling off shirts from the school year at a discounted price. Spring Break Tank tops are $10; all other shirts, class shirts, powder-puff shirts, etc are $5.
Scholars Bowl tryouts are coming soon! Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders interested in trying out for next year’s Scholars Bowl team must attend one of the two upcoming mandatory information meetings. Meetings will be held Wednesday morning, April 23rd @ 7:10 in Room 214 (A. Gallups) and Wednesday afternoon, April 23rd until 3:20 in Room 111 (M. Miller). Tryouts are Tuesday, April 29th immediately after school in Room 111. Questions? Contact Misty Miller or Amanda Gallups. NOTE: These tryouts are not for students who will be in the 9th grade next year. Freshman tryouts will be held in the fall of 2014.
ALL Rho Kappa Members (new and old) must attend our 4NW meeting on Friday, April 18th during 6th period in the PAC. Senior Rho Kappa members will purchase honor cords at this meeting. Honor cords are $10 (cash or check). Checks can be made out to OMHS. This will be the last Rho Kappa meeting of the year.
Do you play an instrument? If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band! Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015. Specifically, we have a need for students that play harp, piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble. If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.
Josten’s will be here on Friday, April 18 during lunch for seniors to pick up their graduation announcements. If a balance remains, seniors can bring a check or cash made out to Josten’s.
Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.
Senior banquet tickets must be purchased by May 1. Please bring money to Mr. Milton’s room, 115, on the history hallway.
FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.
The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys). We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours. Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.
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.
All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!
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.
Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.
Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.
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/
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.
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”.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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?
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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