September 27, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

 

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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

GUIDANCE

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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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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

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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 jenbrainard17@gmail.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 anna.hanks42@yahoo.com or by cell phone at 205-915-1572.

 

 

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September 26, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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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.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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

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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 jenbrainard17@gmail.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 wienie dog races, costume contest and pet trick contest. To volunteer contact Anna Hanks via email anna.hanks42@yahoo.com or by cell phone at 205-915-1572.

 

 

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September 22, 2016

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations to the following OMHS seniors who have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists for 2016-17: Armeen Barghi, Kathryn Holt, William Laycock, and Colby Wetzel.

 

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.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

Freshmen or new students to Oak Mountain should see Coach Love if interested in trying out for basketball.

 

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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org orAbonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits the Week of Sept 19

20 – Huntingdon College 11:15 Commons
20 – Emory University 11:44 Commons
21 – Northwestern University 10:30 Guidance Center

21 – Vanderbilt University 11:15 Commons
21 – Berry College 11:15 Commons

 

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.

 

Shelby County Schools will host a College Fair for seniors at the University of Montevallo on October 3rd. Deadline to turn in permission forms is Friday, September 23rd.

 

Sole Sisters Backpacking and Leadership Program

The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) is an outdoor education organization devoted to hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Located on 440 acres within a deep bend of the Cahaba River, the CEC is home to a 1-5 education program for students of all ages. Through funding from The North Face, and in partnership with Canoe the Cahaba, Cahaba Riverkeeper, and the Cahaba River Society, the CEC is also home to young women’s backpacking and leadership program called Sole Sisters! The Sole Sisters program is an opportunity for young women, ages 13-17, to challenge themselves on a weekend-long backpacking and canoeing adventure. During this weekend, the Sole Sisters arrive on a Friday evening after school and learn the basics of backpacking, such as how to pack a backpack and how to set up a tent. The girls will embark on their adventure on Saturday, hiking through the CEC’s diverse forests and along the Cahaba River. After waking up and cooking breakfast next to one of our beautiful lakes, the Sole Sisters will pack up and get ready for the canoeing portion of their trip on this final day. We will conclude the weekend with a reflection on the experience and a collaborative cleanup. Throughout this experience, the Sole Sisters will help inspire and empower each other to face and overcome the challenges that arise, creating a group bond and friendships that will last beyond the weekend. It is a free program. We provide the girls with backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents (to share), mess kits, headlamps, meals, and snacks for the Sole Sisters weekend! Our next Sole Sisters trip is coming up in November and we still have some spots available. The application and more information are available online at http://www.cahabaec.org/sole-sisters.html. Please pass it along and encourage any interested girls to apply right away!

 

ACT PREP SESSION

The Office of Partnerships and Outreach is proud to announce the Fall 2016 ACT Prep Session for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This session, being held on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, will provide students with test taking strategy for each section of the ACT test. One point can make the difference in your child receiving a scholarship!

The participation fee is $100 and students of UM employees will receive a 20% discount by entering your M# during registration.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.montevallo.edu/academics/experience-learning/partnerships/act-prep/.

 

 

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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

 

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 jenbrainard17@gmail.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 anna.hanks42@yahoo.com or by cell phone at 205-915-1572.

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September 21, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations to the following OMHS seniors who have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists for 2016-17: Armeen Barghi, Kathryn Holt, William Laycock, and Colby Wetzel.

 

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.

http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/docs/16-17_YBads.pdf

 

Freshmen or new students to Oak Mountain should see Coach Love if interested in trying out for basketball.

 

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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

==================================================

College Visits the Week of Sept 19

20 – Huntingdon College 11:15 Commons
20 – Emory University 11:44 Commons
21 – Northwestern University 10:30 Guidance Center

21 – Vanderbilt University 11:15 Commons
21 – Berry College 11:15 Commons

 

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.

 

Shelby County Schools will host a College Fair for seniors at the University of Montevallo on October 3rd. Deadline to turn in permission forms is Friday, September 23rd.

 

Sole Sisters Backpacking and Leadership Program

 

The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) is an outdoor education organization devoted to hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Located on 440 acres within a deep bend of the Cahaba River, the CEC is home to a 1-5 education program for students of all ages. Through funding from The North Face, and in partnership with Canoe the Cahaba, Cahaba Riverkeeper, and the Cahaba River Society, the CEC is also home to young women’s backpacking and leadership program called Sole Sisters! The Sole Sisters program is an opportunity for young women, ages 13-17, to challenge themselves on a weekend-long backpacking and canoeing adventure. During this weekend, the Sole Sisters arrive on a Friday evening after school and learn the basics of backpacking, such as how to pack a backpack and how to set up a tent. The girls will embark on their adventure on Saturday, hiking through the CEC’s diverse forests and along the Cahaba River. After waking up and cooking breakfast next to one of our beautiful lakes, the Sole Sisters will pack up and get ready for the canoeing portion of their trip on this final day. We will conclude the weekend with a reflection on the experience and a collaborative cleanup. Throughout this experience, the Sole Sisters will help inspire and empower each other to face and overcome the challenges that arise, creating a group bond and friendships that will last beyond the weekend. It is a free program. We provide the girls with backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents (to share), mess kits, headlamps, meals, and snacks for the Sole Sisters weekend! Our next Sole Sisters trip is coming up in November and we still have some spots available. The application and more information are available online at http://www.cahabaec.org/sole-sisters.html. Please pass it along and encourage any interested girls to apply right away!

 

ACT PREP SESSION

The Office of Partnerships and Outreach is proud to announce the Fall 2016 ACT Prep Session for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This session, being held on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, will provide students with test taking strategy for each section of the ACT test. One point can make the difference in your child receiving a scholarship!

The participation fee is $100 and students of UM employees will receive a 20% discount by entering your M# during registration.

 

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.montevallo.edu/academics/experience-learning/partnerships/act-prep/.

 

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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

 

 

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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 am. 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 anna.hanks42@yahoo.com or by cell phone at 205-915-1572.

 

 

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September 20, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Freshmen or new students to Oak Mountain should see Coach Love if interested in trying out for basketball.

 

All students interested in trying out for the varsity boys and varsity girls bowling teams should come to the informational meeting on Wednesday from 11:20 am – 11:35 am or Friday from 11:44 am – 12:00 pm in room 249 in the math hall. See Coach DuBose or Coach Lyon for more details.

 

Girls Soccer tryouts are September 19-23 and boys’ soccer tryouts are Sept 26-30. They NEED a physical on file in order to participate. If you have a physical please bring to either Coach Blight for girls soccer and Coach DeMasters for boys soccer.

 

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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits the Week of Sept 19

20 – Huntingdon College 11:15 Commons
20 – Emory University 11:44 Commons
21 – Northwestern University 10:30 Guidance Center

21 – Vanderbilt University 11:15 Commons
21 – Berry College 11:15 Commons

Sole Sisters Backpacking and Leadership Program

The Cahaba Environmental Center (CEC) is an outdoor education organization devoted to hands-on, inquiry-based learning. Located on 440 acres within a deep bend of the Cahaba River, the CEC is home to a 1-5 education program for students of all ages. Through funding from The North Face, and in partnership with Canoe the Cahaba, Cahaba Riverkeeper, and the Cahaba River Society, the CEC is also home to young women’s backpacking and leadership program called Sole Sisters! The Sole Sisters program is an opportunity for young women, ages 13-17, to challenge themselves on a weekend-long backpacking and canoeing adventure. During this weekend, the Sole Sisters arrive on a Friday evening after school and learn the basics of backpacking, such as how to pack a backpack and how to set up a tent. The girls will embark on their adventure on Saturday, hiking through the CEC’s diverse forests and along the Cahaba River. After waking up and cooking breakfast next to one of our beautiful lakes, the Sole Sisters will pack up and get ready for the canoeing portion of their trip on this final day. We will conclude the weekend with a reflection on the experience and a collaborative cleanup. Throughout this experience, the Sole Sisters will help inspire and empower each other to face and overcome the challenges that arise, creating a group bond and friendships that will last beyond the weekend. It is a free program. We provide the girls with backpacks, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, tents (to share), mess kits, headlamps, meals, and snacks for the Sole Sisters weekend! Our next Sole Sisters trip is coming up in November and we still have some spots available. The application and more information are available online at http://www.cahabaec.org/sole-sisters.html. Please pass it along and encourage any interested girls to apply right away!

 

ACT PREP SESSION

The Office of Partnerships and Outreach is proud to announce the Fall 2016 ACT Prep Session for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This session, being held on Saturday, October 15th from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, will provide students with test taking strategy for each section of the ACT test. One point can make the difference in your child receiving a scholarship!

The participation fee is $100 and students of UM employees will receive a 20% discount by entering your M# during registration.

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.montevallo.edu/academics/experience-learning/partnerships/act-prep/.

 

Attention students interested in careers in hospitality and / or culinary arts.  Jefferson State Community College (Shelby Campus) will host their Culinary Explorers Program Open House on Tuesday, September 20th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Merritt Health Science Building, Room 101. With limited enrollment, all are invited to attend the kickoff, but spaces are limited with seniors and juniors having priority. Students, who are admitted into the program, will need to pay a $40 fee. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present for the kickoff meeting. The Culinary Explorer schedule can be found on at www.jeffstateonline.com under the service tab.

  

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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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.

  

Attention Juniors: Shelby Sentinels serve as the Shelby County Historical Society Youth Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about your county and serve as an ambassador for the Shelby County Historical Society contact the Guidance Center for an application. This will satisfy a students’ community service requirement of 5 hours. Learn leadership, experience community involvement, and historic preservation. There is also a competitive scholarship opportunity. Packets must be postmarked by Monday, September 19th.

 

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September 16, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Girls Soccer tryouts are September 19-23 and boys soccer tryouts are Sept 26-30. They NEED a physical on file in order to participate. If you have a physical please bring to either Coach Blight for girls soccer and Coach DeMasters for boys soccer.

 

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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits the Week of Sept 19

20 – Huntingdon College 11:15 Commons
20 – Emory University 11:44 Commons
21 – Northwestern University 10:30 Guidance Center
21 – Berry College 11:15 Commons

 

Attention students interested in careers in hospitality and / or culinary arts.  Jefferson State Community College (Shelby Campus) will host their Culinary Explorers Program Open House on Tuesday, September 20th, at 4:30 p.m. in the Merritt Health Science Building, Room 101. With limited enrollment, all are invited to attend the kickoff, but spaces are limited with seniors and juniors having priority. Students, who are admitted into the program, will need to pay a $40 fee. Students under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present for the kickoff meeting. The Culinary Explorer schedule can be found on at www.jeffstateonline.com under the service tab.

 

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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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. 

 

Attention Juniors: Shelby Sentinels serve as the Shelby County Historical Society Youth Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about your county and serve as an ambassador for the Shelby County Historical Society contact the Guidance Center for an application. This will satisfy a students’ community service requirement of 5 hours. Learn leadership, experience community involvement, and historic preservation. There is also a competitive scholarship opportunity. Packets must be postmarked by Monday, September 19th.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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September 15, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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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 careids@bellsouth.net.

 

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. 

 

Attention Juniors: Shelby Sentinels serve as the Shelby County Historical Society Youth Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about your county and serve as an ambassador for the Shelby County Historical Society contact the Guidance Center for an application. This will satisfy a students’ community service requirement of 5 hours. Learn leadership, experience community involvement, and historic preservation. There is also a competitive scholarship opportunity. Packets must be postmarked by Monday, September 19th.

 

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September 14, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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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 jtouchstone@shelbyed.org orjmoore@shelbyed.org.

 

Diamond Dolls will have their first meeting during SOAR60 on tomorrow.  We will meet beginning at 11:44 in Ms. Moore’s room (237 on the math hall).

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits 9/12 – 9/16

12- Belmont University 10:00 am Guidance Center
12- Tulane University 11:30 Commons
12- Salem College 1:30 Guidance Center
13- Boston College 10:00 am Guidance Center
13- Southern Methodist University 12:30 pm Guidance Center
15- University of Alabama in Huntsville 11:15 Commons
15- Mississippi State University 11:15 Commons
16 – Grinnell College 11:15 Commons

 

 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.

  

Attention Juniors: Shelby Sentinels serve as the Shelby County Historical Society Youth Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about your county and serve as an ambassador for the Shelby County Historical Society contact the Guidance Center for an application. This will satisfy a students’ community service requirement of 5 hours. Learn leadership, experience community involvement, and historic preservation. There is also a competitive scholarship opportunity. Packets must be postmarked by Monday, September 19th.

 

Juniors interested in participating in Youth Leadership Shelby County can come by the Guidance Center for an application. The Youth Leadership Shelby County Program is designed to encourage young people to be social, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead. The 6-month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in a 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 experiences that make the learning meaningful and interesting. Application deadline is October 7, 2016, and selected participants will attend a mandatory overnight retreat on November 6-7, 2016 at the Alabama 4H Center.

 

 

 

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September 13, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Make a Change Club will meet tomorrow in room 224 on the journalism hall at the beginning of Soar 60. You are welcome to bring your lunch. All are welcome to attend.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits 9/12 – 9/16

12- Belmont University 10:00 am Guidance Center
12- Tulane University 11:30 Commons
12- Salem College 1:30 Guidance Center
13- Boston College 10:00 am Guidance Center
13- Southern Methodist University 12:30 pm Guidance Center
15- University of Alabama in Huntsville 11:15 Commons
15- Mississippi State University 11:15 Commons
16 – Grinnell College 11:15 Commons 

 

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. 

 

Attention Juniors: Shelby Sentinels serve as the Shelby County Historical Society Youth Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about your county and serve as an ambassador for the Shelby County Historical Society contact the Guidance Center for an application. This will satisfy a students’ community service requirement of 5 hours. Learn leadership, experience community involvement, and historic preservation. There is also a competitive scholarship opportunity. Packets must be postmarked by Monday, September 19th.

 

Juniors interested in participating in Youth Leadership Shelby County can come by the Guidance Center for an application. The Youth Leadership Shelby County Program is designed to encourage young people to be social, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead. The 6-month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in a 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 experiences that make the learning meaningful and interesting. Application deadline is October 7, 2016, and selected participants will attend a mandatory overnight retreat on November 6-7, 2016 at the Alabama 4H Center.

 

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September 12, 2016

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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.

 

Boys’ tennis tryouts have been postponed until tomorrow.

 

APC Code Red will have its first meeting tomorrow during Soar 60 in room 224 in the Journalism Hall. You may bring your lunch and stay the whole hour.  All are welcome to attend.

 

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.

 

Dancing with the Starlettes – The dance team is excited to announce that our annual dance team clinic, Dancing with the Starlettes will occur on Wednesday, September 28th! Ages 5 to 12 are welcome, and no dance experience is required. The clinic will run from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm at OMHS. We will perform that night for the parents and then on the field with the dance team before the football game against Hoover that Friday, September 30th! Sign up before September 21st to get the discounted rate of $40. After the 21st the cost will go up to $45.

 

The form to sign up can be found under the “links’ tab on our website, omhsstarlettes.weebly.com.  Contact j2robinson@shelbyed.org or Abonds@aol.com for more information.

 

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.

 

A boys and girls informational soccer meeting will be held on Monday, September 12th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. We would like parents and players to attend. All information you will need for this school year will be covered at this meeting.  We are having tryouts on Sept 19-23 for girls and Sept 26-30 for boys. They NEED to have a physical on file in order to participate in tryouts or they will not be allowed to tryout. If you have any questions, it will be answered at the meeting on Sept 12.

 

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.

 

The INOW Username and Password is the same as last year.  If you need assistance, please email czoll@shelbyed.org and she will contact you directly.

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits 9/12 – 9/16

12- Belmont University 10:00 am Guidance Center
12- Tulane University 11:30 Commons
12- Salem College 1:30 Guidance Center
13- Boston College 10:00 am Guidance Center
13- Southern Methodist University 12:30 pm Guidance Center
15- University of Alabama in Huntsville 11:15 Commons
15- Mississippi State University 11:15 Commons
16 – Grinnell College 11:15 Commons

 

 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. 

 

The Coast to Coast College Tour will be in Birmingham on Thursday, September 29th from 7 – 9 pm at the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Colleges being represented will be Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University.

 

Attention Juniors: Shelby Sentinels serve as the Shelby County Historical Society Youth Ambassadors. If you would like to learn more about your county and serve as an ambassador for the Shelby County Historical Society contact the Guidance Center for an application. This will satisfy a students’ community service requirement of 5 hours. Learn leadership, experience community involvement, and historic preservation. There is also a competitive scholarship opportunity. Packets must be postmarked by Monday, September 19th.

 

Juniors interested in participating in Youth Leadership Shelby County can come by the Guidance Center for an application. The Youth Leadership Shelby County Program is designed to encourage young people to be social, conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead. The 6-month program meets on the first Tuesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in a 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 experiences that make the learning meaningful and interesting. Application deadline is October 7, 2016, and selected participants will attend a mandatory overnight retreat on November 6-7, 2016 at the Alabama 4H Center.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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