January 30, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
The National Honor Society induction will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the school gymnasium.  All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a 3.75 weighted GPA are eligible for induction.  Character is also considered.  All candidates who meet the requirements should have received an invitation to join the organization by Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Please contact the adviser at JPlaia@shelbyed.k12.al.us with questions or concerns. Thank you.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015

Graduation: May 20, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. Bartow Arena – 11 tickets per student

 

Awards Day: May 8, 2015   8:30 a.m. – OMHS Gym (turn in all scholarship letters to the Counseling Center by May 1st, 2015 by 3:00 pm.)

 

Pay senior Fees ($85.00) to Josten’s on February 3rd at lunch in the cafeteria. Checks should be made out to Jostens. This $85 includes but not limited to: rental of The Bartow Arena, cap and gown, diploma, diploma cover, tassel, set-up and clean-up of Bartow, Security, sound, Awards’ Day expenses, programs, flowers and any other expenses that are associated with graduation and awards day. Honor cords are purchased from the sponsor of each honor society.

 

Pay AP exam fees to Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. THIS MONEY IS PAST DUE! The exams are $91 per test.

 
Prom: April 18th at Zamora Temple

 

Senior Banquet: May 14th, 2015 – $40.00. Money will be taken up after Spring Break by Mr. Milton.

 

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night and AP/Honors Showcase begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2. Please enter through the commons. We hope to see you there.

 

SHREK Rehearsal – Tuesday, February 2, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a read/sing through!!!  All Cast and Crew need to be here!!  Location PAC or Choral Room.

 

Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.

 

Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
The Shelby County Farmers Federation is now offering two $1,000 scholarships to support students seeking a college education in an agriculture related field. Deadline in April 1, 2015. Applications are located in the Guidance Center.

 

The ALFA Farmers Agriculture Foundation offers a $1,750 college scholarship for one student per county in an ag-related program at Auburn University or Alabama A&M University. The deadline is February 1, 2015. Applications are located online at www.alfafarmers.org/about/forms

 

Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday  You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.

 

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:

1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

 

2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com

 

Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at
oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 29, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
The National Honor Society induction will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the school gymnasium.  All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a 3.75 weighted GPA are eligible for induction.  Character is also considered.  All candidates who meet the requirements should have received an invitation to join the organization by Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Please contact the adviser at JPlaia@shelbyed.k12.al.us with questions or concerns. Thank you.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015:

 

Graduation: May 20, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. Bartow Arena – 11 tickets per student

 

Awards Day: May 8, 2015   8:30 a.m. – OMHS Gym (turn in all scholarship letters to the Counseling Center by May 1st, 2015 by 3:00 pm.)

 

Pay senior Fees ($85.00) to Josten’s on February 3rd at lunch in the cafeteria. Checks should be made out to Jostens. This $85 includes but not limited to: rental of The Bartow Arena, cap and gown, diploma, diploma cover, tassel, set-up and clean-up of Bartow, Security, sound, Awards’ Day expenses, programs, flowers and any other expenses that are associated with graduation and awards day. Honor cords are purchased from the sponsor of each honor society.

 

Pay AP exam fees to Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. THIS MONEY IS PAST DUE! The exams are $91 per test.

 
Prom: April 18th at Zamora Temple

 

Senior Banquet: May 14th, 2015 – $40.00. Money will be taken up after Spring Break by Mr. Milton.

 

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night and AP/Honors Showcase begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2. Please enter through the commons. We hope to see you there.

 

SHREK Rehearsal – Tuesday, February 2, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a read/sing through!!!  All Cast and Crew need to be here!!  Location PAC or Choral Room.

 

The new Make A Change Club will have its second meeting Wednesday January 28th in Ms. Nabors room 224 from 7:10 – 7:30. This club is focused on anti-bullying and other social issues. All are welcome to attend.

 

Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.

 

Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
The Shelby County Farmers Federation is now offering two $1,000 scholarships to support students seeking a college education in an agriculture related field. Deadline in April 1, 2015. Applications are located in the Guidance Center.

 

The ALFA Farmers Agriculture Foundation offers a $1,750 college scholarship for one student per county in an ag-related program at Auburn University or Alabama A&M University. The deadline is February 1, 2015. Applications are located online at www.alfafarmers.org/about/forms

 

Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday  You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.

 

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:

1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

 

2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com

 

Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help
placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at
oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 28, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Need a Night of Intrigue……..??!! Theatre IV Presents: THREE MURDERS AND IT’S ONLY MONDAY tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the OMHS Performing Arts Center. Admission – $5 Adults & $3 Students

 

FCA and 1st Priority have joined together to form a new group called “THRIVE”. Our first meeting will be Thursday, January 29 at 7:05 a.m. in the back gym. Come join us in our new endeavor. We will be serving donuts and hot chocolate. Former OMHS student Brendon Young will be leading us in a time of worship and devotion.

 

The National Honor Society induction will take place on Monday, April 13, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the school gymnasium.  All sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a 3.75 weighted GPA are eligible for induction.  Character is also considered.  All candidates who meet the requirements should have received an invitation to join the organization by Wednesday, February 4, 2015.  Please contact the adviser at JPlaia@shelbyed.k12.al.us with questions or concerns. Thank you.

 

Rising 9th Grade Parent Night and AP/Honors Showcase begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2. Please enter through the commons. We hope to see you there.

 

It is our honor and privilege to announce that David DiPiazza, head coach of the Lady Eagles Soccer team, has been named the 2014 National Federation of State High Schools Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Alabama.  Congratulations Coach DiPiazza!

 

SHREK Rehearsal – Tuesday, February 2, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a read/sing through!!!  All Cast and Crew need to be here!!  Location PAC or Choral Room.

 

The new Make A Change Club will have its second meeting Wednesday January 28th in Ms. Nabors room 224 from 7:10 – 7:30. This club is focused on anti-bullying and other social issues. All are welcome to attend.

 

Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.

 

Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
The Shelby County Farmers Federation is now offering two $1,000 scholarships to support students seeking a college education in an agriculture related field. Deadline in April 1, 2015. Applications are located in the Guidance Center.

 

The ALFA Farmers Agriculture Foundation offers a $1,750 college scholarship for one student per county in an ag-related program at Auburn University or Alabama A&M University. The deadline is February 1, 2015. Applications are located online at www.alfafarmers.org/about/forms

 

Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday  You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.

 

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:

1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

 

2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com

 

Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. until 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at
oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 27, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night and AP/Honors Showcase begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 2. Please enter through the commons. We hope to see you there.

 

It is our honor and privilege to announce that David DiPiazza, head coach of the Lady Eagles Soccer team, has been named the 2014 National Federation of State High Schools Coaches Association Coach of the Year for Alabama.  Congratulations Coach DiPiazza!

 

Need a Night of Intrigue………??!! Theatre IV Presents: THREE MURDERS AND IT’S ONLY MONDAY- Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. And Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. in the OMHS Performing Arts Center – Admission- $ 5 Adults, $ 3 Students. Don’t miss this Whodunit!!!!

 

SHREK Rehearsal – Tuesday, February 2, 2015 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a read/sing through!!!  All Cast and Crew need to be here!!  Location PAC or Choral Room.

 

The new Make A Change Club will have its second meeting Wednesday January 28th in Ms. Nabors room 224 from 7:10 – 7:30. This club is focused on anti-bullying and other social issues. All are welcome to attend.

 

Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.

 

Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday  You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.

 

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:

1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

 

2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com

 

Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. until 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at
oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 23, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
The new Make A Change Club will have its second meeting Wednesday January 28th in Ms. Nabors room 224 from 7:10 – 7:30. This club is focused on anti-bullying and other social issues. All are welcome to attend.

 

Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.

 

Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to  www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday  You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.

 

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:

1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

 

2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE.
Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com

 

Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. until 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at
oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 22, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

You are invited to attend the OMHS PTO Fundraiser “Eagle Vision Dinner & Auction” on February 28, 2015 between 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with dinner served 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Catered dinner menu featuring Bernie’s on Main with your choice of: Pasta Marinara with meatballs or Chicken Alfredo (all meals include salad, house roll and choice of 3 famous desserts). Kid’s meals will be choice of smaller portion of either adult entrée. Please join us for a family-friendly casual evening of OMHS student entertainment, silent auction and delicious dinner. All proceeds support OUR school by funding Teacher Grants, Student Recognition, Technology Purchases, Operational Needs, Classroom Supplies, Safety Enhancements and more. Order deadline is February 20 (order forms are on the school website). This is a pre-purchase reserved meal event.

 

Senior Girls Interested in Sorority Recruitment: You are invited to attend The Sorority 101 Event. This event is open to any high school women and their parents who are interested in participating in sorority recruitment while attending college. Samford University will be hosting this event on February 21st at 10 am in the Bashinsky Fieldhouse Gym. For more information go to  www.birminghampanhellenic.yolasite.com to find out the colleges that will be participating and how to register.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Auburn University will once again host E-Day for students interested in studying Engineering. E-Day will be Friday, February 27 from 8 am – 1 pm. This is an excellent way to explore Auburn’s wide range of engineering disciplines, talk with faculty and meet current students. You are encouraged to pre-register at www.eng.auburn.edu/eday  You will find more info as well on the website. Students from OMHS will need to be prepared to provide their own transportation and submit a pre-approved absence form for approval to have your absence excused.

 

The Birmingham Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy encourages minority students to pursue careers in energy-related fields and to provide scholarships for such students. The AABE Birmingham Scholarship Program consists of two distinct scholarship opportunities:

1. The Premier Award of $5,000 is awarded to a high school senior with a GPA of B or better who demonstrates superior achievement and community involvement.

 

2. The Principal’s Choice Award of $750 is awarded to a striving C-student who exhibits potential for success in college. Applicants for this award must be recommended by their attending school’s principal or assistant principal in the form of a letter to be submitted to AABE. Applications are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 27, 2015.

 

Buick Achievers Scholarship – 50 scholarships each up to $25,000/year. You are encouraged to apply if you are a high school senior, plan to enroll in a four-year college, and plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business with an interest in the automotive industry. Deadline is February 27, 2015. Application online at www.buickachievers.com

 

Any student interested in attending the Girls Inc. of Alabama conference for teen girls at Samford University on January 31st, should come by the Guidance Center and pick up an application from Mrs. Huff. The conference is free for young women in the 9 – 12 grades. Participants will attend a series of workshops that will provide the knowledge needed to make healthy and responsible choices and will empower them to strive for their goals. Topics covered will include making tough choices, creating a budget and savings techniques, creating a resume and interviewing skills. Deadline to register is January 23rd.

 

Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. until 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 20, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
OMHS Dance Team competed at the American All-Star Regional Competition this weekend. They won 1st place in High Kick and 5th place in Jazz! They head to the national dance championship Jan. 30th in Orlando.

 

There is a mandatory PALS meeting on January 21st during 7th period in Mrs. Lovvorn’s room, room 216.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 16, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
There is a mandatory PALS meeting on January 21st during 7th period in Mrs. Lovvorn’s room, room 216.

 

Come support the OMHS Choral Department for a Fundraiser, at Tropical Smoothie, on Monday the 19th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The owners have always been a huge supporter of OMHS.  They will donate 15% of total sales during the allotted time period to the Choral Dept.  Bring your family and friends!

 

A New Club being formed at OMHS. Make A Change Club is a social change club focusing on anti-bullying and creating a sense of belonging for all students. First meeting will be held, Thursday January 15th from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. in Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall. ALL are welcome to attend.
Boys’ soccer tryouts for freshman, JV and Varsity will be occurring on January 19th and 20th, 2015. If you have any questions on times, etc…please contact coach Dan DeMasters at ddemasters@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 15, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Come support the OMHS Choral Department for a Fundraiser, at Tropical Smoothie, on Monday the 19th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The owners have always been a huge supporter of OMHS.  They will donate 15% of total sales during the allotted time period to the Choral Dept.  Bring your family and friends!

 

A New Club being formed at OMHS. Make A Change Club is a social change club focusing on anti-bullying and creating a sense of belonging for all students. First meeting will be held, Thursday January 15th from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. in Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall. ALL are welcome to attend.
Boys’ soccer tryouts for freshman, JV and Varsity will be occurring on January 19th and 20th, 2015. If you have any questions on times, etc…please contact coach Dan DeMasters at ddemasters@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Important Graduation Request for Seniors 2015: All seniors must go to their Google school account and follow the directions for submitting their names for their diploma. As a reminder, your google acct is User name= john.doe@shelbyed.org  Password=last four digits of your “S” number (####-Scs) Case sensitive. Go to Google Mail Inbox and look for the email entitled “Formal Name on Diploma”.  The deadline is fast approaching. Please call Mrs. Huff if you have questions.

 

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, in partnership with Boy Scouts of America, is launching Health Career Exploring Post 7978. Health Career Exploring is a program for young people who are interested in learning more about careers in healthcare. Explorers learn the diversity of careers available in the health care arena and interact with leadership from all areas of the hospital such as physicians, nursing, technologists, and administration. There will be opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and you will learn about the educational requirements for a variety of health related careers. Students interested in exploring health careers are invited to attend an Open House at UAB Highlands Hospital on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m., in the first floor conference room. Future meetings will be the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at Highlands Hospital, and we will meet February through May. The program parallels high school calendar and will run September through May in the future. You can help us better prepare for our Open House by letting us know if you plan to attend.  You can reply to us by e-mail at sgambill@uabmc.edu or you can call Susan Gambill at 934-3186.  If you want more information about Exploring, go to our website at www.learningforlife.org and click on the Exploring icon.

 
Paula Henry, Recruiter for the UAB School of Nursing, will be at OMHS on February 3rd in the Guidance Center during 7th period to talk to interested students about the School of Nursing and Nursing careers. Please sign up with Mrs. Huff if you want to attend.

 

Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

Georgia Tech/Birmingham Alumni Network Scholarship
The Birmingham Network offers a scholarship to an entering GT freshman from the Birmingham area for his/her freshman year. Awards are dependent on attending Georgia Tech. This is a competitive scholarship which involves evaluation of the following criteria: GPA, class standing, test scores, extracurricular activities and an interview with Network representatives. Much of this information is derived from the application made to the GT Alumni Association (on-line), student’s resume and the interview. To make application go to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association web site, http://gtalumni.org/2015scholarshipapp; at the bottom of the page, complete name and e-mail address and check the “Regional Network Scholarship” box. The on-line application to the Alumni Association by a senior must be completed by January 25. A representative of the Birmingham Network will then contact prospective applicants to set up an interview which is held in mid-February in Birmingham. For more information, contact Bruce Grasso (begrasso@bellsouth.net) or Charles Van Pelt (charlesvanpelt@gmail.com).

 

Samford Bulldog Pharmacy Camp – June 21-26, 2015
Bulldog Pharmacy Camp is a dynamic opportunity for rising high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen to learn about careers in pharmacy and about pre-pharmacy courses that can prepare you for pharmacy school. You will participate in hands-on pharmacy science lab demonstrations and unique service projects. You will also gain essential patient assessment skills, tour local health-care facilities and pharmacies, experience campus life and have fun! Application requirements: completed application; official high school transcript including ACT/SAT scores; recommendation letter from math/science teacher; $100 nonrefundable deposit (refundable if not selected for camp). For more information about cost, call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu

Apply at http://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/bulldog-pharmacy-camp/  by February 16, 2015

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

January 9, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Are you interested in being a Diamond Doll?  If so, please meet in Ms. McGuyer’s room (237) for a mandatory interest meeting on Tuesday, January 13th.  Hope to see you there.

 

Any FBLA member who is interested in participating in competition this spring should sign up for an event in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  The deadline for signup will be January 30.  Information on events can be found at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/docs/ct/fblareferenceguide.asp  for individual events only 2 people per event will be allowed to compete.  Team events will be limited to the number required by National FBLA.  Check with Mrs. Triplett for more info.

 

Registration forms and money for the Miss OMHS Pageant are due to Mrs. Hart or Mrs. Dixon no later than February 6, 2015. Absolutely no late forms or money will be accepted.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending! Cost is donated by our team physician, Dr. Robert Agee, to OMHS Sports Medicine’s first aid/taping supplies and other medical equipment used to treat our athletes. More info to follow.

 

In order to comply with the State of Alabama accountability law, the financial exhibits and school safety and discipline reports have been prepared by Shelby County Board of Education and are available on the system’s website. You may access this information through the Board’s official website at www.shelbyed.k12.al.us , then using the menu links, navigate to “District Information” – scroll to the Finance section and select “Financial Reports, Documents and Forms” – scroll to the Finance Reports section and select the PDF file for the “Financial Accountability Reports – FY2014”. The PDF files are reflected by funding source, cost center and program for your review.

 

The Pto’s annual fundraiser, Eagle Vision Dinner and Silent Auction will in February, 2015. Please consider donation items for the auction! Do you have sports tickets or memorabilia? A lake house or beach condo?  New or vintage furniture or artwork? We would appreciate donations of these or other items such as jewelry, rounds of golf or gift certificates from your business. Contact Linda Ambrose at 995-9299 or sean_linda@bellsouth.net.

 

Check out our online newspaper, The Eagle’s Eye, for the latest news about OMHS! www.omhseagleseye.com

 

Pre-Planned absences must be turned into the office one week prior to being absent to be considered for approval. A detailed letter explaining the absence must be attached. Vacations are not considered excused.

 

Seniors are allowed two college visits during the fall semester. Juniors are allowed one college visit in the spring semester. A college pre-planned absence must be submitted a week prior to the visit and documentation must be submitted verifying the visit occurred.

 

As life-long learners at OMHS, we are always working to improve ourselves as educators in order to better help our students. We set yearly goals and reflect on those goals throughout the school year. At the end of the year, we reflect on whether or not we met those goals and again start the process for improvement. Please view OMHS Continuous Improvement Plan. It can be found on our website under the category About OMHS.

 

OMHS is now accepting Coke Rewards points! If you drink Coca-Cola products and collect the points redeemable at mycokerewards.com, please consider donating your points to OMHS so we can redeem them for FREE supplies and resources. Every bit helps! Also, look for signs at coming events to collect the caps found at bottles sold at OMHS events. For more information please email Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Georgia Tech/Birmingham Alumni Network Scholarship
The Birmingham Network offers a scholarship to an entering GT freshman from the Birmingham area for his/her freshman year. Awards are dependent on attending Georgia Tech. This is a competitive scholarship which involves evaluation of the following criteria: GPA, class standing, test scores, extracurricular activities and an interview with Network representatives. Much of this information is derived from the application made to the GT Alumni Association (on-line), student’s resume and the interview. To make application go to the Georgia Tech Alumni Association web site, http://gtalumni.org/2015scholarshipapp; at the bottom of the page, complete name and e-mail address and check the “Regional Network Scholarship” box. The on-line application to the Alumni Association by a senior must be completed by January 25. A representative of the Birmingham Network will then contact prospective applicants to set up an interview which is held in mid-February in Birmingham. For more information, contact Bruce Grasso (begrasso@bellsouth.net) or Charles Van Pelt (charlesvanpelt@gmail.com).

 

Samford Bulldog Pharmacy Camp – June 21-26, 2015
Bulldog Pharmacy Camp is a dynamic opportunity for rising high school juniors, seniors and college freshmen to learn about careers in pharmacy and about prepharmacy courses that can prepare you for pharmacy school. You will participate in hands-on pharmacy science lab demonstrations and unique service projects. You will also gain essential patient assessment skills, tour local health-care facilities and pharmacies, experience campus life and have fun! Application requirements: completed application; official high school transcript including ACT/SAT scores; recommendation letter from math/science teacher; $100 nonrefundable deposit (refundable if not selected for camp). For more information about cost, call 205-726-2008 or email pharmacycamp@samford.edu

Apply at http://www.samford.edu/pharmacy/bulldog-pharmacy-camp/  by February 16, 2015

 

Financial Aid Night (Senior/Junior parents) & Junior Parent Meeting
Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC) Kim Miller, Financial Aid Counselor with the University of Montevallo, will talk to our junior and senior parents about the Financial Aid process including completing the FAFSA. This is general financial aid not specific to UM. Immediately following the Financial Aid presentation (7:20 pm), Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will talk to junior parents about registration for rising seniors and college admissions. We look forward to seeing our junior and senior parents there.

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency! Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Younglife needs volunteers to work their Frostbite 5K race on January 31, 2015. Anyone interested can contact Loren Stiffler at 410-2851 or at loren@rpnmag.com.

 

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 cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:
www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment