April 23, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Very Important Announcement for seniors taking the AP English Lit Exam: All seniors taking the AP English Lit exam must return to school after the exam May 8th by 12:30 pm to practice for Awards Day that is May 9th.

AP money: All students taking an AP exam need to pay for them by Friday, May 2nd. There may be some confusion as to if this exam fee was paid during summer registration. Only classroom fees were paid during the summer. No exams fees were collected.

Tryouts for the 2014 Cross Country team will be on May 14th and 15th after school. Tryout forms must be turned in to Coach Dudley by Friday, May 9th.

On Thursday and Friday members of the Future Business Leaders of America attended State Leadership Conference and Competition at the Birmingham Sheraton. Please congratulate Olen Humphries and Peyton Lee on placing 2nd in the Digital Video Production competition and Jarrett Easterling on a 3rd place finish in Business Math. The OMHS chapter also received an award for being the 2nd largest chapter in our district with 115 members.

Senior Rho Kappa Members—you can purchase your honor cord in Mrs. Miller’s room (111) during 6th period through the 30th of April. Please do not interrupt class.

The Shelby County School District recently held a Showcase of Schools event, where they also unveiled a new logo, website, and video for the district. Please check out the new design of the SCS website at the following link: http://shelbyed.k12.al.us/. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwT5SYkj3H4&feature=youtu.be. Add, in addition to Twitter, the district is now on Facebook! Like us here: https://www.facebook.com/shelbyalschools or search for Shelby County AL Schools.

Seniors of Mu Alpha Theta can begin purchasing their graduation honor cord of $10. Members can bring cash or check to Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall. If paying by check, make sure the check is written in blue or black ink and has a phone number on the check. Checks are to be made out to OMHS. The deadline for purchase is May 9, 2014.

Do you play an instrument? If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band! Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015. Specifically, we have a need for students that play harp, piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble. If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.

Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics? Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach? If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (science teacher) and Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two highly qualified educators and seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s number one tour. The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013! We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest. To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student. The tour number is 1542773ZK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE JOINS US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL/PLANNING MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24 BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. IN ROOM 204 ON THE ENGLISH HALL or email JPLAIA@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US OR DSTRONG@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP

Senior banquet tickets must be purchased by May 1. Please bring money to Mr. Milton’s room, 115, on the history hallway.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc. The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE
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South West Water Company scholarship – For interested students who may pursue degrees in accredited four-year institutions with the intent to major in environmental science, environmental engineering or general engineering. Deadline is April 28th and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Attention Junior Boys: We are still looking for someone interested in participating in Boys State this summer at the University of Alabama, June 1-7. Boys State is a high honor and a leadership development program. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship and government. Please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you are interested.

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer? If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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Vapor Thrift Store on Hwy 280 has volunteer opportunities for students ages 16 and up (or under 16 with an adult). You can make a difference by helping us alleviate poverty in third world countries. Bring your friends and help us in receiving donations, testing electronics, sorting, hanging, tagging, and stocking. Email slhoste@vaporsports.org for more information or stop by the store at 5443 Hwy 280.

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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April 15, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Please announce that the Girls Soccer game today has been moved to Thursday at 6:00.  Also, the girls soccer team will not have practice today either.

Seniors of Mu Alpha Theta can begin purchasing their graduation honor cord of $10.  Members can bring cash or check to Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall.  If paying by check, make sure the check is written in blue or black ink and has a phone number on the check.  Checks are to be made out to OMHS.  The deadline for purchase is May 9, 2014.

Just a reminder that the virtual parking line and virtual line for rising Juniors (Class of 2016) goes live at 12:40 p.m. on Monday April 14th . It will be featured prominently on the OMHS webpage and is compatible with a smart phone or tablet. At 12:40 you can go to:   http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/

Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics?  Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach?  If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (science teacher) and Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two highly qualified educators and seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica.  Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s number one tour.  The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013!  We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest.  To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student.  The tour number is 1542773ZK.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE JOINS US FOR AN INFORMATIONAL/PLANNING MEETING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 24 BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M. IN ROOM 204 ON THE ENGLISH HALL or email JPLAIA@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US OR DSTRONG@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US.  THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP.

The SGA is selling off shirts from the school year at a discounted price. Spring Break Tank tops are $10; all other shirts, class shirts, powder-puff shirts, etc are $5.

Scholars Bowl tryouts are coming soon!  Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders interested in trying out for next year’s Scholars Bowl team must attend one of the two upcoming mandatory information meetings.    Meetings will be held Wednesday morning, April 23rd @ 7:10 in Room 214 (A. Gallups) and Wednesday afternoon, April 23rd until 3:20 in Room 111 (M. Miller).  Tryouts are Tuesday, April 29th immediately after school in Room 111.  Questions?  Contact Misty Miller or Amanda Gallups.    NOTE:  These tryouts are not for students who will be in the 9th grade next year.  Freshman tryouts will be held in the fall of 2014.

ALL Rho Kappa Members (new and old) must attend our 4NW meeting on Friday, April 18th during 6th period in the PAC.    Senior Rho Kappa members will purchase honor cords at this meeting. Honor cords are $10 (cash or check).  Checks can be made out to OMHS.  This will be the last Rho Kappa meeting of the year.

Do you play an instrument?  If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band!  Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015.  Specifically, we have a need for students that play harp, piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.  If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.

Josten’s will be here on Friday, April 18 during lunch for seniors to pick up their graduation announcements. If a balance remains, seniors can bring a check or cash made out to Josten’s.

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.

Senior banquet tickets must be purchased by May 1. Please bring money to Mr. Milton’s room, 115, on the history hallway.

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ==================================================

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Vapor Thrift Store on Hwy 280 has volunteer opportunities for students ages 16 and up (or under 16 with an adult). You can make a difference by helping us alleviate poverty in third world countries. Bring your friends and help us in receiving donations, testing electronics, sorting, hanging, tagging, and stocking. Email slhoste@vaporsports.org for more information or stop by the store at 5443 Hwy 280.

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause?

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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April 11, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Seniors of Mu Alpha Theta can begin purchasing their graduation honor cord of $10.  Members can bring cash or check to Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall.  If paying by check, make sure the check is written in blue or black ink and has a phone number on the check.  Checks are to be made out to OMHS.  The deadline for purchase is May 9, 2014.

Just a reminder that the virtual parking line and virtual line for rising Juniors (Class of 2016) goes live at 12:40 p.m. on Monday April 14th . It will be featured prominently on the OMHS webpage and is compatible with a smart phone or tablet. At 12:40 you can go to:   http://www.shelbyed.k12.al.us/schools/omhs/

The SGA is selling off shirts from the school year at a discounted price. Spring Break Tank tops are $10; all other shirts, class shirts, powder-puff shirts, etc are $5.

April is CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH and the OMHS Peer Assistants will be selling Blue wristbands (students) for a donation of at least $1.00 and the Blue Bows (parents) for doors or mailboxes for a donation of at least $3.00 April 7th through 11th.  This fundraiser is in support of the Owens House, Shelby County Children’s Advocacy Center.  Let’s “Stand Up for our Children”!!! Buy you bands and bows today.

Scholars Bowl tryouts are coming soon!  Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders interested in trying out for next year’s Scholars Bowl team must attend one of the two upcoming mandatory information meetings.    Meetings will be held Wednesday morning, April 23rd @ 7:10 in Room 214 (A. Gallups) and Wednesday afternoon, April 23rd until 3:20 in Room 111 (M. Miller).  Tryouts are Tuesday, April 29th immediately after school in Room 111.  Questions?  Contact Misty Miller or Amanda Gallups.    NOTE:  These tryouts are not for students who will be in the 9th grade next year.  Freshman tryouts will be held in the fall of 2014.

ALL Rho Kappa Members (new and old) must attend our 4NW meeting on Friday, April 18th during 6th period in the PAC.    Senior Rho Kappa members will purchase honor cords at this meeting. Honor cords are $10 (cash or check).  Checks can be made out to OMHS.  This will be the last Rho Kappa meeting of the year.

Tryouts for OMHS Color Guard are April 14-18.  Previous guard experience is not required. For more information about Color Guard, or to get a tryout packet, please contact Jennifer Brunner at jbrunner@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

Do you play an instrument?  If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band!  Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015.

Specifically, we have a need for students that play harp, piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.  If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.

Josten’s will be here on Friday, April 18 during lunch for seniors to pick up their graduation announcements. If a balance remains, seniors can bring a check or cash made out to Josten’s.

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.

Senior banquet tickets must be purchased by May 1. Please bring money to Mr. Milton’s room, 115, on the history hallway.

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ==================================================

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause?

SOZO Children is hosting the Waging War on Normal Adventure Run on Sunday, April 13th at Hargis Retreat Center in Chelsea. They need race day volunteers, as well as volunteers to help clear the trail prior to the race.  Volunteer dates are Saturday, April 5th. Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th.  See Mrs. Miller in Room 111 to sign up.

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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April 7, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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JV and Varsity Baseball Games Cancelled Today! Rescheduled for tomorrow

Josten’s will be here on Friday, April 18 during lunch for seniors to pick up their graduation announcements. If a balance remains, seniors can bring a check or cash made out to Josten’s.

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19th-23rd. Sign up with Coach Love before May 9th. You must have a physical to tryout.

Senior banquet tickets must be purchased by May 1. Please bring money to Mr. Milton’s room, 115, on the history hallway.

Do you play an instrument?  If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band!  Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015.  Specifically, we have a need for students that play piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.  If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.

Spanish Honor Society applications are due by Friday, April 11, 2014, along with the $10 national dues.  This is a hard deadline, so please don’t forget!  See Mrs. Gandy or Mrs. Chapman for more information.

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ================================================== College Visits to OMHS this week for juniors during 6th period: Monday, April 07,    Montevallo in the Guidance Center  Tuesday, April 08,    U of Tennessee @ Knoxville in the Guidance Center Wednesday, April 09, U of Alabama in the PAC Thursday, April 10, Auburn University in the PAC

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Students interested in a choral scholarship to Jeff State Community College should stop by the Guidance Center for instructions and information about auditioning for The Jeff State Singers. The scholarship is for a full in-state tuition waiver. Auditions will be held April 1, 3, 7 and 9 at the Carson Road Campus and April 5 at the Shelby Campus.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause?  SOZO Children is hosting the Waging War on Normal Adventure Run on Sunday, April 13th at Hargis Retreat Center in Chelsea. They need race day volunteers, as well as volunteers to help clear the trail prior to the race.  Volunteer dates are Saturday, April 5th. Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th.  See Mrs. Miller in Room 111 to sign up.

Moss Rock Preserve in conjunction with The North Face store is looking for volunteer work on April 6. For more information email tnfbirminghamstore@vfc.com or call 968-5612.

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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April 2, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Do you play an instrument?  If so, then we want you in the Oak Mountain Band!  Our award-winning band program is currently looking for musicians to fulfill its ensemble instrumentation in 2014-2015.

Specifically, we have a need for students that play piano, guitar, bass guitar, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. We currently have openings in jazz bands, the Symphonic Band, and the Wind Ensemble.  If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.

Spanish Honor Society applications are due by Friday, April 11, 2014, along with the $10 national dues.  This is a hard deadline, so please don’t forget!  See Mrs. Gandy or Mrs. Chapman for more information.

The OMHS Baseball team is selling the popular Boston butts and hams just in time for Easter delivery.  If you are interested, please contact a baseball player or B1spivey@aol.com by April 7.  Delivery will be either April 16 or 17th.

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

Did you know you can request your favorite tunes to be played at prom? Just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. (Your password is omhs). You can log onto our Guest Music Request area to search our database of music & make your individual requests.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

The Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) at the University of Alabama invites high school sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated toward a research career in science and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in nanoscience and engineering.  This will be a full time summer job beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 1st, 2014. Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500. The program does not offer any support for housing accommodations and therefore applicants would be responsible for housing.  For information, go to http://mint.ua.edu/education/high-school-internship-program/ .  See Mrs. Humphrey for more information.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ================================================== College Visits for JUNIORS!

April 7- Montevallo- 12:30 pm Guidance Center April 8- U of Tennessee 12:30 Guidance Center April 9- U of AL 12:30 PAC April 10- Auburn U   12:30 PAC

Attention Junior Girls: Girls interested in attending Girls State this summer, June 8-13, on the campus of The University of Alabama should submit their resumes to the Guidance Center by Friday, April 4th. OMHS can select two candidates to attend and the cost is $200. An interest in government and current events, high moral character, strong leadership ability and above average scholastic standing are required.

Attention Junior Boys: Boys interested in attending Boys State this summer, June 1-7, on the campus of The University of Alabama should submit their resumes to the Guidance Center by Friday, April 4th.

OMHS may select up to 7 outstanding candidates and the cost is $225.00 to attend. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship.

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Students interested in a choral scholarship to Jeff State Community College should stop by the Guidance Center for instructions and information about auditioning for The Jeff State Singers. The scholarship is for a full in-state tuition waiver. Auditions will be held April 1, 3, 7 and 9 at the Carson Road Campus and April 5 at the Shelby Campus.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause?  SOZO Children is hosting the Waging War on Normal Adventure Run on Sunday, April 13th at Hargis Retreat Center in Chelsea. They need race day volunteers, as well as volunteers to help clear the trail prior to the race.  Volunteer dates are Saturday, April 5th. Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th.  See Mrs. Miller in Room 111 to sign up.

Moss Rock Preserve in conjunction with The North Face store is looking for volunteer work on April 6. For more information email tnfbirminghamstore@vfc.com or call 968-5612.

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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March 31, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Congratulations to OMHS Girls Soccer team who are ranked #8 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.  The Lady Eagles will be playing at Spain Park on Tuesday, April 1st at 6:00 pm.

The OMHS Baseball team is selling the popular Boston butts and hams just in time for Easter delivery.  If you are interested, please contact a baseball player or B1spivey@aol.com by April 7.  Delivery will be either April 16 or 17th.

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

Did you know you can request your favorite tunes to be played at prom? Just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. (Your password is omhs). You can log onto our Guest Music Request area to search our database of music & make your individual requests.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

The Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) at the University of Alabama invites high school sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated toward a research career in science and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in nanoscience and engineering.  This will be a full time summer job beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 1st, 2014. Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500. The program does not offer any support for housing accommodations and therefore applicants would be responsible for housing.  For information, go to http://mint.ua.edu/education/high-school-internship-program/ .  See Mrs. Humphrey for more information.

Prom t-shirts are ready for pre-order! Please see Mrs. Lemley in the lunchroom or room 304 to purchase. Hurry, quantities are limited and will only be on sale now through Friday March 21. Price: $20 – Color: Comfort Color – Blue Spruce.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

Any rising Junior or Senior interested in being a Peer Assistant should pick up an application from Mrs. Gandy (room 118) or Mr. Dudley (room 208).  Completed applications are due no later than March 21st.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ================================================== Attention Junior Girls: Girls interested in attending Girls State this summer, June 8-13, on the campus of The University of Alabama should submit their resumes to the Guidance Center by Friday, April 4th. OMHS can select two candidates to attend and the cost is $200. An interest in government and current events, high moral character, strong leadership ability and above average scholastic standing are required.

Attention Junior Boys: Boys interested in attending Boys State this summer, June 1-7, on the campus of The University of Alabama should submit their resumes to the Guidance Center by Friday, April 4th. OMHS may select up to 7 outstanding candidates and the cost is $225.00 to attend. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship.

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

The Alpha Nu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society would like to recognize a young woman in her senior year who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in education by offering her a $500 grant-in-aid scholarship. Applications are available in the counseling center and due no later than March 31.

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Students interested in a choral scholarship to Jeff State Community College should stop by the Guidance Center for instructions and information about auditioning for The Jeff State Singers. The scholarship is for a full in-state tuition waiver. Auditions will be held April 1, 3, 7 and 9 at the Carson Road Campus and April 5 at the Shelby Campus.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Wofford announces the 66th annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $3000 per year up to full scholarship, which is valued at approximately $45,000 per year. OMHS can nominate current JUNIORS as Wofford Scholars. The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2014. The criteria for nomination are as follows:

- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class – They must have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 28 or 1250 (critical reading and  math combined) on the SAT – They must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, an potential for success – All student who are nominated must apply to either Wofford’s Early Decision or Early Action deadline. If you wish to be nominated, see Mr. Deavers (Last names A-K) or Mrs. Holder (Last names L-Z) in the OMHS Counseling Center.

Herb Hanes -Bill Sparks Scholarship- The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 will be paid to any Alabama college and university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books. To qualify you must have participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc.), been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university and completed the application. Deadline is May 12, 2014 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Still need those Give Me 5 hours, or just want to do some work for a really great cause?  SOZO Children is hosting the Waging War on Normal Adventure Run on Sunday, April 13th at Hargis Retreat Center in Chelsea. They need race day volunteers, as well as volunteers to help clear the trail prior to the race.  Volunteer dates are Saturday, April 5th. Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th.  See Mrs. Miller in Room 111 to sign up.

Moss Rock Preserve in conjunction with The North Face store is looking for volunteer work on April 6. For more information email tnfbirminghamstore@vfc.com or call 968-5612.

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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March 20, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

The OMHS Baseball team is selling the popular Boston butts and hams just in time for Easter delivery.  If you are interested, please contact a baseball player or B1spivey@aol.com by April 7.  Delivery will be either April 16 or 17th.

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

Did you know you can request your favorite tunes to be played at prom? Just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. (Your password is omhs). You can log onto our Guest Music Request area to search our database of music & make your individual requests.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

The Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) at the University of Alabama invites high school sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated toward a research career in science and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in nanoscience and engineering.  This will be a full time summer job beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 1st, 2014. Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500. The program does not offer any support for housing accommodations and therefore applicants would be responsible for housing.  For information, go to http://mint.ua.edu/education/high-school-internship-program/ .  See Mrs. Humphrey for more information.

Prom t-shirts are ready for pre-order! Please see Mrs. Lemley in the lunchroom or room 304 to purchase. Hurry, quantities are limited and will only be on sale now through Friday March 21. Price: $20 – Color: Comfort Color – Blue Spruce.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

Attention juniors and seniors: This year’s prom theme is Spring Fling in Beijing! Tickets go on sale March 5th.  Tickets are $75 per couple if purchased before spring break and $100 per couple after. Prom will be Saturday April 5th at the Cahaba Grand. Please see Mrs. Lemley if you have any questions.

Any rising Junior or Senior interested in being a Peer Assistant should pick up an application from Mrs. Gandy (room 118) or Mr. Dudley (room 208).  Completed applications are due no later than March 21st.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ==================================================

All seniors who have scholarship letters/offers need to have them turned into the Guidance Center if they want them to be recognized at Awards Day on May 9th. The deadline for scholarship/offer letters to be turned in is Friday, May 2nd. This is a firm deadline!

The Alpha Nu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society would like to recognize a young woman in her senior year who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in education by offering her a $500 grant-in-aid scholarship. Applications are available in the counseling center and due no later than March 31.

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Students interested in a choral scholarship to Jeff State Community College should stop by the Guidance Center for instructions and information about auditioning for The Jeff State Singers. The scholarship is for a full in-state tuition waiver. Auditions will be held April 1,3,7and 9 at the Carson Road Campus and April 5 at the Shelby Campus.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Wofford announces the 66th annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $3000 per year up to full scholarship, which is valued at approximately $45,000 per year. OMHS can nominate current JUNIORS as Wofford Scholars. The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2014. The criteria for nomination are as follows:

- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class – They must have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 28 or 1250 (critical reading and  math combined) on the SAT – They must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, an potential for success – All student who are nominated must apply to either Wofford’s Early Decision or Early Action deadline. If you wish to be nominated, see Mr. Deavers (Last names A-K) or Mrs. Holder (Last names L-Z) in the OMHS Counseling Center.

Herb Hanes -Bill Sparks Scholarship- The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 will be paid to any Alabama college and university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books. To qualify you must have participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc.), been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university and completed the application. Deadline is May 12, 2014 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

 

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March 19, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

FBLA will be attending a tour and School Days at Regions Park on April 21. If you would like to sign-up, stop by and get a form from Ms. Triplett or Ms. Godfrey. The cost is $20 and the trip will fill up quickly.

Did you know you can request your favorite tunes to be played at prom? Just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. (Your password is omhs). You can log onto our Guest Music Request area to search our database of music & make your individual requests.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls;

slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

The Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) at the University of Alabama invites high school sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated toward a research career in science and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in nanoscience and engineering.  This will be a full time summer job beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 1st, 2014. Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500. The program does not offer any support for housing accommodations and therefore applicants would be responsible for housing.  For information, go to http://mint.ua.edu/education/high-school-internship-program/ .  See Mrs. Humphrey for more information.

Prom t-shirts are ready for pre-order! Please see Mrs. Lemley in the lunchroom or room 304 to purchase. Hurry, quantities are limited and will only be on sale now through Friday March 21. Price: $20 – Color: Comfort Color – Blue Spruce.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

Attention juniors and seniors: This year’s prom theme is Spring Fling in Beijing! Tickets go on sale March 5th.  Tickets are $75 per couple if purchased before spring break and $100 per couple after. Prom will be Saturday April 5th at the Cahaba Grand. Please see Mrs. Lemley if you have any questions.

Any rising Junior or Senior interested in being a Peer Assistant should pick up an application from Mrs. Gandy (room 118) or Mr. Dudley (room 208).  Completed applications are due no later than March 21st.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ==================================================

The Alpha Nu Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society would like to recognize a young woman in her senior year who plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in education by offering her a $500 grant-in-aid scholarship. Applications are available in the counseling center and due no later than March 31.

2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

Summer Camp Experience – Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology and many more at the STEM Camp (Science, Technology Engineering Math) at Jeff State Community College. Dates are June 16-19 on the Carson Road Campus and it’s free due to a generous grant. Students in 10, 11, and 12th grades who are interested can apply online at www.jeffstateonline.com or call 205-856-7848.

Students interested in a choral scholarship to Jeff State Community College should stop by the Guidance Center for instructions and information about auditioning for The Jeff State Singers. The scholarship is for a full in-state tuition waiver. Auditions will be held April 1,3,7and 9 at the Carson Road Campus and April 5 at the Shelby Campus.

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Wofford announces the 66th annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $3000 per year up to full scholarship, which is valued at approximately $45,000 per year. OMHS can nominate current JUNIORS as Wofford Scholars. The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2014. The criteria for nomination are as follows:

- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class – They must have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 28 or 1250 (critical reading and  math combined) on the SAT – They must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, an potential for success – All student who are nominated must apply to either Wofford’s Early Decision or Early Action deadline. If you wish to be nominated, see Mr. Deavers (Last names A-K) or Mrs. Holder (Last names L-Z) in the OMHS Counseling Center.

Herb Hanes -Bill Sparks Scholarship- The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 will be paid to any Alabama college and university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books. To qualify you must have participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc.), been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university and completed the application. Deadline is May 12, 2014 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES =========================================================

Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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March 18, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Need something to do tonight that will be entertaining?? Theatre II, III, and IV will be presenting 3 one act plays this evening starting at 6:30 P.M.  Admission is $ 2.

Theatre III will present “Sixty Second Singles” By Jon Jory Theatre II will present “Rejection! Or, Will Date for Food” By Ian McWethy Theatre IV will present “That’s Not How I Remember It” By Don Zolidis Supposed to be Valentine’s Plays but Now a March Madness Evening of Laughter!! Come and support OMHS Theatre and Drama Club!!!

Did you know you can request your favorite tunes to be played at prom? Just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. (Your password is omhs). You can log onto our Guest Music Request area to search our database of music & make your individual requests.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys).  We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours.  Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

The Shelby County Board of Education is conducting a parent survey as we prepare for our accreditation visit next fall.  If you have children in more than one school, we ask that you complete a survey for each school.  This will enable us to improve both school and system practice.  We value your opinion and appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey.  Thanks so much! Please click on the link below to access the survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9858657

LEMAK PHYSICAL DAY is on Friday, March 21st at the Shelby County Instructional Services Center for $22. Registered athletes will be bused over to SCISC at 8:30 a.m. Please register online at circlebox.com/airrsports by 3/17. Some students still need to see the athletic trainers to complete preliminary data. Athletes must wear t-shirts/shorts/sweats on Friday 3/21 for the physical exam. Money (cash or check –made out to OMHS) and Travel Permission Form is due to Ms. Cardinal ASAP. Please contact kcardinal@shelbyed.k12.al.us if you have any further questions.

The Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) at the University of Alabama invites high school sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated toward a research career in science and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in nanoscience and engineering.  This will be a full time summer job beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 1st, 2014. Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500. The program does not offer any support for housing accommodations and therefore applicants would be responsible for housing.  For information, go to http://mint.ua.edu/education/high-school-internship-program/ .  See Mrs. Humphrey for more information.

Prom t-shirts are ready for pre-order! Please see Mrs. Lemley in the lunchroom or room 304 to purchase. Hurry, quantities are limited and will only be on sale now through Friday March 21. Price: $20 – Color: Comfort Color – Blue Spruce.

The SOZO meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning, March 19th at 7:10 (Room 111). We will finish writing letters to the children in Uganda.  Don’t forget to bring your letters you started at the last meeting.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

Oak Mountain’s DECA chapter is taking orders for collegiate blankets through March 19. Blankets should arrive the first week of April. Alabama, Auburn, houndstooth and many other colleges are available. Blankets are 50” x 70” and make great graduation presents! Please make checks payable to OMHS for $25 for each blanket. Contact Sandra Gallups at sgallups@shelbyed.k12.al.us for college availability.

Parents of any girls interested in being a member of the Oak Mountain High School Visual Ensemble (color guard, dance team, or majorette) should attend an interest meeting in the OMHS Band Room on

Tuesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.  The band room is located in the back, right corner of our school.  Details regarding audition dates, camp dates, fees, and much more will be shared at this time.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention juniors and seniors: This year’s prom theme is Spring Fling in Beijing! Tickets go on sale March 5th.  Tickets are $75 per couple if purchased before spring break and $100 per couple after. Prom will be Saturday April 5th at the Cahaba Grand. Please see Mrs. Lemley if you have any questions.

Any rising Junior or Senior interested in being a Peer Assistant should pick up an application from Mrs. Gandy (room 118) or Mr. Dudley (room 208).  Completed applications are due no later than March 21st.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc.  The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE ================================================== Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer?  If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Wofford announces the 66th annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $3000 per year up to full scholarship, which is valued at approximately $45,000 per year. OMHS can nominate current JUNIORS as Wofford Scholars. The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2014. The criteria for nomination are as follows:

- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class – They must have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 28 or 1250 (critical reading and  math combined) on the SAT – They must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, an potential for success – All student who are nominated must apply to either Wofford’s Early Decision or Early Action deadline. If you wish to be nominated, see Mr. Deavers (Last names A-K) or Mrs. Holder (Last names L-Z) in the OMHS Counseling Center.

The Good South, Southern Style clothing company based in Flowood, MS, announces the launch of their scholarship application. The Good South Scholarship Fund awards four scholarships ranging from $250-$500. They are looking for well-rounded applicants who excel both inside and outside the classroom. “While scholastic achievement is very important, it is equally important for students to be leaders and have a passion for service.” (Jason Welch/Steve Nelson, owners of The Good South). The Good South Scholarship application can be found at www.thegoodsouth.com/pages/our-cause. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.

Herb Hanes -Bill Sparks Scholarship- The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 will be paid to any Alabama college and university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books. To qualify you must have participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc.), been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university and completed the application. Deadline is May 12, 2014 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed.  All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location.  The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

The Robert O Finley Foundation Scholarship was established by former athletes of Coach Bob Finley to provide financial aid to a high graduating senior. The applicant must meet the following criteria: and child of a Berry High School graduate, participate in any athletic endeavor as a player, manager, trainer or cheerleader. Applications are in the Guidance Center. Deadline is May 1st.

Any senior interested in being considered for the Counselor’s Scholarship for Jeff State Community College should: be a US citizen, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and submit a statement of interest to the Guidance Center explaining why they believe that are a valid candidate.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES ========================================================= Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details.  www.handsonbirmingham.org  – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS ===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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March 17, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Oak Mtn. girls LAX had a huge win against Johns Creek High School in Atlanta this past weekend. Congrats to Oak Mtn. girls!

Did you know you can request your favorite tunes to be played at prom? Just go to www.jamm.net and click on the guest’s requests link on the right side of the page. (Your password is omhs). You can log onto our Guest Music Request area to search our database of music & make your individual requests.

The National Honor Society induction ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Candidates should wear Sunday dress (semi-casual slacks or dresses for girls; slacks, button down, tie for boys). We will have a rehearsal that day during school hours. Arrive early for optimal seating. The ceremony should last about one hour.

The Shelby County Board of Education is conducting a parent survey as we prepare for our accreditation visit next fall. If you have children in more than one school, we ask that you complete a survey for each school. This will enable us to improve both school and system practice. We value your opinion and appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey. Thanks so much! Please click on the link below to access the survey: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9858657

LEMAK PHYSICAL DAY is on Friday, March 21st at the Shelby County Instructional Services Center for $22. Registered athletes will be bused over to SCISC at 8:30 a.m. Please register online at circlebox.com/airrsports by 3/17. Some students still need to see the athletic trainers to complete preliminary data. Athletes must wear t-shirts/shorts/sweats on Friday 3/21 for the physical exam. Money (cash or check –made out to OMHS) and Travel Permission Form is due to Ms. Cardinal ASAP. Please contact kcardinal@shelbyed.k12.al.us if you have any further questions.

The Center for Materials for Information Technology (MINT) at the University of Alabama invites high school sophomores and juniors who are highly motivated toward a research career in science and engineering to apply for a summer research internship in nanoscience and engineering. This will be a full time summer job beginning on June 2nd and ending on August 1st, 2014. Students will be paid a stipend of $1,500. The program does not offer any support for housing accommodations and therefore applicants would be responsible for housing. For information, go to http://mint.ua.edu/education/high-school-internship-program/ . See Mrs. Humphrey for more information.

Prom t-shirts are ready for pre-order! Please see Mrs. Lemley in the lunchroom or room 304 to purchase. Hurry, quantities are limited and will only be on sale now through Friday March 21. Price: $20 – Color: Comfort Color – Blue Spruce.

The SOZO meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning, March 19th at 7:10 (Room 111). We will finish writing letters to the children in Uganda. Don’t forget to bring your letters you started at the last meeting.

Sophomores, check your face! The sophomore class pages for the yearbook are posted outside of Mrs. Dixon’s room on the journalism hall. Please go by there no later than Friday to check your picture and the spelling of your name. All issues should be reported to Mrs. Dixon by Friday for corrections.

For all seniors who are members of the OMHS National Honor Society, the gold honor cord and gold honor tassel to be worn at graduation can now be purchased for $18 in Mrs. Plaia’s Room 204 during 6th period only.

Oak Mountain’s DECA chapter is taking orders for collegiate blankets through March 19. Blankets should arrive the first week of April. Alabama, Auburn, houndstooth and many other colleges are available. Blankets are 50” x 70” and make great graduation presents! Please make checks payable to OMHS for $25 for each blanket. Contact Sandra Gallups at sgallups@shelbyed.k12.al.us for college availability.

Parents of any girls interested in being a member of the Oak Mountain High School Visual Ensemble (color guard, dance team, or majorette) should attend an interest meeting in the OMHS Band Room on

Tuesday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m. The band room is located in the back, right corner of our school. Details regarding audition dates, camp dates, fees, and much more will be shared at this time. We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention juniors and seniors: This year’s prom theme is Spring Fling in Beijing! Tickets go on sale March 5th. Tickets are $75 per couple if purchased before spring break and $100 per couple after. Prom will be Saturday April 5th at the Cahaba Grand. Please see Mrs. Lemley if you have any questions.

Any rising Junior or Senior interested in being a Peer Assistant should pick up an application from Mrs. Gandy (room 118) or Mr. Dudley (room 208). Completed applications are due no later than March 21st.

CNP now has its own listserv to help keep parents informed regarding CNP news. This will include menus, nutrition education, promotions, etc. The link for parents to sign up for the CNP listserv is: http://listsrv.shelbyed.k12.al.us/mailman/listinfo/cnp

Be sure to visit the OMHS PTO page, www.omhspto.com for volunteer information, general questions and monthly highlights.

Parents – ALL students should be picked up in the front of the school before 3:15 p.m. Thanks for helping keep our traffic running smoothly!

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.

GUIDANCE
==================================================

Attention All Current AP Students: We will begin taking up fees for AP exams on Monday, March 17th. All exams are $89 per exam. All students taking AP classes are required to take AP exams per AP Agreement. AP testing begins on May 5th. Monies are due by Friday, April 25th.

Are you interested in sending your kid away for a week or even more in the summer? If so, there are numerous Summer Camps from which to choose. Maybe they are interested fashion, art, construction, fishing or music technology. To learn more, visit the OMHS Counselor Blog-Summer Programs at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/summer-programs/

Seniors that will study Education in College: If you are interested in a one-time scholarship, please submit a paragraph to the Guidance Center stating the reasons that you are interested in studying education in college by March 20th. The scholarship committee will select our nominee from the pool of applicants that submit their statement of interest.

The Alabaster-Pelham Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is offering a scholarship award of a minimum of $1,000 to the recipient. Deadline for applications is March 21st and are located in the Guidance Center.

Wofford announces the 66th annual Wofford Scholars Program. Qualified candidates are eligible to compete for scholarships ranging from $3000 per year up to full scholarship, which is valued at approximately $45,000 per year. OMHS can nominate current JUNIORS as Wofford Scholars. The deadline for nomination is June 15, 2014. The criteria for nomination are as follows:

- Students must rank in the top 10% of the class
- They must have achieved a minimum composite ACT score of 28 or 1250 (critical reading and math combined) on the SAT
- They must demonstrate qualities of scholarship, leadership, an potential for success
- All student who are nominated must apply to either Wofford’s Early Decision or Early Action deadline. If you wish to be nominated, see Mr. Deavers (Last names A-K) or Mrs. Holder (Last names L-Z) in the OMHS Counseling Center.

The Good South, Southern Style clothing company based in Flowood, MS, announces the launch of their scholarship application. The Good South Scholarship Fund awards four scholarships ranging from $250-$500. They are looking for well-rounded applicants who excel both inside and outside the classroom. “While scholastic achievement is very important, it is equally important for students to be leaders and have a passion for service.” (Jason Welch/Steve Nelson, owners of The Good South). The Good South Scholarship application can be found at www.thegoodsouth.com/pages/our-cause. The application deadline is April 1, 2014.

The Birmingham Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors throughout Central Alabama. The scholarship is restricted to students who attend a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama that has been accredited by ABET-EAC. The deadline is March 31, 2014. Applications are in the OMHS Counseling Center. The Birmingham Branch ASCE scholarship application may also be found at http://bham-asce.org/ under the resources tab and downloaded for electronic completion. The scholarship winner will be notified by May 4, 2014 and the award check will be mailed directly to your chosen engineering school upon enrollment. If you have questions, contact Susan Goertz at sgoertz@mindspring.com or call 991-5519.

Herb Hanes -Bill Sparks Scholarship- The scholarship, in the amount of $2,500 will be paid to any Alabama college and university of the winner’s choice to be used for tuition and books. To qualify you must have participated in varsity athletics or in an athletic related activity (cheerleader, trainer, dance team, etc.), been accepted into a four-year Alabama college or university and completed the application. Deadline is May 12, 2014 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

On Wednesday, April 23rd OMHS will give the ACT test with Writing to all juniors. This is a requirement of the State Department of Education; therefore there is no registration or payment needed. All students will report to school at the regular time and then will report to the testing location. The scores will be reported to 4 colleges of the student’s choice.

The Robert O Finley Foundation Scholarship was established by former athletes of Coach Bob Finley to provide financial aid to a high graduating senior. The applicant must meet the following criteria: and child of a Berry High School graduate, participate in any athletic endeavor as a player, manager, trainer or cheerleader. Applications are in the Guidance Center. Deadline is May 1st.

Any senior interested in being considered for the Counselor’s Scholarship for Jeff State Community College should: be a US citizen, have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, and submit a statement of interest to the Guidance Center explaining why they believe that are a valid candidate.

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
Oak Mountain State Park needs volunteers for their Easter Egg Hunt on April 19th. Please contact Emily for more information at 205-620-2520 or oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov

The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

Give Me 5- Don’t forget every student has to do a minimum of 5 hours of community service a year. Deadline to complete community service hours is around April 15. Check with your student’s history teacher on details. www.handsonbirmingham.org – find out about all the community service activities going on in the Birmingham Metro area.

ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

http://www.ihigh.com/oakmountain/

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