October 1, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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The Oak Mountain High School Robotics Team will be competing this Saturday, October 4 at the UAB Bartow Arena.  Spectator action starts at 10:45 and awards should be given about 6:00 that evening.  It is an amazing event.  Schools put up extremely creative marketing booths all around the arena.  Each booth has an engineering or problem solving  game with prizes.  Kids and adults will enjoy visiting the game/exhibit booths and watching the robot competition.  The robots have to grasp and move a variety of objects to complete their taskthis year.  It will be a very impressive display of engineering and driving.  Teams will be yelling and cheering all day.  We would love to have our OMHS community stop by to help us cheer and see us perform!

 

 

The next Key Club meeting is Tuesday, October 7, at 7:10 a.m. in room 135.  Check Edmodo for upcoming projects (code m75tmx).

 

 

The annual Toys for Tots drive will kick off in October.  Sponsored by the OMHS National Honor Society, members collect donations to give a child a Christmas.  Local businesses and families are welcome to contribute!  Please make checks to OMHS  for NHS Toys for Tots fundraiser and deliver to Room 204. Thank you!

 

 

Attention Rho Kappa Members—Officer voting will take place Wednesday through Friday of this week.  Go to our Edmodo page to access the Google Form.   You can vote anytime between Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  Officers will be announced on Edmodo Friday after school.

 

 

CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in our community.  He wants us to let our Briarwood and Spain Park neighbors know that this is Our Mountain. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.

 

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

 

Oak Mountain Swim Team info (grades 7-12) – If interested, please sign up in Ms. Wright’s room (English Hall). In order to participate, you must have an updated physical on file and consent forms. Also, swimmers are required to have qualifying times set forth by AHSAA. This year there is a Sectional Swim Meet in order to qualify for the State Meet. Use link below to get more info and qualifying times – scroll down to bottom for Swimming/Diving around page 107. DEADLINE to sign up Wednesday, October 15th.

http://www.ahsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=L0wwErT40-M%3d&tabid=127&portalid=0

 

 

Girls basketball tryouts will be held October 14 & 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact Coach McGowan if you are planning on trying out amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us. You must have an updated physical to participate in tryouts.

 

 

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

 

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnelwill be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.

 

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits the Week of September 29:

 

October 1 – Transylvania U,   9:45 am- Guidance Center

October 1 – Agnes Scott College (ALL GIRL), 1 pm- Guidance Center

October 2 – High Point University, 9 am – Guidance Center

October 2 – U of Tennessee, 10 am – Guidance Center

October 2 – Auburn University College of Engineering, 1:30 pm – Guidance Center

Sign up in the Guidance Center with Mrs. Huff if interested!

 

 

Police Explorer Program (Helena)

The Helena Police Department is hosting their “First Nighter” Open House at their explorer post on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at their training facility on Cunningham Drive–directions available at 663-6499). There will be refreshments and demonstrations for anyone interested in joining. The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is open to young men and women ages 14-21 interested in learning the ins and outs of law enforcement. For questions contact Officer Joshua Lindsey or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Helena-Police-Explorers . If you would like more information on other Explorer Programs, visit www.learning-for-life.org

 

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:

1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges

2) Minimum ACT 23

3) Alabama resident and US citizen

4) Financial need

5) Academic proficiency

Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

 

HOBY’s (The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community Selected students attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders from the state, and explore their own personal leadership skills, all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. The leadership seminar will be May 29-31 at Troy University in Troy, AL. To be considered as OMHS’ nominee, please submit your resume and a paragraph describing the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community to the Guidance Center. Deadline for submission is October 17th.

 

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

 

9th, 10th and 11th grade students interested in taking the PSAT/NMQT on Wednesday, October 15th should come by the Guidance Center and register by paying $14 by October 8th. You can also pick up a study booklet that explains the test and its merits. You may also recognize this test as the pre-SAT.

 

 

U.S. Department of State – Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

 

 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Hezegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Phillipines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live in host families, attend local high school, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-2016 programs are due January 7, 2015. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

 

 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarhsip.org/.

 

 

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exhanges.state.gov

 

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

 

 

The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

 

Hunter Street Baptist Church is hosting a College Preview Night for all high school students and their parents Wednesday, October 15th, from 5:30 pm – 8:20 pm in the Hunter Street Baptist Church Student Building. The following colleges will be in attendance: Samford University, Mississippi College, Union University, William Carey University, Leavell College, Judson College, Blue Mountain College, University of Mobile & Boyce-The College at Southern; other programs will be attendance. Go to www.hunterstreet.org for more information.

 

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

 

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead.  The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.

 

 

ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.

 

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

 

 

Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

 

ATHLETICS

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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

 

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 30, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

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Attention Rho Kappa Members—Officer voting will take place Wednesday through Friday of this week.  Go to our Edmodo page to access the Google Form.   You can vote anytime between Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.  Officers will be announced on Edmodo Friday after school.

 

 

CALLING ALL EAGLE FANS: Coach Bell wants to know who the Oak Mountain Fans are in our community.  He wants us to let our Briarwood and Spain Park neighbors know that this is Our Mountain. You can show your spirit by purchasing and displaying the new OM Eagle auto decal. They are only $5 and are available in the front office at OMHS and OMMS as well as the Spirit Wear Tent at our home football games.

 

 

All students interested in indoor track need to pick up a registration packet from Mr. Sheffield in room 117.

 

 

All students interested in being a member of SOZO need to see Mrs. Miller ASAP.  Applications are due by October 1st.   If you have questions, see Mrs. Miller in Room 111.

 

 

YOUTH IN GOVERNMENT: If you are competing on the Youth in Government Mock Trial teams, please join Remind 101 to get notifications of meetings as we prepare for our competition in November. Please text “@686210” to 417-544-8001. Thank you, and please help by spreading this message to your teammates.

 

 

Girls Tennis team evaluations are October 14th – 17th. Sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

 

 

Oak Mtn. Master Applications are available to all sophomores.  Pick one up in Mrs. Watkins’ room on math hall.

 

 

Senior ads for the yearbook are due by Friday, October 31. All ad information is located on the OMHS website. Please contact adviser Melissa Dixon with questions.

 

 

Oak Mountain Swim Team info (grades 7-12) – If interested, please sign up in Ms. Wright’s room (English Hall). In order to participate, you must have an updated physical on file and consent forms. Also, swimmers are required to have qualifying times set forth by AHSAA. This year there is a Sectional Swim Meet in order to qualify for the State Meet. Use link below to get more info and qualifying times – scroll down to bottom for Swimming/Diving around page 107. DEADLINE to sign up Wednesday, October 15th.

http://www.ahsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=L0wwErT40-M%3d&tabid=127&portalid=0

 

 

Girls basketball tryouts will be held October 14 & 15 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please contact Coach McGowan if you are planning on trying out amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us. You must have an updated physical to participate in tryouts.

 

 

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

 

 

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October.   Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

 

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnelwill be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

 

 

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

 

 

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.

 

 

 

GUIDANCE

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College Visits the Week of September 29:

 

October 1 – Transylvania U,   9:45 am- Guidance Center

October 1 – Agnes Scott College (ALL GIRL), 1 pm- Guidance Center

October 2 – High Point University, 9 am – Guidance Center

October 2 – U of Tennessee, 10 am – Guidance Center

October 2 – Auburn University College of Engineering, 1:30 pm – Guidance Center

 

Sign up in the Guidance Center with Mrs. Huff if interested!

 

Police Explorer Program (Helena)

The Helena Police Department is hosting their “First Nighter” Open House at their explorer post on Monday, October 6, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm at their training facility on Cunningham Drive–directions available at 663-6499). There will be refreshments and demonstrations for anyone interested in joining. The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is open to young men and women ages 14-21 interested in learning the ins and outs of law enforcement. For questions contact Officer Joshua Lindsey or visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Helena-Police-Explorers . If you would like more information on other Explorer Programs, visit www.learning-for-life.org

 

 

 

The Linly Heflin Scholarship grants four-year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and sound academic records. Requirements that must be met:

1) Must be attending a four-year Alabama SACS accredited colleges

2) Minimum ACT 23

3) Alabama resident and US citizen

4) Financial need

5) Academic proficiency

Applications are located in the Guidance Center and must be postmarked by January 9, 2015

 

 

 

HOBY’s (The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar) flagship program, the State Leadership Seminar (LS), is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace, and community Selected students attend a three-day seminar and participate in hands-on leadership activities, meet leaders from the state, and explore their own personal leadership skills, all while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in their community. The seminar curriculum is based on the Social Change Model of Leadership and develops leadership from three perspectives: Personal Leadership, Group Leadership, and Leadership for Society. The leadership seminar will be May 29-31 at Troy University in Troy, AL. To be considered as OMHS’ nominee, please submit your resume and a paragraph describing the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community to the Guidance Center. Deadline for submission is October 17th.

 

 

 

Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

BLSA, a Chapter of NALS, Inc, the association of legal professionals, will award its Thomas E. Huey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to a high school senior in February 2015. Scholarship applications will be accepted based upon 50% financial need, 40% GPA (must be at least a “B”), and 10% achievements and accomplishments. The application must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 and received by the Chairman no later than January 5, 2015. Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center. See Mrs. Huff.

 

 

 

9th, 10th and 11th grade students interested in taking the PSAT/NMQT on Wednesday, October 15th should come by the Guidance Center and register by paying $14 by October 8th. You can also pick up a study booklet that explains the test and its merits. You may also recognize this test as the pre-SAT.

 

 

 

U.S. Department of State – Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2015 and academic 2015-2016 programs is October 30, 2014. Visit www.nsliforyouth.org for more information.

 

 

The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Hezegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Phillipines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live in host families, attend local high school, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2015-2016 programs are due January 7, 2015. Visit www.yes-abroad.org for more information.

 

 

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at http://www.usagermanyscholarhsip.org/.

 

 

For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit www.exhanges.state.gov

 

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program to provide students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. Other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000 and the first-place winner from each state wins an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

 

 

The deadline for submissions for the 2014-15 program is November 1, 2014. For more information and to download an application, go to www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/

 

 

 

Hunter Street Baptist Church is hosting a College Preview Night for all high school students and their parents Wednesday, October 15th, from 5:30 pm – 8:20 pm in the Hunter Street Baptist Church Student Building. The following colleges will be in attendance: Samford University, Mississippi College, Union University, William Carey University, Leavell College, Judson College, Blue Mountain College, University of Mobile & Boyce-The College at Southern; other programs will be attendance. Go to www.hunterstreet.org for more information.

 

 

The Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition is open to serious and gifted young musicians ages 12-senior in high school. Students of string, brass, winds, percussion and piano are eligible to enter in one category only. Entrants must be legal U.S. residents. The winners must be available to perform for the Lois Pickard Scholarship Award Luncheon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 as this is the time that scholarships are awarded. OMHS has had 2 winners in the last 3 years. The date of the competition is Saturday, January 31, 2015. It will be held at the Birmingham-Southern College Concert Hall: 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL. The entry fee is $35 with checks made payable to Symphony Volunteer Council. The entry deadline is January 12, 2015. Application forms are available in the OMHS Band Room. For more information, please contact Debbie Reid at 205-991-2712 or email careids@bellsouth.net.

 

 

 

 

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead.  The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.

 

 

 

ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.

 

 

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

 

 

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

 

 

Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

 

 

 

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES

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There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

 

ATHLETICS

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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

 

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 10, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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You can order tickets to this Friday’s game against Hoover on the following link: http://www.preptix.com/hoover

All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap. The cost is $38, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!

Drama Club Meeting Friday, September 12, at 7:10 a.m. in the PAC. Homecoming Parade Permission slips will be given out and discussion of Drama Club’s plan for the parade.

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at: sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
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September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Any student interested in learning more about health care related careers should consider the Exploring Program at Shelby BMC. The kick off meeting is next week on Wednesday, the 17th and students who are interested can pick up the required forms from the OMHS Counseling Center and fax them to 205-620-7869.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford: Students/Parents are welcome to learn about the admissions process from these very prestigious institutions of higher education. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. The event will be held Monday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.
ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 9, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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You can order tickets to this Friday’s game against Hoover on the following link:

http://www.preptix.com/hoover

All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap. The cost is $38, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!

Drama Club Meeting Friday, September 12, at 7:10 a.m. in the PAC. Homecoming Parade Permission slips will be given out and discussion of Drama Club’s plan for the parade.

The first PALS meeting will be this Wednesday, September 10 during 7th period. All members must attend!

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

If you missed the OMHS Youth in Government Kick-off meeting last month, make sure you make it to the September meeting on the 10th at 3:00.  We will elect officers and try-out for positions on our four mock trial teams this year.  If you are interested in holding office for YiG, you must be present at this meeting.  If you want a spot on one of the competing mock trial teams, drop by Mrs. Bahr or Mrs. Touchstone’s room for a copy of the case for try-outs ASAP.  See you soon!!

The first Rho Kappa meeting of the year will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, September 10th during 7th period. We will be starting the process of officer elections, as well as planning the Rho Kappa T-shirts for this school year. All members are required to attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Miller in Room 111 on the history hall.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119.  Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall.  Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives.  For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.
The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour.  The deadline is approaching!
Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October.   Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at:  sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Join the Eagle Club!  Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events.  For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games.  You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us  or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game.  Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues.  Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
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September 9 – Berry College, 8:00 am- Guidance Center
September 9 – University of Southern California, 9:30 am – Guidance Center
September 9 – Auburn University, 1:30 pm – PAC
September 10 – Montevallo, 1:30 pm –Guidance Center
September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University   2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, and Stanford: Students/Parents are welcome to learn about the admissions process from these very prestigious institutions of higher education. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. The event will be held Monday, September 29th at 7:30 p.m. at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243. RSVP at www.exploringcollegeoptions.org

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead.  The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.
ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school.  A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00.  For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx.  Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================
Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 8, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The first PALS meeting will be this Wednesday, September 10 during 7th period. All members must attend!

Any freshman or new transfer students must see Coach Love to sign up for basketball tryouts. You must sign up before Oct. 6. You must have a physical on file.

All 12th grade members of the National Honor Society must pay their senior dues by Friday, September 12, 2014. Please come by Room 204 (on the English hall) during 7th period to pay your dues asap.

The cost is $40, which includes the cost of the NHS honor gold cord and tassel to be worn at graduation. Please make checks out to OMHS in blue or black pen. Thank you!

If you missed the OMHS Youth in Government Kick-off meeting last month, make sure you make it to the September meeting on the 10th at 3:00. We will elect officers and try-out for positions on our four mock trial teams this year. If you are interested in holding office for YiG, you must be present at this meeting. If you want a spot on one of the competing mock trial teams, drop by Mrs. Bahr or Mrs. Touchstone’s room for a copy of the case for try-outs ASAP. See you soon!!

The first Rho Kappa meeting of the year will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, September 10th during 7th period. We will be starting the process of officer elections, as well as planning the Rho Kappa T-shirts for this school year. All members are required to attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Miller in Room 111 on the history hall.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at: sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
September 9 – Berry College, 8:00 am- Guidance Center
September 9 – University of Southern California, 9:30 am – Guidance Center
September 9 – Auburn University, 1:30 pm – PAC
September 10 – Montevallo, 1:30 pm –Guidance Center
September 12 – University of Richmond, 9 am – Guidance Center
September 12– University of Alabama, 1:30 – PAC
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

We are now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Shelby County for Juniors Only. YLSC is a program designed to encourage young people to be conscientious leaders of the future by providing them with the experience, vision, and opportunity to lead. The 6 month program meets on the first Wednesday of each month. On each class day, students have the opportunity to meet community decision makers and to engage them in frank, off the record discussions on current issues. A wide range of topics exposes participants to the decisions facing our communities today. Emphasis is on active, hands-on experience that makes the learning meaningful and interesting. Deadline for application submittal is October 10 and applications are located in the guidance center from Mrs. Huff.

ATTENTION ALL AP STUDENTS AND PARENTS: We have begun collecting money for AP exams that will be given in the spring. All students must pay $91 for each exam. This is a $2 increase over last year. The deadline for payment will be December 19th which is much earlier than in years past. If there are problems with payment, please contact Patton Barrett or Mrs. Huff and we will work out a payment plan.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

Also, if you are having questions about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All. As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

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September 4, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Drama Club meeting Friday in Ms. Morgan’s room (123) 7:10 a.m. Be sure to come by and pick out your color for the shirt or it will be picked for you!!! Shirts will be worn in the homecoming parade. Dues need to be turned in by Friday. Come by after Honor Society meeting for those involved. Thank you!

If you missed the OMHS Youth in Government Kick-off meeting last month, make sure you make it to the September meeting on the 10th at 3:00. We will elect officers and try-out for positions on our four mock trial teams this year. If you are interested in holding office for YiG, you must be present at this meeting. If you want a spot on one of the competing mock trial teams, drop by Mrs. Bahr or Mrs. Touchstone’s room for a copy of the case for try-outs ASAP. See you soon!!

The first Rho Kappa meeting of the year will be held in the PAC on Wednesday, September 10th during 7th period. We will be starting the process of officer elections, as well as planning the Rho Kappa T-shirts for this school year. All members are required to attend. If you have questions, please see Mrs. Miller in Room 111 on the history hall.

Any student interested in joining FBLA should see Mrs. Triplett in room 121 or Mrs. Godfrey in room 119. Dues are $30 and due by September 26.

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

National Honor Society Meeting in the PAC, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

Spring Break London, Paris, and the Alps and Summer Grand Tour of Italy (This is not a school sponsored trip) Trip Meeting, Thursday, September 4, 6:00 P.M. in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123. Please park in front. E-mail if you would like information smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (This is a private tour, not a school sponsored trip) Zip lining, horse-back riding, kayaking…Come by Room 204 to pick up information for the Costa Rica Spring Break 2015 all-inclusive tour. The deadline is approaching!

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at: sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
==================================================

College Visits for the week of Sept. 2-5

Sept 3- US Navy Recruiter 12-1:30pm in the hall outside the Guidance Center
Sept 4- University of Rochester 8:15am in the Guidance Center
Sept 4-Mississippi State University 1:30pm in the Guidance Center

Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships. OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

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

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

September 2, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

Sozo will be having its first meeting of the year next Thursday morning in Room 119 at 7:10 a.m. Join us to find out what’s going on!

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

National Honor Society Meeting in the PAC, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at: sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
==================================================

College Visits for the week of Sept. 2-5

Sept 2- Birmingham Southern 1:30pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 3- US Navy Recruiter 12-1:30pm in the hall outside the Guidance Center
Sept 4- University of Rochester 8:15am in the Guidance Center
Sept 4-Mississippi State University 1:30pm in the Guidance Center

Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

Also, if you are having question about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail.

Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

August 29, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Interested in participating in the Battle of the Classes during Homecoming week? Sign up now outside room 245 on the math hall. Each team will consist of 12 girls, 12 boys and 4 faculty representatives. For more information, see Ms. Roberts.

Sozo will be having its first meeting of the year next Thursday morning in Room 119 at 7:10 a.m. Join us to find out what’s going on!

We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

National Honor Society Meeting in the PAC, Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:00 a.m.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!
Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at: sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
==================================================

College Visits for the week of Sept. 2-5

Sept 2- Birmingham Southern 1:30pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 3- US Navy Recruiter 12-1:30pm in the hall outside the Guidance Center
Sept 4- University of Rochester 8:15am in the Guidance Center
Sept 4-Mississippi State University 1:30pm in the Guidance Center
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Sylvan will be hosting 2 ACT CRAM Courses at our center in Hoover: Math/Science – August 30th, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and Eng/Reading – September 6th, 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Visit www.SylvanAlabama.com for registration and payment for these and any other CRAM Courses in the Birmingham area.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

Also, if you are having question about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

www.ihigh.com/oakmountain

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

August 28, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
We will have a Boys’ soccer meeting for both players and parents on Thursday September 25, 2014 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm in the OMHS cafeteria. This meeting will inform you on the 2015 season and upcoming tryouts. If you have any questions, please ask Coach DeMasters in room 241.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35 and Ham is $40. You can also purchase a bottle of BBQ sauce for $6! Delivery will be on September 23rd at 2:00. If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due by Sept. 17th. Go Eagles!

Girls Golf Team tryouts will be the end of October. Anyone interested in trying out for the team should email Coach Susan Schwartz at : sschwartz@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Open House is 6:00 Thursday, August 28. We will meet in the gym. Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule to follow.

The Jazz Band will be performing prior to Open house on Thursday beginning at 5:10 p.m. in the gym.

All Sports Season Passes are still available for purchase. Student Passes are $75.00, Adult Passes are $100. Passes are good for admission to all OMHS Sports home games excluding playoffs and tournaments. To order please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com.

The Oak Mountain Youth in Government organization will kick off our year with a short, informational meeting on Wednesday, August 27th in room 215. We will talk about the approaching mock trial

competition in November, the legislative competition in February, and the requirements for membership. By getting involved in this academic competition, you will hone your argumentative skills, meet other students from around the state and make your high school resume stand out! Bring yourself. Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Kick off your year with OMHS YIG!

Join the Eagle Club! Membership includes reserved stadium seats with chair backs and arm rests for all home football games, reserved parking, a special program featuring the football teams, cheerleaders and marching band, plus admission to all home sporting events. For more information, please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com

If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

NCAA Information Webinar
Looking for information to help your student athletes achieve NCAA initial-eligibility? Join CollegeWeekLive next week for a free, live webinar presented by the NCAA covering a wide variety of topics including initial- eligibility rules, student registration, etc. on Thursday, September 4th, 1:00 – 2:00PM EST. Visit www.collegeweeklive.com to register

Sylvan will be hosting 2 ACT CRAM Courses at our center in Hoover: Math/Science – August 30th, 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and Eng/Reading – September 6th, 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Visit www.SylvanAlabama.com for registration and payment for these and any other CRAM Courses in the Birmingham area.

Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. N) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session: Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

Also, if you are having question about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.

The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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August 26, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Open House is 6:00 Thursday, August 28. We will meet in the gym. Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule to follow.

The Jazz Band will be performing prior to Open house on Thursday beginning at 5:10 p.m. in the gym.

All Sports Season Passes are still available for purchase. Student Passes are $75.00, Adult Passes are $100. Passes are good for admission to all OMHS Sports home games excluding playoffs and tournaments. To order please e-mail omhseagleclub@yahoo.com.

The Oak Mountain Youth in Government organization will kick off our year with a short, informational meeting on Wednesday, August 27th in room 215. We will talk about the approaching mock trial competition in November, the legislative competition in February, and the requirements for membership. By getting involved in this academic competition, you will hone your argumentative skills, meet other students from around the state and make your high school resume stand out! Bring yourself. Bring a friend. Bring a snack. Kick off your year with OMHS YIG!

If you are interested in joining PALS for the 2014-2015 school year, please pick up your application in room 216. All applications are due by August 29.

The Softball team is selling Boston Butts and Hams again! The price for a Boston Butt is $35, Ham is $40 and bottle of BBQ sauce is $6! Delivery will be on Sept. 23rd at 1:00 to OMHS baseball field! If you would like to purchase a Boston Butt, Ham or bottle of BBQ sauce, please email Kellie Eubanks at keubanks@shelbyed.k12.al.us Orders are due Sept. 18th. Thank you!

Only players, coaches, medical staff, administrators, approved band volunteers, and authorized personnel will be allowed on the track during home football games. You must present a valid AHSAA coaches card, press pass, or a sideline pass in order to gain access onto the track. If you wish to obtain a sideline pass or have any further questions, please email Dexter LeBlanc at dleblanc@shelbyed.k12.al.us or call the school at 682-5200.

All students who are dropped off at Heardmont Park for the varsity football games must be picked up in front of the Senior Citizens Center at Heardmont Park after the game. Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Heardmont Park by the home stands due to traffic issues. Please enter through the main entrance to Heardmont Park to access the Senior Citizens center.

London, Paris, and the Alps (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – Spring Break 2015! Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

Grand Tour of Italy Summer 2015 (THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP) – How about an educational trip to Italy right after graduation? Please e-mail Ms. Morgan for information. There will be an informational meeting soon. smorgan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

COSTA RICA TOUR SPRING BREAK 2015: (THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR, NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP). We are having a tour meeting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 204! Enroll now! 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 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 #1 tour every year! 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.

All girls interested in trying out for the Soccer Team please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 before Friday. Tryouts will be held from Monday, August 25-Thursday, August 29. Tryouts will begin at 2:15 and end at 3:45. If you do not have PE or soccer during 8th Period you will tryout from 3:05-4:35. All girls trying out need a copy of a physical and a permission slip. Please Contact Coach DiPiazza to let him know you are trying out. ddipiazza@shelbyed.k12.al.us

All seniors who did not have senior portraits made this summer must contact Belmont Studios as soon as possible. Belmont will not accept appointments for senior portraits after Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 30th. Also, any senior who has not turned in their choice of picture for the yearbook will be subjected to a Belmont staffer making the final decisions. If Belmont makes the choice, no changes will be made.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes top high school youth volunteers from each state. To apply for the program you can go to http://spirit.prudential.com by Tuesday, November 4th.
GUIDANCE
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Sept 26 – Johns Hopkins University 2:00 p.m. in the Guidance Center
Sept 27 – Sewanee- University of the South 1:30 p.m. in the Guidance Center

Sign up with Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you would like to attend.

Yale Information Session
Yale will host an information session for students and parents at the Alabama School of Fine Arts, 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd (8th Ave. S) on Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. The session will be held in the lecture hall. Jenny Shelby, Assistant Director of Admissions, will discuss academic programs, residential college and campus life, admissions, and financial aid. Registration is optional but encouraged. To register visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events .

Selective College Information Session
Presented by Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago — Come learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life on Monday, September 8 at 7:30 pm at the Birmingham Marriott, 3590 Grandview Pkwy, Birmingham, AL. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. For more information and to register visit http://www.exploringeducationalexcellence.com

U of Montevallo College Ahead Program is a way for juniors and seniors to take college courses while still in high school. A three hour course will cost a flat rate fee of $525.00. For more information, please contact Audrey Crawford at acrawford@montevallo.edu

The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program – YLDP
The Greater Alabama Council Youth Leadership Development Program provides a leadership program for deserving high school juniors and seniors. It is a nine-month program which meets once a month for approximately 2.5 hours (4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.). During the meetings, the participants hear from speakers chosen because of their accomplishments, stature, and character. Participants also participate in small group meetings where they learn various leadership traits through discussions and activities facilitated by local college honor students. In addition to monthly meetings, there are numerous community service projects for the YLDP students to attend and learn the benefits and blessings of helping their own communities. Participants are graduated with a Youth Leadership Development Program Certificate and are eligible to apply for available scholarships.

OMHS can select up to two-11th grade and four-12th grade students based upon their character. While these students should excel academically, we are not necessarily looking for the 4.0 student only. Instead, we are looking for students of character who have leadership potential. Students who are involved in extracurricular activities are eligible but must be able to attend at least six of the first eight meetings. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the OMHS Counseling Center by September 5, 2014. If selected, you will need to complete the application, pay the $24 registration fee, student survey, and student acceptance form. The Opening Ceremony will be held September 23rd. To learn more about the YLDP, please visit www.alyldp.com.

Seniors and senior parents: Please be aware that you must send your ACT/SAT score to the university or college to which you are applying from the testing agency!

Also, if you are having question about college admissions process or financial aid, you may have your questions answered by going to the Counseling Blog on the OMHS website, clicking on SENIORS and opening the link to the OMHS College Handbook.

QuestBridge – National College Match: Do you know academically talented high school seniors who have excelled in school despite the obstacles they’ve faced, such as being from a low-income family? These students are prime candidates for top colleges, due to the generous financial aid these colleges can offer. QuestBridge’s mission is to help high-achieving low-income students reach their full potential by connecting them with full college scholarships through the National College Match. If you wish to be referred to this program, see Mr. Deavers in the OMHS Counseling Center. To find out more about QuestBridge visit http://www.questbridge.org/about-questbridge/mission-a-vision. The application is due on September 26, 2014.
The Birmingham National College Fair will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in on Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online at www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/FallNCF/Pages/Birmingham.aspx. Students attending need to register at https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All.

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process. The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process.

Attention Senior Athletes: Please consider submitting the questionnaire for The Birmingham News Scholar Athlete if you meet the following requirements:

•Scholar-athletes must be a senior, have a minimum grade-point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, and play an AHSAA recognized sport or be a cheerleader.

• Questionnaires may be completed by the student or by a school official, but each student must be an authorized nominee of your school.

• Each nominee must have a head-and-shoulders photo. After filling out and submitting the form below (all fields are required), you will receive instructions for how to send the photo via e-mail or postal mail. Please submit he form online http://www.al.com/highschool/scholar/submit.ssf Email JPEG photo to LEagle@al.com
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.
ATHLETICS
===================================================

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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