May 19, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The OMHS Athletic Boosters annual Election will be held in the Media Center on Tuesday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Booster Membership is required to vote and has been achieved through one of three ways. Full Payment of sport participation fee, Eagle Club or Facility Payment during the 2013-2014 school year. Each eligible family is qualified for one vote. Ballots will be available in the media center during the stated election time.

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

All AP US History 10 students need to check the OMHS website for summer assignments. Although you don’t have any written work, you must to order an APUSH review text before the 15th of June.

Please check the OMHS website for instructions and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

The Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer are sponsoring a girl’s sports summer camp. Camp runs June 16 – 20 from 8 am until 6 p.m. Registration information can be obtained via www.oakmountainvolleyball.com , For additional information email jbillings@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

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

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

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

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
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UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite your students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Minecraft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here: http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

If you are interested in UAB’s summer camp on Android programming visit the camp’s website under: http://appdev.cis.uab.edu

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

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

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

 ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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May 14, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Cross Country tryouts have been canceled for this afternoon due to weather. Tryouts will resume tomorrow afternoon.

The OMHS Athletic Boosters annual Election will be held in the Media Center on Tuesday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Booster Membership is required to vote and has been achieved through one of three ways. Full Payment of sport participation fee, Eagle Club or Facility Payment during the 2013-2014 school year. Each eligible family is qualified for one vote. Ballots will be available in the media center during the stated election time.

9th – 11th Grades Academic Recognition will be 6th – 8th Periods on Thursday, May 15. Only those students receiving awards will attend. Students will receive a blue pass from their 1st Period teachers if they will be recognized. Students MUST present this pass to their 6th Period teacher on Thursday. We will add the ceremony to I-high for parents who would like to watch. After receiving their awards, students will be treated to pizza, snacks, and a free afternoon.

OMHS Percussion will have a Garage Sale, Saturday, May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 3003 Forest Meadows Circle. Plan on coming by at lunch, we will have hot dogs, lemonade, snow cones, popcorn and cotton cndy to purchase.

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

All AP US History 10 students need to check the OMHS website for summer assignments. Although you don’t have any written work, you must to order an APUSH review text before the 15th of June.

Please check the OMHS website for instructions and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

The Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer are sponsoring a girl’s sports summer camp. Camp runs June 16 – 20 from 8 am until 6 p.m. Registration information can be obtained via www.oakmountainvolleyball.com , For additional information email jbillings@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite OMHS students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Mine craft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here:
http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

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

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

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

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

GUIDANCE
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Kaplan Test Prep will be giving a free ACT practice test at North Shelby County Library on Saturday, May 17th from 12- 4 pm. To register online go to www.kaptest.com/hsevents

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

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

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

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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May 12, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team for winning the 2014 6A State Championship. The girls finished the season with a record of 26-0-1. Julia Buckner was Named Tournament MVP.

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team on a successful season. The Boys are the 2014 6A State Runner-ups and finished the season 21-3-3.

9th – 11th Grades Academic Recognition will be 6th – 8th Periods on Thursday, May 15. Only those students receiving awards will attend. Students will receive a blue pass from their 1st Period teachers if they will be recognized. Students MUST present this pass to their 6th Period teacher on Thursday. We will add the ceremony to I-high for parents who would like to watch. After receiving their awards, students will be treated to pizza, snacks, and a free afternoon.

Drama Club Meeting Friday 5/9, Monday 5/12, Tuesday 5/13, and Wednesday 5/14 morning at 7:10 to nominate officers and vote on Wednesday, May 14 in Ms. Morgan’s room 123!!!

Theatre Next Week!!! Support Theatre I, II, III, and IV End of Year Performances!

Monday, May 12 6:30 P.M. Theatre II presents “The Audition”
A Comedy about Getting a Part in a Play Admission $ 2

Tuesday, May 13 FOUR Performances Admission $ 2
6:30 P.M. Theatre II “The Audition”
7:00 P.M. Theatre III “The Color of a Ghost” written by OMHS student, Emma Stephens
A serious play about suicide
7:30 P.M. Theatre III “Serial Killer Barbie”
7:50 P.M. Theatre IV OMHS Whose Line Is It?

Wednesday, May 14 Theatre III Presents: Admission $ 2
6:30 P.M. “The Color of a Ghost”
7:00 P.M. “Serial Killer Barbie”

Drama Club and Theatre Classes Appreciate Your Support!!! Break a Leg, Performers!!!!

OMHS Band will have a Garage Sale, Saturday, May 17th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 3003 Forest Meadows Circle.

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

All AP US History 10 students need to check the OMHS website for summer assignments. Although you don’t have any written work, you must to order an APUSH review text before the 15th of June.

Please check the OMHS website for instructions and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111. M3Miller@Shelbyed.k12.al.us

The Oak Mountain Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Softball and Soccer are sponsoring a girl’s sports summer camp. Camp runs June 16 – 20 from 8 am until 6 p.m. Registration information can be obtained via www.oakmountainvolleyball.com , For additional information email jbillings@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite OMHS students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Mine craft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here: http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

Key Club members need to vote for new officers on Edmodo by Monday, May 12.

Fresh Market is looking for volunteers to help sell hot dogs and sodas on Saturday, May 10 and May 17, to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Please see Mrs. Humphrey to sign up. Shifts are for two hours, from 11 to 6. Hours will count for community service.

Show Choir / Chamber Choir Audition Parent Meeting is THIS THURSDAY May, 8th at 6:00 pm in the OMHS Choir Room.

Show Choir Auditions will be held Monday, May 12th, Tuesday, May 13th, and Thursday, May 15th. If you have any questions stop by Mr. Zauchin’s office in the choir room, or email him at mzauchin@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause? The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

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

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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May 7, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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UAB’s Association for Computing Machinery would like to invite OMHS students to its summer camps. We will be hosting three camps during the month of June. The camps offered will include web development, mobile app development, and game development in Mine craft. Each camp is one week long. Additional information can be found on our website here:
http://camps.cis.uab.edu/

All AP US History 11 students have summer work. One of these assignments must be completed before school is out. Please check the OMHS website for these assignments and respond accordingly. Questions? See M. Miller in Room 111.

Students taking AP classes next year should check the Oak Mountain High School website for their summer assignments. Students are responsible for checking the website and completing their work. All work is due before school starts for the 2014-2015 school year.

Key Club members need to vote for new officers on Edmodo by Monday, May 12.

Fresh Market is looking for volunteers to help sell hot dogs and sodas on Saturday, May 10 and May 17, to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Please see Mrs. Humphrey to sign up. Shifts are for two hours, from 11 to 6. Hours will count for community service.

Congratulations to our girls’ and boys’ soccer teams for advancing to the Final Four in Huntsville this weekend! Semi-final games will be played Friday night and Championship games on Saturday. Come out and support these teams as the girls “Pursue 2” and the boys “Strive for 5”. Playoff t-shirts will be available until Thursday in Mrs. Mace’s room for the reduced price of $5 each while supplies last.

Show Choir / Chamber Choir Audition Parent Meeting is THIS THURSDAY May, 8th at 6:00 pm in the OMHS Choir Room.

Show Choir Auditions will be held Monday, May 12th, Tuesday, May 13th, and Thursday, May 15th. If you have any questions stop by Mr. Zauchin’s office in the choir room, or email him at mzauchin@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

If you are interested in being in the SOZO 6th period next year or serving on the SOZO leadership team for next year, see Mrs. Miller in Room 111. You must sign up by 3:00 on Wednesday, May 7th.

Scholars Bowl tryouts have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 6th in Room 111. They will begin at 3:00 and should be complete by 4:00 p.m. Please direct questions to M. Miller or A. Gallups.

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

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

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

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

Facebook! Like us here: https://www.facebook.com/shelbyalschools or search for Shelby County AL Schools.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
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2014 Ms. Senior Alabama Pageant Board of Directors is pleased to announce a scholarship award of $500 to a deserving Shelby County young woman based on academic and activity performance, financial aid and essay. Deadline is May 20 and applications are located in the Guidance Center.

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

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

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause? The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

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

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

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

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May 5, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations to the Oak Mountain Girls Lacrosse team. The girls beat Mt. Brook to win the Lacrosse State Championship!!

Costa Rica Trip Meeting: May 6, 2014 at 5:30 in Room 204.
Have you ever thought about going zip lining or kayaking in the tropics? Have you ever dreamed of hiking in a rain forest or watching the sun set over a volcano? Would you like to go horseback riding on a beautiful beach? If you have, then make plans now to join us on our 2015 spring break EF tour to Costa Rica! The skilled tour guides along with Dr. Strong (science teacher) and Mrs. Plaia (English teacher), two highly qualified educators and seasoned travelers, are planning “A Touch of the Tropics,” a tour to the Central American country of Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the most visited international destinations, and it is EF’s number one tour. The Spanish speaking country welcomed 2.4 million tourists in 2013! We will visit a local school and will even plant a tree to help replenish the rain forest. To ensure the best rate, enroll now – join us on a 9-day educational and cultural tour to Costa Rica! The trip includes round-trip air fare, transportation, lodging, attractions, breakfast, and dinner. Check out the exciting itinerary online at eftours.com/student. The tour number is 1542773ZK. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE email JPLAIA@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US OR DSTRONG@SHELBYED.K12.AL.US. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL SPONSORED TRIP.

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

If you are interested in being in the SOZO 6th period next year or serving on the SOZO leadership team for next year, see Mrs. Miller in Room 111. You must sign up by 3:00 on Wednesday, May 7th.

Scholars Bowl tryouts have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 6th in Room 111. They will begin at 3:00 and should be complete by 4:00 p.m. Please direct questions to M. Miller or A. Gallups.

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

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

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

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

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

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

If you are interested in auditioning for an ensemble next year, please see Mr. Ownby or Mr. Bender in the band room for the audition material.

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

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

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

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

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
Attention Junior Boys: We are still looking for someone interested in participating in Boys State this summer at the University of Alabama, June 1-7. Boys State is a high honor and a leadership development program. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship and government. Please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you are interested.

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

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

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

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

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

Still need those Give Me 5 hours or just want to do some work for a really great cause? The Alabama Autism Assistance Program and HANDS are looking for some volunteers to help in our after school social groups. Call Courtney King at 733-0976 if interested.

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

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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April 30, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Oak Mountain’s Relay for Life is Friday, May 2nd from 6:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.! Relay for Life is a fundraiser sponsored by the American Cancer Society raising money for cancer research and the needs of cancer patients. Come enjoy a fun night of food, games, and entertainment. Please come out and support this great cause! $2 admission

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

If you are interested in being in the SOZO 6th period next year or serving on the SOZO leadership team for next year, see Mrs. Miller in Room 111. You must sign up by 3:00 on Wednesday, May 7th.

Scholars Bowl tryouts have been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 6th in Room 111. They will begin at 3:00 and should be complete by 4:00 p.m. Please direct questions to M. Miller or A. Gallups.

Thursday, May 1st is National Candidate Reply Day. To celebrate, we are asking all seniors to show their school pride by wearing a T-shirt of their college choice. Mrs. Holder & Mr. Deavers will be on the science hallway Thursday morning with signs for the seniors to post on their locker and we will have some “butcher” paper posted for seniors to sign listing their college choice. It should be a fun morning.

Also, seniors should be reminded that Thursday, May 1st is the deadline to let colleges know if you are accepting their scholarships; so, PLEASE DON’T FORGET!!!

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
The Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Summer STEM Institute at Miles College will allow high school students the opportunity to explore the importance of National Security and the Intelligence Community. It is also designed to expose participants to the rigor of a challenging, yet rewarding, career. Daily activities may include lectures, inquiry-based applications, and the application of skills obtained in the areas of statistics, political science, analysis, computer science, research techniques, geospatial technology, and economics. In addition to participating in this exceptional academic experience, students who successfully complete the STEM Institute will receive a $300.00 participation stipend.

Students who are interested in participating in the Institute must meet the following requirements:
§ Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior currently enrolled in high school with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
§ Submit an application that includes the following supporting documents:
o Transcripts
o Four (4) paragraph personal statement
o Two (2) letters of reference/recommendation from a counselor or teacher
o Official form of identification (i.e. student ID card or state issued identification)
The application Deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. Please return the completed application and the supporting documents to Mrs. Yoruba Marshall, Program Manager, Miles College Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence; Phone: 205-929-1141; Address: Miles College, 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard, Fairfield, Alabama 35064. Email Address: ymarshall@miles.edu. Also…Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center.
Attention Junior Boys: We are still looking for someone interested in participating in Boys State this summer at the University of Alabama, June 1-7. Boys State is a high honor and a leadership development program. The purpose of Boys State is to educate our youth in the duties and privileges of American citizenship and government. Please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center if you are interested.

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

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

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

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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April 28, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The last SOZO meeting of the year will be this Wednesday, April 30th at 7:10 in Room 111. If you are interested in being in the SOZO 6th period next year or serving on the SOZO leadership team for next year, you need to be in attendance. Questions? See Mrs. Miller.

Theatre IV presents the one act “For the Record” written by an OMHS graduate on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. Admission is $ 2. Be sure to see the last performance of our 2014 Theatre IV Seniors!!!!!!! Stay tuned for more theatrical productions in May!!

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
The Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Summer STEM Institute at Miles College will allow high school students the opportunity to explore the importance of National Security and the Intelligence Community. It is also designed to expose participants to the rigor of a challenging, yet rewarding, career. Daily activities may include lectures, inquiry-based applications, and the application of skills obtained in the areas of statistics, political science, analysis, computer science, research techniques, geospatial technology, and economics. In addition to participating in this exceptional academic experience, students who successfully complete the STEM Institute will receive a $300.00 participation stipend.

Students who are interested in participating in the Institute must meet the following requirements:
§ Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior currently enrolled in high school with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
§ Submit an application that includes the following supporting documents:
o Transcripts
o Four (4) paragraph personal statement
o Two (2) letters of reference/recommendation from a counselor or teacher
o Official form of identification (i.e. student ID card or state issued identification)

he application Deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. Please return the completed application and the supporting documents to Mrs. Yoruba Marshall, Program Manager, Miles College Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence; Phone: 205-929-1141; Address: Miles College, 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard, Fairfield, Alabama 35064. Email Address: ymarshall@miles.edu. Also…Applications are available in the OMHS Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements and Scholarship information have been added to the OMHS Counselors’ Blog. Visit the Blog weekly to get important information for your students. The OMHS Counselors’ Blog can be found at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ or go to the OMHS web page under the tab “Counseling”.
GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
=========================================================
DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

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

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

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

Posted in OMHS General | Leave a comment

April 24, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Theatre IV presents the one act “For the Record” written by an OMHS graduate on Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 p.m. Admission is $ 2. Be sure to see the last performance of our 2014 Theatre IV Seniors!!!!!!! Stay tuned for more theatrical productions in May!!

Our end of year FBLA party and Officer Elections for next year will be held on May 7 during 6th period in Room 306. If you’re interested in running for Officer, pick up forms from Mrs. Godfrey or Mrs. Triplett. You must be a current member. Forms are due by May 5.

There will be a MAKEUP Scholars Bowl tryout information meeting tomorrow morning in Room 111 at 7:10. If you do not attend an information meeting, you cannot try out. This is your last chance.

National Honor Society gold honor cord ($10) and tassel ($8) are now on sale in Room 204. Please make your check out to OMHS for $18.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Eagle’s Eye newspaper is now online. Please visit www.omhseagleseye.com for the news site of Oak Mountain High School.
GUIDANCE
==================================================
The Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) Summer STEM Institute at Miles College will allow high school students the opportunity to explore the importance of National Security and the Intelligence Community. It is also designed to expose participants to the rigor of a challenging, yet rewarding, career. Daily activities may include lectures, inquiry-based applications, and the application of skills obtained in the areas of statistics, political science, analysis, computer science, research techniques, geospatial technology, and economics. In addition to participating in this exceptional academic experience, students who successfully complete the STEM Institute will receive a $300.00 participation stipend.

Students who are interested in participating in the Institute must meet the following requirements:
§ Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior currently enrolled in high school with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
§ Submit an application that includes the following supporting documents:
o Transcripts
o Four (4) paragraph personal statement
o Two (2) letters of reference/recommendation from a counselor or teacher
o Official form of identification (i.e. student ID card or state issued identification)
The application Deadline is Friday, May 2, 2014. Please return the completed application and the supporting documents to Mrs. Yoruba Marshall, Program Manager, Miles College Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence; Phone: 205-929-1141; Address: Miles College, 5500 Myron Massey Boulevard, Fairfield, Alabama 35064. Email Address: ymarshall@miles.edu. Also…Applications are

available in the OMHS Counseling Center.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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DO YOU NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS? If so, the perfect opportunity to earn some hours this summer at Asbury UMC on Hwy. 119 by helping out with the summer camps. The camps include: soccer, football, Lacrosse, sketching/art, volleyball, basketball, twirling, lego and science. Help is needed in all areas– snack time, craft activity or helping with the drills of the camp. To see specific camp dates and times go to www.asburyonline.org/summercamps To sign up to work, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653.

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

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

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

ATHLETICS
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Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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April 23, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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April 15, 2014

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please visit the following link for all athletic events:

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

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