August 27, 2015

Student Eagle Club passes are now in the main office to be picked up.

Drama Club Meeting tomorrow morning 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123.  Come and find out all about it – You do NOT have to be in theatre to be involved!!!  Get into the Act!!!!

Girls tennis evaluations will be held at the Heardmont tennis courts August 31st -September 4th from 3:15 pm-4:45 pm. Please sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

The first Key Club meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 1, at 7:10 a.m. in room 135. You must attend if you are interested in joining Key Club. Applications will be given out at the meeting.

All Girls interested in trying out for girls soccer who are not already in the soccer class  please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 this week.

DECA office applications should be turned in to Mrs. Ingram in room 306 by Tuesday, September 1st. If you are planning to join DECA, please have your dues paid by Friday, October 2nd. Dues are $30.00

The OMHS Athletic Boosters has recently kicked off its 20/20 Debt Reduction Campaign.  The 20/20 Campaign focuses on eliminating the debt for facilities both at the high school and Heardmont Stadium.  We are hosting a Community Summit on Wednesday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the OMHS Cafeteria.  We will give a current state of the Athletic Booster Club operation, as well as information about how you can participate in this important campaign.  If you would like more information about the 20/20 campaign, please visit www.omhsab.com.

Anyone interested in participating in 2015-2016 OMHS PALS, please pick up an application in Mrs. Lovvorn’s room, Room 216. All applications are due NO LATER THAN Friday August 28, 2015.

College Visits the week of Aug 24-28

 

August 24-  Sewanee- The University of the South  8 am in the Guidance Center

August 26- Kenyan College  1:30 pm in the Guidance Center

August 27- Herzing College   1:30 pm in the Guidance Center

August 28– Huntingdon College 1:30 pm in the Guidance Center

 

*Please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center or email her through her school gmail at lhuff@shelbyed.org

Thursday, August 27, Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will host a Senior Parent Meeting to discuss college and the admissions process. Parents of seniors, please join us in the PAC at 6 pm. In the meantime, please take some time to visit the OMHS Counselors’ Blog at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ and see relevant announcements, information on colleges visiting OMHS, scholarship links, and resources pertaining to colleges and careers. We look forward to seeing you!!

ALL AP students will need to pay for their AP exams by December 1st. If a student needs a payment plan, please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. They are $91 per exam and parents can write one check for all exams.

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August 26, 2015

Girls tennis evaluations will be held at the Heardmont tennis courts August 31st -September 4th from 3:15 pm-4:45 pm. Please sign up with Mrs. Watkins on math hall.

The first Key Club meeting of the year will be Tuesday, September 1, at 7:10 a.m. in room 135. You must attend if you are interested in joining Key Club. Applications will be given out at the meeting.

All Girls interested in trying out for girls soccer who are not already in the soccer class  please come see Coach DiPiazza in room 105 this week.

DECA office applications should be turned in to Mrs.Ingram in room 306 by Tuesday, September 1st. If you are planning to join DECA, please have your dues paid by Friday, October 2nd. Dues are $30.00

The OMHS Athletic Boosters has recently kicked off its 20/20 Debt Reduction Campaign.  The 20/20 Campaign focuses on eliminating the debt for facilities both at the high school and Heardmont Stadium.  We are hosting a Community Summit on Wednesday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the OMHS Cafeteria.  We will give a current state of the Athletic Booster Club operation, as well as information about how you can participate in this important campaign.  If you would like more information about the 20/20 campaign, please visit www.omhsab.com.

Anyone interested in participating in 2015-2016 OMHS PALS, please pick up an application in Mrs. Lovvorn’s room, Room 216. All applications are due NO LATER THAN Friday August 28, 2015.

College Visits the week of Aug 24-28

August 24-  Sewanee- The University of the South  8 am in the Guidance Center

August 26- Kenyan College  1:30 pm in the Guidance Center

August 27- Herzing College   1:30 pm in the Guidance Center

August 28- Huntingdon College 1:30 pm in the Guidance Center

 

*Please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center or email her through her school gmail at lhuff@shelbyed.org

Thursday, August 27, Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will host a Senior Parent Meeting to discuss college and the admissions process. Parents of seniors, please join us in the PAC at 6 pm. In the meantime, please take some time to visit the OMHS Counselors’ Blog at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ and see relevant announcements, information on colleges visiting OMHS, scholarship links, and resources pertaining to colleges and careers. We look forward to seeing you!!

ALL AP students will need to pay for their AP exams by December 1st. If a student needs a payment plan, please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. They are $91 per exam.

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August 19, 2015

Thursday, August 27, Mrs. Holder and Mr. Deavers will host a Senior Parent Meeting to discuss college and the admissions process. Parents of seniors, please join us in the PAC at 6 pm. In the meantime, please take some time to visit the OMHS Counselors’ Blog at http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/omhs-counselors/ and see relevant announcements, information on colleges visiting OMHS, scholarship links, and resources pertaining to colleges and careers. We look forward to seeing you!!

The OMHS Athletic Boosters has recently kicked off its 20/20 Debt Reduction Campaign.  The 20/20 Campaign focuses on eliminating the debt for facilities both at the high school and Heardmont Stadium.  We are hosting a Community Summit on Wednesday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the PAC.  We will give a current state of the Athletic Booster Club operation, as well as information about how you can participate in this important campaign.  If you would like more information about the 20/20 campaign, please visit www.omhsab.com.

ALL AP students will need to pay for their AP exams by December 1st. If a student needs a payment plan, please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. They are $91 per exam.

Softball Tryouts will be held Thursday, August 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Contact Coach Griffin with any questions at kgriffin@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

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August 18, 2015

The OMHS Athletic Boosters has recently kicked off its 20/20 Debt Reduction Campaign.  The 20/20 Campaign focuses on eliminating the debt for facilities both at the high school and Heardmont Stadium.  We are hosting a Community Summit on Wednesday, August 26th, at 6:30 p.m. in the PAC.  We will give a current state of the Athletic Booster Club operation, as well as information about how you can participate in this important campaign.  If you would like more information about the 20/20 campaign, please visit www.omhsab.com.

 

ALL AP students will need to pay for their AP exams by December 1st. If a student needs a payment plan, please see Mrs. Huff in the Guidance Center. They are $91 per exam.

 

Softball Tryouts will be held Thursday, August 20 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Contact Coach Griffin with any questions atkgriffin@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

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Announcements – August 13, 2015

OMHS is excited to introduce Kaitlin Griffin as our new head softball coach.  Everyone is invited to a reception for her on Thursday, August 13 at 6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria.

DECA will have an information meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 7:10 a.m. in Room 306. All students interested in DECA are welcome to attend.

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May 14, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Registration for FANS Camp 2015 is now open. This is for all rising 9th graders as well as new students to OMHS for the 2015-2016 school year. The link to the registration form is on the OMHS homepage. Directions for submitting payment for the camp are on the registration form. If you are unable to complete online registration for FANS Camp, you can also pick up a form from the OMMS Guidance Center as well as the OMHS main office. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following:

Kendall Jackson – 682-5396 or k5jackson@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Kristi Wade – 682-5201 or kwade@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Jerry Riggins – 682-5201 or jriggins@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Textbooks must be returned in good condition in order to take a final exam. If a student has lost the textbook or the textbook is damaged beyond repair, the student must pay for the book and show a receipt in order to take the exam. If this is not done by exam day, the student can arrange with the teacher to makeup the exam at another time during the week as long as the book is returned or receipt indicating payment is shown to the teacher.

 

Summer School Registration is now online.  The link to the registration can be found on the OMHS homepage.  If you need to sign up for summer school, please submit the form as soon as possible.  Each semester costs $200.  Please make payment in the main office in order to complete your registration, and reserve your seat.   If you have questions regarding which classes to sign up for, please contact the grade level counselor at 205-682-5201.

 

Coke Rewards Program Update! Thank you for all who have donated and sent in your bottle caps. We have collected over 1,500 caps! There is a new system of redemption. The program will now convert points/donations to straight cash for schools! What a great opportunity to raise money for our school. However, they only let individuals redeem 25 caps per week. Please keep sending in your caps, but if you can enter the points yourself through the www.mycokerewards.com website and donate them to Oak Mountain High School, that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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The registration packet for Driver’s Ed and Health at Shades Valley High School is on their website. The link to the website is shadesvalleyhigh.jefcoed.com and the information includes dates and prices. Students may pick up a permission letter from the Guidance Center that is signed be the counselor at this time.

 

Breakthrough Birmingham is an education non-profit that works with Birmingham City middle schoolers who are motivated to go to college. The bulk of our program is a rigorous six week summer enrichment program, and we are currently accepting applications for the Volunteer Teaching Assistant (VTA) position. The Volunteer Teaching Assistant (VTA) application for the summer is now online and ready to be submitted. The link is http://breakthrough.tfaforms.net/305964. We ask that if students are interested in being a VTA, that they be available for at least 4 hours at a time twice a week. Our program is Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm from June 15th to July 24th. This position is great for high school volunteer hours over the summer. As a VTA, students can be involved in helping facilitate academic classes such as math, science, literature, and writing in the morning or elective classes in the afternoon, and if they choose, they can participate in our field trip, career day, Olympics day, and/or college visits. Please feel free to pass this information along, and let me know if you or your students have any additional questions about the Volunteer Teaching Assistant position. In addition, you may check out our website at http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/birmingham to find more information about the work that Breakthrough does.

 

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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DOES YOUR YOUTH NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?  If so, your youth may earn community service hours at Asbury UMC (6690 Cahaba Valley Road) by volunteering to work at any of the summer camps which include:  soccer, chess, softball, cartooning/painting, basketball, football, volleyball, twirling, lacrosse and lego and also helping with snacks and craft time.  For info, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653 or email –edean@asburyonline.org

 

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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May 11, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Registration for FANS Camp 2015 is now open. This is for all rising 9th graders as well as new students to OMHS for the 2015-2016 school year. The link to the registration form is on the OMHS homepage. Directions for submitting payment for the camp are on the registration form. If you are unable to complete online registration for FANS Camp, you can also pick up a form from the OMMS Guidance Center as well as the OMHS main office. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following:

Kendall Jackson – 682-5396 or k5jackson@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Kristi Wade – 682-5201 or kwade@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Jerry Riggins – 682-5201 or jriggins@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

All athletes interested in running cross country next year need to pick up a packet from Coach Dudley in room 208 on the English hall.  The information form in the packet is due no later than Friday, May 15th.

 

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre II and III will present NIGHT OF IMPROV!!!!!  Admission $ 2  Support OMHS Theatre!!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre IV will present SENIOR SHOW OFFS!!!  ADMISSION $ 2

Break a Leg, Actors!!!!

 

Summer School Registration is now online.  The link to the registration can be found on the OMHS homepage.  If you need to sign up for summer school, please submit the form as soon as possible.  Each semester costs $200.  Please make payment in the main office in order to complete your registration, and reserve your seat.   If you have questions regarding which classes to sign up for, please contact the grade level counselor at 205-682-5201.

 

National Honor Society graduates who have not picked up their gold honor cords and tassels need to do so asap in Room 204. You prepaid for them with your dues.

 

Any rising 10th grade student who has signed up to take APUSH – 10th next year needs to meet with Mr. Dean in Room 110 any Wednesday during 7th period before the end of school to discuss summer reading/assignments.

 

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19-22. You must see Coach Love to sign up before May 12. An updated physical must be on file before trying out.

 

Coke Rewards Program Update! Thank you for all who have donated and sent in your bottle caps. We have collected over 1,500 caps! There is a new system of redemption. The program will now convert points/donations to straight cash for schools! What a great opportunity to raise money for our school. However, they only let individuals redeem 25 caps per week. Please keep sending in your caps, but if you can enter the points yourself through the www.mycokerewards.com website and donate them to Oak Mountain High School, that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Breakthrough Birmingham is an education non-profit that works with Birmingham City middle schoolers who are motivated to go to college. The bulk of our program is a rigorous six week summer enrichment program, and we are currently accepting applications for the Volunteer Teaching Assistant (VTA) position. The Volunteer Teaching Assistant (VTA) application for the summer is now online and ready to be submitted. The link is http://breakthrough.tfaforms.net/305964. We ask that if students are interested in being a VTA, that they be available for at least 4 hours at a time twice a week. Our program is Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm from June 15th to July 24th. This position is great for high school volunteer hours over the summer. As a VTA, students can be involved in helping facilitate academic classes such as math, science, literature, and writing in the morning or elective classes in the afternoon, and if they choose, they can participate in our field trip, career day, Olympics day, and/or college visits. Please feel free to pass this information along, and let me know if you or your students have any additional questions about the Volunteer Teaching Assistant position. In addition, you may check out our website at http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/birmingham to find more information about the work that Breakthrough does.

 

Any student interested in volunteering at Shelby Baptist Medical Center over the summer can pick up an application in the Counseling Center.  Students must be at least 14 and completed 9th grade. The deadline to submit the application to Shelby Baptist is May 14th.

 

Samford University will be hosting the Minority Youth Science Academy (MYSA) June 28 –July 1.  This is a four-day program offering college prep and mentoring for outstanding minority students who aspire to careers in the sciences.  For more information and to register visit samford.edu/departments/diversity.

 

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
=========================================================
DOES YOUR YOUTH NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?  If so, your youth may earn community service hours at Asbury UMC (6690 Cahaba Valley Road) by volunteering to work at any of the summer camps which include:  soccer, chess, softball, cartooning/painting, basketball, football, volleyball, twirling, lacrosse and lego and also helping with snacks and craft time.  For info, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653 or email –edean@asburyonline.org

 

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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May 6, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Registration for FANS Camp 2015 is now open. This is for all rising 9th graders as well as new students to OMHS for the 2015-2016 school year. The link to the registration form is on the OMHS homepage. Directions for submitting payment for the camp are on the registration form. If you are unable to complete online registration for FANS Camp, you can also pick up a form from the OMMS Guidance Center as well as the OMHS main office. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following:

Kendall Jackson – 682-5396 or k5jackson@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Kristi Wade – 682-5201 or kwade@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Jerry Riggins – 682-5201 or jriggins@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Those signed up for Theatre II, III, and IV 2015-2016 and who are not in Theatre now, go by Ms. Morgan’s room 123 for the audition handout.
Break a leg!

 

FBLA will have an end of year celebration tomorrow, May 7 during 7th period in Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Come by for some refreshments and chat with fellow members.  If you have not already picked up your club t-shirt you can do so during this time as well.  Any FBLA t-shirts not claimed by May 13 will be donated to charity.

 

All athletes interested in running cross country next year need to pick up a packet from Coach Dudley in room 208 on the English hall.  The information form in the packet is due no later than Friday, May 15th.

 

Senior Locker Clean Out will be this Wednesday May 6th during 7th period. Large trashcans will be in place for you to use.

 

Drama Club Meeting Tuesday – Friday Mornings 7:10 in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123  to nominate and vote –  on Friday –  for next year’s officers!!!!

 

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre II and III will present NIGHT OF IMPROV!!!!!  Admission $ 2  Support OMHS Theatre!!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre IV will present SENIOR SHOW OFFS!!!  ADMISSION $ 2

Break a Leg, Actors!!!!

 

The Heart of Dixie Cinderella pageant (available for all girls ages 4-24) will be Sat., May 9, at Oak Mountain Middle School. For information and entry details, go to heartofdixiecinderella@gmail.comor<mailto:heartofdixiecinderella@gmail.comor> call/text Barri Elizabeth Stephenson at 205-516-4246.

 

Summer School Registration is now online.  The link to the registration can be found on the OMHS homepage.  If you need to sign up for summer school, please submit the form as soon as possible.  Each semester costs $200.  Please make payment in the main office in order to complete your registration, and reserve your seat.   If you have questions regarding which classes to sign up for, please contact the grade level counselor at 205-682-5201.

 

National Honor Society graduates who have not picked up their gold honor cords and tassels need to do so asap in Room 204. You prepaid for them with your dues.

 

Any rising 10th grade student who has signed up to take APUSH – 10th next year needs to meet with Mr. Dean in Room 110 any Wednesday during 7th period before the end of school to discuss summer reading/assignments.

 

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19-22. You must see Coach Love to sign up before May 12. An updated physical must be on file before trying out.

 

All girls interested in trying out for the 2015-16 basketball teams may sign-up outside Mrs. Billing’s room 125. Tryouts will be May 11-15 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the gym. All participants must have an updated physical in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact Coach McGowan amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Coke Rewards Program Update! Thank you for all who have donated and sent in your bottle caps. We have collected over 1,500 caps! There is a new system of redemption. The program will now convert points/donations to straight cash for schools! What a great opportunity to raise money for our school. However, they only let individuals redeem 25 caps per week. Please keep sending in your caps, but if you can enter the points yourself through the www.mycokerewards.com website and donate them to Oak Mountain High School, that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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ACT Deadline Approaching
The Registration Deadline for the June 13 ACT is Friday, May 8. This is a great time for our juniors to take the ACT again before they start applying to college in August/September 2015.
Did you know . . .
• The ACT is accepted by all US colleges and universities.
• The ACT test score is based on the number of correct answers—no points deducted for guessing.
• The ACT Writing Test is optional—not all colleges and universities require a writing test for admission.
• It’s the nation’s #1 most-taken college entrance exam.
• Your students will receive personalized career information based on strengths, weaknesses, and interests.
Any student interested in volunteering at Shelby Baptist Medical Center over the summer can pick up an application in the Counseling Center.  Students must be at least 14 and completed 9th grade. The deadline to submit the application to Shelby Baptist is May 14th.

 

Samford University will be hosting the Minority Youth Science Academy (MYSA) June 28 –July 1.  This is a four-day program offering college prep and mentoring for outstanding minority students who aspire to careers in the sciences.  For more information and to register visit samford.edu/departments/diversity.

 

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
=========================================================
DOES YOUR YOUTH NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?  If so, your youth may earn community service hours at Asbury UMC (6690 Cahaba Valley Road) by volunteering to work at any of the summer camps which include:  soccer, chess, softball, cartooning/painting, basketball, football, volleyball, twirling, lacrosse and lego and also helping with snacks and craft time.  For info, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653 or email –edean@asburyonline.org

 

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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May 5, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Registration for FANS Camp 2015 is now open. This is for all rising 9th graders as well as new students to OMHS for the 2015-2016 school year. The link to the registration form is on the OMHS homepage. Directions for submitting payment for the camp are on the registration form. If you are unable to complete online registration for FANS Camp, you can also pick up a form from the OMMS Guidance Center as well as the OMHS main office. If you have any questions, please contact one of the following:

Kendall Jackson – 682-5396 or k5jackson@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Kristi Wade – 682-5201 or kwade@shelbyed.k12.al.us
Jerry Riggins – 682-5201 or jriggins@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Congratulations to the “Alabama State Champions” OMHS Girls lacrosse team for their 11-6 victory over Mountain Brook on Saturday.  The lady Eagles dominated the season with a 13-0 record:  scoring 241 against their opponents, while allowing only 27.  This is their 2nd state championship!  Way to go Eagles!”

 

Senior Locker Clean Out will be this Wednesday May 6th during 7th period. Large trashcans will be in place for you to use.

 

Drama Club Meeting Tuesday – Friday Mornings 7:10 in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123  to nominate and vote –  on Friday –  for next year’s officers!!!!

 

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre II and III will present NIGHT OF IMPROV!!!!!  Admission $ 2  Support OMHS Theatre!!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre IV will present SENIOR SHOW OFFS!!!  ADMISSION $ 2

Break a Leg, Actors!!!!

 

The Heart of Dixie Cinderella pageant (available for all girls ages 4-24) will be Sat., May 9, at Oak Mountain Middle School. For information and entry details, go to heartofdixiecinderella@gmail.comor<mailto:heartofdixiecinderella@gmail.comor> call/text Barri Elizabeth Stephenson at 205-516-4246.

 

Summer School Registration is now online.  The link to the registration can be found on the OMHS homepage.  If you need to sign up for summer school, please submit the form as soon as possible.  Each semester costs $200.  Please make payment in the main office in order to complete your registration, and reserve your seat.   If you have questions regarding which classes to sign up for, please contact the grade level counselor at 205-682-5201.

 

National Honor Society graduates who have not picked up their gold honor cords and tassels need to do so asap in Room 204. You prepaid for them with your dues.

 

All “green forms” must be completed and turned into the office by 3:00 p.m. on May 5.  We will not accept requests for green forms after that date.

 

Any rising 10th grade student who has signed up to take APUSH – 10th next year needs to meet with Mr. Dean in Room 110 any Wednesday during 7th period before the end of school to discuss summer reading/assignments.

 

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19-22. You must see Coach Love to sign up before May 12. An updated physical must be on file before trying out.

 

All girls interested in trying out for the 2015-16 basketball teams may sign-up outside Mrs. Billing’s room 125. Tryouts will be May 11-15 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the gym. All participants must have an updated physical in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact Coach McGowan amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Coke Rewards Program Update! Thank you for all who have donated and sent in your bottle caps. We have collected over 1,500 caps! There is a new system of redemption. The program will now convert points/donations to straight cash for schools! What a great opportunity to raise money for our school. However, they only let individuals redeem 25 caps per week. Please keep sending in your caps, but if you can enter the points yourself through the www.mycokerewards.com website and donate them to Oak Mountain High School, that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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ACT Deadline Approaching
The Registration Deadline for the June 13 ACT is Friday, May 8. This is a great time for our juniors to take the ACT again before they start applying to college in August/September 2015.
Did you know . . .
• The ACT is accepted by all US colleges and universities.
• The ACT test score is based on the number of correct answers—no points deducted for guessing.
• The ACT Writing Test is optional—not all colleges and universities require a writing test for admission.
• It’s the nation’s #1 most-taken college entrance exam.
• Your students will receive personalized career information based on strengths, weaknesses, and interests.
Any student interested in volunteering at Shelby Baptist Medical Center over the summer can pick up an application in the Counseling Center.  Students must be at least 14 and completed 9th grade. The deadline to submit the application to Shelby Baptist is May 14th.

 

Samford University will be hosting the Minority Youth Science Academy (MYSA) June 28 –July 1.  This is a four-day program offering college prep and mentoring for outstanding minority students who aspire to careers in the sciences.  For more information and to register visit samford.edu/departments/diversity.

 

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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DOES YOUR YOUTH NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?  If so, your youth may earn community service hours at Asbury UMC (6690 Cahaba Valley Road) by volunteering to work at any of the summer camps which include:  soccer, chess, softball, cartooning/painting, basketball, football, volleyball, twirling, lacrosse and lego and also helping with snacks and craft time.  For info, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653 or email –edean@asburyonline.org

 

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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May 4, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Senior Locker Clean Out will be this Wednesday May 6th during 7th period. Large trashcans will be in place for you to use.

 

Drama Club Meeting Tuesday – Friday Mornings 7:10 in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123  to nominate and vote –  on Friday –  for next year’s officers!!!!

 

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre II and III will present NIGHT OF IMPROV!!!!!  Admission $ 2  Support OMHS Theatre!!!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:30 P.M.  Theatre IV will present  SENIOR SHOW OFFS!!!  ADMISSION $ 2

Break a Leg, Actors!!!!

 

Congratulations to the girls’ soccer team on their 2-1 win over Vestavia in the second round of the State Playoffs. The team advances to the State Semifinals in Huntsville after winning a 13 round shootout over #2 ranked Vestavia. Please come and support us in Huntsville Friday, kickoff is at 1:30 at John Hunt Park.

 

The Heart of Dixie Cinderella pageant (available for all girls ages 4-24) will be Sat., May 9, at Oak Mountain Middle School. For information and entry details, go to heartofdixiecinderella@gmail.comor<mailto:heartofdixiecinderella@gmail.comor> call/text Barri Elizabeth Stephenson at 205-516-4246.

 

Summer School Registration is now online.  The link to the registration can be found on the OMHS homepage.  If you need to sign up for summer school, please submit the form as soon as possible.  Each semester costs $200.  Please make payment in the main office in order to complete your registration, and reserve your seat.   If you have questions regarding which classes to sign up for, please contact the grade level counselor at 205-682-5201.

 

National Honor Society graduates who have not picked up their gold honor cords and tassels need to do so asap in Room 204. You prepaid for them with your dues.

 

All “green forms” must be completed and turned into the office by 3:00 p.m. on May 5.  We will not accept requests for green forms after that date.

 

Any rising 10th grade student who has signed up to take APUSH – 10th next year needs to meet w/Mr. Dean in Room 110 any Wednesday during 7th period before the end of school to discuss summer reading/assignments.

 

Boys’ basketball tryouts will be May 19-22. You must see Coach Love to sign up before May 12. An updated physical must be on file before trying out.

 

All girls interested in trying out for the 2015-16 basketball teams may sign-up outside Mrs. Billing’s room 125. Tryouts will be May 11-15 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the gym. All participants must have an updated physical in order to participate. If you have any questions please contact Coach McGowan amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us

 

Coke Rewards Program Update! Thank you for all who have donated and sent in your bottle caps. We have collected over 1,500 caps! There is a new system of redemption. The program will now convert points/donations to straight cash for schools! What a great opportunity to raise money for our school. However, they only let individuals redeem 25 caps per week. Please keep sending in your caps, but if you can enter the points yourself through the www.mycokerewards.com website and donate them to Oak Mountain High School, that would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Dean at cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Any student interested in volunteering at Shelby Baptist Medical Center over the summer can pick up an application in the Counseling Center.  Students must be at least 14 and completed 9th grade. The deadline to submit the application to Shelby Baptist is May 14th.

 

Samford University will be hosting the Minority Youth Science Academy (MYSA) June 28 –July 1.  This is a four-day program offering college prep and mentoring for outstanding minority students who aspire to careers in the sciences.  For more information and to register visit samford.edu/departments/diversity.

 

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
=========================================================
DOES YOUR YOUTH NEED COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?  If so, your youth may earn community service hours at Asbury UMC (6690 Cahaba Valley Road) by volunteering to work at any of the summer camps which include:  soccer, chess, softball, cartooning/painting, basketball, football, volleyball, twirling, lacrosse and lego and also helping with snacks and craft time.  For info, text or call Ellen Dean at 205 862 8653 or email –edean@asburyonline.org

 

The Tires & Tails is an event being held in downtown Columbiana from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday May 9th to benefit the Shelby County Humane Society.  Alabama Power is working with the City of Columbiana to get volunteers for the event. We need volunteers to work with the animals and car show, as well as general needs throughout the day.  We can set up shifts if you have students who can’t stay all day. Please contact Tabetha Lemonds with Alabama Power at the information below if you have questions or to set up your volunteer time:

Office: 205-670-5858 Intercompany: 8-824-5858 Cell: 205-288-2892 | Email: tlemonds@southernco.com

 

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

 

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

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