March 3, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Make a Change Club will be meeting Wednesday, March 4th from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. in Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall. All are welcome to attend.

 

Students interested in applying for membership to Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society may pick up an application outside Mrs. Bahr’s door (room 112).  Applications are due along with a $25 membership fee Thursday, March 5th.    Those interested must be current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that meet the following criteria. Interested students must:
• have been a student at OMHS for at least one semester
• have completed at least 4 semesters of Social Studies classes by the end of this year, with at least an overall 3.75 GPA (unweighted) in Social Studies classes.
• have and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

 

Any GERMAN STUDENT interested in taking Honors German 3 or 4 next year needs to see Ms. Lucas as soon as possible.  Please go to room 207.  Registration forms will be due soon.  Thanks

 

OMHS Starlettes Interest Meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the band room. Parents should attend.(*this is to get information about tryouts, costs, summer camp, and the fall schedule).

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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Mr. Burch Formal Wear is offering a scholarship for high school seniors of $500 to $1000. Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and financial need. Applications are in the Guidance Center. The deadline for submitting application to the Guidance Counselor is March 30th.

 

The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who will be in a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application deadline is March 31st. Applications are located in the Guidance Center. You may also find it online at http://bham-asce.org/  under the resources tab.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

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

 

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

 

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

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March 2, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Key Club will meet tomorrow morning at 7:10 a.m. in room 135.

 

Make A Change Club will be meeting Wednesday, March 4th from 7:10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. in Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall. All are welcome to attend.

 

Students interested in applying for membership to Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society may pick up an application outside Mrs. Bahr’s door (room 112).  Applications are due along with a $25 membership fee Thursday, March 5th.    Those interested must be current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that meet the following criteria. Interested students must:
• have been a student at OMHS for at least one semester
• have completed at least 4 semesters of Social Studies classes by the end of this year, with at least an overall 3.75 GPA (unweighted) in Social Studies classes.
• have and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

 

Any GERMAN STUDENT interested in taking Honors German 3 or 4 next year needs to see Ms. Lucas as soon as possible.  Please go to room 207.  Registration forms will be due soon.  Thanks

 

OMHS Starlettes Interest Meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the band room. Parents should attend.(*this is to get information about tryouts, costs, summer camp, and the fall schedule).

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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Mr. Burch Formal Wear is offering a scholarship for high school seniors of $500 to $1000. Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and financial need. Applications are in the Guidance Center. The deadline for submitting application to the Guidance Counselor is March 30th.

 

The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who will be in a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application deadline is March 31st. Applications are located in the Guidance Center. You may also find it online at http://bham-asce.org/  under the resources tab.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 27, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Eagle Vision Silent Auction is Saturday, February 28, 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Although it is too late to order dinner tickets, everyone is invited to watch the show choirs perform and participate in the silent auction. We have over 150 items up for auction! Items include: Utah and Grand Canyon Trips, Spa Packages, graduation tickets, sophomore parking spots, ACT classes and so much more! Please come shop and support OMHS!

 

Visit www.omhspto.com for a sneak preview of this year’s Eagle Vision auction items.

 

Congratulations to Key Club, who was selected by the Mercedes Marathon mystery runners as the Most Creative/Energetic volunteer group!  The club was awarded a prize of $250 for their enthusiasm and support and the Pepper Place Water Station.

 

Students interested in applying for membership to Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society may pick up an application outside Mrs. Bahr’s door (room 112).  Applications are due along with a $25 membership fee Thursday, March 5th.    Those interested must be current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that meet the following criteria. Interested students must:
• have been a student at OMHS for at least one semester
• have completed at least 4 semesters of Social Studies classes by the end of this year, with at least an overall 3.75 GPA (unweighted) in Social Studies classes.
• have and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

 

Any GERMAN STUDENT interested in taking Honors German 3 or 4 next year needs to see Ms. Lucas as soon as possible.  Please go to room 207.  Registration forms will be due soon.  Thanks

 

OMHS Starlettes Interest Meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the band room. Parents should attend.(*this is to get information about tryouts, costs, summer camp, and the fall schedule).

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Mr. Burch Formal Wear is offering a scholarship for high school seniors of $500 to $1000. Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and financial need. Applications are in the Guidance Center. The deadline for submitting application to the Guidance Counselor is March 30th.

 

The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who will be in a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application deadline is March 31st. Applications are located in the Guidance Center. You may also find it online at http://bham-asce.org/  under the resources tab.

 

Greystone Country Club has SEVERAL positions open for this summer. Here are brief summaries for each job:
Lifeguard @ Greystone Country Club – 15-30hrs/wk at $8/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include lifeguarding, cleaning and leading children’s activities. Must be 16 & up, have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR & AED certifications and able to swim 500yrds, run 1/2mile and lift 50lbs. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.

Desk Attendant @ Greystone Country Club – 20-35hrs/wk @ $7.50/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include checking members in, laundry, serving ice water and announcing events. Must be 16 or older. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.
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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Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.

 

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

 

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

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February 26, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Today’s Varsity Game is cancelled.
Today’s SHREK rehearsal is Act I Review 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Meet Ms. Morgan in the PAC at 3:00 p.m.  Please note until 5:00 p.m. NOT 6:00 p.m.

 

The Model UN will meet Friday morning, February 27th, in Room 108 beginning at 7:10 a.m.

 

Freshman boy’s soccer practice is canceled due to field conditions. JV boy’s soccer game will be played at 4:00 p.m. and Varsity boy’s soccer game @ Hoover is being played tonight at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Eagle Vision auction and dinner is fast approaching!  At the auction, there will be a cake walk and bake sale. We need donations of cakes and baked goods to help make this a success. Please consider donating either a purchased baked good or homemade goodies. Donated items need to be delivered to OMHS on Friday February 27th. Please email Pam Morton at pam.morton@rocketmail.com if you can donate an item.

 

Visit www.omhspto.com for a sneak preview of this year’s Eagle Vision auction items.

 

Drama Club meeting Friday, March 6, at 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123. See you there!!

 

Students interested in applying for membership to Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society may pick up an application outside Mrs. Bahr’s door (room 112).  Applications are due along with a $25 membership fee Thursday, March 5th.    Those interested must be current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that meet the following criteria. Interested students must:
• have been a student at OMHS for at least one semester
• have completed at least 4 semesters of Social Studies classes by the end of this year, with at least an overall 3.75 GPA (unweighted) in Social Studies classes.
• have and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

 

Any GERMAN STUDENT interested in taking Honors German 3 or 4 next year needs to see Ms. Lucas as soon as possible.  Please go to room 207.  Registration forms will be due soon.  Thanks

 

OMHS Starlettes Interest Meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the band room. Parents should attend.(*this is to get information about tryouts, costs, summer camp, and the fall schedule).

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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The University of Montevallo will be hosting a FAFSA workshop on Wednesday, February 25th. During this workshop, financial aid experts will be helping high school seniors and their parents complete their FAFSA for free. The workshop will be held at the University of Montevallo, Carmichael Library, Wednesday, February 25 from 3 pm – 5 pm. For more information and assistance contact Landon  Taylor @ ltaylor@alabamapossible.org or 205-939-1408.

Things You’ll Need to Complete the FAFSA:
• Your Social Security Number
• Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
• Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
• Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
• A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically. (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one.)

 

Mr. Burch Formal Wear is offering a scholarship for high school seniors of $500 to $1000. Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and financial need. Applications are in the Guidance Center. The deadline for submitting application to the Guidance Counselor is March 30th.

 

The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who will be in a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application deadline is March 31st. Applications are located in the Guidance Center. You may also find it online at http://bham-asce.org/  under the resources tab.

 

Greystone Country Club has SEVERAL positions open for this summer. Here are brief summaries for each job:
Lifeguard @ Greystone Country Club – 15-30hrs/wk at $8/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include lifeguarding, cleaning and leading children’s activities. Must be 16 & up, have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR & AED certifications and able to swim 500yrds, run 1/2mile and lift 50lbs. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.

 

Desk Attendant @ Greystone Country Club – 20-35hrs/wk @ $7.50/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include checking members in, laundry, serving ice water and announcing events. Must be 16 or older. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp.

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 24, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Congratulations OMHS Choirs!  Muses Show Choir placed 3rd and won best vocals at the Homewood South Central Classic Show Choir Competition this past weekend.  Singers placed 6th.

 

The Eagle Vision auction and dinner is fast approaching!  At the auction, there will be a cake walk and bake sale. We need donations of cakes and baked goods to help make this a success. Please consider donating either a purchased baked good or homemade goodies. Donated items need to be delivered to OMHS on Friday February 27th. Please email Pam Morton at pam.morton@rocketmail.com if you can donate an item.

 

Visit www.omhspto.com for a sneak preview of this year’s Eagle Vision auction items.

 

Drama Club meeting Friday, March 6, at 7:10 a.m. in Ms. Morgan’s Room 123 . See you there!!

 

Purchase your tickets today for the annual Eagle Vision Dinner and Auction scheduled for February 28 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Our choir will be performing. Dinner will be provided by Bernie’s on Main and many, many items will be available for purchase. Order forms can be found on our website. Please help support OMHS and the wonderful work that our PTO does.

 

Students interested in applying for membership to Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society may pick up an application outside Mrs. Bahr’s door (room 112).  Applications are due along with a $25 membership fee Thursday, March 5th.    Those interested must be current 10th, 11th and 12th grade students that meet the following criteria. Interested students must:
• have been a student at OMHS for at least one semester
• have completed at least 4 semesters of Social Studies classes by the end of this year, with at least an overall 3.75 GPA (unweighted) in Social Studies classes.
• have and maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.5 (unweighted)

 

Any GERMAN STUDENT interested in taking Honors German 3 or 4 next year needs to see Ms. Lucas as soon as possible.  Please go to room 207.  Registration forms will be due soon.  Thanks

 

OMHS Starlettes Interest Meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the band room. Parents should attend.(*this is to get information about tryouts, costs, summer camp, and the fall schedule).

 

Broadcast Journalism and Newspaper applications for the 2015-2016 school year are available in Mrs. Hart’s room (223). Applications are due back by February 25th.

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
The University of Montevallo will be hosting a FAFSA workshop on Wednesday, February 25th. During this workshop, financial aid experts will be helping high school seniors and their parents complete their FAFSA for free. The workshop will be held at the University of Montevallo, Carmichael Library, Wednesday, February 25 from 3 pm – 5 pm. For more information and assistance contact Landon  Taylor @ ltaylor@alabamapossible.org or 205-939-1408.

Things You’ll Need to Complete the FAFSA:
• Your Social Security Number
• Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
• Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
• Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
• A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically. (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one.)

 

Mr. Burch Formal Wear is offering a scholarship for high school seniors of $500 to $1000. Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and financial need. Applications are in the Guidance Center. The deadline for submitting application to the Guidance Counselor is March 30th.

 

The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who will be in a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application deadline is March 31st. Applications are located in the Guidance Center. You may also find it online at http://bham-asce.org/  under the resources tab.

 

Greystone Country Club has SEVERAL positions open for this summer. Here are brief summaries for each job:
Lifeguard @ Greystone Country Club – 15-30hrs/wk at $8/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include lifeguarding, cleaning and leading children’s activities. Must be 16 & up, have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR & AED certifications and able to swim 500yrds, run 1/2mile and lift 50lbs. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.
Desk Attendant @ Greystone Country Club – 20-35hrs/wk @ $7.50/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include checking members in, laundry, serving ice water and announcing events. Must be 16 or older. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 23, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Eagle Vision auction and dinner is fast approaching!  At the auction, there will be a cake walk and bake sale. We need donations of cakes and baked goods to help make this a success. Please consider donating either a purchased baked good or homemade goodies. Donated items need to be delivered to OMHS on Friday February 27th.   Please email Pam Morton at pam.morton@rocketmail.com if you can donate an item.

 

Visit www.omhspto.com for a sneak preview of this year’s Eagle Vision auction items.

 

Purchase your tickets today for the annual Eagle Vision Dinner and Auction scheduled for February 28 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Our choir will be performing. Dinner will be provided by Bernie’s on Main and many, many items will be available for purchase. Order forms can be found on our website. Please help support OMHS and the wonderful work that our PTO does.

 

Any GERMAN STUDENT interested in taking Honors German 3 or 4 next year needs to see Ms. Lucas as soon as possible.  Please go to room 207.  Registration forms will be due soon.  Thanks

 

OMHS Starlettes Interest Meeting will be March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the band room. Parents should attend.(*this is to get information about tryouts, costs, summer camp, and the fall schedule).

 

Broadcast Journalism and Newspaper applications for the 2015-2016 school year are available in Mrs. Hart’s room (223). Applications are due back by February 25th.

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

There will be a parent meeting for those interested in trying out for cheerleader or mascot on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in the OMHS Library (enter through front doors).  Clinic and tryouts will be March 23rd through March 26th.  Please email bwatkins@shelbyed.k12.al.us with any questions.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
The University of Montevallo will be hosting a FAFSA workshop on Wednesday, February 25th. During this workshop, financial aid experts will be helping high school seniors and their parents complete their FAFSA for free. The workshop will be held at the University of Montevallo, Carmichael Library, Wednesday, February 25 from 3 pm – 5 pm. For more information and assistance contact Landon  Taylor @ ltaylor@alabamapossible.org or 205-939-1408.

Things You’ll Need to Complete the FAFSA:
• Your Social Security Number
• Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
• Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
• Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
• A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically. (If you do not already have one, visit www.pin.ed.gov to obtain one.)

 

Mr. Burch Formal Wear is offering a scholarship for high school seniors of $500 to $1000. Applicants will be judged on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteer service and financial need. Applications are in the Guidance Center. The deadline for submitting application to the Guidance Counselor is March 30th.

 

The American Society of Civil Engineers is offering a scholarship to high school seniors who will be in a civil engineering program at a university or college in Alabama. The Birmingham Branch scholarship application deadline is March 31st. Applications are located in the Guidance Center. You may also find it online at http://bham-asce.org/  under the resources tab.

 

Greystone Country Club has SEVERAL positions open for this summer. Here are brief summaries for each job:
Lifeguard @ Greystone Country Club – 15-30hrs/wk at $8/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include lifeguarding, cleaning and leading children’s activities. Must be 16 & up, have current American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR & AED certifications and able to swim 500yrds, run 1/2mile and lift 50lbs. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.
Desk Attendant @ Greystone Country Club – 20-35hrs/wk @ $7.50/hr for summer only (begins approximately April 1st and ends approximately September 27th.) Responsibilities include checking members in, laundry, serving ice water and announcing events. Must be 16 or older. Email aquatics@greystonecc.com to apply.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 19, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The JV baseball game is canceled for today. We will reschedule at a later date. The JV will practice today after school 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

JV and Varsity boy’s soccer games have been canceled for today. Freshman and JV practice canceled for today.

 

The Eagle Vision auction and dinner is fast approaching!  At the auction, there will be a cake walk and bake sale. We need donations of cakes and baked goods to help make this a success. Please consider donating either a purchased baked good or homemade goodies. Donated items need to be delivered to OMHS on Friday February 27th.   Please email Pam Morton at pam.morton@rocketmail.com if you can donate an item.

 

Visit www.omhspto.com for a sneak preview of this year’s Eagle Vision auction items.

 

Purchase your tickets today for the annual Eagle Vision Dinner and Auction scheduled for February 28 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Our choir will be performing. Dinner will be provided by Bernie’s on Main and many, many items will be available for purchase. Order forms can be found on our website. Please help support OMHS and the wonderful work that our PTO does.

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

The yearbook staff has discovered two pages that are available for additional senior ads. If you are interested in purchasing space for your graduating senior, please contact Melissa Dixon at mdixon@shelbyed.k12.al.us. Space will be sold at a first-come basis.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Juniors who meet eligibility requirements for Mu Alpha Theta will be receiving invitation notices this week from their math teacher.  All notices with the membership fee are to be turned in to Mrs. Smith by Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

Any senior who is currently not a member of Mu Alpha Theta may be reevaluated for induction by seeing Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall.  The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for Mu Alpha Theta:

1. You must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA in math courses since your freshman year.
2. You must currently be enrolled in Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Analytical Math, Calculus or AP Calculus AB/BC

The deadline for seniors to request consideration of eligibility for membership into Mu Alpha Theta is Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

There will be a parent meeting for those interested in trying out for cheerleader or mascot on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in the OMHS Library (enter through front doors).  Clinic and tryouts will be March 23rd through March 26th.  Please email bwatkins@shelbyed.k12.al.us with any questions.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Please accept this invitation to an Admissions Information Meeting about the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Club in Birmingham. Major John Turner, the Southeast region Admissions Officer from West Point, will conduct a presentation on the admissions process and the many opportunities offered by West Point. We encourage any student, grades 8-11, who might be interested in West Point to attend this presentation. Parents and educators are also encouraged to attend.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 18, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Eagle Vision auction and dinner is fast approaching!  At the auction, there will be a cake walk and bake sale. We need donations of cakes and baked goods to help make this a success. Please consider donating either a purchased baked good or homemade goodies. Donated items need to be delivered to OMHS on Friday February 27th.   Please email Pam Morton at pam.morton@rocketmail.com if you can donate an item.

 

Visit www.omhspto.com for a sneak preview of this year’s Eagle Vision auction items.

 

Purchase your tickets today for the annual Eagle Vision Dinner and Auction scheduled for February 28 from 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Our choir will be performing. Dinner will be provided by Bernie’s on Main and many, many items will be available for purchase. Order forms can be found on our website. Please help support OMHS and the wonderful work that our PTO does.

 

Applications for the Cooperative Education early dismissal program for the 2015-16 school year are currently being accepted.  Applications can be found on the table outside Mrs. Triplett’s room #121.  Deadline for applications to be turned in to Mrs. Triplett is Friday, March 20.

 

The yearbook staff has discovered two pages that are available for additional senior ads. If you are interested in purchasing space for your graduating senior, please contact Melissa Dixon at mdixon@shelbyed.k12.al.us. Space will be sold at a first-come basis.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Juniors who meet eligibility requirements for Mu Alpha Theta will be receiving invitation notices this week from their math teacher.  All notices with the membership fee are to be turned in to Mrs. Smith by Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

Any senior who is currently not a member of Mu Alpha Theta may be reevaluated for induction by seeing Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall.  The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for Mu Alpha Theta:

1. You must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA in math courses since your freshman year.
2. You must currently be enrolled in Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Analytical Math, Calculus or AP Calculus AB/BC

The deadline for seniors to request consideration of eligibility for membership into Mu Alpha Theta is Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

There will be a parent meeting for those interested in trying out for cheerleader or mascot on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in the OMHS Library (enter through front doors).  Clinic and tryouts will be March 23rd through March 26th.  Please email bwatkins@shelbyed.k12.al.us with any questions.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Please accept this invitation to an Admissions Information Meeting about the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Club in Birmingham. Major John Turner, the Southeast region Admissions Officer from West Point, will conduct a presentation on the admissions process and the many opportunities offered by West Point. We encourage any student, grades 8-11, who might be interested in West Point to attend this presentation. Parents and educators are also encouraged to attend.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 12, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Reminder!!! We do not accept valentine deliveries for students.

 

Purchase your tickets today for the annual Eagle Vision Dinner and Auction scheduled for February 28 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our choir will be performing. Dinner will be provided by Bernie’s on Main and many, many items will be available for purchase. Order forms can be found on our website. Please help support OMHS and the wonderful work that our PTO does.

 

**SAVE THE DATE** the 17th Annual Oak Mountain High School Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 1st, 8:00 a.m., at Inverness Country Club.  Registration flyers will be sent out in early March.  Please join us in supporting OMHS Athletics!

 

Make a Change Club will be having an informational meeting Wednesday, February 18th in Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall from 7:10 – 7:30. The topic is: “What is Bullying?” All are welcome to attend.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Congratulations to the Eagles Wrestling team who qualified 12 wrestlers at sectionals to compete at the State tournament in Huntsville this Friday and Saturday. Good luck to Coach Burrough and the 2015 qualifiers as they represent OMHS at the state level. Go Eagles!

 

Juniors who meet eligibility requirements for Mu Alpha Theta will be receiving invitation notices this week from their math teacher.  All notices with the membership fee are to be turned in to Mrs. Smith by Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

Any senior who is currently not a member of Mu Alpha Theta may be reevaluated for induction by seeing Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall.  The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for Mu Alpha Theta:

1. You must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA in math courses since your freshman year.
2. You must currently be enrolled in Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Analytical Math, Calculus or AP Calculus AB/BC

The deadline for seniors to request consideration of eligibility for membership into Mu Alpha Theta is Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

The deadline for Miss OMHS Pageant forms and money has been extended to February 10th. We must have several more girls sign up or the pageant will be cancelled.

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early!!!!  Passion in the PAC this Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  Admission $ 2 Come and support the OMHS Theatre Department!!!  Theatre II, III, IV and Drama Club will be performing – a one act, videos, improvisation, songs!!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

There will be a parent meeting for those interested in trying out for cheerleader or mascot on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in the OMHS Library (enter through front doors).  Clinic and tryouts will be March 23rd through March 26th.  Please email bwatkins@shelbyed.k12.al.us with any questions.

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
==================================================
Please accept this invitation to an Admissions Information Meeting about the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, on Monday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Club in Birmingham. Major John Turner, the Southeast region Admissions Officer from West Point, will conduct a presentation on the admissions process and the many opportunities offered by West Point. We encourage any student, grades 8-11, who might be interested in West Point to attend this presentation. Parents and educators are also encouraged to attend.

 

Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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February 11, 2015

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

==================================================
Reminder!!! We do not accept valentine deliveries for students.
Purchase your tickets today for the annual Eagle Vision Dinner and Auction scheduled for February 28 from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our choir will be performing. Dinner will be provided by Bernie’s on Main and many, many items will be available for purchase. Order forms can be found on our website. Please help support OMHS and the wonderful work that our PTO does.
Make a Change Club will be having an informational meeting Wednesday, February 18th in Ms. Nabors’ room 224 on the Journalism Hall from 7:10 – 7:30. The topic is: “What is Bullying?” All are welcome to attend.

 

Attention Parents and OM Athletes! PHYSICAL DAY will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at Jeff State for $22. Student-athletes will be shuttled to JSCC at a TBD time. Please fill out the attached Physical & Travel Permission Forms and turn in with payment to your student’s respective coach or to Ms. Cardinal.  Stay eligible for the 2015-16 seasons by attending!

 

Congratulations to the Eagles Wrestling team who qualified 12 wrestlers at sectionals to compete at the State tournament in Huntsville this Friday and Saturday. Good luck to Coach Burrough and the 2015 qualifiers as they represent OMHS at the state level. Go Eagles!

 

Juniors who meet eligibility requirements for Mu Alpha Theta will be receiving invitation notices this week from their math teacher.  All notices with the membership fee are to be turned in to Mrs. Smith by Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

Any senior who is currently not a member of Mu Alpha Theta may be reevaluated for induction by seeing Mrs. Smith in room 236 on the math hall.  The following requirements must be met in order to be eligible for Mu Alpha Theta:

1. You must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA in math courses since your freshman year.
2. You must currently be enrolled in Precalculus, Honors Precalculus, Analytical Math, Calculus or AP Calculus AB/BC

The deadline for seniors to request consideration of eligibility for membership into Mu Alpha Theta is Friday, February 20, 2015.

 

The deadline for Miss OMHS Pageant forms and money has been extended to February 10th. We must have several more girls sign up or the pageant will be cancelled.

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early!!!!  Passion in the PAC this Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  Admission $ 2 Come and support the OMHS Theatre Department!!!  Theatre II, III, IV and Drama Club will be performing – a one act, videos, improvisation, songs!!!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!

 

Do you want to be a Peer Assistant?  Applications for 2015-2016 PA’s are in Mrs. Gandy’s and Mr. Dudley’s room (118 and 208).  Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Completed applications are due March 13th.

 

What: Boys and Girls soccer Strawberry Fundraiser
When: The Month of February…All order are needed by 2/28/15
Who: Any order can be made by any soccer player

Sent fresh straight from the beautiful fields of Florida and will be delivered by mid March.
Price: $25 for a full flat and $15 for a half flat

 

Parents, does your child have a favorite teacher? Barnes and Noble is excited to recognize the foundation of our great American schools—our dedicated teachers. The Barnes and Noble My Favorite Teacher Contest provides your child with the opportunity to tell your community how much their favorite teacher is appreciated. There are some really great awards. For more information, please go to http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/my-favorite-teacher/379002376/.

 
There will be a parent meeting for those interested in trying out for cheerleader or mascot on Tuesday, February 24th at 6:30 pm in the OMHS Library (enter through front doors).  Clinic and tryouts will be March 23rd through March 26th.  Please email bwatkins@shelbyed.k12.al.us with any questions.

 

The next GSA meeting will be February 12 at 7:10 in room 215.  Bring money for your t-shirt, and come prepared to discuss the National Day of Silence on April 17th

 

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

 

Checklist for Graduating Seniors 2015
Attention juniors and seniors: Prom is April 18th at Zamora temple. This year’s theme is “An evening under the big top”. Tickets will go on sale in March, stay tuned for more info!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

GUIDANCE
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Red Mountain Tutoring will host an ACT Bootcamp to help students prepare for the April 18 ACT Test. The Bootcamp includes 4 3-hour courses at Samford University, each covering a different subject area of the ACT. An ACT textbook is included in the $300 cost for the course, and each student can receive up to $100 back for referring friends.

Class Dates
March 16, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
March 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
SPRING BREAK – No class March 30
April 6, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
April 13, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn more and register for the coursehttp://www.redmountaintutoring.com/act-bootcamp

 

Juniors interested in attending The Alabama Governor’s School should submit their resume to the Guidance Center by Feb 26th. OMHS can nominate 4 students to apply for acceptance to this summer residential honors program hosted at Samford University on Sunday, June 14th through Friday, June 26th.  If selected to attend, the cost is $480. Governor’s School is a prestigious summer program that brings a limited number of students from all over the state together to provide academic, creative and leadership experiences to rising high school seniors how have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. To read more about Governor’s School go to www.alabamags.org .

 

Junior girls: Any 11th grade girl interested in learning more about the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program should come to an informational meeting at OMHS on February 12th at 1:30 pm in the Guidance Center. An Informational Tea will also be help at the North Shelby Library on Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 pm. Junior girls and parents welcome.

 

Interested in getting full tuition and fees paid for at Jeff State Community College? Tryout to be a Jeff State Ambassador for the 2015-16 school year. Ambassadors serve as the official hosts and hostesses for college and community sponsored events. Applications and more info are located in the Guidance Center and the deadline for submission is March 6 at 4:00 pm.
Academic Scholarship:  JSCC will offer 20 full-tuition one-year scholarships. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and the end of their first semester of the senior year and a minimum 22 on the ACT. The student must be an U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status. Students may go online at www.jeffstateonline.com  to apply for admission to Jeff State and fill out the new 2015-16 scholarship application. One recommendation and a two page essay from the student stating why the student wants to attend Jeff State are required. Scholarship deadline is March 1st.

 

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

 

GIVE ME FIVE OPPORTUNITIES
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Volunteers Needed: Oak Mountain State Park’s 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be April 4th, 2015 from 9:30a.m. – 2:30p.m. at the Dogwood and Lakeside Pavilions. Need a fun way to earn your Give Me Five hours for school? Here’s a way to do it. Volunteers are needed to help placing out eggs, face painting, working the cake hop & moonwalks, and more. Without you, we can’t make this happen for hundreds of little kids. Contact Emily at 620-2520 or email at oakmountain.naturalist@dcnr.alabama.gov to volunteer.
There has been some minor changes to the Give Me Five requirements this year. School hours can only be counted if it is working for an outside NPO or if it is for a community-wide fundraiser. If you have any questions, please ask your Social Studies teacher or email cdean@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

 

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

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