Owings Mills High School
May - June Newsletter
Greetings OMHS Families,
Spring has finally arrived as we wind down for the year, and we are looking forward to a strong finish for all staff and students. Please be sure to read through the newsletter for important dates and information regarding Prom, Senior Exams, and Graduation. Also note,
NEW PHONE NUMBERS for OMHS:
Main Office - 443-809-1700
Counseling – 443-809-1702
Once again, we celebrate numerous student and staff accomplishments from Quarter 3:
Congrats to our Wrestling Team for an excellent season, especially State Place Winners:
Alex DuFour, Grade 10 – State Champion
Phil Smith, Grade 10 – State Champion
Tyson McDuffy, Grade 12 – 3rd Place
Roell Ngounou, Grade 11 – 3rd Place
Cheers to seniors, Nelsy Delgado and Deandre Moore, who will be recognized as student-athletes and leaders at McCormick’s Unsung Hero Awards this May.
We share our Eagle Pride with senior, Brandon Schuster, who was recently recognized by the BCPS Board of Education for receiving the Congress of Future Science & Technology Leaders’ Award of Excellence.
Kudos to senior, Arooj Zia, for being named as our Ethics Award recipient and her recognition by the BCPS Board of Education.
Congratulations to OM Visual Art Program for hosting another successful Youth Art Exhibit. Our Art Program has inspired OM featured artists in local competitions:
Sophomore, Lawrence Sacay, who was awarded 2nd Place in the Experimental Category at the BCPS Film Expo
Junior, Emily Tedesco, who earned 1st Place in the Photography Category at the Young Artist’s Showcase sponsored by the Optimist Club of Timonium
Hats off to our PLTW Engineering Program and teachers, Mr. Chris Buckler, Mr. Carl Peitz, and Ms. Emani Ellis for receiving the ITEEA National Program of Excellence Award – what an accomplishment!
Shout out to Mr. Michael Thielman, Social Studies Teacher, who ran the Boston Marathon, finishing 105 overall with a time of 2 hours 38 minutes! Way to go, Mr. Thielman - what GRIT!
Congratulations to all of our Performing Arts Programs for all of their success! We are so proud of your performances!
Dance Company – Superior Rating
Honors Chorale – Superior Rating
Orchestra Ensemble – Superior Rating
Concert Band – Superior Rating
Percussion Ensemble, Guitar & Piano for putting together an excellent showcase of talent!
This month we’ll recognize 218 students who earned Quarter 3 Honor Roll status; 42 of those students earned straight A’s – way to go Eagles!
A Look Ahead:
Q3 Report Cards Distributed – April 19
PARCC Testing – April 24-May 18
Tri M Recital – April 25th 6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
Interims Distributed – May 3rd
Spring Concert – May 3rd 6:00 PM in the Auditorium
AP Exams – May 7-18
Piano Recital – May 8th 6:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
Parent Conference Night – May 18th 4:30-6:30 PM by appointment
Percussion Showcase – May 10th 6:00 PM in the Auditorium
International Dinner – May 11th 6:00 PM in the Upper Cafeteria
Senior Final Exams – May 15-22
Music Awards Night – May 15th 6:00 PM in the Lower Cafeteria
NAHS Art Auction & Senior Showcase – May 17th 5:00 PM in the Lecture Hall
Junior/Senior Prom – May 19th 7:30 PM at the Delta Marriot, Hunt Valley
Graduation Practice & Senior Picnic – May 24th
Senior Awards – May 24th 6:00 PM in the auditorium
HSA Government Testing – May 22-June 6
Graduation – June 4th 2:30 PM at Towson University’s SECU Arena
Underclass Awards Ceremony – June 7th 6:00 PM in the Auditorium
Underclass Final Exams – TBD
As we welcome the closing of the school year, we are striving for a strong finish– attendance matters and every day counts!
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Message from our PTSA President
Well, It's that time of year again! Your PTSA is hard at work planning teacher appreciation and the Project S.A.F.E. After Prom party. As always, our goal is to keep our students safe and sober on prom night. This event will be held at Bolero (the newly renovated AMF in Timonium) on York Road immediately after prom from 12 midnight until 3am. All students must be picked up no later than 3am!!
Volunteers and monetary donations are very much needed. If you can help, kindly contact this year's event coordinator, Harriet Schuster at email@example.com
Randi Trellis, PTSA President
President: Randi Trellis
Vice President: Harriet Schuster
Recording Secretary: Chanel Trussell
Treasurer: Melanie Warner
OWINGS MILLS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2018 COMMENCEMENT INFORMATION
TO OUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING SENIORS
Please observe carefully all of the information and important dates of events planned for the last few weeks of school. This bulletin will give you specific details regarding senior exams and events.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE IN EFFECT AT ALL EVENTS, REHEARSALS AND CEREMONIES.
Mon, May 7 - AP Psychology PM
Tue, May 8 - AP Spanish Lang & Cult AM & AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based PM
Wed, May 9 - AP English Lit & Comp AM
Thu, May 10 - AP Environmental Science PM
Fri, May 11 - AP US History AM & AP Computer Science Principles PM
Mon, May 14 - AP Biology AM
Tue, May 15 - AP Calculus AB/BC AM, AP French Lang & Cult PM & AP Comp Sci A PM
Wed, May 16 - AP English Lang & Comp AM & AP Macroeconomics PM
Thu, May 17 - AP World History AM & AP Statistics PM
Fri, May 18 - AP Human Geog AM & AP Microeconomics AM
SENIOR FINAL EXAMS
All final exams will be given during the regular 85 minute period, except make up exams on May 21st and 22nd, which will be given in Periods 1 and 2. Seniors are expected to attend all classes during exam week even though the exam may have been given.
Tuesday, May 15 – A Day: Periods 3 and 4
Wednesday, May 16 – B Day: Periods 3 and 4
Thursday, May 17 – A Day: Periods 1 and 2
Friday, May 18 – B Day: Periods 1 and 2
Monday, May 21 – Make-up A Day exams 7:25-10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22 – Make-up B Day exams 7:25-10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 18 - Following senior final exams
Devices & Accessories will be accepted May 17-23.
Students must return ALL of the following items:
· HP Laptop - $1,500 (and will be reported to SRO)
· Laptop Bag - $18.00 (Strap $1.00)
· Charger - $20.00
Lost items will be recorded as an obligation until paid. All obligations MUST be fulfilled before receiving graduation tickets and diploma.
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 – 7:30p.m. – 11:30p.m.
Baltimore Hunt Valley Hotel Delta Marriot
245 Shawan Rd., Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Cost: $65.00 per person
Tickets are on sale during lunches through May 4th. Guest forms must be completed for all non-OMHS students prior to ticket purchase. Guest forms are located on the school website under the “Students” tab. No admittance to prom after 9:00 PM – no exceptions. All Baltimore County Policies and Rules are in effect at Prom. All OMHS students and guests should pick up After-Prom wristbands before leaving Prom.
AFTER PROM PARTY
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 – 12:00a.m.-3:00a.m.
Bowlero Lanes – 2165 York Road, Timonium
The After Prom Party is free to all seniors and students/guests attending prom and includes dancing, food, casino games, bowling, carnival games, and door prizes. No one will be admitted after 1:00 a.m.
All students and guests attending Prom are invited to the After Prom Party. Seniors who do not attend Prom may attend the After Prom Party, but may not bring a guest. Only seniors are eligible to win the larger prizes. You must be present to win, so plan to stay until the end to win the large prizes. If a prize is unclaimed, it will be forfeited.
All students must present ID and assigned wristband to enter the After Prom Party. Wristbands will be distributed at the end of Prom. There will be a master list of all attendees at the door. If you leave before 3:00a.m. you may not re-enter. Casual dress is recommended. Everyone must be picked up by 3:00 a.m. All Baltimore County Policies and Rules will be in effect at the After-Prom Party.
GRADUATION REHEARSAL and SENIOR PICNIC
Thursday, MAY 24, 2018 – 7:25 AM
All seniors should report directly to the gym at 7:25 a.m. with BCPS Student ID. It is necessary that you cooperate fully during this practice to ensure a smooth graduation. Attendance is required in order to participate in graduation.
Seniors must hand in BCPS Student ID in order to pick up graduation tickets.
Graduation practice is scheduled from 7:25-11:00 a.m.
DO NOT SCHEDULE ANOTHER ACTIVITY AT THIS TIME.
Please inform your family and employer, etc. that you are
REQUIRED to attend graduation rehearsal and cannot fulfill any other obligations until after 11:00 a.m. Graduation tickets will be distributed on the morning of rehearsal.
The Senior Picnic will be held after the graduation practice at Hannah Moore Park. Permission slips will be distributed in English classes. Dismissal for the day is at 1:55 p.m. Notes with parent signature are required for early dismissal.
SENIOR AWARDS ASSEMBLY
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. Auditorium
Seniors report to the gym at 5:15 p.m. Proper graduation attire is recommended. See reverse.
Attendance for this assembly is not required, however all seniors are encouraged to attend and support their peers.
All those receiving an award or recognition will receive notification in early May, via US Mail.
All those receiving a monetary award MUST be in attendance. Monetary awards will not be distributed at a later date.
FINES AND OBLIGATIONS
All fines and other obligations must be satisfied by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 24. 2018.
Missing laptop, bag, and/or charger will be recorded as an obligation. See prices on reverse.
2. If you have been notified that you have an outstanding obligation, please see Ms. Barnes in the front office.
3. If you have not paid your obligation by May 24, you will not receive your graduation tickets and/or diploma. You will have to return to school at a later date to satisfy all obligations.
4. You cannot satisfy an obligation on the day of graduation.
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2018 - 2:30 p.m. - Towson University, SECU Arena
All guests require a ticket, including infants and lap-children.
Plan to arrive at Towson University, SECU Arena when doors open at 1:00 p.m. Student line-up will begin at 1:30 p.m.
There will be NO admittance to SECU Arena after 2:30 p.m. Doors will be closed and SECU Arena staff will deny access.
All guests will proceed through metal detectors prior to entering the arena.
No purses, bags, or backpacks larger than 14”x11”x4” are permitted in SECU Arena. All bags will be searched prior to entering the arena. Any diaper bags will be specially searched and tagged.
If you require special needs parking or seating information, please refer to campus map and SECU Arena information issued with graduation tickets.
PROPER GRADUATION ATTIRE
In order to preserve the dignity of the graduation ceremony and to look your best, please observe the following for proper dress:
Dress shirt and tie, dark slacks and dark dress shoes
Dress or skirt and blouse with dress shoes; flats or
low heels recommended. You will walk up steep steps to get on stage.
Graduation gown should be pressed lightly to remove any
wrinkles. Decorating caps is not permitted.
Parents and guests are asked to remain seated throughout the
ceremony. Lifetouch will provide the opportunity to purchase a professional color photograph of each senior at the moment his or her diploma is awarded.
Each graduating senior will be given seven tickets. All guests must have a ticket, including infants and lap-children. These tickets will be distributed on Thursday, May 24, 2018 immediately following the graduation rehearsal. Those seniors having outstanding obligations will not receive tickets until the obligations are met.
Extra Tickets – Up to five additional tickets can be pre-ordered for $5.00 each. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out. Payment is due at the time of the order. Pre-orders will be taken during the week of May 14-18 before school in the upper cafeteria 7:00-7:20a.m. or on A Days in the lower cafeteria during all lunches. Extra tickets may not be purchased at any other time. All tickets will be distributed on May 24th following graduation rehearsal. Those seniors having outstanding obligations will not receive tickets until the obligations are met.
Final Transcript Request
Please complete the final transcript form. Counselors will visit English classes on April 23 and 24 to hand out the form. Final transcripts will not be submitted without the form.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you or your parents have any questions concerning the senior activities, please contact the school office or the senior class sponsor. Best wishes for a successful completion of your high school years!
Mrs. Abbey Campbell
12TH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS:
Ms. LaTonya Wallace A-G
Mr. Elliot Flam H-M
Mrs. Laura Koehler N-Z
12TH GRADE COUNSELORS:
Mr. Christopher Lee A-G
Mrs. Lisa Drylie H-M
Ms. Andrea Wilson N-Z
Ms. Danielle Doller firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Michael Steel email@example.com
On Saturday, March 10th the Owings Mills High School Dance Team competed at Revolution Talent Competition at the Baltimore Convention Center. This was their first public dance performance in a large competitive setting. Through their tremendous hard work and dedication, they earned . . .
Special Judges Award called “Tore it Up” (for their impeccable energy)
Platinum Scoring Level
1st Place in Novice Hip Hop 15yo & Up category
1st Place Highest Score in Novice 12yo & Up division
A “Golden Ticket” invitation to compete in the World Dance Championship this summer in NJ
On Friday, April 6th Dance III students traveled to the 21st Baltimore County Dance Festival at Perry Hall High School. They took classes hosted by dance professionals working in the field before performing an adjudicated piece. They earned near perfect marks and high praise by all the judges.
Owings Mills wrestling team ended a successful 2018 season.
2nd Place at the Grindstone Duals
2nd Place at Westminster Duals
1st Place at War Path Invitational
2nd Place at the County Tournament
2A North Region Champions
2A State Semi-Finalist
3rd Place at the State Tournament (Unofficially)
8 State Qualifiers
9 Region Qualifiers
4 State Place Winners:
Tyson McDuffy - 3rd Place
Roell Ngounou - 3rd Place
Alex DuFour - State Champ
Phil Smith - State Champ
Alex and Phil are OM's 20th and 21st individual state champions!
The Owings Mills wrestling team finished their season with an outstanding seasons. The team ended the year ranked 8th in the Baltimore Sun and unofficially finishing 3rd in the 1A/2A State tournament. The team won the Franklin tournament, placed second at the Westminster Duals, second in the Baltimore County tournament, and won the 2A North Region dual meet championship. The team was comprised of mostly 1st and 2nd year wrestlers with only two wrestlers that had prior experience to high school. Some highlights of the season include:
3 Baltimore county champions (Tyson McDuffy 3X Champ, Phil Smith 2X Champ, Alex DuFour)
5 county finalist (Damen Tiller, Diondre Space)
4 Region Champions (Tyson McDuffy 3X Champ, Roell Ngounou 2X Champ, Phil Smith 2 X Champ, Alex DuFour 2X Champ)
8 State qualifiers
2 3rd place finishers in the state
2 state champions
Tyson McDuffy named ABC News player of the week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaKeg0klAgs
Tyson McDuffy named County Sports Zone and US Army’s impact player of the month https://www.countysportszone.com/blog/story.php?d=&id=4178&c=0a84ba5a6c6bca50b98507498d966eaa
Phil Smith was undefeated 45-0
Phil Smith named light weight wrestler of the year http://varsitysportsnetwork.com/matt-kings/
Phil Smith named to Baltimore Sun All Metro Team http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/high-school/bs-va-sp-wrestling-first-2017-18-story.html
Shawn Girch named Baltimore County Co-Coach of the year
Alex Dufour 1st Team All County
Phil Smith 1st Team All County
Tyson McDuffy 1st Team All County
Roell Ngounou 1st Team All County
Damen Tiller 2nd Team All County
Diondre Space 2nd Team All County
Andrew Bikay 2nd Team All County
Yearbook Order Form
Student’s Name: ___________________________________________
Phone #:_____________________ Email:_______________________
Grade:____ Parent Name:____________________________________
Yearbook Cost: $55.00 (before tax) – without personalizations
Name personalized ($5)
Icons ($3 each – like a football or drama masks)
Signature package ($13 includes signature area pages and pens)
Autograph section ($2.55 page insert for autographs of friends)
Photo pockets ($2.55 plastic pockets to hold mementos)
Clear Protective Cover ($2.55 over the yearbook cover protects from wear and tear)
Add up the total of your package:_________ (subtotal)
Multiply your subtotal by 106% (to calculate a 6% tax rate):__________
This number is your final total.
Example Package calculation:
Yearbook - $55
Name personalization - $5
Protective cover - $2.55
Tax – 6% (multiply subtotal by 106%)
Return completed form and payment to Mr. Lewin – English Office.
CHECKS MADE OUT TO OWINGS MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
Any questions please email: OMYearbook@bcps.org
NOTE: Yearbooks will be delivered to us in August. We will contact you when they arrive.
To pay by credit card please do to www.jostens.com
Music Assessment Results and Upcoming
Our assessment ratings are in!
We had the BEST year in the history of OMHS!
Both Choir and Orchestra received a SUPERIOR rating for the 2nd year in a row!
For the first time in OMHS history the Band received a SUPERIOR rating!
Please congratulate our outstanding students, especially our seniors! They worked so hard to achieve this!
As a result, all ensembles have received an invitation to represent Baltimore County at the Maryland State Festival later this year! Woohoo! This couldn’t have happened without our awesome faculty allowing us to have the needed combined rehearsals to put everything together. THANK YOU!
Come out our superior music department at our spring concert – Thursday May 3rd beginning at 6:00pm in the Auditorium.
We have received our performance dates for the Maryland State Music Assessments at Morgan State University. The students are super excited! (Especially the band since it's our first time!) These performances happen during the school day. Students are responsible for all missed work and will be gone for the entire school day. In addition to our stage performance we also have to complete a sight-reading assessment and observe two other ensembles as part of our grade/rating.
Tuesday, April 24th - Band State Assessment
Wednesday, April 25th - Orchestra State Assessment
The art department is proud to announce that OMHS students will be featured in the 3rd annual county wide film festival – the BCPS Film Expo! The event will be held Thursday April 12th at the Senator Theater! Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and films will be screened at 6:00 p.m.
The BCPS Film Expo is a one day event designed to showcase the creative film work of BCPS middle and high school students in an historic venue—the Senator Theater—and to create a broader collaboration between students throughout the county. The Expo will feature work from students around the beltway in 6 different categories that have been juried by a panel of judges who have selected top winners for each category which include Live-Action Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, GIFs, and middle school entries.
Lawrence Sacay will be featured in the juried experimental category.
In addition, several students' animated GIFs will be playing on a GIF reel that will be playing from 5:00-6:00:
Career Research and Development
The Career Research and Development Program will host the annual Junior Class Mock Interviews event on Friday, April 6th, from 8-Noon. It's an exciting affair that allows 11th graders to meet one to one with business owners and community stakeholders in a simulated job interview. Some vendors have positions open, and will make an actual job offer! Juniors, see your English teacher for help to create your resume. Dress professionally with no jeans, sneakers, hoodies, or hats. Good Luck!
This 1st half of the year has been a blast for CRD! Students visited the Reginald Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History, the Maryland Transit Administration, The Historic Lexington Market, and enjoyed a catered lunch from Class Act Catering. What's in store for the second half? A trip to meet the construction developers of Foundry Row, and a mobile lab visit from the Maryland Bio-Stem Foundation. Stay tuned!
Sports Boosters in an entirely non profit volunteer organization of parents, coaches, school staff and community members which supports the athletic department and sports programs for ALL athletes. We do this through various events, membership fees, corporate sponsorship and concession stand operations. We work to promote Eagle Pride in athletics, raise school spirit, recognize the contributions of our unsung heroes, and provide college scholarships. Join as a member, ask your company to sponsor a stadium banner, or come help serve in the concession stand at a football or basketball game. Click below for our membership form or go to www.omhsSportsboosters.com to link to our sign up genius for volunteer times. Thanks for considering our organization!
Please join us the first Wednesday of the month at 6:15 PM in the upper cafeteria. For more information, please email Michele Wendell - firstname.lastname@example.org.
May/June-School Counselor Highlights
Starting in May, we will be registering students for summer school. Registration forms will be mailed home. Students who are interested and think they might need to take a core class over this summer should make an appointment to meet with his/her School Counselor.
Course verifications will be delivered to students on April 17th. These forms will be due to the School Counseling office by April 23rd. Please use this opportunity to verify your courses for next school year. At this time, electives cannot be changed, only errors or course level changes will be considered.
Summertime is a good opportunity to complete service learning hours. Any questions, please email Mr. Needel at: email@example.com
Must have a minimum of 4 credits and pass grade 9 Social Studies or English to move up to the next grade level (grade 10).
Must have a minimum of 9 credits and pass grade 9 English and Social Studies, and Grade 10 Social Studies or English to move up to grade 11.
This is the time of year that Juniors need to start planning for summer college visits.
Juniors interested in early release times for the 2018/2019 school year must make an appointment with their School Counselor and Parent ASAP.
Must have a minimum of 13 credits and schedule the required courses to complete the 21 required to graduate next year.
Senior Awards Assembly will be Thursday, May 24th at 6 p.m. in the Auditorium. All those receiving an award or recognition will receive notification in May, via US Mail.
Graduation rehearsal and Senior Picnic will be Thursday, May 24 at 7:25 a.m. Departmental Awards and Honors will be given to recipients after rehearsal.
Final Transcript Request forms must be completed. Counselors will visit English classes on April 23rd and 24th to hand out the form. Final transcripts will not be submitted without the form. See Mrs. Alexander with questions.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM). Each May, BHSM provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and role of ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association) members in providing life-altering treatment.
For 2017, our theme is "Communication: The Key to Connection."
Here's interesting information regarding the risks associated with teens' tech overuse: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7802751-asha-risks-of-tech-overuse-poll/
Wellness Center at Owings Mills High School
Did you know about the Wellness Center at Owings Mills High School?
The wellness center is a school based health center. We provide preventive care, such as sports physicals and immunizations. We can also evaluate and treat acute illnesses and injuries, like ear infections and sore throats. While the Wellness Center can manage chronic illnesses like asthma and refer students for specialty care, we do not replace your child's primary care provider. Our overall goal is to increase access to health care and decrease time lost from school and work.
To enroll in the wellness center, please pick up the consent forms* from the health suite to allow your child to be seen and to authorize billing of medical insurance, if available. If your child does not have health insurance, we offer assistance with applying for medical assistance. For those students who do not qualify for medical assistance or have not applied, a sliding fee scale will apply.
*Completed forms should be returned to the HEALTH SUITE.
Take a book, leave a book.
The National English Honor Society is beginning a “Take a book, leave a book” space. Please feel free to come browse our offerings or drop off some of your books which you no longer wish to keep in your personal library. The shelves are located just inside the door of room 322. We will have some books in place by Wednesday.
How do you show that you have goals, responsibility, integrity, and tolerance?
New furniture makes sharing and collaboration easier. We also have new cozy spaces to read and creative spaces to innovate.
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