Owings Mills High School

Quarterly Newsletter

Principal's Message

Parents, Students, Teachers,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! As we continue our journey as a BCPS Lighthouse High School, this is sure to be an exciting year of learning for everyone. Students will each receive a laptop and teachers will implement responsive instruction through technology integration. Each student will once again receive an HP Revolve laptop.

In order for students to receive his or her class schedule and laptop, the following is required:

Grade 9 and New Students

  • Parents and student must attend one Device Information Session
  • Updated Emergency Contact Forms
  • Verified Residency
  • Signed User Agreement Form

Device Information Sessions - all sessions at OMHS

  • Saturday, August 19th at 9:00 AM
  • Tuesday, August 29th at 6:00 PM (prior to New Student Orientation)
  • Wednesday, August 30th at 11:00 AM (following Early Entry Day)

Returning Students in Grades 10-12

  • Updated Emergency Contact Forms

  • Updated Address

  • Signed User Agreement


Upperclassmen may turn in signed forms and pick up schedule information at any Device Information Session listed above - OR - in the Main Office any weekday between August 21-Sept. 1 from 7AM-2:30PM.

Student's schedules will not be mailed home, but will be distributed at the time forms are returned. All students are highly encouraged to turn in forms before school begins. Returning forms after these dates may delay your receipt of class schedule and laptop.

Please mark your calendars for these back-to-school events:

  • New Student & Parent Orientation - Tuesday, August 29th - 6:30 PM

  • Early Entry Day for Grade 9 - Wednesday, August 30th - 7:20-10:55 AM

  • Back-to-School Night - Thursday, September 7th - 6:00 PM

New students and parents are encouraged to attend orientation on August 29th to learn about OMHS and meet staff; we'll have sessions for both parents and students. Grade 9 students are also invited to Early Entry Day on Wednesday, August 30th. This will be a half day of school for incoming Grade 9 students only. Transportation is provided to and from school via normal bus routes. Lunch is provided by BCPS. Students will meet their teachers, visit classrooms, find their way around the building, and have fun making new friends.

Back-to-School Night is your opportunity to meet with each of your child's teachers and learn about the academic program. BTSN a great first step in developing a partnership with each teacher to ensure your child's success!

We're looking forward to a fantastic school year! See you soon!

-Abbey Campbell

Message from our PTSA President

Welcome new and returning families! I would like to introduce the PTSA Officers:

President: Randi Trellis

Vice President: Harriet Schuster

Treasurer: Chanel Trussel

Recording Secretary: Kara Tedesco

Corresponding Secretary: Melanie Warner

Membership Coordinator: Fanny Segal

Our goal is to support the academic and extra curricular activities of our students and staff. It is our hope to increase membership and continue to provide excellent programs and opportunities for students.

Just how are your PTSA dollars spent? Here are some of the contributions the PTSA made last year:

  • T-shirts for incoming freshmen
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
  • Student Appreciation treats throughout the year
  • Prize donations for GRIT drawings
  • Project Safe After Prom Party
  • Beautification projects
  • Student Scholarhips

Know that when parents get involved, children achieve success and school quality improves! We encourage you to join us the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. See you there!

Fall Athletics

Wednesday, Aug. 9th, 8am


Tryouts for all fall sports begins Wednesday, August 9th. Didn't register yet? No problem - visit the OMHS Athletics website for required forms and information.

Fall Sports include junior varsity and varsity programs for most sports:

  • Boys' & Girls' Soccer
  • Golf
  • Badminton
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Football
  • Field Hockey
  • Cross Country

Contact Mr. Winner, Athletic Director, with questions - wwinner@bcps.org.

Student Government Association

SGA is already planning spirits events - buckle up for an awesome year!

Spirit Week: October 2-6 - stay tuned for more details!

Homecoming Game vs. Western Tech: Friday, October 6th 7:00 PM

Homecoming Dance: Saturday, October 7th 8:00-11:00 PM

  • Tickets go on sale September 25th - $10 *Must show Student ID

SGA is kicking off the school year with a Spirit Wear sale! Get your OM gear today - check out the order form here: OM Spirit Wear

Sports Boosters

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 - michele412@yahoo.com.

Sports Boosters - Join Today!

Click here for our membership form.

School Supplies

Students are encouraged to stay organized and implement strategies that best suit his or her personal preferences, habits, and routines. The following supplies are highly recommended:

  • 3 Ring Binder(s) - some students keep one for A Days and another for B Days
  • 8 Dividers with pockets
  • Agenda/Planner - limited numbers available for purchase in school store
  • Notebook Paper - should be replenished as needed
  • Pencil Case
  • Pens, pencils, highlighter - should be replenished as needed
  • TI-83 Graphing Calculator - limited numbers available to borrow

Teachers are always grateful to accept donations of TISSUES.