Owings Mills High School

Summer Newsletter

Principal's Message

Dear OMHS Families,

I hope you all are enjoying the summer. Check out the summer issue of the OMHS Newsletter that includes:

  • Summer Reading
  • Fall Athletics
  • OMHS Alumni Association
  • BCPS One & Schoology Access for Parents
  • School Supplies


Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

-Wednesday, August 14 - Fall Sports begin

-Thursday, August 29

  • Early Entry Day, Grade 9 - 7:10 AM - 11:55 PM
  • New Student Orientation - 6:00 PM
  • Back-to-School Night - 7:00 PM


Have an excellent summer. We'll see you soon!

-Abbey Campbell

Summer Reading 2019

Choose one book from the list below (or, read all three!). In the fall, OMHS Staff will host book talks for all participants - parents are welcome and encouraged to participate. Please see the titles and descriptions below for more information about each book. Happy Reading!


Dreamland Burning

A compelling dual-narrated tale from Jennifer Latham that questions how far we've come with race relations.

Some bodies won't stay buried.
Some stories need to be told.
When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the present and the past.
Nearly one hundred years earlier, a misguided violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what's right the night Tulsa burns.
Through intricately interwoven alternating perspectives, Jennifer Latham's lightning-paced page-turner brings the Tulsa race riot of 1921 to blazing life and raises important questions about the complex state of US race relations--both yesterday and today.


The Sun is Also a Star

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other.

Natasha:
I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?


Refugee-- A New York Times bestseller!

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .
ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .
MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .

All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.
This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.

Fall Athletics

Get involved this Fall - join a team! Research shows students who are involved in sports and activities are healthier, happier, and earn higher grades. All OM Fall Sports teams are seeking eligible student-athletes:


Badminton

Cross Country

Football

Field Hockey

Golf

Boys' Soccer

Girls' Soccer


Students must have earned a 2.0 GPA in Q4 of the 2018-2019 school year to be eligible for Fall Sports. Check out our website for registration and physical forms. OMHS ATHLETICS


Tryouts and practices begin August 14th. Contact Mr. Winner for more information - wwinner@bcps.org. See you there!

OMHS Alumni Association

Know an OM Grad? Franck Azobou and Marissa Lehmann, Class of 2011, are gathering contact information for OMHS Alumni Association. Share this information with OM Alumni you may know. For more information, please contact Marissa Lehmann at marissa24f@gmail.com.


We look forward to connecting with our OM Alumni.

BCPS One - Schoology Access for Parents

To access Schoology and create a NEW myBCPS Account follow these steps:

  1. Visit mybcps.bcps.org
  2. Click Create an Account and complete Your Account Profile. You will be sent an activation code via e-mail, which is good for 24 hours after generation.
  3. Click Add a Student. You will be prompted to select your child's school and enter their date of birth.
  4. Click Submit.


For parents that already have established a myBCPS account, but are not connected to their student, please login to https://mybcps.bcps.org/ and follow Steps 3 and 4 noted above.

FREE VISION CLINICS THIS SUMMER!

Baltimore County Public Library is teaming up with Vision to Learn this summer to offer free eye exams and free glasses to students. There is no fee for these services and a student is not required to have a SSN. Below is the link for the application that must be submitted in order to register for an appointment.


https://www.bcpl.info/blog/2019/children-to-receive-free-eye-exams-and-glasses-at-the-library-this-summer?fbclid=IwAR38zE8axgmsZhs6VlS9IZh3S-DRtFYRjPVtdbzpvU9V7J-fVOyU5BAJhzo

McCormick Unsung Hero Winner!

The McCormick Unsung Hero Award honors high school seniors who have been models of sportsmanship and team spirit.


Each year since 1940, McCormick & Co. honors male and female high school seniors who are student athletes in the Baltimore area with the McCormick Unsung Heroes Award. Students are nominated from all sports who display such character traits as:


• Good sportsmanship

• Dedication

• Integrity

• Positive attitude


This year Owings Mills honorees were:

• Helen Delgado

• Jordan Jeter


Each honoree becomes eligible for the Charles Perry McCormick Scholarship worth $40,000, as well as two 2nd-place prizes worth $7,500 each. And, two 3rd-place prizes, worth $5,000 each. Congratulations to our winner, Helen Delgado who was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.


On the field, Helen leads by example. She finished every conditioning session, and then helped the last player cross the finish line. She gave 100% effort toward drills in practice and asked questions to make strides towards improving her skills. She sacrificed her body by attempting every tackle against an opponent that was bigger than her and was always willing to be substituted to give a teammate more playing time. Throughout the soccer season, Helen did these things without a complaint or expecting recognition.


Way to go, Helen!

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School Supplies

Students should be prepared and ready to learn every day with these items:

  • Backpack
  • 3-Ring Binder(s) 2"- some students use separate binders for A/B Days
  • 8 Dividers
  • College Ruled Paper
  • Pens, pencils, highlighter
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculator (recommended)
  • Thumb Drive (recommended)
  • Mouse (optional)
  • Earbuds or Headphones (optional)


Teachers always accept donations of these items:

  • Tissues
  • Paper
  • Pencils