Owings Mills High School

March-April 2020 Newsletter

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Principal's Message

Greetings OMHS Families,

As the weather gets warmer, we want to ensure that students’ academic habits stay hot too. Senioritis can be contagious and 3rd and 4th quarters are not a time to let habits slide. Please help students monitor their grades and stay on top of assignments this spring. Throughout Quarter 3, students have been persistent in striving to achieve their goals. Here are a few highlights from this winter:

· Join us in celebrating a few of our fantastic students and their accomplishments:

o Anabel Yeboah – Towson University Outstanding Woman Leader

o Jade Ramos, Dominic Wainwright, Shemsa Johnson, and Keon Massey – Baltimore Ravens Outstanding Leaders

o Fabris Fotembe, Tyler Dixon, Zavien Cottonham, and Chad Ward – Indoor Track State Place Winners in 4x400 meter race.

· This month we recognized 253 students who earned Academic Honor Roll status; 56 of those students earned straight A’s – way to go Eagles!

· Bravo to Mr. Bishop Moore and the various choirs to perform at the annual Black History Showcase this month. We appreciate your collaboration with local schools, artists, and the community to host this event.

· We express our gratitude to Ms. Rosalyn Gaines for sharing items from her personal collection of African art and artifacts to help us celebrate Black History. Thanks goes out to Ms. Cynthia McClain-Purdie and her students for their research and displays celebrating Black leaders and innovators.

· Kudos to those who auditioned and were selected the first annual, Eagles Got Talent event on March 26th. Thanks to Mr. Lewin for organizing this community event.

· Congratulations and good luck to our athletic teams who are still competing:

o Varsity Boys’ Basketball – will face Pikesville HS in the first round of playoffs

o Wrestlers will compete in the Regional Tournament this weekend: Jaylon McDonald, Carl Hackley, Alex Dufour, Timur Shirpanov, Amondre Wooden, Kam Randall, Phil Smith, Sebastian Gomez, and Azeez Onigbanjo.

· Congratulations and good luck to our Performing Arts ensembles who will go to adjudication this March: Concert Band, Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Dance.

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

· Q3 Interim Report Distribution – March 6th

· County Executive Olszewski Town Hall Meeting – March 11th 6:00 PM in the Auditorium

· Community Health Fair – March 17th 6:00 PM

· Food Pantry & Clothes Closet Distribution Night – March 19th 4:30-6:30 PM

· OMHS Youth Art Show – March 19th 6:00-8:00 PM in the Gym

· Talent Show – March 26th

· International Dinner – March 27th 3:00-6:00 PM

· Spring Break – April 6-13

· Distribution of Q3 Report Cards – Thursday, April 23rd

As we welcome Spring, we are looking forward to a strong finish to the third quarter – every day counts!

Best Regards,

-Abbey Campbell

Announcing our Newest CTE Program: P-TECH

We are pleased to announce our partnership with CCBC and BCPS to offer our students Pathways in Technology (P-TECH). P-TECH offers students an opportunity to simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an Associates Degree in Advanced Manufacturing. Interested Grade 8 students should contact Mr. Blumenauer at tblumenauer@bcps.org for more information.

P-TECH rounds out our Career and Technology Education (CTE) offerings that include Project Lead the Way Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Career Research and Development, and Teacher Academy of Maryland. For more information about any of these programs, please contact your child’s counselor at 443-809-1702.

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.

Proud teacher moment - Dance

This past Friday, (November 1st) Dance Company and 3 members of the Dance III class attended the Dorothy P. Stanley Dance Festival at Morgan State University. They took master classes in ballet, liturgical, modern, African and jazz with professional working artists/artistic directors. They performed a new work titled “Revolt” in the evening performance. They represented our building with a high level of professionalism, maturity, and showmanship. If you see any of these dancers, please give them some praise 😊

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Annual Educator’s Rising Conference

OMHS students are pictured in This Week in BCPS! They attended the 2nd Annual Educator’s Rising Conference at CCBC Dundalk on January 9th and were inspired to become future educators by BCPS Superintendent, Dr. Williams; UMBC President, Dr. Hrabowski; and CCBC President, Dr. Kurtinitis.

Accolades to Ms. Cynthia McClain-Purdie who serves as our Educator’s Rising Advisor and also captured the pictures featured in the story.

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Spring Athletics

Spring Sports will begin On Saturday February 29, 2020

Registration will open online February 17, 2020(link available under the athletics tab on the school website)

In person registration will take place Tuesday February 24 through Friday march 28, 2020 in the lower cafeteria during lunch shifts.

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


Thank you to every staff member who took the GRIT challenge today. We knew it was a messy lesson, but totally worth it as you can see.

I may be biased, but I say 2nd floor nailed this team building GRIT lesson. Change my mind! ☺️

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Community Youth Art Show – Thursday, March 19th (Snow Date is the 20th)

Come join us for our carnival themed art show! Free Admission. There will be refreshments, music, games, activities, and of course tons of amazing artwork! Bring family and friends for a fun night that showcases the artists in our school and community.


Art Department Fundraiser at Kung Fu Tea- April 30th


Art field Trip to Reginald F Lewis Museum February 14th


Art Field Trip to NYC April 3rd


Art Field Trip to Graffiti Alley and American Visionary Art Museum May 8th


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Our lunch Ladies are the best. I can't wait to see what matching T-shirts they will wear next.

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Mr. Simons is very Proud of our business students representing DECA.

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Message from our PTSA President

The P.T.S.A. After Prom Committee will meet on February 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Common. We are asking all interested parents, and staff who can assist in any capacity please be in attendance. If you are unable to make it to the meeting and would like to participate, please email me at nmoore2@bcps.org.

Thank you

Ms. Moore - President

President: Natalie Moore

Vice President: Val Stanton

Treasurer: Kotella Bryant

Recording Secretary: Fanny Segal

Membership Coordinator: TBD

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!

Sports Boosters - Join Today!

Click here for our membership form.