Norman High News

Week: January 9, 2023

NEW in this edition

  • General Information
  • IDs
  • Papa Johns
  • Who to Contact
  • Sports Newsletter
  • Upcoming Student Events
  • Get your pics on our TVs
  • Women's Soccer Spirit Store
  • Band Fundraiser
  • Join PTA
  • Freshman Academy Information
  • NHS Teacher Feature
  • Yearbook
  • Pom Clinic
  • Soccer Fundraiser
  • Safety and Building Access
  • Chick-Fil-A Fri-YAY
  • 2nd Semester Schedule Changes
  • Upcoming Scholarships
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An ID is required on the NHS campus at ALL times!

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Who to contact:

When contacting your Attendance Secretary, please check to make sure you have the correct information. You can email them or call them directly regarding attendance. If you leave a message, please be patient, they will get to your voicemail.


FRESHMAN (9TH) SUPPORT
Freshman Principal: Nadia DeKoch nadiad@normanps.org (ext 519004)
Attendance Secretary: CC Espinosa cespinosa@normanps.org (ext 519013)


Freshman Counselors:
9th Grade (A-K) - Sara Root sroot@normanps.org (ext 519021)
9th Grade (L-Z) - Andrea Anthony aanthony@normanps.org(ext 519027)

UPPER CLASS (10TH-12TH) SUPPORT
Assistant Principals:
(A-G) Ms. Barbara Rose brose@normanps.org (ext 519001)
(H-P) Dr. Evelyn Kwanza ekwanza@normanps.org( ext 519003)
(Q-Z) Mr. Greg Willis gwillis@normanps.org(ext 519002)


Attendance Secretaries:

(please call according to your student’s last name)
(A-D) - Christie Carter - christiec@normanps.org 405-366-5814

(E-L) - Jennifer McMillen jmcmillen@normanps.org 405-366-5816

(M-R) - Tiffani Cox tiffanic@normanps.org 405-366-0527

(S-Z) - Lisa Sipe lsipe2@normanps.org 405-366-5815

Counselors
(please ask for counselor according to student’s last name and grade)
(A-D) Kelly Storm stormk@normanps.org (ext 519026)
(E-L) Deana Edgar dedgar@normanps.org (ext 519023)

(M-R) Jensen Zearley jzearley@normanps.org (ext 519022)
(S-Z) Katie Dickerson katherined@normanps.org (ext 519024)
Testing Coordinator: Kelly Storm stormk@normanps.org (ext 519026)

Student Advocate: Melanie Baer mbaer@normanps.org (ext 519029)


NURSE

Deana Aissaoui, RN daissaoui@normanps.org (ext 519031)


OFFICE SUPPORT
Receptionist: Ashley Wiglesworth awiglesworth@normanps.org (ext 519011)
Registrar: Julie Diaz julienataldiaz@normanps.org (ext 519005)

AP Testing/Community Liaison: Brenda Wilkins bwilkins@normanps.org (ext 519135)
Financial Secretary: Heather Summerville hsummerville@normanps.org (ext 519019)
Athletics Secretary: Ashley Frazier ashleyf@normanps.org (ext 519070)

SRO - Officer Greenwood: neelon.greenwood@normanok.gov


NHS Help Desk: Randee Wilkinson 405-366-0561 randeew@normanps.org

Head Principal: Mrs. Hallie Wright halliew@normanps.org (ext 519000)
Principal’s Secretary: Justice Bundy jbundy@normanps.org (ext 519010)

Yearbook sales will continue for a few more weeks! DO NOT DELAY!

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Freshman Academy Information

Welcome back Freshman Tigers! I truly hope that you were able to enjoy the time off with friends and family. Wow, you are halfway through your freshman year of high school! Let's make spring 2023 a memorable one.


Below you will find several important reminders as we return to the building.


Attendance

* Be sure to turn any doctor notes to the Freshman Academy secretary, Mrs. CC Espinosa.


Meeting with Counselors

Students, please remember that you have access to the counselors' Canvas page that includes various information including a list of NHS clubs available, the e-hall pass link, and the tardy pass link.


If you need to schedule an appointment to meet with your counselor you may either Email your counselor, Sara Root (A-K) or Andrea Anthony (L-Z), or stop by the Freshman Academy office and fill out an appointment slip.


Tutoring

There are many opportunities to attend tutoring and get extra help if you feel you need it. Tutoring is offered the following times:


* Monday Math Tutoring: 8:20 AM -8:50 AM in Room # 205

* Tues/Wed. Math Tutoring: 4:30- 5:30 in Room # 711

* Study Squad: This is a group of upper class students, mostly seniors, that are available in room #701 to tutor freshman students during freshman lunch. This is open for support in any subject!

* STRETCH: Teachers are available in the mornings from 8:35- 9:00 AM to tutor students. Please know that students can come in to get extra help, make-up missing work, or take a retest during STRETCH time.


One last thing! Students, remember that freshman lunch is late in the day. It's a good idea to pack a snack and water bottle to get you through to lunch!


Happy New Year from the Freshman Academy Staff! Have a great week, and GO TIGERS!


Sincerely,


Nadia DeKoch, Freshman Principal

Norman High School

NHS Teacher Feature

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LAST chance for a SENIOR Picture

The LAST opportunity to get your senior picture taken for the yearbook is JANUARY 24TH. Seniors need to come to the VRC from 9:00am- 3:00pm that day. Students will not be called out of class; you have to come at some point that day on your own!


We will provide the graduation robes (and collars and ties for boys) for the photos. We do suggest that girls wear a v-neck or scoop-neck top, so shirts are not seen peeking out from under the robe.


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Upcoming Student Events

TIGERS! GET YOUR PICTURES ON OUR SCHOOL TVs

Check out the Women's Soccer Spirit Store

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SAFETY and BUILDING ACCESS

  • Between 8:35 AM - 9:05 AM and 12:45 -1:05, ALL students should enter through college and career doors, OR the 400 hall doors.
  • After 9:05 in the morning and 1:05 in the afternoon, ALL students must enter through the main office.
  • At NO time OR for any reason should a door be propped open on the NHS campus.
  • Please encourage students to use the crosswalk as they cross main street before school, at lunch and after school.
  • ALL students should be wearing at ID on school property

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Chick-Fil-A FRIDAY returns January 13

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CLICK HERE TO JOIN NHS PTA

https://app.memberhub.gives/nhstigers

Schedule Changes

A student may email their counselor any requests or go see the counselor.


Freshmen A-K

Sara Root sroot@normanps.org

Freshmen L-Z

Andrea Anthony aanthony@normanps.org


10-12

A-D Kelly Storm stormk@normanps.org

E-L Deana Edgar dedgar@normanps.org

M-R Jensen Zearley jzearley@normanps.org

S-Z Katie Dickerson katherined@normanpsl.org

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COLLEGE. CAREER. COUNSELING.

***REMINDER***

Seniors, remember if you are asking your teachers and counselors to write recommendation letters, please send them your resume at least two weeks in advance.


Local & National Scholarship Offerings: (Organized by Deadline to Apply)



FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens early in October: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form. The Student Aid Report (SAR) provided by the FAFSA helps colleges & universities determine scholarships and financial aid for students.
KHAN Academy provides free online SAT Test-Prep; & free online tutoring across all academic subject areas.

*Interested in more college-prep and funding options?- Visit: NHS Scholarship



Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarships

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is home to more than 120 scholarship funds established by individuals, organizations and companies. These funds share the common goal of helping to make a difference in the lives of others. Students must complete a general online application for scholarships. After you complete and submit your General Application, click on “View Opportunities” to review the recommended scholarships that match up with the information included in your submitted General Application. This does not mean that you are qualified to apply for every scholarship listed as a recommended scholarship. You will note that each recommended scholarship listed has at least one additional question. Before you apply for a specific scholarship, please review the qualifications and any restrictions to ensure that you qualify. You will need to complete the additional questions for each scholarship that you apply for.

Additional Information and Application: OKCCF Scholarships

Check site for monthly deadlines


Love's Student of the Month Scholarships

Love’s is recognizing outstanding minority students across the Oklahoma City metro area as part of our Student of the Month program. Each month during this school year, we select one junior or senior based on overall grade point average, community service, extracurricular activities, a recommendation letter and personal essay. Every month the Student of the Month in partnership with the Black Chronicle, will receive a $150 VISA gift card, Love’s promotional gift items and a chance to be named Love’s Student of the Year, which comes with a $10,000 scholarship to the college of the winner’s choice. The Love’s Student of the Year will be announced in May.

Application: https://www.loves.com/lovesstudentofmonth

Applications open Sept. 1, 2022 and close April 1, 2023



Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholarships


The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is home to more than 120 scholarship funds established by individuals, organizations and companies. These funds share the common goal of helping to make a difference in the lives of others. Students must complete a general online application for scholarships. After you complete and submit your General Application, click on “View Opportunities” to review the recommended scholarships that match up with the information included in your submitted General Application. This does not mean that you are qualified to apply for every scholarship listed as a recommended scholarship. You will note that each recommended scholarship listed has at least one additional question. Before you apply for a specific scholarship, please review the qualifications and any restrictions to ensure that you qualify. You will need to complete the additional questions for each scholarship that you apply for.

Additional Information and Application: OKCCF Scholarships

Check site for monthly deadlines


Love's Student of the Month Scholarships

Love’s is recognizing outstanding minority students across the Oklahoma City metro area as part of our Student of the Month program. Each month during this school year, we select one junior or senior based on overall grade point average, community service, extracurricular activities, a recommendation letter and personal essay. Every month the Student of the Month in partnership with the Black Chronicle, will receive a $150 VISA gift card, Love’s promotional gift items and a chance to be named Love’s Student of the Year, which comes with a $10,000 scholarship to the college of the winner’s choice. The Love’s Student of the Year will be announced in May.

Application: https://www.loves.com/lovesstudentofmonth

Applications open Sept. 1, 2022 and close April 1, 2023



Ron Brown Scholar Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) honors the legacy of Ronald H. Brown through a selective scholarship program that advances higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship and global citizenship – the four pillars of the late Ronald H. Brown’s mission to uplift people of all races, cultures and ethnicities – especially our disadvantaged youth.

Additional Information and Application: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/program-description

Deadline: January 9, 2023


FFA Scholarships

The National FFA Organization provides scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Through the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals sponsor scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals. Just one application is required for multiple opportunities!


Website: https://www.ffa.org/programs/grantsandscholarships/Scholarships/Pages/default.aspx

Deadline: January 12, 2023


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:
- Be a graduating, minority high school senior
- Be a United States citizen
- Present evidence of financial need
- Demonstrate a record of academic excellence
- Demonstrate leadership potential and a dedication to community service
- Submit an official SAT and/or ACT test exam score from junior or senior year*
- Plan to attend an accredited and approved 4-year college within the United States or affiliated with a United States-based college or university
- Not possess a degree from, or be enrolled in, a 2 or 4–year college when applying
*JRF recognizes the challenges of taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic; applicants who do not HAVE TEST SCORES to submit will not be disadvantaged in the selection process.


*Additional Information and Application: https://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/?bblinkid=184889171&bbemailid=16852183&bbejrid=1218609486

Deadline: January 11, 2023


Oklahoma State School Boards Foundation

The Oklahoma State School Boards Foundation will once again present the Dr. Bob Mooneyham Memorial Scholarship this spring to a deserving Oklahoma high school senior. Moving forward, we will be focused on students who plan to become Oklahoma educators. To qualify, the candidate: Must be a high school student who will earn a diploma from an Oklahoma public high school during the 2022-23 school year. Must have plans to pursue a degree at an accredited Oklahoma college, university or career technology center beginning in the fall of 2023. Must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted high school GPA. Must have a minimum 20 ACT or 1040 SAT score. Must plan to major in education. Must plan to be an Oklahoma educator. Applications for the one-year $5,000 scholarship are due by Jan. 13.

The application can be completed online at ossba.org/scholarship.

Deadline: January 13, 2023


Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

Information and application: https://www.afrotc.com/scholarships/high-school/types/


Deadline: January 12, 2023


Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Write an original and creative essay of 700-1,000 words. JFK Centennial Year Contest Topic: Essays must describe an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. The official may have addressed an issue at the local, state, or national level. or after 1956. The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national, or international level. Scholarship prizes range from $100 to $10,000. For complete guidelines, visit: www.jfklibrary.org

Deadline: January 13, 2023




Central Oklahoma Mensa Scholarship Essay Competition

Mensa will award multiple scholarships ranging in monetary amount. Application form and a list of scholarships are available at: www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships

Deadline: January 15, 2023


C-SPAN's Student Cam Contest

StudentCam is C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to create a short (5-7 minute) video documentary on a topic related to this year's competition theme. With cash prizes totaling $100,000, C-SPAN awards prizes to 150 student documentaries, and over 50 teacher advisors.

Additional information and Application: HTTP://WWW.STUDENTCAM.ORG/

Deadline: January 20, 2023


APIASF Scholarship Program

APIA SCHOLARS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR 2023-2024 ACADEMIC YEAR:Be able to describe your ethnicity, heritage, or ancestry in relation to the countries, territories, or lands in Asia or the Pacific Islands
Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
Be enrolling or continuing as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in Fall 2023
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted), or equivalent, or have earned a GED
Must apply for federal financial aid for the 2023-2024 academic year using the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FASFA) by early April 2023
Additional Information and Application: HTTP://WWW.APIASF.ORG/SCHOLARSHIP_APIASF.HTML

Recommender Deadline: January 12, 2023

Deadline: January 19, 2023



WEOKIE Foundation Scholarship

The WEOKIE Foundation will award 25 graduating high school seniors scholarships for $2,000 each, for a combined $50,000. For additional information and application: WEOKIE Foundation Scholarship Application

Deadline: January 31, 2023


The Daughters of the American Revolution

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education. For Additional Information and Application: http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm Apply online: http://www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org/scholarships-and-grants/

Deadline: January 31, 2023