Owings Mills High School

Quarterly Newsletter

Principal's Message

Greetings OMHS Families,

We have had a fantastic opening to the school year and have much to celebrate already. I want to thank parents, students, and staff for their roles in getting the year off to such a great start and showing your Eagle Pride in so many different ways. Just to share a few highlights:

  • Cheers to Hiba Laasri, Grade 10, for being selected as a member of the BCPS Honors Band! Top musicians from around the county are selected to play in this prestigious ensemble. Congratulations, Hiba – you make us proud!

  • Kudos to our Student Government Association students, and many parents, for hosting a fabulous Spirit Week and Homecoming Festival and Dance – Eagle Pride is soaring!

  • Congrats to the Junior Class of 2019 whose Eagle Pride shows through every day – they’re winning the Class Cup spirit competition with 290 points! Seniors of 2018 trail the Junior Class with 250 points. Students earn points with regular attendance, academic performance, participation in spirit events, and pep rally challenges. We are OM!

  • We’re still cheering for Saidai Stuteley, Grade 10, who continually surpasses her personal record and has qualified for MPSSAA Cross Country State Championships! Go Saidai – we’re with you!

  • We share our Eagle Pride with Boys’ Varsity Soccer, Badminton, and Field Hockey teams who were all recognized with BCPS Fall Sportsmanship Awards. These teams are recognized by other BCPS Coaches and Officials for demonstrating strong character and integrity on the field. Way to go!

If you haven’t gotten in on the excitement to this point, I encourage you to get involved; join our PTSA or Sports Boosters. Each organization does so much to support our students and staff. We value and appreciate your support. Mark your calendars for upcoming events to share in Eagle Pride:

  • Distribution of Report Cards – Thursday, November 16th

  • American Education Week – November 13 – 17

    We invite parents and grandparents to spend a day (or part of it) in the day of the life of a high school student. Despite what your child may tell you, parents do participate and enjoy the time they spend in school this week. You’re welcome to attend any day of the week at any time.

  • Academic Planning & AP Night – Thursday, November 30th

    AP Night 5:30 PM – Academic Planning 6:00 PM

    Registration for the 2017-18 school year is upon us and all students and their families are welcome to come learn about elective courses, completer programs, and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Be sure to make an informed decision!

  • Quarter 2 Interims Distributed – Friday, December 8th

  • Fall Play: Arsenic and Old Lace Tickets $10; Students $5

    Saturday, December 2nd at 8:00 PM

    Sunday, December 3rd at 2:00 PM

    Monday, December 4th time TBD

  • Parent Teacher Conferences – Thursday, December 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 by appointment only

  • Winter Concert – Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00 PM

Be sure to check the OMHS website and calendar for details regarding other events and happenings. OMHS wishes you a fantastic second quarter and a happy holiday season. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Spread the word and share your Eagle Pride!

Best Regards,

Abbey Campbell

Message from our PTSA President

Happy fall everyone ! The PTSA is holding a Gift Card Basket fundraiser to raise funds for the scholarship fund and for the after prom party.. First prize is a gift basket filled with HUNDREDS of dollars worth of restaurant and store gift cards and merchandise, including FREE DRIVERS EDUCATION at ELITE DRIVING SCHOOL! This alone is a $425 value!! Second Prize is a $100 gift card to Outback Steakhouse and third prize is a $50 gift card to Red Robin. Tickets are $5.00 each and are available for purchase starting Wednesday at the PTSA meeting. The drawing will be held at the December 6th PTSA meeting. You do not need to be present to win. Anyone can purchase, so please tell your friends and family! What a great thing to win just before the holidays!!!

Starting Wednesday, tickets can be purchased at the school store, from PTSA parents, and in the front office. You may also email us at Owingsmillsptsa@gmail.com to arrange for purchase.

As a reminder, the PTSA holds their monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the upper cafeteria. This is where we learn about everything OMHS that our kids forget to tell us!! Join us...you will be happy you did!

President: Randi Trellis

Vice President: Harriet Schuster

Treasurer: Chanel Trussel

Recording Secretary: Kara Tedesco

Corresponding Secretary: Melanie Warner

Membership Coordinator: Fanny Segal

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Fall Play

The Fall Play will be Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesserling

Dates: Saturday Dec. 2 at 8p.m., Sunday Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. & Monday Dec. 4th, time TBA

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for non-students

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Rho Kappa - National Social Studies Honor Society

November 1-Veteran's Day: Treats for the Troops (Toiletries for the Troops)

Veteran's Day: Jeans for the Troops

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Career Research and Development

The Career Research and Development Program hosted its1st leadership panel discussion called 'The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership for Teens' joined by Mary Edwards of The John C. Maxwell Gro

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Winter Athletics

Friday, Oct. 27th, 8am to Wednesday, Nov. 15th, 2pm


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

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November 2 – learn common audition music (Choir room)

November 7 – Individual girl VOCAL auditions* (band room),
boys’ group dance (auditorium)

November 8 - Individual boy VOCAL auditions*(band room),
GIRLS’ group dance (auditorium)

November 9 – callbacks (BAND ROOM)

All audition activities begin at 2:10pm. Lateness may affect your placement in the show.
The cast list will be posted on Monday, November 13.

*Students may audition for specific roles by preparing an extra 30-second vocal audition of music from the soundtrack. This will be sung without instrumentals.

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Student Government Association

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

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.

Learning Commons - Monthly Reading Contest

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African American Organization (AAO) Upcoming Event

Upcoming event... African American Organization presents a Zumba Glow Party and Christmas Bazaar. Friday, December 8th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Vendors will be on site. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Event will take place in the gymnasium.

GSA - Transgender Awareness Week

The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) will mark Transgender Awareness Week by bringing attention to inequities and prejudice with which they're faced as well as celebrate contributions to society.

Tuesday, November 14th: Kick-off Announcements on Eagle TV

Wednesday, November 15th: Awareness pamphlets, buttons, and stickers distributed on all lunch shifts

Thursday, November 16th: Guest Speakers at 2:30 PM

Friday, November 17th: GSA Networking during Enrichment

Monday, November 20th: National Day of Remembrance - celebrations of survivors of violence and significant figures in society.