Counselors' Corner

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 11:07am
OMHS Dance Company Audtions for 2021-22
 
It's time for the Oakland Mills High School Dance Company Auditions!
If you are planning to take Dance at Oakland Mills High School next year and have prior dance training in ballet, modern, jazz, or other styles of dance, completing the audition is highly recommended so that you may be placed in the appropriate level for the upcoming school year.   If you do not have prior dance experience, you do NOT need to complete the audition.  Simply sign up for Dance I, the beginner level dance class!
For all pertinent audition information, please follow the link!

In order to be considered, dancers must complete all 3 parts of the audition by the due dates listed.

  • Part 1:  Dancer Questionnaire  (Due Tuesday, April 13th at 3:00pm)
  • Part 2:  Teacher Recommendations (Due Friday, April 16th at 3:00pm)
  • Part 3:  Video Audition  (Due Saturday, April 17th at 3:00pm)
  • OPTIONAL:  Virtual Dance Practice Session  (Wednesday, April 14th at 12:30-1:30pm; Meeting Code on Website)
Deadlines are firm and late submissions will NOT be accepted.  No exceptions!  Please note that freshmen are only eligible for placement in Dance 1 - 4 or Junior Dance Company as specified in the HCPSS Course Catalog.  Freshmen are not eligible for placement in Senior Dance Company.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tucci at holli_tucci@hcpss.org  

High School Registration Information

Important Dates

1/6 - **Rescheduled for 1/11 - "OMHS Virtual Scheduling Extravaganza"@ 7:00pm  
1/11 - ** "OMHS Virtual Scheduling Extravaganza"@ 7:00pm  
            Room Code: OMHS-NewParents (use your student's account for easy access)
1/12 - "Counselor Corner" drop-in HS Registration help session @ 12:00 - meeting code:  omms-counselorcorner
1/14 - "Counselor Corner" drop-in HS Registration help session @ 11:00 - meeting code:  omms-counselorcorner
1/15 - High School Registration Window will close (for students to enter course requests in Synergy)

Websites and Links

-Online Course Requests- Video instructions for making course requests for electives and alternatives
-Online Course Requests - Written instructions for making course requests for elective and alternatives (with screenshots) 
-Online Course Requests  - in Spanish - Written instructions, in Spanish
-Online Course Placement Review (CPR)- Video instructions to request a course placement different from the recommendation entered.
-Online Course Placement Review (CPR) - step by step instructions for parents (with screenshots)     
-Catalog of Approved High School Courses 2021-2022
-Catalog of Approved High School Courses 2021-2022 in Spanish
-Navigating through High School Registration Booklet
-Navigating through High School Registration Booklet in Spanish
-JumpStart/ Dual Enrollment Informational Handout
-HCPSS JROTC Website                                                 
-Four Year Plan - Fillable PDF - Use this form to make a plan for completing HS graduation requirements and taking additional courses of interest, during four years of high school.
 

Presentations 

8th Grade High School Course Registration & Academic Opportunities - includes info on how to complete online course requests 
High School 101 presentation - includes graduation requirements and other high school information 
 
OMMS Counselors will hold "Counselor Corners" and are available to meet with students if they have questions or need assistance.

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Monthly Wellness Newsletter

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The May edition of the OMMS School Counseling Connections Newsletter highlights some strategies that we can use to manage stress in positive ways. Encourage the use of positive affirmations and help your student to build resiliency by helping them to replace negative thoughts with more hopeful and positive thoughts. Check out the newsletter with your student this month.

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As we enter this final quarter of the academic year, we want to remind families that School Counselors are here to support students' Social/Emotional, Academic and/or Career needs.

Counselors are available for virtual meetings between 7:40am and 3:15pm. Students can request a meeting by sending a Canvas Inbox message or sending a direct email to:

Ms. Janene Bunkley - students with last names A-K      Janene_Bunkley@hcpss.org

Ms. Ellen Scott - students with last names L-Z          Ellen_Scott@hcpss.org