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  • **IMPORTANT NEWS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS**

    It is time to verify your name for diplomas!! Please check in Student Portal to make sure your full legal name is spelled correctly and if there should be a suffix added.

    Email Shannon Benda for corrections at bendas@norman.k12.ok.us by January 1st

     

     
    Attention ALL Visitors to the High School....
    All parents, guardians and visitors must have a photo ID to enter the building. 
    • Be sure to check out Norman High's job posting board outside of the nurse's office!  Check frequently for updated jobs in the Norman area that are available for high school students. 
    • Visit the library for Makerspace Open Hours on Tuesday's during both lunches and Thursday mornings starting at 8! Open hours are a great time to learn a new tool, work on your own projects, or create something with a group!
    • NHS will be offering the ASVAB test on Thursday, January 16.  The ASVAB is the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test.  This test helps students to determine what a future career could entail based on their strengths.  It is also used as an enlistment tool.  Any student, 10th-12th grade who are interested in either finding out their strengths for potential careers, or are looking at the military as a future option should sign up for this test!  Please see Kelly Storm or your Counselor to sign up

      Info about the test:

               Approximately 3 hours is required to give the exam.  This includes giving exam instructions, completing student answer sheets and the administration of the exam to the students. 

      • will provide all materials necessary to administer the exam.  This includes pencils, scratch paper, etc. Students may not use their own scratch paper.  This is to ensure no outside assistance is given to the students so that the exam will be the most accurate measurement of your students' abilities as possible.
      • Breaks during the exam are possible only after Sub-test 5 in the ASVAB; this is approximately 2 hours into the exam.  This is to ensure the validity of the results of the exam. 
      • We will provide all proctors and test administrators necessary to administer the exam unless specifically requested by you. 


    Tomorrow’s Leaders Applications Available
    The Norman Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2020
    Tomorrow’s Leaders program. High school sophomores who live in Norman can find
    applications through the Norman Chamber of Commerce’s website
    (www.normanchamber.com). The applications are due back to the Chamber offices by
    5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6. Kyle Allison, Andy Alligator’s Fun Park and Hannah
    Rieger, University of Oklahoma will co-chair the program this year
    The Tomorrow’s Leaders program is designed to identify sophomores in the Norman
    area who have demonstrated leadership qualities and to help further develop their
    potential. The program, entering in its 31st year, begins in January and will include nine
    sessions covering such topics as team building, education, youth and community
    leadership, ethics and diversity, communication, city and state government, community
    service, and leadership styles. The program concludes in April in a joint graduation
    ceremony with members of Leadership Norman.
    For more information about Tomorrow’s Leaders or Leadership Norman, the Chamber’s
    professional leadership program, please contact Erica Millar at 321-7260, or e-mail
    erica@normanchamber.com.


     
     

    Student United Way Engage provides an opportunity for high school freshmen to enhance their leadership skills and improve their community.

    This leadership academy runs for eight weeks every spring and gives members a chance to meet other freshmen in Norman with similar interests.

    Activities include:

    • Team Building
    • Leadership Development
    • Diversity
    • Community Service
    • Creative Speakers & Presentations

    APPLICATIONS

    Deadline Dec. 13th

    2020 Student United Way Engage Application
    Word | PDF

College and Career Visits

Athletics and Events

  • Congratulations to NHS speech and debate students who qualified for the regional tournament the first half of their season! Qualifiers are: Cora Bosse in Prose and Standard Oratory, Flora Ellis in Dramatic Duet and Public Forum Debate, Lin Godsey in Humorous Duet and Poetry, Elliott Kmetz in Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking, Sophia Marrone in Public Forum Debate and Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Bella Clement in Dramatic Duet, Guthrie Jenkins in Humorous Duet, Callahan Stroud in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking, Max Crowther-Heyck in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and Elijah Porter in Lincoln Douglas Debate. Way to go speech and debate Tigers!

    OSSAA will offer online tickets through GoFan for all games in the 2019 Football Playoff Championship Series.  Online tickets are $8.35 per ticket.  Online tickets from GoFan are accessible through a link on our website, www.ossaa.com  on the home page under “This Week.”  Phone support from GoFan is available at 678-679-7677.  

      

    Mon. Nov. 18th

    • Board of Education Meeting 7-10pm ASC

    Tue. Nov. 19th

    • OSSAA String Orchestra Contest
    • Open Stuco Meeting 11-1:30
    • Boys Swim (Home) vs Deer Creek
    • Boys BBall Scrimmage (Home) vs Ada N. Gym 4pm
    • Final tryouts for girls soccer will be after school at the Irving soccer fields. Make sure you have your physical, cleats, shin guards, and water.

    Wed. Nov. 20th

    • OSSAA String Orchestra Contest
    • Final tryouts for girls soccer will be after school at the Irving soccer fields. Make sure you have your physical, cleats, shin guards, and water.

    Thurs. Nov. 21st

    • Sophomore Class Trip to MNTC 9-12

    Fri. Nov. 22nd

    • Football Playoffs Round 2 - TBA

    Thurs. Nov. 26th

    • Native American Student Association Presentation in the Theater 1-4pm - Optional Attendance

    Wed. Nov. 27th  NO SCHOOL

    • Thanksgiving Break 

    Thurs. Nov. 28th  NO SCHOOL

    • Thanksgiving Break

    Fri. Nov. 29th  NO SCHOOL

    • Thanksgiving Break

     

    Looking Ahead:

    *Dec. 3rd Fall Creativity & Learning Showcase

    *Finals Dec. 19/20th

    *Winter Break Dec. 23rd - Jan. 6th School resumes Tue. Jan. 7th

    *Semiformal Jan 18th

    *Prom May 2nd

    *Graduation Friday May 22nd

Parking Information/ Permit Documentation

  • Parking Decals: 

    Students MAKE SURE you have purchased your parking decal for $20 (from Mrs. Daniels in Student Services) AND have it affixed properly to your vehicle. Failure to have one may result in a PARKING Citation!  DO NOT park in numbered spots or visitor locations!!!!  


    Driver’s license Documentation

    Request your documentation in Student Services. We will generate your required paper as soon as possible after receipt. Be prompt in picking up your request as they expire 30 days from the date they are printed. PLEASE DO NOT use an outdated form for the Department of Public Safety. 

    2019/2020 School year testing dates: Monday December 9th, January 13th, February 3rd, March 9th, April 6th, May 4th

    Please report to room 501 at 4:15pm with a pen on the day of testing. The test will take approximately an hour, bring a PEN and you will know your test as you finish. 

Senior Annoucements

  • Josten's Packets have been handed out to the Seniors. 

    If you need to place your order for cap and Gowns or announcements

    feel free to place your order online or via phone. 1-800-567-8367/ jostens.com

     

    • Seniors... as graduation approaches, please check your student portal to make sure your name is correct (no spelling errors).  If you notice a spelling error please notify Shannon Benda to make changes asap.  This is to verify the spelling of you name for your Diploma!
    • Hey Seniors! Want a Senior Class Shirt? They're on sale for $15 in Mrs. Prise's room, Room 208. You can also pay your senior dues there, which are $5, and pay for the Senior Picnic.
    • Senior Elementary Visit Wednesday, May 13th 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Back @ NHS by 9:30 AM)

    Young men, please remember you must register with the U.S. Selective Service System within 30 days of your 18th birthday

    • It takes just 45 seconds to register online at SSS.gov.
    • It’s the law and registering can save a man a lifetime of headaches. Benefits lost by failing to register include access to:
      • College loans and grants
      • Job training programs 
      • All federal, and postal employment, and many state, municipal and contractor jobs
      • Delays in citizenship processing up to five years 
    • Online and print material is available at https://www.sss.gov/Resources/Resources 
    • The main reason is because men are not informed that they are required by law to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Registration is not only a legal requirement, but a civic duty and a key component of our national defense readiness. 

Club News

    • ASL club will meet on Thursdays in Room 502 during 4th hour lunch.
       
    • Art Club Room 904 in the Multipurpose building. The club will meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Art Club students can expect to learn new techniques, share and discuss works of art, and attend extra curricular art events.
        
    • Academic Team practices have started for the 2019-2020 school year! We will be practicing at the following times: -Tuesday 4th Lunch: Room 803 (Powell) -Tuesday After School: Room 510 (Otto) -Thursday 4th Lunch: Room 510 (Otto) -Thursday After School: Room 803 (Powell) We will compete in many Academic Bowl competitions throughout the year. The only requirement to be a part of the team is to study and come to practices!
    • The NORMAN FFA Members are partnering with Tigers Helping Tigers for the Thanksgiving Food Box Program to help support our NHS Tigers in need. Bring in Thanksgiving type nonperishable food items such as canned vegetables, stuffing mixes, cakes or brownie mixes and leave at the NHS main office or NHS Ag Building through November 22.
    • Have you ever wanted to see an Eagle and learn more about your Native American culture? Join us this Saturday for Native Youth Science Club! We will be traveling to the Citizen Potowatomi Nation's Eagle Aviary in Tecumseh. The Eagle Aviary houses eagles rescued from the wild that are injured and cannot be fully rehabilitated. Please email or visit with Mrs. Cook in room 811 for more information.
    • If you are interested in being a part of the Key Club at Norman High School our first meeting will be on Friday, Nov 15th in room 108. Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
       
    • It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Norman High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Meiller, was selected as an Honor Group for the 2020 OkMEA Conference. The conference will be held in Tulsa at the Cox Business Center and will begin on Thursday, January 16 and conclude on Saturday, January 18. The Wind Ensemble will perform as a part of the Thursday evening honor band program at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center beginning at 7:30pm. It is quite an honor to be selected as a performing group for the OkMEA Conference. Twenty bands applied and only eight groups were chosen by the committee to perform.
       
       
    • The Norman High Symphonic Orchestra, under the direction of Steve Waddell, was selected as an Honor Group for the 2020 OkMEA Conference. The conference will be held in Tulsa at the Cox Business Center and will begin on Thursday, January 16. The orchestra will perform as a part of the Friday evening honor orchestra program at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (downtown Tulsa) in the Promenade A ballroom beginning at 7:30pm. It is an honor to be selected as a performing group for the OkMEA Conference. Please make every effort to attend the performance and support your students.

     

    • Mu Alpha Theata has their next meeting Nov. 19th during 4th hour in the seminar room, bring your lunch!

Scholarship Deadlines

  • National Honor Society Scholarship

    NHS Scholarship Deadline December 10

    Applications are being accepted for the 2019–20 NHS Scholarship program. Current senior members in good standing with your chapter are eligible to apply. Student applications are due on Friday, December 6, and recommendations are due Tuesday, December 10. Visit the NHS website to learn about changes to this year’s program and urge your senior members in good standing to begin the application!

     

    Great resource for students and parents about financial aid and scholartships: OKCollegeStart.org
     

    The Oklahoma State Regents' Academic Scholars Program was established by the State Regents in 1988 and formalized by statute in 1989 to enhance academic quality in Oklahoma colleges and universities. 

    2020 Oklahoma high school graduates may qualify for the program in one of two ways:

                 ACT/SAT Scores

                Students may qualify by scoring at or above the 99.5 percentile on the ACT or SAT. 

                            For fall 2020, the ACT required score is a total sum score of the ACT skill areas of 135.

                            For fall 2020, the SAT required score is a total sum score of the critical reading and math skill areas of 1540.

                 Nationally Recognized Awards

                Students may also qualify by achieving one of the following designations: National Merit Scholar, National Merit Finalist, or United States Presidential Scholar.

    Students are required to be Oklahoma Residents according to OSRHE Residency Policy (OSRHE Policy and Procedures Manual, Chapter 3 - Academic Affairs. View Section 3.18 of PDF file.). Attached is the 2020-21 Academic Scholars Program Application. It is also available online at www.okhighered.org/academic-scholars. If you should have any questions, please contact Linette McMurtrey at (405) 225-9131

     
    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
     
     
     

    November Deadlines

     

     
     
    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
    *Three (3) $2,000 scholarships are allocated to Norman High School!!
     
    Ron Brown Scholar Program
    The Ron Brown Scholar Program awards scholarships to academically talented, highly motivated African American students who are currently seniors in high school and plan to pursue undergraduate degrees full-time. Students must be US citizens or permanent US residents. Scholarship is for $10,000 per year for 4 years. To apply go to www.ronbrown.org
    There are two application deadlines: November 1st and January 9th.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Niche's November Scholarship
    This $1,000 scholarship is part of Niche's monthly scholarship series. The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing. Applicants must be high school or college students. Students may apply once each month.
    Website: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarship/november-scholarship/ 
    Deadline: November 20, 2019

    Education Matters Scholarship
    The Education Matters Scholarship gives you a chance to state why education matters to you. Applicants can explain the value they hope to receive from college and what they would do to convince the college cynics. One applicant will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Applicants must be 13 years of age or older at the time of application. Essays must be 250 words or less.
    Website: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/education-matters-scholarship 
    Deadline: November 30, 2019

    SIXT Scholars Program
    The SIXT Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2019-2020. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and extracurricular activities. Applicants must have a minimum 3.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Five $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Only the first 500 applicants will be considered.
    Website: https://www.sixt.com/sixt-scholars/ 
    Deadline: November 30, 2019
     
    Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program
    Oklahoma high schools may nominate one senior for the Chancellor Hans Brisch Scholarship Program.  If you would like to be nominated, please return a resume to Katie Cortest in the freshman office, organized as follows:
    PART A-Personal Information: Include full name of student, student's mailing address, daytime phone number, and Oklahoma public college or university the student plans to attend.
    PART B- Community Service: On a separate sheet or sheets, please attach a list of ways in which you have improved the school learning environment and/or bettered the community. (This category is weighted heavily.  Please provide detailed supporting information).
    PART C- Outstanding Leadership: On a separate sheet or sheets, please list the outstanding leadership characteristics of the nominee and provide examples of demonstrated leadership.
    PART D- High Academic Achievement: On a separate sheet or sheets, please list evidence of the nominee's high academic achievement, including GPA and academic honors.
    Deadline to return to Katie Cortest in 9th grade office: November 30, 2019
     
     

    December Deadlines 
     
     
    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
     
    The Luigi Wewege Foundation Scholarship
    The Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship was created with the belief that everyone who has a desire to attend college or university should. Research shows that this has not been the case, due to higher education becoming increasingly more expensive over the last several decades. Although by answering a simple essay question, applicants will have an opportunity to be granted a $1,500 academic scholarship. The foundation committee will select a winner by the end of December every year and there will only be one winner who will receive this amount towards their higher education expenses in each year.
    The following people are eligible for the Luigi Wewege Foundation scholarship:
    1. American High school students graduating this calendar year, and have been accepted into a college, or university within the USA.
    2. Students currently enrolled in a college or university within the USA, and not having reached their senior year.
    Guidelines: Luigi Wewege wants to hear your answer to this question: “How will retail banking change over the next decade?” This should be a short essay (under 500 words).
    Deadline: December 1st, 2019
     
    Youth Forward – Scholarship Opportunity
    National Driving and Traffic School are proud to announce their 2019 scholarship opportunity, entitled “In the Driver’s Seat.” The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.
    Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be currently enrolled in high school, university or college as a full-time student (2019-2020 school year).
    How to Apply:
    Questions to be answered in your essay/application, to be applying for the scholarship:
    • What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number of deaths as a result of driving?
    • What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
    • Have you ever had an experience of being in a car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
    • What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver?
    Annual Application Deadlines:
    There will be three contest submission dates. To be eligible for the contest submit your essay by one of the submission dates. April 1, August 1, December 1
    More information on the program can be found at http://www.dmvedu.org/scholarship/
    Deadline: December 1, 2019
     
    National Space Club and Foundation Keynote Scholar Application
    Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields. Eligibility: (1) The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. (2) The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students. (3) The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests. (4) The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year. (5) The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner. (6) The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.
    Deadline: December 2, 2019
     
    Oklahoma Academic All-State Scholarship
    Currently enrolled Oklahoma public high school seniors who meet any one of the five criteria listed below are eligible for this award:
    -composite ACT score of at least 30
    -combined SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math score of at least 1370
    -National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist
    -National Achievement Scholarship Program semi-finalist
    -National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program semi-finalist
    In addition to the minimum criteria, students will be evaluated on the basis of their leadership abilities, motivation, academic achievement and character as maximized within each student’s learning environment.
    For additional information, and to apply: Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
    Deadline: December 5, 2019 @ 5pm
     
    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
    The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant in their name for the hunger-related charity of their choice. The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship is named for the Sodexo Foundation's founder and former president, who was an unstoppable champion in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to Steve's efforts, which made these scholarships possible, an emerging generation of leaders will be cultivated in the fight against hunger.
    Deadline: December 5, 2019
     
    The Community Foundation Scholars applicants must be graduating seniors of a high school that participates in the Central Oklahoma Guidance Counselor Network. Selection is based on applicant’s commitment to education and community (demonstrated extracurricular activities and community service). The Community Foundation Scholar award is a one-year award of $2,000 and can be used at any academically accredited public or independent/private, nonprofit educational institution in the United States including vocational/technical centers. Funds may be used for tuition, fees and book expenses; payments are made directly to the school.
    Requirements
    • Graduating senior of a high school that participates in the Central Oklahoma Guidance Counselor Network.
    • Student has unweighted GPA between 3.25 and 3.79.
    • Student’s application and letter of reference must demonstrate and describe the applicant’s commitment to education and commitments to community (extra-curricular activities and community service).
    In 1997, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Trustee Scholarship Initiative was established to encourage more students in central Oklahoma to further their education after high school. Award: $2,000.00
    Additional Information and Application: OKCCF Scholarships
    Deadline: December 6, 2019
     
    The Job-Applications.com Working Student Scholarships Program
    ELIGIBILITY: The Job-Applications.com Working Student Scholarships Program is open to any person who:
    Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
    Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
    Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
    Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
    Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
    Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
    Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.
    Website: http://www.job-applications.com/scholarships/
    Deadline: December 7, 2019
     
    Burger King Scholars Program 
    Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. Details and how to apply: BurgerKingScholarship
    Deadline: December 15, 2019
     
    AXA Achievement Scholarship 
    *A winner in every state, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico 
    *Scholarships of $2,500, $10,000, & $25,000 
    Special consideration will be given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health and/or emergency-preparedness 
    *Only the first 10,000 applicants considered.
    Learn more and apply online at: www.axa-achievement.com
    Deadline: December 15, 2019 or until 10,000 applications are received.
     
    The UNIGO $10K Scholarship
    Award Amount: $10,000. Applicants must: (1) be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. (2) Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. (3) Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Submit an online written response to the question:
    "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less) The Unigo $10K Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around March 31, 2018.
    Deadline: December 31, 2019