You should know ...

  • **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. 
     
    • Need a math help?? 
      Mu Alpha Theta is going to offer Math Help before school on Mondays and Tuesdays starting after Thanksgiving.  Room 205  Math Mondays: 8:15-8:55am  Tuesday Tutors: 8:15-8:55am
    • 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. 

     

     

    NHS Fall Finals

    2019-2020

     

    Zero Hour Finals

    Thursday 12/19 Finals

    Friday 12/20 Finals

    Tues.12/17 7:30-8:30a

    9:00-11:00 1st Hour

    9:00-11:00 2nd Hour

    Wed. 12/18 7:30-8:30a

    11:00-11:55: LUNCH

    11:00-11:55 LUNCH

     *NO ZERO HOUR Rest of the week*

    11:55-1:55 3rd Hour

    11:55-1:55 4th/5th Hour

     

    1:55-2:05 Passing

    1:55-2:05 Passing

     

    2:05-4:05 6th Hour

    2:05-4:05 7th Hour

College and Career Visits

Athletics and Events

  • Mon. Dec. 16th

    • Board of Education meeting 7pm @ ASC 131 S. Flood

    Tues. Dec. 17th -Zero Hour Finals 7:30-8:30a

    • JV/V Wrestling @ Shawnee

    Wed. Dec. 18th - Zero Hour Finals 7:30-8:30a

    • Football Signing Day - North Gym 8-9am

    Thurs. Dec. 19th - NO Zero Hour 

    • 9-11am 1st hour final
    • 11-11:55 All Grades Lunch
    • 11:55-1:55 3rd hour final
    • 2:05-4:05 6th hour final

    Fri. Dec. 20th - NO Zero Hour

    • 9-11am 2nd hour final
    • 11-11:55 All Grades Lunch
    • 11:55-1:55 4th/5th hour
    • 2:05-4:05 7th hour final

    Mon. Dec. 23rd - Jan. 6th Winter Break

    Mon. Jan 6th - Make up Finals

    Tues. Jan. 7th- Classes resume

     

    Looking Ahead

    *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: Tuesday January 14th, February 4th, March 10th, April 7th, May 5th

    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

  • 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! 
    • 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.

Scholarship Deadlines

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    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

    Dordulian Law Group is pleased to announce the details of our annual “Courtroom Crew Trial Attorney Student Scholarship.”  Law school students who are attending a law school in the United States are invited to apply for this scholarship, the details of which can be found below.

    Scholarship Criteria:

    The scholarship is awarded to one law student annually at the beginning of the year. The criteria we measure is based on:

    • Enrollment in a law school in the United States
    • A grade-point-average (GPA) of 3.3 or above
    • Demonstration of community service
    • Written essay on why you deserve to be awarded this scholarship

    Scholarship Award:

    • 1 scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded annually in January.

    Scholarship Eligibility:

    Scholarship applicants are required to do the following:

    • Fill out our student scholarship form
    • Write an essay on why you want to be a trial attorney and why you deserve to be awarded this scholarship
    • The essay should be at least 1,000 words long
    • Email your scholarship form and essay to info@dlawgroup.com

    Submission Deadline:

    Your scholarship form, essay and unofficial transcripts must be received by December 20, 2019 to be considered for the scholarship. We’ll award the winner of the scholarship by January 10, 2020.

    More information on the program can be found at https://www.dlawgroup.com/courtroom-crew-student-scholarship/

    We’d be honored if you’d let your students know about this opportunity and include it in your external scholarship page.

    Let me know if you have any questions and you can head to this page for more information on the scholarship.


     

     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
      
    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
     
    ARRL Foundation
    The ARRL Foundation is currently accepting applications from eligible young radio amateurs pursuing higher education. More than 80 scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 will be awarded. In addition, one applicant is selected for the prestigious William R. Goldfarb Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a high school senior pursuing a degree in business, computers, medical, nursing, engineering or science.
    Website: HTTP://WWW.ARRL.ORG/SCHOLARSHIP-PROGRAM
    Deadline: December 31, 2019
     
     
     
    January 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
     
    GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    Each year this scholarship program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to three years-up to $40,000 total per recipient. To be eligible for this award, applicants must: demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship; demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 GPA), demonstrate financial need, be a US citizen, a high school senior, and plan to attend an accredited four year college or university. To apply: GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
    Deadline: January 3, 2020
     
    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, 2020
     
    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, 2020
     
    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 17, 2020
     
    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, 2020
     
    Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program
    Deadline: January 17, 2020
     
    APIASF Scholarship Program
    Scholarship Eligibility:
    Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    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 as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2019. Please read the scholarships by supporter details below for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
    Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
    Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    Submit one letter of recommendation online.
    Additional Information and Application: HTTP://WWW.APIASF.ORG/SCHOLARSHIP_APIASF.HTML
    Deadline: January 22, 2020
     
    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, 2020