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  • **FAll Costume Guidelines**

    A few guidelines for fall costumes that apply to sporting events and celebration days. 

    • Costumes must adhere to NHS dress code.
    • No face paint, no masks.  A student's face must be visible at all times.
    • Nothing resembling a weapon of any sort may be brought to school or school activities .
    • Costumes must be culturally sensitive in nature and should be respectful of the backgrounds and heritage of others. What might seem like a harmless and fun costume can be highly offensive to students and/or groups of students. Ethnic, religious, and various other themed costumes that serve as stereotypes of groups are not appropriate and do not reflect the respect for all people that we wish to embody at Norman High School as demonstrators of good citizenship.
    • Please be thoughtful in your costume choices and reach out to your administrator if there is any question about what might or might not be appropriate. Again, this proactive communication is an example of good citizenship.  

    • AP students will be visiting Mrs. Wilkins’ office with their class between Oct. 21-Nov. 1. Student needs completed AP exam registration form and full payment at that time.  NO CASH! Check or money order (payable to NHS), or credit card only. Students who qualify for Indian Education:  Check with Zac Grimes NOW to confirm that Indian Ed is paying for one or more of your exams BEFORE you come to confirm your registration. Students who think they may qualify for free/reduced lunch, but are not sure:  Email Mrs. Wilkins (bwilkins@norman.k12.ok.us) NOW if you need to see whether or not you qualify
    • 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!

    The annual SPOOKTACULAR is coming up on October 29th, and we want Norman High students to get involved. SPOOKTACULAR is an event held by Norman North DECA where children from the community come to Norman North and trick-or-treat throughout the school in a safe environment. This event is something that many families look forward to and we would like Norman High Clubs and students to get involved. I have attached a Goggle form for clubs and student groups so sign up with. The deadline to sign up is October 22nd, one week before the event. So far, was have almost 50 rooms signed up and our goal is to reach 75 rooms, so we would really appreciate your help!
    A special aspect we do for the trick-or-treaters it that at 6:00 pm, we open the doors for special needs kids if they would like to go in early. Then we open the doors at 6:30 pm for everyone, lasting until 8:00 pm. This provides a secure environment for our special needs kids and helps them have the best experience possible.
    Each room only requires about 4-5 people, so large clubs or groups are not a requirement. Every group is required to come early to decorate their room/doorway, provide candy, and clean up after. It is important to note that about 3500 people attend SPOOKTACULAR, so clubs and groups need to bring enough candy to last them the full two hours. When decorating, the rooms/doorways need to not be scary because the kids range from ages three to twelve years old, so we do not want to scare them. 
    Thank you so much for helping us make this year’s SPOOKTACULAR as great as possible. Please encourage all clubs and sports teams to sign-up. If there are any questions, please feel free to email me at avaw@student.norman.k12.ok.us . Thank 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.

College and Career Visits

Athletics and Events

  • AP exam registration and confirmation begins Monday!  Students will visit the AP Coordinator's office with their AP class(es) on their assigned date.  Each student who plans to take AP exams needs to bring their completed, signed (by both student and parent/guardian) exam registration form, along with full payment.  Payment can be made by check (payable to NHS), money order, or credit card.  NO CASH CAN BE ACCEPTED.  The absolute deadline to order and pay for exams is November 1.  No late orders can be accepted.  

     

    Wed. Oct. 23rd

    • Boy's Soccer Tryouts - Soccer Complex on 24th Ave SE 4:30pm
    • ACT Prep Course- rm 704 @ 6:30pm

    Thurs. Oct. 24th

    • The student matinee for "Annie" will be October 24th in the morning. Tickets are just $7 for students for this special performance. Please see Bri or Aubrey in the financial office for your ticket starting Thursday October 17th. Space is limited so first come, first served!
    • "Annie" Public Performance Nancy O'brien 7pm
    • Parent Teacher Conferences 5:30-8pm

    Fri. Oct. 25th - NO SCHOOL 

    • Parent Teacher Conferences 8a-12p
    • "Annie" Public Performance Nancy O'brien 7pm
    • Varsity Football (Home) vs Jenks (SENIOR NIGHT) 7pm

    Looking Ahead:

    *Public performances of Annie Oct. 24 and 26th at 7pm and Oct. 27th at 2:30pm

    *Photo retakes, last time for Senior Yearbook Pics Oct.  29th

    *Josten's Sophomore Ring Presentation During Advisory Oct. 30th

    *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 November 4th, 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 will be meeting with Seniors in the Theater during Advisory/Tiger Time on October 30th and November 6th.
    • Josten's will be here on November 13th 10a-1p to take orders and 3:30-6:30p for Parent Night.
    • 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 Gown Pictures for the Yearbook retakes will be Oct. 29th
    • 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 NHS Fine Arts department will be presenting "Annie" the musical! Public performances are October 24th and 26th at 7:00 p.m. and October 27th at 2:30 p.m. About 75 students are involved in this production and they are excited to get to show it off to everyone! Tickets for 'Annie' are on sale to the general public for our public performances by going to showtix4u.com and searching for Norman or Annie. The student matinee for NHS will be October 24th in the morning. Tickets are just $7 for students for this special performance. Please see Bri or Aubrey in the financial office for your ticket starting Thursday October 17th. Space is limited so first come, first served!
    • Rotary Club will be meeting this Thursday. Freshmen will meet during lunch in 312 and Upperclassmen will meeting during lunch in 506. Hope to see you all there!
    • Native American students - Join us this Saturday, Oct. 26, at Lake Thunderbird for a hike and study of local biodiversity. Native Youth Science Club will meet at Discovery Cove Nature Center at 10 AM to feed the turtles and then head into the woods to look for critters. We would love for your to join us! Please email or come by and visit with Mrs. Cook in room 811 for more information.

Scholarship Deadlines

  • Great resource for students and parents about financial aid and scholartships: OKCollegeStart.org
     
    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.
     
     
    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
     
    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS:
    Strength in Education Scholarship sponsored by Security Benefits:
    One time $2,000 scholarship ($1,000/academic semester)
    Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Resident of the state of Oklahoma
    • Pursuing a certified degree in education or directly supports the education system
    • Letter of recommendation from a school administrator, teacher, coach, or other civic leader
    • Letter of application
    Click Here to Application for Excellence in Education Scholarship
     
     
    Ann Wade Strength in Education Scholarship sponsored by OKASBO:
    One time $2,000 scholarship ($1,000/academic semester)
    Criteria:
    • Graduating high school senior
    • Resident of the state of Oklahoma
    • Pursuing a certified degree in education or directly supports the education system
    • Letter of recommendation from school administrator, teacher, coach, or other civic leader
    • Letter of application
    • School district must be a member of Oklahoma ASBO
    Click Here to Application for Ann Wade Excellence in Education Scholarship
     
    October 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- Application for Oklahoma City Community Foundation Scholars Award opens Oct. 1st! 
    *Three (3) $2,000 scholarships are allocated to Norman High School!!
     
      
    Horatio Alger Association Scholarship Programs 
    The scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. Application is available online at Horatio Alger Scholarship
    Deadline: October 25, 2019
     
    The Sleep Judge State of Sleep Scholarship
    The Sleep Judge is pleased to announce our annual State of Sleep Scholarship helping to increase the awareness around the importance of sleep. Each student who is awarded The Sleep Judge State of Sleep Scholarship will be given $1,500 towards their university or college fees. Eligibility Requirements: (1) Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States or Canada OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution. (2) U.S. or Canadian citizens. (3) Anticipating completion of high school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high school diploma / GED. (4) Planning to or already currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. or Canadian post-secondary institution. (5) Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA or equivalent grade average.
    Deadline: October 30, 2019
     
    National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
    There are three types of Eagle Scholarships: academic, merit, and field study. Eligibility requirements vary for each type of scholarship. Students must be a member of the National Eagle Scout Association. Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 to $50,000.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    CARiD Scholarship Program
    CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help - books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly - CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals! Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to scholarship@CARiD.com. Eligibility: Any current US student who (1) Is enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester (2) Is between the ages of 16 and 20 (3) Is not a CARiD employee (4) Is not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners. Winners will be announced on November 15.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    Pinot's Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence
    Pinot's Palette is one of the nation's largest paint and sip franchises. We welcome all USA students looking to achieve a degree in the arts to apply for our scholarship. We will award the chosen applicant with $1,000 to be used towards their tuition expenses and any other verified educational costs. Eligibility: (1) Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the U.S.(2) U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or U.S. Permanent Residents. (3) Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application. (4) Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. 
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    VFW: Voice of Democracy Scholarship
    Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.  The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000, and the first-place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins a minimum scholarship of $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    VFW: Patriot's Pen Scholarship
    Each year more than 132,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $55,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level.   The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Want to apply? Read the rules and eligibility requirements, then download and complete the 2019-20 entry form. All student entries must be submitted to a sponsoring local VFW Post by midnight, Oct. 31.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    ZipRecruiter Scholarship
    ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry. To apply, students must submit an essay that describes their favorite ZipRecruiter feature. Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States and be at least 18 years old.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma High School Senior Essay Contest
    Multiple cash prizes are available to any high school senior attending an Oklahoma public school, and are awarded on the basis of an essay in response to a prompt. For more information and application: http://www.mcfok.org/programs/on-behalf-of-the-fraternity/senior-essay-contest/
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    Coca-Cola Scholars Program
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 31st class in 2019, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $69 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may visit Cokeurl.com/Apply2019 to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
    Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
    Unigo finally has a scholarship for zombie fans! Have you been thinking about what you'd do if the streets were filled with flesh-eating zombies? Hone your survival tactics and imagine what your school might be like in a zombie apocalypse. The scholarship committee wants to know your plan to avoid the zombies, where you'd hide, and the top five things you'd bring to stay alive. Applicants must be at least 13 years old. One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded.
    Deadline: October 31, 2019
     
     

    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.
     
    The Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    Scholarship seeks applicants who are community volunteers with hours eligible for recognition. Students may self-nominate. Apply Online. To apply go on-line to http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit, click on the ‘Apply Now’ link, and follow the online instructions. Once you have completed your online application, go to the ‘Certification’ page to either email certification instructions to your certifier, or to print and hand deliver them to the principal. *State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.
    *National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.
    Deadline: November 5, 2019.
     
    Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
    The 2019 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they’ll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000.
    Additional Information and Application: http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
    Deadline: November 5, 2019
     
    Women in Aviation Scholarships
    Scholarship awards are a major benefit of membership in Women in Aviation, International. In the past 20 years WAI has disbursed millions of dollars to its members to help them get ahead and advance into the aviation and aerospace careers they have always dreamed about. There is an award for nearly everyone here, from the college student to the woman or man returning to the workforce, from managers and dispatchers to pilots, engineers, technicians and mechanics.  Website: HTTP://WAI.ORG/EDUCATION/SCHOLARSHIPS.CFM
    Deadline: November 12, 2019
     
    Regeneron Science Talent Search
    The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society) is the nation's most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Eligible students are invited to apply to the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. From the entrant pool, the Society for Science & the Public and Regeneron will award $3.1 million dollars to top students and their schools.  Website: https://student.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts
    Deadline: November 13, 2019
     
    The Intel Science Talent Search
    Over 2,900 finalists have received more than $18 million in awards to support their college educations, and thousands of scholars have received millions more. Entrants receive digital badges in recognition of their successful completion of the application and can earn Student Initiative and Research Report Badges to signify particular skill or effort demonstrated in their applications. 
     
    The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Program
    This undergraduate scholarship program available to high-performing high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. 
    For more information and application: Jack Kent Cook College Scholarship Program
    Deadline: November 13, 2019
     
    Student Photography Scholarships
    Founded in memory of James Alan Cox, a television photojournalist, The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists aims to provide financial support to student photographers of high school and college age. Through a variety of funding, including equipment purchases and scholarships for college and technical school classes, the foundation's mission is to expand educational and developmental opportunities for student photographers demonstrating interest, talent and financial need. Five digital cameras will be awarded to high school students. Five $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to college or technical students and one $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student.
    Website: https://www.jamesalancoxfoundation.org/apply/ 
    Deadline: November 15, 2019
     
    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