During the spring of 1970, Americans protested after being fed up with the constant pollution of the Earth. From oil spills to harmful chemicals being used, many people began to worry about the Earth’s health. People started to organize Earth Day and 22 million Americans celebrated the Earth on April 22, 1970. Today, Earth Day is a worldwide holiday to learn about environmental issues and … Continue reading Three Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
In this time of seemingly all bad news, some recent news came out that is sure to put a smile on your face. After being nominated for the Washington Post’s Teacher of the Year award, Niklas Berry, social studies teacher at Oakland Mills High School, was selected as the winner. Every year, the Washington Post awards a Maryland teacher the “Washington Post Teacher of the … Continue reading Mr. Berry Wins Washington Post’s HCPSS Teacher of the Year
In the upcoming months, OMHS will be having spirit days on Tuesdays and Fridays. These spirit days will begin in March and end in June. Whether online or in-person this year, it will be a good time for students to dress up with classmates to have some end-of-the-year fun. For students that may be wondering what exactly these days consist of, here is a list … Continue reading Overview of 2021 OMHS Spirit Days
In the upcoming months, cicadas that come around every 17 years are returning to the northeast region of the United States. The last time these noisy bugs were around was nearly 20 years ago in 2004 before most students in high school were even born! This specific breed of cicadas, sometimes referred to as Brood X, will cover some of the largest areas that any cicadas … Continue reading First the Pandemic, Now Bug Armageddon?!
Throughout his high school years at Oakland Mills, Savon Warren was a varsity baseball player, a member of the Alpha Achievers, and a Red Lobster employee. He now attends Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In his first year at Old Dominion, Warren is excited about his classes and has some advice to share with high school seniors. He is in his second semester and … Continue reading An OM Grad’s Advice for College Freshmen