November 15

There will be no scholars bowl practice today.  The practices will resume the week after Thanksgiving.

Remember to put Wednesday, February 8th on your calendar.  That is the official date of the Shelby County 6th Grade Scholars Bowl Tournament.

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November 1

On November 1st, OMMS hosted Helena Middle school for our final competition.  Helena proved to be a strong team, but we came out on top!  Congrats OMMS!

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Monday, October 24

White and Blue team Scholars Bowl students are reminded to wear their Scholars Bowl shirts tomorrow.  We will host Pizitz Middle School tomorrow at our school.  Parents attending will need to park on the west side of the school since the front lot is being paved this week.

I will be out at PAL, but will return for the tournament.

 

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Monday, October 17

The team did well at their first tournament against Simmons.  We didn’t win, but the kids were great at buzzing in and answering questions.  We were only 5 points behind in the first match!

Our tournament this week is at Chelsea.  Parents will need to pick up at 2:45 and transport their child to the Middle School.  If you can’t drive your own child, please secure a driver for them.

Chelsea Middle School  2321 Hwy 39 Chelsea, Alabama 35043

 

 

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Thursday, October 6

I heard about a website for Scholars Bowl kids from another coach in the area.  Try the link below for expanding your knowledge.

http://protobowl.com/msquizbowl

 

 

 

 

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Tuesday, October 4th

We had our 2nd practice today!  Students are doing much better at listening to the verbal ques in the questions.

Our tournament is at Simmons Middle School Next Week.  Please meet in the school lobby at 2:45 to pick up your child and transport them to the tournament.  If you can not drive your child, please secure a ride with another student.  We should be finished by 4:30 or 5.

If our team t-shirts have arrived by Tuesday, we will plan on wearing them.  We will always wear the shirt to tournaments.

Simmons’ address is 1575 Patton Chapel Road, Hoover, AL 35226.

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Tuesday, September 20

We will have our first practice of the season on Tuesday, September 27.  Students should report to Mrs. Burdett’s room A-18.

Scholars Bowl Dues are $30.  Checks may be made payable to OMMS.  This helps pay for the competition tests as well as our Team T-shirts.

Parents are asked to drive their child to the local tournaments.  Occasionally, you may need to drive other children as well if their parent can not.  Please complete the Volunteer driver form, if you feel like you will be able to help drive the team to our competitions.

You may also want to print the calendar for this year’s practices and tournaments and make sure your Tuesday afternoons are free.

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Thursday, September 8

Scholars Bowl tryouts will be held Wednesday September 14th after school in the media center. Parents should pick up their children in front of the school at 3:30.

The sixth grade team will practice and compete on Tuesday afternoons.

Practices will end at 4:30.

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Monday, November 9

There will be no Scholars Bowl practice this afternoon due to Mrs. Burdett’s absence.

We will practice on Monday and will also have a Competition at Helena on Tuesday, November 17th.  Please plan on meeting your child in the lobby of our school at 2:45 to drive them to Helena.

 

 

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Wednesday, October 7

We have an away match with Simmons on Tuesday. October 13.  The address is 1575 Patton Chapel Road, Hoover, AL 35226.

The kids have noticed during our practice rounds that they need to study major artists and their works as well as countries and their capitals.

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