October 23 Announcement


  1. The sixth grade math team will practice after school today with Mrs. Denney.


  1. 8th graders in Algebra I are invited to the first math team meeting tomorrow morning, 7:15 a.m. in C-16. Please see your math teacher for an informational letter.


  1. Please check the list posted in the cafeteria to confirm a yearbook purchase. No name = no yearbook. If

interested in purchasing the full payment is $38. A lay-away financial plan is also available – $20 now, $20 later. Please make sure your first and last name is legibly written on the check.


  1. The 8th Grade White Team is hosting its first “Cokes and Strokes” fundraiser on November 18th (3:05 – 4 p.m.) to raise money for Toys for Tots. There are 28 spots available to ANY OMMS student. Students will enjoy snacks and sodas while painting an Iron Bowl/football themed canvas under the direction of Mrs. Acton. Donations of $15 are being accepted. See Mrs. Acton’s blog for details, or come by her room (G-6) for information and application.


  1. FBLA will meet during 8th period today.


  1. Sixth grade students will have a chance to hear from local author, Lou Anders, Frostborn, during PE classes on November 5. The book may be purchased for $15 in the library October 30th- November 4th. These purchases will be stamped with Norse runes and signed by the author after his presentation. Students who purchase the book will also be able to bring their lunch into the library and eat with Mr. Anders. You’ll be able to learn more about the book as well as see the board game that is played by the main characters. Please take your payment to Mrs. Howton in the library.


Sports News


>              Any student who tried out for basketball, but was not selected, is invited & encouraged to join the wrestling team. Just come to practice today after school in the sports building. The required athlete/parent wrestling meeting is at 6 p.m. tonight in the cafeteria. Parents should bring health and auto insurance information please.


>              7/8th graders interested in tennis may now sign up at B-2. You must have a physical dated no later than April 2014 to tryout. See Mr. Wood for details.


>              7/8th grade baseball evaluations are as follows:

                10/28 – 10/30      3:30-6 p.m. at OMHS

                11/1                       8:30 a.m. – noon – only for athletes currently involved in wrestling or basketball

                11/1                       1:30 – 5 p.m.        only for athletes who make the first cut or any wrestler or basketball player

                11/2                       4 – 7 p.m.              “              “              “              “


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October 22 Announcement

  1. Be a Champion & Read! If you’re interested in a chance to win tickets to the Iron Bowl, stop by the media center to pick up an entry card and be willing to read six books by November 12. All students are eligible for a complimentary Alabama or Auburn bookmark. See Mrs. Howton or Ms. Piper for details.


  1. Gala & Haunted House tickets go on sale tomorrow at lunch. Gala tickets are $7; Haunted House is $4 per trip. Please note no costumes or face paint are allowed and only OMMS students are allowed to attend. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Friday evening. Pick up times are 9 p.m. for 6th, 9:30 p.m. for 7th, and 10 p.m. for 8th.


  1. Tomorrow is the deadline for 8th graders to submit the $40 High-flight payment to math teachers.


  1. FBLA members are encouraged to check the blog for election updates.


  1. 7/8th graders interested in joining the Robotics Club, should plan to attend an informational meeting tomorrow morning, 7:15 a.m. in Mrs. Whitehead’s room, C-3.


  1. NJHS members are reminded of tomorrow morning’s meeting, 7:15 a.m. in B-7 to discuss Toys for Tots posters.


  1. 6th grade Blue team students are reminded to remind parents that any medication needed for PAL must be brought in by an adult by this Friday. Over the counter medications must be age appropriate, and in an unopened and unexpired container. Prescription medication must be current and accompanied by a medical form signed by the doctor.


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October 20 Announcement

  1. 6TH Red students going to PAL are reminded your luggage must be appropriately labeled (that means everything) and brought to the bus canopy on the west side of the school between 7-7:40 a.m. tomorrow morning.


            2.             Requests for photo remakes must be brought to the office by the end of 4th period TODAY!


                3.             The Debate team meets today, 3-4:30 p.m. in A-16.


  1. 8th grade Science Club meets today in the Science Lab, 3-4:30 p.m. Parents are to pick up promptly at the C-west door. (#4)


  1. Flu vaccines will be given tomorrow morning. Students on the waiting list will be individually notified on an availability record.


  1. Fall gala tickets will go on sale Thursday during lunch – $7; $8 at the door.
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October 17 Announcement

  1. 8TH grade Science Club meets Monday, 3-4:30 p.m. in the Science Lab.


  1. Today is the deadline to sign up for Destination Imagination. Please see Mrs. Howton prior to 8th period.


  1. NS Library is hosting game day today, 3:30-5:45 p.m.


  1. Girls, grades 5-12, who are interested in the OMHS “Dancing with the Starlets” camp scheduled for November 1, should pick up a form in the front office.


  1. Eagle Ambassadors should check in with their advisory teachers today and then report to Mrs. Jones’ room, B-14, for yearbook photos at the beginning of advisory.






>              Good luck to our XC team as they head to the Metro Middle School Championship this weekend!


>              OM Community Girls basketball league evaluations are tomorrow 9 – 11 a.m. in the OMMS gym. Contact Coach McGowan at OMES if you have questions.


>              OMHS boys’ soccer try-outs begin Monday for students who have turned in physicals. Email ddemasters@shelbyed.k12.al.us if you have questions.


>              OMMS boys’ basketball try-outs begin Monday. Boys trying out will stay after school even if your evaluation does not begin until 3:45 p.m.


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October 16 Announcement

  1. 6th Red students/parents are reminded any medication need for PAL must be submitted by tomorrow with the appropriate documentation.


  1. 8th grade Science Club will meet Monday, 10/20, 3-4:30 p.m. in C-17. Any 8th grader interested in having fun with science should plan to attend. Burning metal and a fire-breathing pumpkin await the victims…oh, members! Parents are to pick up at the C-west door.


  1. Many thanks to those students and parents who helped us exceed our Can you Can” goal with a donation of 3,805 items! Grade level winners are Mrs. Denney for 6th, Ms. Ferguson for 7th, and Mr. Walker for 8th. Special recognition goes to the combined classes of Sussman, Pressley, and Vandiver for donating 545 items!


  1. Report cards will be distributed tomorrow during first period. 6th grade White students on PAL will receive theirs on Monday.


  1. Eagle Ambassadors are reminded to wear your blue shirts & badge for Parenting Day tomorrow. Please remain in uniform for your group photo during 8th period.


  1. Photo remake requests are due by 4th period Monday to the front office. Remakes will be taken early Tuesday morning with first preference given to 6 Red students who are going to PAL. Photo orders and/or returned proofs are also due next Tuesday.


  1. Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for Destination Imagination. See Mrs. Howton in the media center.


  1. The NS Library will host gaming day tomorrow, 3:30-5:45 p.m. Please remember you must have a signed parent permission form on file to attend this free event.




*              XC practice is at Heardmont today.


*              OMHS boys’ soccer try-outs are next Monday – Friday – 3:30-5 p.m. Please report to the varsity soccer fields for check-in with your physical. If you have questions about your physical or if it is expired, please contact DDemasters@shelbyed.k12.al.us


*              If you signed up for the OM swim team, you must see Coach Tatum today!


*              7/8th grade girls interested in softball are reminded physicals are due October 22.


*              Boys’ basketball try-outs begin Monday for eligible 7/8th grade boys. Times are:


                Monday –             8th                           3-4:15 p.m.

                                               7th                           3:45 – 5 p.m.

                Tuesday –             7th                           3 – 4:15 p.m.

                                                8th                           3:45 – 5 p.m.

                Wednesday –      7th                           3-4:15 p.m.

                                                8th                           3:45 – 5 p.m.

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October 14 Announcement


  1. 7TH graders are reminded that the DC parent/student informational meeting has been postponed until Tuesday, 10/28, 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.


  1. Good luck to our 8th grade Scholars Bowl team as they head to compete against Bumpus today. Team members have permission to dismiss to C-19 at 2:45 p.m.


  1. Students who had photos made on September 10, but desire a remake, must bring in the original proof with a written request from parents by the end of 4th period next Monday. Remakes will be taken Tuesday morning, 10/21, 8-9:30 a.m.


  1. Remaining SGA grade level shirts will be sold at lunch Thursday/Friday for $15.


                Congratulations to these students named Characters with Character:

8th:          Caroline Dorsey, Forrest Hardy, Raze Gargoyle, Brandon Stephens, Olivia Russo, Zachary Racers


7th:          Emma Grace Ingram, Eli Fizzer, Lauren Halsey, Nathan Comber, Siemen Morgan, Aaron Brooks


6th:          Taylor Yenta, Evan Haycock, Noni Syed, Hogan Morton, Pricilla Torijos Jimmy Harris


Sports News:


*              OM Community girls’ basketball registration/forms should be completed to Coach McGowan at OMES by this Friday. Late registration & evaluations will be at OMMS this Saturday – Grades 2-4 is 9 – 10 a.m., and grades 5-7 are from 10-11 a.m. For additional information, please contact Amcgowan@shelbyed.k12.al.us


*              XC schedule for this week:             Practice today, 3-5:15 p.m. at OMMS

                                                                                Wednesday, 10/15 – 3-5:15 p.m. at OMMS

                                                                                Thursday, 10/16 – 3 – 5:15 p.m. at Heardmont


*              7/8th grade boys trying out for basketball are reminded physicals are due to Coach Adams tomorrow morning. Revised try-out schedule:

10/20                                                                                     Please note all students will remain here after

8th 3:00 – 4:15 p.m.                                                            dismissal even if you have a later try-out.

7th 3:45 – 5:00



7th 3:00 – 4:15

8th 3:45 – 5:00



7th 3:00 – 4:15

8th 3:45- 5:00

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