Daily Archives: October 22, 2021

October 22nd Announcements

Report cards will be sent home with students today.

6th, 7th and 8th grade Scholars Bowl will meet on Monday, October 25th from 3-4:30 instead of meeting on Tuesday (10/26).

Eagle Ambassadors will meet at 7:20 on Tuesday, Oct. 26th to make the baskets for Jessie’s Place.

Novel for Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings Classes

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ ELA students need a physical copy of the novel Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds by November 4. Contact your teacher if you need help getting the book ASAP. 

Fall Gala Coming Soon

Fall Gala will be here soon! Hope you all can join us for an afternoon full of fun on Friday, November 5th for games, music, concessions and all sorts of yummy snacks and treats. 6th graders will be during school from 12:20-2:30pm. 7th graders will be from 3-5pm and 8th graders from 3-5:30pm. Ticket and volunteer information will be coming soon.

Yearbooks For Sale

2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale!  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.  Get them while they are hot!

SGA BOO Grams Next Week

The SGA will be selling BOO Grams (candy) next week, Tuesday-Thursday, during lunch in the cafeteria.  Send BOO Grams to your friends, teachers, or even yourself.  BOO Grams are $1 each and will be delivered each afternoon during Advisory. 

Canned Food Drive Collection Underway
The OMMS Phase I Community Service Group’s annual canned food drive to benefit Oak Mountain Mission will run¬†October 18-26.¬† All canned and non-perishable items are appreciated, but primary needs include canned vegetables and fruits, peanut butter, jelly, and boxed macaroni and cheese. So far the top winners for each grade level are as follows: 6th Carter, Pierce; 7th Alaimo, Graddy; 8th Holmes, Parker.¬† Our total so far is 623 and we are working toward a goal of 2,000 by Tuesday.¬† Please bring in as many items¬†as possible. Can your class win the pizza party?¬† ¬†

OMMS Sports Updates

Basketball Teams Aim to Promote School Spirit

Seventh and Eighth grade boys basketball will host the Homewood Patriots for their first home game on Thursday, November 4th.  Our theme will be WHITE OUT!  All spectators are encouraged to “White Out” the gym with as many white shirts as possible.  Interested students or parents may order an OM basketball white out t-shirt by this Friday, October 22nd. Shirts may be purchased on MySchoolBucks at the following link:   Boys Basketball White Out    

Sign up for OMMS Boys and Girls Tennis Teams

Students interested in trying out for the 2021-22 OMMS Tennis Team, signups are now through Oct. 22. Please follow the link below to sign up. All paperwork must be 100% complete in DragonflyMax by TODAY to be able to participate in tryouts. Tryouts will be held at Inverness Racquet Club. Girls will tryout on Oct. 25th from 4:00 until 5:30 and boys will tryout on Nov. 1 from 4:00 until 5:30. Signup is available on the OMMS Tennis Blog or by using the signup link: https://forms.gle/9e4xKkxxKrY8k9hY7. See Coach Burdett if you have any questions.

OM Boys Rec Basketball League Information
Registration is now open for the OM Boys Rec Basketball League. The league is open to all 2nd-6th grader boys residing in the Oak Mountain area. Cost is $130/player and there will be 60 spots for each age group (2-4 and 5-6). Player Evaluations are tentative for 10/24. Please follow our Facebook page for updates.

OM Girls Basketball League InformationRegistration for girls in 2nd-6th grades is now open through our web site www.omgb.org or by hard copy. Please email Coach Noel  if you need a form or have any questions contact Coach Noel at jnoel@shelbyed.org
Early registration cost: $125After Oct.25th cost is $140Evaluation/Placement date: October 26th at OMMS  7:00-8:00pm 2nd-4rd graders 8:00-9:00 5th-6th gradersFirst Game Saturday, November 13, 2021First Practice Nov. 2nd 7:00-8:00pm 2nd-4rd graders 8:00-9:00 5th-6th graders Practices will be mainly held on Tuesday evenings.

Follow OMMS Athletic Boosters on Facebook

OMMS has a new and improved page on Facebook. This should give everyone the opportunity to see the page without sending a friend request. Please follow along at https://fb.me/OMBoostersGOOM or at the QR Code attached below. The former Facebook page will be deactivated this Friday. You can also follow us on Instagram @ommsathleticboosters.

Competitive Swimmers Needed for OMHS Swim Team                                             

Any 7th-8th grade student with competitive swim experience interested in joining the OMHS Swim Team needs to contact Ms. Hubbard at khubbard@shelbyed.org. The Sectionals Meet will be held in November and students will need to have a current physical on file as well as other paperwork on Dragonfly.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire

During the month of October BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more!  This promotion is good for the entire month of October and will end on 10/31/21 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

Other News

Enhance Your Student’s Birthday Experience
Display your OMMS student’s name and birthday wishes on the OMMS electronic outdoor sign.¬†¬†Message will be displayed for 3 days.¬†¬†https://tinyurl.com/y4s4tmpo