Monthly Archives: January 2022

January 31st Announcements

Bus Change this Afternoon:  Students that ride bus 09-36 will report to 09-63 at dismissal this afternoon.  Students that ride bus 10-04 should report to Mr. McGaughy at C-west hallway at dismissal this afternoon.

JUNA: will meet after school today until 4:30pm.

Morning Announcements:  Would you like to help read morning announcements in honor of Black History Month? This opportunity is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The deadline to sign up is before Friday, Feb. 4. See Mrs. Salter in room A3 or Mrs. Hutchings in room C4 to sign up and find out more information. You can also email csalter@shelbyed.org or shutchings@shelbyed.org

2021-2022 Yearbooks are for sale:  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through TODAY.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the OMMS library Feb 3rd-10th: If you would like to set up an ewallet for your student, please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=5045991 for more information!

Coding Club: members make sure to add our February meeting dates to your calendar. We will meet  February 16th and 23rd from 3 P.M. – 4 P.M. Please check your email for more details, and contact Mrs. Carter, h2carter@shelbed.org, with any questions.

Message from OMHS:  Current 8th grade parents, we want to invite you to a parent course selection meeting where our counselors will cover the same material your child will hear on Thursday, Feb. 3rd. These meetings will be in the PAC at OMHS Monday, Feb. 7 at 6pm or Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8am. Please utilize the PAC doors off of the commons.

SGA will meet Wednesday morning at 7:20am in the Media Center.

6th grade math team will meet today in C-16 until 4pm.

OMMS SPORTS

Congratulations to the wrestling Metro individual champions:  Jameson T., Sam P., Peyton G., and Coleman S.

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS:

Space Camp Program:  Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.  To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.  Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.  To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa  The SALSA 2022 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. 

January 28th Announcements

Bus Change this Afternoon:  Students that ride bus 09-36 will report to 09-63 at dismissal this afternoon.  Students that ride bus 10-04 should report to Mr. McGaughy at C-west hallway at dismissal this afternoon.

JUNA: will meet after school on Monday, January 31 until 4:30pm.

Morning Announcements:  Would you like to help read morning announcements in honor of Black History Month? This opportunity is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The deadline to sign up is before Friday, Feb. 4. See Mrs. Salter in room A3 or Mrs. Hutchings in room C4 to sign up and find out more information. You can also email csalter@shelbyed.org or shutchings@shelbyed.org

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the OMMS library Feb 3rd-10th: If you would like to set up an ewallet for your student, please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=5045991 for more information!

Coding Club: members make sure to add our February meeting dates to your calendar. We will meet  February 16th and 23rd from 3 P.M. – 4 P.M. Please check your email for more details, and contact Mrs. Carter, h2carter@shelbed.org, with any questions.

Show Choir:  Good luck to Elevation show choir in their first competition tonight.

Message from OMHS:  Current 8th grade parents, we want to invite you to a parent course selection meeting where our counselors will cover the same material your child will hear on Thursday, Feb. 3rd. These meetings will be in the PAC at OMHS Monday, Feb. 7 at 6pm or Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8am. Please utilize the PAC doors off of the commons.

OMMS SPORTS

Wrestling:  Good luck to our wrestling team at their Metro tournament tonight and tomorrow at Thompson Middle.

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS:

Space Camp Program:  Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.  To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.  Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.  To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa  The SALSA 2022 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. 

January 27th Announcements

Bus Change this Afternoon:  Students that ride bus 09-36 will report to 09-63 at dismissal this afternoon.  Students that ride bus 10-04 should report to Mr. McGaughy at C-west hallway at dismissal this afternoon.

JUNA: will meet after school on Monday, January 31 until 4:30pm.

Morning Announcements:  Would you like to help read morning announcements in honor of Black History Month? This opportunity is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. The deadline to sign up is before Friday, Feb. 4. See Mrs. Salter in room A3 or Mrs. Hutchings in room C4 to sign up and find out more information. You can also email csalter@shelbyed.org or shutchings@shelbyed.org

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the OMMS library Feb 3rd-10th: If you would like to set up an ewallet for your student, please visit https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/parent-how-it-works.html?fairID=5045991 for more information!

Coding Club: members make sure to add our February meeting dates to your calendar. We will meet  February 16th and 23rd from 3 P.M. – 4 P.M. Please check your email for more details, and contact Mrs. Carter, h2carter@shelbed.org, with any questions.

Message from OMHS:  Current 8th grade parents, we want to invite you to a parent course selection meeting where our counselors will cover the same material your child will hear on Thursday, Feb. 3rd. These meetings will be in the PAC at OMHS Monday, Feb. 7 at 6pm or Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8am. Please utilize the PAC doors off of the commons.

OMMS SPORTS

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS:

Space Camp Program:  Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.  To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.  Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.  To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa  The SALSA 2022 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. 

January 26th Announcements

Virtual Character Assembly Tomorrow Morning:  Link to the virtual character assembly tomorrow morning, Jan. 27th beginning at 7:50am.  Students will follow a morning assembly schedule beginning in their Advisory class.   https://youtu.be/kH33sJwYYiY

Bus Change this Afternoon:  Students that ride bus 09-63 and bus 10-04 should report to C-west hallway at bus dismissal this afternoon.

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

Space Camp Program:  Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.  To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.  Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.  To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa  The SALSA 2022 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. 

Coding Club: members make sure to add our February meeting dates to your calendar. We will meet  February 16th and 23rd from 3 P.M. – 4 P.M. Please check your email for more details, and contact Mrs. Carter, h2carter@shelbed.org, with any questions.

Robotics:  The non-competitive robotics team will meet after school today until 4:00pm in Room C-3.

Congratulations: to the following art students for their placement in the Shelby County Art Show:  K. Edmonds Hislope – 8th Grade – 3rd Place; A. Garcia – 8th Grade – Honorable Mention; H. Jones – 7th Grade – Honorable Mention

Winter Guard practice: will be until 4:45 instead of 5:45 today. Practice will resume as usual tomorrow. 

OMMS SPORTS

Basketball:  Good luck to our 7th grade boys basketball teams as they at Metro today.

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

January 20th Announcements

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

Space Camp Program:  Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.  To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.  Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.  To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa  The SALSA 2022 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. 

Coding Club: members make sure to add our February meeting dates to your calendar. We will meet  February 16th and 23rd from 3 P.M. – 4 P.M. Please check your email for more details, and contact Mrs. Carter, h2carter@shelbed.org, with any questions.

OMMS SPORTS

Softball: practice is canceled today. 

Wrestling: practice is canceled today.

Basketball:  Good luck to our basketball teams as they play Simmons today.  Girls at home and boys at Simmons.

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  We’re jumpin’ right into January with a FLASH SALE from BSN!  Right now, take 20% OFF when you use code: FAV22 to score all your favorite shirts, hoodies and accessories through our OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Sideline Store. Don’t wait–sale ends 1/21!  http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:¬† All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men‚Äôs basketball home games.

January 19th Announcements

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

OMMS SPORTS

Wrestling:  Good luck to our wrestling team at home today in the Shelby County Scuffle!  Come see the best of Shelby County!  Student admission is free!

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  We’re jumpin’ right into January with a FLASH SALE from BSN!  Right now, take 20% OFF when you use code: FAV22 to score all your favorite shirts, hoodies and accessories through our OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Sideline Store. Don’t wait–sale ends 1/21!  http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:¬† All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men‚Äôs basketball home games.

January 14th Announcements

Report Cards:  will be sent home with students today.

School Holiday:  Monday, January 17th, in observance of the birthday of Dr. M.L. King, Jr., schools and offices will be closed.

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

JUNA: will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

OMMS SPORTS

Wrestling:  Good luck to our wrestling team at the Jim Pressler Duals at Spain Park this weekend! The last home wrestling meet is Wednesday, January 19th for the Shelby County Scuffle!  Come see the best of Shelby County!  Students get in free! 

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. See Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:¬† All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men‚Äôs basketball home games.

January 13th Announcements

Bus Route for Tomorrow:  Bus 07-25 will run as normal tomorrow.

School Holiday:  Monday, January 17th, in observance of the birthday of Dr. M.L. King, Jr.  Schools and offices will be closed.

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.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

JUNA: will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

Robotics:  Good luck to our Robotics teams today at the North Jefferson Middle School Robotics Tournament!

OMMS SPORTS

Basketball:  Good luck to our basketball teams tonight against Liberty Park.  Girls are at home and boys are at Liberty Park.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:¬† All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men‚Äôs basketball home games.

January 12th Announcements

Attendance Reminder:  Per Alabama State Board of Education, all absence excuses must be submitted within three (3) days of a student’s return to class.  If your student missed any days the week prior to Christmas Break (December 13th-16th), the deadline to submit an excuse – both doctor and parent excuses – is tomorrow Wednesday, January 13th.  If you have not already submitted an excuse, please submit all excuses electronically to  scboe-omms@shelbyed.org

Bus Route Change for tomorrow:  Bus 07-25 will not run the AM or PM route tomorrow, Thursday, January 13th.

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.

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students: need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help. Thanks so much!

JUNA: will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

OMHS Men’s Basketball:  All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men‚Äôs basketball home games.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of December. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

January 11th Announcements

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!

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

Yearbook ads are available for purchase. Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help. Thanks so much!

JUNA will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

SGA will not meet tomorrow.

All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

Baseball players that are not playing basketball or wrestling need to report to Coach Renfro’s room (A-18) at dismissal today.

Good luck to our basketball teams today as they play Thompson.  Girls at home and boys are away. 

Good luck to our wrestling team at Homewood MS today against Homewood and Piztiz.