Daily Archives: April 11, 2022

April 11th Announcements

Parents, please be on the lookout for the OMMS 2022-2023 registration packets that are being given to students today.

ACAP testing begins tomorrow –  English Language Arts (All grades).

Students should not bring food or drinks with them in to school or have it dropped off at lunch.  Examples are Starbucks, Chick Fil A, Dunkin Donuts, etc.

Phase 1 will meet today. Please bring the food and drink items needed for the meeting. Information was sent in an email to students and parents. Pick up is at 4:00. 

Book Olympiad will meet Tuesday, April 12th until 4:15 in room A-16.  Parents should pick up at A-hall.

Mrs. Harding and Mr. Huggins’ 7th grade ELA students need to purchase a copy of The Giver by Lois Lowry by April 25th, 2022. Purchases can be made through local book stores or online. If ordering online, please allow for delivery time. If you have any questions, please email either Mrs. Harding or Mr. Huggins.

6th grade Math team will meet this afternoon until 4pm in classroom C-16. 

Attention 7th and 8th grade girls!  If you are interested in Engineering, or STEM fields in general join Eureka. It is a teen achievement program full of adventures and scientific exploration.  Summer registration is open for the Eureka program until April 30th!  Fill out the form by going to https://forms.gle/Hs3r4ZyJDTeVLsZt8 you can also reach out to astrickland@girlsinccentral-al.org for more information. 

Any 8th grader interested in running for a 9th grade SGA Class Officer position (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, or Representative) should pick up an application in room A17.  Completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Higginbotham by April 14th.

Summer Math Camp:  Updated information attached.


Good luck to our baseball team as they play Briarwood today at OMHS!

OMMS girls basketball tryouts will be held May 2-5th.  All information is on the OMMS Girls Basketball Website.  Click on the Try-out Button for more information.  Please, make sure you and your parents read all of the information before signing the forms.  Everything must be completed by April 22nd, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!    If you have any questions, please contact Coach Noel.  jnoel@shelbyed.org

OMMS boys basketball tryouts for 2022-2023 boys basketball will be held on April 25-27th for the upcoming 7th and 8th graders. Please fill out this google form if your student is interested in attending tryouts. OMMS Boys Basketball

Help OMMS Boosters with Spirit Attire:¬†¬†Hey, OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL fan!¬† Coming off the sidelines is April’s Feature of the Month: Russell Athletic Dri-Power Fleece! For comfort, style and performance, Russell Athletic Dri-Power Fleece can’t be beat–so head over to your OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Sideline Store now and get after it.

Are you a current 7th -12th grader and looking for a way to volunteer or give back to your community?  This is a great opportunity AND transportation is provided to/from event by the YMCA.  You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to participate.  Please see the flyer below for more details.  This is a coordinated effort from the YMCA and the Shelby County Leadership Team of 2022.

A Message from Dr. Larry Haynes

Dear OMMS Parents and Guardians:

I hope everything is going well on the home front for our students and families.  The OMMS teachers and staff are working together with our students to make sure we have a strong and positive finish to the school year.  

As we transition towards the middle of April, I want to send this reminder that we will be administering ACAP testing to all students on the following days:

Tuesday, April 12 –  English Language Arts (All grades)

Wednesday, April 13 –  English Language Arts (All grades)

Thursday, April 14 –  English Language Arts (All grades)

Monday, April 18 –  Science (6th and 8th grades only)

Tuesday, April 19 –  Science (6th and 8th grades only)

Tuesday, April 26 –  Mathematics (All grades)

Wednesday, April 27 –  Mathematics (All grades)

Since the results of these tests will provide insight on student mastery in addition to areas in need of growth for each subject tested, it is important that we provide as many supports as possible.  Here are some research tested methods to help students on testing days:

¬∑         Get a good night of rest and sleep.

¬∑         Eat a good breakfast that includes protein.  (The OMMS cafeteria will be serving high protein items such as sausage biscuits, bacon, egg, and cheese croissants, etc. on testing days.  The cafeteria will also try to have grape juice available on testing days.)

¬∑         At the school level, we will test in the mornings, and observe a bell schedule that allows students an opportunity to have time with each teacher.

¬∑         Since testing cannot be interrupted, students will not be able to check in or check out prior to 10:00 a.m. on testing days.

¬∑         There will be no homework assignments or major class assessments until testing is completed.

¬∑         Since Chromebooks are being utilized for testing, in addition to students having no outside assignments, all Chromebooks will remain at school until testing is over. 

Thank you in advance for helping this year’s state test go as smoothly as possible.


 Larry Haynes, Principal