Daily Archives: August 23, 2022

Open House Information

Dear Parents:

We are excited to welcome our parents back for OMMS’s first Open House/Parent Nights since 2019.  Please set aside plans to meet the teachers and learn about the goals for the school year.  Here are the details:

Tuesday, August 23rd from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. — 7th & 8th Grade Open House 

Doors will open at 5:40 p.m.  We will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Parents will report directly to their student’s 1st period class and follow their child’s schedule, accordingly.  This is a great chance to be introduced to teachers, spend time in each classroom, and maneuver the hallways during transitions from class to class.

Instructions to assist all parents:

Parking — Parents may park in front of the school or on either side of the school.  Additional parking will be available in the grassy areas to the front and sides of the school.  Shelby County Deputies will be on-site to direct traffic.

Building Entry — Please enter the building through the front doors (#1) or at the side doors (#2) nearest 119 on the OMES side of the building.  Report to your child’s first period class immediately after entering the building.

Due to limited space in classrooms, we request that this event is for parents only, no students.  Thank you for your understanding.

August 23rd Announcements

Students that are car riders in the mornings should wait to hear the whistle before exiting their vehicles.  This is very important for safety.

The Library will be closed to students before the 7:40 bell on Wednesday morning, August 24th, to prepare for 6th grade Chromebook Distribution. 

JUNA will meet for the first time after school on Monday, August 29th until 4:30pm.
All 7th grade ELA students must have a copy of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins in class by August 25th, 2022. If ordering online, please be sure to allow time for shipping.Miss Boyd will be holding an FCCLA interest meeting on Thursday morning, August 25th at 7:20 AM in her classroom C-9. If you’re interested in being involved or want to know what FCCLA is and does, please join!

All 8th grade students who have Mrs. Acton, Calhoun, or Hutchings for regular and challenge ELAHave your personal copy of The Outsiders by SE Hinton in class by Friday, August 26. You may borrow from a friend/sibling, buy used, buy new (Amazon, etc.), or ask ASAP for a free used copy from your ELA teacher (very limited supply). Over 300 students will be getting this novel, so act now! Email your ELA teacher for help. 

OMMS Sports Information:

7th & 8th grade boys basketball tryouts will be September 10, 2022 from 9am-12pm. Please fill out the following google form and have all required documents completed in dragonfly prior to tryouts.


7th and 8th-grade girls interested in trying out for Basketball please fill out the google form with the link below. All requirements must be met on Dragonfly to be eligible to try out. All 8th grade forms should be complete in Dragonfly by August 26th.  All 7th grade forms should be complete in Dragonfly by September 16th.  8th-grade tryouts will be on September 1st from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 7th-grade tryouts will be on September 23rd from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. and on September 24th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. OMMS Girls Basketball Tryout Sign Up

BSN is offering 20% off orders of $90 or more applies to select products on BSN SPORTS Sideline Store.  Excludes The North Face Items. Offer valid through 8/31/2022 11:59 P.M. EST while supplies last.


Community Event:
Surviving Middle School Again Parent Conference, August 27th, 9:30-11:30am-information attached-this is not an OMMS or SCBOE event.

Parent Portal Information

Information for the Powerschool parent portal was given out to parents at Open House for 6th grade students last night, and will be given to 7th and 8th grade parents at Open House tonight.  If you were/are unable to attend Open House, your student will bring this information home with them, along with their ACAP Summative testing reports.

The parent portal will open at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 24th.

Informational flyer attached as a quick guide for the ACAP Summative testing reports.