Daily Archives: October 17, 2022

October 17th Announcements

General Information

Students that ride bus 09-35 should report to C-hall at dismissal.

8th graders attending High Flight tomorrow and Wednesday should layer clothing for colder temperatures.

6th Grade Math Team Tryouts will be next Wednesday, October 26th from 3-4 in Mr. Norris’s classroom after school. Letters with more information will go home in math classes at the beginning of this week.

There will be no Scholars Bowl practices or matches this week.  Next Tuesday, October 25th, will be an away match at Helena.

Attention 7th and 8th Grade Girls and Parents/Guardians:  Are you interested in careers in STEM fields? Would you like to hear more about STEM jobs? Would you like to hear from women that currently have STEM jobs in the Birmingham area?  If this sounds like something that interests you, please see the flyer below for “Go Red for Women: STEM Goes RED” for more information. This is a great opportunity for OMMS girls interested in this field of work. Students interested must be in good academic and behavior standing. The deadline to apply/register is October 21st.  If you are interested in applying/registering your daughter for this unique, learning experience, please complete the link below. Reach out to your counselors if you have any questions.  Ashley Nipp enipp@shelbyed.org; Amy Becnel abecnel@shelbyed.org


Yearbooks! The 2023 OMMS yearbooks are ready to purchase! Please use the following link to order. https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01057478 We are excited to work with Jostens this year, and they are offering some limited time deals, so be sure to check it out! If you have any questions, please email either Mrs. Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Mr. McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

Yearbook Ads Now Available for Purchase! The OMMS yearbook staff is excited to announce that you can now purchase ads for your student(s). The deadline to order AND submit your ad is December 1st. You can click the following link to purchase: https://www.jostens.com/apps/jcom/router.mvc?affiliateId=1281735. Please see the attached flyer for detailed instructions. If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

Purchase an Oak Mountain Community Shirt and support the OMMS Choir! You may click the link (OM Community Shirt) or scan the QR code to purchase the shirt. 

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Phase 1 canned food drive will end on Wednesday, October 19th. The competition is heating up so don’t miss out on this great cause!  Drop your cans off with your science teacher!

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

Phase 1 will deliver canned goods to Oak Mountain Missions Thursday, October 20th. Students will stay after school that day, but parents will drive from OMMS to Oak Mountain Missions. Mr. Norris must have the volunteer driver forms if you are attending. Phase 1, please check your email for more information, or email Mr. Norris at j2norris@shelbyed.org

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Shelby County Schools is excited to celebrate and raise awareness for our students with dyslexia.  Please see the attached newsletter for more information. 

OMMS Sports Information:

Seventh and Eighth grade boys basketball are selling shirts to promote their first home game on October 25th against Briarwood Christian Lions!  Our theme will be RED OUT! All spectators are encouraged to “RED Out” the gym with as many red shirts as possible. You can purchase your RED OUT shirt on myschoolbucks by clicking the link.  Red Out Shirt

The Oak Mountain Girls Basketball League is now Open.  Registration for girls in the 2nd-6th grades is now open through our website www.omgb.org.    Please email Coach Noel if you have any questions at jnoel@shelbyed.org  Early registration coast:  $155; After October 23th cost is $165; Evaluation/Placement Date: October 24, 2022 at OMMS 7:00-8:00pm 2nd-4th graders; 8:00-9:00pm 5th-6th graders.   Practices will begin November 1st, mainly held on Tuesdays.  Our first game will be Saturday, November 12th.

My name is Kristi Hubbard and I am the OMMS/OMHS swim team sponsor and history teacher at the high school. If your student is interested in joining the swim team, please read the information below and then email me with any questions or concerns.  Your student must be a part of a swim club for practices and regular meets. They have to compete with your club and meet certain time standards. Here is the link to check those times: Time Requirements for Sectionals and State.  If they are not a part of a swim team/club then they cannot participate on the high school team. *Once your student have times that meet the minimum requirements please email those to me with the name of the meet.*  Sectionals will be November 18-19 at the CrossPlex and the state meet is December 2-3 in Auburn.  The fee to join the swim team is $75. I know this is an increase since last year, but I had to order swim caps and still pay the registration fees for sectionals and state.  Please feel free to email me with any questions.

BSN:  http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OM Community and Schools:

Oak Mountain Elementary School needs your help! We would love for students at OMMS and OMHS to sign up to volunteer for our Fall Fun Fest! You will receive a form documenting your volunteer hours, and you’ll have a great time! Please sign up by clicking the link below:

FFF OMMS & OMHS Volunteers