October 21st Announcements

General Information

Students that ride bus 13-44 should report to C-hall at dismissal.

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.

Scholars Bowl match next Tuesday, 10/25, at Helena.

School photo orders should be turned in to the front office no later than upon arrival to school on Tuesday, October 25th.  Orders cannot be accepted after this time.

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

The SGA will be selling BOO Grams (candy) next week, Wednesday-Friday, during lunch in the cafeteria.  Send BOO Grams to your friends, teachers, or even yourself.  BOO Grams are $1 each and will be delivered during Eagle Hour on Monday, October 31. 

National School Bus Safety Week:  October 17-21st http://schoolbusfacts.com/safety/

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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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:

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.

If you are interested in joining Oak Mountain Middle’s FIRST Indoor Track and Field team, please sign up by following the link below. Our first practice is November 7th. All paperwork must be 100% in DragonFly by November 1st for you to participate. If you have any questions, see Coach Chumbley in C-19. https://forms.gle/UM3gShm1a5qeHTfZA

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:

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Poiema:  Calling all 3rd -8th grade girls!! Looking for a super fun art camp to get ready for the Christmas season? Come join us at Poiema on Saturday, December 3rd from 9:00-2:00! All the details and the sign up can be found at poiemacreativearts.com or on the attached flyer!  Contact Carley Toretta, Jodie Alaimo or Haley Gunnels with any questions!

Is your son in grades 2nd – 6th and interested in playing Oak Mountain Youth Basketball?🏀  If so, evaluations are being held this Sunday, Oct. 23 at OMHS gym.  Please see the attached informational flyer and fill out the Google Form link if you are interested.  #GOOM!  Copy of OM Youth Basketball