Daily Archives: February 14, 2023

February 14th Announcements

Students that ride bus 13-39 will ride bus 09-63 today at dismissal.

SGA will meet tomorrow at 7:20 in room C20.

Phase 1 will meet next Thursday, February 23, after school until 4:30.

Attention 2023-2024 OMMS parents/guardians:  Sherri Spears, the Gifted Education lead teacher for SC middle schools, would like to hold two different informative meetings on “challenge classes”. The first meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16th at 8:00am in the OMMS media center. The second meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6:00 pm in the OMMS cafeteria. We hope you can join us for one of these two meetings especially if you have questions about the challenge classes that will be offered in the upcoming school year.

A few reminders for parents and students: No gum at school. No eating (candy or food) or drinking in the halls.  Passes out of class must use the student’s own agenda.  Replacement agendas are available in the front office before school for $10.

FCCLA is collecting donations for the Shelby County Humane Society! You can drop your donations of dog/cat toys or old t-shirts in Miss Boyd’s room. Collection will take place until February 17th!

Rising 8th graders interested in trying out for OMHS guard or dance team are invited to attend an informational meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 6:00pm in the OMHS Band room.  Interested students must attend with a parent or guardian. Questions can be emailed to: nchartrand@shelbyed.org (guard) or zfeldman@shelbyed.org (dance).

The OMMS Dance Team will be hosting open practices for students who are interested in preparing for tryouts each Thursday from February 16 to March 2. Students who plan to participate need to let Ms. Downs know in advance!

Please fill out the PTO form at the following link https://forms.gle/rriJRnzP6AvqGdoN7

Dance Team Clinic & Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be held March 13-17 in the OMMS Gym from 3-6pm. All tryout paperwork and the $25 clinic fee are due by Wednesday March 8. The clinic fee can be paid on MySchoolBucks.

Cheer clinic and tryouts for 2023-2024 will be held on February 27-March 3 from 3-5:30pm in the OMMS gym.  Tryout Paperwork, DragonFly requirements, and the payment of $40 is due Friday, February 17th.  The payment of $40 can be made on MySchoolBucks beginning Tuesday, January 17th.  The DragonFly requirements will be submitted as of the current year, 2022-2023, and will be transferred when the new year is created. 

CommUNITY Sessions 2023  Parents & Students: There is still time to sign up to participate in our Soar Mentor Group for our 6th-8th grade Black/African American students.  We have scheduled our first meeting for February 28, 2023 from 3:00-4:30 PM.  Our topic of discussion for our first meeting will be “Leadership and Legacy”.  We are excited about this opportunity to encourage and motivate our students.  Students can sign up with Coach Civils, Mrs. Hutchings, or Mrs. Salter.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

8th Grade Parents!The yearbook staff is working on a very special memories page for the yearbook. In order to complete the page, we need your 8th grader’s baby picture as soon as possible! If you would like to share a baby photo of your child, please send it to our yearbook co-sponsor, Scott McIndoe at smcindoe@shelbyed.org. Be sure to include your student’s name with the photo.Please be sure to send a photo by February 24th! We are super excited about this and can’t wait to show you the final result! Thanks so much for your support!

OMMS Sports Information:

6th and 7th grade girls – Volleyball tryouts for the 2023 teams will be March 6-9. All requirements can be found on the OMMS Volleyball Website and are due by February 27. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please see the website and flyers around the school for specific times for each grade level. 

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OMHS & Community Information:

There will be a Pre-Tryout Parent Meeting for OMHS Cheerleading on Thursday, February 16th at 6:30pm in the OMHS Library.  Please enter through the main entrance of the building.  This meeting is for anyone interested in trying out for the 2023-2024 OMHS Cheerleading teams, including current 8th graders at OMMS and ChMS living in the OMHS school zone.  Please email BWatkins@shelbyed.org with questions.

The OM Color Run is happening on Saturday, March 11th at Oak Mountain State Park. All proceeds are given to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.  Participants can visit the click here to register. Online registration is open now until March 9th. Walk-up registration will be available the day of the event. For more information about the OM Color Run, visit the OMHS SGA website or follow us on Instagram @sgaomhs

See the attached information from the OMHS Beta Club.

Information from OMMS: Choir Performances at OMHS Tomorrow

Parents and Guardians:

We are excited to announce that our 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to watch our OMMS Show Choir perform their award-winning show at the Oak Mountain High School Performing Arts Center tomorrow (Wednesday, February 15th).  Students will also watch the OMHS Singers Show Choir perform as well.  We plan to begin dismissal around 8:15. Students will travel by Shelby County Buses with their 3rd period teachers to OMHS.  Everyone is scheduled to arrive back at OMMS before 11:00 a.m.

For parents planning to check out a 7th or 8th grade student between 8:00 and 11:00 a.m., or if parents prefer that their child not attend the choir performances at OMHS and remain at OMMS, they may opt out for their child not to attend the show choir performances at OMHS by emailing Julianne Whittle, the OMMS attendance clerk at (jwhittle@shelbyed.org). Please include “Opting Out of Field Trip” in the Subject line.  Please send the “opt out” email no later than 7:30 a.m. in the morning. Parents may also choose to check out their child if they desire to attend the OMHS basketball game in the Northeast Regional at Jacksonville State University.  Check outs for students attending the basketball game will be excused.

Larry Haynes, Ed. D


Oak Mountain Middle School