Daily Archives: April 10, 2023

A Message from Dr. Larry Haynes

Dear OMMS Parents and Guardians:

ACAP testing resumes tomorrow (4/11) with the ACAP Reading/English Language Arts Assessment.  The OMMS teachers and staff are working diligently with our students to make sure they have a strong and positive experience throughout the state assessment process. 

Thank you to 6th and 8th grade parents for your support during the ACAP Science Assessment prior to Spring Break.  With only five days of testing ahead, we are hoping this will help our students avoid testing fatigue. The testing days are as follows:

Tuesday, April 11 –           English Language Arts (All grades)

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

Thursday, April 13 —         English Language Arts (All grades)

Tuesday, April 18 —           Mathematics (All grades)

Wednesday, April 19 –     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 throughout the day.

·         Please keep in mind 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 during testing.

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


 Larry Haynes, Principal

April 10th Announcements

2023-2024 Registration information packets were given to students today during Eagle Hour classes.  Students have been reminded of the importance of taking this information home today for parents.  6th and 7th graders received OMMS information and 8th graders received OMHS information.  Students that are absent will receive this information upon their return to school.  The PTO school supply sale information will be sent at a later time.ACAP Testing for all grades tomorrow through Thursday! 

Feed the Need:  You guys have been doing a great job of raising funds for our school and you’ve been getting some really cool prizes….so far, a lot of you have already gotten a homework pass, a pass to sit with your friends at lunch, and a late assignment pass…. well, it’s not too late for those of you who haven’t! You can STILL register, and you can STILL win the prizes I just mentioned… and the prizes I just mentioned….well, that’s just the start. Only students who raise $100 will receive a T-shirt and get to go to the packing party! 

We’re gonna pack 10,000 meals at the end of this fundraiser and part of the money that we raise is going to go towards doing this and part of the money we raise is going to benefit our school. We are partnering with Oak Mountain Missions as well as Grace Klein so we are helping people in OUR community! It’s important not only to care about our school but it’s equally important to care about those in need and this fundraiser is about both. So, let’s show that we care about both of these things, and get out there, and start raising money tonight, tomorrow, and the rest of next week. You guys are doing great so far! Let’s keep it going!  https://p2p.onecause.com/omms


OMMS PTO is looking for new recruits for the upcoming school year! If you are interested in volunteering in any way- whether it is for a Board or Committee position, we want to hear from you! Please complete the form below, and a member of the team will be in touch!

“Elevation” show choir auditions will be held April 20. For information about the auditions visit the choir website (www.ommschoir.com).

The OMMS choir is collecting used shoes of all kinds!  April 16-collection-3-5-Heardmont parking lot or parents can also schedule a pick up time outside of these by emailing ommschoirfundraising@gmail.com

Yearbook Purchases End on April 21st! If you have not purchased a yearbook, the time to do so is limited! All orders must be completed by April 21st.  Please use the following link to order before they sell out!. https://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01057478  If you have any questions, please email either Mrs. Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Mr. McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

OMMS Sports Information:

Good luck to our baseball team in their game against Pell City and our softball team in their game against Chelsea.  Both games are at OMHS today.

Girls Basketball Tryouts for rising 7th and 8th grade will be held the following dates and times:  Monday, April 24th 3-5:30pm (7th & 8th grades); Tuesday, April 25th 3-5pm (8th grade); 5-7pm (7th grade); Wednesday, April 26th 3-5:30pm (7th & 8th grades); Thursday, April 27th 3-5pm (7th grade); 5-7pm (8th grade) OMMS Girls Basketball

OMMS Football Sign up- Spring Training for current 6th & 7th graders will be held in early May.  There will be a parent meeting on Monday, April 17th @ 5:30pm in the OMMS cafeteria.  Players interested in playing football at OMMS should sign up using the link on the OMMS Football website  In order to participate, players will need a current physical and Dragonfly will need to be 100%.  Visit the website for more details, or email Coach Hackbarth at jhackbarth@shelbyed.org.   

Boys basketball tryouts will be held May 1-5 from 3:30 until 6pm for upcoming 7th and 8th graders who are interested.  All required documents must be uploaded into Dragonfly before April 28th.

OMHS & Community Information:

Come be a part of the Oak Mountain Football Gridiron Club.  We will be working on improving facilities and helping players gain exposure through camps and 7 v. 7’s.  The Gridiron club is open to all residents/students of Oak Mountain. We encourage all families to join and help improve Oak Mountain football throughout the community.  Membership fees can be paid through My School Bucks or check payable to Oak Mountain Gridiron Club.  If paying by check, please drop off the attached registration form and payment at the OMHS Front Office.

2023 ‘GIRLS CAN’ CAMP:  We are now accepting applications for the ‘Girls Can’ Camp to be held June 5-7.  This camp is designed to show girls the countless careers in construction and to teach girls how to safely use power tools.  The girls will also work side-by-side with professionals in the industry completing their own projects.  See attached flier for applying.  Deadline for applications is April 14th.

Flyer attached for OMHS Summer Volleyball kids camp.