Daily Archives: April 14, 2023

A Message From Dr. Larry Haynes

Dear OMMS Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for your consistent support so far during ACAP testing.  As most of you know, due to a glitch with a major hub at the Alabama State Department of Education, we were not able to administer the first section of the ACAP English Language Arts/Reading assignment on Tuesday, April 12.  Fortunately, we were able to get in the first two days of testing on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Due to the change, we will now be testing all students on the following days next week:

Monday, April 17 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.

·         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 until testing is completed.

·         Since Chromebooks are being utilized for testing, in addition to students having no outside assignments, all Chromebooks will remain at school until testing is over. 

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


Larry Haynes, Principal

April 14th Announcements

Students that ride bus 13-41 and bus 10-04 should report to C West at dismissal.  Students that ride bus 22-09 will ride bus 09-63 at dismissal.

The PTO school supply sale information will be sent at a later time.  School supply lists will be posted on the OMMS website before the end of this school year.  

Recent utility bills for proof of residence for 2023-2024 must have service dates that reflect April-July.

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


Information is attached for Summer Math Camp opportunities.

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) or speak with Mrs. Graddy or Mr. Freeman.

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

Band/Choir Trip Parent Meeting – Monday, April 17th at 6:30pm in the Gym. Parents – please be on the lookout for an important email from Mrs. Holmes today.

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 metro this weekend at OMHS and to our softball team in their metro and to our track team at the Mtn. Brook Invite.

Girls Basketball tryouts will be held the following dates and times:

Monday, April 24th 3:00 p.m. – 5 :30 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Together

Tuesday, April 25th 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. 8th Grade; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 7th Grade

Wednesday, April 26th 3:00 p.m. – 5 :30 p.m. 7th and 8th Grade Together

Thursday, April 27th 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7th Grade; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 8th

OMMS Girls Basketball

OMMS Football Sign Ups – Spring Training for current 6th & 7th graders will be held in early May. There will be a Parent Meeting on Monday, May 1st @ 5:30 PM 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 on May 1 thru May 5th from 3:30 until 6 pm for upcoming 7th and 8th graders who are interested in tryouts. All required documents must be uploaded into Dragonfly before April 28th.  OMMS Boys Basketball

BSN:  Get ready, OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL fan!  This April, we’re *showering* you with 15% OFF sitewide when you spend $100+. Savings that will go a long way when you start loading all those fresh, spring OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL looks into your cart. Remember to use code EXTRA15 at checkout—now thru 4/30.  Check us out on social to learn more. Go OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL!  


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.