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January 20th Announcements

2021-2022 Yearbooks are for sale:  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

Space Camp Program:  Middle-school students living in Alabama are eligible to attend a special Space Camp program free of charge. Students ages 12 to 14 may apply for Space Academy for Leading Students in Alabama, or SALSA, a Space Camp program funded by the Alabama legislature. Two students in each Alabama legislative district will receive a scholarship to attend SALSA, which promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics education along with leadership skills.  To be eligible for SALSA, students must apply for the scholarship. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will then forward a notice of application to the members of the Alabama House of Representatives or the Alabama Senate representing the district in which the students reside. Each member will nominate two students to receive a scholarship to attend SALSA.  Travel to and from the U.S. Space & Rocket Center is not included.  To learn more, visit www.spacecamp.com/salsa  The SALSA 2022 application is now open at https://spacecamp.smapply.io/  The deadline to apply is February 21, 2022. 

Coding Club: members make sure to add our February meeting dates to your calendar. We will meet  February 16th and 23rd from 3 P.M. – 4 P.M. Please check your email for more details, and contact Mrs. Carter, h2carter@shelbed.org, with any questions.

OMMS SPORTS

Softball: practice is canceled today. 

Wrestling: practice is canceled today.

Basketball:  Good luck to our basketball teams as they play Simmons today.  Girls at home and boys at Simmons.

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  We’re jumpin’ right into January with a FLASH SALE from BSN!  Right now, take 20% OFF when you use code: FAV22 to score all your favorite shirts, hoodies and accessories through our OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Sideline Store. Don’t wait–sale ends 1/21!  http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:  All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

January 19th Announcements

2021-2022 Yearbooks are for sale:  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

OMMS SPORTS

Wrestling:  Good luck to our wrestling team at home today in the Shelby County Scuffle!  Come see the best of Shelby County!  Student admission is free!

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. Students may see Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  We’re jumpin’ right into January with a FLASH SALE from BSN!  Right now, take 20% OFF when you use code: FAV22 to score all your favorite shirts, hoodies and accessories through our OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL Sideline Store. Don’t wait–sale ends 1/21!  http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:  All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

January 14th Announcements

Report Cards:  will be sent home with students today.

School Holiday:  Monday, January 17th, in observance of the birthday of Dr. M.L. King, Jr., schools and offices will be closed.

2021-2022 Yearbooks are for sale:  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

JUNA: will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

OMMS SPORTS

Wrestling:  Good luck to our wrestling team at the Jim Pressler Duals at Spain Park this weekend! The last home wrestling meet is Wednesday, January 19th for the Shelby County Scuffle!  Come see the best of Shelby County!  Students get in free! 

Track and Field Tryouts:  will be held February 2nd and 3rd right after school at the OMMS track. You must be 100% in DragonFly to try out and follow the link to sign up. See Coach Chumbley or Coach Jenness if you have  questions. https://forms.gle/J3RwU6S6mnNtKZTQ7

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:  All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

January 13th Announcements

Bus Route for Tomorrow:  Bus 07-25 will run as normal tomorrow.

School Holiday:  Monday, January 17th, in observance of the birthday of Dr. M.L. King, Jr.  Schools and offices will be closed.

2021-2022 Yearbooks are for sale:  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help.  Ad purchases are due by February 5th!

JUNA: will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

Robotics:  Good luck to our Robotics teams today at the North Jefferson Middle School Robotics Tournament!

OMMS SPORTS

Basketball:  Good luck to our basketball teams tonight against Liberty Park.  Girls are at home and boys are at Liberty Park.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of January. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS

OMHS Men’s Basketball:  All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

January 12th Announcements

Attendance Reminder:  Per Alabama State Board of Education, all absence excuses must be submitted within three (3) days of a student’s return to class.  If your student missed any days the week prior to Christmas Break (December 13th-16th), the deadline to submit an excuse – both doctor and parent excuses – is tomorrow Wednesday, January 13th.  If you have not already submitted an excuse, please submit all excuses electronically to  scboe-omms@shelbyed.org

Bus Route Change for tomorrow:  Bus 07-25 will not run the AM or PM route tomorrow, Thursday, January 13th.

2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale:  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students: need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

Yearbook ads are available for purchase:  Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help. Thanks so much!

JUNA: will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

OMHS Men’s Basketball:  All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $85 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of December. This will end on 1/31/22 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

January 11th Announcements

2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale!  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.  Get them while they are hot!

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

Yearbook ads are available for purchase. Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help. Thanks so much!

JUNA will not meet again until Monday, January 24th.  JUNA members are asked to check their school email for important information.

SGA will not meet tomorrow.

All OM students from elementary to high school age will be admitted free to the last 4 OMHS men’s basketball home games.

Baseball players that are not playing basketball or wrestling need to report to Coach Renfro’s room (A-18) at dismissal today.

Good luck to our basketball teams today as they play Thompson.  Girls at home and boys are away. 

Good luck to our wrestling team at Homewood MS today against Homewood and Piztiz.

Welcome Back to OMMS

We are so happy to welcome your students back to school. The district has revised the Covid guidelines in light of changing recommendations. If your child has recently been exposed, has tested positive, or is currently experiencing symptoms of Covid, please reach out to our school nurse, Amy Marvin at amarvin@shelbyed.org prior to your child returning to school. We have attached the latest district guidelines for your review. 

December 16th Announcements

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Bus change:  Students that ride bus #13-44 will load bus #13-25 at dismissal today. 

Academics First:  will not meet this week.

PE Lost and Found:  will be donated today.

8th Grade ELA:  Students who are in Ms. Marzullo’s 8th grade challenge ELA class will be reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak beginning in January. Books can be purchased on Amazon or at any bookstore. Students must have a copy by January 11th. 

OMMS CNP:  will be offering Grab-N-Go meals from 11:00 – 11:30 on Monday, January 3rd for Monday and Tuesday and will offer meals on Wednesday, January 5th for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Meals (Breakfast and Lunch) will be offered in drive-thru lines. Parents may obtain meals at any Shelby County school.  Parents will pick up the meals by the Kitchen door, on the right side of the building.  Please call the OMMS cafeteria and leave a message at 205-682-5216 by 9am on Monday, 1/3 and Wednesday, 1/5 if you would like to pick up meals at OMMS.

Yearbooks For Sale:  2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale!  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.  Get them while they are hot!

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students:  need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

JUNA members: are asked to check Schoology for important information.

Yearbook ads: are now available for purchase. Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help. Thanks so much!

OMMS SPORTS UPDATES

Kids Join the Fight: OMMS faculty and staff, boys basketball teams and the families of Walker Beery would like to thank each of you for your donations to the Kids Join the Fight organization.  Proceeds from gate and concession stand from last night’s game totaled $1038.95 with an additional $400.00 in general donations.  More information about this charity can be found at Kidsjointhefight.org.

Student Admission Fee:  Students are required to pay an admission fee at all sporting events unless otherwise announced prior to the event.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $90 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of December. This will end on 12/31/21 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS
Enhance Your Student’s Birthday Experience:  Display your OMMS student’s name and birthday wishes on the OMMS electronic outdoor sign.  Message will be displayed for 3 days.  https://tinyurl.com/y4s4tmpo

OM Lacrosse – Registration is now open for the spring season.  www.GBYLA.org

December 15th Announcements

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Bus change:  Students that ride bus #13-44 will load bus #13-35 at dismissal today.  This bus will also run tomorrow morning and afternoon.

Academics First:  will not meet this week.

PE Lost and Found:  will be donated tomorrow.

8th Grade ELA:  Students who are in Ms. Marzullo’s 8th grade challenge ELA class will be reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak beginning in January. Books can be purchased on Amazon or at any bookstore. Students must have a copy by January 11th. 

The SGA is once again hosting a Holiday Spirit Week!  Everyone is encouraged to dress up on the following days:  Thursday, December 16 – Thermal Thursday (Wear PJs or Sweats)

OMMS CNP:  will be offering Grab-N-Go meals from 11:00 – 11:30 on Monday, January 3rd for Monday and Tuesday and will offer meals on Wednesday, January 5th for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Meals (Breakfast and Lunch) will be offered in drive-thru lines. Parents may obtain meals at any Shelby County school.  Parents will pick up the meals by the Kitchen door, on the right side of the building.  Please call the OMMS cafeteria and leave a message at 205-682-5216 by 9am on Monday, 1/3 and Wednesday, 1/5 if you would like to pick up meals at OMMS.

Yearbooks For Sale:  2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale!  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.  Get them while they are hot!

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students:  need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

JUNA members: are asked to check Schoology for important information.

Yearbook ads: are now available for purchase. Parents should visit https://www.balfour.com/ and then search Oak Mountain Middle School. Once there, click on Order Now and fill in the required information. Then, select that you want to purchase an ad. Once it is purchased, a link will be sent to you to design / complete the ad. Please see the attached detailed directions for additional help. Thanks so much!

OMMS SPORTS UPDATES

Boys Basketball teams: are hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness for childhood cancer today during our home games against Clay.  All proceeds from ticket and concession sales will be donated to a charity organization called Kids Join the Fight.  Walker Beery, who was diagnosed with Pediatric Brain Cancer in 2019, started this organization.  Walker sadly passed away earlier this year, but his vision of fighting childhood cancer lives on through this organization.  Students are encouraged to wear yellow to the game in support of the cause.  Additional donations will be accepted at a booth located at the entrance.  Thank you in advance for your support.  More information about this charity can be found at Kidsjointhefight.org.

Student Admission Fee:  Students are required to pay an admission fee at all sporting events unless otherwise announced prior to the event.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $90 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of December. This will end on 12/31/21 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS
Enhance Your Student’s Birthday Experience:  Display your OMMS student’s name and birthday wishes on the OMMS electronic outdoor sign.  Message will be displayed for 3 days.  https://tinyurl.com/y4s4tmpo

OM Lacrosse – Registration is now open for the spring season.  www.GBYLA.org

December 14th Announcements

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Academics First:  will not meet this week.

SGA:  will not meet tomorrow.

6th Grade Math Team Try-Outs: A try-out will be held in Ms. Roberts’ room, C-16, today after school from 3-4 pm. 

PE Lost and Found:  will be donated on Thursday, Dec. 16th.

8th Grade ELA:  Students who are in Ms. Marzullo’s 8th grade challenge ELA class will be reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak beginning in January. Books can be purchased on Amazon or at any bookstore. Students must have a copy by January 11th. 

The SGA is once again hosting a Holiday Spirit Week!  Everyone is encouraged to dress up on the following days:

Wednesday, December 15 – Wacky Tacky Wednesday (Wear your tackiest holiday attire.)

Thursday, December 16 – Thermal Thursday (Wear PJs or Sweats)

OMMS CNP:  will be offering Grab-N-Go meals from 11:00 – 11:30 on Monday, January 3rd for Monday and Tuesday and will offer meals on Wednesday, January 5th for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Meals (Breakfast and Lunch) will be offered in drive-thru lines. Parents may obtain meals at any Shelby County school.  Parents will pick up the meals by the Kitchen door, on the right side of the building.  Please call the OMMS cafeteria and leave a message at 205-682-5216 by 9am on Monday, 1/3 and Wednesday, 1/5 if you would like to pick up meals at OMMS.

Yearbooks For Sale:  2021-2022 yearbooks are for sale!  Go to balfour.com/yearbooks and search for Oak Mountain Middle School.  They are only $40 now through January 31st.  Get them while they are hot!

Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ 8th grade ELA students:  need to have their personal copies of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in class by Thursday, January 13. You may get paperback, hardback, or any cover you can find. Let your teacher know ASAP if you need help getting a book (we have limited free copies). 

OMMS SPORTS UPDATES

Good Luck:  to our wrestling team at Thompson today!

Boys Basketball teams: are hosting a fundraiser to raise awareness for childhood cancer this Wednesday during our home games against Clay.  All proceeds from ticket and concession sales will be donated to a charity organization called Kids Join the Fight.  Walker Beery, who was diagnosed with Pediatric Brain Cancer in 2019, started this organization.  Walker sadly passed away earlier this year, but his vision of fighting childhood cancer lives on through this organization.  Students are encouraged to wear yellow to the game in support of the cause.  Additional donations will be accepted at a booth located at the entrance.  Thank you in advance for your support.  More information about this charity can be found at Kidsjointhefight.org.

Student Admission Fee:  Students are required to pay an admission fee at all sporting events unless otherwise announced prior to the event.

Help OMMS Boosters With Spirit Attire:  This month BSN is offering 20% off on your Sideline Store purchase of $90 or more! The below promotion is good for the entire month of December. This will end on 12/31/21 at 11:59 P.M. EST.  https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OTHER NEWS
Enhance Your Student’s Birthday Experience:  Display your OMMS student’s name and birthday wishes on the OMMS electronic outdoor sign.  Message will be displayed for 3 days.  https://tinyurl.com/y4s4tmpo

OM Lacrosse – Registration is now open for the spring season.  www.GBYLA.org