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Math Camp and SCORE Registration Information

Parents and Students:

I hope your summer is off to a great start. Please carefully read the information below for some quick summer updates:

Opportunity for Math Camp Reopened to Help Students be Prepared

Due to request from parents and students, we are reopening the registration for Summer Math Camp for our rising 6th graders and all OMMS students. We are exceeding blessed to have two of Alabama‚Äôs best teachers (Mrs. Amanda Bittinger and Mr. Jeff Norris) providing specialized instruction to benefit our students at our Math Camps this summer.

The online opportunity to register for Math Camp 2023 will reopen on Monday, June 12th.   If you have not registered your child for one of the Math Camps, please consider this opportunity.  Please see the flier below to select the absolute best time for your child to attend.

SCORE Online Registration Process Continues for Returning Students

Thanks to all of you who have already completed the online registration process.  If you have not already registered, please go ahead and upload your two proofs of residency in addition to your parent/guardian identification and pay registration fees.  (Special Note:  Please use a computer to upload the registration forms, particularly the proofs of residency.  We have encountered several complications receiving uploads from cell phones.)

I express my deepest appreciation to each of you who have already included donations to the school in addition to paying the registration fees as we prepare for the new school year.  With all local funding needed to maintain operations in a school, we are constantly in need of funding in a wide variety of areas throughout the school.  (For example, the cost of maintaining student restrooms with soap, paper towels, and cleaning products exceeds $1000 each month.)

All contributions made to OMMS are used to pay for student services support, copier rental/maintenance which is used by teachers in all subject areas, and building janitorial supplies (paper towels, bathroom tissue, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, etc.  Your donations greatly enhance our daily operation and should be tax deductible

I hope your summer continues to go smoothly. We are excited about each new school year, but it is always nice to step back and have plenty of time to prepare for a great school year.  Thank you for your continuous support of our schools.

Sincerely,

Larry Haynes

Dr. Larry Haynes, Principal

May 23rd Announcements

23-24 Registration Information:

 If you are having problems with the SCORE registration link, Shelby County Schools recently updated our website which may alter the effectiveness of the original SCORE link that was sent previously.  If you have any complications, please use this new link to the updated website to access SCORE: 

https://score.shelbyed.k12.al.us/login

Attention parents of students who have medication in the health room: the Alabama Department of Health does not allow ANY medications to be stored in the health room over the summer. Please contact the school nurse to make plans to pick up your student’s medication or to have it discarded. You can reach her at amarvin@shelbyed.org or 205-682-5347. Any medication not picked up by 1pm on May 25th will be discarded according to policy.

OMMS PTO Pre-Packaged School Supply Sale information attached.

All Chromebooks, cases, and chargers need to be turned as soon as possible. Students are not allowed to keep Chromebooks over the summer. 

Sports Information:

Boys Basketball Parent Meeting for summer league for upcoming 7th and 8th graders will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 6 pm. The meeting will be held in the OMMS gym.

BSN:  Warmer days are here! Make sure you‚Äôre ready with a little help from Sideline Store. We‚Äôve got all your NEW favorite summer tees, tanks, shorts and more‚ÄĒin stock and ready to ship. Tons of quality, lightweight styles to choose from and in exclusive designs you won‚Äôt find anywhere else. Style your summer now at your OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL store.

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

May 16th Announcements

Bus Information: Students that ride bus 13-41 will ride bus 09-63 today running at approximately 3:30pm from OMMS.

Dress Up Days continue this week:  Wacky Tacky Wednesday and Groovy GOOM Thursday (this is also the 6th grade Dove/Hawk Day). The PJ Day has been rescheduled to NEXT Tuesday, May 23.  

8th graders in Elective wheel classes: Please remember that tomorrow is the last day to return your signed CTEC Field Trip Permission Form.

JUNA:  The new 2023 JUNA Team members will be posted outside A17 during advisory tomorrow.  

Attention parents of students who have medication in the health room: the Alabama Department of Health does not allow ANY medications to be stored in the health room over the summer. Please contact the school nurse to make plans to pick up your student’s medication or to have it discarded. You can reach her at amarvin@shelbyed.org or 205-682-5347. Any medication not picked up by 1pm on May 25th will be discarded according to policy.

Yearbooks! Online ordering for yearbooks through Jostens is now closed. Any remaining yearbooks will be available on May 19th on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to purchase one on that date, please send $50.00 (check or cash – checks made out to OMMS) on May 19th. Students will pick up their yearbooks that day during their PE class. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

Yearbook: is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year! An email has already been sent to all OMMS students. If interested, please fill out the Google Form and submit it by May 22nd. If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org). Thank you so much!

OMMS Choir: The OMMS Eagle Extravaganza will be Saturday, May 20 at 7pm in the OMHS Performing Arts Center. Be entertained by soloists, dancers, comedy routines, and instrumentalists! Purchase tickets here: https://gofan.co/app/events/973287?schoolId=AL67656

Shelby Cares:  In the 22-23 school year the Shelby Cares School Based Mental Health program has served 43 students from the Oak Mountain zone.  

Please help Shelby County Schools show support for the cause of Mental Health Awareness by encouraging your students & staff to wear Green on May 18th!  All photos of students and/or staff wearing green can be shared to #ShelbyCaresGoesGreen or emailed to Cindy Warner

Eagle Ambassadors:  Newly selected Eagle Ambassadors should plan to meet Monday morning 5/22 in B-10 at 7:20 AM.

SGA:  The results of the SGA Officer Election will be posted on the SGA Blog by 4:00pm today.  The new officers will meet in room C20 TOMORROW morning at 7:20am.

OMMS PTO Pre-Packaged School Supply Sale information attached.

Sports Information:

OMHS Baseball:  Rising 9th graders who are interested in trying out for OMHS baseball next season need to complete the Google form signup.  OMHS Baseball Tryout Signup Form

BSN:  This May, we‚Äôre giving you 20% OFF OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and more when you spend $100+. No need to pick and choose. Now you can score. It. ALL. Just tap in code MAY23 at checkout. Better hurry‚ÄĒsales ends 5/31.  Check us out on social to learn more. Go OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

XC:  Make-up XC tryouts are postponed to tomorrow from 3-4pm.

Community Information:

May 12th Announcements

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Bus Information:  Students that ride bus 13-41 will ride bus 09-63 today running at approximately 3:30pm from OMMS.

The SGA would like to celebrate the end of the school year with some fun dress up days next week. Monday, May 15 РMarvelous Monday/Dress for Success ; Tuesday, May 16 РTropical Tuesday; Wednesday, May 17 РWacky Tacky Wednesday; Thursday, May 18 РGroovy GOOM (this will also be the 6th grade Dove/Hawk Day); Friday, May 19 РPajama Day

OMMS PTO Pre-Packaged School Supply Sale information attached.

JUNA: Any 6th or 7th grader interested in being a part of the JUNA (Junior United Nations Assembly) team can pick up an application in room A17.  Completed applications are due today.

Attention parents of students who have medication in the health room: the Alabama Department of Health does not allow ANY medications to be stored in the health room over the summer. Please contact the school nurse to make plans to pick up your student’s medication or to have it discarded. You can reach her at amarvin@shelbyed.org or 205-682-5347. Any medication not picked up by 1pm on May 25th will be discarded according to policy.

Yearbooks! Online ordering for yearbooks through Jostens is now closed. Any remaining yearbooks will be available on May 19th on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to purchase one on that date, please send $50.00 (check or cash – checks made out to OMMS) on May 19th. Students will pick up their yearbooks that day during their PE class. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

Yearbook is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year! An email has already been sent to all OMMS students. If interested, please fill out the Google Form and submit it by May 22nd. If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org). Thank you so much!

OMMS Choir: The OMMS Eagle Extravaganza will be Saturday, May 20 at 7pm in the OMHS Performing Arts Center. Be entertained by soloists, dancers, comedy routines, and instrumentalists! Purchase tickets here: https://gofan.co/app/events/973287?schoolId=AL67656

Shelby Cares:  In the 22-23 school year the Shelby Cares School Based Mental Health program has served 43 students from the Oak Mountain zone.  

Please help Shelby County Schools show support for the cause of Mental Health Awareness by encouraging your students & staff to wear Green on May 18th!  All photos of students and/or staff wearing green can be shared to #ShelbyCaresGoesGreen or emailed to Cindy Warner

Sports Information:

OMHS Baseball:  Rising 9th graders who are interested in trying out for OMHS baseball next season need to complete the Google form signup.  OMHS Baseball Tryout Signup Form

BSN:  This May, we‚Äôre giving you 20% OFF OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and more when you spend $100+. No need to pick and choose. Now you can score. It. ALL. Just tap in code MAY23 at checkout. Better hurry‚ÄĒsales ends 5/31.  Check us out on social to learn more. Go OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

Community Information:

CASA Superhero 5K/Fun Run, Saturday, May 13th, 2023, 8am at Pelham City Park.

May 9th Announcements

Emoji OMMS is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 8th – 12th, in conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Emoji We would love for your kiddos to recognize our teachers on the corresponding days with any gesture, like a thank you note! (see attached flyer)

Emoji The PTO is also honoring our teachers and staff with daily treats. (see attachment)

Emoji Please visit the sign up link below for different ways you can help make this a special week for our school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45a4aa2ca6fdc16-teacher#/

OMMS PTO Pre-Packaged School Supply Sale information attached.

JUNA: Any 6th or 7th grader interested in being a part of the JUNA (Junior United Nations Assembly) team can pick up an application in room A17.  Completed applications are due by Friday, May 12th.

Eagle Ambassadors:  Students interviewing for eagle ambassadors tomorrow should plan to stay after school and meet in B-10. You will have about 15 minutes to change clothing if you would like to. You may drop off any clothing to B-10 tomorrow morning if needed.

Yearbooks! Online ordering for yearbooks through Jostens is now closed. Any remaining yearbooks will be available on May 19th on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to purchase one on that date, please send $50.00 (check or cash – checks made out to OMMS) on May 19th. Students will pick up their yearbooks that day during their PE class. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

Phase 1: will meet Thursday, May 11th after school. Students will ride a bus to Oak Mountain High School to work on a project. Parents MUST send in a signed permission slip to Mr. Norris by Wednesday, May 10th in order for students to attend. Parents will pick students up at 4:30 at OMHS that afternoon.

OMMS Choir: The OMMS Eagle Extravaganza will be Saturday, May 20 at 7pm in the OMHS Performing Arts Center. Be entertained by soloists, dancers, comedy routines, and instrumentalists! Purchase tickets here: https://gofan.co/app/events/973287?schoolId=AL67656

The library will be closed before school tomorrow.

OMMS Choir:Please join us for the Spring Choir Concert on Thursday, May 11 at 7pm at Metropolitan Church.

SGA:  will meet tomorrow morning at 7:20am in room C-20.

Sports Information:

Cross Country Sign-Ups:  Any current 6th or 7th grader interested in running cross country for the Fall needs to complete this Google Form https://forms.gle/pdnQbXkxvJVMcTcM7 (the form can also be found on XC website) and make sure to have their DragonFly profile 100% complete prior to evals on May 10th. See Coach Chumbley (Room C-19) for more details. 

OMHS Baseball:  Rising 9th graders who are interested in trying out for OMHS baseball next season need to complete the Google form signup.  OMHS Baseball Tryout Signup Form

BSN:  This May, we‚Äôre giving you 20% OFF OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and more when you spend $100+. No need to pick and choose. Now you can score. It. ALL. Just tap in code MAY23 at checkout. Better hurry‚ÄĒsales ends 5/31.  Check us out on social to learn more. Go OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

Community information:

Girls Can:  There are a few more spots for the Girls Can camp held June 5-7 for girls currently in 8th – 10th grade.  The camp is designed to expose girls to numerous careers in the construction industry.  The girls will also learn how to safely use power tools to create a few projects.  Deadline to sign up has been extended to Wednesday, May 10.  The link to register is bit.ly/Girls-Can-Camp-23

May 5th Announcements

Emoji OMMS is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week May 8th – 12th, in conjunction with National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Emoji We would love for your kiddos to recognize our teachers on the corresponding days with any gesture, like a thank you note! (see attached flyer)

Emoji The PTO is also honoring our teachers and staff with daily treats. (see attachment)

Emoji Please visit the sign up link below for different ways you can help make this a special week for our school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e45a4aa2ca6fdc16-teacher#/

8th Grade Banquet: Fees are due today.  Please use this link 8th Grade Banquet Tickets or visit the OMMS website.

OTM Candle Fundraiser: Deadline to order is TODAY for this OMMS Fundraiser! 40% of sales goes to OMMS PTO
* candles to smell are available in the Oak Mountain Middle School lobby if you would like to drop by and sample.* fragrance descriptions on Google form. *These are GREAT for Teacher Appreciation Week (Next Week) and Mother’s Day! (They will come gift wrapped)

*Samples Available to smell in the OMMS Lobby* * Orders can be placed here…..OTM Candles

OMMS PTO Pre-Packaged School Supply Sale information attached.

Rising OMHS 9th graders & new students & parents: We’d love to see you next Monday, May 8 at 6 p.m for our HS 101 program.¬†Counselors and Admin will share what to expect at high school, including scheduling tips, differences between MS and HS, and ways to get plugged in. We‚Äôll also have time to let students and parents tour the building. We’ll see you there!

JUNA: Any 6th or 7th grader interested in being a part of the JUNA (Junior United Nations Assembly) team can pick up an application in room A17.  Completed applications are due by Friday, May 12th.

Eagle Ambassadors: Interviews will be after school on 5/10.

Yearbooks! Online ordering for yearbooks through Jostens is now closed. Any remaining yearbooks will be available on May 19th on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to purchase one on that date, please send $50.00 (check or cash – checks made out to OMMS) on May 19th. Students will pick up their yearbooks that day during their PE class. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

Phase 1: will meet next Thursday, May 11th after school. Students will ride a bus to Oak Mountain High School to work on a project. Parents MUST send in a signed permission slip to Mr. Norris by Wednesday, May 10th in order for students to attend. Parents will pick students up at 4:30 at OMHS that afternoon.

OMMS Choir:  Come be entertained at the Eagle Extravaganza on Saturday, May 20 at the OMHS Performing Arts Center. Be dazzled by the OMMS Choir soloists, dancers, comedy acts, instrumentalists, and the show choir!  Purchase tickets HERE.Lost and found items will be donated after today.

OMMS Sports Information:
OM Mtn. Bike Team News: The middle school continues to excel this season and are currently in 2nd place in the state!  Final race is this weekend at Fort McClellan.  Lillian B: 3rd, 6th Grade Girls; Colin P: 4th, 8th Grade Boys; James Mc: 1st and division points leader, 8th Grade Boys; Top 10:  Sophia G,  Ryan U; Top 25:  Dillon A, Morgan B, Ella G, Aidan S.  Way to #SOAR!!!

BSN:  This May, we‚Äôre giving you 20% OFF OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and more when you spend $100+. No need to pick and choose. Now you can score. It. ALL. Just tap in code MAY23 at checkout. Better hurry‚ÄĒsales ends 5/31.  Check us out on social to learn more. Go OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

Community information:

Girls Can:  There are a few more spots for the Girls Can camp held June 5-7 for girls currently in 8th – 10th grade.  The camp is designed to expose girls to numerous careers in the construction industry.  The girls will also learn how to safely use power tools to create a few projects.  Deadline to sign up has been extended to Wednesday, May 10.  The link to register is bit.ly/Girls-Can-Camp-23

May 2nd Announcements

OTM Candle Fundraiser: Only a few more days to get your orders in for the OMMS Fundraiser! 40% of sales goes to OMMS PTO* candles to smell are available in the Oak Mountain Middle School lobby if you would like to drop by and sample.* fragrance descriptions on Google form. *These are GREAT for Teacher Appreciation Week (Next Week) and Mother’s Day! (They will come gift wrapped)

*Samples Available to smell in the OMMS Lobby* * Orders can be placed here…..OTM Candles

OMMS PTO Pre-Packaged School Supply Sale information attached.

Information is attached for Summer Math Camp opportunities.

SGA will meet tomorrow at 7:20am in C20.  Tomorrow is the last day for any 6th or 7th grader interested in running for a 2023-2024 SGA Officer to pick up an application in room A5, A17, or C20.  Completed applications are due Thursday, May 4th.JUNA:

Any 6th or 7th grader interested in being a part of the JUNA (Junior United Nations Assembly) team can pick up an application in room A17.  Completed applications are due by Friday, May 12th.Eagle Ambassador:

Information about Eagle Ambassador Interviews for upcoming 7th and 8th graders is available outside of B-10 and in the front office. Permission forms are due back to Mrs. Gilmore by 5/3 ( tomorrow) and the interviews will be after school on 5/10.  Current Eagle Ambassadors will meet tomorrow  Morning 5/3 in B-10 at 7:20

Yearbooks! Online ordering for yearbooks through Jostens is now closed. Any remaining yearbooks will be available on May 19th on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to purchase one on that date, please send $50.00 (check or cash – checks made out to OMMS) on May 19th. Students will pick up their yearbooks that day during their PE class. Thank you so much for your support! If you have any questions, please contact either Lucie Harding (lharding@shelbyed.org) or Scott McIndoe (smcindoe@shelbyed.org).

OMMS Sports Information:
XC:  Any current 6th or 7th grader interested in running cross country for the Fall needs to complete this Google Form https://forms.gle/pdnQbXkxvJVMcTcM7 (the form can also be found on XC website) and make sure to have their DragonFly profile 100% complete prior to evals on May 9th. See Coach Chumbley (Room C-19) for more details.

BSN:  This May, we‚Äôre giving you 20% OFF OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL hoodies, tees, shorts, hats and more when you spend $100+. No need to pick and choose. Now you can score. It. ALL. Just tap in code MAY23 at checkout. Better hurry‚ÄĒsales ends 5/31.  Check us out on social to learn more. Go OAK MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL!

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/alabama/birmingham/oak-mountain-middle-school

OMHS & Community Information:

Flyer attached for OMHS Summer Volleyball Kids Camp.

Summer Fest Pick Up Instructions 4.28.23

Information for student pick up from Summer Fest is attached.

Parents: Please PARK & ENTER the building to pick up your student as follows:

6th Grade-5pm dismissal via A Hall, door #2 ONLY

7th Grade-5:30pm dismissal via B Hall, door #3 ONLY

8th Grade-6pm dismissal via C Hall, door #4 ONLY

Note: Students not picked up on time will not be allowed to attend future galas; CARPOOLING is highly encouraged.

Reminder: Summer Fest Online Ticket Orders Deadline

Summer Fest online ticket sales order deadline is today at 10AM.

Join us on Friday, April 28th for our final gala of the year, Summer Fest.  Entry tickets can be purchased on myschoolbucks for $8.Fun tickets are 5 for $5 and can be used for food, games, cake walk, snow cones and concessions. 

SummerFest Entry Ticket 

SummerFest Fun Tickets

Individually wrapped snack cake donations are also needed for the cake walk. Donations can be dropped off in the OMMS office the week of the gala between 4/24-28.  

We will need lots of parent help for this event!   Sign up here.

Information for student pick up from Summer Fest is attached.