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Photos courtesy of Shelby County Schools.

Since she wasn’t always strong in math, Jackson said she believes it gives her an advantage as a teacher because she knows her students feel frustrated and defeated. more

Jan 27, 2017 4:26 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Melissa Scott.

BEST is a competition where robots are designed to have the ability to carry out specific tasks. more

Jan 27, 2017 4:10 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo by Sarah Cook.

For almost two years, Rebekah Austin, who teaches third grade at Oak Mountain Elementary School, has been using robots to teach students critical thinking skills. more

Dec 28, 2016 7:24 PM Oak Mountain Schools

OMMS Toys for Tots

Erica Techo

The students presented the toys to the U.S. Marine Corps during an assembly on Dec. 5. more

Dec 6, 2016 2:27 AM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Cassandra Mickens.

Students from Oak Mountain High School were among 200 teenagers from 18 schools who attended the “UR KEYS 2 DRV” Teen Driver Safety Summit on Oct. 27. more

Nov 21, 2016 10:31 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photos by Sarah Cook.

Every day at 11:15 a.m., Oak Mountain High School students have an hour all to themselves more

Nov 21, 2016 10:16 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Caleb Van Geffen, a senior at Oak Mountain High School, has been selected to serve as a member of the 2016-2017 State Superintendent Student Advisory Council. more

Oct 25, 2016 6:13 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Four Oak Mountain High School students have been named National Merit Semifinalists for the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program competition. more

Oct 25, 2016 6:12 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Oak Mountain Elementary

OMES students are encouraged to participate in themed dress-up days which promote healthy and safe choices. more

Oct 24, 2016 7:55 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Oak Mountain Homecoming 2016

Sarah Finnegan

The gym at Oak Mountain High School saw just as much action as the football field during homecoming week. more

Oct 17, 2016 3:01 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

The Oak Mountain Elementary School Fall Festival featured a vendor hallway, a silent auction, moon bounces, inflatable obstacle courses, crafts, games and a big screen for the weekend's big football games. more

Oct 16, 2016 10:28 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Courtesy of Jennifer Northrup

For Jennifer Northrup, the best awards are smiles, bright eyes and the excited babble of high-pitched voices. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:17 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Courtesy of Jennifer Northrup

Oak Mountain Elementary School teacher Jennifer Northrup was named one of five finalists in the state for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. more

Jul 29, 2016 9:28 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Oak Mountain Middle School teacher Sherri Whitehead was named the VEX IQ teacher of the year at the 2016 VEX Worlds robotics competition. more

May 25, 2016 5:33 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Proceeds from the game benefit the OMHS football team and band. more

May 5, 2016 5:05 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Photo courtesy of Rebekah Austin.

Debbie Horton may be principal of Oak Mountain Elementary School now, but she doesn’t feel all that far removed from her bus-driving days. more

Feb 22, 2016 4:56 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Character in Action

Erica Techo

The Shelby County school system and juvenile court handed out five Character in Action awards. more

Jan 27, 2016 1:27 PM Oak Mountain Schools

Covered with Love

Sydney Cromwell

With the help of a grant from the Shelby County Schools Foundation, Melinda Gargiulo has taught her students each step of making a quilt. more

Dec 18, 2015 11:18 AM Oak Mountain Schools

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Sydney Cromwell

OMMS raises money for Toys for Tots every year. This year, eighth grade student and NJHS member Ryan Hall said the school raised $22,895 to donate to the Marine Corps’ annual toy drive. more

Dec 11, 2015 11:15 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Erica Techo

Third-grade students led an Hour of Code kickoff assembly on Friday, Dec. 4. more

Dec 4, 2015 3:23 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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