Oak Mountain Middle School

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner.

Smith was one of six students from grades 8-12 across to be named a finalist in the competition. more

Feb 19, 2018 8:16 PM Oak Mountain Schools


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Several Oak Mountain Middle School students had success this past December at the SMS Robotics Competition in Opelika. more

Jan 22, 2018 7:06 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Erica Techo

This year's overall teachers of the year were Krysten Gunn from Calera Intermediate, SK Hutchings from Oak Mountain Middle and Michael Zauchin from Oak Mountain High School. more

Dec 5, 2017 7:02 PM Schools

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Former Oak Mountain Middle School teacher Sheryl Jones will be returning to the school to serve as the new assistant principal. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:20 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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Erica Techo

See You At The Pole is a global event where students are encouraged to gather for worship and prayer before school. more

Sep 27, 2017 3:38 PM Chelsea Schools


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Robotics program growing ‘exponentially’ as students find stepping stone in STEM. more

Aug 23, 2017 2:36 PM Oak Mountain Schools


Sydney Cromwell

QuiltFest continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oak Mountain Middle School. more

Jun 16, 2017 9:22 PM People/Places


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When Henry Jacobs applied to be a Sports Illustrated Kids reporter in March, he did so for fun and to see if he would actually get chosen. more

May 24, 2017 5:37 PM Oak Mountain Schools

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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

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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OMMS 6th-grader down on sidelines as Sports Illustrated Kids reporter. more

Oct 25, 2016 4:16 PM People/Places

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Shelby County students will have a new after-school opportunity this year. more

Aug 30, 2016 2:30 PM 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


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​Students in the gifted education classes at Oak Mountain Elementary had the opportunity to work with the robotics department at Oak Mountain Middle School. more

Apr 26, 2016 10:13 PM Schools


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​Two sixth-grade Oak Mountain Middle School robotics teams won a statewide championship March 12. The teams are led by Sherri Whitehead. more

Apr 26, 2016 10:12 PM 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

Toys for Tots

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

With the thunderous sound of students singing Christmas carols in the background, Oak Mountain Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society recently filled a U-Haul truck with toys to brighten other children’s Christmases. more

Dec 21, 2015 4:58 PM 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

Covered with love

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

At Oak Mountain Middle School, students in Melinda Gargiulo’s class are learning to make quilts one fabric square at a time. If the stitches are a little crooked, the veterans who will receive the finished quilts probably won’t mind. more

Nov 2, 2015 6:37 PM Oak Mountain Schools