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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

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Photo courtesy of Cade May.

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

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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

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Photo courtesy of Cindy Warner.

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

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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

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

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

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Sydney Cromwell

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

People/Places

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Photo submitted by Kelly Jacobs.

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

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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

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OMMS Toys for Tots

Erica Techo

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

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Photo courtesy of Beth Ronilo.

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

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Photo by Erica Techo

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

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

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Photo courtesy of Rebekah Austin.

​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

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Photo courtesy of Kelly Forrest.

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

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Character in Action

Erica Techo

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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June 2018