OLHMS Weekly

~Week of 9/14/21~

8TH Grade Scholars Reading Morning Announcements Live

Mustang Families,

We hope everyone received the “Special Edition” Newsletter this morning for our OLHMS 9/11 Memorial Tribute. Families can expect to receive these special editions when our school and scholars take part in large learning events. We are so proud of our entire school community for taking the time to be informed and involved in the remembrance of a day we will never forget. We are also looking forward to welcoming our 5th grade students later this week to take part in the interactive 9/11 exhibit- along with our local community on the 16th.

Buses: Everyone should be aware that we are working with a third party company, First Student to ensure buses are running smoothly and on time. This has caused much frustration for all of us. We will do our best to get communications out as soon as we know if buses are running late.

Our estimated departure time from the middle school is 3:30 PM. Now that we have gotten a couple challenges ironed out, like auto calls not connecting, parents should expect auto calls for extremely late buses only.

Breakfast: Families please remind our scholars that order a breakfast in the morning to help keep our building and neighborhood clean by disposing garbage properly. We are experiencing daily challenges with students leaving garbage on the bus and all over our community. Please remind our scholars to be respectful.

Lunch: Here is the link for the September Lunch Menu . Please remember there is a free option, but any items not included with the free lunch will become a charge to your account.

Medical Forms: If you have not already done so, please submit your medical forms to our Nurse’s office.

Parent Pick Up and Drop Off: Please continue to exercise a courteous approach when dropping off and picking up scholars! Scholars should not be running across the street to get into your vehicles- we have had a few very close calls with students almost getting hit by a car.

Media Center Focus Group: We are very excited about capital funding updates to our library this summer! Please email Mr. Cassidy, our D123 Facility Manager at lcassidy@d123.org if you are interested in participating in a focus group on the 9/13 or 9/20.

Amazon Smile Account: Our lovely PTSA has requested that we utilize and promote the PTSA Amazon Smile Account. Here is the link Amazon Smile. Parents/ staff would need to choose Oak Lawn Hometown Middle PTSA.

OLHMS Parent Compact : Please take a look at and sign our parent Title 1 compact or look for the printed version coming soon. We would like these on file singed by the 24th.

Save the Date:

September 16: PTSA Open Gym and 9/11 Exhibit

  • 6:00pm-7:30pm

October 21: OLHMS High School Fair

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm

OLHMS High School Fair Flyer
Bitmoji of Dr. McNichols driving a car and bus with a smile

Support Needed

Mustang Families,

Please help one another continue to have a smile on our faces when transporting students to and from school! We need everyone’s continued support and patience. Our bus routes have become more timely, but we are still experiencing delays with specific routes. We are also having many challenges with student behavior on buses. Please remind our scholars to be respectful of themselves, the bus drivers and their peers.

During parent pick up, we have been noticing a very concerning number of narrow misses from students in the back of the building (Oak Center Drive) almost being hit by other parents picking students up. Please do not allow scholars to cross the street in the middle of the road. Please politely follow the guidance of staff members attempting to keep everyone safe. The last thing any of us want is for an accident that could have been avoided.

Join the Band in Oak Lawn-Hometown SD 123!

Remember it's as easy as 1..2..3..

Step 1: Learn about Band in D123

go to: https://sites.google.com/d123.org/joind123band/home

Step 2: Fill out the “Band Instrument Preference” form.

We’ll do this at school during the week of September 13. You’ll need to know if you’re planning to join the Band and which instruments are your top 2 choices.

Step 3: Attend the Band Registration & Instrument Rental Meeting at OLHMS

(Parents only, please)

Pick ONE meeting to attend:

Thursday, Sept 23 at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm


Friday, Sept 24 at 9am

PTSA Spooktacular Flyer

PTSA Spooktacular

Want to help plan the D123 Spooktacular?

We met on Monday September 13 to start planning?

PTSA OPEN GYM & 9/11 Memorial Exhibit Flyer for September 16th

PTSA Open Gym Night & 9/11 Memorial Exhibit

Thursday, September 16th

Open Gym Night/ 9/11 Memorial Exhibit Flyer Link

PTSA Open Gym: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

$5.00 fee for Non-PTSA Members

FREE for PTSA Members

9/11 Memorial Exhibit: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Free for Everyone

Feeling generous but fundraisers aren't your thing? Here is your pass to still help the PTSA give your kids a great year at school. Go to our memberhub store, purchase the Guilt-Free Giving Pass, and opt out of our other fundraisers for the year, guilt-free.

First Student Bus Driver Recruitment Flyer

First Student Bus Driver Recruitment

Here is the flyer to apply today with First Student Bus Company- Drivers Needed!

Live Like Abby @ Fall on the Green

Proceeds from this year's Fall on the Green are being donated to LLA and two other charities.

LLA Activities at Fall on the Green are scheduled for September 11h & 12th.

We are also looking for volunteers. They can use this link to sign up.

Register Today for the 6K Run/Walk with World Vision at OLHMS on September 16th!

On Saturday, September 18th, we will once again be hosting our annual 6K walk/run in conjunction with World Vision to raise funds for clean water projects and education for the children of Africa. We walk/run 6K to represent the average distance young girls in Africa must walk to retrieve dirty, contaminated water for their families.

Online registration is now open at https://www.teamworldvision.org/event/d123.

We are encouraging all students, staff, community members, families, and friends to join us in this endeavor. You will see on the link the cost is $30 for an adult and $20 for a student. Your registration includes a t-shirt, race bib with a photo of a child you will be assisting, and a finisher's medal.

School Mission and Vision