OMIS holds Back to School Splash

Oak Mountain Intermediate School recently held its eighth-annual Back to School Splash event. (Contributed)

Oak Mountain Intermediate School recently held its eighth-annual Back to School Splash event. (Contributed)

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORTH SHELBY – Oak Mountain Intermediate School recently sponsored another successful Back to School Splash community and fundraising event.

On a day that reached 100 degrees, area students and their families cooled off on water slides, enjoyed amusement park style rides, crafts and refreshments during the eighth annual OMIS Back to School Splash.

Splash provides families the opportunity to meet as Inverness Elementary and Oak Mountain Elementary students merged into the Intermediate school. Students were introduced to one another while enjoying water slides, games and crafts.

Faculty members and their families enjoyed the day’s festivities as well, including beloved School Resource Officer “Officer Mel” Janousek and his children.

Oak Mountain Middle School National Junior Honor Society members and Oak Mountain High School students volunteered to earn community service hours while local businesses showcased their products and services.

“It truly was a day of communal involvement and lasting relationships were built working and playing together,” said Rebecca Sandidge, a parent of two Oak Mountain students.