About Us

Christopher Rattay

Christopher Rattay Principal christopher_rattay@hcpss.org

Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger (Ms. "DW")

Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger (Ms. "DW") Assistant Principal Michele_Doyle-Wetzelberger@hcpss.org
Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger is beginning her first year as Assistant Principal at Ellicott Mills Middle School. Her experience as a middle school educator in English, Social Studies, Gifted and Talented and as an Administrative Intern has spanned more than 30 years.

School Overview

Staff Hours:  7:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Front Office / Phone Hours:  7:55 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Student Hours:

  • 8:10 a.m.    Doors Open for ALL Students (Bus and Car Riders)
  • 8:15 a.m.    Students May Report to Homeroom
  • 8:25 a.m.    Classes Begin
  • 3:09 p.m.    Dismissal Bell and Announcements
  • 3:45 p.m.    EMMS Doors Close (All after-school pickups should go through a select set of doors - this will be communicated to effected students and their parents.)

Student Late Arrival / Early Dismissal:

  • Students who arrive to school after 8:25 a.m. should report to the Student Services Office to Ms. Rice, opposite the Main Office.
  • Students who are to be dismissed early can bring a note to the Student Services Office in the morning and receive a pass.
  • Parents/Guardians who must take their child out during the school day should report to the Student Services Office and sign them out.
    • Per EMMS policy, we cannot call a student out of instructional time prior to parent arrival in the Student Services Office.

Student Absence Directions:

If your child is sick and cannot attend school, there is no need to call and report the absence. You are required to send a written, signed note of explanation within 48 hours of your child's return to school. Please include your child's full name, grade, and the reason for the absence. 

     Student Absence Pre-Printed Letter: For Your Convenience, you may print and use the following "Note to School"

School Profile: Ellicott Mills Middle School
Fast facts about Ellicott Mills MS listing special programs, total enrollment, accomplishments and more.

MSDE Individual School Performance Report
The Individual School Performance Report for each school is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and reflects the school's proficiency levels on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA).

Community Superintendent

With a focus on instruction as a birth-through-graduation continuum, Community Superintendents better position the school system to support students throughout their entire journey with HCPSS. View community superintendents by regional area.

Community Superintendent Area 3: Pat Saunderson

Board of Education Representative

Howard County public schools are divided into school clusters, which are assigned to individual Board members to facilitate school visitations, attend special events, and provide a point of contact for each school community. View all BOE school cluster assignments.

EMMS BOE Representative: Ananta Hejeebu