EMMS Eagle News - May 14, 2021

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 8:01am
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, May 14, 2021


  • May 31: Schools and Offices Closed (Memorial Day)
  • June 10: Schools Closed 3-Hours Early
  • June 11: Schools Closed 3-Hours Early
  • June 14: Schools Closed 3-Hours Early
  • June 15: Schools Closed 3-Hours Early
NOTE: HCPSS will continue with posting grades electronically. 4th Quarter report cards will not be printed and mailed home this year. Families can print a copy or request a copy from the school.

Spring 2021 MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Assessment

MAP Reading will be administered on Wednesday, May 19th, to students in Grades 6, 7, and 8. 
Note: All Grade 8 GT ELA students (first or second semester) are exempt. 
Students who are virtual on Wednesdays will complete the assessment from home and ‘E’ Day students who are testing will report to EMMS at the regular time.   
MAP Reading will be administered from 8:45 to 11:15 AM. 

T-Shirt Size needed by 3:30 pm, Monday 5/17  


The EMMS 8th Grade Team requires your T-shirt size no later than 3:30pm on 5/17, so that EMMS and EMMS PTA can purchase a class T-shirt for EVERY 8th-grade student. The t-shirt is a Mr. Bracco original! Please fill out the following form using your (student) active directory log-in.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Mrs. Long and the 8th Grade Team


EMMS Teachers, Staff, and Elliott the Eagle are proud to announce the Eagle Eye Drawing Winners for this week! 
Grade 6: Daniel Hong
Grade 7: Sarika Jonnala
Grade 8: Emily Zheng


Items are shipped directly to you. There are LOTS of different items to choose from (even masks) and you have the ability to CUSTOMIZE with a school design and more. Feel free to contact Ms. Jennifer Johnson ("JJ") @ jennifer_l_johnson@hcpss.org if you have any questions.

Please Return EMMS Media Books/Materials: Students, please take some time to locate overdue library books and play-a-ways that you borrowed either from our EMMS Media Center or from your elementary schools last year. You may return all media items to the permanent return bin in front of EMMS 24/7! If you have any questions about library items, please reach out to our EMMS Media Center staff: donna_monger@hcpss.org or christina_batelka@hcpss.org. Thank you for your cooperation!
Returning Textbooks: There are three ways for you to return borrow textbooks. 
  1. Bring the textbook back with you when you come to a distribution event.
  2. You are welcome to drop off any textbooks any weekday 7 am to 3 pm. There is a cart in the vestibule on the left that you may simply place the book there. 
  3. Please feel free to drop the textbook in the Media Center bin located under the overhang at the top of the bus loop any day, any time. 
Family Technology Support: Before contacting the Technology Support Team, please make sure that you have checked all of the resources available to you @ hcpss.me. If you still have a Canvas or Synergy technology-related question, please complete this form, and a member of our support team will be in touch with you within 2 school days.

NEWS From Our Feeder High Schools

Howard High School:

Mt. Hebron High School:

  • As we look ahead to next year, I invite you to join the Mt. Hebron Marching Unit as a member of the MtH Colorguard. The MtH Colorguard (known as the Cavaliers) spin flags and manipulates other props, adding an important visual element to the Marching Unit. This auxiliary group is open to any Mt. Hebron student interested in being a part of our family. No prior experience is required, and students do not have to be enrolled in a performing ensemble to participate.  Color Guard is a non-graded, extra-curricular activity. So… talk it up with your friends and get involved. Click here to download the flyer. Interested students should contact Mr. Fischer at joe_fischer@hcpss.org.
  • SUMMER SPORTS CAMPS - Due to Covid restrictions, unfortunately, Mt Hebron High School is unable to hold camps this summer.


Free Meals: As a reminder, all students, whether in-person, hybrid or virtual, can receive school meals at no cost to families.
Superintendent’s Plan for Fall Return: In this recent statement, Superintendent Martirano reiterated his support for fully in-person, five days per week instruction for all students for the entire 2021-2022 school year.

Provide Consent for Voluntary Student COVID-19 Testing: Learn more.

Optional Pronoun Settings: Learn more.
2020-2021 End of Year Updates: Learn more.
Enrollment is OPEN for the 2021-2022 School Year: Learn more.
Current HCPSS students DO NOT need to be re-enrolled each school year.
However, take a moment to update your student’s FAMILY FILE,
especially your and any emergency contact information.
Online Bullying Reporting Tool: Read more. 
2021-2022 Academic Calendar: Click Here to DOWNLOAD in monthly format.


HCPSS Community News / Events: Families can quickly discover educational and recreational resources, events, and after-school programs offered by community non-profits on HCPSS’s new Community News and Programs website.
Virtual HoCo Rainbow Conference:
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m., virtual session
High school students, staff, parents (who may bring their middle school-aged children), and community members are invited to attend this free conference, designed to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and provide education and support to the HCPSS community. Find more information and register online.
Tobacco Awareness Program for Teens:
Wednesday, May 19, 1:30-3 p.m., virtual meeting
Open to students, parents, educators, and the community, this free program will provide information about the risks of tobacco use, and enable students to assess their own usage patterns and to learn skills to adopt healthier lifestyles. More information and the enrollment form is available online.
Free Parenting Classes: HC DrugFree and the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office, partnering with HCPSS and the Health Department, will once again provide evidence-based classes for families to gain skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will engage in risky behaviors including using drugs. This 4-class series for parents of 9 to14-year-olds will be held on Zoom from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 1, 8. Parents/guardians must register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ HCDrugFreeSpring2021. If you have questions, email Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree’s Executive Director at Admin@hcdrugfree.org

HCPSS / TECHNOLOGY HELP https://help.hcpss.org/technology

HELP and INFORMATION concerning TECHNOLOGY (Chromebooks, HotSpots, etc.). Read More.

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