EMMS Eagle News - May 21, 2021

Tue, 05/25/2021 - 8:02am
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, May 21, 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.


Mark your calendars! MHHS Virtual Visit Day will be held on 6/9 from 9:00-10:00am.
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Please take time, prior to the event to ask any questions you may have using this google form: https://forms.gle/9kZQhbUGfAacSff66


EMMS Teachers, Staff, and Elliott the Eagle are proud to recognize the following students for being an upstander:
Grade 6: Quinn Ostrowski
Grade 7: Ana Clara Lima
Grade 8: Parth Dave
EMMS is so PROUD and EXCITED to share the most amazing achievements for a current student. Shaan Kalyani was able to achieve a feet most never even think about and he did it with STYLE, GRAZE and some PIZAZZ. Check out the following youtube clip.

Hi everybody! In today’s video I will be trying to break the world record for the most tricks performed w/3 balls in 1 minute (unofficially).A list of all of...


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

Centennial High School:
  • Is your student a rising Centennial student interested in competing in a field of science? Sign up on the form below to receive updates about CHS Science Olympiad interest meetings and resources to prepare for tryouts! The team has also been the state champion for the past five years, offering opportunities to win awards at the national level! If you are interested in joining, sign up on the form below! Good luck, future eagles! Registration:https://forms.gle/EMcYzbksySwpq2aJA. To learn more, visit our website at chsstemclub.weebly.com. For any questions, email chsstemclub@gmail.com.
Howard High School:

Mt. Hebron High School:

  • Incoming 9th graders of the Hebron Dance Team auditions on May 26, 2021, from 12-3 pm. Click here to download the flyer.
  • 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.


[NEW] 2021-2022 Course Requests: Families of and students currently in grades 5-7 can view 2021-2022 course requests in HCPSS Connect Synergy through Thursday, May 20. Families of and students in grades 5-11 will be able to view confirmed 2021-2022 courses prior to the end of this school year. Learn more.
[NEW] Returning HCPSS Devices: Students leaving HCPSS after the current 2020-2021 school year, including those unenrolling or graduating, must return their assigned HCPSS technology devices, including laptops, Chromebooks, etc. Students who will remain in HCPSS schools for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year may continue to borrow HCPSS technology devices over the summer. Learn more.

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.
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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