EMMS Eagle News - May 28, 2021

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 2:12pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, May 28, 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.



MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Reading make ups will be administered on Tuesday, June 1st.  Students will be notified via Synergy email as to the time and Google Meet Code. 

MAP Math make ups will be administered on Wednesday, June 3rd, beginning at 8:45 AM.  Students will also be notified via   Synergy email as to the Google Meet Codes.

Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger, EMMS Assistant Principal


EMMS Teachers, Staff, and Elliott the Eagle are proud to announce the Eagle Eye Drawing Winners for this week!
Grade 6: Ni’Rell Thomas
Grade 7: Cristyanne Tawedrose
Grade 8: Kenny Akinlosotu


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:
  • Are you interested in public speaking, theater, law, or debate? Then, Empire Mock Trial is perfect for you! All current 8th graders attending 9th grade at CHS are welcome. Empire Mock Trial is a team at Centennial High School focused on real-world mock trial cases with opportunities to grow their skills during fun & competitive trials. Students compete as attorneys and witnesses during the fall against other states and countries. Practices take place during the summer and continue into the beginning of the school year. Competitors are able to learn from real lawyers and judges with high-ranking positions in our legal system. Being our 7th Empire competition, Centennial is bringing its years of experience to the competition this fall. Most recently, Centennial placed as Division Champions & State Co-Finalists in Maryland this past regular season. Centennial Empire Mock Trial has a history of excellence with numerous top attorney & top witness awards/rankings over the past several years. If you're interested in learning more, join our interest meeting on 6/2 (10:30AM-12:30PM).

    Auditions and interviews will be taking place during mid-June (towards the end of the school year & after AP exams). ALL students are welcome, regardless of experience. Students will be able to learn along the way, and the team will be hosting two workshops for students to learn about the audition case later next week. Workshops will be on 6/2 (part of the interest meeting) and 6/4 (3-4:30PM). Any questions? Contact us here: Kelli_McDonough@hcpss.org or chsempiringeagles@gmail.com.

Howard High School:


[NEW] Meals Revisions for May 27 through June 1: With schools being closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 31, adjustments to meals pickups are in effect for May 27-June 1. See details.
[NEW] Pfizer Vaccination Clinics for HCPSS Students:
Wednesday, May 26 and Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Howard Community College.
HCPSS students aged 12 and older, as well as their eligible family and friends, are invited to make an appointment to receive the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. A limited number of appointment slots are available. Additional information about these clinics is available online.
[REMINDER] 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.
[REMINDER] 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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