EMMS Eagle News - May 7, 2021

Fri, 05/07/2021 - 2:57pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, May 7, 2021


  • May 13: Schools Closed for Students (Professional Learning / Articulation Day)
  • 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 Testing is Coming ...

Spring MAP Testing will be taking place on the below dates. Group E students will report to school as usual and will complete testing here at EMMS. Group A, B, and V students will complete MAP testing from home. Students will be sent more information and Meet codes as the dates get closer.
  • Reading MAP: Wed., May 19th from 9:00am - 11:15am
  • Math MAP: Wed., May 26th from 9:00am - 11:15am
Please note that on these testing dates, there will be no synchronous support time for hybrid and virtual students. Additionally, there will be no FLEX class.


EMMS Teachers, Staff, and Elliott the Eagle are proud to recognize the following students for being an upstander:
Grade 6: Lariah Wilson
Grade 7: Aiden Lee
Grade 8: Eli Woodruff


Click on the above image or click here for the form.


Visit this link for more information and overviews of the sessions! Register with your parents here!



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.


[NEW] 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.
Board Actions on School Resource Officers Rescheduled to May 27: Board action on items related to the School Resource Officers (SROs) program, previously scheduled for the April 29 Board meeting, has been rescheduled to the May 27 meeting. Details are provided online.
Meals Revisions for Week of May 10-14: With schools being closed for students on Thursday, May 13, adjustments to meals pickups are in effect for next week. There will be no meal service on May 13 and additional meals will be available prior to the closure. See details.
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.
[REMINDER] 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, May 11 and 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
[NEW] Howard County Association of Student Councils Meeting:
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m., virtual meeting
All middle and high school students interested in getting involved in student leadership and service are invited to attend the May 12 meeting of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC). The meeting theme will be "Looking Ahead" to next year, including officer elections, final words from the current HCASC officers, a recap of this school year, and a look ahead to leadership opportunities next year. Students should pre-register to receive the meeting link. For more information, please email cindy_drummond@hcpss.org.
[NEW] Community Advisory Council (CAC) Meeting:
Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m., virtual meeting
CAC meetings are open to the public. Interested participants may request the virtual meeting link, which will be sent the day of the meeting. To suggest topics of interest for next year, please complete the online surveyLearn more about CAC.
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.
[NEW] 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.

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

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

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