EMMS Eagle News - 9/24/2021

Mon, 09/27/2021 - 2:39pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, September 24, 2021
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Upcoming Events / Important Dates

EMMS encourages our families and community to frequently check our school’s website calendar.
September 29th 8th Grade Hearing and Vision Re-Screenings (click here for more information)
October 4th Restaurant Night – Coal Fire (click here for more information)
(5725 Richards Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
October 14th Flu Shot Clinic for Staff and Students (more info to come)
October 15th HCPSS Schools are Closed for Students
November 1st-2nd School Photos (ALL students will have their photos taken for HCPSS Synergy System and the EMMS Memory Book) (more info to come)
November 3rd End of First Quarter
November 4th HCPSS Schools are Closed for Students
November 9th Restaurant Night – Chipotle (click here for more information)
(9120 Baltimore National Pike Lot A-1 in Ellicott City)
November 15th-19th American Education Week
November 22nd Restaurant Night – Jimmy John’s (click here for more information)
(8827 Centre Park Dr, Columbia, MD 21045)
November 22nd-23rd 3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 22nd-23rd
November 4th
Parent/Teacher Conferences (more info to come)
NOTE: Teachers have the option of evening hours on 11/22 or 11/23 OR daytime hours on 11/24
November 25th-26th HCPSS Schools and Offices are Closed

Celebrating OUR Eagles

EMMS Teachers, Staff, and Elliott the Eagle are proud to recognize the following students for showing positivity:
Grade 6: Otto McClurg
Grade 7: Andrea Adzimahe
Grade 8: Micah Joiner

EMMS Intramural (After-School) Opportunities

  • MathCounts is back! If you love math, solving puzzles, and a bit of competition this could be for you! We will be meeting on Wednesdays from 3:15 to 4:30pm. The first meeting is this Wednesday, September 29th. Please pick up a permission slip from the front office.
    EMMS Staff Sponsor: Ms. Debbie Eikenberg (deborah_eikenberg@hcpss.org)

Interpreter Request for November Conferences

If you need interpreting service in your home language for November parent/teacher conferences, please contact Mr. Sung Kim at sung_kim@hcpss.org with your child’s name, school, grade, and the language you need. Please send your request by Friday, October 15, 2021.

Vaccination Expectations for Volunteers

All volunteers who enter HCPSS schools to interact with or support students must provide proof of vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test. Parents and other visitors who enter schools for a brief visit are not required to show proof of vaccination or testing. All parents, visitors, and volunteers are required to be masked.

Students Should Bring Fully Charged Chromebooks to School Daily

Students in Grades 2-12 who bring Chromebooks back and forth to school are expected to bring the devices fully charged every day. Find information about how to care for and safely transport student Chromebooks. Complete information about technology and devices is provided online.

Student and Parent Handbook

The 2021-2022 Student and Parent Handbook is available online. Additional information on the 2021-2022 school year can be found on the HCPSS website.

Notes from the EMMS Media Center

Technology Support

The Mill has a dedicated team of staff members to offer technical support for our community. However, before contacting the Technology Support Team, please make sure that you have checked all the resources available to you @ hcpss.me. If you still have a technology-related question, please complete this form, and a member of our support team will be in touch with you within 48 hours.

Feeder High School News



Howard High School: 


  • Lions' Pride Greens Sale: https://sherwoodfundraiser.com/LionsPride
    Please support Lions' Pride and the Athletics Department through our 2nd annual Holiday Greens sale. Families can choose to pick up their order at Howard High School or have direct delivery to their home. Sales began Sept. 10th and will end on Nov. 5th. Pick up will be at Howard High School the week of Thanksgiving. Time and date to be determined. For an additional fee, you can also order for items to be delivered directly to your home or as a gift to family/friends.
  • Howard Lions Fall Baseball Camp: https://forms.gle/w1uy2kEWeyHdj3Gx5
    The Howard High School Baseball Team is excited to offer a fall baseball camp for 5th to 8th graders. The camp will run Oct. 11th - 14th from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm at the Howard Baseball field. The cost for the camp is $100.

EMMS News/Programs


Returning EMMS Media Books/Materials and Borrowed Textbooks: 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. 
Girls on the Run: The EMMS Coach has been chosen. Welcome, Coach Ashleigh Abutboul! Registration has begun. https://www.pinwheel.us/register/index/ Fall2021GOTRRegistrationCentralMD. Want more information about the program? Click Here.
HCYP Basketball:  For those interested in trying out for the HCYP Eagles Basketball teams:
  • The HCYP Eagles JV Boys Basketball Team (6th and 7th Graders) coached by Jeff Merkey have tryouts on 10/6 from 6 – 9:00 pm at Burleigh Manor
  • The HCYP Eagles Varsity Girls Basketball Team (6th, 7th, and 8th Graders) coached by Brian Sivitz have tryouts on 9/27 and 9/28 from 8 – 9:30 pm at Ellicott Mills.

HCPSS Community News / Events


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.
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