EMMS Eagle News - 10/1/2021

Mon, 10/04/2021 - 1:42pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, October 1, 2021

Upcoming Events / Important Dates

EMMS encourages our families and community to frequently check our school’s website calendar.
October 4th Restaurant Night – Coal Fire (click here for more information)
(5725 Richards Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
October 7th PTA Meeting - Officer Selections, Budget, and more.
October 14th Flu Shot Clinic for Staff and Students (click here for more information)
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 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 24th
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 announce the Eagle Eye Drawing Winners for this week!
Grade 6: Travis Yingling
Grade 7: Isabelle Zaben
Grade 8: Sophie Mitchel

GT Parent Academy Announcement

We are holding our first GT Parent Academy in October. The focus of this academy will be to provide an overview of the GT Education Program. An HCPSS announcement has been posted and printable/downloadable flier has been created with event details and registration information. Registration is required for these events.
We are asking that you please share this information with your administration so that it can be shared with your school community as soon as possible through your school newsletter and/or Canvas. 
Howard County GT Program Parent Academy, October 13 and 14, 2021 
HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program are invited to come learn about the advanced-level offerings available and how their students can become involved. The evening will begin with an overview of GT Education Program offerings followed by a question-and-answer session with Central Office GT Education Program staff. Elementary and Secondary programs will be covered on separate days. Families may attend one or both nights. Registration is required for these events.
Elementary Focus: Wednesday, October 13, 7 – 8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Team
Secondary Focus: Thursday, October 14, 7-8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams

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.

Evening School Tutoring

The HCPSS Evening School program offers virtual grade-level academic support sessions for eligible elementary and middle school students who must quarantine or who are struggling academically. These sessions are an addition to other supports for students in quarantine.

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

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.

Registration: STARTALK Chinese Language After-School Virtual Program
Submit enrollment requests online through Saturday, October 2, 8 a.m.
This free, 15-week virtual immersion program is open to current 7th and 8th grade students interested in learning the language and culture of China. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. via Google Meet, starting October 12. Enrollment will be handled through a lottery system. Parents/guardians must submit an enrollment request via HCPSS Connect, and will be notified via email of whether their child has been enrolled or placed on a waitlist.

Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Book Club
Thursday, October 14 and Thursday, October 21, 6:30 p.m., virtual meetings
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to attend a virtual book club to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Participants will discuss Crystal Maldonado's Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. Register online to receive emailed instructions for attending the virtual meetings. Students who register by September 30th will receive a free copy of the book.

Parent Empowerment Virtual Conference: Families of students receiving special education services and anyone interested can register by Oct. 6 to attend this free conference, being held Oct. 12-14 via Google Meet. The conference will cover topics related to supporting your child’s learning and participating in the IEP process.



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