EMMS Eagle News - 10/8/2021

Fri, 10/08/2021 - 2:40pm
Ellicott Mills Middle School  
Friday, October 8, 2021

Upcoming Events / Important Dates

EMMS encourages our families and community to frequently check our school’s website calendar.
October 14 Flu Shot Clinic for Staff and Students (click here for more information)
October 15 HCPSS Schools are Closed for Students
November 1 & 2 School Photos (ALL students will have their photos taken for HCPSS Synergy System and the EMMS Memory Book) (click here for more info)
November 3 End of First Quarter
November 4 HCPSS Schools are Closed for Students
November 9 Restaurant Night – Chipotle (click here for more information)
(9120 Baltimore National Pike Lot A-1 in Ellicott City)
November 15-19 American Education Week
November 22 Restaurant Night – Jimmy John’s (click here for more information)
(8827 Centre Park Dr, Columbia, MD 21045)
November 22-23 3 Hour Early Dismissal
November 22-23
November 24
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 25-26 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 responsibility:
Grade 6: Elizabeth Brozic
Grade 7: Zainab Abro
Grade 8: Caleb Dexter

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing Window

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), the adaptive assessment in math and reading, will be administered @ EMMS in math and social studies classes during the testing window of October 18th – November 5th.

GT Parent Academy Announcement

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.

Message from EMMS Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW), Mr. Gwinn

Announcing Coat & Clothing Giveaways: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 

Bowie State University (BSU) BOLD (Building Online Learning Disciplines) Parent Training Initiative

The BSU BOLD parent training initiative is culturally responsive, virtual, and resourceful. This project aims to be responsive to the current social unrest and pandemic-related anxieties experienced by children and parents. It is our hope that from the group sessions parents will gain clarity, focus, and coping skills necessary for positioning their children to become effective online learners. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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



Centennial High School:


Howard High School:


  • HOMECOMING 2021 Details – CLICK HERE
  • 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.

Mount Hebron High School:

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. 

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.
The Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC)
Wednesday, October 13 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Homewood Center
HCASC welcomes all middle and high school students to join our next meeting to:
  • collaborate with student leaders from across HCPSS
  • discuss current events impacting HCPSS students
  • provide feedback and insight on HCPSS policy
  • share your ideas directly with the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) and other HCPSS leaders
  • learn leadership skills and best practices
  • represent your school at the student-run convention to elect the SMOB
  • explore ways to make a difference in your school and community
  • engage with community leaders
  • have fun!
Explore our website for more information https://hcasc.hcpss.org/ or contact Cindy Drummond with questions.  Thanks to all schools for supporting these important student voice opportunities!
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.



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