Thank you to our PTA and families
Our PTA and many families have been volunteering at the local Pop-Up Pantries. These critical resources support families in our community during this unprecedented time. Thank you, PTA and families...we are #OnePatapsco.
Congratulations to the Mount Hebron Class of 2020
We would like to send a heartfelt congratulations to all of the Vikings who graduated last week! Your Patapsco family is proud of you!
Additional Yearbook Orders
We have received additional requests to purchase yearbooks. Jostens has re-opened for online sales and the store will close this Wednesday, June 10 at 3:00 PM. We anticipate yearbooks being available for pick-up this Friday for those who purchase yearbooks this week.
Eighth Grade Celebration
We look forward to celebrating our amazing eighth grade knights as the Class of 2020 this year with a virtual video. The video will be released on June 22 at 9 AM on our website. The video will feature the favorite student slideshow, staff farewells, and a few surprises. In addition, each eighth grade student will receive a virtual certificate and a gift in the mail from the PTA. Our eighth grade knights are wonderful students...we are going to miss them!
If you have not submitted a photo for the slideshow, please do so this week! To contribute to this bank of photos, please visit the 8th Grade Community Course Homepage and look for an assignment titled, “Celebration Video Pictures”. All photos can be uploaded to that “assignment” to be included in the photo bank.
From the Media Center
The 2020 Suggested Summer Reading list for Middle School is now available online! Students may find the list at https://www.hcpss.org/f/academics/media/middle-school-summer-reading-list-2020.pdf The list has been created collaboratively with input from HCPSS Library Media Specialists and HCPL Librarians. The titles on the Middle School list are intended as suggestions for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
The Howard County Public Library Summer Reading Game has officially begun for all ages. This year when readers complete the Summer Reading game, they earn a donation to support the Community Action Council of Howard County!* Readers can register online at hcls.readsquared.com
Readers will track their reading, play fun educational mini-games, and find missions full of activities! Earn points and unlock badges as you go. A new Mission will be added every Monday.
Reminder: Every student has a public library card that can be accessed by going to the hcpss.me page and clicking on the HC Library button. To learn more about the amazing online offerings from HCPL visit their Niche Academy http://hclibrary.org/research/learn-to-use-hcls-now-online-tools-with-niche-academy/
HCPSS Calendar Updates
The Maryland State Department of Education approved HCPSS' request for a waiver of five school days. As a result, the last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The final, updated calendar for the 2019-2020 school year includes:
4th Quarter Grades
Fourth quarter began April 27. The Board of Education on April 16 unanimously approved recommendations for fourth-quarter grading for the 2019-2020 school year.
For more Community News visit the Community News and Programs page http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.