Knightly Newsletter

Fri, 01/22/2021 - 2:42pm




     End of 2nd quarter


     Schools Closed - Professional Work Day


     Back to School Knight (second semester)  6:30PM Save the Date


     Report Cards Posted


     Music Boosters Meeting, 7 PM Zoom


     Professional Work Day / No School for Students


      Schools and offices closed- Presidents’ Day

Dear Patapsco families:

Last night, we had the pleasure of recognizing Patapsco Middle students at a Virtual Council of Elders Academic Celebration.  Each year the Howard County Council of Elders in collaboration with the HCPSS Black Student Achievement Program honor African-American students throughout the county for their academic excellence. Last night I could not be prouder of each and every student honored. Thank you to the students and families who attended this uplifting event.  It was also great to see some of our former Knights being recognized as Mount Hebron Vikings.

The end of the first semester is quickly drawing to a close. The second quarter ends on Thursday, January 28. If students have any missing assignments from the second quarter, they should be working diligently at this time to complete and submit all assignments and make-up work. Report cards will be available on Synergy on February 5th.  Report cards will display final grades for all quarter 2 classes and for all semester one classes.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Mike Babe


Material Collection and Distribution

Collection and Distribution of Materials: please review this information regarding returning materials to Patapsco and collecting materials for second semester. 

Returned Materials Form



Virtual Engineering Academy for students

An after school intramural that focuses on a new and exciting field of engineering each week in order to introduce students various concepts and ideas, give real-world experience, and immerse them in engineering with a nuanced curriculum.

For more information: click here  


January 2021 Meal Service Adjustments

With schools being closed for students on Friday, January 29, families who pre-order or walk-up for Grab-and-Go meals on Thursday, January 28 will receive meals for Thursday through Sunday. Meals are free of charge for all students and any child under age 18. All meals include breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner.


Downloadable Student 4x4 Schedule Template 

Here is a downloadable template for students to capture their 4x4 schedule and meet codes for the live synchronous classes. The green/asynchronous time may be used for synchronous GT seminars, Band/Orchestra sectionals, or additional student support for students enrolled in those courses (the specific information will be communicated by those teachers). Teacher google meet codes will follow the same formula as the fall semester, PMS-firstinitialLASTNAME-PD# (PMS-mbabe-PD2).


Rising 6th grade Orientation PowerPoint, January 21

Click here for presentation


2021-2022 Academic Calendar

The Board of Education has approved the 2021-22 academic calendar. The first and last day of school for students will be August 30, 2021, and June 14, 2022, respectively. Additional details about the calendar are available online:



Patapsco will host a second semester Back-to-School-KNight on Thursday, February 4 so families will have a chance to meet their child’s second semester teachers. The evening will be a similar format where parents/guardians will visit classes virtually using Google Meet (you must use your student’s HCPSS credentials). More information will be shared in the future.


Student Service Learning (SSL)


Each year students must complete 25 hours of Student Service Learning in middle school for a total of 75 hours as part of the graduation requirement from high school. This year, students will be earning their 25 hours in their science course. Students currently taking science will be completing their Student Service Learning form this month. Students who are enrolled in science for the second semester will participate in Student Service Learning as well as complete their form. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. who is our School Based SSL Coordinator. 

8th Grade Title: Air Quality Recommendations 

7th Grade Title: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Advocacy

6th Grade Title: Responding to a Severe Weather Event


Patapsco Middle School PTA Board and Brush Fundraiser! 

Looking for a fun DIY kit to do at home? Are you BOARD and want to BRUSH  ? Grab one of these awesome wood @HOMEKITS that you can complete all in the comfort of your own home.

The @HomeKits are $25 each and come with pre-stained wood, instructions, paint brushes, rags, sandpaper, gloves and their stencil. We encourage using paints that you have at home but we do offer an add on paint kit for an additional $5. All you need to do is click the link below and pick a design .

New designs are added weekly!

To order your kit, go to :

Patapsco will receive 20% of kits purchased.


Supports For Students & Families During Virtual Learning


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