Oakland Mills School Happenings
June 14, 2022 | Issue 110
Oakland Mills High School
End of School Year Announcements
Information about final exams, summer usage of Chromebooks, report cards, and more HERE.
OMHS Food Pantry Distribution
June 29th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
July 27th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
at OMHS (front parking lot)
Directions and procedures HERE.
Donations accepted at The Other Barn, Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See donations box below for details.
OMHS PTSA Non-event Fundraiser
Make a cash donation to the PTSA! This fundraiser will continue to support our students and staff at OMHS and finance events such as teacher appreciation, field trip assistance, and Senior graduation activities! If you’d like more information about the programs that the PTSA supports, please contact OMHS PTSA President, Martin Perrine (Martinlp1@verizon.net).
 
Please donate through MemberHub or via check made out to OMHS PTSA (print out the donation form here and deliver to the high school).
Oakland Mills Middle School
PTSA Meeting
June 13th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
OMMS Media Center
Stevens Forest Elementary School
SFES 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 2022
In September, Stevens Forest Elementary will be celebrating its 50th anniversary! There’s a time capsule to open and support from parents, teachers, and alumni is needed!

SFES 50th Anniversary Planning Committee link: https://forms.gle/hPieYrcetdmdWucs7
Talbott Springs Elementary School
The last day of school for TSES students will be on Tuesday, June 14th. The school will be closing three days earlier than HCPSS schools due to the construction projects that are planned for this summer. TSES staff and students will start the 2022-2023 school year in the TSES Replacement School, which is being built next to the current building. Soar Eagles Soar!
Buy a Brick for the New TSES!
The entire Talbott Springs Community (family members, friends, neighbors, and alumni) is invited to purchase a commemorative brick to honor a child, recognize your family, or remember a loved one and show your support of Talbott Springs Elementary School and the PTA.

The bricks will be installed around the new school's flagpole. Any net proceeds from the sales will be to support our staff, students, and community through the PTA.

Purchase HERE.
Thunder Hill Elementary School
Come Work at THES as a Substitute!
THES is looking for Thunder Hill community members who would like to serve as substitutes during the 2022-2023 school year. Read more
Howard County Public School System
School Closure Dates
  • June 14th: FOR TSES ONLY last day of school (full day)
  • June 15th & 16th: 3-hour early dismissal
  • June 17th: Last day of school (except TSES), 3-hour early dismissal
2022-23 School Year Redistricting Info
At the June 9th Board of Education meeting, the HCPSS Office of School Planning presented its 2022 Feasibility Study through which the Board will review long-term capital planning options and school capacity utilizations. Additionally, this study advances the planning to open New High School #13 in the fall of 2023. It is important to clarify that there will be no changes to school boundaries for this upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Any changes eventually approved will impact the 2023-2024 school year. 

Parents/guardians are encouraged to review the four redistricting options and additional information included in the study and provide feedback via online survey. Through the survey, parents/guardians can express interest in participating in a focus group or a community feedback session this summer to help inform the Superintendent’s recommendation to the Board.

Click HERE to visit HCPSS's redistricting page.
Kindergarten Registration
Children must be 5 years old by September 1st to enroll in kindergarten. More info about registering a Kindergarten student.
Kindness Pantry Partnership
The Howard County Public School System has partnered with The Kindness Pantry to support teachers and students by providing an inventory of school supplies to schools. Click HERE to donate.
Board of Education Meetings
  • June 23rd, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Hybrid Meeting
  • July 14th, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Hybrid Meeting
Hybrid meetings are virtual and in-person (more info) and will be streamed live/viewed on the HCPSS board website or on Comcast channel 95/Verizon 42 in Howard County.
Free Summer Meals
Available at Oakland Mills Middle School and other locations
Weekdays, June 27th through August 12th*
12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Free for any child age 18 and under.
No applications, enrollment, or fees required.
*Closed on non-school days, including July 4th and July 19th
Oakland Mills Board of Directors
Education Committee
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Virtual OMCA Education Committee meeting

The Oakland Mills Community Association's Education Committee supports and advocates for all Oakland Mills schools and county-wide on a variety of issues. All interested individuals are welcome to join the conversation!

For more information contact Oakland Mills Board of Directors Chair and OMCA Education Committee Chair Jonathan Edelson at jledelson.omca@gmail.com.
Community Resources
HC DrugFree provides resources and education on prevention, treatment, recovery, and health and wellness to help Howard County residents develop knowledge and skills to understand and address behavioral health (substance use and mental health) disorders. HC DrugFree website
Oakland Mills Online (OMO) is an online social learning platform founded by Oakland Mills families to keep our community connected while we are socially isolated.
Oakland Mills United (OMU) is a community group started by recent OMHS graduates that advocates for the OM community and its schools and offers tutoring and college help. OMCA is a proud partner with OMU.
Oakland Mills Local Leadership Team's mission is to make the village of Oakland Mills an inclusive, equitable and connected community that values and supports the healthy development of all children, youth and families.
Need Help?
Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry
June 29th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Free, no contact. See the OMHS block for more info.
Columbia Community Care
Free Supplies & Food Distribution
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Inside The Barn (Columbia Youth & Teen Center)
5853 Robert Oliver Place (OM Village Center)
Oakland Mills United
Free tutoring and help understanding the college process HERE.
Free Student Meals
Click HERE to apply.
The Howard County MultiService Center Free Grab-and-Go Meals
If you are in need of food and cannot get to the center please call 410-313-0220 to schedule an appointment.
Mons. & Weds.: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Third Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Donate or Volunteer
Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry ~ Donations Accepted at The Other Barn, Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See details, including a list of needed items HERE. Donations always welcome! Donate in-person at OMHS on the second Wednesday of the month, make a monetary donation, or order donations through the pantry's Amazon Wishlist. Visit the the OMHS Food Pantry Website for more info.
Oakland Mills United
Tutors needed! More info HERE.
Blessings in a Backpack at Talbott Springs ES
The Blessings in a Backpack program continues to help TSES students this school year. Learn more HERE.