Oakland Mills School Happenings

March 8, 2023 | Issue 125

The air may be a little chilly, but the trees are starting to bloom, and spring sports and performances are in full swing! Check out the OMHS box below for details on the spring production of Newsies, game schedules, and other big happenings. Also be sure to check the SFES box for the Harlem Globetrotters game. Tickets are still available!

And don't forget, OM's Lively Arts for Little Ones has an upcoming performance with Pam the Kindersinger on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. More info HERE.

Have a beautiful day!

Brigitta Warren, Village Manager

Amy Carpenter, Administrative Assistant

Oakland Mills High School

Congratulations to OMHS Boys and Girls Indoor Track & Field teams on their Class 2A State Title wins!

OMHS Boosters Needs Volunteers

The OMHS needs help with concessions during games and other events. Learn how you can help HERE.

OMHS Spring Musical: Newsies

March 16 & 17, 7:00 p.m.

March 18, 2:00 & 7:00 p.m.

OMHS Auditorium

Buy tickets

FAB Restaurant Night at Panera Bread

March 20, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

6435 Dobbin Rd, Columbia

More Info

OMHS Axes & Ivories Spring Recital

March 23, 7:00 p.m.

OMHS Auditorium

A recital featuring piano and guitar. Free admission.

OMHS Performs at Savage Mill

March 25, 12:30 p.m.

Historic Savage Mill Atrium

8600 Foundry St, Savage

A 90-minute collaboration gig of some members of Advanced Guitar and Tri-M Music Honor Society.

OMHS Food Pantry Distribution

March 29, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

at OMHS (front parking lot)

More info. 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 Prom: Save the Date!

April 29, 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.

M&T Bank Stadium

OMHS's 50th Anniversary

The 2023-2024 school year will mark the 50th anniversary of OMHS! The school will be assembling a team of OMHS staff, students, and community members to come together and plan our year long celebration for next school year. If you are interested in participating in the planning please send an email to jeffrey_fink@hcpss.org. Stay tuned for meeting dates.

Fine Arts Performance Schedules

Click the Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) orange box below to see a calendar of OMHS fine arts events.

Spring Sports Schedules

Spring sports are in full swing at OMHS! Visit County Sports Zone for schedules and scores.

OMHS Fine Arts Boosters
OMHS Boosters
Oakland Mills Middle School

PTSA Meeting

March 20, 7:00 p.m.

OMMS PTSA Donations

Support OMMS by donating to the PTSA! Please click HERE to donate. 

OMMS PTSA Facebook Page
Stevens Forest Elementary School

SFES PTA Harlem Wizards Game

March 22, 6:30 p.m.

The SFES PTA is excited to announce the return of the Harlem Wizards game to the Oakland Mills community! This action-packed family-oriented game features tricks, dunks, music/comedy/dancing, and audience participation.

  • Online tickets HERE (click on the March 22 Columbia game on the calendar)
  • Purchase advance tickets with CASH: SFESFundraisers@gmail.com
  • Want to help? Sign up HERE.


March 30, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.


Enjoy student presentations and exciting booths with live animals, rainbows, lasers, and MORE!

SFES PTA Meeting

March 13th, 7:00 p.m.

Held Virtually

SFES Kindergarten Registration Info

Click HERE.

Volunteers Needed! SFES College and Career Day, June 8th

Do you or someone you know have an exciting career that you would like to speak about to help inspire our students at SFES? If so, please reach out to Mrs. Carlson, School Counselor, at Jennifer_Carlson@hcpss.org if you are interested in volunteering or for more information.

Order your Brick Today!

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Stevens Forest Elementary School, the SFES PTA is pleased to announce the sale of personalized, engraved bricks that will be permanently installed to commemorate the memories of the students and families. More info.

SFES Staff Treats

Looking for a way to support the staff? Help the PTA keep the staff lounge stocked with snacks and coffee. Follow this link to purchase an item from the Amazon Wish List and the item will be mailed right to the school.

Talbott Springs Elementary School

2023-24 Pre-K & Kindergarten Enrollment

See the TSES page on enrollment.

TSES PTA Meeting 

March 16, 6:15 p.m.

TSES Sunshine Snack Cart Request

Show your appreciation for the TSES staff! Sign up and details HERE.

Thunder Hill Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration

March 6 through Friday, March 10


Children who will be five years old as of September 1, 2023, must enroll in Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year. Registration is online. Please visit the Howard County Public School System website for complete information about enrollment and registration. In addition, there is information on the HCPSS website, Getting Ready for Kindergarten, which provides an overview of the kindergarten program in Howard County.

THES Spirit Night at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

March 16, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

8225 Main Street, Old Ellicott City


Howard County Public School System

School Closure Dates

March 15: Schools close 3 hours early

March 31: Schools close 3 hours early

April 3-10: Schools closed for Spring Break

Inclement Weather Info

Click HERE

Class of 2023 Graduations

May 18th through June 1st, 2023

HCPSS has confirmed the window for the 2023 high school graduations. Ceremonies will be held in person at Merriweather Post Pavilion, with the exception of Cedar Lane School, which will be held at the school.

School Start Times Update

Click HERE

Free RTA Bus Passes for Students

Learn more HERE.

Board of Education Meetings

  • March 9, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting
  • March 21, 4:00 p.m. – Regularly Scheduled Meeting (no evening session)

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.

Oakland Mills Board of Directors
Education Committee

Virtual OMCA Education Committee meeting

Next meeting: March 28, 6:00 p.m.

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
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 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.

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 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.
Need Help?

Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry

March 29, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Free, no contact. More info.

Columbia Community Care

Free Supplies & Food Distribution

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Locations and info

Free Student Meals
Click HERE to apply.
Oakland Mills United
Free tutoring and help understanding the college process HERE.

The Howard County MultiService Center Free Grab-and-Go Meals

Mons. & Weds.: Noon to 4:00 p.m.

Third Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

MORE INFO ~ Spanish Flyer 

If you are in need of food and cannot get to the center please call 410-313-0220 to schedule an appointment.

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. 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. Donate HERE.

A-Ok Mentoring & Tutoring: Tutors Needed!

Would you like to be a volunteer mentor-tutor who supports Howard County elementary and middle school students? Are you a trustworthy adult who can commit to one school year of service for a student? A-Ok would love to meet you! Find the next A-Ok info session on the A-Ok website.