SFES Night at Pizzaman
January 22nd, all day
5810 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
THES Night at Panera
February 10th
OMHS Career Fair
January 24th, 11:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For students. If you any questions, please email
OMHS Food Pantry
January 30th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Enter through the right-hand set of double doors at the front of the building.
The food pantry is open to all of the community. Please bring a form of identification.

Donations for the food pantry needed! Drop off items at The Other Barn during regular business hours, and we will make sure they get to the high school. For more information, click HERE.
It's Academic on WJZ
February 1st, 10:00 a.m.
Watch the match between OMHS, Loyola Blakefield and Perry Hall.
Come out and cheer for our Scorps!
Find schedules and scores at County Sports Zone.
OMMS Donations
Supply Donations
Want to donate supplies? OMMS is asking for monthly donations as well as art donations. Click here to see the wish list.

Monetary Donations
If you'd like to donate money to OMMS, visit the online donation portal  here .
Orientation for New Students Redistricted from TSES to SFES
January 22nd, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Orientation for SFES Students Redistricted to THES
January 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
Thunder Hill Elementary School
SFES Winter Band & Strings Concert (3rd Grade) and PTA Art Night Extravaganza
January 23rd, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
SFES 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Winter Choral Concert
January 30th, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
SFES STEM Fair Planning Committee
(Fair will take place March 5th) 
Do you have a background in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) or are interested in STEM? The SFES PTA is looking for 3-4 volunteers to join the STEM Fair Planning Committee.
The committee will meet 5 times between now the March to plan activities, review submissions, and identify judges. 
If you are interested, please contact Samuel Pearson-Moore, STEM Fair Planning Committee Chair, at
Orientation for New Students Redistricted from TSES to SFES
January 22nd, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Stevens Forest Elementary School
Blessings in a Backpack: DONATIONS NEEDED!
Talbott Springs is in need of monetary donations to support an increase of over 100 students who receive Blessings in a Backpack for the 2019-20 school year. Monetary donations can be made at For more info, including instructions on how to make an online donation, click HERE.
Orientation for THES Students Redistricted to Phelps Luck ES
Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
Phelps Luck ES
Orientation for SFES Students Redistricted to THES
January 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
Thunder Hill Elementary School
School Closure Dates
  • January 22nd, 23rd, & 24th: High schools ONLY release 3 hours early
  • January 27th: Schools closed
  • February 4th: Schools closed for special election
  • February 13th & 14th: Elementary schools ONLY release 3 hours early
  • February 17th: Schools closed
Road to Kindergarten
January 23rd, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Do you have a child who will 5 years old by September 1, 2020?
Attend an information session about Kindergarten in the Howard County Public School System. You'll learn:
  • Expectations for school readiness (and receive a Ready for Kindergarten toolkit)
  • Details about the kindergarten program
  • Information about HCPSS kindergarten registration
  • Ways that family and children can be supported during the transition to kindergarten
Choose a session that is convenient for you. No registration required. Child care is available at each session for children ages 2 and older; the session is designed for adults only. Doors open at 6 p.m. to allow time for parking, child care drop off and check-in.
Summer School Registration
Begins February 1st
School System Calendar
Click HERE .
Board of Education Meetings and Work Sessions
  • January 23rd, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m – Regular Meeting
  • January 28th, 1:00 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget and 7:00 p.m. – Public Hearing, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
  • January 30th, 1:00 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget

All meetings are held in the Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.
Next meeting: January 28th, 6:00 p.m. at The Other Barn

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 Education Committee Chair, Jonathan Edelson at .
Be sure to check out the volunteer opportunities at each individual school in the school boxes above!

A-OK Mentoring  
Make a difference! Help enhance the academic and social development of identified Howard County elementary school students in schools near you through a consistent, supportive relationship with a child. Volunteers must be available weekday, daytime hours to meet one-on-one with an assigned student during the school day or with students in small groups in afterschool programs. Website:

Volunteer Training
According to HCPSS Board Policy, all volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools. View the Volunteer Certification Course  here .