OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
OMHS New Student Orientation
January 9th, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Oakland Mills Choral Festival
for OMHS, OMMS, SFES, TSES, & THES
January 14th, 7:00 p.m.
(Snow date: Jan. 28th)
OMHS Auditorium
Limited seating available
OMHS Career Fair
January 24th, 11:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OM families & Alumni needed to come and talk to students about their careers and the journeys they took to get there. Please register with the attached form. If you any questions, please email OaklandMillsLLT@gmail.com
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.
OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
OMMS New Student and Family Orientation
January 13th, 6:30 p.m.
OMMS
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 .
STEVENS FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SFES Winter Choral Concert
Cancelled due to inclement weather.
SFES Winter Band & Strings Concert (4th/5th Grade)
January 16th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
Orientation for New Students Redistricted from TSES to SFES
January 22nd, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
SFES
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, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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 blessingsinabackpack.org. For more info, including instructions on how to make an online donation, click HERE.
THUNDER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THES Band & Strings Concert
January 8th
6:30 p.m. strings perform
7:30 p.m. band performs
OMHS Auditorium
Orientation for SFES Students Redistricted to THES
January 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
Thunder Hill Elementary School
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
School Closure Dates
  • January 20th: Schools closed for MLK holiday
  • January 22nd, 23rd, & 24th: High schools ONLY release 3 hours early
  • January 27th: Schools closed
  • February 4th: Schools closed for special election. This is a change to the school calendar. More info
Road to Kindergarten
January 23rd, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
OMHS
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.

School System Calendar
Click HERE .
Board of Education Meetings and Work Sessions
  • January 9th, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting and Presentation of Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
  • January 13th, 9:30 a.m. – Board of Education/County Council Quarterly Meeting
  • January 14th, 1:00 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
  • January 16th, 7:00 p.m. – Public Hearing, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
  • January 21st, 1:00 p.m. – Work Session, Superintendent’s Proposed FY21 Operating Budget
  • 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.
RESTAURANT NIGHTS
OMMS Music Department Fundraiser Night at Chipotle
January 7th, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
6181 Old Dobbin Lane Ste. 100, Columbia
TSES Night at Modern Market
January 8th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
6181 Dobbin Rd., Columbia
SFES Night at Pizzaman
January 22nd, all day
5810 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
OMHS FAB Night at Pizzaman
January 14th, all day
5810 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
THES PTA Night at Coal Fire
January 13th
5725 Richards Valley Road, Ellicott City
OAKLAND MILLS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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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   jledelson.omca@gmail.com .
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
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:  www.aokmentor.org

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 .