OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Counsel
Next meeting: November 18th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Barn (CA Teen Center)
Oakland Mills Village Center
HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is open to all Howard County teens. Click HERE for more info. Registration required to attend meetings. Email Admin@hcdrugfree.org to register.
Fall Music Concerts
November 19th & 20th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
FREE Thanksgiving Dinner
November 26th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
OMHS Cafeteria
All are welcome to enjoy a free Thanksgiving Dinner put on by the OMHS Alpha Achievers.
2019 Concert for Kids to Benefit the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign
December 7th, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
Performances by Howard County school students and guest artists. Holiday Boutique open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to half an hour after evening performance ends. For more info and tickets, click HERE.
Winter Dance Concert
December 14th, 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
HCPSS "Staff Focus" Highlights OMHS JROTC Aerospace Science Instructor Donald Felch
Read more HERE .
OMHS Food Pantry
November 21st, 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.
Come out and cheer for our Scorps!
Find schedules and scores at County Sports Zone.
OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
OMMS Music Department Annual Poinsettia Fundraiser
Deadline: Friday, November 15th
Become a Poinsettia Patron by showing support of an OMMS musician and the school's music program! Purchaser may be an individual, family, business, or other organization. Plants will be displayed on stage during the winter concerts and, at the conclusion of the concerts, may be taken home. More info, including pricing here.
OMMS Winter Concerts
Chorus: Dec. 16th, 6:30 p.m.
Band/Orchestra: Dec. 17th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS auditorium
Call for 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
Please consider making Oakland Mills Middle School part of your charitable giving by making a donation to the school. Your generosity will assist the school in meeting the needs of students and providing valuable educational enrichment experiences. You may donate via check made out to Oakland Mills Middle School or via our online donation portal  here .
STEVENS FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PTA Movie Night/Holiday Shop
December 6th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
SFES
SFES Substitute Teachers Needed!
For more information, click HERE.
TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Holiday Assistance for TSES Families If you would like to assist a TSES family by providing holiday gifts or gift cards, please contact Ms. Lauran
Hoffman by email Lauran_Hoffman@hcpss.org ASAP.
PTA Craft Night
December 5th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
TSES Winter Concert
December 19th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
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
Stay tuned for future events!
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
School Closure Dates
  • November 25th & 26th: closed 3-hours early (parent/teacher conf)
  • November 27th through 29th: schools closed for Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 23rd through January 1st: Schools closed for winter holiday and will reopen January 2, 2020.
School System Calendar
Click HERE .
Board of Education Meetings 
  • November 14th, 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Attendance Area Adjustment Work Session
  • November 18th, 6:30 p.m. – Attendance Area Adjustment Work Session
  • Thursday, November 21st, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting

All meetings are held in the Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.
RESTAURANT NIGHTS
OMHS PTSA Night at Pizzaman
November 19th, 11:00 am. to 10:30 p.m.
5810 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
SFES Night at Chipotle
December 16th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
6181 Old Dobbin Ln Ste 100, Columbia
TSES Night at Chipotle
December 2nd, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
OMHS FAB Night at Pizzaman
December 2nd, 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
5810 Robert Oliver Place
OAKLAND MILLS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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Next meeting: stay tuned for the next education committee meeting date

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 .