Hornet Buzz

January 17, 2021

Message from the Principal

Dear Hornet Nation,

As we enter the final week of the marking period, I need to remind everyone that we only have four days to make-up missing assignments. Please reach out to your teachers this week if you have any concerns. In this week's Buzz pay attention to the Senior drive-through on January 21, the Tech Center Expo, and college scholarship information. The Buzz has many other important items of note, so please make sure to read everything. Have a great week and remember....

We Are....Great Mills!!!


Dr. Heibel

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will continue to deliver all instruction virtually at this time.

Monday, January 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Day--All schools closed

Tuesday, January 19

Students attend google meets Periods 3, 4, 5 (Synchronous).

Students work independently Periods 1, 2, 7, 8 (Asynchronous) This is a time for students to reach out to their teachers for help if they need it.

Wednesday, January 20

Students attend google meets Periods 1, 2, 7, 8 (Synchronous).

Students work independently Periods 3, 4, 5 (Asynchronous) This is a time for students to reach out to their teachers for help if they need it.

Thursday, January 21

Students attend google meets Periods 3, 4, 5 (Synchronous).

Students work independently Periods 1, 2, 7, 8 (Asynchronous) This is a time for students to reach out to their teachers for help if they need it.

Friday, January 22


Asynchronous day for all students. This is a time for students to complete all asynchronous assignments and to reach out to their teachers for help if they need it.


All seniors are invited to a drive-through pick up of a small goodie bag on Thursday, January 21st (Class of 21) from 1 - 4 pm. Stinger will be there along with some of your teachers and parent volunteers. Come out to say hello and get a treat!

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Parents of AP Course Students: 2021 AP Exam Ordering Information

During the first marking period, your student worked with their AP Teachers to enroll in their respective AP Classrooms. Due to this year’s unusual circumstances, College Board has granted permission for AP Exams to be ordered for all students who are enrolled in an AP Classroom. Therefore, if your student enrolled, as instructed by their teacher, they currently have an exam ordered for each AP course in which they are registered. Linked here are important deadlines and instructions for registration and payment. Your final order and amount due is based upon the exams your student selects and those they want cancelled from their current order.

21st Annual Virtual Tech Expo

The Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center’s

21st Annual Virtual Tech Expo

January 21, 2021, 5pm-8pm

This event is an opportunity to meet the staff at the Forrest Center and to learn about the 23

completer programs (including the MIFRI Fire and Rescue/EMS program) and the four elective

classes that are offered. High school counselors will be available to answer questions about

career clusters and help students plan their academic program.

Visiting the program you are applying for is an application requirement. Attending the Virtual

Tech Expo and learning about the programs you are interested in will fulfill that requirement.

Please pre-register using your SMCPS account. After you submit the form, you will receive an

email to your SMCPS email account with more information and directions for attending the


Register for the event here: http://bit.ly/SMCPSTechExpo

For additional information: http://bit.ly/SMCPSTech

Career Center

Delegate Brian Crosby's 2021-2022 Scholarship.

The scholarship application is up and ready to accept applications. It can be found here.

Any seniors who lives in Md House District 29B. The scholarship application contains the link to look up the student's district.

BECA Virtual Scholarship Fair

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GMHS Media Center

The Hornet Library is now open for curbside pick-up on Fridays. Study guides, manga, novels, and nonfiction books are available for checkout. Please email Ms. Cole at pacole@smcps.org to arrange a remote checkout and curbside pick-up of library books. SAT and ASVAB Study Guides Available for Curbside Pick-up as well.

Login Info for GMHS Research Databases

There are three ways to access our research databases. The following screencast shows you where to find our databases and how to log in. If you have any questions, email Ms. Cole at pacole@smcps.org.


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Counselor Corner

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Shout Out to a GM Staff Member

Take a moment to thank a teacher or staff member! Use this form to show your appreciation for all that they are doing!

Excellence in Online Teaching.

Writing Center Open for Assistance

The GMHS Writing Center will open for business on Friday, December 4th. Students can join our Google Meet with the nickname "gmhswrites" to benefit from conferences, workshops, and a supportive environment to work independently and collaborate with other students.

PTSA Membership

Please consider joining the PTSA. Membership forms can be found on the GMHS PTSA page and new this year is the option to join using My School Bucks. Everyone is welcome to join the PTSA. Download and submit the membership form to the Great Mills School Office or email Mr. Glasper in the main office bkglasper@smcps.org.

Hornet Strong Brick Project

Consider giving a Hornet Strong Personalized Brick for a recent graduate or alumni.

Go to the Great Mill website click on Quick Links the Hornet Strong Brick project or click on the link below."


For Our Spanish Speaking Families

¡Saludos! Para leer en español, hay un botón para traducir en la esquina superior derecha de los anuncios de Smore cuando se abre por primera vez. Pueden hacer clic en el botón y después selecciona de la lista de lenguas disponibles