Weekly News From The Hill

January 12th, 2018

Important Dates

  • Schools and Offices Closed - 01/15
  • STEM/Science Fair - 01/17 at 6:00pm
  • Family Bingo Night - 01/19 at 6:30pm
  • STEM/Science Fair (SNOW DATE) - 01/24 at 6:00pm
  • Road to Kindergarten Session - 01/24 at 6:30pm (Oakland Mills High School)
  • Road to Kindergarten Session - 01/25 at 6:30pm (Centennial High School)
  • 3rd/4th/5th Grade Joint Field Trip - 01/25
  • Winter Beginner and Advanced Strings Concert - 01/25 at 2:45pm and 7:00pm
  • Spirit Day (Sports Team) - 01/26
  • Schools Close 3 Hours Early - 01/26
  • The Council of Elders - Social Media, Opioids, and Human Trafficking Awareness - 01/27 at 9:00am (Oakland Mills Middle School--9450 Kilimanjaro Rd.)
  • Road to Kindergarten Session - 01/29 at 6:30pm (Hammond High School)
  • Music Concert (Oakland Mills High School) - 01/31
  • Class Group Pictures and Spring Individual Portraits - 02/01
  • Winter Beginner and Advanced Strings Concert (SNOW DATE) - 02/01 at 2:45pm and 7:00pm
  • Jump Rope For Heart Kickoff - 02/05
  • 4th Grade Field Trip - 02/07
  • 4th/5th Grade In-House Field Trip - 02/08


It has been observed that several students have been playing on the JHES pond. Please talk to your child(ren) about the dangers of doing this. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

Spelling Bee

Congratulations to all of our Spelling Bee participants! The winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place - Davon C
  • 2nd Place - Azamy Y
  • 3rd Place - Vaishnavi B

Davon will be representing our school at the Howard County Bee on March 16th at Howard High School. We are proud of everyone who participated.

--Ms. Sanudo

Winter Reading Challenge

Wow! We had 90 students participate in the Winter Reading Challenge! Thanks so much for your support with this reading activity. We received so many creative mugs and I'm pleased students were able to experience lots of different ways to read for fun. Thanks also for emailing the pictures of your little ones enjoying their Snowman Soup. It is not too late. If your child participated in this activity, feel free to email a picture of your child reading with (or without) a warm mug of hot chocolate to krista_mccormick@hcpss.org. Mugs and pictures are displayed in the media center.

--Ms. McCormick

Winter Band Concert

Thank you to everyone for coming to our concert. Congratulations to all band students on their fine performance, especially Jaydon M for rocking out on his drum set. Finally, thanks to our staff for supporting our students and the band program. We look forward to our next event!

--Ms. Curry

PTA T-Shirts

The PTA t-shirt order is here! If you placed an order or have a kindergartner, your shirt(s) should have been brought home with your child today. If you ordered a long sleeve yellow shirt in a child's size and haven't heard from the PTA, contact jhesptasec@gmail.com.

3rd / 4th / 5th Grade Joint Field Trip

Please remember that the permission slips for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade field trip to see "Wonder" are due on Tuesday, January 16th.

--Mr. Vanisko

Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation

Our final rising 6th grade orientation is at Mayfield Woods. The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 16th - 6:30pm (GT begins at 5:45pm)
  • Tuesday, January 23rd - Snow date

The address is 7950 Red Barn Way, Elkridge, MD 21075.

--Ms. Moe

STEM / Science Fair

We're quickly approaching our STEM / Science Fair on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:00pm. We're excited to see the amazing and creative projects!

--Ms. Griffin and Ms. Strawhorn

PTA Family Night

Join us for the fun! See details in the flier shown below.
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Road to Kindergarten

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st, 2018, see the flier below.
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Spirit Day

Our next Spirit Day is Friday, January 26th. The theme is favorite sports team.

--PBIS Team

Howard County Honors Band

Congratulations to Matthew C for being nominated as a potential member of this year's Howard County Elementary Honors Band. His nomination is based on his ability to perform music of above-average difficulty and his commitment to his craft. Way to go Matthew!


See details below if you're interested in enrolling your child in the KidzArt program.
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Winter 2018 After-School Programs

See details below if you're interested in enrolling your child in the Howard County Recreation and Parks program.
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