Thanks to all who participated in the Uno`s Fundraiser yesterday

 Thanks to all who participated in the Uno’s Fundraiser yesterday.
Team 8 appreciates your support!
*** TODAY, FRIDAY 4/17, EMMS Students will bring home 3 items:
- School Picture Brochures (Pictures Taken MONDAY)
- School Picture Order Envelopes
- Memory Book Order Forms (Order Deadline April 28)
EMMS Important Dates:
Friday, April 17:
AFI Field Trip, 8:20am-2:00pm
Band Adjudication Field Trip, 5:00-9:00pm
Monday, April 20: Spring Student Photos, 8:30-9:30am (optional)
Tuesday, April 21, 22, 27, 28: PARCC Testing – See Article for Times, BELOW
Tuesday, April 28: Memory Book Order Forms DUE
Tuesday, May 5:
Coffee With the Principal… NEW Format
Friday, May 15:
Student Fun Night and Dance, 7:00-9:00pm
Spring Student Picture Day
School Pictures will be in on Monday, April 20. Parents will have a second opportunity
to purchase school photos, this time on a variety of backgrounds. Package options
include trading cards, key chains, magnets, mugs, and iPhone Cases!! Picture
brochures and order envelopes will go home with students NEXT Friday, April 17. You
can view the brochure on line at; select “Spring Portraits.” Please
note that these photos are an optional purchase and will NOT go in the 2015-16
Memory Book.
Time to Order 2014-2015 Memory Books J
Don’t Miss Out!!! Orders will now be accepted for the 2014-15 Student/Staff Memory
Book. This is a super value. For just $20 you will receive a color photo album that
contains pictures of all EMMS students and staff, and serve as a reminder for you and
your students of many activities throughout the school year. The window to order
Memory Books is only open until April 28 – send in your order form today, along with
$20 cash or check made out to EMMS.
PARCC Testing Times by Grade
Thank you for working to ensure students are present during assessment periods by
rescheduling avoidable absences. This means that orthodontist appointments, checkups, and other similar tasks should be scheduled outside of the regular school day. If
you already know your child will be absent for any part of the testing window, please
contact his or her school counselor immediately. Thank you.
Grade 6
• April 21st periods 1&2
• April 22nd periods 4&5
• April 27th periods 1&2
• April 28th periods 4&5
Grade 7
• April 21st periods 6&7
• April 22nd periods 1&2
• April 27th periods 6&7
• April 28th periods 1&2
Grade 8
• April 21st periods 4&5
• April 22nd periods 6&7
• April 27th periods 4&5
• April 28th periods 6&7
Howard County STEM Fair Congratulations
The EMMS family would like to congratulate all 7 students who participated in the
Howard County STEM fair and festival this past weekend at Long Reach High School.
It takes a lot of hard work and courage to present in front of a panel of judges as well as
to respond to inquiries and questions from community members, peers, and specialty
judges. We are very proud of all 7 of our 8th grade EMMS students who participated.
The following two students received Recognition in Excellence and Specialty Awards
last night during the award ceremony at Long Reach High School. Congratulations to
Anjali Gajendiran
Josh Kaliveretenos
In addition, the following students received Placement Awards in their given category at
the award ceremony last night at Long Reach High School:
Srija Makkapati received a 2nd place medal and certificate in the Computers and
Mathematics Category.
Antariksh Tulshyan received 1st place trophy and certificate in the Engineering
Anjali Gajendiran received 1st place trophy and certificate in the Earth and
Space/Environmental Science Category.
Anjali also took home the Sweepstakes Award for highest overall score, placement, and
ranking among judges. A banner will be hung here at EMMS recognizing Anjali as the
2015 Sweepstakes Winner for the Howard County STEM Fair Middle School Students.
We are very proud of all of our EMMS science students who participated in the fair, as
well as their quality of work and the effort that they put into their projects over the past
two years! Their dedication to their science studies, tenacity, and hard-work have
definitely paid-off! Congratulations!
NEW: Coffee With the Principal
On May 5, Mr. Rattay will hold a “Coffee with the Principal” with a new format. This
"Parent Forum" invites input on some of the activities and procedures at EMMS that
involve parents and students. Look for more information to come!
JROTC Anniversary 5K Run
Join Howard High School JROTC in celebrating its 99th/49th Anniversary on April 25,
2015. To register, go to For more information call 410-313-2878 or
email HHS JROTC: [email protected]
College Admissions Seminar, Saturday 4/25 9:00-10:30am, CHS Auditorium. Parents of 8th -11th graders, come join us for “Secrets of College Admissions: 101”
presented by Collegewise. Seminar will cover all college admissions elements,
emphasizing strategies for making your student a stronger applicant and helping to
avoid the most common application mistakes. On-site registration fee: $10. Event
proceeds to benefit the CHS PCBS scholarship fund. CONTACT: Greta Joseph ([email protected])
CHS Marching Band Interest Meeting Tuesday, 4/28
Any student enrolled in Symphonic Band or Symphonic Winds for the 2015-2016
academic year is eligible to audition for the CHS Marching Eagles. Interested students
and parents are required to attend an interest meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00PM
in the CHS auditorium. If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Mr.
Matchim at [email protected] This meeting is optional for returning Wind
Ensemble students, but new members for the 2015-2016 academic year are
encouraged to attend.
CHS Color Guard Interest Meeting Tuesday, 4/28
Any CHS student is eligible to join the CHS Marching Eagles Color Guard. Interested
students and parents are encouraged to attend an interest meeting on Tuesday, April
28 @ 7:00PM in the CHS Band Room. For more information, email
[email protected]