The elementary art curriculum provides to all students a well-sequenced program of developmentally appropriate art experiences
in five major areas: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Three-Dimensional Design, and Two-Dimensional Design.
Students are involved in activities which are culturally balanced and integrated with study in language arts,
social studies, mathematics, and science. A variety of strategies is used to enable students to construct
meaning, investigate, make decisions, and solve problems creatively. The comprehensive elementary art curriculum
enhances the students' total educational experience.
The middle school art curriculum is designed to provide all adolescents with opportunities for sequential instruction in
this subject. Art activities are provided in five major areas: Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Three-Dimensional
Design and Lettering. Within one or more of these five areas, a Student Service Learning activity may also
be experienced, in conjunction with team initiatives. The middle school art program extends elementary learning,
enables selected skills to be refined, and provides opportunities for unique and individual applications.
Adolescents who have pursued the middle school program are well prepared to succeed in meeting the Fine Arts
The high school art program consists of a variety of elective curricular offerings. From an entry-level course taken to satisfy
the Fine Arts graduation requirement, to an AP Art History course needed to fulfill a college entrance standard,
students have many options. Courses can be sequenced for students who have identified future ambitions by
the career path selected. The correct sequence of curricula provides for appropriate preparation and maximum
success. All high school art courses provide opportunities for students to refine and apply learned skills
and concepts and to develop personally and creatively as visually literate young adults.
11/30/2022 3:01 PM
11/17/2022 12:59 PM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022:
If you are active military personnel, a civilian or federal employee working and/or living on federal property, your child has received or will receive a form to be completed and returned to school. If your child is not attending school in person, please find a blank form attached to this email. It is very important that we receive the completed form from you, as this is a means of funding that will impact your child’s school system. Persons working on federal property, please be sure to complete the box indicating the specific location of your employment. The forms should be returned to school with your child no later than Friday, November 11, 2022. Blank forms are also available on www.hcps.org on the Resources for Parents page under ‘Forms and Documents.’ Please contact your school if you have any questions.
11/1/2022 8:00 AM
The following message will be sent via phone, email, and text message to all parents and guardians at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022:
Maryland legislation now requires notification of parent/guardians when a student meal account balance becomes low.
This is to notify you that parents and guardians will soon begin to receive monthly automated communications via phone and email when your student’s meal account reaches $2.60. Notification at this amount will ensure you’re aware you have funds remaining for approximately one meal.
Students without funds on their account will still receive a meal that is charged to their account but will not be able to purchase any snack items, even with cash. Consequently, families with a balance LESS THAN $0 will receive a weekly call notifying that your account balance needs to be paid.
We encourage families to login to your MySchoolBucks account and set your own balance reminders above $2.60 to avoid receiving the monthly or weekly notices. Please note, if you opt out of the balance alerts when they begin, you will be opting yourself out of receiving all HCPS outreach communications.
Federal waivers allowing universally free school meals ended June 30, 2022 – students who do not qualify for meal benefits or whose applications for meal benefits from previous years expired must pay $2.50 for lunch in elementary schools or $2.60 for lunch in secondary schools. The online meal benefit application is available at www.hcpsmenus.com.
If you are unsure of your MySchoolBucks account or balance information, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 410-638-4078 for assistance.
10/27/2022 12:38 PM
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