Elementary students visit their school's media center at least one day a week for direct instruction in the library curriculum and book selection. The elementary curriculum has four focus areas. Our Information Navigation unit focuses on having students navigate the library exploring the various types of resources offered including utilizing our online catalog system to locate resources to meet their literary needs. During our Digital Citizenship unit students are exposed to best practices for being safe digital citizens that both utilize and produce content for the digital community. Our Research unit highlights the skills necessary to solve those big questions or fill a gap in our knowledge using both print and digital resources. And finally, our Make and Create unit allows us tap into our creative minds with connections between literature and science, technology, and art. One main area of focus is developing computational thinking and problem solving with coding.
The secondary library media curriculum builds upon the skills and concepts taught in the elementary library media centers. Various electronic sources, online databases, and specific organizational tools are introduced and utilized in cross curricular units for research and learning. Fully integrated concepts are designed to create independent learners who can thrive in an information-based society and who will enter adulthood with the abilities to fulfill their personal and professional needs. Students are encouraged to develop the positive attitudes necessary to become life-long readers. Classes at the secondary level are flexibly scheduled.
Dr. Martha Barwick
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
10/4/2022 8:35 AM
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