HCPSS parents, students, staff and community members are invited to participate in the third forum on effective discipline. Stakeholders will review feedback from the previous forums and select from four additional sessions that will be conducted by community and school systems leaders. Sessions will also include an opportunity for developing specific strategies on moving toward more effective and equitable discipline practices in HCPSS.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (6:45pm – 8:45pm)
Where: Hammond High School
Hope to see you there!!
HCPSS parents, students staff and community members are invited to participate in a forum on student behavior and effective discipline. Stakeholders will review racial, socioeconomic, and other demographic data to understand disproportionality and discuss solutions in a facilitated discussion with School System leaders.
Wednesday, March 14 – Wilde Lake High School (7:00pm – 8:30pm)
Saturday, March 17 – Long Reach High School (8:30am – 10:00am)
Hope to see you there!
Effective Discipline Practices (002)
Dear HCPSS Families,
Teachers and education support professionals of color in Howard County are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action from Monday, February 5th through Friday, February 9th. During the day, teachers across the county will be implementing Black Lives Matter Week of Action Curriculum designed for Pre-K to 12th grade classrooms. After school, events will be held for educators, students, and community members to actively engage in the movement.
The Howard County Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action is one of dozens being organized across the country. The 13 guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter movement will be highlighted during this week of action as a means of challenging the insidious legacy of institutionalized racism and oppression that has plagued American society since its founding. There will be events, both online, and in each city, throughout the week, as well as curriculum resources for lesson plans and activities based upon the 13 Guiding Principles of Black Lives Matter. Below are the 2-3 principles for each day of action:
Monday, February 5th: Unapologetically Black, Restorative justice, empathy and loving engagement
Tuesday, February 6th: Diversity and globalism.
Wednesday, February 7th: Queer affirming, trans affirming, and collective value.
Thursday, February 8th: Intergenerational, Black Families and Black Villages.
Friday, February 9th: Centering Black women.
This week will also promote local demands that build on the momentum of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The Howard County demands are:
Mandate cultural proficiency, bias, and Restorative Justice training for educators.
Hire Educators of Color
Institute Ethnic Studies &BLM at School Week of Action EVENTS Culturally Relevant Curriculum (K-12)
Attached is a flier highlighting the evening events that will take place during the week of action. Each evenings’ event is open to press, where educators who organized the event will be available for interviews.
BLM at School Week of Action EVENTS
The Council of Elders is seeking high school freshman, sophomores and juniors to join our organization as part of the inaugural Student Advisory Group to help further define its goals and mission. Below is the link for the information letter, which clearly outlines the qualifications for applying, as well as the link to the actual application. Please contact Ms. Erica McGowan with any questions. Ms. McGowan’s information is within the Student Application Letter in the link below.
SPECIAL NOTE: The submission deadline for the application is Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:59pm.
Student Membership Letter
Student Membership Application
Dear HCPSS Families – With HCPSS being closed due to inclement weather, the Celebration of Excellence ceremony for this evening has been canceled. The HCPSS BSAP representatives at the schools will hand deliver the certificates to your students.
The Council of Elders will be holding their next Community Academy on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Oakland Mills Middle School. The academy will start at 9:00am ending at 11:15am.
The Topics: Supporting Your Child’s Social and Emotional Development
Community Academy Flyer
Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman is welcoming Howard County residents to participate in the Kwanzaa Celebration on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 7:00pm. The location for this event is at North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, Maryland 20723.
Please contact Christina Kwata at 410-313-2050 for additional information. Attached is the flyer for further review.