TCOE is a non-profit organization! Everything we do as an organization focuses on giving back to the Howard County community and the students who attend HCPSS Schools! Glor Days Grill is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the efforts of TCOE from October 11, 2018 through October 18, 2018. Simply print the flyer and follow how you can support! Your family will enjoy an awesome meal and part of the money spent will be donated to support the efforts of TCOE! It is a WIN-WIN! Hope to see everyone there!
Welcome to a new academic school year. TCOE is proud to continue its partnership with HCPSS with presenting Community Academies! The Council of Elders, in collaboration with HCPSS, will be holding their first Community Academy of the 2018 – 2019 school year on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at Oakland Mills Middle School. The academy will start at 9:00am and end at 11:15am.
The selected topic:
Social Media Awareness and Combating Bullying
This topic is so very important as it brings attention to the different forms of bullying, which are not limited to peer-to-peer.
Below is the link to register for the event and the flyer with additional information regarding the academy. TCOE encourages you to share this information to other HCPSS families. We look forward to seeing as many families October 6th! .
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Make dinner tonite (July 24th) a selfless act by joining us for a Fundraiser to support The Council of Elders!!!! Come in to the CHIPOTLE at 6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 100 in Columbia between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer OR show it on your smartphone OR just tell the cashier that you’re supporting the Council of Elders!!!!! The Council of Elders will receive 33% of all proceeds .. See you there!!!
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.
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.