MWES Newsletter

Fri, 05/12/2023 - 3:42pm


Happy Friday MWES Families!

Just a reminder next week HCPSS schools will be closing early.  Schools dismiss three hours early Monday, June 12, Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14.  No Half-Day Pre-K/RECC. 

MWES Dismissal time is promptly at 12:15 p.m.  Last day of school for all students will be Wednesday, June 14.  Please view the HCPSS calendar for more information:

Please stay tune for our final newsletter which will go out on the last day of school, June 14, 2023.

Enjoy your weekend.  


Carol DeBord
Jennifer Zinn
Assistant Principal



Carol DeBord
Jennifer Zinn
Assistant Principal




Important Dates


6/12, 6/13, 6/14 - Schools Close 3 Hours Early
6/12 - 5th Grade End Of Year Celebration at 9:30 a.m
6/14 - Last Day Of School For Students                 



School News

Did You Move? Are You Moving? 

According to HCPSS Policy 9000 – Student Residency, Eligibility, Enrollment, and Assignment, “A student attending a public school in Howard County will attend the designated school serving the school attendance area in which the parents have bona fide residence.” 

If you have moved or are moving soon, please notify us immediately. Please do not wait for us to find out through other means. We can assist you with the transitioning to your child’s new school. Whether it be another HCPSS school, a private school, or a school out of the HCPSS district, we are here to help. If you are transferring to another HCPSS school, our Office Staff will help make the transition as smooth as possible.

Please complete the attached fillable Address Change Form and email it back to us with your new deed or lease. We will electronically verify your school district and update your new address on file.

HCPSS Pre-K Program

The HCPSS Pre-K program is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year with expanded eligibility criteria! Families of children aged four or five by September 1, 2023, may apply. The HCPSS Pre-K program is free to families; some locations are full-day.  Families can submit a completed application to or their local elementary school. For an application, information about the program, and eligibility guidelines, please visit the HCPSS website or contact Early Childhood Programs at 410-313-6836. Manor Woods is a school with a Pre-K program; however, eligible families will attend at another location.

Summer Activities for Children

These summer programs offer children a variety of educational and recreational opportunities during the summer to learn, meet new friends and have fun:

HCPSS BSAP Summer Institute

HCPSS GT Summer Institute

Howard County Public Library System

Howard County Recreation and Parks

Howard Community College Kids on Campus

Musical Theatre Opportunity for 2nd - 8th Graders!!!

Children's Choir Audition Notice Joseph.pdf 

The MRHS Theatre Department is seeking students for the Fall production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".  

Please see the notice or information below regarding Fall auditions for the production.


WHEN: Auditions will be held Monday evening September 11 at 4:45-6:00pm. WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF THE AUDITION: -No preparation required in advance,  simply come prepared to learn a few measures of music & sing for our team. Be ready to demonstrate rehearsal etiquette and give our Children's Choir Director your full attention for the full time. All auditioners will be dismissed at 6pm.

TIME COMMITMENT:  Please review the full rehearsal calendar at this link:


Families are encouraged to visit the HCPSS website for all your needs, including:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

To learn more please visit:


Community News & Events


Applications Now Being Accepted for HCPSS Learning Together Program

HCPSS is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Learning Together Program, in which students with and without disabilities learn and play together. Students must be 3 or 4 by Sept. 1, 2023, to be eligible.

OEIS will be offering a series of drop-in playground groups this summer & staff will be on-hand to lend extra support to families.  Playground Group Locations will rotate, see flier for more details and contact information. Thank you!

Summer Curriculum Resources

The elementary curriculum offices have compiled several activities and strategies for students to enhance their learning during the summer. The resource can be found on the Canvas Parent Pages linked below. Resources can be viewed by grade level and subject. Additional resources and suggestions can also be found on the Parent Pages. These resources include games, strategy instruction tips, field trip suggestions, and much more. Please feel free to share this information with your families.

Howard County Public Library System Summer Reading Challenge: Click on the link for a summer filled with reading fun!! READsquared Reading Program

Summer Reading Bingo Challenge: Your child can practice their literacy skills all summer long with these fun activities. Have them go for five in a row or try to fill the whole board!! 







If you have any questions please contact our Reading Specialist, Natalie Miskimins at

Summer Reading at the Howard County Library System

Over the next few days, students will be bringing home a copy of the Howard County Library System's Summer Reading Program's gameboard. Students can start completing activities for the summer reading program right away; however, they must visit a Howard County Library System Branch to register for the game and receive their sign-up prize. Once they have completed the required number of reading activities, they will take their gameboard back to the Howard County Library to receive their finishing prize.

Fifth grade students are eligible to participate in either the elementary or the teen version of the reading program but will need to visit a Howard County Library branch to receive the teen gameboard.

Further information can be found on the library system's website.


Free! Summer Life Skills Classes for grades 6 to 9 (slightly younger/older should register and wait to be contacted) taught by college students with HC DrugFree adult staff supervision. This summer, your kids will be watching and listening to the people around them, so have them learn from positive Howard County college students with high school student role models in a safe environment. Students will learn: Most Howard County kids aren't using drugs - so don't give in to "everyone is doing it" pressure; How to say no to risky behaviors while keeping their friends; How to better protect themselves from a variety of danger; and much more! We encourage siblings and friends to take these classes together, so if you have slightly younger or older students, please let us know and we will consider them as well. Zoom classes will be held July 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, and 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information and to register, visit

Summer Opportunities for High School Volunteers/Mentors: Volunteer to be part of HC DrugFree’s team of college and high school student and adult facilitators this summer. Be a role model to younger students while learning a variety of practical skills and acquiring valuable experience for future college and employment applications. For more information and to register, visit or

Submit 2023-24 Registration Form! Join 8th–12th Grade Teen Advisory Council: Learn, Earn Community Service Hours, and Build Resume. Free. HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council is open to all Howard County students in grades 8 through 12. This is a great opportunity to help prepare younger students for success in high school while allowing older students to develop their leadership and mentoring skills. Learn resiliency skills and ways to avoid risky behaviors while keeping your friends and having fun. The registration form is available at and community service hours are available. Email your registration form to or mail a hard copy the office. Evening meetings have been held on Zoom with some events in person

Employment Opportunities: HC DrugFree has an immediate opening for an Outreach Assistant with potential for advancement to Outreach Coordinator. Currently, the adult position is primarily remote, but some in-person work is currently required for events. To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter at For more information about HC DrugFree or to download the job description, visit

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