“The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
All my life I
dreamed of being a teacher. I have said
often, that I looked to my teachers as heroes for they saw something inside of
me that was waiting to be unleashed. But
in the same breath, I must say that I too saw something inside my teachers that
I wanted to discover. There was
something about the profession of teachers that has always drew me, and now
that I call myself “teacher,” I find this dream to be better than I could have
This year has been
a dream that I never dared to have. For
this moment in time, I was given a voice and a platform to represent those I
cherish dearly. Whether it was throwing
out the first pitch at a baseball game, walking in a parade to the cheers of a
county, speaking in front of hundreds of teachers serving this county longer
than I, walking the halls of Annapolis, or modeling lessons to new teachers – I
have embraced every opportunity this year has afforded me and treasured each
within my heart.
express the gratefulness I have to each person who has supported me this year. You put your belief and trust in me, and you
allowed me to soar. This county has given me a gift I can never
Larry Jehnert, our newest Teacher of the Year.
This is an honor only 28 teachers have held. Larry is so deserving of this honor. Being a teacher is not something Larry does,
but it is rather who he is. Larry is so
committed to empowering students that everybody who comes into contact with
Larry is impacted. His quiet, humble
manner in which he conducts himself allows his true influence to students and
teachers to speak even louder. I know
this year will be an incredible year for him, as well as for all those impacted
by the work he will do. Congratulations
Over the last nine years, Kristin Schaub has made numerous contributions to the school and community of Havre de Grace Elementary. She began her journey by attending Towson University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2004. Ms. Schaub later received her master's degree in instructional technology from Towson University in 2012. She consistently implements cutting-edge approaches to education in order to meet the needs of her totytitle I students. Ms. Schaub also shares her passion for education by serving as a classroom model, a School Improvement Team facilitator and a team leader.
Due to an ongoing power outage that is expected to last for a few more hours, North Bend will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. TODAY, Wednesday, December 7, 2022.
Primary and emergency contacts for students at North Bend Elementary School will receive this message via our mass notification system.
12/7/2022 10:47:57 AM
The following message will be sent to all staff, parents and guardians, via phone, email, and text message on December 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.:
On Friday, December 9, 2022, all schools will dismiss 3 hours early for students. Please note, half-day PreK will NOT meet on early dismissal dates.
Calendar information for the entire 2022-2023 school year can be found on hcps.org.
12/7/2022 8:11 AM
The following message will be sent to staff and families December 6, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. via phone, email, and text message:
The window is now open to nominate your favorite teacher from this year, or years past, for the 2023 Teacher of the Year!
Visit hcps.org and click “learn more” in the banner at the top of the page to share a few sentences on why you want your school to consider nominating your favorite teacher this year! The program will look slightly different this year as HCPS will celebrate a night of excellence in education when the Teacher of the Year is announced. In addition to announcing the 2023 Teacher of the Year, we will honor retired or former teachers who will be inducted into the Teacher Hall of Fame.
We want to thank HarfordTV who is planning to broadcast the culminating event on April 12, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (mark your calendar now!) via their Facebook Live as well as recording for later viewing. Local businesses and community members continue to play an integral part in showing our appreciation for our educators and we look forward to celebrating with everyone again this year! If you or your business would like to support the program this year, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nominations are due by January 4, 2023. Don't delay- submit your nomination here as soon as possible.
12/6/2022 10:55 AM
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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