Eagles Nest 12/6/19

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 2:07pm


December 6, 2019




Student Food Delivery Policy

We are getting a number of fast food deliveries for students during the day.  The deliveries are coming both directly from restaurants like a pizza delivery and from independent companies like Door Dash, Uber Eats, etc.  You are welcome to bring your student lunch and drop it off in the front office, but please refrain from having outside companies deliver food to your student.  We cannot accept these deliveries, and we will not call students from class to retrieve or pay for them. Please ensure you share this information with your student.  Thank you for your help!


CHS Dance Fundraiser

Please consider supporting the CHS Dance Program by hanging out and eating with your family and friends!


When you dine at Glory Days before December 15th, bring in your original itemized receipt to the collection box in the front office, and our dancers can get 10% of your purchase...it's really that easy!

Thanks in advance for your support 


The Nutcracker

The CHS Performing Arts Department will be presenting The Nutcracker on Thursday, December 5th and Friday, December 6th at 7PM. This holiday favorite will include live music and dance that the whole family can enjoy! Tickets are $10 each and are available at chs.hcpss.org or at the door. Please contact rebecca_clark@hcpss.org for more information.


HOMEWOOD’S 16th Annual Recycled Treasure Sale

Homewood is holding its annual recycled treasure sale on Thursday, December 19.  Donations are needed. Great gift wish list include, but no limited to, the following:


    Charging Cords and Earbuds

    Video Games & Electronics

    Sporting Goods

    Toys/Stuffed Animals

    New Clothes, with tags

    New Gloves and Socks, with tags

    Holiday Themed Gifts

    Fashion Jewelry

    Lotions & Beauty Items

    Ladies Scarves & Purses

    Holiday Gift Bags and Tissue (all sizes)


Accepting donations from now until December 13.  Any donation may be dropped off to Mrs. Taylor in Room 913.


Federal Impact Aid form

When completing your Family File, if you indicated that you work on federal property or are active duty military, your student will be receiving a form to be completed.  Please return this form as soon as possible, but no later than December 21. If you did not receive the form and are either active duty military or work on federally owned property the form can be found here.  All information collected is confidential and used only for the stated purpose of determining the amount of funding available to HCPSS. Forms are retained at the HCPSS Central Office for Impact Aid auditing.


Yearbooks on Sale

You know what makes for a great holiday gift?  A yearbook.

It is the gift of memories. It is the gift that will be treasured.


Yearbooks on sale now. Buy now, save now, enjoy forever!



Last year we completely sold out, so secure your copy today! Yearbooks make for great holiday gifts, and we are currently offering the book at a discounted rate. Buy early, save money, preserve the memories! Click on link for more information.


AP Exams - Registration Update

Late registration will begin on 11/16 and end on 3/13 and cost an additional $40 per exam ($134). NO REGISTRATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER March 13th. Step-by-step directions and more details are included in the link below or can be found on the CHS website under Academics.  Contact Andrea Covington with questions and concerns acovington@hcpss.org .Students who receive Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs) qualify for AP exam fee reductions.





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Community News

Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations (http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/).


Baltimore Science Fair

The 65th Baltimore Science Fair (BSF) will be held on March 21st & 22nd, 2020 at Towson University. There will be an informational meeting about this and other STEM-related opportunities in Ms. Ireland's room (901) after school on Monday, December 16th. Please email me at tireland@hcpss.org if you have any questions prior to that date. Registration opens on January 1st, 2020, and we hope that many of you will consider this opportunity.

The BSF provides a wonderful experience to Middle and High School Students who are interested in science, math, computers and engineering. In addition to sending several students and their teachers on to the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF), we present  over 150 other awards to student exhibitors. We provide many cash awards ranging from $25- $500, college scholarships, internships opportunities, certificates of recognition from federal agencies, and awards from many professional organizations.

Their web site www.baltimoresciencefair.org is where you can find all of the information you need to know about the Fair.


Ellicott City Rotary Club

The Ellicott City Rotary Club is looking for CHS sophomores and juniors interested in developing leadership skills. We are offering a $360 scholarship to participate in RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award Weekend. Two students will be selected from your high school.  Applications are attached and should be emailed to okonskitg@verizon.net by DECEMBER 20, 2019. Interviews may follow. Questions: Email: okonskitg@verizon.net.

This is a great opportunity to enhance your leadership skills while you have fun and meet new friends.  Life long bonds are often made. You will grow, discover, improve your communication skills, and practice team building, while learning about community and worldwide service.  Apply now!

District 7620 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

CAMP is President's Day Weekend February 15-17, 2020

Camp Letts - Edgewater, Maryland  

“Outdoor adventure on the Chesapeake Bay”

Go to: https://www.ryla7620.org/ to learn more


EMMS Bookfair @ Barnes & Noble on December 11th (9am-10pm)

What an AMAZING opportunity for The Mill. Click HERE to download the voucher. The Mill will receive a percentage of all store sales from 9am-10pm on December 11th. EMMS Staff will be present after 3:30pm. Elliott our mascot will be there after 3:30pm and will be available for photos. EMMS is working on having student performers, a gift wrap table and of course we will be selling our 80th Anniversary Community Tees.

EMMS will also receive a percentage of all ONLINE sales from ANY location between December 11th and December 15th, so please share the following with as many folks as you can.

We are looking for volunteers to help us, if you might be interested, please click here for the signup genius link. Click HERE for more details. We would also love for everyone to SPREAD THE WORD.