HC DrugFree Updates – October 2017

HC DrugFree’s Teen Advisory Council (TAC) will meet on Monday, October 16 and Monday, November 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Monthly meetings are held at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. Free pizza is provided. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at www.hcdrugfree.org and teens must RSVP to Admin@hcdrugfree.org before each meeting.

HC DrugFree’s program, “Not My Child…Yes, Your Child” presented in partnership with Marriotts Ridge High School PTSA and Mount View Middle School PTA will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 7:00 pm in the Marriotts Ridge High School auditorium. This event is free and open to high/middle school parents, family members and any adults working with teens who think their children will never get involved with drugs and those who are already suspicious or dealing with a child’s experimentation! Hear facts, strategies, experiences and encouragement and get your questions answered by HC DrugFree and its community partners, as well as parents and others with stories to share. For more information and to understand the importance of attending this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at https://vimeo.com/231604408 and contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040, Admin@hcdrugfree.org, or visit www.hcdrugfree.org.

HC DrugFree’s Convenient Drive-Thru “Sharps”* and Medication Collection will be held on Saturday, October 28 at the Wilde Lake Village Center parking lot near The UPS Store and Slayton House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will direct traffic around the parking lot as Howard County Police receive and secure your medications for proper disposal and medical staff handle your sharps for proper recycling. To understand the importance this event, view HC DrugFree’s video at https://vimeo.com/231604408. For more information about this event, how to dispose of medications throughout the year and more, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040, Admin@hcdrugfree.org, or visit the Events-Take Back Day page at www.hcdrugfree.org. *(Sharps: needles, syringes and EpiPens) 

HC DrugFree Is Looking for Parent/Adult Volunteers, so whether you have an hour a month or 10 hours a week to volunteer, please email only to Admin@hcdrugfree.org to let us know your availability. Be sure to say if you can type, are willing to drive to pharmacies or liquor stores, and if you have any special skills or interests. 

School Boundary Adjustments for 2018-19

Please note the upcoming events associated with the school boundary adjustment process, below:

Fall Regional Meetings

Tuesday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Wilde Lake High School
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m., Howard High School

Superintendent’s Redistricting Recommendations

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., Presentation to the board of education of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan – recommendations will be made by the Superintendent at a Board of Education meeting, taking into consideration the input from the AAC and the public.

Board of Education Public Hearings and Work Sessions

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Public Hearing I
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., Work Session I
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Work Session II
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Public Hearing II
Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Work Session III
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Work Session IV

Approval of Attendance Area Adjustment Plan

Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., the Board of Education will review the recommendations and decide whether it will move to approve changes in the school attendance areas.

The HCPSS has established a process for community feedback regarding redistricting and school boundary line adjustments.  When redistricting is planned, the attendance areas adjustment process for the HCPSS begins with Regional Meetings and acceptance of applications for the Attendance Area Committee (AAC). The AAC collects public input and reviews the attendance area plans by applying criteria set by the Board of Education in accordance with Policy 6010. The AAC also reviews and comments on the current capacity needs in conjunction with anticipated redistricting. This input is taken into consideration when developing the Superintendent’s Attendance Area Adjustment Recommendation.  The Superintendent’s proposed plan is then presented to the BOE and the public.  Additional information about this process, including timeline and answers to “Frequently Asked Questions” can be found at, http://www.hcpss.org/school-planning/redistricting-process/

Farewell to Mr. LeMon August 16

Students, Graduates, Families, Staff, and Friends,

Please join us for a reception to celebrate Wilde Lake High School’s outgoing principal Mr. James LeMon and to welcome new principal Mr. Rick Wilson Wednesday, August 16th 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Slayton House at Wilde Lake Village Center
10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the WLHS PTSA. For further information, please contact wildelakehsptsa@gmail.com or the school.

First PTSA Meeting August 15th

Greetings to all!

The summer’s end is near and we need to begin planning for the next academic year.  Please join me on Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m. at Wilde Lake High School.  We will be meeting on the main office conference room.  Mr . Wilson will be joining us for his first PTSA meeting. Join me in welcoming him.
Please don’t miss this important meeting.
Best regards,
Jannette O’Neill-Gonzalez, President PTSA
Wilde Lake High School
(410) 530-4554

WLHS PTSA Annual Meeting is May 16

The WLHS PTSA will hold its annual meeting, 7-8:30pm, Tuesday, May 16 at the school.  The agenda will feature final planning for activities this school year, and election of officers for the 2017-18.  We will need lots of helpers in various roles, so don’t be shy!  If everyone steps forward and offers to handle some leadership task or role, it will be “easy-peasy” for all involved.  We look forward to seeing you there!