8th Grade High School Information

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 9:07pm

8th grade High School Information

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dear 8th Grade Families:

We want to share that high school registration will take place in January, and believe it or not, we have high school preparation activities starting next week!  Did you know that your 8th grader is part of the high school graduating class of 2024?!  We promise that you and your 8th grader will receive lots of information over the next couple months and through the year to ensure a smooth transition to high school.

Below are dates for important upcoming events: 

December 2, 2019 through January 3, 2020

JROTC Student Interviews available.  Contact JROTC instructors to schedule interviews. 


Atholton High School: Lieutenant Colonel William Reinhart, Senior Army Instructor, william_reinhart@hcpss.org or (410) 313-7076

Howard High School: Lieutenant Colonel Patricia Marshall, patricia_marshall@hcpss.org or (410) 313-2878

Oakland Mills High School: Chief Master Sergeant Donald Felch, Air Force Instructor, donald_felch@hcpss.org – or (410) 313-6945



Monday, December 16, 2019 (Ms. Quinn’s classes)

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 (Ms. Cohen’s classes)

 “What to Know about High School” lesson will be presented in all 8th Grade History classes   


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Feeder High School Presentations to all 8th grade students at Mayfield Woods.


January 2020

There will be an Information Night at each high school for new (current 8th grade) and returning students and parents – please plan to attend to gather as much information about your child’s high school.  Opportunities to meet and greet teachers and administrators and orientation to high school scheduling will be available for all.


Long Reach High School – January 8, 2020 – 6:30 – 8:30pm


Oakland Mills High School – January 9, 2020

  • 5:30-7:00PM - Jump Start Evening (Media Center) 
  • 6:00-6:30PM - Intern/Mentor & Independent Research Information Meeting (Room 100)
  • 6:30-6:50PM - AP Information Presentation (Cafeteria)
  • 7:00-7:40PM - New Family Welcome Presentation (Auditorium)
  • 7:00-8:15PM - Elective Fair (Cafeteria) 
    • Students will be able to visit tables advertising our various electives and also clubs and activities 
    • Laptops will be setup for students to use to make their course requests while they are there


Howard High School – January 7, 2020 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm


River Hill High School–(only for trailing siblings in Jump Start) January 9, 2020 – 6:30-8:30pm


If your son/daughter is applying to a private high school, please give all paperwork to Mrs. Clark in Student Services including recommendation forms for teachers and transcript requests.   Please allow time for teachers to complete the recommendation forms and return them to student services; we then mail the forms directly to the private school.

If you are unsure of the high school district you live in, please go to hcpss.org, click on school information, then school locator to enter your address.  Please know that school assignments for school year 2020-2021 will be updated soon. 

Please call the Student Services office at 410-313-5025 or contact Mrs. Bradley at susan_bradley@hcpss.org if you have any questions.  This is an exciting time and we look forward to working with you and your child to prepare for high school and beyond.