History Day Help & More @The Savage Branch Library

MHMS & Howard County Schools are excited to share that our A+ Partnership with the Howard County Library is still going strong, bringing quality online resources and more to our kids every day.   Here’s what you have to do.

“HCPSS students have a way to access Howard County Library eContent in the classroom, at home, or anywhere they need to do homework or research. The Howard County Library System (HCLS) and the Howard County Public School System have launched the A+ Student Card to deliver the library system’s extensive catalog of electronic resources directly to students.

All HCPSS students (Pre-K–12) will receive their new A+ Student Card account number at the beginning of the 2017–2018 school year. Students gain immediate access to all HCLS eContent by using the A+ Student Card account number to login via the HCPSS.me portal.

The new A+ Student Card account also provides students with full customer privileges at all HCLS branches. While previously issued HCLS cards may still be used at library branches, the A+ Student Card account enables students to use just one number for all their homework and research needs.” HCPSSHoward County Library System Launch A+ Student Card

But sorry, Parents & Teachers, this service is just for the kiddos

When you log into Clever, you have access to more Epic resources including Newslea For FREE, Wikipedia, Common Sense Education, and MackinVia

With MacinVia, our kiddos can access “3 Million Print Titles- 1 Million Digital Titles- and now features a growing catalog of nearly 3 million print titles from 18,000+ publishers and a burgeoning digital collection of more than 1 million eBooks, educational databases, audiobooks and videos.”

 Thanks Howard County Public School Library Media and Howard County Library! These great resources will be transformative!

Maximize Your History Day Research (ages 11-17) RG

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Branch: Savage

*Registration is required. Register online or by calling 410-313-0760.

Do you need help with your History Day project? Meet with an HCLS Research Specialist for a one hour session and get assistance with either developing a History Day topic, finding appropriate primary and secondary resources, or reviewing your finished project.

Available at these branches. Call to schedule.
Glenwood 410.313.5577
Miller 410.313.1950
Savage 410.313.0760
East Columbia 410.313.7700
Elkridge 410.313.5077
Central 410.313.7800

More History Day Help from HCL!

Additional Research Tools for Students

Archives of Maryland Online
Chronicling America
Digital Public Library of America
EDSITEment! Student Resources
Howard County Historical Society
Maryland Historical Society
National Archives’ Online Research Tools

Tech Night Out: MHMS @ the Savage Branch Library

You’ve Been Invited!  

MHMS Family Involvement Team (FIT) Presents Tech Night Out

When: Thursday October 4th 2018  Time: 6pm-8pm
Where: Savage Branch Howard County Library @ 9525 Durness Ln, Laurel, MD 20723
What: Need help with Canvas?
Have questions regarding completing the HCPSS Family file?
Want to know more about the innovative resources offered at the local library?
Let the Family Involvement Team lend a helping hand!
Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information email Ms. Andrea Shavers, MHMS Health & FIT Team.
andrea_shavers@hcpss.org   or call 410-880-5897

¡Ustedes Están Invitado!

El Equipo de Participación Familiar de MHMS (FIT en inglés)

Presenta “Noche de Tecnología”

Habrá un intérprete.

Fecha: Jueves el 4 de Octubre 2018

Hora: A las 6:00 – 8:00 de la tarde

Lugar:  Savage Branch Howard County Library 9525 Durness Ln, Laurel, MD 20723


Ayuda con Canvas

Ayuda para llenar el HCPSS expediente de la familia.

Ayuda para contestar algunas preguntas sobre el HCPSS expediente de la familia.

Para darse algunas informaciones sobre los recursos que tienen las bibliotecas locales.

El equipo de Participación Familiar está aquí para ustedes. ¡Permítanos ayudarle!

Se ofrecerán refrescos.


Friday, September 14, 2018 – 9:45am

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back Kiddos, Parents, & Families!

Here’s our Media Orientation Cartoon!

This is my 21st year at MHMS! Wait, what?? Whoda thunk it!?

I am SO honored to have been a part of this community since the beginning. I never thought I was one of those teachers who would stay in the same school for like, forever!

But here I am, still happy, loving our quirky middle school kiddos and the vibrant and rich diversity of our amazing neighborhood! I also like that I live near our community and only have to drive 7 minutes to get here!

This year is going to be fantastic and challenging! I’m so happy that Ms. Bell, our amazing Media Assistant is back with us full time! Thanks to our new FULL TIME AWESOME Superintendent, Michael J. Martirano for bringing back our much needed (and loved!) library paraeducators last year. WE really appreciate having our Library & Literacy program fully staffed – because we serve about 800 people! 730+ kiddos & 80+ teachers and staff!

That’s a lot of people and we love it!

Please follow us on Instagram!

I will try and share all the amazing things that happen every day here at MHMS – the cool kiddos, the fun times, the Science, the ELA, the Social Studies, MHTV, ART, SETEAM, Drama, well – as much as I can !

Like the fun we have during recess in the Library Media Center! Here are some of my fun kiddos!

The MHMS Daring School Library Media Center #Makerspace & Recess Fun! #coloring #legos #shelfie #reading

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We also LOVE Instagram Shelfies!

Cammy & Precious giving me a great #SHelfie

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 We also love to highlight kids #CaughtReading

#Makerspace Fun!

Speaking of making and working I’m excited to set up again our ever evolving Makerspace Station at MHMS in our Daring School Library Media Center for the fourth year! We’re going to be adding more stations, robotics, technology and opportunities to create, make, craft, design, code, and construct in our school!

#LEGOS Happen. In our @hcpss_mhms #Makerspace Bask in its Alien 👽 splendor!

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Princess A showing off her princess picture! I love it when kids get me there and drawings!

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3 #makerspace builders in our @hcpss_mhms school library! #cool ! #loud

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But wait! There’s More!

The following are student, parent, and community resources I want to bring to your attention.

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If there’s something you need or that I can help you with…please don’t hesitate to let me know! I’d love to help!!