The Viewpoint 5/20/22

Fri, 05/20/2022 - 2:13pm

The Viewpoint

May 20, 2022

MAP Reports Available

Home report PDFs for the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) spring testing are now available in HCPSS Connect. The assessment was given to students in grades 1-8 in reading and mathematics. Reports can be accessed by following the directions on the main website. For more information on how to interpret the report and how the results are used, please visit the MAP area of the HCPSS website.

MVMS Counselors' Corner

Mental health is physical health! A mental check-up is just as important as a routine physical.  Did you know that 1 in every 5 children experiences a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition before the age of 18? Did you know that suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people? Did you know the symptoms of mental health issues often emerge during adolescence?
There is help and hope!
Help kids build resilience by listening to them! Help them problem-solve by talking through a difficult situation. Encourage a good night's sleep and stick to healthy routines. Foster mutual trust and respect. Get appropriate help when needed. Reach out to your child's counselor.  We are here to support each student socially and emotionally because we know mental health matters! Visit for more information about youth mental health. Thank you for your support during Mental Health Awareness Month. 

Free Summer Meals

HCPSS will offer free meals to all students and any children aged 18 and under on weekdays from June 27-August 12, with the exception of when schools are closed on July 4 and 19. Full details are available online.  

Community News and Events

Please visit the Community News and Programs page for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.

Finish the School Year Strong!

From 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm each Wednesday, starting May 18th and culminating in a party on June 22, middle school students can come to CA’s Supreme Sports Club on Deepage Rd for free tutoring support as well as supervised basketball, ping pong, and other recreational activities.
This program is free for all middle school students in and around Columbia. Registration is not required – just bring your books and wear gear you can run around in!

Summer Scholars Program

The HC Summer Scholars Program is free for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students who qualify. Access Registration and Information forms here:

Upcoming Dates

  • May 30                        Schools and offices closed
  • June 1                         Choir Concert  7 pm  MRHS Auditorium
  • June 2                         Orchestra Concert  7 pm  MRHS Auditorium
  • June 3                         Band Concert  6:30 pm  MRHS Auditorium
  • June 8                            Schools close 3 hours early
  • June 15                          Schools close 3 hours early
  • June 16                          Schools close 3 hours early
  • June 17                          Schools close 3 hours early - Last Day