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MakerSpace Summer Camp

It is time to register for the KCPS MakerSpace Summer Camp! MakerSpaces provide a place for students with shared interests to gather and work collaboratively on projects. Projects are entirely student led and span a wide array of interests such as coding, stop motion animation, podcasting, virtual reality, and more! Each week will not have a specific focus, but rather will simply allow students time to explore, create, and learn. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and the camp is limited in the number of students we can accept per week. They are invited to attend as many or as little weeks as they would like, and each week has a materials fee of $25.00.  All camps will run Monday through Thursday at KCHS from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Camp is open to students who are 3rdgraders and above AS OF the 2018/2019 school year. Please direct any questions to Mr. Bill Poore, Supervisor of Technology (wpoore@kent.k12.md.us or 410-778-7139). The dates have been included below: 

Week #1: June 24th - June 27th

Week #2: July 8th - July 11th

Week #3: July 15th - July 18th

Week #4: July 29th - August 1st 


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Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School

Dear Tiger Families,

Welcome to Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School! We are a small school in the town of Chestertown with approximately 264 students. Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and many of them live right here in Chestertown. We are a Title I school with Tiger pride!

HHGES Mission Statement
The mission of Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School is to provide a safe and productive learning environment, using rigorous academic experiences that all students can become lifelong learners and responsible citizens

HHGES Vision Statement
Henry Highland Garnet Elementary School Community envisions our school as a place that offers a safe, warm, and welcoming climate that promotes active engagement and responsible risk-taking. This community communicates and collaborates to differentiate learning to meet the needs of all learners.

At Garnet, our teachers have committed to:
  1. Daily lessons that align to the Maryland College & Career Readiness Standards
  2. Analyze student work and track data to make sure that each student is having his or her needs met
  3. Active involvement in school and district-wide Professional Learning Communities
  4. Use manipulatives regularly in math class to build conceptual understanding of big topics
  5. Communicate with parents and community groups in multiple ways

Located in the heart of historic Chestertown, the name of our school honors Henry Highland Garnet – and abolitionist, educator, and orator. As you walk in the front doors of our school, you will see a plaque with his likeness and some interesting information about his life. Buzz the door and come into the office to sign in and get welcomed with a smile!
We are very lucky at Garnet Elementary School with the amount of technology we are able to access. Students in grades three to five have a 1:1 ratio of students to devices. PreK - 2 is fast approaching that ratio; there are many individual devices and a computer lab in the media center. Students use these devices to access Discovery Education, ConnectEd, Google Docs, and several other academic applications. We strive to use our technology wisely, encouraging students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in our society.

Our PTA is an integral part of our school culture. We encourage all parents to attend meetings – it’s a great way to stay involved! Call 410-778-6890 to hear about our next meeting!

Let’s have a great year, Tigers!

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H.H. Garnet:

320 Calvert St
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: 410-778-6890
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