Welcome to the Hammond Middle School! Our PTA sponsors and supports many programs and events for HMS students, staff and the school community. These include: Student Enrichment, Structured Social Opportunities, Character Development, Student Assistance, Staff Appreciation and Providing Volunteers. Please see the upcoming events at the bottom of this page for PTA meeting dates and times. I encourage everyone to attend our meetings and learn more about Hammond Middle School and the PTA.
The 8th Grade Dance will take place on Friday, June 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. The theme this year is “GLOW” and will feature a live DJ, photo booth, games, raffle/prizes, food and everything glow-in-the dark. Tickets are $15 for each student. A parent/guardian must fill out a permissions slip for each student attending.
Permission slips & payments can be made online using PayPal by clicking here. Or, they may be turned in during 8th grade lunch in the cafeteria on these dates: May 16th, May 17th, May 23rd, May 24th (cash or checks payable to HMS PTA).
Don’t forget to register early—students signed up by May 17th will get an extra raffle ticket for prizes during the event. And those who sign up online get another, bonus raffle ticket! It is tradition for the 6th & 7th grade parents to chaperone the 8th Grade Dance. This is a “pay it forward” contribution that allows the 8th graders to celebrate with their friends in the absence of their parents.
Please click here to chaperone (this signup is for 6th and 7th grade parents only).
Mark your calendars for the next HMS Restaurant Night on May 17that BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Please mention that you are supporting HMS PTA when you order and show this flyer when you order.
The PTA is rescheduling the election for our 2018-2019 Board until the June 5th general membership meeting. We will continue to solicit a volunteer for the following open positions: President, PTACHC Representative and Membership Chair. Please contact Tricia Miller, Kerri Ukstins or Melody Morales at NomCom@hammondmiddlepta.org if you would like to nominate someone for these positions.
Will YOU be a Part of Reinforcing Positive Behavior?
Hammond’s PBIS Committee works throughout the year offering activities, initiatives and programs designed to improve student interactions with each other and their teachers, to boost their emotional investment in their education and to support strong academic outcomes. Some of the more fun activities include Citizen of the Month, Viking Store, Random Acts of Kindness week, MAP and PARCC testing awards and contests, and quarterly Viking Reward Day activities, to name a few. The committee relies on donations from the PTA, restaurant nights and a percentage of Harris Teeter card usage. Please donate money for PBIS. To make a donation, kindly write your check payable to “HMS PTA”, write PBIS on the memo line and send to your child’s homeroom in a sealed enveloped labeled HMS PTA – PBIS Donation. In addition, PTA is looking for someone to find the best prices and discounts for prize items needed for the PBIS store and facilitate the ordering and restocking. Many of our teachers are working hard to reinforce positive behavior. Volunteering for this position would be a good opportunity to take the bargaining duty off of their plates. Please volunteer to be a PBIS – PTA Representative.
Please continue to send Box Tops in a zip lock or envelope labeled with the student's name, grade and homeroom teacher. For more information, please contact Dodie van’t Hoff at email@example.com.
HMS Boys Basketball Teams
Junior Varsity Team Blue: Quentin Ali, Ryan Bean, Ryan Buecker, Jackson Durbin, Dominic Everett, Alex Halbert, Joey Schinner, Mason Slusher, Nick Wilk, Josh Wright Junior Varsity Team Gold: Marvin Allmond, Grant Anderson, Lynzell Beresford-Cole, Jaybore Campell, TJ Gracia, Josiah Jackson, Kahlil Johnson, Matt Kelsey, TJ King, Makai Morais Varsity Team: Maalik Johnson #0, Nick Usher #3, Erik Hatcher #4, John James #5, Nathaniel Lamb #8, Aidan Wain #15, Jordan Peguese #17, Nate Del Tufo #20, Nick Thomas #22, Kuiwon Lee #24, Korede Sogbesan #25, Seth Akuffo #33, Ashton Settles #35, Carter Jones #44
Join the PTA
Please join the HMS PTA. You can:
click here to fill your membership form and pay ONLINE (using PayPal).
click here to print the membership form (you will have to send it to school with payment)
Spirit Wear sales exceeded expectations this year! We still have a few items left, mostly t-shirts. Please click here to see the remaining inventory. Spirit wear may still be purchased by contacting Karen Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In August of 2018, HCPSS will open Elementary School #42 in Hanover, MD. Attendance area adjustments will be necessary. Please click here to learn more about the proposed changes, revisions to the plans, to get involved in the redistricting process and get your voice heard.
Link Your VIC Card to HMS
Please help benefit our school everytime you do grocery shopping. You need to link your card to HMS every year.
Harris Teeter - HMS Code – 7585; Register your VIC card online by clickinghereor by calling 1-800-432-6111
Tissues and Hand Sanitizer
Help keep the common cold out of the classrooms and keep our kids healthy. Please bring donations of tissues and hand sanitizers to the front office.