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.
CONGRATULATIONS to Aymen Haq for winning 1st place in Photography at the Howard County level competition. Her entry titled, “Grit Tree” will now be forwarded to the Maryland state level competition. PTA wishes her best of luck.
Teen Anxiety Workshop
Please join us for a workshop on Teen Anxiety on February 7th from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at 3300 N Ridge Rd. Suite #240, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (New location). This event is for parents and guardians only. Registration is required. Please click here to register.
16 students from grades 6th – 8th participated in the HMS Spelling Bee on January 18, 2018. Jordan Ruit won a $10 Chick-Fil-A gift card in a random drawing. CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for winning in the Spelling Bee:
1st Place – Aymen Haq (8th grade)
2nd Place – Jordan Ruit (7th grade)
3rd Place – Priscilla Ye (7th grade)
Aymen will participate in the County Spelling Bee on March 16th and Jordan will be an alternate in case Aymen cannot attend. PTA wishes her best of luck in the next level of the competition. In addition, PTA acknowledges the hard work of Mrs. Blanding and Mrs. Coleman for making the Spelling Bee a huge success.
13 students from grades 6th – 8th participated in the 4th HMS Geography Bee on January 25, 2018. Winnie Kopparapu won a $10 Chick-Fil-A gift card in a random drawing. CONGRATULATIONS to the following students for winning in the Geography Bee:
1st Place – Christopher Bardini (8th grade)
2nd Place – Marianne Chukwunenye (6th grade)
3rd Place – Luke Nelson (7th grade)
Christopher will now take a State level online test to qualify for the National Geo Bee in Washington D.C. PTA wishes him best of luck in the next level of the competition. In addition, PTA acknowledges the hard work of Mr. Riley and Ms. Bardini for making the Geo Bee a huge success.
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.
PTA Help Needed for 2018 – 2019
As you are aware, PTA offers many exciting educational, fitness, and enrichment programs for our students. We need your help to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our students. There are many PTA positions available requiring various degrees of time commitment. To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact the Nominating Committee at NomCom@hammondmiddlepta.org.
8th Grade Dance
We need your help to create an unforgettable experience for our 8th graders at their 8th Grade Dance on June 8, 2018. There are many tasks with varying amounts of time commitment on the 8th Grade Dance Committee. If you would like to serve on this committee, please contact the 8th Grade Dance Event Manager, Paulette Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that starting this year, the promotion ceremony and the dance will take place on different dates.
HMS Boys Basketball Teams
Congratulations! to the following students for making the team:
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
Box Tops - Winter Contest
The Box Tops for Education – Winter Contest will end on February 28th. Please send in Box Tops in a zip lock or envelope labeled with the student's name, grade and advisory teacher. Students submitting at least 15 valid, unexpired Box Tops will be entered in a drawing to win a Chick-Fil-A OR iTunes gift card! Please click here to see the list of participating products. For more information, please contact Dodie van’t Hoff at email@example.com.
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.
February 7, 2018 - Teen Anxiety Workshop at 7:00 PM