Important News & Upcoming Events

Winter Sports Information

Basketball, Indoor Track, Wrestling, Cheer, and Allied Bowling Winter sports tryouts start are right around the corner with a start date of 11/15. Here are some important dates and some important information for you. The window for online paperwork submissions for winter sports opens 10/1/18. See the attached directions for how to submit forms. Paper copies of forms are accepted, but online is highly preferred. Online submissions MUST come through a PARENT'S HCPSS Connect account. 11/15 - Tryouts begin! Times and locations for tryouts will come out shortly. REMINDER: 1st Quarter grades will determine academic eligibility for winter sports. Athletes MUST have at least a 2.0 weighted GPA with no more than 1 failing grade. Coaches Contact Information: Boys Basketball - Mike Salapata - michael_salapata@hcpss. Girls Basketball - Ryan Hudy -ryanhudy@gmail.com Cheer - Katie Runyen -Katierunyenn77@gmail.com Indoor Track - Jaovon Wright -jaovon_wright@hcpss.org Allied Bowling - Pam Rahnama -pamela_rahnama@hcpss.org Wrestling - Will Yeo -william_yeo@hcpss.org

Canned Food Drive

The Annual Canned Food Drive has started! We are accepting donations from now until Friday, November 16. Please support the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Savage, Maryland, by donating cans and other non-perishable food items. Bring all your donations to your first period teacher and your class may win a Chick-fil-a breakfast! Thanks for supporting our community during this season of thanksgiving.

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held November 19-21

Starting Monday Nov 5, parents/guardians are invited to login to the HCPSS Parent Portal to schedule conferences with teachers for November 19-21. Details on the scheduling process can be found at Http://www.hcpss.org/f/connect/synergy-parent-teacher-conference-registration.pdf and you can login at http://www.hcpss.org/connect . We encourage students to attend conferences with their parents/guardians, and as a reminder, report cards will be distributed on November 14. Please be aware that not all teachers will be available during all conference time slots. We look forward to seeing you!

Theatre Department News

CINDERELLA AUDITION INFO MEETING: Friday, 11/16 at 2:20 The audition info meeting for the March musical Cinderella will be held in the drama room on Friday, 11/16. We will be passing out paperwork, answering questions and providing some tips for success. Email Mrs. Tobiason with any questions at LTobiason@hcpss.org THEATRE EXPO! Friday, 11/16 3:00-4:30pm Want to get a taste of theatre? Want to improve your performance skills? Come to the ITS Theatre Expo! No sign up is required, just walk in and join the fun. Join us on Friday, November 16th after the Cinderella information meeting in the theatre room, room 104. Learn about many aspects of theatre - like dancing, improv, auditioning, and tech - as well as real life skills such as public speaking and creative writing. Hope to see you there!

Fall Staff Luncheon

Every year our PTSA hosts a luncheon for the Hammond staff during conference week, this year is Monday 11/19. This helps to fuel them for some long days and gives the teachers more time to prepare so they do not have to worry about running out. While the PTSA has budgeted for the main items, help with a few other things is needed. If you are interested in helping, please click on this link and sign up today: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4FAAAB2EA2F58-fall1

Underclassmen Picture Day MAKE UPS

Underclassmen Picture Day MAKE UPS are scheduled for Friday, November 16th. Students who have not yet taken a picture should take their portrait on this date during their English class. Students wishing to retake portraits for purchased photo packages can retake photos on this date as well. Contact Lifetouch Customer Service with any questions, 410-644-7700 or UCAnswers@lifetouch.com.

Please Become a Member of Hammond Boosters - 100% Of The Funds Raise Go To Hammond Programs

Hammond Families - Please consider becoming a member of Hammond Boosters! This organization donates over $30,000 each year to fund programs at Hammond High School. All of our athletic teams, music department, dance, theater, choir, clubs, and academic programs benefit from the money raised. Some of the projects HaHs Boosters has funded are the electronic marquee, lighting for dance/theater, funding the newspaper, new musical instruments, helping the Model UN, and so much more! Your membership fee will go 100% to funding our school's programs and is also 100% tax deductible. You can join electronically by going to http://www.hammondboosters.org/memberships/ or if you wish to pay via cash or check, download/fill out the attachment and return it to Mr. Lerner, the HaHs Athletics and Activities Manager. Thank you so much for your consideration. HaHs Booster Membership Form.pdf

Mr. Seibel wins Assistant Principal of the Year Award

Mr. Seibel wins Assistant Principal of the Year Award Congratulations to Mr. John Seibel, our 9th grade Administrator, for being recognized for his outstanding leadership! He is an amazing figure in our school and community. Click on the link attached for details regarding this award. https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2018/10/hammond-high-ap-wins-assistant-principal-of-the-year-award/

ACT and SAT Prep

Is Your College-Bound Student Taking the SAT or ACT Soon? Register NOW for Comprehensive and Convenient In-Person SAT and/or ACT Prep at Hammond High School! The Answer Class helps students gain confidence in their test-taking abilities and teaches tips and strategies on timing, guessing, and scoring. Students get the prep they need and the school benefits too: 20% of all tuition collected is donated to Hammond High School! To date, more than 5,300 students have taken The Answer Class and over 97% of them say they would recommend it to a friend! Winter 2018 ACT Prep at Hammond HS T/Th Jan. 29 & 31 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Regular Tuition is only $159/class OR $249 for the SAT/ACT combination package. Early bird Discount! Register at least one week ahead of your course and save $10! Register today at: http://www.theanswerclass.com/

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