Important News & Upcoming Events

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

Cinderella News

Theatre Department News Pit Band Info Meeting for Cinderella: Friday, December 14th 3:00-3:30pm Questions? Email hahspit@gmail.com Tech Crew Info Meeting for Cinderella: Wednesday, December 19th, 2:20-3:00pm Join us if you'd like to work behind the scenes to make the magic happen for our show! We need students to help with set building, lighting, sound, costumes, props and makeup! No experience is necessary and students can earn service hours.

Student Drop Off Information

Last month, after studying the situation and communicating with the HCPSS Transportation Office, we began altering the traffic pattern for morning drop off. We are working to help alleviate some of the traffic issues in the morning. We have also been in communication with traffic engineers, the HCPSS Director of Transportation and the HCPD about the traffic flow and safety issues. Thank you in advance for your patience and your adherence to the new pattern. As you enter the school parking lot for morning drop off, we have cones blocking off the first two aisles and ask that you drive down the third aisle towards the gym entrance. Please pull all the way up along the curb and let your child out. Please be sure to only let your child out along the curb. We do not want children walking in front of moving cars. As we continue to monitor and assess the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up situation, we wanted to share a few reminders with the community. If you are choosing to drop your child off at school, please use the student drop off area by the gym entrance and only drop your child off on school property. We are aware of the traffic back-up and ask that you keep that in mind and leave early. Getting to school prior to 7:05am would allow you to avoid most of the traffic. We are working closely with the HCPSS Transportation Office and our School Resource Officer to work on the flow of traffic. Please be mindful of your speed as you drive through the two crosswalks that our students use to cross Guilford Road to come onto school property. Do not stop on Guilford Road and let your child out in the middle of the street. All student drop offs should be in the student drop off area. While we encourage you to drop your child off early, if you are arriving after 7:15 for drop off, you may turn into the student drop off area OR the bus loop. Please do not turn into the bus loop prior to 7:15am - this interferes with the bus drop off in the morning. Thank you for your patience and compliance in ensuring our students' safety. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John DiFato at john_difato@hcpss.org or 410-313-7615.

G/T Advanced Research Program’s Information Night 12/17

Are you interested in having your student apply to the Independent Research Program or the Intern-Mentor Program? Both courses offer unique opportunities for students to learn about research and to complete a research project based on a topic of their choice. IR students stay in school and work with an advisor in their field of interest as well as the G/T Resource Teacher. Mentor students leave the building for a 5 hour/week on-site experience. Both classes must complete a final research project. Enrollment is limited and based on application information, teacher recommendations and transcripts. Applications are available outside the G/T Resource Room in the back of the Media Center. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Learn more about Independent Research and the Intern/Mentor Program: Independent Research and Intern/Mentor Information Night Monday, December 17, 2018, 6:30-7:30 P.M., in HHS Cafeteria For any questions regarding the information night, contact G/T Resource Teacher, Ms. April Lerner at April_Lerner@hcpss.org Differentiate yourself from others applying to the same college or university.

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/SAT Winter Prep

Is Your College-Bound Student Taking the SAT or ACT Soon? Improve your test scores and your chances to earn scholarship money for college! Register Today 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. Over 97% of former students say they would recommend The Answer Class to a friend! Winter SAT Prep at Hammond HS: T/Th Feb. 26 & 28 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm Winter 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: https://theanswerclass.com/

Hammond Boosters Gala - 3/15/19

It’s time to start planning for the Boosters annual GALA that will be held Friday, March 15th at The Great Room in Savage Mill. If you would like to join the committee and all the fun we are going to have planning, please join us! Questions? Contact, Tracy Johnson trac635@hotmail.com

ASVAB Test (1/15/19)

Hammond will be offering ASVAB the morning of Tuesday, January 15th. All students whether they are planning to seek employment, enter military service or further education at a college or university, are welcome to take advantage of this great opportunity. The results can help students with course selection during the rest of their high school years, as well as offer alternative opportunities for post-high school. If interested, students can pick up a permission slip from either Student Services of Ms. Fitzpatrick (Room 608). Any questions can be directed to Ms. Fitzpatrick as well!

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