Important News & Upcoming Events

An Overview of the HCPSS G/T Program

An Overview of the HCPSS G/T Program Please join the Gifted & Talented Parent Advisory Committee for this year's first Parent Academy on Wednesday, October 17 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 p.m at Howard High School. The HCPSS G/T Office will be presenting an Overview of the GT Education Program offerings from elementary through high school. GTAC Parent Academies are seminars open to all interested families in the county. You will find information for this event in the attached flier and linked online here:

After Prom

After Prom Ever wonder what happens at After Prom each year? Come join our meeting and help plan activities for our students this prom season. After Prom planning meeting Wednesday, October 17th at 6:00 pm in the teacher's lounge. No experience necessary. All are welcome.

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. 11/12 - Winter Sports Meet the Coaches Night @ 6:30 PM in the Hammond Cafeteria 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 Cheer - Katie Runyen Indoor Track - Jaovon Wright Allied Bowling - Pam Rahnama Wrestling - Will Yeo


RELIVE THE BEST SPIRIT WEEK IN HOWARD COUNTY! Want to relive all of the great memories made during this SPIRIT WEEK? Pre-order your copy of the 2019 YEARBOOK! On sale now for only $65 until 10/26 – the lowest price this year. Don’t want to wait until school starts to pick them up? Purchase “ship-to-home” for only $6 extra. Visit for more details. Preordering is the only way to GUARANTEE you’ll get a copy. We will sell out!

Cultural Proficiency

Check out this awesome video highlighting Hammond High School’s 3rd Annual Cultural Proficiency Workshop Series

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! Fall 2018 SAT Prep at Hammond HS M/W T/Th Oct. 23 & 25 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm 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:

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 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

Safe Driving (Student Parking) Meetings at Hammond High School

Hammond High School is hosting Safe Driving presentations on Tuesday October 23rd at 6:30 PM in the HaHS Cafeteria for all students planning on driving to school this year. A parent/guardian must accompany their son/daughter and stay for the entire presentation. Parking permits cost $15 and can be paid in cash or check - payable to Hammond High School.

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