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Lisa Sivell | School Counselor, ITL, S-Z, 10-12 | Lisa_Sivell@hcpss.org
Megan Burleson | School Psychologist | megan_burleson@hcpss.org
Ryan Fuentes | JV Coach, School Counselor, A-D | ryan_fuentes@hcpss.org
Alex Kosisky | School Counselor, A-Z, 9th, Cross Country Coach | alexander_kosisky@hcpss.org
Maryann McQueen | School Counseling Secretary | Maryann_McQueen@hcpss.org
Kasey Quinn | School Counselor, Mb-R, 10-12, JV Volleyball Coach | kasey_quinn@hcpss.org
Margaret Shomali | School Counselor, E-Ma, 10-12 | Margaret_Shomali@hcpss.org
Kimberley Williams | Registrar, Cross Country Coach, Girls Track Coach | kimberley_williams@hcpss.org
Jaimie Pruitt | Registrar | jaimie_pruitt@hcpss.org

Overview

Working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff, the school counselors and other student support staff of Hammond High School encourage students’ academic development, foster students’ personal and social growth, address students’ developmental needs, and facilitate communication throughout the Hammond High School community to help students realize and maximize their potential.

Upcoming SAT dates


Transcript Requests
If the student graduated within the last 5 years...

Click HERE, and then click on "transcripts." Copies of transcripts cost $4 and can be paid online. 


Once ordered, email a copy of the student's driver's license/photo ID to Ms. Williams, Kimberley_Williams@hcpss.org. She will be able to send the transcript directly to the college/university. 


If the student graduated MORE than 5 years ago, download the transcript request form from the HCPSS page, complete, and mail directly to HCPSS. 

Click HERE to view HCPSS forms. 
Scroll to the bottom and click on "Student Transcript Request Form" under the Former HCPSS Student Forms category. 

 

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.  Over97% of former students say they would recommend The Answer Class to a friend!

Winter ACT Prep at Hammond HS:  T/Th Jan. 29 & 31 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Winter SAT Prep at Hammond HS:  T/Th Feb. 26 & 28 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/

Job Opportunities

 

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #24

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #24 Joint Apprenticeship committee will be opening their books and accepting applications for Apprenticeship: the starting pay is $15.81 per hour plus benefits.

Applications will be accepted the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, except for Holidays, at 9:00AM. All applicants must apply in person at the Apprenticeship Office, located at 901 Montgomery Street, Laurel, MD.

Applicants must be eighteen years of age, pay an application fee of $25, check or money order ONLY, no cash accepted.  Contact Information: Brian S. Cavey @ 301-498-9162

 

 

Scholarships

 

WJZ-TV

WJZ along with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Morgan State University, Toyota Financial Services and the Reginald F. Lewis sponsors an annual Black History Oratory Competition that is open to all Maryland students in grades 9-12.

To enter the competition, students select from one of the three designated motivational quotes from Michelle Obama, Romare Bearden or Ray Lewis and write an original essay. The essay and application form must be received by January 31, 2019 at 11:59pm.

The Black History Oratory Competition top prizes are:

1st Place: $700 cash & $2,000 scholarship gift card

2nd Place $400 cash & $1, 000 scholarship gift card

3rd Place $200 cash & $500 scholarship gift card

Biomedical Engineering Program at Stevenson University

Stevenson University is now accepting applications for our biomedical engineering program, which will prepare students to solve important human health-related scientific problems through the application of engineering principles, ideas, methods, and inventions. Combined with Stevenson University’s career focused education, students will gain practical experience in the field related to their interests, and can explore growing fields like biotechnology, medicine, and more.

Students interested must be admitted to the university and into the biomedical engineering program. They should have a 1200+ on their SAT, a high GPA, and be prepared to take calculus their first semester. Those who are admitted generally receive $18,000-$20,000 in scholarships with the opportunity to apply for our Founders',  Leadership, or Service Scholars Programs for up to an additional $4,000. The priority application deadline for the biomedical engineering program is February 15th, 2019.

 

 

Summer Opportunities

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program

The Princeton Summer Journalism Program is a free 10-day institute hosted at Princeton University for high-achieving, low-income high school juniors. Students learn reporting from celebrated journalists and are paired with a college counselor during their senior year. All expenses, including students’ travel costs to and from Princeton, are paid for by the program. Applications for the summer of 2019 will become available online in December 2018 at psjp.princeton.edu

For more information, email psjp@princeton.edu or visit our website at psjp.princeton.edu

 

 

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest (open to grades 6-12)

The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission presents our Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Howard High School.  The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission encourages all eligible Howard County students to participate in our essay contest.

Our theme this year is “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  Students are invited to write an essay describing a time when they spoke up for that which was right and tell us about their experience and how it relates to the teachings of Dr. King.  The deadline for all submissions is Friday, December 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM additional details are listed on the attached flier and letter.

For additional information please contact Farheen Sheik at (410) 313-6467 or email her at fsheik@howardcountymd.gov.

 

The American Legion 2019 Boys State Program

The American Legion 2019 MD Boys State Program will be held at McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland from June 16-22, 2019. Our program is a nationally recognized program in leadership, government, and political sciences. Tuition for program for accepted Boys is fully funded by the American Legion, Department of Maryland Posts and sponsors.

The experienced instructors at Boys State offer the students an opportunity of a lifetime to immerse themselves in the creation of a government amount equal citizens selected from the finest young men in MD high schools. The challenge is to create a functioning City and State government allows the young men to focus their talents in areas seldom explored in a normal classroom environment.

This program is for boys in their Junior year of high school with outstanding qualities of leadership, character, loyalty and service to their school.

For more information e-mail boysstate@mdlegion.org or you may call 410-752-1405.

Visit www.mdlegion.org/forms/MDBoysStateOrientation2019.pdf to review the orientation process and apply.

 

 

Columbia (MD) Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

Scholarship and Award Amounts Range for $500-$1,000

For African American high school senior residing in Howard County and attending a Howard County high school

Must plan to enter college in 2017, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, performed school and/or community service. Must demonstrate leadership abilities specific to the requirements of the scholarship or award

Application is available at http://www.columbiamddst.org/ Application deadline is February 25, 2019

 

Future Educator Scholarship-Plan to major in Education.

 

Dr. Betty Shabazz Scholarship

Plan to major in the field of Mathematics, Science, or Technology

 

Gilda Lewis Public Service Award for students who have provided service to the school community Demonstrate leadership abilities by holding an office, chairing a committee, etc.

 

Celonia B. Walden Award for the Performing Arts-Plan to Major in the Performing Arts and have demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities in the community and school.

 

 

Summer Scholars Program

University of Miami-Earn College Credit

Three-Week Session: July 6 – July 26, 2019

 Visit Miami.edu/ssp for more information

 

 

2019-2020 ASSE International Student Exchange

ASSE has been a leader in the field for over 30 years for the following reasons:

Largest number of countries available
Students get to choose where they would like to spend their exchange year
No foreign language requirement
The lowest fees of any high school exchange program and all inclusive
Many scholarships available for merit and financial need based students
2.7 GPA minimum requirement
Semester and year as well as summer language programs offered

The Princeton Review Free Practice ACT Exam

 

Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship Award

The Columbia Association scholarship program offers up to six $2500.00  education awards to graduating high school seniors who exhibit exceptional efforts in providing community service to benefit Columbia residents and those in the Columbia area.  Applying students should have a cumulative grade point average of C or better (2.00).

Due March 15, 2019. 

Email:SpiritofColumbia@ColumbiaAssociation.org or call 410-715-316

Applications Available Online: www.ColumbiaAssociation.org/Scholarship

 

2019 Arts Scholarship The Howard County Arts Council offering scholarships for students who would like to pursue a degree in the arts.

HCAC will award a minimum of $10, 000 in scholarship funds to students entering college in the 2019-2020 academic year. Scholarships must be used for enrollment in an accredited college program for a degree in the arts. Awards will be made in the minimum amount of $1,000 and may be used for tuition fees only. 

To register and apply online, please visit http://hcac.gosmart.org APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 16, 2019. Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road Ellicott City, MD  21043

 

Career/Job Opportunities

Washington D.C. Joint Steam Fitting Apprenticeship Committee is looking for anyone

interested in serving an apprenticeship in the Heating, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Process Piping and Environmental Systems Trades. Application dates begin in January 7, 2019

More information and applications are available in the Counseling Center.

For more information, please call 301-341-1555. Applications are available on the career bulletin board located outside the Student Services office.

 

 

2019-2020 ASSE International Student Exchange

ASSE has been a leader in the field for over 30 years for the following reasons:

Largest number of countries available
Students get to choose where they would like to spend their exchange year
No foreign language requirement
The lowest fees of any high school exchange program and all inclusive
Many scholarships available for merit and financial need based students
2.7 GPA minimum requirement
Semester and year as well as summer language programs offered

 

 

Mindful Movement    

Mindful Movement is a dance program designed for adolescents who struggle with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and body image issues. Generally, dance studios and classes are very competitive and may not be the best atmosphere for those who struggle with mental health disorders. Mindful Movement uses a combination of dance and therapy techniques to ensure a safe and beneficial environment. Numerous studies have proven the benefits that dance has on mental health. Whilst the physical movement of dance helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression, dancing with others also helps us feel more connected and social. Dance classes can encourage social bonds and friendships which are key factors in improving our mood and mental health.  Instructor: Christina Allen 

Population: Ages 13-18; Class size: 4-10 students; Classes will run for 1 hour once a week from September to May.  Each class has a unique curriculum developed specifically to improve symptoms related to the listed diagnosis.  Depression and Anxiety: Modern based

Confidence building: Contemporary/Jazz based located at: 8390 Main St #2, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Contact: Christina.allen219@gmail.com  Ph.: 443-537-8295

Accident and Medical Insurance

Accident Insurance

The school system does not carry medical insurance for accidents that occur at school, including non-sport related injuries, such as trips and falls, physical education injuries, and recess/playground injuries. Thus, parents are encouraged to enroll students in the accident insurance program offered through HCPSS.

Learn more about how to obtain accident insurance →

Medical Insurance

The Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) is available for families, pregnant women, and children in need of medical insurance. Applications are available through the school health assistant or by contacting the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-7500.

Find out more about qualifying for MCHIP →