Important News

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HaHS/HCPSS Supports for Families during Government Shutdown

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 8:43am

Dear HaHS Families, The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has caused financial hardship for too many of our friends and neighbors. Additionally, we know that students are experiencing anxiety and fear for their family’s financial situation. I wanted to let you know of a few supports that are in place to help at this time. Howard County families who have lost pay due to the shutdown may immediately apply for the Free and Reduced-Price Meals (FARMs) program and the HCPSS Food and Nutrition Office will verify their eligibility status within 24-48 hours. Families that would not ordinarily qualify for the FARMs program could be eligible for the remainder of the school year because of the current loss of income. Families who are adversely impacted, including those who do not receive FARMs assistance, will have the remainder of the school year to pay off any meal balances incurred during the government shutdown. Additionally, many students may be suffering fear or anxiety about their family’s current financial situation. Student Services staff at each school are prepared and available to assist students at any time during the school day. Additionally, numerous resources for families are identified on the HCPSS website, and other supports are available through the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly if you need additional support during this difficult time. Sincerely, John DiPaula, Ph.D. Principal
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Leadership/Service Opportunity

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 8:29am

All students interested in -Sharing the Student Voice on changes to the HCPSS Grading and Homework Policy and the Dress Code Policy in addition to Community Issues -Gaining Leadership Skills -Practicing Community Service -Working with student leaders from across HCPSS … Are welcome to attend Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) meetings throughout the year on the second Wednesday evening of each month. Next Meeting Wednesday 1/9 7-8:30 at the Homewood School, 10914 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City 21042 For more information please contact
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Winter Break (12/22-1/1) Students Return 1/2/19

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 8:18am

Winter Break begins for students Saturday 12/22/18 and students will return to school on Wednesday 1/2/19. We hope that every student enjoys their break and happy holidays to all!
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ASVAB Test (1/15/19)

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 8:28am

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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National Honor Society Induction (Now 12/13)

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 8:23am

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony (Rescheduled): Thurs. 12/13 at 7pm Hammond High School's National Honor Society looks forward to inducting its 60 new members this Thursday, December 13th at 7pm in the auditorium. State Senator Guy Guzzone will be joining us as the keynote speaker. We look forward to celebrating our new members along with their friends and family!
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Empty Bowls 3/22

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 8:37am

Information on Hammond's Empty Bowls night to benefit Grassroots
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Cinderella News

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 8:36am

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.
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ACT/SAT Winter Prep

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 8:29am

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 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:
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Winter Music Concerts

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:25am

Music Department Winter Concerts The Hammond Music Department is excited to invite everyone to their Winter Concert December 11! The concert starts at 7pm and feature over 280 Hammond students. The second concert includes the Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Choir, Treble Choir, Concert Choir, and A Cappella groups. Tickets are $5 and the same ticket gets you into both concerts!
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Hammond Boosters Gala - 3/15/19

Wed, 11/28/2018 - 8:31am

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