New School Start/Dismissal Times Presented to Board of Education

The HCPSS School Start and Dismissal Time Committee presented four new models for school start and dismissal times in a report to the Howard County Board of Education at its meeting on November 17.

All parents/guardians and staff members are encouraged to complete a short online feedback form, available through December 14, by clicking here.

Three community forums will be held, all from 7–9 p.m.:

  • Wednesday, November 30, Marriotts Ridge High School, 12100 Woodford Dr., Marriottsvile
  • Wednesday, December 7, Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Rd., Ellicott City
  • Wednesday, December 14, Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton
  • Details, a comparison chart, and a link to the full report are available on the HCPSS Website

    HES's Got Talent

    HES's Got Talent 2016 - talent show will take place on December 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM. So dust off your dance shoes, tune up your instrument, get your groups together, and let's get on with the show! If your child wishes to participate in the Talent Show, you MUST register him/her by November 23rd, 2016 by clicking here. Talent Show flyer can be viewed by clicking here. A paper flyer will soon be sent home in your student's Thursday folder.

    Box Tops Drive Results

    Our Sep 19th - Oct 14th box tops drive generated $368.70 for our school. The winning class in the whole school is Ms. Lee's 4th grade class with 312 box tops. Other grade level winning classes are:

    • Blackwell (Kindergarten) with 93 box tops
    • Sneddon (1st grade) with 154 box tops
    • Jones (2nd grade) with 221 box tops
    • Meyer (3rd grade) with 172 box tops
    • McWain (5th grade) with 229 box tops

    Please continue sending valid Box Tops to school in envelopes or baggies (kindly check expiration date) labeled with your child's name and teacher's name.

    Rock Wall Update

    At last year’s Boosterthon, PTA raised funds to have a rock wall installed in the HES gym. The P.E. department at HES is working with HCPSS on its purchase and installation. The current tentative schedule calls for installation during winter break. We will keep you posted about the progress in this project. Again we thank you for your support of the PTA.

    Recap - Family FIT Night

    With over 120 participants and an awesome crew of volunteers, Hammond Families stretched, danced and marched the night away. Thank you to all the volunteers that made this free fitness night possible and thank you to Harris Teeter for the donation of healthy snacks for our participants.

    Educational Grants in Action

    HES PTA is excited to share how the No-Bake Bake sale donations to support grade-level Educational Grants are being utilized:


    GradePlanned for DateIn-House Field Trip Name
    505/04/2016Geocaching Event
    205/06/2016Incredible Insects
    305/24/2016Mad Science

    Already Taken Place:

    GradeHeld OnIn-House Field Trip Name
    504/07/2016Owl Outreach
    102/23/2016Cosmic Adventures
    512/17/2015Chesapeake Bound Outreach Program

    For details of these incredible in-house field trips please click here.