Multicultural Night

Come join us on April 28th at 6:30pm for Multicultural Night. Check out our flyer by clicking here.  We will have special performances by Teelin School of Irish Dance and Hwarang School of Martial Arts. Students and families will also be sharing their culture through performances, cultural experiences, and food. We are still looking for performers and volunteers who would be willing to represent one of the many countries that reflect our HES community. If you are interested in participating by either performing and/or sharing your culture, please contact Amanda Yu at

Spring Sprint

The 2017 Spring Sprint is coming!!  The pep rally will be held on May 16th and the HES Spring Sprint will be help on May 25th (rain or shine)!!  We are once again able to have custom HES Spring Sprint t-shirts for each and every HES student at NO COST because of our awesome community sponsors that include: Kelly/Dorsey Attorneys, Pluqis, Patty and Kenny Smallwoods Realtors, Rip It Events, Brandon Dean Childcare, and Automatic Doorz. We look forward to another awesome event with lots of learning for our students, fundraising for our school, and mostly, HES community pride and partnership.

Tuffy's Pride Award

Show appreciation for a teacher or a staff member at HES. Ask your child who has made their school day a little bit brighter and nominate that person for the HES PTA Tuffy’s Pride Award. Nominations can be made here and only take few minutes of your time. The teacher or staff person selected will receive a certificate of appreciation and a small gift card.

PTA Nominations Needed for 2017-18

Please consider stepping up and becoming a member of the PTA Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year!!  The PTA supports many of the amazing educational, appreciation, and cultural events that go on each and every school year.  The PTA organizes volunteers for classroom, school wide, and PTA events throughout the school year.  And most importantly, the PTA partners with the faculty and staff of HES to ensure that each and every student at HES is invested in.  Nominations are being taken for all positions on the PTA Executive Board EXCEPT the Treasurer position for the upcoming school year.  Please send nominations to Stephanie Jones at

Attention Parents of 5th Graders

If your child would be going to Hammond Middle School next year, please consider volunteering for HMS PTA to stay involved with your child’s academic and social environment.  HMS PTA offers many exciting educational, fitness, and enrichment programs for students.  There are many PTA positions available for next year requiring various degrees of time commitment.  To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact HMS PTA President, Sumaira Bajwa at

Recap - PTA Meeting (03/15/2017)

The March 15, 2017 PTA meeting was full of great information!  We were lucky to have a presentation by members of the Cultural Proficiency Cadre who shared our NEW Core Values Statement.  It will be rolled out community wide in the near future.  We also had Dr Bess Altwerger, Howard County Board of Education, Vice Chair, come and answer any questions PTA members presented to her.  It was refreshing to get answers, on the spot, to a wide variety of questions and concerns.  Our last PTA meeting of the year will be held at 7pm on May 24, 2017 in the HES Media Center.  Please come and vote for your next PTA Executive Board members.

Upcoming Board of Education Public Meeting

The PTA would like to thank HES's Board of Education liaison, Dr. Bess Altwerger for coming to our PTA meeting on March 15th. For those interested, below is a list of upcoming public hearings to be held this quarter:

April 6, 2017
  • Policy 3050 Records Management
  • Policy 3060 Data Privacy (New)
  • Policy 4200 Meal Charges (New)
  • Policy 9400 Use of Student Behavior Intervention Practices
April 20, 2017
  • FY 2018 Operating and Capital Budgets & FY 2019-23 Capital Improvement Program Public Hearing
May 4, 2017
  • Policy 1060 Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, or Intimidation
County Council Budget Hearing
  • MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017, 7 PM – County Council Public Hearing on FY 2018 Operating & Capital Budget Request @ George Howard Bldg., Banneker Room, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD