Important News & Upcoming Events

Hammond HS Named National School of Opportunity

Hammond High School has been designated a School of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center. Hammond was recognized for demonstrating extraordinary commitment to equity and excellence by engaging in proven practices that close opportunity gaps and give all students the opportunity to succeed. Hammond is one of only eight schools in the country to earn this national recognition this year. This recognition is only possible when staff, students and parents all work together toward a common goal. Thank you for your commitment!

**NEW TIME** Hammond's Got Talent 2/15 @7:00

Hammond's Got Talent is back! Please come out on Thursday February 15th to see and hear our talented students. Doors will open at 6:45 and the show will begin at 7:00. Tickets will only be sold at the door and will be $5. We look forward to an entertaining evening. Hope to see you there!

HaHS Literary and Art Magazine, The Vision, Nationally Recognized

For the second year in a row, Hammond High School’s literary and art magazine The Vision has received the ranking of Recommended for Highest Award from the National Council of Teachers of English, the second highest possible ranking. The Vision was one of 11 Maryland publications recognized for their merit in the 2017 Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines, and it is the only Howard County high school magazine recognized. Nationally, 372 high schools submitted their literary magazine for judging. This year’s edition included QR Codes that linked to student videos and music compositions, and it was the first edition students assembled as a team using Adobe InDesign, a graphic design program for formatting publications. The 2017 Editor-in-Chief of The Vision was Tess McRae and the advisor was Mary K. Goff. Congratulations to all students and staff involved in the making of the 2017 edition of The Vision! The Vision is currently accepting submissions for its 2018 edition. Please encourage your student to submit to this award winning publication. Submission f [Anchor] orms are outside room 512, Mrs. Goff’s room.

Spring Sports Parent and Athlete Meeting/Paperwork Turn-In 2/22 @6:30

Spring Sports Parent and Athlete Meeting/Paperwork Turn-In - February 22 @ 6:30 PM in the Cafeteria Attention all spring athletes (track, baseball, softball, and lacrosse). The spring sports parent/athlete meeting is set for 2/22 at 6:30 PM in the HaHs Cafeteria. Please bring with you all required forms for participation that have not been submitted through a parent's hcpss connect account. You will have an opportunity to meet the coaches and ask questions about the tryout procedures as well.

Hammond Happenings Video

Take a look at some highlights from Hammond's annual Black History Month Assembly. This assembly featured a talented cast of young men and women who used their gifts of song, speech, music, and dance to bring awareness to the plight of African Americans throughout history.

Hammond High Fills Empty Bowls for Grassroots 2/23 @5:30

Hammond High School’s National Art Honor Society, Art Club and Culinary Arts Department are hosting “Empty Bowls 2018,” a community fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, on Friday, February 23rd, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, in the cafeteria. Admission is $10 and includes an all-you-can-eat soup and bread dinner and a handmade ceramic bowl. Soups are made fresh and donated by faculty, parents and students. The ceramic soup bowls have been created by Hammond High School students. The soups are made by faculty and students participating in the Hammond High School Culinary Arts program. All of the proceeds from the event go to Grassroots, Howard County’s only 24-hour crisis center and homeless shelter. The National Art Honor Society was founded by the National Art Education Association to inspire and recognize students with an outstanding ability in art and to bring art education to the attention of the school and the community. Columbia-based Grassroots is staffed by professional crisis counselors who answer 24-hour hotlines, see walk-ins in need of immediate counseling assistance, operate the mobile crisis team which responds to community emergencies, and manage the county’s emergency shelter for homeless men, women and families. No reservations are necessary for Empty Bowls, and attendees pay at the door. Hammond High School is located at 8800 Guilford Rd. in Columbia. For more information, call 410-313-7615.

The Wedding Singer Performs March 1-3

Hammond's Theatre department is proud to present The Wedding Singer March 1-2 at 7pm and March 3 at 2 & 7pm. This hilarious, sweet musical based on the Adam Sandler movie captures the fun of the 1980's through catchy songs, colorful costumes and funky dance moves. Tickets purchased in advance are $10. Tickets at the door are $12. Please note: The show is rated PG-13 for mature themes and some adult language. For more information about the cast list and a link to ticket sales, please visit: Email Mrs. Tobiason at with any questions.

The 9th Grade College and Career Fair is seeking potential presenters

Are you a doctor? Nurse? Plumber? Engineer? Electrician? HVAC Specialist? Business Owner? We are looking for you. The 9th Grade College and Career Fair is seeking potential presenters for this school year's fair on Thursday, April 12th from 7:45am-2pm. We need your help in talking to small groups of 9th grade students about your career and what you did to achieve that career goal. If you are interested in speaking with our 9th grade students at the fair (even if just for part of the day), please contact Mrs. Mary Goff ( or Mrs. Samantha Filipiak ( for more details.

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