Welcome from the HCMS PTA!

The PTA is a rewarding way to meet other parents/guardians in our school community and a way for you to make a difference in your child’s middle school experience!

Our monthly PTA meetings are generally held at 7pm, the second Thursday of each month in the HCMS Media Center (check the calendar below) - hope to see you there! 


    Wendy Jackson
    HCMS PTA President

Upcoming Events

Current News

Food and Fun on the Blacktop in Conjunction with the Enrichment Fair on May 20
We will have food for sale, music, activities and raffle off a round of golf for 4 - all on the blacktop starting at 6:00pm. There will be a brief meeting at the start of the Enrichment Fair at 6:30 to vote on next year's PTA Executive Board and proposed By-Laws before seeing all the students' amazing work.  We hope to see you there!

PTA Board and Committee Chairs for the 2015-2016 School Year
It is time to consider PTA Board and Committee positions for next year. There are many different positions and different levels of time commitment to choose from - the perfect position is waiting for you. We especially need a Fundraising Chair and Webmaster. The list of positions indicating which are open is HERE. Descriptions of the positions are HERE. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Tanya Anderson.

We will vote on the following board members at the general meeting at the start of the Enrichment Fair on May 20th at 6:30pm. Nominations can be made up to that time (contact Tanya Anderson) and will also be taken from the floor:
  • President: Janet Olajide
  • 1st Vice President: Anjani Chandra
  • 2nd Vice President: Ginny Ahluwalia
  • Secretary: Trina Bork
  • Treasurer: Chris Reading
  • PTAC HC Delegate 1: Pat Marshall
  • PTAC HC Delegate 2: Tanya Anderson
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
You are invited to participate in the HCMS Scholastic Book Fair and experience a celebration of reading that provides families the opportunity to get involved in a universal mission: encouraging kids to read every day so they can lead better lives. The Book Fair will be held May 18-22 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Volunteers will be needed in shifts (8:30-11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Please indicate if you cannot volunteer for a complete shift - all help is appreciated. Please sign up on VolunteerSpot or contact Ms. Spearman in the Media Center (410) 313 - 6929 if you are able to help or have any questions. Thank you for your support!

PTA Bylaws Review and Vote
We are in the process of updating and submitting our bylaws, as required by the Maryland PTA. Please review the proposed bylaws here, submit questions or comments to Kathi Battista. We will vote at the general meeting at the start of the Enrichment Fair on May 20th at 6:30pm.

Orioles Magic is Here to Help 8th Grade Cougars!
The weather is getting warmer and that means baseball season is here! Now is the perfect opportunity to see the Baltimore Orioles play while helping our 8th grade students with their 8th grade celebration. The PTA is selling Orioles ticket vouchers, which can be used towards 48 home games this season. The vouchers are $15/each and can be traded at the Orioles Box Office for any lower level reserve seat to any Classic or Select game (excluding NYY & BOS). Click here to see the Orioles' schedule. For each voucher sold, your 8th grade child will receive $5 off their 8th grade celebration charge. If you do not have an 8th grade student, you will be helping others out. Flyers will go home in every 8th grade homeroom or print one here. Contact Eric Solomon if you have any questions.

Shopping at Amazon or other Online Stores?
Don't forget to use Amazon Smile and the PTA will get a percentage of your purchase price. Many online stores are also available through the eScrip online mall. It doesn't cost you a penny and the PTA will earn $Money to support HCMS. Visit the Register Your Club Cards page to register for eScrip.

HCMS Academic Rewards Shop in Need of Donated Items

The academic rewards shop was created as an incentive to encourage students to achieve excellence. Students are rewarded for their good work with points used to shop for clothes, jewelry, gifts, and other accessories. The "A" Rewards Shop is in need of items. The types of items needed are...
  • Clothing/accessories (especially hats, gloves, and socks during the winter)
  • Household items (small appliances, blankets, candles, nic nacs, water bottles, etc.)
  • Seasonal items
  • Gifts for men
  • Sports items
  • Toys/games (for all ages)
  • Jewelry
  • Books
Donations can be dropped off in the office, in boxes and labeled for Ms. Lerner or Ms. Gough.

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Join the PTA Now!

Join the HCMS PTA by form or on-line. Click here to see more information.

Donate Now

Because of our success last year, the PTA is again holding a DIRECT DONATION APPEAL. It will be your primary opportunity to support PTA sponsored programs for the school year. Our goal is to provide a rich array of academic, cultural and social activities. The great thing about a DIRECT DONATION APPEAL is that 100% of all money raised will go directly to our school’s programs.

To donate by form click here.

To make an electronic donation, click the logo below.