Help Fund PTA Programs


Welcome from the HCMS PTA!

A warm welcome to our new and returning students, families and staff for the 2013-2014 school year!  We welcome our new principal, Mr. Eldridge, and are excited for what the new year will bring.  The HCMS PTA is a diverse and committed group who has the common desire to make Harper’s Choice an excellent middle school experience.  By becoming a PTA member, you will be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. By getting involved you will be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. As an added bonus, 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!

To read the entire PTA welcome letter, click here.

Upcoming Events

Current News

Design HCMS's 40th Anniversary T-Shirt
All HCMS 6-8th grade students can enter the contest to design a logo for the 40th anniversary t-shirt. The chosen design will be used on the t-shirt and will be available to order and purchase for the 40th anniversary celebration on May 9.  Winner(s) will receive a free shirt! Entries are due by April 8. Click HERE for the contest details. Click HERE for the blank template.

HCPSS Wants Parent Input
Do you have suggestions for the HCPSS about what YOU want in a Student Information System (like ASPEN)?

The HCPSS is looking for parents to review the Student Information Systems proposed by different vendors and provide their input to HCPSS.  The PTA Council of Howard County has been asked by the HCPSS to recruit parents interested in this opportunity.

If you are interested in participating in the review of the Student Information Systems, please send an email to and place "SIS Review" in the subject line.  Include in your email the following information and we will forward your contact information to HCPSS:

Your Name
Email Address
School(s) your child/children attend
Grade of your child/children

March Madness Thank You!
Many thanks to the many volunteers who donated time, prizes, cash, and food items. Without your help, this great event would not have been possible. We would also like to thank the following local businesses who also made donations:
Touchstone Physical Therapy & Wellness, and the Columbia Association (Sports Park).

Common Core Video on PTACHC Website

The PTA Council of Howard County (PTACHC) and the Howard County Education Association presented a Common Core Forum on February 23, 2014. Click HERE to watch the video of the forum.

Gotcha Store Helpers

Volunteers are needed to assist the PBIS team with the Gotcha Store on the last Wednesday of each month during lunch shifts.  Sign up online or please contact Ms. Shurtleff, school counselor, at 410-313-6931 if you have any questions.  Thank you for your support!

40th Anniversary

This is Harper's Choice Middle School's 40th Anniversary year. Check out our Facebook page and share your memories. If you are interested in helping the co-chairs to organize this special celebration on May 9, sign up on VolunteerSpot.

Click here for more HCMS and PTA News.

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 2013-2014 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.