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

Staff Dinner Monday November 24 at 3:00pm

Each year, the PTA sponsors dinner for the staff of Harper's Choice on the first night of Parent Teacher conferences.  This year's dinner will be on Monday, November 24 with a pasta theme.  We need your assistance to show our appreciation and support of the staff at HCMS!  Please consider contributing toward the dinner and/or helping with set-up or cleanup. For more details and to sign up, visit the HCMS PTA VolunteerSpot.
Thank you!!

PTA Fundraiser at FIVE BELOW
Help the HCMS PTA earn $money and enjoy holiday shopping at Five Below Sunday, 12/1 - Saturday 12/7! Present this flyer at checkout and 10% of the proceeds will go to the HCMS PTA. A printed copy of the flyer must be used and is only valid at the Gateway Overlook Five Below in Elkridge off Route 175. Thank you for your support!

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.

PTA Newsletter

Check out the September issue of the PTA Newsletter for the latest updates on PTA activities and learn about our 6th & 8th grade science teacher, Mr. Sylor.

Thank You to Local Businesses!
A great big Thank You to the following businesses who donated items for the Back To School Night PTA raffle: Scentsy; Chipotle in the Columbia Mall; from the Harper's Choice Village Center: SafewayNail CenterDunkin' Donuts, and Rita's; and from the Hickory Ridge Village Center: GiantKoto Sake, Domino's. We would also like to thank the Harper's Choice Safeway for donating breakfast for the staff the next morning.

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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.