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

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.

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 next scheduled meeting.

February Issue of PTA Newsletter
Catch up on PTA news and read interviews with Assistant Principal Yvonne Jackson and math teacher Michael Dennison in the February issue of the PTA Newsletter.

Tissue Request from HCMS -
Keep them coming as they are in high demand!
At this time of year we are using lots and lots of tissues in the classrooms. Your donation of tissues will help prevent the spread of infection and will be greatly appreciated.  Tissue donations are accepted at anytime during the year and should be dropped off in the front office. Thank you to the families that have already contributed!

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.

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 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.