Naviance College Research Tool for 9th-11th Grade Students

Please find attached the Naviance College Search Contest Nov14 that was shared with 9th, 10th, and 11th grades students at our First Steps Assemblies on November 24 and 25.  Students should complete the form using Naviance and turn it in to Student Services by the close of the day on Tuesday, December 2.  All students who submit a form get a small prize, and we will have a drawing for a Chipotle gift card for a student in each grade!

Hammond High School’s Gifted and Talented Research Program’s Information Night

Are you interested in having your student apply to the Independent Research Program or the Intern-Mentor Program?  Both courses offer unique opportunities for students to learn about research and to complete a research project based on a topic of their choice.  IR students stay in school and work with an advisor in their field of interest as well as the G/T Resource Teacher.  Mentor students leave the building for a 5 hour/week on-site experience.  Both classes must complete a final research project.  Enrollment is limited and based on application information, teacher recommendations and transcripts.  Applications will be available in December in the G/T Resource Room in the back of the Media Center and on my website


Learn more about Independent Research and the Intern/Mentor Program:

Student/Parent Information Night

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7-8 PM

HHS Cafeteria

Snowdate: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 7-8PM HHS  Cafeteria

For any questions regarding the information night, contact

G/T Resource Teacher, Ms. April Lerner at

or visit the G/T Research Website at

Differentiate yourself from others applying to the same college or university.

Bread of Life Food Pantry canned food drive

The annual Bread of Life Food Pantry canned food drive is now underway.  Please send your non-perishable food items to your first period class between now and November 21.  Donations of soup, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables, applesauce, peanut butter and cereal are especially appreciated.  Thank you for your generous participation.

For more information about the food drive: click here

Watch The Almost, Maine Trailer Here!

Ms. DuPuis’ TV class has made a fantastic and concise (less than 1 minute!) trailer for Almost, Maine which opens in two weeks. I would love for you to check it out and if you’d like to share it with your first period class, we would be grateful. The show has a total of 21 students in it, so this is just a small sampling of the cast. Enjoy!

Almost, Maine Is Almost Here!

The fall play, Almost, Maine, performs November 13-15 at 7pm and November 15 at 2pm. Please plan to join us for this sweet, funny production about the ups and downs of love in a little town.

21 talented actors make up the cast and over 20 dedicated students are assisting with the technical crew. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door ($10 for students). Students enrolled in Hammond theatre classes can purchase tickets for $5 with their ID at the door.

Tickets are available online at:

Ms. Jody Zepp named Maryland Teacher of the Year!

It is with great pride to announce that Ms. Jody Zepp has been named Maryland Teacher of the Year!  Please take the time to view her acceptance speech.  Well done Ms. Zepp, you are a true inspiration to Hammond High School, Howard County and the state of Maryland!


Attention Class of 2015…please read about Yearbook Photos


The coming year holds many exciting events and opportunities and can seem like a whirlwind that is gone in a flash for both you and your child. One opportunity that you do not want to miss is getting your senior’s picture taken for the 2015 Yearbook. Please read the following letter for more information.

Yearbook letter

Attention parents! Visit the Parents page!

Visit the Parents page for important links such as the Pick A Time Conference Scheduler, A link to the Student Services Website and much more. Tis the season to keep up on your senior that they are submitting college applications and visiting with teachers to finish their recommendation letters.