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WELCOME TO HCMS

HCMS pic.jpg5450 Beaverkill Road
Columbia, MD 21044 map

410-313-6929 Office
410-313-6931 Guidance
410-313-6934 Health Room
410-313-5612 Fax

Mr. Adam Eldridge, Principal
Mrs. Tiffany Carmean, Assistant Principal
 
 

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 School Hours
8:00-2:50

Doors open at 7:55
Homeroom at 8:00

Don't Be Late!
Don't Miss Out!



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HOME OF THE COUGARS!

CALENDAR & REMINDERS

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

April 14-21 - School and Office Closed
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April 23 - Incoming 6th Grade Orientation
April 24 - School Closed
Professional Development Day
April 25 - Spirit Day
Crazy Hair and Sock Day
&
All Star Basketball Game
May 2 - Student Spring Pictures
May 5 - HCMS Talent Show
May 7 - Interim Reports Issued
May 9 - HCMS 40th Anniversary Celebration
May 15 - Enrichment Fair
May 16 - School Closed
Professional Development/Articulation Day



STUDENT SUPPORT

Click on the link below and follow the instructions to activate your Family Portal account.
   
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Having technical problems with your Family Portal account?  
Press the HELP! button below to access our help form.

  
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

HCPSS has announced that  FRIDAY, JUNE 20th will be the last day of school adding 2 additional days to the school year.  Schools will close 3 hours early Wednesday, June 18th - Friday, June 20th.   Summer school will begin on Wednesday, June 25th and end as scheduled.







SCHOOL DELAYS/CLOSINGS

If it is necessary to close or delay the start of school due to inclement weather or other emergencies, information may be obtained from the following sources:

HCPSS does NOT use schools-out.com or e-schoolnews.com for any school delay
or closing notifications.


Local TV
WRC Channel 11
WBAL Channel 4
Local Radio
WTOP 103.5 FM
WBAL 1090 AM




IMPORTANT: Chaperone/Volunteer Training

According to MD State Law & HCPSS Policy 1030 - Service providers and/or volunteers are required to receive training on the reporting procedures of suspected Child Abuse & Neglect.  Please download the Chaperone/Volunteer Training powerpoint by clicking on the following link:


Once you view the training, you need to print the Certificate to be registered as a trained chaperone and/or volunteer.  We will provide trainings on an as needed basis throughout the school year.  

If you have already completed training at Longfellow ES, Swansfield ES, or Wilde Lake HS, you only need to bring us a copy of your signed completion form to be registered at HCMS.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Flores, Child Abuse & Neglect Liaison at 410-313-6931 or monique_flores@hcpss.org.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Complete your membership form here!




    How to report a student absence from school

 email: hcmsabsence@hcpss.org  (no note necessary with email)

 call:  410-313-6929  (Please send a note to school with your child following a full or partial day absence)





Please help support HCMS and the PTA !

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Sign up for a Safeway card or re-designate HCMS as your  selected school for our PTA to receive credit for your purchases. eScrip is a great way to support HCMS by just signing up once with your Safeway card and going through the eScrip website when you make secure purchases online. Click on the eScript button to sign up online or call 877-723-3929 with your card #.  HCMS school code is #6512672.  


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We hope you have been clipping and saving Box Tops labels.  We have a Box Tops collection box in the front office.  Keep them coming!  

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HCMS PTA is participating in the Amazon  Affiliate Program.  To start shopping, click on the logo above.  Each time you shop using the logo above, the PTA will receive a percentage.  


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Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate HCMS to receive up to 1% of your purchases when you use your REDcard® (Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card).  Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school. Check out our school’s progress anytime at Target.com/tcoe.  Learn more at  Target.com/redcard or stop in a Target store to apply.


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Click on the above logo to register and link your Vic card with our school by using the HCMS Harris Tetter ID #7984.


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Sign up or re-designate your Giant Food card today. HCMS Giant ID #01010.



Recycle Cell Phones, Batteries, Empty Ink & Toner Cartridges

Don't throw them in the trash!  We receive funds for cell phones, empty ink and toner cartridges that help pay our supply expenses.  Batteries are recycled to keep them out of the landfills and to reduce our carbon footprint!  Please have your children bring them to the front office!  All sizes and brands accepted. Thank you!



THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
WHAT'S NEW

Design HCMS' Anniversary Shirt!
Celebrate History By Making History!

Contest is open to all HCMS 6-8th grade students to design a logo for our 40th anniversary t-shirt.  Shirts will be available to order and purchase for the 40th anniversary celebration on May 9th.  Winners will receive a free shirt!

Contest Guidelines

  • You can work individually or in groups of 2 or 3
  • Design MUST include:  
  • the words "Harper's Choice" or "HCMS"
  • a cougar or paw print
  • the words "40 years"
  • one color only
The logo will be printed on a t-shirt in one color.  Simple designs work best!  You can use the t-shirt template as a guideline.


Pick up a contest entry form from Mr. Jones' art room or the front office.  Mr. Jones is available after school to work with you, but you must first submit a permission slip signed by a parent/guardian to stay after school.

DESIGNS ARE DUE BY APRIL 8TH!
Judging will take place on April 10th





HARPER'S CHOICE MIDDLE SCHOOL 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Harper's Choice Middle School and PTA will be hosting a picnic and community event on Friday, May 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. to reflect on the school's history and look towards its future.  More information to follow, but mark your calendars NOW!






The Howard County Public School System is committed to ensuring that all students learn in a safe and nurturing enviroinment.  Bullying, harassment, or intimidation are serious acts and will not be tolerated.  

If you are a student target/victim, the parent or guardian of a student target/victim, or a close adult relative of a student target/victim, or a school staff member and wish to report an incident of alleged bullying, harassment, or intimidation, complete the form below and return it to the Principal at the student target/victim’s school.

Contact HCMS at 410-313-6929 for additional information or assistance at any time.



                











































Last Modified: Apr 09, 2014