Howard High School PTSA 2013-2014

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Click here to sign up for donations for Staff Appreciation Week June 9-13th, 2014

A very special thanks to our After Prom Co-Coordinators:
Sharon Stencil and Amy Schroeder
Click here for a recap of the 2014 After Prom!

Check out the latest at HC DRUG FREE

PTSA Officer and Committee openings for next year. 
If you would like to become more involved with the Howard PTSA next year, or if
you know of any current 8th grade parents whose students are coming to Howard High next year who may be interested,  please contact Donna Sudbrook at  or 410-747-2087 for more information and a list of the open positions.   There is flexibility, a variety of time commitments, and the
option to assist current committee chairs as well. 
OPEN - Secretary 

If you would like to get more involved with the PTSA and need a position that can be done in the evenings and will not “grow”, the Secretary position may be for you!  The Secretary attends the monthly meetings (currently 2nd Mondays) and takes the minutes which are then distributed before the next monthly meeting.   

OPEN - PTA Council of Howard County Delegate
Each PTSA in Howard County sends 2 Delegates to the County level PTA. The meetings are Sept - June on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Department of Education Headquarters on Route 108 just past Centennial Lane. The 2 Delegates can
take turns attending the meetings if they prefer. The delegate then reports back at the Howard HS PTSA meeting which is on the 2nd Monday of the month. The meetings are very informative and often include HCPSS County Staff presentations on the latest issues, like the Wellness Policy, Cell Phone Policy, Common Core etc.  Representatives from the Superintendent and Board of Education also give reports at each monthly meeting.

The Howard PTSA Nominating committee presents the slate of Executive Board officers
for the 2014-2015 sc hool year.

The Howard PTSA officer positions are:

President                     Christine O'Connor
1st Vice President     Jenn Hawes
2nd Vice President    Sharon Stencil
Recording Secretary  OPEN
Corresponding Secretary  OPEN
Treasurer                      Mary Nicklin
PTA Council Delegate     Donna Sudbrook
PTA Council Delegate      OPEN

If you have an interest in serving in a officer position, either next year or even in a future year,
feel free to contact us for more information.   
If you would be interested in serving as a chair or co-chair of the PTSA Committees next year,
feel free to contact us as well for more information. 

Exec Board Nominated for 2013-2014 Year:

The PTSA Nominating Committee is pleased to present the following slate of officers:

- President – Christine O'Connor
- First Vice President – Jenn Hawes
- Second Vice President – Tiffany Wendt
- Treasurer – Mary Nicklin
- Recording Secretary – Lauri Via
- Corresponding Secretary – Joy Limon

- PTA Council Delegate – Trina Thames
- PTA Council Delegate – Donna Sudbrook
- HHS PTSA Student Reps - Megan Soffen and Holden Rohr

Anyone interested in serving on a committees should contact a current committee chair or officer (see contact info on our Exec Board page).



Did you know... $3.75 of every membership fee goes to MD State and National PTA Dues?
Did you know...
100% of every donation to the PTSA stays at Howard HS and is tax deductible?

Your dues and donations directly support the following: Howard’s Project Safe After Prom, $2000 in Student Scholarships, root beer floats for New Student Orientation, Staff Back-to-School luncheon, Staff Appreciation Week Celebrations, funds for each class for Homecoming activities, refreshments for various receptions, the Student Directory and much more. Learn more...
Volunteer Opportunities

2013-2014 Volunteer Form


Great things happen at Howard High throughout the school year! New Student Orientation, Back-to-School Night, Homecoming, Basket Bingo, World of Work, Science Fair, After-Prom and Graduation festivities are some of the events that are part of Howard High’s tradition. You, as a volunteer, can help make those great things happenLearn more...
Mane Events Newsletter
Please note: We have gone green so the newsletter is only available online.

Deadline for submissions is the 18th of the month.  Please send any submissions to Cindy Garnsey, via .doc or .pdf attachment to

PTSA Executive Board Meetings
The last PTSA Executive Board for the year is Monday, June 9th offsite. Please RSVP to Christine O'Connor.

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Online Sign Ups...
Receive school announcements via email. Go to the HCPSSNews Web site to register.
HHS PTSA Yahoo Group
To receive bi-weekly PTSA notices by email about school and PTSA events, the School Board, County Council, and other educational and community activities, join the Howard PTSA yahoo group:  Learn more...  
Giant A+ BonusBucks program: Re-designate your Giant bonus cards! It has to be done every year. For Howard High: HHS-00994. FREE MONEY. Go to or dial 1-877-366-2668.

Student Directory

Stay tuned for more details....

Quick Links
  HHS Home Page          HoCo PTA Council 
MD State PTA                  National PTA 
  HHS PTSA Exec Board Yahoo Group
HHS PTSA Yahoo Group (existing member) 

Surviving the Teenage Years
PTA Council and HC Drug Free have put together a series of fliers containing practical tips and information for parents of teens from the Howard County Health Department and other government agencies.  Read them here.

Purposes of the PTA
  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.