School Services

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Free and Reduced Meals (FARMs)

HCPSS participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Students from households that meet federal income guidelines are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals. Parents/guardians must submit a new application every school year to maintain their student's eligibility. To apply, go to the HCPSS FARMs webpage.


HCPSS students and families can view menus and nutrition and allergen information for meals served in all HCPSS schools through the Nutrislice website and free smartphone app. Download the Nutrislice mobile app for iOS or Android.

Wellness and Quality

Information on the HCPSS wellness policy and commitment to quality is available online.


Breakfast is free for all students at this school.

Lunch is free for students who qualify for free and reduced meals. Lunch costs $3.30 for all other students.


HCPSS uses, an online meal payment system. This system allows families to easily manage student accounts and make payments online on personal computers and mobile devices.

Student Services Vision

The vision of the MHMS Office of Student Services is to provide comprehensive, effective and efficient services to the students, staff and families of our school to ensure that all students maximize their skills and reach their highest level of potential in terms of academic achievement and social and emotional well-being. Through the provision of accessible, needs-based services to our students and families, we seek to strengthen the developmental assets needed for the healthy development of all young people. This vision comes from our core belief that in providing education, training and support to our students, families and staff, there is a direct and positive impact on the larger community.

Viktoria Schofield | School Counselor - 6th grade students |
Jodi Svoboda | School Counselor - 7th grade students |
Sara Paynter | School Counselor - 8th grade students |

County Association of Student Councils

"The Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) is an organization that unites Howard County Middle and High School  Check out our Intro Vid! Students."

Enrollment and Registration

View HCPSS's guidelines for school enrollment and registration

Please call the school, 410-880-5838, to find out when enrollments are scheduled and whether a registration appointment is necessary.

Any deviation from the stated requirements must be approved by the Pupil Personnel Office 410-313-7102. Also contact the PPW office in situations regarding:

  • Residency
  • Multiple family living arrangements
  • Custody

Withdrawal Procedure

If your child needs to be withdrawn from MHMS, please contact: Brenda Ganzermiller, Student Services Secretary at 410-880-5838 as soon as possible.

The process of creating the transfer record involves collecting school texts and media books, and completing attendance/grade records.

Health Room

Jennifer Gundrum, BSN, RN | School Cluster Nurse |

Accident and Medical Insurance

Accident Insurance

The school system does not carry medical insurance for accidents that occur at school, including non-sport related injuries, such as trips and falls, physical education injuries, and recess/playground injuries. Thus, parents are encouraged to enroll students in the accident insurance program offered through HCPSS.

Learn more about how to obtain accident insurance →

Medical Insurance

The Maryland Children’s Health Insurance Program (MCHIP) is available for families, pregnant women, and children in need of medical insurance. Applications are available through the school health assistant or by contacting the Howard County Health Department at 410-313-7500.

Find out more about qualifying for MCHIP →