December 19, 2014 
From the Desk of Matt Hornbeck

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the death of Ralph Marchetti, a beloved teacher from our school.  Mr. Marchetti taught generations of students at Hampstead Hill.  He had a warm smile, a kind heart, and worked hard to create more and better opportunities for his students.  I’ve never worked with someone who cared more about kids. 

Although he officially retired last year, Mr. Marchetti returned to us this school year as a tutor and continued as the coach of our chess team and MMASSAC sports club.  MMASSAC, which all the kids knew and loved, stands for Mr. Marchetti’s After School Sports Club.  Read more...

Mr. Marchetti at Orioles' baseball game with HHA students.  Mr. Marchetti with HHA students.