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Family and Community Resources for Speaking with Children About Traumatic Events

HCPSS has student services teams in every school available to support the social-emotional wellbeing of children every school day. During times of increased stress caused by traumatic events occurring close to home or viewed on the news, there is an increase of required services. Our schools are equipped with the resources to support children during […]

A Statement from Dr. Martirano on School Safety

Interim Superintendent Martirano’s statement on the school shooting in Florida and what HCPSS is doing to ensure student and staff safety.

Staff Focus: Trina Johnson, Paraeducator, Oakland Mills Middle School

Oakland Mills Middle School paraeducator Trina Johnson uses her experience and passion to support teachers and staff, and to make connections with students to ensure their academic and social-emotional well-being.

3rd Grade Art Showcase, Through April 16, 2018

Members of the public are invited to view the 3rd Grade Art Showcase, on display at the Howard County Department of Education now through April 16.

Community Advisory Council Meeting, February 21, 2018

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Board of Education to Hold Fifth Public Work Session on Superintendent’s Proposed FY2019 Operating Budget, February 20, 2018

The Howard County Board of Education will hold the fifth planned Public Work Session on the Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2019 Operating Budget on Tuesday, February 20, at 3:30 p.m. The session will take place in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Firefighters Collaborate with HCPSS on “Adopt-A-School” Initiative

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will work collaboratively on the new “Adopt-a-School” program linking each Howard County elementary school with its neighborhood fire station.

Board of Education Legislative Committee to Meet, February 12, 2018

The Board of Education’s Legislative Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 12. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Kindergarten, New First Grader Registration for 2018-2019 School Year, March 5-9, 2018

Parents of children who will be five as of September 1, 2018 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration will take place Monday, March 5-Friday March 9 at your child’s school

Howard County Graduation Rates Continue to Outpace State Norm

Graduation data for the Class of 2017 show Howard County public school students graduating at significantly higher rates than their peers across Maryland.