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Committee for Diversity and Inclusion Releases Comprehensive Recommendations

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Committee for Diversity and Inclusion presented comprehensive recommendations for promoting positive behavior, respect for all cultures and diversity throughout the school system during the August 18, 2016 meeting of the Howard County Board of Education.

HCPSS Receives Supplemental Information and Recommendations Related to County’s Indoor Air Quality Assessments of 12 Schools

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) received supplemental information and recommendations today from the Howard County Department of Public Works related to the County’s recent air quality assessments at 12 schools. The recommendations, received Wednesday, August 17, follow the air quality reports produced by Skelly and Loy, an engineering and environmental consulting firm hired by the County.

HCPSS Indoor Environmental Quality Websites Now Live

When Howard County public schools reopen on Monday, Aug. 29, the system, staff and community members will begin working together to maintain healthy school buildings for everyone who uses them. Everyone can help maintain healthy indoor conditions to work, learn, perform, compete and play.

Get Ready for Back to School

Summer is almost over, and our students and families are getting ready to head back to school. Here is what you need to know: Back to School Nights The back to school night schedule for all HCPSS schools is available online. Please double check dates and times with your child’s school in case any last-minute […]

Preparing Tomorrow’s Engaged Citizens by Embracing Diverse Perspectives in the Classroom

HCPSS is proud of graduating engaged students ready to be active citizens. The school system’s curriculum, written and updated annually by Howard County teachers, encourages this by weaving in diverse perspectives through lesson resources offered throughout a student’s academic journey.

HCPSS Reviewing County’s School Air Quality Assessment Reports

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is reviewing the county department of public works’ air quality assessments of 12 schools. The county government retained Skelly and Loy Inc. to conduct the testing during June 2016 and reports were posted on the Howard County Department of Public Works website on Monday, August 8, 2016. The […]

HCPSS and Johns Hopkins Partner to Provide Nursing Students with School Experience

HCPSS has established a student nursing partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to provide resident nurses an opportunity to gain experience meeting the needs of children and adults in HCPSS schools.

Bus Skills “Roadeo” Shows Driver and Attendants the Ropes

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Transportation Department held their annual HCPSS bus skills “roadeo” for drivers and attendants on July 26–29 and August 3–5. During the roadeo, current bus drivers tested their skills while operating a school bus through a challenging driving skills course. Bus drivers demonstrated their ability to successfully maneuver a […]

HCPSS Hosting Green Cleaning Leadership Conference

The Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute explores leadership best practices with attention to the specific nuances of growing green cleaning programs in K–12 schools, and colleges and universities. Attendees will gain new skills to help them master challenges and capitalize on new opportunities.

Howard County Summer Camp Students Demonstrate Drone Building and Flying Skills

In this summer camp, students spent 90 minutes per day learning about drone components, basic flying skills, safety, commercial applications, as well as exploring potential future careers in technology, engineering and other careers in the aviation industry.