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Susan Ginsberg, Principal’s Secretary, Hollifield Station Elementary School

“Talented” and “dedicated” appropriately describe Susan Ginsberg, the principal’s secretary at Hollifield Station Elementary School. But in the front office, where she sets the tone for the whole school, perhaps even more important is her natural knack for working with others. “I like taking care of the staff. I feel like I’m needed to help […]

HCPSS Tops Maryland Rankings Again

For the second year in a row, the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has been named the top school system in Maryland by, a national education and community analysis firm.

HCPSS Hosts Educators Rising Conference as Part of School System’s Robust Teacher Preparation Programming

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) continues its innovative teacher preparation programming with an Educators Rising conference on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Manor Woods Elementary School Named 2016–2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon School

Manor Woods Elementary School is a 2016–2017 Maryland Blue Ribbon School. Today, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) named Manor Woods Elementary School as one of only six Maryland public schools to receive the State’s Blue Ribbon award this year.

HCPSS Community Invited to Wilde Lake Middle School Celebrations, Dec. 12, Jan. 8

The Howard County Public School System will host two events to celebrate the closing of Wilde Lake Middle School (WLMS) and the opening of the new school facility. Members of the public are invited to participate in both activities.

Kavita Patel, Bridges Mental Health Therapist, Homewood Center

Kavita Patel is a mental health therapist who helps Bridges students succeed in school and life.

HCPSS Insight: School Start & Dismissal Times, Dec. 5

Join our panel of experts to better understand the work conducted by the Committee, and what impact shifting start times may have.

Submit Your Comments Regarding the Preliminary Findings for the H.B. 1105 Report

The Office of the Public Access Ombudsman seeks your comments concerning the preliminary findings of her report on “the response of the Howard County Public School System to Public Information Act requests.”

Board of Education Considers School Start and Dismissal Time Adjustment Proposals

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) School Start and Dismissal Time Committee (SSDT) presented four alternative models for school start and dismissal times in a report to the Howard County Board of Education at its November 17, 2016 meeting.

Class of 2017 Commencement Window Announced

Howard County Public School System has confirmed the window for the 2017 high school graduations. Commencement ceremonies will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion between May 22 – June 1, 2017.