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PARCC Spring 2018 Results Available

Students who participated in the PARCC assessments for grades 3–8, English 10, Algebra I, and Algebra II in the 2017–2018 school year will receive paper home reports during the second week of school. The reports will be distributed to your child at school to bring home.

Guilford Elementary Earns Green Flag Award for Environmental Achievement

The National Wildlife Federation Eco-Schools USA program has awarded Guilford Elementary School its highest honor, the Green Flag, for the school’s exceptional achievement in maintaining “green” building and grounds practices, conserving natural resources, and integrating environmental education into the curriculum. Guilford Elementary is the sixth school in Maryland and the 108th nationally to receive the award.


Burleigh Manor Teacher Receives 2018 Highest National Science Teaching Award

Burleigh Manor Middle School 6th grade teacher George McGurl was recently recognized with a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Jim Rouse Theatre Is Open For 2018 Inaugural Summer Session

The Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts at Wilde Lake High School is open for community use during the summer months for the first time, thanks to a new Memorandum of Understanding between the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), Howard County and the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC).

HCPSS Students Place Third in 2018 National MESA Competition

Howard County Public School System’s (HCPSS) Patapsco Middle School team excelled in the recent Math Education Science Achievement (MESA) National Engineering Design Competition, which took place in Philadelphia.

HCPSS Updates Board of Education Meeting Announcement Process

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will update its process for notifying the community of upcoming Board of Education meetings, effective July 1, 2018.

HCPSS Student and Staff Achievements Recognized in June 2018

Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano recently recognized the following student and staff achievements.

Howard County Students Excel at 2018 National History Day

Two Howard County students won awards at the 2018 National History Day Competition held at the University of Maryland in College Park on June 14. The winning students competed against hundreds of students from school systems across the country.

Summer 2018: Free Meals, Summer Learning, Planning for Next Year!

The school year is almost over and families are planning for the summer. Here are a couple things to keep you connected until the 2018-2019 school year begins.

Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission Provides Opportunities for Student Performances at Merriweather Post Pavilion

The Howard County Public School System has partnered with the Downtown Columbia Arts and Culture Commission (DCACC) to support initiatives that promote the benefits of music education programs in Howard County. The partnership was formalized with an official partnership signing on Wednesday, June 13, at Merriweather Post Pavilion.