HCPSS School Start Time Surveys, Open Through March 8

Like many school systems around the country, the Howard County Public School System is reviewing the options for school start and dismissal times for our 76 schools. To gain a better understanding of issues of importance, we are surveying HCPSS parents, students and staff, as well as Howard County community members and organizations. School start […]

Computer Programming Club at River Hill High School

Students at River Hill High School have discovered a terrific outlet for their love of coding: the Computer Programming Club! After school, students in all grades meet to learn about different programming languages and even use code to control robots and other machines they design and build.

HCPSS Roundtable With U.S. Dept. of Ed. Secretary Duncan

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan was joined by U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) and Maryland State Superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery for a visit to HCPSS’ Ducketts Lane Elementary School on Feb. 18. Following a visit to a 3rd grade Spanish class, Secretary Duncan and Superintendent Lowery took part in a […]

Choice-Based Economy at Pointers Run Elementary School

At Pointers Run Elementary School, fourth grade teacher Eric Jayne has created an incredible way to connect with and engage his students. Mr. Jayne’s choice-based economy provides a terrific tool for classroom management, as well as a platform to enhance the curriculum and his lessons. Discover HCPSS: Choice-Based Economy at Pointers Run Elementary School from […]

BYOD Flipped Lessons at Mt. Hebron High School

Mt. Hebron High School math teacher Natalie Rau discovered that offering flipped lessons results in higher levels of content comprehension and student engagement. Using video and various other technology resources, Rau is connecting with her students in new and creative ways.

Kindergarten Art Showcase Through April 8

The Kindergarten Visual Arts Showcase is now on display at the Department of Education. Members of the public are invited to stop by and take a look! For this exhibition, teachers were asked to submit student artworks and statements that reflect the HCPSS’ Visual Art Curriculum for Kindergarten: Art as Discovery. The display is in […]


HCPSS held two HCPSS Connect question-and-answer sessions on the PARCC test, Feb. 4 and 10. The events were shown on the HCPSS TV channel and streamed live on the HCPSS website. Representatives from HCPSS Curriculum and Special Education departments answered questions that were submitted before and during the Q&A, either via email or tweeted using a […]

Howard County Middle School Students Win National App Challenge

February 3, 2015 A team of five students from Lime Kiln Middle School has been selected “Best in Nation” in Verizon’s Innovative App Challenge. The team is one of eight winners nationally, selected from more than 1,000 entries submitted. The team of 8th graders—Lauren Hayden, Annie Larkins, Rebecca Li, Korie Scott, and Jessica Zinderman—developed their […]

Jumprope for Heart at Lisbon Elementary School

At Lisbon Elementary School, students are jumping for charity! In an effort to raise money for the American Heart Association, more than half of the students at Lisbon stayed after school to participate in this annual event.

HCPSS Congratulates 12 National Board Certified Teachers!

National Board Certification is the highest-level credential in the educational profession. Teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment, peer review, and expert evaluation. This is a testament to the commitment these teachers have made to their professional growth and the success of their students. The HCPSS NBC program […]