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Presentation of 2017 Feasibility Study Begins the Redistricting Planning Process

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano presented the 2017 Feasibility Study to the Howard County Board of Education during its June 22, 2017 meeting. The Board presentation marks the beginning of a months-long process to plan attendance area adjustments for implementation in the 2018–2019 school year.

Acting Superintendent Announces Central Office Reorganization

Howard County Public School System Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano announced plans for a reorganized Central Office, structured to drive his vision for a robust instructional program that ensures equity and enables all students to reach their greatest potential. The new model is aligned to several core principles that include school responsiveness, continuous improvement, employee and community engagement, and transparency in every aspect of school system operations.

Howard County Parent Honored with 2017 HCPSS Parent Involvement Matters Award

Forest Ridge Elementary School parent Jennifer Renkevens has been named the winner of the 2017 Howard County Public School System Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA). Renkevens and two finalists will be recognized at the Howard County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

HCPSS Recognizes Outstanding Students and Educators

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) applauds the following students and educators, who were recently recognized for noteworthy achievements.

New Partnership Promotes Early Childhood Programs and School Readiness

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is partnering with the Howard County Office of Children and Families, and Howard County licensed child care centers to familiarize students with the school environment and develop a readiness for school.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Partnership Promotes Leadership Skills and Community Service

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is renewing its longstanding partnership with the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter to promote academic success, leadership, personal responsibility, and community service among high school males of African-American and African heritage.

Bright Minds Foundation Grant Awards Support Classroom Innovation

Fourteen Howard County public school teachers and staff will receive funding for innovative instructional projects through nearly $17,000 in grants provided by the Bright Minds Foundation.

Class of 2017 Earns a Bright Future

More than 3,800 seniors graduated as members of the Howard County Public School System’s Class of 2017 and collectively they earned nearly $14 million in scholarships for their first year of college.

Yoko Fines, Paraeducator, Cedar Lane School

Fines’ dedication to her students comes from a place of warmth: “I instruct them, motivate them and encourage them to find their success.”

2017 Summer Planning

The school year is almost over and families are planning for the summer. Here are a couple things to keep you connected during that time: Summer Food Service Program Running from June 26–August 4, the HCPSS Summer Food Service Program will be available Monday through Friday at four locations: Harper’s Choice Middle School, 11:30 a.m.–1 […]