Staff Focus: Karen McVay, Technology Support Teacher, Lime Kiln Middle School

Meet Karen McVay, the technology support teacher and reading team leader at Lime Kiln Middle School. As the technology leader of the building, she supports staff and students with all their technology needs, whether it’s co-planning a lesson, co-teaching, troubleshooting computer problems or helping students technology-wise at home.

Ballet Mobile Partnership Provides Work Readiness Opportunities for Students

Atholton High School is partnering with Ballet Mobile to provide work-training and career readiness skills for students receiving special education services. The partnership was formalized with an official partnership signing on September 28, 2015 at Atholton High School. Through the partnership, Ballet Mobile representatives will assist Work Enclave students in learning the attitudes and skills […]

HCPSS Curriculum Ventures Online

HCPSS is known as a leader in teaching and learning, and our curriculum, written by Howard County teachers, is no exception. And now with the new Canvas Learning System, an online platform connecting parents, teachers and students, our teachers have more exciting options for developing, updating and sharing curriculum.

Leadership Forum at Clarksville ES

Students invited community leaders that have influenced their lives to a forum where they were able to ask questions and better learn what it means to be a leader.

Four Howard County Schools Among Newsweek’s Top High Schools

Following an earlier erroneous omission, Newsweek has added four Howard County Public School System schools to its America’s Top High Schools 2015 list.

Oyster Gardeners at Dunloggin Middle School

Students at Dunloggin Middle School learn about marine life by studying oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

HCPSS Class of 2015 Excels on the SAT

Students in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) continue to excel in performance on the SAT. For the third consecutive year, the average score for the county exceeded 1650, which is the HCPSS college readiness benchmark.

Howard County’s Stephanie Geddie Selected as Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist

Laurel Woods Elementary School teacher Stephanie Geddie this morning was named one of seven finalists for the Maryland State Department of Education 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. The state winner will be announced at an awards gala Oct. 9.

HCPSS Connect Course Enrollment

We are very excited about the launch of HCPSS Connect on Monday, August 31 and the opportunities for parents to stay engaged with their child’s academics. One component of HCPSS Connect is the Canvas Learning System. Beginning this week, parents are being added to their child’s course pages in Canvas. You may have even received […]

HCPSS Presents Educational Best Practices to Chinese Delegation

The Howard County Public School System continues to share educational best practices globally, most recently through this month’s delegation visit of approximately 20 educators from China. School systems from around the world learn about Howard County schools through our students’ impressive academic performance and the high percentage that go on to college. “Because the Howard […]