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Register Now for the 2016 HCPSS 5K and Fun Run, October 16!

Registration is now open for the third annual HCPSS 5K/1-mile Fun Run, to be held Sunday, Oct. 16. We are excited to announce a new location for this year’s race of Columbia Gateway Drive. The event brings together students, families, staff and community members to celebrate health and wellness. Proceeds from this year’s event will […]

HCPSS Hosts Cultural Proficiency Conference

Howard County Superintendent Dr. Renee A. Foose announced this morning the expansion of the new Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) cultural proficiency model—“Student Voice for Inclusion and Equity”—before nearly 300 staff members and high school students attending a first-of-its-kind HCPSS Cultural Proficiency Conference.

American Sign Language at Howard High School

Students at Howard High School are fulfilling their world language requirement and so much more through their American Sign Language class.

Adapted Cars for Students with Disabilities

Students from the Systems and Project Engineering Academy, with the cooperation of the Allied Health Professions Academy, adapted small vehicles that will allow students at the Cedar Lane School more freedom and movement opportunities.

Board of Education Receives Update on School Capacity

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is planning for the next phase of redistricting to begin in May 2017, in preparation for a new school opening in August 2018. The projected attendance area adjustment, described in the school system’s 2016 Feasibility Study, was presented during the June 23, 2016, meeting of the Howard County Board of Education

Elizabeth Reinhardt, Orchestra Director, Hammond High School and Patuxent Valley Middle School

Orchestra director Elizabeth Reinhardt is known as an excellent cellist who brings out the best in her students at Hammond High School and Patuxent Valley Middle School.

HCPSS Students, Staff and Organization Recognized at May Board of Education Meetings

Superintendent Renee A. Foose recognized student, staff and organizational achievements at Board of Education meetings on May 12 and 26, 2016.

Keeping Learning Alive This Summer

Summer Reading Lists As part of the A+ Partnership with the Howard County Library System, summer reading lists developed by HCPSS Library Media Specialists and Howard County Library System Children’s Instruction and Research Staff are available for students in all grade levels. Books included are just a sampling of those students may enjoy reading during […]

Derrick Burks, Day Supervisor, Cedar Lane School

Cedar Lane School Day Building Supervisor Derrick Burks goes above and beyond his duties every day, and it’s evident in the way the students care for him.

Implementation of Revised Policy 2040 Public Participation in the Meetings of the Board of Education – Effective July 1, 2016

Policy 2040: Public Participation in Meetings of the Board states community members may pre-register to speak at a public hearing by contacting the Board of Education office by telephone or in person.