HCPSS Using International Benchmark Data to Inform World Class Practices

October 23, 2014 Most HCPSS high schools are performing as well as, or better than, the world’s leading nations in educational performance, according to the results of the first OECD Test for Schools administered in Howard County. The results were presented at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Howard County Board of Education. The test […]

HCPSS Debuts New Mobile Application

October 23, 2014 HCPSS today unveiled its new mobile application, designed to provide real-time news, information and resources to members of its community of schools. The app debuts just weeks after the re-launch of the system website, and expands access to system updates across most desktop and mobile devices and operating systems. Officials say the […]

New and Re-certified Howard County Green Schools Honored

Twenty-one HCPSS schools were honored this week for earning certification or re-certification as Green Schools by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). The schools were recognized by elected officials, community representatives and HCPSS leaders at the annual Howard County Green School Celebration, held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Howard County Conservancy. Bollman […]

Art Teacher as Artist Exhibit on Display Through Nov. 21

An eclectic display of paintings, drawings, photographs, carvings, blown glass and other media adorns the main corridor of the HCPSS Central Office Building, as more than 80 HCPSS visual arts teachers are showcasing their individual work in the exhibit, ‘Art Teacher as Artist.’ The exhibit, which opened earlier this month and features work from teachers […]

River Hill HS Senior Shane Mercy to Join U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

River Hill High School (RHHS) Senior Saxophonist Shane Mercy will join 125 student musicians from around the country this fall for an exclusive performance with the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB). The band formally welcomed Shane as its latest honorary member  during a special recognition event held on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event was […]

Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose Named a 2014 Innovator of the Year

Oct. 16, 2014 Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose Named a 2014 Innovator of the Year Ellicott City, Md.—Howard County Public School System Superintendent Dr. Renee A. Foose last night was awarded as a 2014 Innovator of the Year by Maryland’s The Daily Record. The award recognizes Maryland-based professionals and companies across a wide range of […]

HCPSS Superintendent Named Among ’50 Women to Watch’ by Baltimore Sun

Oct. 15, 2014 HCPSS Superintendent Named One of “50 Women to Watch”  Ellicott City, Md.–HCPSS Superintendent Renee A. Foose was named by the Baltimore Sun as one of the area’s 50 Women to Watch. Dr. Foose, who has served as superintendent since 2012, joins an esteemed list of entrepreneurs, educators, elected officials, physicians and athletes shaping […]

Hollifield ES Students Join Gov. O’Malley for Bay/Watershed Restoration Announcement

Seventeen Hollifield Station Elementary School students joined Governor Martin O’Malley at the Upper Little Patuxent on Tuesday, Oct. 14 for his announcement of major new funding for Chesapeake Bay and Watershed restoration projects. The fifth graders toured the restoration site with Gov. O’Malley and other state officials, and assisted the governor in rolling out jute […]

Howard County’s Jody Zepp Named Maryland Teacher of the Year

Oct. 10, 2014 Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp was named the 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education. She received the award on Friday, Oct. 10 at the department’s annual award gala held at Martin’s West. As Maryland Teacher of the Year, Zepp will compete for National Teacher […]

Apply Now for the International Parent Leadership Program

Apply Now for International Parent Leadership Program Applications Due Oct. 24 View the 2014 Application The International Parent Leadership Program (IPLP) is designed to increase leadership capacity of international parents to step into leadership roles in schools and communities as advocates on behalf of the system’s nearly 6,000 international students.  The six-week program helps international […]