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Howard County Public School System and McDaniel College Announce Teachers for Tomorrow Scholarship Recipients

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and McDaniel College announce the inaugural class of 11 Howard County students to receive the Teachers for Tomorrow (T4T) scholarships.

Believed to be the first program of its kind in the nation, this innovative program provides full scholarships, including tuition, room and board, for a select group of Howard County students to attend McDaniel, with a commitment to work for HCPSS for three years immediately following college graduation.

Board Seeks Public Input For School System Budget Cuts

The Howard County Board of Education is committed to transparency in its budget process and is announcing a new opportunity for public input. The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has developed an innovative online tool to allow parents, staff and community members to identify their priorities and the school system’s most pressing needs.

Discover HCPSS – Inclusive Broadway Theater at Glenelg High School

Glenelg High School student peers work alongside their classmates with special needs to perform “High School Musical” as part of the Glenelg Broadway Connections Program. The school’s theater department staff works in partnership with special education teachers and the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts to offer this extraordinary experience.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1–7, 2016

The Howard County Public School System joins communities across the nation in observing National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. This event promotes positive mental health and social development for all children and adolescents. HCPSS staff and families have a positive impact on the lives of students by working together to support their social and emotional safety and well being.

Ty’Nisha Armstead, 4th Grade Teacher, Cradlerock Elementary School

Seasoned early education teacher Ty’Nisha Armstead embraced a new school system and new curriculum, teaching 4th grade for the first time, when she joined Cradlerock Elementary School this year. Armstead said she’s “loving” the 4th grade as she’s trying out new ideas, saying “This county is big on hands on and technology learning. I can […]

Deep Cuts to Education Discussed at County Council Budget Hearing

The overall quality of education in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is on the chopping block and the public has a chance to express its priorities tonight to the County Council at a public hearing on the Board of Education’s Fiscal 2017 Operating and Capital Budget Request. The Board of Education submitted an […]

From the BOE Chair… Christine E. O’Connor, April 22

In an effort to keep our community informed and reduce confusion about important topics, I’ve begun fact-checking and responding to concerns about teaching and learning in Howard County public schools. I hope you will share this information and contribute to the public’s confidence in the best public school system in Maryland.

Galen Monti, Boiler/Burner Specialist 2, Office of Building Services

Galen Monti has diligently maintained and repaired boilers and burners for the HCPSS for two decades. He services and monitors all aspects of boiler and burner installation, cleaning, replacement, inspection and tests for 54 boilers and associated equipment in 26 buildings throughout the county. Over the past 10 years, he’s also assisted in the review […]

Last Day of School is Friday, June 17

The Maryland State Department of Education has approved our request to waive one inclement weather day for the current academic year. The last day of school for students and teachers will be Friday, June 17, 2016. High schools will close 3 hours early on June 15. All schools will close 3 hours early on June […]

The 26th Annual Senior Show, through May 18

Showcase hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m now through May 18 at Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pk., Ellicott City. All visitors must enter through the front door and sign in at the security desk. Please bring a photo I.D. The 26th Annual Senior Show art showcase is now on display at the […]