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Provide Feedback on the Special Education Strategic Plan Scorecard, Through January 5

The HCPSS Department of Special Education is seeking feedback from parents, staff and community members on its new Strategic Plan Scorecard. Feedback will be collected via an online survey through Friday, January 5.

Road to Kindergarten Workshops, January 24-29, 2018

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2018? Please join us for an information session about Kindergarten in the Howard County Public School System. At this workshop you will learn: Expectations for school readiness (and receive a Ready for Kindergarten toolkit). Details about the kindergarten program. Information about […]

Class of 2018 Commencement Window Announced

HCPSS has confirmed the date window for the 2018 high school graduations. Commencement ceremonies will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion between May 21–31, 2018.

Dr. Martirano Stresses Safe Environments Free of Sexual Harassment and Assault

Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano on December 14, 2017, issued the following statement: I am greatly disturbed every day by the public reports of sexual harassment and assault around our country. It is a frightening reminder of the world we live in where this type of behavior has gone unchecked for so many years. This is […]

Wilde Lake Middle School Earns LEED Premium Environmental Rating

The new Wilde Lake Middle School has achieved LEED Platinum status, the highest sustainable building certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The Platinum rating confirms that the school is among the most energy-efficient school buildings in the country.

Staff Focus: Elizabeth Diaz, Stevens Forest Elementary School Fourth Grade Teacher

Stevens Forest Elementary School Fourth Grade Teacher Elizabeth Diaz works hard to know her students as individuals so she can meet their needs and help them fulfill their potential.

HCPSS Recognizes Inclusive Schools Week, December 4-8, 2017

Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network and Stetson & Associates, Inc., which is held each year during the first full week in December.

Board of Education Elects Chair and Vice-Chair

The Howard County Board of Education unanimously voted Cynthia Vaillancourt as Chairman and Mavis Ellis as the Vice Chairman at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. They will both serve one-year terms in these positions.

Howard County Named to AP District Honor Roll

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has been named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll. HCPSS is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada, and one of only two Maryland districts, being honored by the College Board.

Jessica Church, 2nd Grade Teacher and Instructional Team Leader, Jeffers Hill Elementary School

Jeffers Hill Elementary School teacher Jessica Church has dedicated her life to education. She’s a firm believer in a growth mindset, encouraging her students to develop skills and confidence throughout the year.