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HCPSS 2015 Commencements - Watch Now

Congratulations to the class of 2015!

HCPSS STEM Fair Recognizes Student Achievements

The 2015 HCPSS STEM Fair and Festival was held on April 11, 2015, at Long Reach High School. The Festival featured over 150 interactive display exhibits from students and schools, was attended by over 700 people. In the Fair portion of the event, 135 student projects from middle schools and high schools competed for prizes. […]

Independent Daily Reading at Cradlerock ES

Discover how students are developing lifelong reading habits through the Independent Daily Reading program that encourages students to expand their horizons by reading books of their choosing in a variety of genres.

Two Howard County School Teams Receive 1st Place Honors in State-Level MESA Competitions

Announcement Issued: May 14, 2015 Teams from two Howard County schools have earned 1st place in the state-level Maryland State Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) competitions held Thursday, May 7, 2015. The event was hosted at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Kossiakoff Center in Laurel, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Maryland MESA […]

Howard County Students Advance to National History Day Competition

Announcement Issued: May 13, 2015 Nine Howard County Public School System students will advance to the National History Day Competition after winning first or second place at the Statewide Maryland History Day Competition on May 2, 2015. These students have already won competitions at the school and county level, and were competing against hundreds of […]

Eleven HCPSS Schools Ranked on U.S. News Best High Schools List

Announcement Issued: May 12, 2015 Eleven Howard County high schools are ranked among the best in Maryland and the nation in a recent article by U.S. News & World Report. Marriotts Ridge and River Hill high schools ranked among the top ten in the state. The HCPSS schools included on the list and their respective […]

Reverse Engineering at Northfield Elementary School

Students are receiving a hands-on lesson about simple machines by disassembling small electric toys! Discover the “ah-ha moments” along with these students during this student-driven lesson.

Ten Howard County Schools Receive Green School Certification

Announcement Issued: May 8, 2015 Ten Howard County schools have earned Maryland Green School status from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. Centennial High School has earned recognition as a Green School for the first time. Clemens Crossing, Pointers Run, St. John’s Lane, Talbott Springs, and Waverly elementary schools; Dunloggin and Mount View […]

HCPSS and HCEA Joint Press Conference in Support of Maintaining State Funding for Education

Leaders from Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and Howard County Education Association (HCEA), joined by county and state education advocates, raise awareness of the significant, detrimental impact that proposed funding cuts would have on Howard County classrooms.

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Each spring, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week highlights the importance of positive mental health and social development for all children and adolescents. By working together, HCPSS staff and families have the most positive impact on students’ social and emotional well-being. Listed below are several suggestions to help children and teens develop healthy strategies for […]

The Great Kindness Challenge at Bushy Park Elementary School

Take a look at how students are learning what it means to be kind and challenging themselves to engage in acts of kindness throughout the day.