River Hill High School Senior Mitchell Evans Joins U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

River Hill High School student Mitchell Evans has been selected to join 125 student musicians from around the country to perform with the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Evans, a senior, has been playing the tuba since he was in fourth grade. For the performance, he will play a sousaphone—a type of tuba widely used […]

Spotlight – After School at the Hill

Students gain confidence during After School at the Hill, a drama program at Murray Hill Middle School.

HCPSS Highlights Its Telehealth Program for Elected Officials

On Nov. 16, Congressman John Sarbanes, joined by Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, visited Stevens Forest Elementary School to learn about HCPSS’ school-based wellness telemedicine program, which is offered in partnership with Howard County Health Department and the Howard County General Hospital. With an interest in location-based care, Sarbanes came to Howard County schools to […]

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessment

The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments are computer adaptive achievement test in mathematics and reading. On November 9, students in grades 1-8 received results for the fall MAP administration with their report cards. To learn more about the MAP assessments, watch the below video showcasing how HCPSS uses these data to enhance students’ progress.

Apply Now for JROTC

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) programs are offered at Atholton (Army), Howard (Army) and Oakland Mills (Air Force) high schools. Each JROTC program provides an introduction to career opportunities in the United States’ Armed Forces and teaches principles of leadership, discipline and civic responsibility. A student who wishes to participate in JROTC but does […]

Staff Focus: Jerard Rucker, Special Education Paraeducator, Hammond Elementary School

Jerard Rucker, special education paraeducator at Hammond Elementary School, supports the academic and functional growth of his students who have social, emotional or learning challenges. He works with a select number of first through fifth graders individually or in small groups to ensure they stay on task with assignments while assisting with teachers’ academic instruction.

Veterans Elementary Annual Salute to Veterans

On November 11, students at Veterans Elementary learned about the sacrifices veterans make to keep our country safe and thanked them for their service at the school’s annual Veterans Day event. Every year, Veterans Elementary School honors those for whom their school is named: the members of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, […]

Howard County Celebrates 50 Years of School Desegregation

On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 8, the Howard County Center of African American Culture hosted a 50th anniversary celebration of the desegregation of Howard County public schools. Today, Howard County is considered a model community, known for welcoming families of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our county and school system have come a long […]

Parent Teacher Conferences

County schools have begun communicating scheduling windows for Parent Teacher conferences. Beginning this year, conferences will be scheduled through HCPSS Connect. For assistance with scheduling your conferences, visit the user guide for detailed instructions. Learn more about how to understand your child’s elementary school report card as well as what to expect during elementary conferences. […]

Staff Focus: Jean Arnold, Health Assistant, Dunloggin Middle School

Known for her strong medical background, take-charge personality and sense of humor, Jean Arnold excels as Dunloggin Middle School’s health assistant. In this role, she works collaboratively with the cluster school nurse to provide school health services to students, staff, families and school visitors.