2015 Senior Class Teachers of the Year

The Senior Class Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually by the graduating class to one teacher at each of the county high schools, including Homewood and ARL. Seniors and members of the Student Government Association often work in collaboration to plan creative ways to surprise the teacher with the announcement. Teachers frequently comment […]

Food on the 15th at Dayton Oaks Elementary School

Discover how students at Dayton Oaks Elementary School assisted senior citizens in Howard County during the winter months when bills are high and budgets are tight. Students volunteered their time during their recess to check, sort, bag and deliver the community donated food with the help of parent volunteers.

Improve Student Achievement By Making Kids Feel Good About Themselves

The Huffington Post recently ran a nice story about HCPSS’s strengths initiative that moves the focus from what is wrong to what is strong.

Spring Student Exhibition at The Mall in Columbia Through April 19

Showcase hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., now through April 19, 2015 – The Mall in Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. The Mall in Columbia will host the 43rd Annual Howard County Public Schools System K-12 Spring Exhibition featuring hundreds of original student artworks. Members of […]

Student Leaders Making News at Hammond Elementary School

Students at Hammond Elementary School are learning leadership and television production skills by creating a live, student-run morning announcements broadcast for their school.

Cutting education funding is like cutting the future

In response to talk from the state on cutting education funding, HCPSS Superintendent penned the following editorial in the Washington Post.

Bellows Spring ES Principal Carol Hahn Named National Distinguished Principal

Bellows Spring Elementary School Principal Carol Hahn was surprised on March 20 with the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals National Distinguished Principal Award. The National Distinguished Principals program honors outstanding principals across the nation whose contributions inspire children to reach farther and higher, to build a brighter future and a better world. The program […]

Special Education Nominations Open Through April 10

Has an HCPSS staff member made a difference in the education of your student who receives special education services? The Howard County Special Education Community Advisory Committee (SECAC) is accepting nominations for its annual awards. Nominations may come from parents, guardians or students. Nominees may be teachers, bus drivers, guidance counselors, psychologists, administrators, occupational, physical […]

Register Now for STARTALK: Chinese Language Camp

Camp: June 29-July 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.—Clarksville Middle School, 6535 Trotter Rd., Clarksville Registration is now open for the 2015 STARTALK: Chinese Language Camp, at which students entering 3-8 grades will learn Chinese through the study of various stories.  In addition, students will acquire language for daily interactions and for talking about families and homes […]

Glenelg High School Jazz Concert

The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble presented Alex Norris at their spring concert.