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HCPSS Interim Superintendent Joins Students and Community to Eliminate Bullying

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano led a bullying prevention event today to rid schools and communities of destructive bullying behavior. The event took place at Atholton High School in Columbia.

Interim Superintendent Meets with State Board of Public Works

Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano and members of the Board of Education presented the school system’s capital budget request to the Maryland Board of Public Works in Annapolis.

Nicole Meshbesher, School Psychologist, Patapsco Middle School and Thunder Hill Elementary School

School psychologist Dr. Nicole Meshbesher can list a multitude of reasons why she loves her job: the variety, the collaborative problem solving, and the opportunities to make a schoolwide impact and learn from her colleagues and students.

HCPSS Superintendent to Host Bullying Prevention Event, October 19

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano will host a bullying prevention event on Thursday, October 19, at 10 a.m. in the media center at Atholton High School.

New Eighth Grade Service Learning Project Fosters Diversity and Inclusion Goals

Beginning this school year, all eighth-graders in Howard County public schools will take part in a new Student Service Learning (SSL) project to expand awareness and appreciation of underrecognized participants in our nation’s history, and emphasize the importance of representation in a republic or democracy.

Kevin Gilbert, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Gilbert is at the center of supporting Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano’s equity-focused vision by serving on the superintendent’s cabinet, and overseeing the implementation and coordination of systemwide initiatives on diversity, equity and inclusion.

HCPSS Students Explore Social Sciences at Symposium

Over 100 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) students from six high schools visited Howard Community College (HCC) recently to attend the inaugural Social Science Symposium.

Apply for JROTC, Nov. 28, 2017 Through Jan. 12, 2018

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 […]

Board of Education to Hold First Public Hearing on Attendance Area Adjustment, October 26

The Howard County Board of Education will hold the first of two planned Public Hearings on Attendance Area Adjustment at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017. The session will take place in the auditorium at River Hill High School, 12101 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville.

HCPSS Celebrates National School Lunch Week, Oct. 9-13

The Howard County Public School System will observe National School Lunch Week from October 9–13 to recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day.