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Student Scientists to Present Assessment of Howard County Watersheds, April 25

Howard County Public School System Superintendent Renee A. Foose and Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman will join other county leaders at 9 a.m. on April 25, 2017, at the Watershed Summit hosted by the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, Maryland. At the summit, student representatives will present their Watershed Report Card, an assessment of […]

EPA Recognizes HCPSS Healthy Schools and IEQ Achievement

Green and healthy schools are a part of this year’s Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22. Nothing is more important to the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) than providing healthy schools for our students, staff and community. I am extremely pleased to share this letter from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizing our school system’s success and commitment to implementing best practices for maintaining good Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in our buildings.

Board Of Education’s Requested Budget Reduced in County Proposal

County Executive Allan Kittleman’s FY 2018 Operating Budget proposal includes $572.2 million for the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), $10 million more than last year but $53.9 million less than requested by the Board of Education. The Board’s request included $22.3 million for salary increases already approved for HCPSS teachers and staff.

Howard County Food Bank Partnership Provides Food Assistance for HCPSS Families

The Howard County Community Action Council’s Howard County Food Bank is partnering with the Howard County Public School System to provide students and families with access to nonperishable foods. The partnership will be formalized with an official partnership signing on Wednesday, April 19, at the Sheraton Columbia Waterside Restaurant in Columbia, Maryland.

Jon Dupski, Mathematics Teacher and Varsity Baseball Coach, Atholton High School

Atholton High School mathematics teacher and varsity baseball coach Jon Dupski played baseball as a student at Centennial High School. He enjoys instilling baseball’s life lessons, such as goal setting and teamwork, in his players.

HCPSS Celebrates Columbia’s 50th Birthday, April 23

Join the Howard County Public School’s Fine Arts Program in celebrating Columbia’s 50th birthday on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 4 p.m.

HCPSS Recognized as a Best Community for Music Education

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has been recognized as one of the 2017 Best Communities for Music Education Districts by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

HCPSS Seeks Citizen Members for Policy Development/Revision Committees, Deadline May 1

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in developing and revising school system policies as members of policy development/revision committees.

Jennifer Speace, English Language Arts Teacher, Folly Quarter Middle School

Folly Quarter Middle School’s Jennifer Speace “embodies the idea that teaching is not what you do, it’s who you are. She has a quiet power about her. It’s the value she sees in her students as individual people,” said Michele Doyle-Wetzelberger, Folly Quarter assistant principal.

Howard County Regional History Day Winners Move on to State Level Competition

The Howard County Public School System recently hosted its 13th annual History Day Competition at Reservoir High School. After months of researching, over 300 students in Grades 6–12 presented on topics that relate to this year’s National History Day theme of “Taking A Stand in History.”