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Enjoy the Arts at HCPSS

All community members are welcomed to attend and enjoy a wide range of visual and performing arts at HCPSS elementary, middle and high schools throughout the academic year. Click here to view the performance and gallery schedule for all HCPSS theater arts, visual arts, dance and musical presentations. For scheduling updates, tickets or other information, […]

Harper’s Choice Middle School Observes National ‘Day of the Girl’

Students at Harper’s Choice Middle School joined hundreds of nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups nationwide in observance of national ‘Day of the Girl’ on Oct. 11, an effort to raise awareness and support for equitable education, health and opportunities for girls around the world. Their activities are a part of the growing work of School […]

HCPSS Students Among State’s Best in Cybersecurity Competition

Student teams from the HCPSS Cybersecurity Networking Academy finished among the ten best in the state of Maryland during the opening round of the Air Force Association’s Annual National Cyber Youth Defense Competition, held on Oct. 24 at the HCPSS Applications and Research Laboratory. More than 1200 teams competed in the opening round of competition, […]

HCPSS Using International Benchmark Data to Inform World Class Practices

October 23, 2014 Most HCPSS high schools are performing as well as, or better than, the world’s leading nations in educational performance, according to the results of the first OECD Test for Schools administered in Howard County. The results were presented at the Oct. 23 meeting of the Howard County Board of Education. The test […]

HCPSS Debuts New Mobile Application

October 23, 2014 HCPSS today unveiled its new mobile application, designed to provide real-time news, information and resources to members of its community of schools. The app debuts just weeks after the re-launch of the system website, and expands access to system updates across most desktop and mobile devices and operating systems. Officials say the […]

New and Re-certified Howard County Green Schools Honored

Twenty-one HCPSS schools were honored this week for earning certification or re-certification as Green Schools by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE). The schools were recognized by elected officials, community representatives and HCPSS leaders at the annual Howard County Green School Celebration, held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Howard County Conservancy. Bollman […]

Art Teacher as Artist Exhibit on Display Through Nov. 21

An eclectic display of paintings, drawings, photographs, carvings, blown glass and other media adorns the main corridor of the HCPSS Central Office Building, as more than 80 HCPSS visual arts teachers are showcasing their individual work in the exhibit, ‘Art Teacher as Artist.’ The exhibit, which opened earlier this month and features work from teachers […]

River Hill HS Senior Shane Mercy to Join U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

River Hill High School (RHHS) Senior Saxophonist Shane Mercy will join 125 student musicians from around the country this fall for an exclusive performance with the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB). The band formally welcomed Shane as its latest honorary member  during a special recognition event held on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event was […]

Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose Named a 2014 Innovator of the Year

Oct. 16, 2014 Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose Named a 2014 Innovator of the Year Ellicott City, Md.—Howard County Public School System Superintendent Dr. Renee A. Foose last night was awarded as a 2014 Innovator of the Year by Maryland’s The Daily Record. The award recognizes Maryland-based professionals and companies across a wide range of […]

HCPSS Superintendent Named Among ’50 Women to Watch’ by Baltimore Sun

Oct. 15, 2014 HCPSS Superintendent Named One of “50 Women to Watch”  Ellicott City, Md.–HCPSS Superintendent Renee A. Foose was named by the Baltimore Sun as one of the area’s 50 Women to Watch. Dr. Foose, who has served as superintendent since 2012, joins an esteemed list of entrepreneurs, educators, elected officials, physicians and athletes shaping […]