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Clarksville Elementary Leadership Forum

Earlier this year, students at Clarksville Elementary School invited community leaders who have influenced their lives to a forum. Students engaged the leaders by asking questions, and gained a better understanding of what it means to be a leader.

HCPSS and HCEA Reach Tentative Agreement

June 26, 2015 The Howard County Board of Education and Howard County Education Association (HCEA) announced today that, with the assistance of a mediator, they have reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract, covering the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. HCEA is the organization that represents teachers and other non-supervisory certificated employees. “The premier […]

Lunar New Year Day at Ilchester Elementary School

Students at Ilchester Elementary School had the opportunity to experience a new cultural holiday celebration that included a variety of performers and information.

STEAM Day at Thunder Hill ES

Discover how students from Thunder Hill Elementary School learned STEAM concepts for a great day of hands-on, physical activities.

Howard County Parent Recognized During Eighth Annual Parent Involvement Matters Awards

Announcement Issued: June 11, 2015 Richard Ryans, a Ducketts Lane Elementary School parent, was named a semifinalist and the Howard County honoree for Maryland’s Parent Involvement Matters Awards. The Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA) Program is the nation’s first statewide initiative of its kind—recognizing parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education. […]

HCPSS Students and Staff Recognized at May Board of Education Meetings

Announcement Issued: June 10, 2015 Superintendent Renee A. Foose recognized the following student and staff achievements at the Board of Education meetings on May 7 and May 20: Students: Nicholas Kim, a 10th-Grader at River Hill High School, and Phillip Balakirsky, an 11th-Grader from Centennial High School, have achieved perfect scores on the SAT. Only […]

HCPSS Staff Recognized at Annual SECAC Event

The 17th annual Special Education Committee Advisory Council (SECAC) Teacher and Staff Recognition Evening was held June 1, recognizing teachers, staff and support personnel for outstanding service. Honorees from Homewood Center–Mrs. Yetter, Mrs. Serkes and Ms. Seth–with Nick Sachs, who nominated the staff members. This year, 296 individuals from 34 schools or departments were recognized. […]

Walk for Our Stars at Cedar Lane School

Discover how the Howard County community comes together to support students at Cedar Lane school. Walk for Our Stars is a fundraiser that pays for therapeutic equipment needed for students.

2015 HCPSS Commencements – Student Voices

Listen to the words of advice given by graduating student speakers at this year’s commencement ceremonies.

Keep Reading Alive This Summer!

Help avoid the summer slide with these great summer reading programs! Summer Reading Lists As part of the A+ Partnership with the Howard County Library System, summer reading lists developed by HCPSS Library Media Specialists and Howard County Library System Children’s Instruction and Research Staff are available for students in all grade levels. Books included are just […]