Jenny Geilfuss, Health Education Teacher, Lake Elkhorn Middle School

In her second year teaching Health Education at Lake Elkhorn Middle School, Jenny Geilfuss is already an HCPSS model teacher for health instruction. Previously, Geilfuss taught fitness and environmental science related subjects in such settings as an island with a population of two and a school system’s outdoor school. She continues to explore incorporating the […]

Connecting Students in Canvas

Leadership students from River Hill High School leveraged Canvas, the new learning management system implemented in HCPSS in 2015, to help improve communication among staff, students and administration.

C‑Span To Visit Hammond High School And Ellicott Mills Middle School To Honor StudentCam Documentary Winners

Nine Hammond High School students and one student from Ellicott Mills Middle School have been named Honorable Mention winners in C-SPAN’s national StudentCam documentary competition.

Board of Education’s 1st Online Budget Survey Gains Input of 1,100 Participants

The Howard County Board of Education’s first online budget survey captured an unprecedented level of public input and the findings support the restoration of funding to support Howard County public schools next school year.

Howard County Students Advance to National History Day Competition

Nineteen middle and high school students will represent the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) at the National History Day Competition after winning first or second place at the statewide Maryland History Day Competition on May 7, 2016. These students have already won competitions at the school and county level, and competed against nearly 700 […]

Nena Hupp, Grade 2 Instructional Team Leader, Worthington Elementary School

Worthington Elementary School Grade 2 Instructional Team Leader Nena Hupp brings a wealth of experiences to the classroom from teaching a wide range of student populations in multiple locations and school systems. In over 20 years as an educator, she’s become known for her proactive communications, her math and other leadership contributions, and her openness […]

Howard County High School Students Recognized as Presidential Scholars

Two HCPSS high school students have been honored as U.S. Presidential Scholars by the U.S. Department of Education. Nicholas Santangelo of Marriotts Ridge High School and Meghna Sreenivas from Reservoir High School were recognized for their accomplishments in career and technical education. The U.S. Presidential Scholars program was recently extended to recognize 20 students nationwide […]

Howard County School Launches Innovative Classroom Design Project to Increase Engagement, Enhance Student Learning

Students and teachers are reimagining their learning space as part of a collaborative learning project, sponsored by the Howard County Public School System’s Department of School Improvement and Curricular Programs. They have redesigned a mathematics classroom and begun to increase collaboration as a lever for accelerating learning at Bonnie Branch Middle School. Seventh grade staff […]

Sixth Graders Explore the Intersection of History and Science during Great Belmont Adventure

Sixth graders at Thomas Viaduct, Patapsco, and Elkridge Landing middle schools will explore the history and science of Howard County during the Great Belmont Adventure, which takes place May 23 and 25, and June 1-2 on the grounds of the Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge, Maryland. The project culminates a year-long study of […]

Howard County Schools Added and Re-Certified as Green Schools

Five HCPSS schools were recognized on May 13 for earning certification or re-certification as Green Schools from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education at the Maryland Green Schools Annual Youth Summit held at Sandy Point State Park. Cradlerock, Ducketts Lane and Waterloo elementary schools, and Clarksville Middle School are the newest HCPSS schools […]