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HCPSS Works with University of Maryland to Use Science, Engineering to Improve School Transportation

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) today announced that it is adopting a new, state-of-the-art mathematical modeling tool developed by the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering to make its school bus operations the most efficient and cost-effective transportation system of its kind.

Anthony Bell, Special Educator, Homewood Center

Homewood Center Special Educator Anthony Bell describes himself as a “cycle breaker.” A Wilde Lake High School alumnus, Bell pushed himself through a winding, decades-long path from community college dropout to HCPSS custodian and now an aspiring assistant principal.

G/T Advisory Seeks Nominations for Educator Recognition, Due Feb. 24

The annual Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee Educator Recognition Program celebrates educators whose commitment to the needs of advanced-level learners and whose contributions to the Howard County G/T Education Program are exemplary.

Community Welcomed to New Net Zero Wilde Lake Middle School at Open House

Parents and community members explored the state-of-the-art learning environment at Maryland’s first net-zero school.

Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest, Entries Accepted March 1-26

All HCPSS students in grades K–12 are encouraged to enter the countywide Choose Civility poster and video contest. This year’s theme is Kindness Creates Community, focusing on making communities stronger and inspiring others. Students may work individually or in groups. Submitted pieces will be on exhibit at the Columbia Art Center April 5–20. Winners will be honored […]

Joan Ogaitis, Occupational Therapy Program Head, Special Education

Joan Ogaitis leads the HCPSS occupational therapy program with a full heart and long-term vision as she works to remove learning barriers for students, so they can succeed in the classroom and ultimately in life.

Superintendent Presents Proposed Operating Budget for 2017–2018 Academic Year

Superintendent Renee A. Foose unveiled the Howard County Public School System’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017–2018 (FY2018) to the Board of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 10 during a special presentation. The FY2018 budget proposal totals $868.9 million, a 7.5 percent increase over the FY2017 budget.

Howard County Students Finalists in Nationwide Science Talent Search

Five Howard County high school students have been selected as national finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. The talent search recognizes promising young scientists in the U.S.

HCPSS Staff and Student Recognized by Superintendent

Superintendent Renee A. Foose recently recognized the following student, staff and school achievements.

HCPSS Insight: Proposed FY2018 Operating Budget, Jan. 24

Join HCPSS Executive Director of Budget and Finance Beverly Davis on January 24, from noon–1 p.m. Watch live on our website or on HCPSS-TV.