Blended Summer School Program Grows as Students Take Advantage of Personalized Learning

With many demands on today’s high school student’s schedule, the flexibility of blended summer school courses has caught the attention of a wide variety of HCPSS students as they work to accelerate learning, explore interests or catch up on classes. Piloting in 2011, HCPSS now offers 11 sections of blended summer school courses in Career […]

Modeling in Minecraft at Oakland Mills Middle School

Students are building the new Symphony Woods design using MinecraftEDU. The 1:1 scale will have a strong 3D “feel” for what it will be like to visit the new Symphony Woods.

HCPSS Students Nationally Ranked at Future Business Leaders Competition

Eight HCPSS students brought home medals from the recent Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference and Competition held in Chicago. The students competed as part of the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America delegation, which included more than 225 students and advisors from the state, and who took home 11 medals altogether. […]

The Giant Traveling Map at Harper’s Choice MS

Students at Harper’s Choice Middle School this past school year enjoyed a deeper understanding of Asian geography using a giant traveling map donated by National Geographic. The Giant Traveling Maps, produced by National Geographic Live, tour the country’s schools, bringing hands- and feet-on geography education to hundreds of thousands students each year. Designed to promote […]

HCPSS Students and Staff Recognized at June Board of Education Meetings

Superintendent Renee A. Foose recognized the following student and staff achievements at the Board of Education meetings on June 11 and 25: Students: River Hill High School student Patrick Mikulis ended his term as the 2014–2015 Student Member to the Board of Education on June 25, 2015. The Howard County Board of Education recognized Mikulis’ […]

Career Academies at the ARL Showcase, Through Aug. 5

The Career Academies at the Applications and Research Laboratory Showcase is now on display at the Department of Education. Members of the public are invited to stop by and take a look! The display features student work from the Architectural Design Academy, including 3-D architectural models; digital and 3-D artwork from the Visual Communications, Graphic […]

Stay Up to Date with HCPSS News

HCPSS News keeps parents/guardians, community members and employees up to date on news and events, and delivers real-time notices of bus schedule changes, weather-related closings and emergency information via email messages and text alerts. Parents and guardians of currently enrolled HCPSS students automatically receive HCPSS News emails from the district and their child’s school based […]

Register Now for the HCPSS 5K/Fun Run!

HCPSS is excited to announce that registration is now open for the second annual HCPSS 5K/1-mile Fun Run, to be held Sunday, Oct. 11. Let’s Go HoCo is a celebration of health and wellness for students, staff members, families, and the entire community. The event provides options for participation that are appropriate for children and […]

Science Advisory Committee Seeks New Members

The Howard County Public School System invites active science professionals living in Howard County to serve on the Science Advisory Committee (SAC). The SAC provides input and feedback about HCPSS science curriculum, supports HCPSS staff in sponsoring the STEM Fair and other special activities, and advocates for science education. SAC is especially in need of […]

Howard County Students Excel at National History Day Competition

Announcement Issued: July 6, 2015 Six Howard County Public School System students were honored as finalists at the 2015 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day. This year’s competition was held at the University of Maryland, College Park from June 14 to 18, 2015. After placing first or second at the statewide Maryland History Day competition […]