Oakland Mills HS Students Learn Awareness Through Wheelchair Basketball

Kelli Andrade is a wheelchair-bound student at Oakland Mills High School. Along with the help of her PE teacher, Christina Hewitt, Kelli gave her classmates a lesson that they will never forget. Discover how Kelli and Ms. Hewitt helped Oakland Mills students gain a better understanding of living life with a disability through an amazing […]

HCPSS Civility in Sports Poster Contest Jan. 5 – Mar. 1

HCPSS students in grades K-12 are encouraged to enter the countywide ‘Choose Civility’ poster contest, an initiative being held in conjunction with the 2014 Choose Civility Symposium. Students can submit original, independently-created traditional, digital, photographic or mixed media works illustrating the theme, Civility in Sports at the Columbia Association Art Center, 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, […]

Glenwood MS In a Frenzy for Cancer Research

Students and staff at Glenwood Middle School have discovered a creative way to raise money for a great cause while also having a great time! The school has put on Football Frenzy for many years and in support of many causes. This year, the program is helping to raise money for cancer research.

6th Grade Art Showcase on Display at Dept. of Ed.

The 6th grade Visual Arts Showcase is now on display at the Department of Education. Members of the public are invited to stop by and take a look! For this exhibition, teachers were asked to submit student artworks and statements that reflect the HCPSS’ Visual Art Curriculum for Grade 6: Solving Perceptual Problems. The display is in […]

Financial Responsibility at an Early Age

Pointers Run Elementary School has partnered with Sandy Spring Bank in Clarksville in an effort to introduce students to being fiscally responsible at an early age and learning to make decisions with money. With the assistance of a Sandy Spring Bank representative, students become bank tellers and help their peers deposit money into their savings […]

HCPSS to Host Poetry Out Loud Competition

HCPSS will present the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 at the Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public. The competition is part of a national program encouraging high school students to learn […]

HCPSS Students Participate in Hour of Code Activities

Essentially, coding is what makes it possible to create computer software, apps and websites. Regardless of a student’s dreams or career desires, coding is becoming an ever-increasing essential skill that helps students to apply mathematical and logic skills. Kids who code get to see the impact of their work immediately, as they are using code to […]

Apply Now for JROTC

Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) programs are offered at Atholton (Army), Howard (Army) and Oakland Mills (Air Force) high schools. Each JROTC program provides an introduction to career opportunities in the United States’ Armed Forces and teaches principles of leadership, discipline and civic responsibility. A student who wishes to participate in JROTC but does […]

Getting Ready for School Closings/Delays

We’re coming up on that time again when emergency closings come into play! When inclement weather or other events result in school closings or delays, the HCPSS website,, is the first and most complete source of information. In times of emergencies/school closings, information will be shared with the community through the following: Our school […]

Winter Performances December-January!

High school dance performances will run December-January. Dates, times and prices are below. Atholton, December 11 & 13, 7 pm, $8.00 Centennial, Winter Spectacular (Fine Arts Production), December 4 & 5 at 7 pm $10; Student Choreography Showcase: January 30, 7 pm, $6.00 Glenelg, January 10, 4 pm Hammond, January 15 & 16, 7 pm, […]