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HCPSS Celebrates Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest Winners

Each year, Choose Civility recognizes original art created by students that represents a specific civility theme. This year, Howard County students were invited to design a poster or short video illustrating the theme, “Kindness Builds Community.”

HCPSS Fills the Child Nutrition Gap with Summer Food Service

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is pleased to announce the locations of its summer food service program to meet the growing need to feed hungry children and families, and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months in Howard County.

HCPSS Seeks Citizen Members for Academic Calendar Planning Committee, Deadline June 2

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in developing the 2018–2019 Academic Calendar as part of the Academic Calendar Planning Committee.

Howard County Board of Education Names Interim Superintendent

The Howard County Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Michael J. Martirano, Ed.D. as interim superintendent of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) tonight during its regular monthly meeting.

Howard County Students Advance to National History Day Competition

Twenty Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) students advanced to the National History Day Competition after winning first or second place at the recent statewide Maryland History Day Competition.

Students Get a College Head Start Before Graduating High School

The first cohort of students in the Early College Program, a unique partnership program between Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and Howard Community College (HCC), will graduate high school in the coming weeks with up to 40 college credits. The students are part of the HCPSS Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL) Early College Program in cybersecurity. The program celebrated the students and their accomplishments today, prior to students participating in their high school commencement ceremonies over the next few weeks.

All Howard County High Schools Ranked Among Most Challenging in State and Nation by Washington Post

All 12 Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) high schools are ranked among the most challenging in Maryland and the nation on the Washington Post’s 2017 list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. Two HCPSS high schools are in the top 12 of the Maryland rankings. The list ranks the nation’s 2,323 schools considered the […]

HCPSS Students to Expand Park Species List at 2017 BioBlitz

Howard County middle school students are expanding an ever-increasing park species list for the Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge, Maryland. The BioBlitz program, offered in partnership with the Howard County Conservancy, links to HCPSS science, technology, engineering and math curriculum programs by using comprehensive GPS and mapping applications.

Pete Merson, Carpenter Supervisor

Merson, a lifetime Howard County resident and alumnus, has worked in HCPSS for 24 years. As carpenter supervisor, he and his team ensure every school’s learning environment is at its best.

HCPSS Teachers and Staff Honored at Special Education Event

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) teachers and staff were honored by the Howard County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee (SECAC) at the 19th Annual Teachers and Staff Recognition Evening on May 8 at Burleigh Manor Middle School. “I’m so pleased to see these dedicated special educators recognized for the great work they do for […]