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HCPSS Celebrates 2018 Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest Winners

Each year, Choose Civility honors 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, “choose2Bkind,” about how kindness creates community.

HCPSS Schools Awarded 2018 Green School Certification

Eleven Howard County public schools have earned certification or recertification as Green Schools from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. The Green Schools will be recognized at the MAEOE 2018 Youth Summit on May 31 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

Howard County Public Schools 2017-2018 School Year Extended to June 19

HCPSS will extend the 2017-2018 school year by two days to make up for inclement weather closings. The last day of school for students will now be Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Derek Jackson, Second Grade Teacher, Gorman Crossing Elementary School

“It takes a village to raise a child” and “never ever give up, there shall be brighter days” are two mantras that ring true for Gorman Crossing Elementary School second grade teacher Derek Jackson, who found his adoptive family from the foster care system.

Wilde Lake High School Establishes Partnership with Howard County NAACP

The Howard County, Maryland Branch of the NAACP has partnered with Wilde Lake High School to support student academic performance and social-emotional well-being. The partnership agreement was formalized with an official partnership signing on Monday, April 23, at the Sheraton Columbia Waterside Restaurant.

HCPSS Hosts First Meeting of Superintendent’s Program Innovation Advisory Board

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano met with the new Superintendent’s Program Innovation Advisory Board, comprising local business, non-profit and government organization representatives looking to support opportunities for HCPSS staff and students.

Board of Education to Meet With Student Leaders and Hold Regular Meeting and Public Hearing, April 24, 2018 (Time Change)

The Howard County Board of Education will hold its spring meeting with student leaders at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. The regularly scheduled meeting, originally scheduled for 4 p.m., will now begin at 3 p.m., with an evening session beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

WE STEP Program Helps Homewood Center Students Transition to Adult Life

The Howard County Public School System’s Homewood Center has partnered with Y in Central Maryland, Dancel Family Center to provide work training programs that help students transition from high school to adult life.

HCPSS Recognized as a 2018 Best Community for Music Education

The Howard County Public School System has been recognized as one of the 2018 Best Communities for Music Education Districts by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

Board of Education Policy Committee to Meet, April 23, 2018

The Policy Committee of the Board of Education will meet on Monday, April 23, at 3 p.m. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.