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HCPSS Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael J. Martirano’s Public Schedule for the Week of December 18–24, 2017

This week includes a Board of Education meeting.

Class of 2018 Commencement Window Announced

HCPSS has confirmed the date window for the 2018 high school graduations. Commencement ceremonies will take place at Merriweather Post Pavilion between May 21–31, 2018.

Wilde Lake Middle School Earns LEED Premium Environmental Rating

The new Wilde Lake Middle School has achieved LEED Platinum status, the highest sustainable building certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement. The Platinum rating confirms that the school is among the most energy-efficient school buildings in the country.

Board of Education Elects Chair and Vice-Chair

The Howard County Board of Education unanimously voted Cynthia Vaillancourt as Chairman and Mavis Ellis as the Vice Chairman at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. They will both serve one-year terms in these positions.

Howard County Named to AP District Honor Roll

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has been named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll. HCPSS is one of 447 school districts in the U.S. and Canada, and one of only two Maryland districts, being honored by the College Board.

Community Advisory Council Meeting, December 6, 2017

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6. The meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Intergenerational Partnership Benefits Students and Senior Volunteers

Harper’s Choice Middle School (HCMS) is partnering with Winter Growth to provide students and senior volunteers with opportunities to learn from one another through intergenerational strategies and programs.

Waterloo Elementary School Named 2017-18 Maryland Blue Ribbon School

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced this morning that Waterloo Elementary School is one of six Maryland public schools to receive the State’s Blue Ribbon award for 2017–2018.

Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, December 12, 2017

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in Closed Session at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, December 4, 2017

The Howard County Board of Education will meet in Closed Session at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 4, in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.