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HCPSS Welcomes State Superintendent to Three Schools, May 10, 2018

Maryland State Superintendent Karen Salmon visited Talbott Springs and Cradlerock elementary schools and the Homewood Center on May 10.

Mt. Hebron Economics Teams Reach Finals in 2018 National Economics Challenge

Eight Mt. Hebron High School students have qualified to compete in the national championships at the National Economics Challenge in New York City on May 19–22. Mt. Hebron’s two Maryland state champion Economics Challenge teams will participate in both the upper and lower divisions at the competition.

HCPSS Interim Superintendent Signs 4-Year Contract

HCPSS Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano signed a contract to serve as the HCPSS superintendent for four years, from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.




Board of Education to Meet in Closed Session, May 15, 2018

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a Closed Session on Tuesday, May 15 at 4 p.m. The session will take place in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Board of Education Policy Committee to Meet, May 14, 2018

The Policy Committee of the Board of Education meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, May 14, has been rescheduled to Monday, May 21, at 4 p.m. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

HCPSS and HCEA Announce Tentative 2-Year Agreement

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and Howard County Education Association (HCEA) announced today, May 9, 2018, that they have reached a tentative agreement for the 2018–2019 school year with limited openers for the 2019–2020 school year. HCEA represents certificated and ESP employees who serve the system in a non-supervisory role.

HCPSS Seeks Citizen Members for Policy Development/Revision Committees, Due June 8, 2018

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) invites citizens to take an active role in developing and revising school system policies as members of policy development/revision committees.

HCPSS Congratulates 43 2017 National Board Certified Teachers

At the May 3 Board of Education meeting, the Howard County Public School System recognized 43 teachers who achieved certification in November 2017—32 first-time achievers and 11 who renewed their certification.

HCPSS Student Named Maryland State Winner in 2018 Doodle 4 Google Contest

Howard High School ninth-grader Rebecca McArthur has been named the Maryland state winner in the Grade 8–9 category of the Doodle 4 Google contest. The public can vote online for their favorite doodle from May 7–18

Board of Education to Hold Regular Meeting, May 17, 2018

The Howard County Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 17, at 4 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.