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January 2013 News Releases

Jan. 31 - Board of Education to Hold Retreat
Jan. 29 - Parent Teacher Connection Features Superintendent's Listen and Learn with Students
Jan. 29 - HCPSS To Review School Opening Times
Jan. 28 - Howard Black Saga Competition
Jan. 25 - BOE to Hold Regular Meeting
Jan. 25 - BOE to Hold Public Work Session III on Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget
Jan. 22 - BOE Legislative Committee to Meet
Jan. 18 - BOE to Hold Public Work Session II on Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget
Jan. 18 - BOE to Hold Public Work Session I on Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget
Jan. 15 - Sunrise Rotary Partners with the Applications and Research Lab
Jan. 15 - BOE to Hold Public Hearing on Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget
Jan. 15 - BOE to Hold Closed Meeting
Jan. 11 - HCPSS to Partner with Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
Jan. 11 - HCPSS Offers the Road to Kindergarten Parent Workshops
Jan. 10 - BOE Legislative Committee to Meet
Jan. 10 - BOE to Meet with County Council
Jan. 10 - HCPSS's Strategic Plan Focus Groups
Jan. 8 - Lime Kiln Middle School Student Experiment to Fly on International Space Station
Jan. 7 - BOE to Hold Retreat
Jan. 7 - All Howard County Public Schools Receive National Health Award
Jan. 4 - BOE to Hold Regular Meeting
Jan. 3 - Superintendent Presents Operating Budget - Fiscal Year 2014 Request Totals $721.1 Million
Jan. 3 - Howard County Teachers to Model Science Instruction for Korean Visitors
Jan. 2 - HCPSS Partners with HCC Children's Learning Center

 


January 31, 2013 (#2012-125)

Board of Education to Hold Retreat

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a Retreat at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, in the Board Room, at The Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


January 29, 2013 (#2012-124)

Parent Teacher Connection Features Superintendent's Listen and Learn with Students

The Superintendent's recent Student Listen and Learn forums, featuring live exchanges between Dr. Foose and students on topics ranging from stopping bullying to improving lunches, highlights the latest edition of Parent Teacher Connection, now airing on HCPSS TV.

Other topics include Brainfuse, an online service offered through the A+ Partnership with Howard County Library System, which provides homework help in all academic subjects and foreign languages, a writing lab, science project assistance and much more. Finally, the "What Parents are Asking" segment features interviews with county and school system leaders regarding the social media policy currently in development.

Parent Teacher Connection is broadcast on Wednesdays at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 p.m.; and Sundays at noon and 5 p.m on Comcast cable channel 95 and Verizon channel 42. The program can also be viewed online.


January 29, 2013 (#2012-123)

HCPSS To Review School Opening Times

The Howard County Public School System is taking a comprehensive look at the opening time of schools and the impact that an early opening has on the health and well-being of high school students.

"Students must come to school well-rested if they are going to be ready for learning," stated Board Member Dr. Janet Siddiqui, who has been a long-time advocate for conducting a study on the relationships among early start time for adolescents, sleep habits, and student achievement.

Through the Superintendent's Listen and Learn Forums with both community members and students this past fall, the topic of the start time for high schools emerged as a common theme. "Students and parents alike inquired about the continued rationale for starting high schools earliest and elementary schools later.  From a practical stand point, I heard that the high school start time is contributing to sleepy adolescents and the elementary start times often cause day care issues for parents," stated Superintendent Dr. Renee A. Foose.

"At this point, we are just beginning to study the relationship between start times and student well-being. The bottom line for me is if it's in the best interest of students to look at changing the schedule, I'm open to studying it as a first step."
  
The study also will consider the impact of schedule changes on collective bargaining agreements, after school activities, transportation, and the school system's operating budget.  


January 28, 2013 (#2012-122)

Howard Black Saga Competition

Students Test their Knowledge of African American History at Howard County Black Saga Competition.

The seventh annual Howard County Black Saga Competition pdf doc icon will be held on February 9, 2013 at Veterans Elementary School new webpage icon. Black Saga is an academic challenge on African American history that will involve students from participating elementary and middle schools in Howard County. The middle school opening ceremony begins at 9:15 a.m. and the competition will conclude with an awards presentation at 11:30 a.m. The elementary school competition will begin at 1:00 p.m. and conclude with an awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m.

After working to enhance their knowledge of the African American experience for many months, the teams will compete against each other in a contest of their skills. All of these teams will then move forward to the state competition in March, where they will compete against students from other school systems. The Elementary and Secondary Social Studies Offices will host the local event.

In the event of a cancellation, the snow date for this event is February 23, 2013.

The district coordinator for the Black Saga Competition is Dr. Mark Stout, Curriculum Coordinator for Advanced Programs and Secondary Social Studies, Howard County Public School System.


January 25, 2013 (#2012-121)

BOE to Hold Regular Meeting

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Both the afternoon and the evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a "Public Forum," when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Advanced sign up is preferred.

To sign up to speak at Public Forum, contact the Board's office at 410-313-7194.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


January 25, 2013 (#2012-120)

BOE to Hold Public Work Session III on Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget

The Howard County Board of Education will hold Public Work Session III on the Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in the Board Room, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


January 22, 2013 (#2012-119)

BOE Legislative Committee to Meet

The Board of Education's Legislative Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013. The meeting will take place in the Lobby Conference Room ML 2, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


January 18, 2013 (#2012-118)

BOE To Hold Public Work Session II on Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget

The Howard County Board of Education will hold Public Work Session II on the Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2013, in the Board Room, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


January 18, 2013 (#2012-117)

BOE To Hold Public Work Session I On Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget

The Howard County Board of Education will hold Public Work Session I on the Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, in the Board Room, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


January 15, 2013 (#2012-116)

Sunrise Rotary Partners With The Applications And Research Lab

High school students who participate in Career Academies located at the Applications and Research Laboratory ARL will have access to an expanded range of mentoring, tutoring and technical services provided by Sunrise Rotary members, thanks to new partnership between the school and the Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City.

The partnership agreement was formalized with an official signing in December, where ARL principal Edmund Evans pledged to host at least one annual Sunrise Rotary meeting at the school each year, to allow students and staff to share information about ARL programs and accomplishments. The ARL is home to centralized Career Academies in visual communication, architecture, construction, automotive technology, health sciences, biotechnology, EMT, nursing, finance, information technology, emergency management and other fields.

The ARL will also provide Rotary with an end of academic year briefing report covering the school's performance and providing an assessment of its needs for the upcoming school year.

Sunrise Rotary will also facilitate the participation of its sister organizations in the "Howard 7," an alliance of the seven Rotary Clubs serving Howard County. The Howard 7 supports the HCPSS in multiple ways, sponsoring Interact Clubs at several high schools, facilitating Rotary Youth Leadership Award training, and encouraging participation in the annual 4-Way Speech Contest. These programs provide students additional opportunities to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and enhancing social networks. The clubs also provide dictionaries to all HCPSS third grade students.

About the partners

Rotary International (www.rotary.org) is the world's first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self. Club, vocational, community, and international service form the foundation of club activity. The "Howard 7" include the seven Rotary Clubs of Howard County: Clarksville, Columbia, Columbia Patuxent, Columbia Town Center, Elkridge, Ellicott City, and Ellicott City Sunrise. Additional information about Rotary and the work of its many member organizations in Central Maryland can be found on the Rotary District 7620 Website: www.rotary7620.org.

The Howard County Public School System's Partnerships Office (www.hcpss.org/aboutus/partnership) unites businesses and community organizations with schools to enhance the educational experience. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses, and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.


January 15, 2013 (#2012-115)

BOE To Hold Public Hearing On Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget

The public will have an opportunity for input on the Superintendent's Proposed FY 2014 Operating Budget during a public hearing of the Howard County Board of Education. The hearing will take place at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, January 31, 2013 in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Individuals who wish to testify at the hearing are asked to limit their presentation to three minutes and to provide 15 written copies of their testimony at the time of the hearing. Pre-registration will take place during business hours during the three weeks prior to the hearing, up to the close of business on the last working day before the hearing.

To sign up to testify at the hearing, contact the Board's office at 410-313-7194.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


January 15, 2013 (#2012-114)

BOE To Hold Closed Meeting

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a closed meeting on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Planning Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


January 11, 2013 (#2012-113)

HCPSS To Partner With Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

Since 2008 the Howard County Public School System has collaborated with the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center to create awareness and dispel stereotypes about poverty and homelessness in Howard County. This relationship will be formalized as a partnership with an official signing on Monday, January 14, at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at 6700 Freetown Road in Columbia.

Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Grassroots will provide resources and activities to assist school staff in teaching students about poverty and homelessness in Howard County and the services Grassroots provides. The Center will also share opportunities for students to make a difference through community service and philanthropic programs such as Change Matters, Empty Bowls, Walk-a-Thons and other programs. Grassroots may also offer internship opportunities to highly motivated, qualified high school students interested in social welfare and services.

At 3:30 p.m.,Jeffrey Kassman, President, Board of Directors and Debra A. Popiel, Deputy Director for Administration, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, Inc. will join Sandra French and Ellen Flynn Giles, members of the Howard County Board of Education, and Susan Mascaro, HCPSS Chief of Staff to sign the formal partnership agreement.

Grassroots (www.grassrootscrisis.org new webpage icon) is a multi-service crisis intervention center that empowers people in crisis to make positive changes by offering professional, 24-hour crisis intervention, shelter, and outreach services.

The Howard County Public School System's Partnerships Office (www.hcpss.org/aboutus/partnership) unites businesses and community organizations with schools to enhance the educational experience. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses, and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.


January 11, 2013 (#2012-110)

HCPSS Offers The Road To Kindergarten Parent Workshops

The Howard County Public School System's Office of Early Childhood Programs and the Howard County Transition to Kindergarten Workgroup are hosting a series of workshops for Howard County parents with children who will be five years old by September 1, 2013 and entering kindergarten in the fall.

No registration is required, the sessions are free and childcare for children (ages 2 and older) will be provided at some locations.

Parents need only to choose one session to attend.  Full details are available online.


January 10, 2013 (#2012-109)

BOE Legislative Committee To Meet

The Board of Education's Legislative Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. The meeting will take place in the Lobby Conference Room ML 2, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


January 10, 2013 (#2012-108)

BOE To Meet With County Council

The Howard County BOE will hold their quarterly meeting with the County Council at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. The meeting will be held in the George Howard Building at 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD.


January 10, 2013 (#2012-107)

HCPSS's Strategic Plan Focus Groups

The HCPSS is in the process of gathering data and stakeholder input to create a five year strategic plan that will drive the work of the school system as it strives to become world class.

Phase 1 - Listen & Learn Forums, During the months of October, November and December, Renee A. Foose, Ed.D., met with staff, students, administrators and community members to speak about system priorities, answer questions and gather stakeholder input toward the development of a strategic plan.

Phase 2 - Strategic Planning Focus Groups, During the months of January and February, Dr. Foose has assigned a team of HCPSS staff to invite all school system stakeholders, including parents, staff, students and community members, to participate in focus groups that are centered around seven important areas:

  • Teaching & Learning
  • Safe & Nurturing Environment
  • Communication
  • Family & Community Partnerships
  • Technology
  • Business & Organizational Practices
  • Staffing & Leadership Development

Once input has been gathered, a Strategic Planning Committee will identify common themes and develop a structure for the plan. The Committee will be comprised of a core team and seven focus teams charged with analyzing and synthesizing the data within each of the seven focus areas identified above. This structure provides for more than 100 staff members to be involved in the analysis of community input and direct development of the plan. The core team will integrate the work of each focus team into a comprehensive, coordinated strategic plan.

Focus Group - Dates & Times

  • Wed., Jan. 23, 4-6 p.m., Centennial HS
  • Wed., Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m., Centennial HS
  • Mon., Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m., Howard HS
  • Mon., Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m., Howard HS
  • Fri., Feb. 1, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Central Office

Additional Information


January 8, 2013 (#2012-106)

Lime Kiln Middle School Student Experiment To Fly On International Space Station

A science experiment designed by Lime Kiln Middle School students has been selected to fly on the International Space Station. The project, titled The Effect of Microgravity on Chryseobacterium Aquaticum Growth, is one of just 17 selected among 1,466 proposals submitted nationally for astronauts to conduct during a six-week period this spring.

Lime Kiln eighth graders Gregory Nelson and Josh Choi served as principal investigators for the project design, with Sophia Novacic and Ryan Olsen serving as co-investigators. Science teachers Ella Jordan and Lauren Landerman served as teacher facilitators.

In the fall, eighth grade science students at Hammond, Lime Kiln and Wilde Lake middle schools competed for a chance to fly an experiment on the International Space Station. A $20 thousand grant from the Maryland Space Grant Consortium enabled HCPSS participation in the project, part of the national Student Space Flight Experiments Program (SSEP).

Students began learning about forces and motion in science classes in mid-September, then broke into teams to design research proposals for microgravity experiments. In November, a committee of educators and science and engineering professionals selected one proposal from each school to submit to a national selection committee, which made the final selection for the space flight.

Wilde Lake Middle School's project proposal, Copepod Growth in Microgravity, was named an Honorable Mention Finalist. The project was designed by Cyrus Jenkins and Calvin Kuang with support from teacher facilitators Damisha Drakes and Douglas Spicher. Hammond Middle School's Zinc-Insulin Crystals in Microgravity, also named an Honorable Mention Finalist, was developed by Victoria Airapetian, Alicia Borges, and Alex Sadzewicz, with support from science teacher Christopher Doody.

The project is part of the national Student Space Flight Experiments Program (SSEP; http://ssep.ncesse.org new webpage icon), spear headed by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in partnership with NanoRacks, LLC. NCESSE is a non-profit organization that inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers by engaging their natural human impulse to be curious and explore. NanoRacks LLC, works in partnership with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.


January 7, 2013 (#2012-105)

BOE To Hold Retreat

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a Retreat at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013, in the Board Room, at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.


January 7, 2013 (#2012-104)

All Howard County Public Schools Receive National Health Award

All 73 Howard County public schools have been awarded the HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) Bronze level of distinction by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The award recognizes outstanding practices in school nutrition programs, physical education and physical activity. Howard County is the only school system in Maryland to earn this distinction for every one of its schools, and is one of just four Maryland systems with schools honored.

Sponsored by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the HUSSC is a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. It supports First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign by recognizing schools that promote nutrition and physical activity to create a healthier school environment.

Each school will receive a plaque and banner. The school names are posted on the HUSSC website at http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/HealthierUS/awardwinners.html new webpage icon.


January 4, 2013 (#2012-103)

BOE To Hold Regular Meeting

The Howard County Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in the Board Room at the Department of Education new webpage icon, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City.

Both the afternoon and the evening session, which convenes at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a "Public Forum," when members of the public may address the Board on any topic other than those for which a formal public hearing process exists. Advanced sign up is preferred.To sign up to speak at Public Forum, contact the Board's office at 410-313-7194.

Individuals who would like to request a sign language interpreter for any meeting of the Board of Education may contact Colleen Rice, Interpreter Scheduler, at 410-313-7046. A two week advanced notice is preferred.


January 3, 2013 (#2012-102)

Superintendent Presents Operating Budget - Fiscal Year 2014 Request Totals $721.1 Million

Superintendent Renee A. Foose unveiled her proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 this evening during a special presentation to the Board of Education.

Child writing on chalkboard

"I am committed to giving teachers the resources they need, so that their time can be spent in the classroom helping every student achieve," Foose stated. "My promise to this community is that we are putting children first. If additional cuts are needed as the federal and state revenue streams become more clear, the very last place that we will take cuts is from the classroom."

The budget totals $721.1 million, representing an increase of 2.5 percent over the approved fiscal year 2013 budget. Of the total, $489.4 million is requested from the county, representing an increase of 1.5%.  Increase includes:

  • $4.4 million to accommodate an expected enrollment increase of 550 students.
  • $2.2 million for renovations and new schools, including a new elementary school to open fall 2013, and a   middle school to open the following year.
  • Program enhancements totaling $1.2 million, including an improved academic assessment system, a world language teacher, a dietician, and four new community liaisons.
  • A mandatory increase in the cost of employee health benefits totaling $15.5million.
  • A total of $10.1 million in reductions were identified to offset the budget increase, including:
  • A 10 percent, across the board cut to supply budgets, with the significant exception of supply monies allocated to schools.
  • The elimination of 12 positions left unfilled after attrition.
  • An $872,500 decrease in the transportation budget, reflecting efficiencies that more than offset an increase in costs.

Foose explained that the FY14 budget proposal comes at a time of transition for the school system. While implementing the Common Core curriculum, the system is preparing to roll out a new teacher and principal evaluation framework, and is investing in research and technology to ensure alignment of the pre-K through Grade 12 curricular and assessment programs with college and career readiness. Also underway is an ongoing evaluation of programs, initiatives and practices to ensure that investments in these areas yield the desired outcomes.

Foose also noted the impact of a challenging economic climate on the budget proposal. The school system depends on federal, state and local revenues, with 67.9% representing county resources, 30.5% from the state,and 1.6% from other sources. Local revenues directly reflect the health of the local economy, but Howard County, like the nation at large, has not recovered from the recession. The ongoing budget turmoil at the federal level, and tax increases for most Americans, further chills the prospects for economic recovery and has had a domino effect on funding decisions at the state and local levels.

Foose stressed that meeting these challenges, especially given the austere budget climate, requires channeling all budget funds to support the instructional process. Of each budget dollar, 80 cents is allocated directly to fund school staff and teaching materials; 5 cents to transportation, and 11 cents for facility operation and maintenance. Central Office administration and support accounts for just 4 cents per budget dollar – representing the second lowest overhead level among school systems throughout Maryland.

The superintendent expressed confidence in the school system's tremendous potential, emphasizing that new technologies, communication tools, and educational resources open exciting possibilities for the next generation of teaching and learning. But the system also faces unprecedented challenges resulting from exponential growth in recent years in the number and proportion of students impacted by poverty.

The Board will hold a public hearing on the budget on Thursday, January 31, beginning at 7:00 p.m., followed by public work sessions on February 5, February 7, February 12 and February 19.

The Board will approve both the FY14 operating and capital budget requests, and the FY15-19 Capital Improvement Program, at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21.


January 3, 2013 (#2012-101)

Howard County Teachers To Model Science Instruction For Korean Visitors

The Howard County Public School System welcomes a delegation of 68 science teachers who are now visiting our elementary, middle and high school classrooms to study best practices in STEM innovation. These teachers were selected to represent their school districts through a rigorous application process. The delegation includes teachers of elementary schools as well as secondary Earth Science, Biology and Chemistry teachers.

This is the second year in which a Korean delegation has studied our school system. This delegation, which arrived on December 28, 2012, began their professional development at the Howard County Conservancy on January 2, with presentations from both the elementary and secondary science offices. On January 3, they attended a presentation from Dr. Janice Koch, Professor Emeritus at Hofstra University on Inquiry and the Nature of Science. They will visit schools on January 9,10, and 11. During these school visits, they will be paired with job-alike teachers to share best practices and learn from one another.

"This is a wonderful professional learning opportunity for teachers to engage in an international exchange of ideas," stated HCPSS Director of Professional and Organizational Development, Juliann Dibble.

There will be a reception on Monday, January 7, at the Sheraton in Columbia at 6 p.m. All the hosting teachers and their respective principals have been invited as well as other guests.


January 2, 2013 (#2012-100)

HCPSS Partners With HCC Children's Learning Center

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the Children's Learning Center at Howard Community College to implement a new Preschool for All program which supports expanded access to low-cost, high quality preschool education meeting 10 quality benchmarks set by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The partnership will be formalized with an official signing at the Waterside Restaurant in the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel on Thursday, January 3.

The collaboration is the school system's second public-private partnership between a local school system and community-based provider and funded by the Judith P. Hoyer Early Child Care and Education Enhancement Grant for Preschool Services. The services provided will include parent workshops to support school readiness skills, access to extended day care for eligible participants, and vision and hearing screening for 4-year olds, offered in coordination with the Howard County Health Department.

"The vision at both the state and county level is to provide preschool services for all four-year-olds," notes Lisa Davis, Coordinator of the Office of Early Childhood Programs for the school system. "We are pleased to partner with the Children's Learning Center at Howard Community College because it expands the number of children being served by a high quality program."

On Thursday at 8:30 a.m., Kathleen B. Hetherington, President, Howard Community College and Kimberly Pins, Director of the Children's Learning Center, will join Sandra H. French and Ellen Flynn Giles, members, Howard County Board of Education; Linda Wise, Deputy Superintendent; and other representatives to sign the formal partnership agreement.

Howard Community College (HCC) is a publicly funded two-year community college serving the educational needs of the citizens and employers in Howard County, Maryland since 1970. The Children's Learning Center is an educational program serving HCC college students and employees as well as the local community.

The HCPSS Partnerships Office (www.hcpss.org/aboutus/partnership) unites businesses and community organizations with schools to enhance the educational experience. Partnerships benefit schools, businesses, and the entire community by leveraging the resources of all participants. Partners may commit human or financial resources or other support.

 


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