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Howard County High School Students to Compete at 2017 Junior Achievement National Student Leader Summit

June 5th, 2017

A group of Howard County high school students, who ran a company as part of the Junior Achievement (JA) Rising Women entrepreneurship program, will compete with teen entrepreneurs from across the United States at the 2017 JA National Student Leader Summit (NSLS) in Washington, D.C. on June 19–21.

Summer 2017 – Keep Reading Alive!

June 5th, 2017

Help avoid the summer slide with these great summer reading and learning programs. Summer Reading Lists As part of the A+ Partnership with the Howard County Library System, summer reading lists developed by HCPSS library media specialists and Howard County Library System Children’s Instruction and Research staff are available for students in all grade levels. […]

HCPSS Saves Over a Quarter-Million Dollars Sharing Resources

June 5th, 2017

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has saved an estimated $260,000 in total item purchases through School Swap, an initiative that enables the school system to better utilize existing resources and focus more on the classroom.

BGE Provides Opportunities for Real-World Science Research at Wilde Lake Middle School

June 2nd, 2017

Wilde Lake Middle School (WLMS) is partnering with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) to help students learn about energy and its impact on the environment. The partnership will be formalized with an official partnership signing on Monday, June 5, at Wilde Lake Middle School, 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia.

HCPSS Implements Higher Standards for Language Proficiency to Prepare English Learners for Success Beyond High School

June 2nd, 2017

The Howard County Public Schools System (HCPSS) is raising the bar for language proficiency of students in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.

Special Olympics Chairman Joins Cedar Lane School Athletes for Challenge Day 2017

May 31st, 2017

On Friday, June 2, Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver will join Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Acting Superintendent Michael J. Martirano and representatives from the Cedar Lane School, Special Olympics Howard County and the Howard County Police Department for the 2017 Challenge Day.

Kevin Lee, Pupil Personnel Worker, Oakland Mills Middle School and Oakland Mills High School

May 31st, 2017

Lee realized his calling was to help students and families in need. Now he is out front removing barriers, so student can come ready to succeed in classrooms.

Howard County School Team Wins First Place Honors in State-level MESA Competition

May 30th, 2017

A team from Patapsco Middle School recently earned first place in the state-level Maryland State Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) competitions.

Dr. Michael J. Martirano’s Public Schedule for the Week of May 29-June 4, 2017

May 26th, 2017

Events include three high school graduations and a partnership signing ceremony with Special Olympics Howard County at the Cedar Lane School Challenge Day.

Board Adopts FY2018 Operating and Capital Budgets

May 25th, 2017

The Howard County Board of Education today adopted its Operating Budget for the 2017–2018 school year (FY2018). The budget totals $819.1 million, or approximately $2.9 million above Maintenance of Effort, which is the minimum level of funding required by state law.