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Staff Focus: Trina Johnson, Paraeducator, Oakland Mills Middle School

February 13th, 2018

Oakland Mills Middle School paraeducator Trina Johnson uses her experience and passion to support teachers and staff, and to make connections with students to ensure their academic and social-emotional well-being.

3rd Grade Art Showcase, Through April 16, 2018

February 13th, 2018

Members of the public are invited to view the 3rd Grade Art Showcase, on display at the Howard County Department of Education now through April 16.

Firefighters Collaborate with HCPSS on “Adopt-A-School” Initiative

February 9th, 2018

The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS) and the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) will work collaboratively on the new “Adopt-a-School” program linking each Howard County elementary school with its neighborhood fire station.

Board of Education Legislative Committee to Meet, February 12, 2018

February 9th, 2018

The Board of Education’s Legislative Committee will meet at 3 p.m. on Monday, February 12. The meeting will take place in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Kindergarten, New First Grader Registration for 2018-2019 School Year, March 5-9, 2018

February 9th, 2018

Parents of children who will be five as of September 1, 2018 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration will take place Monday, March 5-Friday March 9 at your child’s school

Howard County Graduation Rates Continue to Outpace State Norm

February 9th, 2018

Graduation data for the Class of 2017 show Howard County public school students graduating at significantly higher rates than their peers across Maryland.

Update on Inclement Weather Make-Up Days for 2017-2018 School Year

February 8th, 2018

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Interim Superintendent Michael J. Martirano has announced a decision on the days to be used to make up for inclement weather school closings for the 2017–2018 school year.

Staff Focus: Maddy Halbach, Academy of Finance Instructor, Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL)

February 7th, 2018

Applications and Research Laboratory Academy of Finance Instructor Maddy Halbach helps high school students develop important financial skills and literacy to prepare them for college, careers and life.

Howard County Public School System Names 2018 Principal and Teacher of the Year

February 6th, 2018

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has named Hammond Elementary School Principal Kimberlyn Pratesi 2018 Principal of the Year and Lime Kiln Middle School Teacher Elizabeth Waltman 2018 Teacher of the Year.

Staff Focus: Julia Allan, Kindergarten Teacher, Northfield Elementary School

January 30th, 2018

Northfield Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Julia Allan has returned to her own Kindergarten classroom to fulfill her dream of teaching in Howard County.