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News Highlights

A close-up of a young female student working through a written test.

Supporting Students with Dyslexia

Students, families, staff and community members are invited to complete an interest form for participation in new community workgroups that will support students with dyslexia.

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Staff dancing at a previous Strutting With the Staff event.

Strutting With the Staff, March 27

The public is invited to the annual Bright Minds Foundation dance competition to benefit programs supporting HCPSS students. Teams from nine schools and offices will participate.

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G/T staff being recognized by the Board of Education.

G/T Education Award Recipients Recognized

Staff and students were recognized at a February Board of Education meeting for receiving awards from the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education and the Maryland State Department of Education Gifted and Talented Office.

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Our Organization

  • Board of Education

    The Board provides leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement
  • Superintendent

    Dr. Michael J. Martirano considers himself a teacher first and foremost, and believes children must be at the center of all decision-making
  • Central Office Staff Directory

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Knowing A Child Well

If we take care of our children and their well-being, and nurture and believe in them, academic achievement will take care of itself. We must understand our children first, because in order to teach a child well you must know a child well.
Dr. Michael Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent