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Outdoor Activities Canceled June 7-8

Due to the poor air quality alert issued by NOAA and the EPA, all outdoor activities in the Howard County Public School System, including those planned for after school, have been canceled, effective immediately, through Thursday, June 8. HCPSS has directed schools to move all activities indoors, if possible, or reschedule/cancel. Schools will communicate that information to families as soon as possible. All community-sponsored programs on HCPSS outdoor facilities also are canceled. Additional information will be provided as available.

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News Highlights

graphic stating HCPSS Class of 2023! Alternating images of graduation caps and HCPSS logo

Congratulations HCPSS Class of 2023!

Graduation ceremonies are available for viewing online and will be rebroadcast in Howard County on Comcast 95 and Verizon 42. Photos from each ceremony will be available online as soon as possible.

Watch a ceremony and view photos →

A group of MRHS students standing outside the school

Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future

The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future was passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2021 to transform public education in the state into a world-class education system over the course of the next 10 years. HCPSS staff are extensively planning how the school system will meet these goals in a manner that is programmatically appropriate and fiscally responsible.

Learn more about HCPSS’ implementation of the Blueprint →

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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