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  • 11/21: Conferences. Schools closed for students.
  • 11/22-23: Schools and offices closed.

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News Highlights

Creating Equitable Opportunities as a School Social Worker

Social Worker Holly Flanagan details her work with students and their families, and what is being done to address student needs.

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Response to Hateful Incidents in Ellicott City

Superintendent Michael Martirano responded to flyers found in Ellicott City with a message of support, and resources for parents to talk to their children.

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CHS, HoHS Overcrowding Options Family Nights

Parents/guardians of rising 9-12th graders at Centennial and Howard high schools are invited to attend an information session on possible options to reduce overcrowding at those schools. Sessions will be held November 26 and 27, and December 4.

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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