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    Learn about the Board’s vote to revise school attendance areas for the 2020-2021 school year
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News Highlights

Representatives from MSDE, HCPSS, MVMS, and Annapolis hold a Blue Ribbon Banner.

Mount View Middle School Recognized as 2019-20 Maryland Blue Ribbon School

The Maryland State Department of Education has named Mount View Middle School as one of only six State Blue Ribbon award winners for 2019-20, recognizing and honoring the school’s high performance and/or significant improvement in academic achievement as measured by state assessments.

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Maxwell Lu.

Two Glenelg HS Students Win International Music Awards

Sihyun Jennifer Park is a first prize winner in the strings category of the Golden Classical Music Awards, and Maxwell Lu is a winner in the Sounds of Children’s Rights international composition contest.

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Three women signing a document.

ReEmerge Partners with CTE Teachers to Prepare Students for the Workplace

ReEmerge representatives will provide professional development for HCPSS Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers to support student instruction on career exploration, resume development and interview preparation.

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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