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News Highlights

Pointers Run Elementary School students working on a conservation project.

HCPSS Renews 15-Year Partnership with Howard County Conservancy

The partnership gives students hands-on experience learning about the wonders of the natural world, land preservation, and responsible environmental stewardship, while complementing classroom learning.

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Vegetables in a salad bar.

Bright Minds Launches School Meals Funding Campaign to Support Families in Need

The HCPSS education foundation, Bright Minds Foundation, announced the launch of an initiative to raise funds to eliminate outstanding school lunch balances.

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Allied soccer student athletes on field.

Guest Voices: What Allied Sports Means to Me

Mt. Hebron HS student Emma Brand writes about her experiences with the Allied Sports program, which pairs high school students with and without disabilities.

Read her story →

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  • 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
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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