HCPSS News, 4/24/19

Sat, 04/27/2019 - 8:45pm
Black Violin working with a student.

Long Reach, Oakland Mills Students Participate in Hip-Hop String Workshop

The students got the chance to interact with internationally touring Black Violin, a viola/violin duo that plays classical strings over produced beats.

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Hanover Hills student Joshitha Sriperambudur and Principal Troy Todd.

Choose Civility Poster Contest Winners Recognized

Each winning student created an original poster illustrating the Choose Civility theme, “We Are All Welcome Here.” Grand prize winner Joshitha Sriperambudur is a fourth grader at Hanover Hills Elementary School.

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Debbie Engles being honored by the BOE Chair and the Deputy Superintendent.

BOE Honors Debbie Engle with 2019 Friends of Education Award

The Howard County Board of Education recognized Debbie Engle for advocating for the achievement and well-being of all HCPSS students, and for volunteering with the school system for more than 15 years.

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Howard County Students Excel at 2019 Regional MESA/STEM Day Competition

First place winners will represent Howard County at the Maryland Statewide MESA competition on Saturday, May 18.

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HCEA Awarded NEA Grant to Help Build a Restorative Culture at HCPSS

The three-year, $438,720 grant will support implementation of restorative practices by providing comprehensive training to educators, community members and administrators.

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Improv Comedy Showcase


Friday, April 26, 7 p.m., Centennial High School

Enjoy a night of improvisational comedy featuring students from each HCPSS high school. Tickets are $5.


Employee Chorus Spring Concert


Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m., River Hill High School

The public is invited to attend the HCPSS Employee Chorus Annual Spring Concert. Admission is free


Spring Concerts


May 2019, Multiple Locations

The public is invited to the Sinfonia, G/T Orchestras and Jazz Ensemble spring concerts. View the schedule.


Dyslexia Support Workgroup


Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m., Applications and Research Laboratory (ARL)

Families, students and staff are invited to the kickoff meeting for a new workgroup supporting students with dyslexia.


College Signing Day and Career Fair


Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Oakland Mills High School

Graduating seniors and their parents can participate in workshops on financial aid and navigating the first year after high school, a pep rally and more. Sponsored by the BSAP program and Howard County Branch NAACP.


Public Hearing on Policy Revisions


Thursday, May 9, 7 p.m., Department of Education

The Board will hold a public hearing on Policy 10000, Parent, Family, and Community Involvement. Learn how you can provide testimony.


Spring Transition Fair


Monday, May 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., County Diagnostic Center (Old Cedar Lane Building)

Parents of students with severe disabilities are invited to learn about transition options available to young adults planning for life after graduation





State of Early Childhood in Howard County


This free event on Wednesday, May 1 will discuss local initiatives that support early childhood development and school readiness efforts.


Night of Honor


The 2019 Night of Honor will recognize outstanding HCPSS staff and alumni on Tuesday, May 7. Tickets are $15.