HCPSS News, 5/8/19

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 7:00pm
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Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 5-11

HCPSS joins communities across the country in observing Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Learn more about staff and community roles that provide supports to students, and read highlights on how HCPSS schools nurture student social-emotional well-being.



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HCPSS Teacher of the Year Sylvia Hennessie sitting in her new car.

Teacher of the Year Surprised with New Apple Ford Car

HCPSS Teacher of the Year Sylvia Hennessie recently received the keys to a new Ford EcoSport as part of the launch of a new partnership between HCPSS and Apple Ford, which provides recognition for staff and exposes students to industry insights.

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New SMOB Elected

Reservoir High School junior Allison Alston was elected as the 2019–2020 Student Member of the Board of Education. She will be sworn in during the July 11 Board meeting.


2019 Senior Class Teachers of the Year

The graduating class of each high school selects one teacher as its Teacher of the Year.

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Student Mental Health Forum


Thursday, May 16, 7-8:30 p.m., Department of Education

All middle and high school students are invited to discover stress relieving strategies, learn about resources and supports in school, and more at this student-led session sponsored by the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) and hosted by Student Member of the Board Ambika Siddabathula.


Academic Calendar Planning Committee Members Needed


Submit a statement of interest by Friday, May 17

HCPSS invites citizens to take an active role in developing the 2020–2021 Academic Calendar as members of the Calendar Planning Committee. Learn more and submit a statement of interest.


High School Final Exams


Tuesday, June 18-Friday, June 21

The HCPSS high school final exam schedule has been posted.





Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey


Parents of students receiving special education services are encouraged to complete the survey by May 17.