HCPSS News 12/11/19

Wed, 12/11/2019 - 7:02pm
Clara Hendrick meets with two male students.

Connecting with Students “Who Need a Little Extra”

Meet Clara Hendrick, alternative education paraeducator at Laurel Woods Elementary School, through this Staff Focus profile.

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Mount View MS Named Maryland Blue Ribbon School

The Maryland State Department of Education selected Mount View Middle School as one of only six State Blue Ribbon award winners for 2019-20. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a state and national program that recognizes and honors schools that exhibit high performance and/or significant improvement in academic achievement as measured by Maryland assessments.

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HCPSS Students Outpace State Peers on SAT and ACT

HCPSS students continue to outperform their peers across the state and nation in performance on the SAT and ACT, two widely accepted measures of college readiness.

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HCPSS Sweeps Top TEEAM Awards

Mt. Hebron High School’s Project Lead the Way engineering academy was named as the high school program program of excellence and Glenelg High School’s Project Lead the Way teacher Raymond Gerstner as the high school teacher of excellence, both from the Technology & Engineering Educators Association of Maryland.

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The State of the School System

On January 16, Superintendent Michael J. Martirano will provide an overview of HCPSS progress and challenges and share his priorities. Sponsored by Bright Minds, the foundation supporting HCPSS students and schools. Registration is $30 and includes breakfast.

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Proposed HCPSS Instructional Materials on Display


Wednesday, December 18, 2019-Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Instructional materials recommended for the first time will be on display and available for review in the lobby of the Department of Education and at multiple Howard County Library System locations.


Call for Citizen Member: Policy 8090 Non-School-Hour Curricular Programs


Applications Due by Thursday, December 19

Citizens interested in participating on the policy revision committee may submit a statement of interest online and may contact HCPSS policy staff at policy@hcpss.org or 410-313-8954 with any questions.


Presentation of FY 2021 Budget Proposal Rescheduled


Thursday, January 9, Department of Education Board Room

Dr. Martirano will present his FY 2021 Operating Budget Proposal during the January 9, 2021 Board of Education meeting.




2020-21 School Placements and Redistricting Exemptions


View your child(ren)’s school assignment for next year and, if applicable, begin the exemption process, via HCPSS Connect. Be sure to do this for each child as options may be different based on the exemption status.