HCPSS News 12/18/19

Thu, 12/19/2019 - 7:13pm
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Recap: Hour of Code

HCPSS students joined in the global Hour of Code movement, learning more about computer science programs and engaging in coding activities.

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Nominate an Outstanding Principal or Teacher

Nominations for the HCPSS 2020 Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards are due no later than Monday, January 6, 2020.

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Happy Holidays from HCPSS

Schools will be closed December 23–January 1, and school will resume on January 2, 2020. HCPSS offices will be closed December 23–25 and December 30–January 1. From everyone at HCPSS, have a happy and safe holiday season.




Seventh Grade Art Showcase


Ongoing through Friday, January 31, Department of Education

The public is invited to view visual artworks by Grade 7 students on display in the Department of Education gallery.


Get Involved in Student Leadership and Service


Wednesday, January 8, 7 p.m., Homewood Center Cafeteria

Start the new year with a renewed focus on leadership and volunteering. All middle and high school students are invited to participate in the monthly meetings of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC).


Community Advisory Council Meeting


Wednesday, January 8, 7 p.m., Department of Education Board Room

The agenda includes Starting School Later, presented by Colonel Brian Robertson, Chief of the Sleep Disorder Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. CAC meetings are open to the public.


BSAP Spring Saturday Math Academy Registration Opens


Saturday, January 11

Certified teachers offer instruction and enrichment in all levels of mathematics to a diverse student population through the academy, offered Saturdays, February 1–March 14. Online and walk-in registration will be available on registration day.


Join Board Members for Coffee and Conversation


Saturday, January 11, 9:30–11:00 a.m., Phelps Luck ES

The public is invited to meet informally with Board of Education members for coffee and conversation on a variety of topics.


The State of the School System


Thursday, January 16, 7:30–9:30 a.m.,The Meeting House

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.




Innovative Pathways Evening School Spring Courses


Current high school students can register for spring Blended Courses until Friday, January 10, 2020. Blended courses are 12 weeks, from Tuesday, January 28 and ending Wednesday, April 22, with options in Lifetime Fitness, Health, Foundations of Technology and Exploring Computer Science Honors.