HCPSS News 12/5/19

Thu, 12/05/2019 - 7:08pm
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Parents Prepare for Leadership Roles

The 19th cohort of the International Parent Leadership Program recently graduated 32 parents from the six-week program that helps international parents understand the framework of the U.S. educational system and aspects specific to HCPSS.

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Class of 2020 Graduation Window

HCPSS has confirmed the window for the 2020 high school graduations as Monday, May 18-Thursday, May 28, 2020.

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MSDE Releases 2018-2019 School Report Cards

As part of the requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the Maryland State Department of Education released its 2018-2019 School Report Cards, containing data about all HCPSS schools.

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Two HCPSS Staff Receive Educator of Blind Children Awards

Kim Durkan, Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired, and Hattie Simmons, Program Head for Vision Services, were recently honored by the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland.

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Two Glenelg HS Students Win International Music Awards

Sihyun Jennifer Park is a first prize winner in the strings category of the Golden Classical Music Awards, and Maxwell Lu is a winner in the Sounds of Children’s Rights international composition contest.

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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.

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Computer Science Education Week


Howard County students will join tens of millions of students worldwide to engage in computer science and coding activities during Computer Science Education Week, December 9-13, 2019.


Community Advisory Council Meeting


Wednesday, December 11, 7 p.m., Department of Education Board Room B

The agenda includes an overview of the HCPSS budgeting processes, presented by Daniel Lubeley, Acting Director of Capital Planning and Construction. Questions may be submitted in advance to cac.hocoboe@gmail.com.


Get Involved in Student Leadership and Service


Wednesday, December 11, 7 p.m., Homewood Center Cafeteria

Board of Education members and other elected representatives will discuss how students can effectively present their ideas and concerns at the local and state level. All middle and high school students are invited to participate in the monthly meetings of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC).


Schools, Offices to Close for Special Primary Election


Tuesday, February 4, 2020

All Howard County Public School System schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, due to the special primary election to fill the 7th congressional district seat vacated following the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings.





Recruitment Event: Special Education Meet and Greet


On December 9, learn about the wide range of opportunities to become a special education teacher or related service provider at HCPSS.


Career Academies Information Session


Attendees to this information session on December 10 will learn how the CTE Career Academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships and industry certifications, and participate in worksite and mentorship experiences.


Call for Members: Science Advisory Committee


Applications will be accepted through Friday, December 13.


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.