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Howard County Public School System News

January 22, 2020

Dr. Martirano speaking at the 2020 State of HCPSS.

Superintendent Presents 2020 State of HCPSS

On January 16, Superintendent Michael J. Martirano presented the State of the Howard County Public School System at an event hosted by Bright Minds Foundation, HCPSS’ educational foundation, which supports students and schools.

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HCPSS Named a 2020 Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes

For a second year in a row, HCPSS was named one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 by Forbes magazine. HCPSS is No. 168 overall on the national list of 500 employers.

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Nominations Open for Friends of Education Award

The award, established by the Howard County Board of Education, recognizes individuals, businesses, non-profit groups, organizations or associations who have made exemplary contributions to Howard County public education. The nomination deadline is Monday, February 24.

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Public Hearing: Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2021 Operating Budget


Tuesday, January 28, 7 p.m., Board of Education

The Board will hold a second public hearing on the proposed budget. Learn how you can provide testimony.


Summer Programs Registration


Begins Saturday, February 1

On-site and online enrollment requests for summer programs will begin for: BSAP Summer Institute; Gifted and Talented Summer Institutes for Talent Development; and Innovative Pathways High School.


Howard County School Health Council General Meeting


Wednesday, February 5, 4-6 p.m., Howard County Library System Elkridge Branch, Belmont Meeting Room

General Council meetings, open to the public, are held every other month to review various health, safety and wellness policies and programs, make recommendations, and provide input.


Volunteer at the Science Olympiad


Saturday, March 7, Mt. Hebron High School

Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, registration, event judging and in other roles at the 2nd Annual Eastern Regional Science Olympiad competition.




2020-2021 Orientations


Students who will attend a new school for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to an orientation to meet school administrators and learn more about the school. Please check with the school prior to the event to confirm.


Community Academy: Social Media Awareness


Parents and students in grades 4-12 are invited to an engaging and informative workshop on social media on Saturday, January 25, cosponsored by HCPSS and The Council of Elders.


SMOB Applications Open


Interested in serving as the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2020-2021 school year? Complete the application by 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 6.