Diane Curry Encourages a Love of Reading at River Hill HS
“I always read. In every picture of me as a kid, I had a book in my hand,” Diane Curry said. Curry has taken that passion and turned it into an impressive career of encouraging the next generation of book lovers—she’s now enjoying her 21st year in the River Hill High School English department. She’s also the lead teacher in coordinating the school’s growing JumpStart program, a dual enrollment program with Howard Community College (HCC).
In its first year of implementation, Talk With Me • Howard County staff and volunteers have spread the word about the brain-building power of positive early interactions to more than 300 parents and almost 100 childcare providers, agency staff and community members in Howard County.
The public is invited to view hundreds of artworks by HCPSS grade K-12 students, inspired by the theme, Food for Thought: Breaking Bread, Building Community. A free public reception will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 5-7 p.m.
All middle and high school students are invited to learn how you can engage and make an impact at both the county and school levels at the monthly meeting of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC).
The community is invited to attend performances by the HCPSS Elementary Honor and Elementary Gifted and Talented bands.
Summer Program Registration Requests Open Through March 16
Online enrollment requests may be submitted through HCPSS Connect Synergy. Additional information regarding how payments can be made and what courses are no longer enrolling students are available through the Summer School Programs webpage.
Public Hearing on School Activity Funds Policy: Time Change
The Board will hold a public hearing on Policy 4030: School Activity Funds during the Thursday, March 12 Board meeting, which begins at 3 p.m. Learn how you can provide testimony.
Restorative Justice in Education Conversation
The community is invited to attend a conversation and book signing on Monday, March 23 with Kathy Evans, who co-authored “The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education.”
Recruitment Event for Teachers of Color
During this full-day event on Tuesday, March 24, participants will learn about teaching positions in HCPSS, discover how HCPSS supports and develops educators, tour some schools and start the application process.
For continued updates from HCPSS Superintendent Michael J. Martirano on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, visit the school system’s Coronavirus webpage.
Please visit the HCPSS website Community News and Programs page for upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.