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2021-2022 Health & Safety Efforts

The 2021-2022 school year sees a full return to in-person learning, with the exception of K-6 students enrolled in the Digital Education Center.

The health and safety of all students and staff is of the utmost concern. Read more online for HCPSS efforts regarding health and safety measures for students, staff, families, schools and offices.


Nominations Open for HCPSS Principal and Teacher of the Year

Nominations are now open for the annual Howard County Public School System Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. All nominations are due no later than 4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. Submission information and full details can be found online.


Partnership Provides Free Bus Passes to Students

HCPSS has partnered with Howard County Government and the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland to provide free RTA bus passes to students throughout the school year and summer.


A MHHS football player reads to students at WAVES.

MHHS Football Players Team Up with WAVES to Inspire Success

Through a new initiative, Mt. Hebron High School football players are working with Waverly Elementary School students to provide academic support and mentorship. Their goal: to ease the transition back to normalized instruction and begin to build relationships that can benefit students in the classroom and beyond.

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HCPSS Students Named 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that 96 HCPSS students are semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Javion Hinmon stands inside a school bus.

Javion Hinmon, School Bus Driver, Registrar

In addition to bus runs at three schools, Javion Hinmon also works as a registrar and in Student Records Management. For him, bus driving is about building relationships with students and ensuring they know he is there for them. Read the latest HCPSS Staff Focus to learn more about Mr. Hinmon and all he does for HCPSS students.

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