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Congratulations Mount View Middle School!

The U.S. Department of Education recently recognized Mount View Middle School as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School. Mount View was selected for the Exemplary High Performing Schools category. The school also received a five out of five star rating from the most recent Maryland State Department of Education School Report Card


2020-2021 School Year

The HCPSS website has helpful information for parents/guardians, students and staff, including translated documents, student meals, technology devices, Google Meet expectations and more!

2020-2021 1st Semester Early Dismissal Schedules


Student Meals

Meals will be provided at no cost to all students any weekday school is in session through the 2020-2021 school year, at all schools, except Burleigh Manor MS and Hammond HS due to construction.

All daily meals will include breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack, and can be picked up at either meal time. Weekend meals also are available. Meals may be pre-ordered for pickup on Mondays or Thursdays only.

Guidelines for Meal Pickup by Designees


HCPSS Initiates School Resource Officer Program Review

Superintendent Michael J. Martirano in September presented “School Resource Officers in Schools” and initiated the first step in a highly-anticipated, extended conversation about the roles, purpose and outcomes of School Resource Officers (SROs) in Howard County schools, which will involve all school system stakeholders.


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Students Shine at FBLA National Competition

HCPSS students in the Maryland Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) delegation brought home nine medals from the National Leadership Online Experience this summer. Students represented Marriotts Ridge, Mt. Hebron and River Hill high schools, as well as the Applications and Research Laboratory.

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School Nurses Earn National Board Certifications

Fourteen HCPSS school nurses recently earned their National Board Certification for School Nurses, bringing the total in Howard County schools to 32. To earn this certification, a nurse must demonstrate a high level of education, clinical practice experience and knowledge.

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Guest Voices: Helping Teachers Become the Best Teachers They Can Be

In a recent Guest Voices feature, Lisbon ES teacher and National Board Certification Professional Learning Facilitator Sara Hancock discusses helping teachers become National Board certified, an achievement that defines and recognizes accomplished teaching. Read more about Ms. Hancock and her desire to help empower HCPSS teachers as they become leaders in education.

HCPSS Staff Focus articles →