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HCPSS Free Meal Program to Continue Through August 14

HCPSS will continue offering free meals this summer, July 1-August 14.

There will be no meal service Friday, July 3. Extra meals will be given Thursday, July 2 at school-based locations only.

Meals will still be distributed weekdays from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Participants will be given two meals, breakfast and lunch, for that day. Friday distributions at school-based locations only will include meals to sustain children through the weekend.


Summer 2020

Students can stay connected this summer in several ways, including participating in our meal program, summer enrichment activities, reading lists and more!


Planning for 2020-2021

HCPSS is leading a process to detail multiple solutions for the 2020-2021 school year in order to provide for all students’ academic needs and ensure appropriate supports. Solutions will be guided by state and stakeholder input, and will be progressively refined as the situation evolves.


Guest Voices: Giving Visibility to the LGBTQ+ Community

Hammond High School Library Media Specialist and Video Production teacher Danielle DePuis writes about the successes of the inaugural HoCo Rainbow Conference and Rainbow Vision Literary Magazine, which she led to fruition.


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HCPSS Recognized as a 2020 Best Community for Music Education

For the fifth consecutive year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation recognized HCPSS as one of the 2020 Best Communities for Music Education Districts. Designations are made to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education.

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HCPSS Environmental Educator at Howard County Conservancy Wins U.S. EPA Award

Ann Strozyk, HCPSS environmental educator at the Howard County Conservancy, was recently recognized as the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators winner for Region 3. Strozyk is one of only seven winners of this national award, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

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