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Close Up Of A Line Of High School Students Using Mobile Phones

Student Use of Technology and Social Media

The use of technology and social media has become an integrated part of our daily lives and these tools have many benefits related to productivity, connectedness, and communication. While we can embrace technology and social media for many of its positive attributes, the use of certain platforms can present challenges, especially when it comes to children.

At HCPSS, we have and will continue to remind students of the importance of appropriate use of technology, and ask families to do the same at home.

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2022-2023 School Year

Details and information related to the current 2022-2023 school year are available online, including:


Redistricting for the 2023-2024 School Year

Superintendent Martirano on Sept. 1 presented to the Board his redistricting recommendations for the 2023-2024 school year. The Board will hold public hearings and work sessions on the proposal before making a decision in November.

There is NO IMPACT OR CHANGE for the 2022-2023 school year.


Class of 2022

Archived videos of graduation ceremonies are available on the HCPSS website, and will remain available for the foreseeable future on the HCPSS YouTube channel. Additionally, photos from each ceremony are available for viewing and free download via the HCPSS Flickr.


New Talbott Springs Elementary School building.

Talbott Springs Community Celebrates Opening of New School

Hundreds of students, staff, families, community members and special guests attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month to celebrate the opening of the new TSES building, a culmination of many years of advocacy and efforts by Talbott Springs families, Principal Nancy Thompson, Howard County Public School System staff, and County and State partners.

Jeffrey Fink, Jorden Lim, and Jessica Palad.

HCPSS Names 2022 Principal and Teachers of the Year

HCPSS is proud to announce its 2022 awardees. Principal of the Year: Dr. Jeffrey Fink, Oakland Mills High School; Teachers of the Year: Jorden Lim, Long Reach High School and Jessica Palad, Pointers Run Elementary School

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