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“Inside HCPSS”

With a new podcast titled “Inside HCPSS,” school system Superintendent Dr. Michael Martirano engages in conversations with students and staff on varying topics of interest. The podcast is available on the HCPSS website and in various podcast platforms.

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2022-2023 School Year

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


HCPSS FY24 Operating Budget

The budget process is currently ongoing. On Feb. 16, the Board of Education unanimously adopted its FY 2024 Operating and Capital Budget requests, which now will be sent to the Howard County Executive for his approval.


Blessings in a Backpack Provides Weekend Food for THES Students

Thunder Hill Elementary School has partnered with Blessings in a Backpack and the Howard County Sheriff’s Office to provide free non-perishable weekend snack foods for 125 students every Friday during the school year.


Abisola Ayoola.

Student Member Works to Increase Engagement and Improve Experience

Abisola Ayoola has been hard at work since she became the Student Member of the Board last year, making great strides to inform and engage students. Ayoola will continue to work this year to improve student experiences and be sure all students have a voice in the issues that are most important to them.

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Students Aim to Make a Difference in Their Community

Student representatives from every HCPSS high school recently had the opportunity to meet with HCPSS leaders and Board of Education members. The event aimed to bridge a gap between students and adults and provide a means for students to communicate issues of importance.

Mail room assistant Darius Martin distributing envelopes to staff.

Staff Focus: Darius Martin, Mail Room Assistant

Darius Martin, is known not just for the integral role he plays in processing and delivering mail at HCPSS’ Central Office, but also for the positive attitude and enthusiasm he brings to the job.

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